TEAM 100: Somerset 102/5 (33.2 ov, won the toss) v Middlesex D Elgar 44* (95) L Gregory 5* (9)
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/2/2017 1:04:18 PM
by David Hopps6/2/2017 1:03:51 PM
Yorkshire v Lancashire
Yorkshire are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Lancashire (W2 D3).
Yorkshire have lost back-to-back matches at Headingley; they haven’t lost three in succession there since 2011 however.
Lancashire head into this match having gone four outings without tasting defeat (W1 D3).
Gary Ballance (Yorkshire) has the highest average of any batsman this season (116.4).
by David Hopps6/2/2017 1:00:54 PM
JW funny old world...lol
by Dave Knibb6/2/2017 12:58:39 PM
TEAM 100: Hampshire 100/3 (33 ov, won the toss) v Warwickshire JHK Adams 22* (77) SM Ervine 50* (82)
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/2/2017 12:55:26 PM
INDIVIDUAL 50: SM Ervine 50* (82) Hampshire 99/3 (32.5 ov, won the toss) v Warwickshire
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/2/2017 12:54:41 PM
WICKET: Durham 28/1 (10.2 ov) v Northants SC Cook c Wakely b Kleinveldt 16 (30) Partnership: 28 (10.2 ov) RK Kleinveldt 5.2-2-8-1 KK Jennings 10* (32)
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/2/2017 12:54:29 PM
DK - how stupid must Notts feel letting him come back to us because they wouldn't give him as long a contract.....silly silly silly. Tho we let him go in his prime so dumb on our part too
by Joe Williams6/2/2017 12:50:08 PM
Jon Culley at Notts 68-2 v Derbyshire
Back out again here. Lunch taken so no overs lost. The 6ft 6ins McKerr is back on after seven overs in the morning session. Steven Mullaney, after his five-for in the last game, is 36 not out.
by jonculley6/2/2017 12:46:27 PM
TEAM 100: Sussex 102/1 (33.5 ov) v Worcs HZ Finch 60* (102) LWP Wells 16* (67)
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/2/2017 12:45:42 PM
He's always been such a whole hearted cricketer JW, he'll be sadly missed. What would you give to get a team full of passionate cricketers like Ryan Sidebottom?
by Dave Knibb6/2/2017 12:45:18 PM
Same old same old
by Geoff Eisenhauer6/2/2017 12:44:02 PM
WICKET: Somerset 80/5 (28.5 ov, won the toss) v Middlesex PD Trego c †Simpson b Murtagh 2 (9) Partnership: 3 (3.1 ov) TJ Murtagh 8.5-3-21-2 D Elgar 27* (77)
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/2/2017 12:42:59 PM
Correction, I'm REALLY going to miss Sidebottom next season
by Joe Williams6/2/2017 12:40:14 PM
WICKET: Lancashire 18/2 (6.4 ov, won the toss) v Yorkshire LA Procter c †Hodd b Sidebottom 0 (1) Partnership: 0 (0.1 ov) RJ Sidebottom 3.4-1-6-2 H Hameed 4* (17)
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/2/2017 12:37:42 PM
I'm going to miss Sidebottom next season
by Joe Williams6/2/2017 12:37:33 PM
WICKET: Lancashire 18/1 (6.3 ov, won the toss) v Yorkshire AL Davies c Lees b Sidebottom 9 (22) Partnership: 18 (6.3 ov) RJ Sidebottom 3.3-1-6-1 H Hameed 4* (17)
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/2/2017 12:35:22 PM
UPDATE: Match delayed by rain (Play due to restart at 1:45pm), Nottinghamshire 68/2 (22.5 ov) v Derbyshire
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/2/2017 12:32:15 PM
Lancashire have age group teams?
by nickcricket6/2/2017 12:17:39 PM
Can we have a poll about whether Yorkshire & Lancashire age groups teams should be treated like a branch of Argos?
by ThatCricketBlog6/2/2017 12:16:48 PM
Ah, we've started at Headingley! Good form.....no idea what the pitch is like, but given, one would assume, overcast conditions could be an interesting choice, anyways here's hoping Hameed's form continues with the bat.......
by Joe Williams6/2/2017 12:15:50 PM
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Somerset 78-4 v Middlesex
Bottom-of-the-table Somerset laboured to 78 for 4 from 28 overs in the opening session at Lord’s after choosing to bat first against champions Middlesex.
