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Specsavers County Championship, Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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  • LUNCH: Somerset 218/4 (57 ov, lead by 73 - 1st inns) v Yorkshire
    J Allenby 35* (58)   PD Trego 40* (45)
  • LUNCH: Gloucestershire 74/3 (23 ov, trail by 252 - 1st inns) v Northants
    HJH Marshall 17* (25)   WA Tavare 20* (49)
  • LUNCH: Sussex 197/8 (40 ov, trail by 109 - 1st inns) v Worcs
    CJ Jordan 45* (69)   DR Briggs 18* (25)
  • LUNCH: Surrey 75/1 (24 ov, trail by 326 - 1st inns) v Durham
    KC Sangakkara 30* (54)   DP Sibley 25* (63)
  • LUNCH: Essex 46/3 (12 ov, trail by 240 - 1st inns) v Glamorgan
    RS Bopara 8* (10)   DW Lawrence 4* (24)
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    Essex 46-3 trail Glamorgan 286 by 240 runs
    Craig Meschede claimed three quick wickets to rock Essex as they sought the three points they still require to secure the Specsavers County Championship Division Two title.
    Essex made sure of all three bowling points when they took the last three Glamorgan wickets in the first hour of day two, but their hopes of passing the 300 target for an equal number of batting points suffered three early blows.
    Varun Chopra’s first innings since his prodigal return from Warwickshire lasted just eight balls before he went lbw to the first delivery of Meschede’s second over. Tom Westley whipped the South African through midwicket for four, but to his fifth ball he got a touch to one down legside and was caught behind.
    Nick Browne had moved effortlessly to 22 with the help of three boundaries when he got the faintest of touches to a ball from Meschede that came back at him and Essex were 34 for three. Meschede went to lunch with three for 18 from six overs.
    Earlier, Carlson and Morgan added just four runs to their eighth-wicket stand before Morgan had his middle stump uprooted in the third over of the morning by Jamie Porter. The pair had restored Welsh pride with a partnership worth 133 in 47 overs after coming together at 127 for seven, Morgan contributing 55 from 148 balls.
    Carlson finally went for 119, having moved on his overnight score by 18 in the first hour, having been at the crease for more than five hours. The 18-year-old had been calmness itself, but was tempted by a short ball from David Masters and played a tennis shot above his head.
    Masters had not taken a wicket in the innings before that, but had a second next ball when Michael Hogan chased one outside off-stump and was snapped up by Chopra at first slip.
  • WICKET: Middlesex 327 all out (119.4 ov, lost the toss) v Lancashire
    ST Finn b Kerrigan 2 (9)   Partnership: 5 (2.4 ov)
    SC Kerrigan 23.4-4-80-4   JEC Franklin 31* (63)
  • LUNCH: Middlesex 327 all out (119.4 ov, lost the toss) v Lancashire
    JEC Franklin 31* (63)
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    Leicestershire 44-3 v Derbyshire 307
    Derbyshire's hopes of a first championship win of the season have been lifted by three early wickets on the second morning of the Division Two match at Derby.
    After the home side were bowled out for 307, Leicestershire lost both openers and Neil Dexter cheaply and at lunch were 44 for 3.
    Harvey Hosein went into the day needing another 21 for a maiden first-class hundred but he added only four and was unbeaten on a career-best 83 when Charlie Shreck took his fourth wicket by having Will Davis caught at short leg for 15.
    Tony Palladino struck in his third over when he swung one back into Angus Robson who was lbw without scoring and Paul Horton played a poor shot when he tried to cut a wide ball from Davis and was caught behind.
    Leicestershire suffered another blow in the last over of the morning when Dexter played a loose shot at the first ball from spinner Callum Parkinson and was caught at slip for 14.
  • Would be the least Jos could do for Somerset to smash a quick 200
  • Yes, Midds have been dismissed after 327, rather a low total after yesterday. Chance for Hameed to shine here. On a sidenote (to Mr Hoppsy), Mr Edwards' article on Hameed is worth pinning, a great read. Could you please pin it?
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    Surrey 75-1 v Durham 401
    Keaton Jennings became the seventh batsman to carry his bat for Durham when he was left stranded on 201 on a glorious morning at Chester-le-Street.
    The seven runs needed for the fifth batting point were all scored by Graham Onions, including four off the edge. But after Jennings added one run Onions tamely drove a catch to cover to give Mark Footitt his fifth wicket.
    Durham were all out for 401 and Surrey reached 75 for one at lunch, Rory Burns the man out for 15.
    He was given an uncomfortable time by Mark Wood, achieving steep bounce with his shorter deliveries. But it was a full-lenth in-swinger which took the left-hander's inside edge on the way to wicketkeeper Stuart Poynter.
    Faced with an attack of Wood, Graham Onions, Ben Stokes and the pacy Brydon Carse, Dominic Sibley played well enough to suggest he won't be the one making way for Mark Stoneman, or Scott Borthwick.
    Carse, back after a three-month injury absence, posed the greatest threat. He beat Kumar Sangakkara twice in his first two overs then had a big appeal for caught behind turned down with Sibley on 25.
    Sangakkara cut Stokes's first ball for four on his way to 30 at lunch, when Sibley still on 25.
  • yes got plans to pin it, bit busy!
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