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Specsavers County Championship, Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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  • TEA: Kent 304/7 (102 ov, trail by 188 - 1st inns) v Derbyshire
    SR Dickson 133* (281)   MT Coles 10* (21)
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    Durham 67-0 need 238 to beat Warwickshire
    Durham are eyeing a fantastic fightback win over Warwickshire after turning their Specsavers County Championship game right round on the third day at Edgbaston.
    Trailing by 123 on first innings, the visitors bowled Warwickshire out for 114 second time round, leaving a victory target of 238.
    They then made a strong start to the pursuit and, by tea, openers Mark Stoneman and Keaton Jennings had knocked off 67 from 28 overs without being parted.
    Young seamer James Weighell powered Durham back into the game with five for 33 in the second innings to complete match figures of nine for 130.
    After Warwickshire resumed after lunch on 102 for eight, Graham Onions quickly collected his third wicket when Keith Barker sliced to second slip. Weighell then completed his maiden first-class five-for when Olly Hannon-Dalby miscued to mid-wicket.
    With first-innings destroyer Chris Woakes lost to England duty, Warwickshire's seam-attack failed to separate Stoneman and Jenninngs. As the pitch continues to offer little spin for Josh Poysden, who has replaced Woakes in the match, and Jeetan Patel, the Bears need to conjure up some potency briskly after tea.
  • TEA: Hampshire 99/3 (35 ov, lead by 180 - 2nd inns) v Notts
    WR Smith 32* (86)   SM Ervine 44* (77)
  • TEAM 200: Glamorgan 200/2 (57.3 ov, lead by 147 - 2nd inns) v Essex
    CB Cooke 49* (78)   WD Bragg 84* (157)
  • INDIVIDUAL 50: CB Cooke 50* (79)
    Glamorgan 201/2 (57.4 ov, lead by 148 - 2nd inns) v Essex
  • Hampshire are dangerously close to putting together a match winning partnership here
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    Middlesex 309-6 trail Somerset 376 by 67 runs
    Nick Gubbins celebrated a maiden first-class hundred at Lord’s today but Middlesex were still being made to work hard, at 309 for 6 at tea, in their efforts to overhaul Somerset’s first innings 376 in the Specsavers County Championship.
    While there was ecstasy for Gubbins, there was agony for his fellow opener Sam Robson who failed by just one run to hit four successive hundreds at Lord’s when he was out for 99 on day three of the Division One match.
    But, less than a quarter-of-an-hour later, Gubbins joyously completed his long-awaited century, in his 39th innings and 23rd first-class match, and after three previous scores in the 90s.
    Robson was bowled by left-arm spinner Jack Leach, trying to cut, as his opening partnership of 198 with Gubbins also failed by a single run to match Middlesex’s first wicket record against Somerset – the 199 put on by Jack Robertson and Syd Brown at Lord’s in 1951.
    Right-hander Robson, whose previous three championship innings at Lord’s were 114 not out, 106 and 231, had resumed on 67 in Middlesex’s overnight 139 without loss and batted overall for four hours, facing 206 balls and hitting 14 fours.
    Gubbins, a 22-year-old left-hander, drove Jim Allenby’s medium pace wide of mid on for his 14th four to reach three figures, from 208 balls, and celebrated with bat and both arms aloft in triumph.
    Allenby had Dawid Malan caught at slip for 5 and, soon after lunch, the medium pacer saw Gubbins flash him to slip on 109. Armed with the second new ball, Tim Groenewald pinned both Adam Voges and John Simpson lbw, for 18 and 10 respectively, leaving James Franklin and Paul Stirling (32 not out) to dig in with a sixth wicket stand of 49 until Leach had Franklin caught at slip for 23 shortly before tea.
  • TEA: Glamorgan 206/2 (59 ov, lead by 153 - 2nd inns) v Essex
    WD Bragg 84* (160)   CB Cooke 55* (84)
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    Kent 304-7 trail Derbyshire by 188 runs
    Another outstanding contribution from Shiv Thakor has left Kent fighting to stay in the game at Derby despite a fine century from Sean Dickson.
    Thakor followed his first innings 130 with four wickets to leave Kent on 304 for 7 at tea, trailing by 188 and still needing 39 to avoid being asked to follow-on.
