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Specsavers Championship, Monday, June 26, 2017

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  • Lots of wickets! This is fun.
  • WICKET: Nottinghamshire 36/1 (14 ov, trail by 144 - 1st inns) v Kent
    JD Libby c Dickson b Stevens 16 (46)   Partnership: 36 (14.0 ov)
    DI Stevens 7-4-12-1   SJ Mullaney 20* (38)
  • WICKET: Sussex 283/6 (70 ov, won the toss) v Gloucs
    LJ Wright c Mustard b Taylor 118 (129)   Partnership: 26 (7.0 ov)
    JMR Taylor 16-2-64-3   CJ Jordan 13* (21)
  • WICKET: Lancashire 219/7 (65 ov, won the toss) v Warwickshire
    J Clark lbw b Barker 0 (3)   Partnership: 0 (0.3 ov)
    KHD Barker 11-1-39-2   S Chanderpaul 90* (114)
  • WICKET: Lancashire 219/6 (64.3 ov, won the toss) v Warwickshire
    R McLaren c †Ambrose b Barker 24 (60)   Partnership: 68 (19.4 ov)
    KHD Barker 10.3-0-39-1   S Chanderpaul 90* (114)
  • WICKET: Hampshire 169/5 (71.3 ov, won the toss) v Somerset
    SM Ervine c Davies b Leach 16 (63)   Partnership: 37 (19.0 ov)
    MJ Leach 19.3-5-38-1   JM Vince 44* (100)
  • Who doesn't care, this is the most important question of our time.
  • WICKET: Northamptonshire 261 all out (68.3 ov, won the toss) v Leics
    MDE Holden lbw b Klein 92 (191)   Partnership: 7 (1.3 ov)
    D Klein 15.3-2-80-6   RJ Gleeson 0* (3)
  • WICKET: Worcestershire 59/3 (10 ov, trail by 138 - 1st inns) v Durham
    J Leach c Clark b Rushworth 15 (13)   Partnership: 35 (3.4 ov)
    C Rushworth 5-1-37-1   BL D'Oliveira 21* (24)
  • WICKET: Northamptonshire 254/9 (67 ov, won the toss) v Leics
    Azharullah b Klein 10 (19)   Partnership: 25 (5.2 ov)
    D Klein 15-2-74-5   MDE Holden 85* (185)
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    Leicestershire 251-8 v Northants
    Leicestershire produced four wickets for just one run to get right back into the first day���s play at Wantage Road. Northamptonshire were cruising through Ben Duckett’s first century of the season at 211 for 3 but a dramatic collapse saw the hosts slip to 212 for 7 before reaching the second interval 251 for 8.
    Duckett’s extraordinary 89-ball hundred gave Northamptonshire an excellent start, with the advantage of being the only player in the game to have previously played against the pink ball.
    And after he fell for 112, Northants were still in excellent shape through Max Holden’s third Championship half-century and a fifty stand with Rob Keogh. But a superb yorker from Dieter Klein took out Keogh’s off stump and it sparked a remarkable collapse.
    First Chesney Hughes was given out caught at slip having hooked at a bumper he clearly thought had not come off his glove. Then Josh Cobb pushed a ball towards mid-off, set off for a sharp single and was run out by Clint McKay’s direct hit. And when Rory Kleinveldt pushed outside off stump and edged Klein to wicketkeeper Lewis Hill, Northants’ strong position had been sacrificed. Ben Sanderson also edged a hook to be caught at the wicket but Azharullah helped Holden bring up a second batting point.
    Northants were well set for far more after Duckett made a century in the opening session of the match. He has struggled for form so far this season having made just two half-centuries in the Championship but here was back to his best with an breezy ton that featured 20 boundaries.
  • I think Worcs looked at the time and sent in Leach as nightwatchman
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    Lancashire 219-5 v Warwickshire
    Lancashire rallied well in the second session to go into tea on 219 for five in their day/night Specsavers County Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
    Shivnarine Chanderpaul led the recovery with a fluent unbeaten 90 (114 balls, 13 fours) against his former county, with good support from Dane Vilas (44, 72 balls, six fours) and Ryan McLaren (24 not out, 57 balls, three fours.)
