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Tim Wigmore at Middlesex 270-1 v Durham
Bravo, Nick Compton. He has just brought up his century, celebrated by hearty cheers from the crowd at Lord’s - and Compton himself punching the air. It is an innings he will be immensely proud of: not only is it his first century since 2015, and the first since he took a break from the game after his struggles for England, but it is crucial in the context of the game and Middlesex’s Championship aspirations. There has been plenty of adhesive defence, especially when withstanding Mark Wood, but also ample evidence of Compton’s more expansive side - his late cutting has been particularly delightful. Nick Gubbins is still alongside him; the partnership is not shy of 200, and Gubbins is close to becoming the first man to reach 1,000 first-class runs this summer.
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Paul Edwards at Lancashire 494 v Yorkshire 42-1
Some remarkable stuff before lunch here as Lancashire's last three wickets added 195 runs in 35.2 overs with an array of strokes that must have confounded the Lancashire former players at their reunion in the pavilion. Both Jordan Clark (84 not out) and Kyle Jarvis (57) made career-best scores during a last-wicket stand of 107 which ended when Jarvis was leg before to Adil Rashid just one run short of the highest last-wicket stand in a Roses match.
The tone had been set by Arron Lilley, who had made 45 off 39 balls in an 87-run stand with Clark but the morning's play was characterised by clean hitting rather than slogging. Gale's bowlers did not perform badly but seemed helpless under the onslaught. Some Yorkshire seamers of old - indeed Chris Old himself - might have advocated a few yorkers and quite right, too. Rashid went for 149 runs before taking his first wicket of the innings. Yorkshire are batting now and a more familiar tempo has been restored. Lyth, though, has quit the scene after being leg before to Jarvis for 25. He nearly walked.