    Only Dickson and Adam Ball, who scored 40, offered any prolonged resistance as Derbyshire took four wickets in the afternoon with Thakor claiming two of them.
    After Ben Cotton had Ball caught behind and bowled Adam Rouse, Thakor trapped Calum Haggett and James Tredwell lbw with consecutive balls.
    Matt Coles denied Thakor a hat-trick and stayed with Dickson who was unbeaten on 133, the second hundred of his first-class career.
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    Hampshire 99-3 lead Nottinghamshire 189 by 180 runs
    Hampshire batsmen Sean Ervine and Will Smith kept the hosts on top – despite a wobble after lunch threatened to gift Nottinghamshire a route back into the match.
    Hampshire had taken an 81 run lead into the second innings and had aimed to punish Notts’ meagre first innings total – but Harry Gurney and Luke Fletcher had other ideas.
    The impressive Gurney grabbed two wickets – finding Michael Carberry’s edge in just the fourth over, replacement wicketkeeper Riki Wessels completing the wicket.
    Before he clean bowled Liam Dawson for two, completing a disappointing game with the bat having received a golden duck on day one.
    Economical Fletcher had Jimmy Adams walking back to the dressing room after nicking to first slip – to leave the home side 24 for three.
    But Ervine and Smith, on 44 and 32 not out respectably, added an unbeaten 75 for the fourth wicket, to give Hampshire a tea lead of 180.
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    Vithushan Ehantharajah at Nottinghamshire 270 & 99-3 v Hampshire 

    Notts are wilting out on the field and Sean Ervine and Will Smith are taking advantage of it with 75 put on between them. The lead is now 180 and, without Jake Ball, Notts are likely to concede a lot more in the evening session. Expect Luke Fletcher and Harry Gurney back straight after tea but Ervine and Smith look set to go big: even in the session just gone, Smith was indulging in a few cute flicks behind the wicket off to pilfer some boundaries. 
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    Glamorgan 206-2 lead Essex by 152 runs
    This game is now beautifully poised after an excellent Glamorgan batting effort in the middle session of day three. A 107 run stands between Will Bragg and Mark Wallace and then unbroken partnership of 97 by Bragg and Chris Cooke have left Glamorgan on 206-2, leading Essex by 153 runs. The solitary wicket to fall in the session was that of Wallace who got a healthy edge off the bowling of Ravi Bopara that was well caught by wicket-keeper James Foster.
    Bragg has batted brilliantly to reach *4 not out and he has played the cut and pull shots with particular aplomb against anything the Essex bowlers have pitched short. Cooke has moved to his second half-century of the match going to tea on 55 not out.
    David Masters has been the pick of the Essex bowlers and he has been unlucky not to have got more than his one solitary wicket. In a spell just after the lunch break with Foster standing up to the stumps he asked serious questions of the Glamorgan batsmen that they did well to answer.
  • WICKET: Durham 67/1 (29.3 ov, target: 238) v Warwickshire
    MD Stoneman lbw b Wright 23 (80)   Partnership: 67 (29.3 ov)
    CJC Wright 4.3-2-8-1   KK Jennings 42* (97)
  • Big wicket. I see a classic brewing at Edgbaston
  • TEAM 100: Hampshire 101/3 (35.3 ov, lead by 182 - 2nd inns) v Notts
    WR Smith 34* (89)   SM Ervine 44* (77)
  • Yorkshire are hoping Willey (won't he) will be available for the T20 match against Worcs, which raised to my attention the brilliant scheduling which has Yorkshire at Grace road on Thursday night and Old Trafford on Friday night
  • Jennings trying to follow the #WayOfHameed but he's batting too fast. Can't even get that right, useless man.
  • WICKET: Northamptonshire 28/2 (12.3 ov, trail by 214 - 2nd inns) v Gloucs
    AG Wakely lbw b Noema-Barnett 14 (38)   Partnership: 23 (11.1 ov)
    K Noema-Barnett 0.3-0-0-1   RI Newton 9* (30)
  • WICKET: Hampshire 102/4 (37.1 ov, lead by 183 - 2nd inns) v Notts
    SM Ervine lbw b Gurney 45 (79)   Partnership: 78 (25.5 ov)
    HF Gurney 9.1-1-28-3   WR Smith 34* (97)
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