WICKET: Surrey 156/2 (36.2 ov, lead by 89 - 2nd inns) v Lancashire RJ Burns lbw b Parry 45 (103) Partnership: 2 (0.5 ov) SD Parry 7.2-1-21-1 SG Borthwick 2* (4)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/27/2017 10:43:26 AM
WICKET: Somerset 239/9 (75.3 ov, lead by 333 - 2nd inns) v Middlesex RE van der Merwe c Finn b Patel 24 (19) Partnership: 2 (0.3 ov) RH Patel 24.3-3-84-5 MJ Leach 0* (0)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/27/2017 10:42:35 AM
WRONG VETERAN KEEPER
by StaggerBreaths9/27/2017 10:41:57 AM
WICKET: Essex 205/5 (64.4 ov, lead by 321 - 2nd inns) v Yorkshire JS Foster lbw b Fisher 10 (24) Partnership: 17 (5.3 ov) MD Fisher 11.4-2-35-1 RN ten Doeschate 22* (31)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/27/2017 10:41:43 AM
Rain due 2pm at Taunton
by Lawrence Payne9/27/2017 10:41:29 AM
WICKET: Warwickshire 51/3 (17.2 ov, lead by 123 - 2nd inns) v Hampshire IJL Trott c †Alsop b Berg 20 (35) Partnership: 10 (2.4 ov) GK Berg 2.2-0-11-1 IR Bell 4* (7)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/27/2017 10:40:54 AM
Declaration will come when the rain arrives
by Daniel Broomfield9/27/2017 10:40:02 AM
@StaggerBreaths Ian Bell was alwways pretty good at the big scores when the going was easy. Crunch time tended (apart from 2013) to be a different story. Too many soft dismissals just before lunch.
by James Birbeck Dar9/27/2017 10:40:01 AM
still no declaration...
by Will Colwell9/27/2017 10:39:36 AM
WICKET: Somerset 237/8 (75 ov, lead by 331 - 2nd inns) v Middlesex DM Bess lbw b Murtagh 8 (4) Partnership: 11 (1.2 ov) TJ Murtagh 8-3-31-1 RE van der Merwe 22* (16)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/27/2017 10:39:09 AM
TEAM 200: Essex 201/4 (64 ov, lead by 317 - 2nd inns) v Yorkshire JS Foster 6* (20) RN ten Doeschate 22* (31)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/27/2017 10:38:40 AM
Glad he got back in the side, would have been a real shame if his last season had been in the 2nds
by nickcricket9/27/2017 10:38:33 AM
WICKET: Surrey 154/1 (35.3 ov, lead by 87 - 2nd inns) v Lancashire MD Stoneman c Vilas b Livingstone 98 (113) Partnership: 154 (35.3 ov) LS Livingstone 3.3-0-5-1 RJ Burns 45* (102)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/27/2017 10:38:23 AM
Essex want Foster to carry on next season and a contract is on the table but he hasn't decided what to do yet
by Joe Tompkins9/27/2017 10:37:33 AM
Guess it is what floats Bell's boat, Yes he might find thinks easier in div 2 but does he really want another year of grinding
by nickcricket9/27/2017 10:35:38 AM
Foster isn't retiring this season as well as Read, is he?
by Duluth K. Archaeopteryx9/27/2017 10:35:13 AM
A cool 200 against them, Will, and he'll be being talked of as if in Ashes contention again!
by StaggerBreaths9/27/2017 10:34:54 AM
@nickcricket Doesn't help if you get the bowling attack completely wrong.
by James Birbeck Dar9/27/2017 10:34:18 AM
TEAM 100: Gloucestershire 100/2 (24 ov, trail by 360 - 1st inns) v Derbyshire JR Bracey 21* (57) GT Hankins 26* (32)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/27/2017 10:33:46 AM
@JamesBirbeckDar Till the 2nd Test, He knows how to get off a sinking ship
by nickcricket9/27/2017 10:33:16 AM
can't see Ian Bell turning down the opportunity to face Derbyshire
by Will Colwell9/27/2017 10:32:33 AM
I see Shane Bond has been appointed as England bowling coach. He should understand Mark Wood, anyway.
