Paul Edwards at Lancashire 309-6 v Yorkshire
And that, one imagines, secures a draw in the 270th Roses match. I am referring to the four leg-byes conceded a few moments ago by Yorkshire which saw Lancashire both save the follow-on and secure their third batting bonus point. It also brought up the fifty partnership between Ryan McLaren and Stephen Parry, both of whom have batted well this morning and have opportunities to register personal landmarks: McLaren's first century for Lancashire; Parry's maiden fifty for anyone in the first-class game.
There is, of course neither the time nor the desire for a contrived finish. Such low conduct would probably raise the ghost of Lord Hawke and prompt a visitation from the seven hell-hounds of Beelzebub.
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George Dobell at Somerset (115-4) v Warwickshire
It’s a beautiful morning in Taunton and Marcus Trescothick has just reached 50 for the 186th time in his first-class career. 264 is the real target for Somerset here: if they reach that and avoid the follow-on, they will have guaranteed a draw.