Title-chasing Somerset will probably face a tricky run chase into their Specsavers County Championship clash following Kyle Abbott’s nine-for and James Vince’s hundred on day two at The Ageas Bowl.
Somerset – eight points clear of Essex heading to the penultimate set of fixtures – had rolled Hampshire for 196 on day one but then dropped themselves.
Tom Abell’s side slumped to 65-8 before Dom Bess (37) and Roelof van der Merwe (29no) led a comeback of sorts, placing 67 for the ninth wicket to briefly thwart a uncontrolled Abbott. Hants vs Somerset scorecard
Hampshire captain Vince (102no) then struck his first hundred of the year as his side closed on 176-8 with a lead of 230 having previously been reduced to 10-3 and 45-6 in Southampton.
Somerset’s Sky Live home game with Essex at the final round will now be a title shootout following the Chelmsford side procured the line from Surrey which means this week, Somerset can’t win the trophy.
Dan Lawrence (147) spearheaded an Essex retrieval from 53-3 and Ryan ten Doeschate struck 78no since the hosts closed on 302-6 to lead by 128 after Surrey had collapsed from 152-4 to 174 all out. Essex vs Surrey scorecard
Jamie Porter (5-62) along with Sam Cook (5-53) shared the wickets as Surrey wilted once England optimistic Ben Foakes (34) was bowled by Cook.
Founded in Division One, Kent seamer Matt Milnes ripped 5-87 as Yorkshire were bowled out in response to the off side ‘s for 269. Yorks vs Kent scorecard
Darren Stevens followed closely 237 with just two wickets and the 43-year-old is now set for contract discussions with Kent week with been advised that he could be published at the conclusion of the season.
Potential England Test opener Dom Sibley (115no) scored his fourth bunch of this year as Warwickshire closed on 264-2 in response to relegated Nottinghamshire’s 498 at Trent Bridge. Notts vs Warks scorecard
In Division 2 Gloucestershire torpedoed Worcestershire for 128 but are making job of pursuing their little target of 115 after closure 54-4 – that the traffic desire a spot to be consolidated by 61 additional conducts on Wednesday. Worcs vs Gloucs scorecard
Northamptonshire lead fellow promotion hopefuls Durham by 321 in Wantage Road after dismissing the people for 131 – Ben Sanderson carrying six wickets – and then final on 235-6 with Richard Levi (60) and Adam Rossington (52) hitting fifties. Northants vs Durham scorecard
Derbyshire opener Luis Reece blasted 184 out of 189 chunks and put on 274 with opening partner and captain Billy Godleman (106 not out) as his side racked up 360-2 against Sussex to lead by 267 and dent their opponents’ promotion hopes. Derbys vs Sussex scorecard
Glamorgan, also in the shake-up to get a location, are currently bossing Leicestershire, the county totalling 435 – Chris Cooke striking 96 – before reducing the Foxes. Glamorgan vs Leics scorecard
Middlesex, meanwhile, ranging from 34-6 into 337 all out against champions Lancashire with John Simpson scoring 167 outside and getting good assistance from Nathan Sowter (52), Toby Roland-Jones (32) along with James Harris (32). Lancs vs Middlesex scorecard
West Indies quick Miguel Cummins removed Alex Davies for a duck as Lancashire closed on to track by 64.