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Specsavers County Championship, Monday, August 15, 2016

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    Worcestershire 224-4 lead Glamorgan by 105 runs
    Joe Clarke and Ross Whiteley led a Worcestershire fightback after Glamorgan enjoyed two early morning breakthroughs in the Specsavers County Championship clash at New Road.
    The home side had resumed on 150-4 - and within two overs had lost two wickets as Tom Fell and Tom Kohler-Cadmore were dismissed.
    Fell had failed to add to his overnight 65 when he drove at Graham Wagg and was caught behind by Mark Wallace.
    Then Tom Kohler-Cadmore completed a pair when he pushed forward to Michael Hogan and provided Wallace with his eighth catch of the match.
    Worcestershire were then 152-4 - only 35 ahead - but Clarke and Whiteley dug in deny Glamorgan any further breakthroughs before lunch.
    Clarke brought up his half century off 112 balls with his sixth four - a straight drive off Wagg.
    Whiteley was fortunate to mistime a pull for four off Craig Meschede to bring up the half century stand with Clarke in 17 overs.
    By lunch the partnership was worth 72 with Clarke unbeaten on 75 and Whiteley 27 with the overall lead extended to 105.
  • (Took me a good 5 min to persuade my tablet not to autocorrect his name)
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    Hampshire 206-2 lead Notts by 280 runs
    Hampshire enjoyed the sort of morning they could only have dreamt about, in their Specsavers County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.
    Jimmy Adams and Tom Alsop extended their second wicket partnership to 160 as the visitors reached lunch on 206 for two.
    Having begun the third day on 106 for one, both left-handers made the most of the glorious conditions, plus a benign surface, to keep their opponents on the back foot.
    The session, though, ended with mixed fortunes for both sides. Adams, in sight of his first hundred of the season, feathered an attempted pull behind, off Jake Ball, to fall for 99.
    Liam Dawson led a charmed life as the interval approached. He was bowled by a no-ball, dropped at midwicket and almost chopped on – all off Imran Tahir.
    Dawson remains on nought, whilst Alsop is unbeaten on 74, with Hampshire holding an overall lead of 280.
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    Yorkshire 243-4 trail Lancashire 494 by 251 runs
    Andrew Gale has fallen 17 short of a first Specsavers County Championship century of the season during the third day of Yorkshire’s Roses clash with Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford.
    The White Rose skipper steered Tom Smith to gully for 83 in the penultimate over of the third morning, with the visitors reaching lunch at 243 for four from 93 overs as they reply to Lancashire’s 494 all out.
    Gale and limited overs captain Alex Lees, who made a polished 85, completed a watchful third-wicket stand of 130 inside 63 overs this morning.
    Lees was the first wicket to fall, lbw to Kyle Jarvis in his first over with the second new ball, as the score fell to 185 for three.
    Gale and debutant Jake Lehmann shared 52 inside nine overs before the former fell. Lehmann is 28 not out and Adil Rashid unbeaten on five as Yorkshire aim to reach 345 to avoid having to follow-on.
  • The thought had crossed my mind. Probably at the dentist having his teeth ungnashed.
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    Surrey 112-2 lead Warwickshire by 117 runs
    Nightwatchman Stuart Meaker put in a long shift of overtime to help put Surrey into a handy position on the third day of their Specsavers County Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
    Meaker, sent in an over from the close on Sunday evening, batted throughout the first session for an unbeaten 29, his highest score in two years, as Surrey reached lunch on 112 for two, a lead of 117.
    The pace bowler kept opener Rory Burns company in a second wicket stand of 59 which frustrated Warwickshire for 90 minutes on a hot morning.
    Burns was the main aggressor but he fell one short of his second half century of the match when he went LBW trying to work Oliver Hannon-Dalby off his legs.
    Meaker remained defiant but needed luck to make it through to lunch. A miscued pull off Chris Wright landed just short of Laurie Evans at fine leg and Meaker then survived a difficult stumping chance to Tim Ambrose when he went down the pitch to one that turned sharply off Jeetan Patel.
  • I've just *cough* reminded him on Twitter.
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    Northants 220-5 trail Leicestershire by 299 runs
    Rob Newton led Northamptonshire’s resistance on the third day at Wantage Road. He took lunch 97 not out as Northants moved to 220 for 5, still trailing Leicestershire by 299.
    The visitors probed away as Northants resumed 142 for 4, 377 behind, and removed Adam Rossington in the 10th over of the day but Newton remained calm to close in on a century and Saif Zaib joined him in a patient stand of 36.
    Rossington’s innings was rather skittish. He began with a skip down the pitch to lift Rob Sayer over long-on for six and added four boundaries - a perfect straight drive, a short arm pull, a top-edged cut over gully and an outside edge wide of third slip. He never settled and, pushing hard at Clint McKay, was taken at second slip.
  • Clark and Jarvis provide a grand new tale for the old timers

    CricinfoPaul Edwards: There are many outrageous Roses takes told long into the night and Jordan Clark and Kyle Jarvis have produced another one with a resounding last-wicket stand at Old Trafford
  • Carter's great return worsens Notts' plight

    David Hopps: Believe it or not, Notts are deep in relegation trouble after Andy Carter returned to haunt them at Trent Bridge
  • Here we go. Buckle up lads...
  • G'dafternoon Dave. Might wait until the tweetstorm finishes before I try tae talk to you.
  • just looked at the table for Div 1 and didn't realise how much Lancs had slipped. If Hants win and Lancs draw against the Yorkies, they're not a million miles away. And, if Surrey beat Warks, that would really throw the cat amongst the pigeons. We could have a really congested middle order at the end of this round of games
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