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Specsavers County Championship, Sunday, August 14, 2016

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    Will Macpherson at Sussex 66-1 v Gloucestershire 367
    That's lunch here at Hove, and it had been a fine start to the second day for Sussex until they lost Ed Joyce about five minutes before lunch. Sussex had docked Gloucestershire's tail pretty efficiently, and Chris Nash and Ed Joyce had looked very  comfy. The two might actually be linked, mind, as Liam Norwell was forced to retire hurt after being hit on the head by Chris Jordan, and he hasn't taken the field, meaning the Glosters are a bowler light. It had been vintage fare from both; punchy drives and cuts from the Irishman and a fair bit of silk from Nash. But then Craig Miles found a quicker ball and nipped through Joyce's defences, perhaps via a bit of inside edge, and Joyce was bowled. Jack Taylor, having recently had his action cleared, had a bowl shortly before the break but didn't look too threatening. Honours about even, you'd say. Enjoy your lunch, folks.
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    Leicestershire 437-8 v Northants
    Ned Eckersley’s measured half-century steered Leicestershire to 437 for 8 by lunch on day two at Wantage Road.
    It was an important fifty, brought up in 92 balls with five fours, to ensure his side’s strong position at the start of the day, 330 for 5, was not wasted. There was potential for that to happen after Ben Sanderson took 3 for 19 in an eight-over burst.
    First to go was Mark Pettini, adding just eight to his overnight 109, getting lifter that came off the shoulder of the bat to point. Clint McKay edged a back-foot drive behind the wicket and Rob Sayer got a bottom edge into his stumps trying to leave three balls later. It brought up Sanderson’s third five-for of the season.
    But Eckersley found a game partner in Ben Raine, who, after a skittish start, settled to make a season’s best 36 not out and help add an unbeaten 81 for the ninth wicket by lunch.
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    Essex 427-5 v Derbyshire
    Nick Browne has batted Essex into a commanding position on the second morning of the match against Derbyshire at the 3aaa County Ground.
    The opener took advantage of another dropped catch to move to 191 out of 427 for 5 at lunch and is on course for his second double hundred of the season against Derbyshire.
    Browne should have been dismissed on 144 when he pulled a full toss from leg spinner Matt Critchley to square leg but Charlie Macdonell spilled a simple chance.
    Derbyshire's bowlers continued to toil on a flat pitch and took only one wicket in the session with Ryan ten Doeschate playing on to Tom Milnes for 60 which ended a fifth wicket stand of 140.
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    Middlesex 189-1 trail Durham by 15 runs
    The two Nicks; Compton and Gubbins piled on the agony for Durham with a second-wicket century stand that looks set to help Middlesex build a healthy first-innings lead in their Specsavers County Championship clash at Lord’s.
    The duo took the hosts in at lunch on day two with 189 for one on the board – representing a small overall match deficit of 15.
    Left-handed Gubbins, on 87 is fast approaching his third century of the summer, while Compton posted his first 50 of the championship season in 167 minutes and with only four boundaries.
    Durham, who batted poorly on day two, will be ruing their lapses in the field however. Gubbins was dropped behind the wicket off Graham Onions on Saturday evening with his score on 39, while Compton, having already survived two huge lbw shouts, was dropped at slip with his score on 15. Chris Rushworth was the luckless bowler on that occasion.
  • INDIVIDUAL 50: KM Jarvis 51* (84)
    Lancashire 473/9 (129.4 ov, won the toss) v Yorkshire
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    Notts 116-6 v Hampshire 319
    Andy Carter enjoyed a dream return to his old stomping ground as he fired up Hampshire with an explosive spell at the start of the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.
    Carter, who left Nottingham for Derbyshire at the end of last season, has now moved south and picked up three wickets for just six runs in only 12 deliveries to rock the home county.
    Gareth Berg and Brad Wheal also struck for the visitors to leave Notts on 116 for six at lunch.
    Notts began the day on their overnight score of 39 for one but soon lost nightwatchman Jake Ball, Riki Wessels and Steven Mullaney in a fiery early burst from Carter.
    Ball hoisted his first delivery of the day to Adam Wheater at midwicket for his overnight 14. Wessels tried to take on his former team-mate and lifted a bouncer into the hands of Mason Crane on the fence and Mullaney chopped a rising delivery onto his stumps.
    Brendan Taylor clipped Berg to square leg and Samit Patel hobbled off lbw after being hit on the full by Wheal.
    Michael Lumb and Chris Read remained together until the interval, with Notts still 203 runs behind.
  • Re England's opener, Michael Vaughan did mention Hameed as a possibility on TMS this morning. Get 'em in young. It might be a bit of a crawl with him and Cook in together, but at least he'd be prepared to bat all day.
  • Not sure how much fun the Notts families are having today.
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    Glamorgan 235-7 lead Worcestershire by 72 runs
    William Bragg fell two runs short of his third Specsavers County Championship century of the season but Glamorgan moved into a position of strength by lunch on day two of the clash with Worcestershire at New Road.
    Bragg held the Glamorgan innings together amidst the clatter of 15 wickets on the opening day and continued in the same vein this morning when resuming on 75 not out.
    Joe Leach collected his third wicket of the innings - and 43rd of the campaign - when Owen Morgan (21) shouldered arms and had his stumps shattered.
    Bragg straight drove and pulled Leach for boundaries to move into the 90s but then pushed forward to Ed Barnard and was bowled.
    He struck 16 fours in his 133 ball innings.
    Glamorgan were then still two runs in arrears but Graham Wagg and Mark Wallace posted a half century stand in only 10 overs.
    By the interval, Wagg had moved onto 45 and Wallace, who has been opening the innings in the last seven Championship matches, 38 out of 235-7 - an overall lead of 72.
  • WICKET: Lancashire 494 all out (133 ov, won the toss) v Yorkshire
    KM Jarvis lbw b Rashid 57 (92)   Partnership: 107 (23.2 ov)
    AU Rashid 32-2-149-1   J Clark 84* (105)
  • LUNCH: Lancashire 494 all out (133 ov, won the toss) v Yorkshire
    J Clark 84* (105)   KM Jarvis 57* (92)
  • @Tom Maher, there is some sense in what he is saying (which is unusual for Vaughan's hyperbole). So many others have been tried and discarded, why not set the stall out to give a youngest a really extended period to learn the role, even mroe than the 11 tests that Hales has had. Cook has been striking at 70 this series so maybe he is happy to be the 'enforcer' at the top of the order? Realistic though, unless we go back to Lyth, Robson et al, is there anyone new who has not been given a go?
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