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Specsavers County Championship, Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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  • Keaton Jennings, what a lad! Scored half his team's runs and carries the bat. Would really wish to see him and Hameed opening for the test team soon. It would be quite a partnership.
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    Somerset 218-4 v Yorkshire 145
    Ryan Sidebottom led Yorkshire's fightback on the second morning of the Specsavers County Championship clash with close rivals, Somerset, at Headingley.
    The left-arm swing bowler took two early wickets in five balls and at lunch Somerset had moved from their overnight 107 for one to 218 for four when they had built up a useful first innings lead of 73.
    Trescothick was 45 and Chris Rogers 58 at the start of the day and Trescothick soon moved to his 50 from 90 balls with nine fours before Sidebottom struck twice in an over.
    He had Rogers caught by Adam Lyth at second slip for 63 from 91 balls with nine fours and bowled James Hildreth with an in swinger that brought no stroke from the surprised batsman.
    Sidebottom broke Jim Allenby's bat in half before he had scored but Trescothick and Jim Allenby denied Yorkshire any further breakthrough until Trescothick played Liam Plunkett into his stumps and was out for 73 from 142 balls with a dozen fours.
    Somerset were 164 for four and now Peter Trego helped Allenby to keep Yorkshire at bay, despite Adil Rashid causing some problems with his leg-spin. Rashid switched to the football end and he was joined in the attack shortly before lunch by Adam Lyth with his off-spin.
  • Nice piece by Paul Edwards on Haseeb Hameed. If picked, he will, by my reckoning, be the first England player since AC Smith to make a Test debut having never played in a List A or Twenty20 match.
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    Sussex 197-8 v Worcestershire
    Chris Jordan and Jofra Archer saved Sussex from a potential follow-on at Hove where, in blissful sunshine, they added 97 in 18 overs for the eighth wicket after Worcestershire had reduced them to 71 for 7 in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two match.
    Jordan was 45 not out from 69 balls in Sussex’s 197 for 8 at lunch on day two, while Archer hit eight fours in a 56-ball 46 before becoming a sixth victim for impressive West Indies fast bowler Miguel Cummins.
    Cummins, who had figures of 6 for 73 at the interval, struck with the second ball of the day to bowl Phil Salt for a duck off an inside edge as Sussex slid to 50 to 5, in reply to Worcestershire’s 306, without adding to their overnight score.
    Joe Leach then had Ben Brown caught at first slip for 26, while Cummins fired a yorker through David Wiese’s defences to uproot two stumps and bowl him for 4.
    But Jordan and Archer, both Barbados-born and close friends, counter-attacked to the delight of a good-sized crowd before Cummins, brought back for a second spell of the morning down the Hove slope, made one bounce at Archer to square him up and have him held at second slip.
    By lunch, Danny Briggs had also resisted well with 18 not out to help Jordan, who had hit eight fours, to take Sussex to within three runs of a first batting bonus point.
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    Middlesex 327 v Lancashire
    Lancashire took the last seven Middlesex wickets for 69 runs to fight back on the second morning at Old Trafford, limiting the Division One leaders to 327 all out and, vitally in a tight title race, just three batting points.
    Middlesex went into the second day in a position of strength on 258-3 but after Dawid Malan completed an 109-ball half-century, they contrived to lose three wickets for 10 runs in 39 balls. Malan became the fourth member of Middlesex’s top four to reach 50 but not kick on, as he tried to play Tom Bailey too late and chopped on, while Stevie Eskinazi was bowled through the gate by Kyle Jarvis shortly afterwards. John Simpson was caught at second slip, throwing his hands at a drive off Bailey.
    James Franklin was the not out batsman, guiding Middlesex to their third batting point with three balls to spare thanks to a four wide of long-on off Kerrigan, but the left-arm spinner dismissed both Ollie Rayner and Toby Roland-Jones. Rayner prodded forward and was caught at slip, while Roland-Jones - who clubbed Kerrigan down the ground for six - was bowled playing back.
    In the final over before the scheduled break, Steven Croft had Tim Murtagh caught brilliantly at short leg by Rob Jones, diving to his left. The extra 15 minutes were taken and Steven Finn was bowled by Kerrigan, who finished with figures of 4-80.
  • Carlson's historic hundred delays Essex promotion party

    CricinfoAlan Gardner: Kiran Carlson became the youngest player to make a first-class hundred for Glamorgan and held up Essex's planned promotion party in the process
  • Energised Middlesex keep title glory in their sights

    CricinfoPaul Edwards: Middlesex have laid the groundwork for a total which will require them to bat only once in this match and move a step closer to the County Championship title
  • It is just sickening to see Borthwick and Stoneman go to Surrey from Durham. Hope ECB take note of this situation and do something about it. As for Surrey, I just wish them relegation next season.
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    Gloucs 74-3 v Northants 326
    Seven wickets fell on the second morning at Wantage Road as Northamptonshire were bowled out for 326 before Gloucestershire took lunch 74 for 3.
    David Payne ran through through Northants lower order in 11 balls, taking the four remaining wickets without conceding a run. Steven Crook fell second ball of the day trying to late cut and getting a thin edge to Phil Mustard, four balls later Rory Kleinveldt drove loosely to extra-cover.
    David Murphy scored Northants only runs of the day with an edge to third man before Payne returned to have Azharullah smartly held at third slip by Hamish Marshall. Ben Sanderson lost his off stump next ball.
    In reply, Gloucestershire lost Chris Dent to a thin edge behind and Gareth Roderick to a better catch from Murphy for Kleinvedt’s second wicket. When George Hankins slapped a pull to square leg and was very well held by a diving Adam Rossington, the game was back on an even keel.
  • Aneesh do you want to stop all players moving counties, or just to Surrey? They were both out of contract, nothing the ECB can 'do about it.'
  • Hasn't Allenby got that new bat yet?!
  • Yorkshire v Somerset - Specsavers County Championship - Division One
    by Stu Forster (Getty Images Sport) via Getty Images on Tue Sep 13 2016
  • Yorkshire v Somerset - Specsavers County Championship - Division One
    by Stu Forster (Getty Images Sport) via Getty Images on Tue Sep 13 2016
  • @David, Surrey have gone cherry picking in recent times. Surely, signing players out of contract isn't a thing to complain, but Durham not having adequate finances being the reason the two are moving to Surrey, is pretty bad.
  • Morning session - Som 111 for 3 - I would happily settle for the same in the afternoon
  • Borthwick and Stoneman are good players, along with Jennings, they form the core of the batting lineup. It would be a blow indeed for Durham. The county does a decent job of producing a lot of good players and they deserve to be in a better financial standing.
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