New ball strikes by Toby Roland-Jones and Tim Murtagh initially left Somerset reeling at 20 for 2 but Dean Elgar and James Hildreth led a partial recovery with a stand of 46 before Hildreth fell for 25 to a stunning slip catch by Ollie Rayner.
Hildreth edged a drive at James Franklin’s left-arm seamers and Rayner, at second slip, took off to his right to hold a brilliant diving catch.
Tom Helm, switched to the Pavilion End for his second spell, then had Steven Davies caught at the wicket for 6 – edging a sharply rising ball – and, at lunch, only left-handed opener Elgar had held firm with 27 not out.
Marcus Trescothick was the first Somerset batsman to depart, caught at third slip for 8 off Roland-Jones after playing and missing several times at Murtagh, who then produced a perfect away-swinger from the Nursery End to have Tom Abell taken at the wicket for 6.
With a little bit of grass on the pitch to encourage them, and some bounce for the quicker bowlers Helm and Roland-Jones, it was an excellent morning’s work for the four-pronged Middlesex seam attackat the start of a Specsavers County Championship Division One fixture that is important to both sides in the context of their season.
by David Hopps6/2/2017 12:10:26 PM
ECB Reporters Network
Hampshire 82/3 vs Warwickshire
Keith Barker snatched two early wickets to hand Warwickshire a slight early advantage on day one against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.
Hampshire elected to bat after winning the toss, with overcast conditions over head but a dry wicket, and found life tough early on.
Barker had Michael Carberry caught by Ian Bell at mid-on, after he found the left-handed batsman’s leading edge.
He then brought up his 300th first class wicket as the left armer fast bowler got exaggerated movement into Rilee Rossouw to have him lbw.
George Bailey was the third wicket to fall inside the first 10 overs when he played his cut shot too early, picking out Bell at cover to give Boyd Rankin a wicket with his fourth delivery.
After the flurry of wickets opener Jimmy Adams bedded in with Sean Ervine – and the pair collect 52 runs unbeaten before lunch to even up the session.
Harry Finch scored his first half-century of the season as Sussex enjoyed a good opening session against Worcestershire at Hove.
Finch was 56 not out at lunch with Sussex 96 for 1 after Worcestershire, who have won their first four matches in the Specsavers Championship, opted to bowl first.
It was tough going early on for Sussex against some accurate new-ball bowling, but they appeared to have come through it when Chris Nash (22), leading the side following Luke Wright’s resignation as captain on Wednesday night, tamely picked out mid-wicket trying to pull a short ball from Joe Leach.
Finch greeted Josh Tongue’s return to the attack by hitting him for successive boundaries before reaching 50 off 90 balls with seven fours. So far, he has put on 55 in 20 overs with Luke Wells, who was 13 not out at the interval.
So's Finn though, and he didn't exactly set them alight.
by StaggerBreaths6/2/2017 12:01:22 PM
LUNCH: Somerset 78/4 (28 ov, won the toss) v Middlesex D Elgar 27* (77) PD Trego 0* (4)
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/2/2017 12:00:14 PM
@Will oh that hasn't formatted at all, sorry
Overton's not playing because he's with the Lions
by Will6/2/2017 11:59:46 AM
Geoff: MORE LIKE COVERSON AMIRITE
by StaggerBreaths6/2/2017 11:59:27 AM
Stuart Broad Wkts Ave Econ SR BBL 16/17 (T20) 8 30.37 8.23 22.1 RL One Day Cup 17 6 46.66 4.92 56.8 Last 15 ODIs 13 52.30 5.52 56.8
Not sold on Broad in white ball at all
by Will6/2/2017 11:58:55 AM
Rashid will come back in, so that is Woakes replaced. With Willey there if it is felt Ball needs to be taken out. The player they are bringing in is only really important if Stokes bowling fitness becomes a problem. Because they may not trust Willey to bowl his full 10 overs
by nickcricket6/2/2017 11:58:51 AM
@StaggerBreaths Surely it's Coverton as he is not playing today!
by Geoff Eisenhauer6/2/2017 11:58:37 AM
That's a hashtag I can work with actually. An actual whale bowling with its fin(n)s: #stillbetterthanFinn
by StaggerBreaths6/2/2017 11:58:27 AM
Not sure about Broad. Feel he's not gone forwards in any meaningful way in white ball. #stillbetterthanFinn