    Lancashire resumed after lunch in some trouble on 79 for four, after a morning session in which they reached 43 without loss then lost four wickets for 12 runs in 35 balls.
    Haseeb Hameed lifted debutant seamer George Panayi to Ian Bell at short mid-off, Alex Davies (51, 53 balls, five fours) was run out by Will Porterfield's direct hit from mid-on, Jos Buttler fell lbw, playing across the line, to Jeetan Patel and Steven Croft edged Boyd Rankin's first ball to second slip.
    Fifth-wicket pair Chanderpaul and Dane Vilas halted the collapse after lunch with a stand of 96 in 20 overs before Vilas skied Rankin and wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose took a simple catch.  
    But Chanderpaul, timing the pink ball sweetly, reached his half-century from 64 balls and found another durable partner in McLaren.
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    Sussex 258-5 v Gloucs
    Luke Wright scored a superb unbeaten hundred – his first in the Championship since September 2015 – to put Sussex in a strong position at tea on the opening day of their game with Gloucestershire at Hove.
    The 32-year-old was in brilliant form, hitting three sixes – including one off the first ball he faced – and reaching his 17th first-class century when he struck David Payne back down the ground for his 12th boundary. It came up off exactly 100 balls and was his first at Hove for two days shy of two years.
    Having earlier reduced Sussex to 69 for 3, Gloucestershire went into lunch on top. With Chris Nash ruled out by concussion, Delray Rawlins was promoted to open but both he and Harry Finch fell cheaply during probing new-ball spells by Payne and the returning Liam Norwell.
    Luke Wells played nicely for his 35, which included seven fours, before falling in off-spinner Jack Taylor’s first over when a cut shot ricocheted off keeper Gareth Roderick into the hands of George Hankins at slip.
    Wright and Stiaan van Zyl rebuilt the innings with 99 in 19 overs for the fourth wicket. Taylor took some punishment but also found enough first-day turn to have van Zyl caught at short leg for 35.
    But Ben Brown, in his first match since replacing Wright as captain, joined his predecessor to score freely, even when the pink ball had to be changed because of excessive wear and tear after 54 overs.
    They added 92 in 18 overs with Brown scoring 52 on his return after six weeks out with a broken finger from 62 deliveries
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    Hampshire 157-4 v Somerset
    Craig Overton grabbed two wickets during a perfect spell of bowling to leave Hampshire in a spot of trouble against Somerset.
    Overton, who missed out on making his England debut in the Twenty20 series against South Africa, managed to eke life out of a flat wicket.
    The fast bowler broke the 84 run partnership between Jimmy Adams and Liam Dawson in the fourth over after lunch, when he had the former caught at first slip by James Hildreth.
    While the ball to get that wicket had jagged away slightly, the delivery to see off Rilee Rossouw was a standard short delivery.
    The out-of-form South African top edged before Steven Davies pulled off a wonderful diving catch to hold the steepling chance – Rossouw has now scored five ducks in his last eight Specsavers County Championship innings.
  • They're reversing the batting order, Bradman-style!
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    Surrey 271-4 v Yorkshire
    Jason Roy hit an entertaining 87 in his first Specsavers County Championship appearance of the season as Surrey dominate the early stages of their clash with Yorkshire at Headingley.
    The England limited overs opener, who endured a torrid Champions Trophy campaign and was dropped, has returned to county action in style, hitting eleven fours and two sixes in 91 balls.
    He hit 92 in Surrey’s Royal London one-day Cup semi-final against Worcestershire at New Road recently and has followed it up by helping his side to a tea-time score of 271 for four in the 64th over.
    Roy came in at four above Kumar Sangakkara with the score at 75 for two before lunch and shared 147 inside 33 overs for the third wicket with opener Rory Burns, who fell for 90 in the final over of the session.
    Roy reached fifty off 54 balls, his third 50 plus score in his last three Championship innings dating back to last September against Durham at Emirates Riverside.
    Burns then followed him to 50 off 126 balls.
    Roy hit two straight sixes off England team-mate Adil Rashid   into the Football Stand after reaching his half-century.
