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Specsavers County Championship, Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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  • Warwickshire v Surrey: Specsavers County Championship Division One
    by Stu Forster (Getty Images Sport) via Getty Images on Tue Aug 16 2016
    • Live Update
    Paul Edwards at Lancashire 232-3 v Yorkshire
    Haseeb Hameed has become the youngest Lancastrian to score two centuries in a first-class match, the first Lancashire player to score two hundreds in a Roses match and only the third in all Roses games, Percy Holmes and Ted Lester having done it for Yorkshire previously. The dream goes on...Astonishing stuff really
    • ECB Reporters Network

    Sussex promotion challenge back on - just
    Sussex wasted no time completing their second win of the season in the Specsavers County Championship, requiring just 17 balls on the final day to take the last of the nine Gloucestershire wickets they needed to win by an innings and two runs.
    Sussex had taken total control of the game on the second and third days, as centuries from Luke Wells and Ben Brown built a 160-run lead on first innings. With Liam Norwell absent with a head injury sustained while batting on the second morning, Sussex only required nine second innings wicket and, either side of tea on Monday, they picked up eight of them for just 112.
    In their way stood the Taylor brothers, Jack and Matt, who - even with an extra eight overs taken on the third day - made it to stumps just 11 runs behind, with the former smiting three sixes in his 52 not out.
    On the final morning, their resistance briefly continued, with Matt punching Steve Magoffin through the covers for four in the first over, and Jack - who looked to farm the strike - hitting Chris Jordan down the ground for four more.
    But in Magoffin’s second over, Jack Taylor looked to clear the infield and smash Gloucestershire into the lead, but was bowled for 56 to become the Australian’s seventh wicket of the match. Jordan finished with 4 for 36 in the second innings to go with his 52 runs.
    Sussex gained the maximum 24 points from the match, while Gloucestershire took six. Both teams have five games left in the season, and Sussex remain unbeaten, although nine of their matches have ended in draws.
    • Today's Headlines

    Haseeb Hameed makes Lancashire Roses history: two hundreds in a game
    Ian Bell resists as Warwickshire subside against Surrey
    Sussex beat Gloucs - threaten late promotion push
    Glamorgan crawl towards victory target at Worcester

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