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Paul Edwards at Lancashire 206-2 v Somerset
Apart from a Tim Groenewald shout for lbw against Liam Livingstone, which frankly looked very close indeed, Lancashire's overnight pair have, as an old school Daily Telegraph reporter might have put it, "proceeded in untroubled fashion" this morning. Jack Leach is on at the Statham End and Petersen, "be damned to the mystery", (See John Arlott's song "Harold Gimblett's Hundred") hit him straight for six in his first over.
The members' forum yesterday evening was, apparently, a relatively peaceful and thoughtful affair: only three public disembowellings and one execution. ( I may have overplayed that a shade.) Now Leach to Livingstone and a six over long on. Petersen is 55 not out and Livingstone has just reached his first fifty in eight Championship innings (six completed). Runs coming easily, sun out, Eccles cakes on way
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Freddie Wilde at the Ageas Bowl for Yorkshire 281 and 126-2 v Hampshire 222
Let's have some declaration speculation in Southampton as well.
How many do Yorkshire need? How many will Yorkshire want? How long will Yorkshire want? Their lead is approaching 200 now and I think they'll want 350 at least before pulling out. If they keep wickets in hand they could accelerate fairly quickly. Another 150 runs could take two and a half hours if things go well and they show intent. Could we be looking at a declaration before tea? With rain forecast tomorrow afternoon Yorkshire might feel the need to be a little bold.