  • Now Leach in for Worcestershire at four, having batted at nine in their last match. Is this some funky pink-ball related tactic?!
  • WICKET: Derbyshire 157/7 (63.5 ov, won the toss) v Glamorgan
    TAI Taylor c †Cooke b van der Gugten 4 (22)   Partnership: 14 (7.5 ov)
    T van der Gugten 16.5-5-54-3   D Smit 9* (33)
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    Middlesex 246 v Essex
    Simon Harmer followed up his 14-wicket spree against Warwickshire last week with another five-wicket haul to roll over Middlesex for 246 in the day-night Specsavers County Championship match at Chelmsford.
      The South African off-spinner profited most from the first use of the pink ball in domestic cricket as he returned figures of five for 77 from his 20 overs. In his pomp he took three wickets for one run in 12 balls to reduce Middlesex from 225 for six to 231 for nine.
      Paul Stirling, Middlesex’s Irish middle-order batsman, ruined Harmer’s analysis during a 50-ball 77 that included eight fours and five sixes. It followed his 111 against Yorkshire in Middlesex’s first win of the season last week.
      The reigning champions had looked set fair with a third-wicket stand of 126 between Dawid Malan and Steve Eskinazi after they had slipped to two for two in the third over.
      Mohammad Amir and Jamie Porter had been almost unplayable in the first 20 minutes as the ball swung prodigiously. Middlesex had given Essex first go with the pink cherry and must have regretted the decision in the short-term.
      Amir had his first Essex wicket on the board with the sixth ball of his opening spell, beating Nick Gubbins with one that came in and trapped him lbw. Five balls later, Nick Compton got one that held up and snicked Porter behind.
       The third-wicket pair of Dawid Malan and Steve Eskinazi had put on 126 in 33 overs when Simon Harmer got one to straighten and take the outside of Malan’s bat for James Foster to pouch. Malan had hit his 11th boundary the previous ball and in all faced 93 deliveries.
      Eskinazi followed soon after, edging Porter to Alastair Cook at first slip for a 111-ball 66. And Amir had John Simpson shuffled tentatively on to his back foot and was pinned plumb in front as Middlesex slipped from 126 for two to 158 for five in five overs.
    Paul Stirling's one-man assault ended when he turned Harmer into Ryan ten Doeschate’s hands at cover for a 50-ball 77, and Olly Rayner went in similar fashion in the same over. Harmer had a fifth wicket in his next over when Tim Murtagh was another lbw victim.
  • WICKET: Worcestershire 24/2 (6.2 ov, trail by 173 - 1st inns) v Durham
    JW Hastings c †Poynter b Wood 12 (13)   Partnership: 18 (3.5 ov)
    MA Wood 3.2-0-11-2   BL D'Oliveira 7* (14)
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    Kent 180 v Notts
     Nottinghamshire have seized the upper hand after bowling Kent out inside two sessions of their Specsavers County Championship match against Kent at Trent Bridge.
    The unbeaten Division Two leaders have kept up their proud record of securing maximum bowling points in every match by dismissing the visitors for just 180 in 54 overs.
    James Pattinson did the early damage, before finishing with three for 30, whilst Steven Mullaney worked his way through the lower order in claiming three for two from just three overs.
    The only real defiance from Kent came from opener Daniel Bell-Drummond, who carried his bat for an undefeated 84.
    Just 5.2 overs later, the wisdom of that decision might have been questioned as Pattinson picked up his third wicket within the space of eight deliveries to leave the visitors on six for three.
    Pattinson blasted a gaping hole through the Kent top order by removing Sean Dickson and Joe Denly to lbw decisions and then having Sam Northeast taken by Mullaney at second slip. All three batsmen departed without getting off the mark.
    Sam Billings, fresh from England duty, played a frenetic knock of 30 from 32 balls before losing his middle stump after playing a loose drive at Fletcher.
    Darren Stevens was equally culpable, throwing his hands at Fletcher and nicking behind for 10.
    Bell-Drummond reached his fifty in the first over of the second session, getting there from 99 balls with eight fours.
    Will Gidman, who left Trent Bridge for Canterbury at the end of last season, twice survived streaky nicks into the slip cordon before being castled by Harry Gurney, who uprooted his former team-mates’ middle stump for 25.