by James Birbeck Dar9/27/2017 10:32:30 AM
you think? I reckon they'll be looking forward to a cushy year in D2 personally, score some runs maybe get promoted, another year of pay cheques
by Joe Williams9/27/2017 10:31:51 AM
WICKET: Somerset 226/7 (73.4 ov, lead by 320 - 2nd inns) v Middlesex C Overton st †Simpson b Patel 1 (6) Partnership: 3 (1.2 ov) RH Patel 23.4-3-78-4 RE van der Merwe 19* (12)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/27/2017 10:31:46 AM
Jon Culley at Warwickshire 41-2 v Hampshire
Hampshire’s slide into the relegation battle is one of the puzzles of the Championship season given that they were touted as title contenders not all that long ago. As Nottinghamshire are discovering in the other division, nothing can be taken for granted in a two-division competition, which can only be a good thing, surely. As with Notts, Hampshire know that from this position a draw will be enough to keep them up, although on a pitch that yielded 20 wickets on the opening day you feel that is the least likely outcome, unless weather intervenes. It might today, though. In contrast to yesterday, Birmingham is cool and misty this morning and the floodlights are on. Bad light, at least, is going to be a factor at some stage, if not rain. Meanwhile, Hampshire have made inroads, Fidel Edwards removing Liam Banks and Ian Holland dismissing Dominic Sibley, both caught behind. It means that Warwickshire lead by 113.
by jonculley9/27/2017 10:31:31 AM
Very possibly the last for Bell and Trott
by MisanthropeGirl9/27/2017 10:30:57 AM
WICKET: Durham 178/9 (55.3 ov, trail by 157 - 1st inns) v Worcs C Rushworth c Mitchell b Barnard 9 (7) Partnership: 12 (1.5 ov) EG Barnard 8.3-1-35-2 G Onions 0* (0) MJ Richardson 29* (71)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/27/2017 10:30:36 AM
That is where I am heading....
by David Hopps9/27/2017 10:30:30 AM
Could this be the last FC Innings of Ian Bell?
by nickcricket9/27/2017 10:28:16 AM
WICKET: Warwickshire 41/2 (14.4 ov, lead by 113 - 2nd inns) v Hampshire DP Sibley c †Alsop b Holland 13 (42) Partnership: 26 (9.3 ov) IG Holland 2.4-0-5-1 IJL Trott 14* (26)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/27/2017 10:27:38 AM
looks like Somerset not declaring just yet, new England boy Craig O due
by Will Colwell9/27/2017 10:24:55 AM
@nickcricket Nah, smash some quick runs and let Ravi work his magic tomorrow
by Beth Watson9/27/2017 10:24:43 AM
WICKET: Kent 115 all out (43.2 ov, lead by 188 - 2nd inns) v Glamorgan Imran Qayyum c †Cooke b Hogan 0 (1) Partnership: 1 (0.2 ov) MG Hogan 15.2-3-43-6 AF Milne 6* (14)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/27/2017 10:24:20 AM
WICKET: Somerset 223/6 (72.2 ov, lead by 317 - 2nd inns) v Middlesex JC Hildreth b Harris 109 (192) Partnership: 24 (3.1 ov) JAR Harris 12.2-1-31-2 RE van der Merwe 17* (10)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/27/2017 10:24:15 AM
So do Worc enforce the follow on?
by nickcricket9/27/2017 10:23:47 AM
by Duluth K. Archaeopteryx9/27/2017 10:23:12 AM
WICKET: Durham 166/8 (53.4 ov, trail by 169 - 1st inns) v Worcs MA Wood b Barnard 0 (3) Partnership: 1 (1.0 ov) EG Barnard 7.4-1-27-1 MJ Richardson 26* (67)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/27/2017 10:22:31 AM
van der Merwe swinging out of his shoes at everything
by Will Colwell9/27/2017 10:22:17 AM
Vithushan Ehantharajah at Sussex 565 v Nottinghamshire 191-5
Centurystand between Chris Read and Billy Root brought up inside 111 balls, as both batsmen profit from some pretty loose bowling from Sussex. Root has passed 50 and Read (who now has a fifty from 55 balls) has gone past 15,000 first class career runs. BUT – personal milestones be damned, there’s something greater at play here.
The score at Grace Road and Northants’ sole batting point means Nottinghamshire need to get to 200 for a bonus point – which they should do – and hold tight for the draw to seal promotion. A win makes the bonus point sheggery moot, but Notts are still 374 behind and life is too short.
by Vithushan Ehantharajah9/27/2017 10:21:44 AM
WICKET: Kent 114/9 (43 ov, lead by 187 - 2nd inns) v Glamorgan G Stewart c Selman b Carey 0 (5) Partnership: 0 (0.5 ov) LJ Carey 15-7-29-2 AF Milne 5* (13)