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Specsavers County Championship, Saturday, May 21, 2016

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  • LUNCH: Warwickshire 105/0 (32 ov) v Durham
    ARI Umeed 33* (98)   V Chopra 63* (94)
  • LUNCH: Surrey 76/5 (29 ov, won the toss) v Lancashire
    JE Burke 13* (42)   RJ Burns 32* (86)
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    Vithushan Ehantharajah at Hampshire 65-3 v Notts

    Luke Fletcher has turned Hampshire's decent start into Notts' session with two wickets in the 28th over. The first was a caught and bowled chance – Jimmy Adams checking a drive back to the Bullwell Bomber, who looked pretty happy with himself. Next ball, he caught Liam Dawson walking across his stumps and hit him in front of middle and leg. The victory job followed. Earlier on, he was biding his time at fine leg and having a chat with a woman who had come out to her balcony to watch a bit of the game. "Are you staying here?" "Yes," came the reply. "Ah," started Fletcher, "you've got too much money. You should see where we are staying!" 
  • LUNCH: Hampshire 66/3 (30 ov) v Notts
    WR Smith 9* (36)   SM Ervine 1* (8)
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    David Hopps at Warwickshire 105-0 v Durham
    Chopra and Umeed have batted the morning for Durham without alarm - leaving Paul Collingwood to press himself into service as a fifth seamer in the run-up to lunch, and slow the run rate as a result with five overs for nine runs.
    Umeed's Durham links should not be exaggerated. He is a Scot (and Durham look at many Scots) but there is no record of any competitive matches, so if he was rejected, he was rejected quickly. He has been playing club cricket in the West Midlands since 2013, for King's Heath, and played for Warwickshire U17 in 2013 before making his 2nd XI debut at the end f the season.
    In other words, he has probably done most of the Balti mile and, in terms of is cricketing development, can be regarded as as Brummie as they come.
  • Somerset to sign Chris Gayle despite ‘inappropriate’ remarks to reporter

    the GuardianSomerset will speak to Chris Gayle about his conduct after he became embroiled in another sexism row by making suggestive comments to a female journalist
  • Rutherford stars as Lancs blown away

    The team with the worst record in the history of English Twenty20 beat the team with the best as Derbyshire upset defending NatWest Blast champions Lancashire at Old Trafford
  • Gayle really is a terrible person isn't he.
  • UPDATE: Match start delayed (Start delayed due to a wet outfield), Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire at Bristol
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    Leicestershire 107-0 v Worcestershire
    Leicestershire openers Paul Horton and Angus Robson batted through the morning session without being parted after Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell elected to field first at the Fischer County Ground.
    Mitchell’s decision was based on the pitch having a greenish tinge, but while the ball swung, there was little movement off the seam for his bowlers. They also regularly over-pitched, and Horton in particular took advantage, hitting eight fours in going to his 50 off just 59 balls.
    Six of those boundaries were drives through the covers, but the former Lancashire captain could have been dismissed on 54, when he edged an attempted drive at Charlie Morris, only for Tom Kohler-Cadmore to spill the chance low to his left at second slip.
    Robson played patiently, going to the break on 31 off 91 balls, with Horton, who came into the game averaging 51.20 in the championship this season, unbeaten on 74 off 95 deliveries.
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    Somerset 86-1 v Middlesex
    Toby Roland-Jones struck an early blow for Middlesex by removing Marcus Trescothick cheaply in his 600th first-class innings before Somerset rallied strongly to reach lunch on 88 for 1 on the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship Division One match at Lord’s.
    Trescothick, also playing his 350th first-class match, had made only 8 when the impressive Roland-Jones straightened one back up the slope to have the former England left-hander leg-before as he propped half-forward.
    Roland-Jones finally rested after a new ball spell of 8-4-10-1 but, by lunch, Somerset’s second wicket pair of Tom Abell and Chris Rogers had added an unbroken 79 with increasing authority.
    Opener Abell played one beautiful clip to the mid-wicket boundary off Roland-Jones, and then a perfectly-executed extra cover driven four off Ollie Rayner’s off spin from a step or two down the pitch, but had mainly concentrated on defence on a good-looking pitch as he moved to 38 not out.
    Somerset captain Rogers, who earlier chose to bat first after winning the toss on his return to the club he represented from 2011 until 2014, produced two spanking square cuts for four off James Harris and also tucked busily into James Franklin’s left arm seamers in an unbeaten 40.
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    Surrey 76-5 v Lancashire
    Kyle Jarvis has starred with four wickets to leave Surrey in deep trouble after the opening session of the Specsavers County Championship match at Emirates Old Trafford.
    The ex-Zimbabwe Test seamer made Gareth Batty’s decision to toss up and bat once he won it look dicey, with the visitors reaching lunch at 76 for five from 29 overs.
    Lancashire lost their most recent Division One fixture at Durham last week, but that was quickly forgotten during a helter-skelter start to their fifth match.
    After Tom Bailey had Arun Harinath caught behind in the fifth over, Jarvis wrecked Surrey’s top order during his 10-over opening spell.
    He trapped Kumar Sangakkara lbw and got Steven Davies caught behind for ducks in the eighth over before forcing Jason Roy to chip to mid-on for two in the 14th.
    And when Ben Foakes (13) was bowled shouldering arms to one which nipped back in the 18th, Surrey were 40 for five.
    Rory Burns and James Burke will resume this afternoon on 32 and 13 respectively.
    Lancashire are aiming to win their first three home Championship matches in a season for the first time since 1952.
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    Glamorgan 91-1 v Essex
    Early morning rain cleared up to allow a timely start at the SSE SWALEC in Cardiff, but there was something of a shock when the covers were peeled back to reveal a pitch that was greener than some sections of the outfield. It came as no real surprise when Ryan ten Doeschate said that his team would forgo the toss and bowl first.
    Although the pitch looked unfriendly for batting it has actually played quite well with pace and carry allowing batsmen to play shots with a degree of confidence as Glamorgan reached 91-1 at the lunch break. Although they are one wicket down they are without Jacques Rudolph who hasn’t been dismissed but who was forced to retire after a nasty blow on the finger from a delivery from Graham Napier. We are yet to hear how serious the injury is.
    The one man to fall in the morning session was Will Bragg who played a loose shot at a ball from Napier that was easily caught at point from Ravi Bopara. Chris Cooke should have been the second wicket but a sharp chance was dropped by Jesse Ryder at third slip when Cooke was on 16.
  • UPDATE: Match start delayed (Further inspection at 2pm), Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire at Bristol
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    Derbyshire 83-3 v Kent
    Matt Coles marked his return from suspension with an outstanding spell of seam bowling on a good morning for Kent against Derbyshire at Derby.
    After Derbyshire won the toss and chose to bat, Coles found plenty of movement to take three wickets at cost of only nine runs in an opening 10 over spell from the RaceCourse End of the 3aaa County Ground.
    Coles struck with the 15th ball of the day, trapping Chesney Hughes lbw for a duck which brought the Anguillan's average down to below 100 and then bowled Hamish Rutherford when the New Zealander offered no shot.
    Billy Godleman, who scored three off 40 balls, edged onto his pad and was caught at gully to leave Derbyshire in trouble at 35 for 3 but batting became easier once Coles was withdrawn from the attack.
    Neil Broom flicked Calum Haggett over deep square leg for six and with Wayne Madsen playing positively to score an unbeaten 39 , the home side recovered to 83 for 3 at lunch.
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