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Specsavers County Championship, Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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  • LUNCH: Durham 162/2 (53 ov, trail by 310 - 1st inns) v Hampshire
    JTA Burnham 59* (120)   KK Jennings 72* (168)
  • LUNCH: Oxford University 103/1 (31 ov, won the toss) v Cambridge U
    MST Hughes 54* (80)   DA Escott 23* (92)
  • LUNCH: Kent 26/2 (9 ov, trail by 336 - 2nd inns) v Essex
    SA Northeast 6* (12)   JL Denly 1* (5)
  • LUNCH: Worcestershire 322/8 (96 ov, trail by 85 - 1st inns) v Leics
    J Leach 72* (92)   JD Shantry 10* (21)
    • Live Update
    Jon Culley at Nottinghamshire 416-7 v Lancashire

    Nottinghamshire will be more than satisfied with their morning's work here, collecting maximum batting points (to go with a full quota of bowling points too) and finishing the session with a lead of 140. Samit Patel was judged to have feathered one through to stand-in wicketkeeper Steven Croft off Tom Smith for 67 and it was the former Lancashire captain who dismissed Riki Wessels for 62 with a ball that pushed him back and squared him up a little, finding an edge that went to slip. Stuart Broad's 36 from 41 balls includes six fours and it was mainly down to his 24 in three overs that they were able to claim the fifth batting point. Meanwhile, Tom Moores has followed his 155 on Monday with another half-century against Durham on the first day of a three-day match.
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    David Hopps at Middlesex 232-3 v Yorkshire 406
    Yorkshire have found enough encouragement in the last half hour to hold body and soul together. Much credit for that can be given to Will Rhodes who has put in a solid morning's work of 1-32 in 11, taking the only wicket to fall this morning when he had George Bailey caught at backward point. But it is tough work for Yorkshire on a slow surface, a fact summed up by two balls from Rhoes - the first an edge from Eskinazi which fell short of Adam Lyth at second slip as the ball found the edge, the second, the smoothest of straight drives in reply. Eskinazi might also have been run out on 57 by Gary Ballance's direct hit but in general he has been untroubled in reaching 67 by the interval.
    • Live Update

    Another washout at Chesterfield Festival
    No play was possible for the second day running in the County Championship Division Two match between Derbyshire and Northamptonshire at Chesterfield.
    Overnight rain meant the outfield was still unfit and umpires Neil Mallender and Ian Blackwell had no alternative but to abandon play for the day following an early inspection.
    Although the ground was again basking in sunshine with a strong wind also assisting the drying out process, the main problem for the groundstaff is at the Lake End where the bowlers run-ups are unsafe.
    It means the first three days of the Chesterfield cricket festival have been lost after Sunday's t20 Blast game between the teams was also called off without a ball bowled.
    Derbyshire have another t20 Blast game against Yorkshire on this ground on Sunday but the club are now due to hold discussions about the possibility of moving the match to the 3aaa County Ground, Derby.
  • Cunning Patel spins Surrey to ten-wicket defeat

    CricinfoOffspinner Jeetan Patel sparked a Surrey collapsed and ended with a ten-wicket match haul as Warwickshire raced to victory
  • Fell makes stylish return after cancer battle

    CricinfoTom Fell made a memorable comeback for Worcestershire with a stylish half-century against Leicestershire at New Road on his return to the County Championship after an absence of nearly 10 months.
  • Apologies for disparaging Scarborough, David et al. It's just that, having endured Lord's for much of the season, I was hoping for a pitch that'd do a bit. Almost glad to see Bailey out.
  • Re. bad bowling averages for a number eleven, surely dear old Pankaj Singh must be up there? Batting technique of a proper no. 11 too.
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    Durham 162-2 v Hampshire 472-9
    Keaton Jennings, leading run scorer in the Specsavers County Championship, resolutely defied Hampshire as Durham survived the third morning at Chester-le-Street without losing a wicket.
    Either side of a ten-minute stoppage Jennings and Jack Burnham added 83 runs to take the score to 162 for two in reply to 472 for nine.
    Having shot out of the blocks yesterday, reaching 20 off 16 balls, Jennings has now faced 168 deliveries for his unbeaten 72.
    Resuming on 36, he scored a single off his 23rd ball this morning and faced a further 12 without addition before Hampshire turned to Tino Best under such dark clouds that the umpires decided to go off.
    A light shower confirmed their decision and under brighter skies runs flowed more freely on the resumption, Jennings driving Gareth Andrew sweetly through extra cover to reach 50 off 130 balls.
    Ryan McLaren's first ball in the day's second over struck Burnham on the helmet and he enjoyed some luck as Hampshire continued to try to unsettle him.
    He was not in total control of a hook for four off McLaren and picked up another four wide of the slips when trying to withdraw his bat from a short ball by Best.
    Otherwise the 20-year-old right-hander showed great composure in completing his first 50 since his maiden century at the Oval in the third game. He was on 59 at lunch.
  • Where the heck is Steadzz to read the first ten words of that!?
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    Worcestershire 322-8 v Leicestershire
    Joe Leach and Ed Barnard led a Worcestershire fightback with a century stand for the eighth wicket on day three of the Specsavers County Championship clash with Leicestershire at New Road.
    Worcestershire had resumed on 193-7 - still needing another 65 to avoid the possibility of being asked to follow on in reply to Leicestershire's 407.
    But Leach and Barnard counter-attacked in fine style in adding exactly 100 off 21.2 overs.
    Leach went to his first Championship half century of the season off 66 deliveries with eight fours.
    Barnard, who had scored a career best 73 in the previous Championship game at Derby, again showed his potential.
    He made 42 before Leicestershire skipper Mark Cosgrove broke the stand when having the former England Under-19 captain caught at mid wicket.
    By lunch Leach had moved onto 72 out of 322-8 from 96 overs.
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    Glamorgan 110-4 v Sussex
    Sussex improved their chances of claiming a second win of the season in the Specsavers County Championship by taking three Glamorgan wickets before lunch on the final day at Hove.
    Glamorgan were 110 for 4 at the interval, but they suffered a major blow just before lunch when Will Bragg, who had played well for his 33, was run out by a direct hit from mid-wicket by Will Beer when he answered Aneurin Donald's call for a single.
    Earlier, Stuart Whittingham struck in the third over of the day when he angled a ball across Mark Wallace, who edged to slip for nine.
    Nightwatchman Owen Morgan helped Bragg put on 50 in 17 overs for the second wicket before slow left-armer Danny Briggs bowled Morgan (36) in his sixth over.
    Glamorgan still trail by 110 runs and with both Briggs and Beer getting the ball to grip and turn out of the footholds, Sussex will be confident of pushing for victory.
  • Much improved Keaton Jennings. Watchable, even.
  • Crowd down at Scarborough today - poor weather and sluggish surfaces not helping

  • Jennings will need to continue to improve if both Borthwick and Stoneman jump ship at the end of the Season. Collngwood planning on carrying on next year? If not that is a might big set of holes to fill.
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