    Mullaney needed just three deliveries to add his name to the list of wicket-takers, having Adam Rose caught at slip for 22.
    The same bowler then nipped out Matt Coles and New Zealand’s Adam Milne – for a golden duck on debut – leaving Jake Ball to bring the innings to a close with the scalp of Mitch Claydon.
    Bell-Drummond trooped off having faced 169 balls and hit 10 fours.
  • My heart sings a bit whenever Noema-Barnett gets a wicket.
  • @LWOSCricket Moeen Ali is afraid of the dark?
  • Anyone know why Hastings is in at three for Worcs?
  • WICKET: Sussex 257/5 (63 ov, won the toss) v Gloucs
    BC Brown c Hankins b Noema-Barnett 52 (62)   Partnership: 92 (18.0 ov)
    K Noema-Barnett 14-2-51-1   LJ Wright 105* (108)
  • TEAM 200: Lancashire 200/5 (58.1 ov, won the toss) v Warwickshire
    R McLaren 16* (42)   S Chanderpaul 79* (94)
  • INDIVIDUAL 50: BC Brown 52* (60)
    Sussex 257/4 (62.4 ov, won the toss) v Gloucs
  • WICKET: Worcestershire 6/1 (2.3 ov, trail by 191 - 1st inns) v Durham
    DKH Mitchell c †Poynter b Wood 3 (11)   Partnership: 6 (2.3 ov)
    MA Wood 1.3-0-4-1   BL D'Oliveira 2* (4)
  • @AlexThomas True, Davies having a good season as well. Would have been awkward who to leave out if Livingstone wasn't in the Lions team. I suppose Lancs could have had him for two days and chose not to and by the time he his back Buttler may well have gone back to England
  • WICKET: Surrey 271/4 (63.2 ov, won the toss) v Yorkshire
    RJ Burns c †Bairstow b Bresnan 90 (186)   Partnership: 49 (9.4 ov)
    TT Bresnan 12.2-5-43-1   KC Sangakkara 31* (32)
  • WICKET: Northamptonshire 229/8 (61.4 ov, won the toss) v Leics
    BW Sanderson c †Hill b Pillans 8 (11)   Partnership: 17 (3.0 ov)
    MW Pillans 10.4-0-50-2   MDE Holden 72* (171)
  • Do any other Lancs fans actually get worried when we're 50/3? Chanderpaul, Vilas, McLaren and Clark have been so consistent at getting us out of those holes.
  • WICKET: Middlesex 246 all out (59.1 ov, won the toss) v Essex
    ST Finn c & b Bopara 1 (9)   Partnership: 15 (4.1 ov)
    RS Bopara 4.1-1-11-1   TS Roland-Jones 11* (31)
  • INDIVIDUAL 100: LJ Wright 100* (100)
    Sussex 238/4 (59 ov, won the toss) v Gloucs
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    Jon Culley at Notts v Kent 180

    Half past six and still 43 overs to go! At least we are on track to finish at nine, or not far off. The prime purpose of all this is to acclimatise the England players, as far as is possible, to playing under lights with a pink ball, which they will be required to do at Edgbaston in August. The other curiosity is whether the chance to watch Championship cricket after work under floodlights appeals to cricket fans who would normally be fighting their way through the traffic at this time of the evening. On the evidence only on what’s in front of my eyes at this moment and I would say there are more seats occupied than would normally be the case coming up to tea on day one of a Championship match. Not that there’s anything to look at just now as Kent are all out for 180 having won the toss and opted to bat. Pattinson and Fletcher did the damage early on and there was a partnership of 55 between Daniel Bell-Drummond and Will Gidman before Harry Gurney yorked the latter with his first ball of a new spell and then the golden arm of Steven Mullaney, who has become Notts’ specialist partnership-breaker, did for Adam Rouse, Adam Milne – the Kiwi fast bowler going for a golden duck on his Kent debut – and Matt Coles in the space of 13 deliveries, before Jake Ball finished things off by bowling Mitch Claydon, leaving opener Bell-Drummond high and dry on 84.
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