County Championship Division One Round-up: 21 September

image-l8c3zu1yJack Leaning hit 112 for Kent (PC: Twitter)

The County Championship Division One saw five matches being resumed on Wednesday (21 September). Here's a sneak peek of the action that transpired in the Oval, Bristol, Taunton, Chelmsford and Southampton. 

Surrey vs Yorkshire

Surrey started Day 2 on 292/6 at Bristol. The right-arm pacer Daniel Worrall played a 15-ball 23 knock to help the team in posting 333 on the board. 

image-l8c2782gTom Laws took four wickets (PC: Twitter)

In response, Yorkshire endured a bad start with the dismissals of their openers early. The contributions from George Hill (28) and Tom Kohler-Cadmore (55) put the team in good stead. However, only Jonathan Tattersall (45) could be potent in the middle-order, as the visitors were bundled out for 179. Tom Lawes scalped four wickets for Surrey. 

Following on, Adam Lyth (36*) and George Hill (35) added 68 runs for the second wicket. Along with Lyth, Tom (9*) is at the crease with Yorkshire at 89/2. 

Brief Scores:

Surrey (1st innings)- 333/10

Ollie Pope 136 (131), Jordan Clark 55 (111);
Steven Patterson 4/69, Ben Coad 3/41

Yorkshire (1st innings)- 179/10

Tom Kohler-Cadmore 55 (75),  Jonathan Tattersall 45 (78);
Tom Lawes 4/31, Jordan Clark 2/42

Yorkshire 2nd innings (Following on)- 89/2

Adam Lyth 36 (66), George Hill 35 (68);
Jamie Overton 1/9, Daniel Worrall 1/27

Day 2 - Yorkshire trail by 65 runs

Gloucestershire vs Warwickshire

Warwickshire could only add 19 runs in the first session, before getting bowled out for 274, with Dom Sibley hitting 120. Zafar Gohar was the wrecker-in-chief for the Gloucs with a five-for. 

image-l8c2llfmJayant Yadav picked five wickets (PC: Twitter)

In response, Gloucestershire scored 255 with top contributions from Jack Taylor (71) and Gohar (55). The off-spinner Jayant Yadav scalped five wickets for the Bears. 

At the end of Day 2, Warwickshire are at 58/5, with Alex Davies (41*) and Jacob Bethell (3*) at the crease. Tom Price has already bagged four wickets. 

Brief Scores:

Warwickshire (1st innings)- 274/10

Dominic Sibley 120 (280), Danny Briggs 65 (110);
Zafar Gohar 5/64, Ajeet Dale 2/43

Warwickshire (2nd innings)- 58/5

Alex Davies 41* (51), Rob Yates 8 (9);
Tom Price 4/20, David Payne 1/22

Gloucestershire (1st innings)- 255/10

Jack Taylor 71 (106), Zafar Gohar 55 (82);
Jayant Yadav 5/90, Danny Briggs 3/79

Day 2 - Warwickshire lead by 77 runs

Somerset vs Northamptonshire

Somerset resumed the Day 2 on 271/4. Soon, the overnight batters, James Rew (32) and Lewis Goldsworthy (22) made their way back to the hut. It was a good support from Josh Davey (31), which helped Somerset to finish on 389. Rob Keogh was the pick of the bowlers for Northants with four scalps. 

image-l8c31fc5Will Young hit 85 (PC: Twitter)

Then, Northamptonshire had a bad start, wherein they were reeling for a score of 39/4. However, the Kiwi batter Will Young was imperious with his knock of 85 off 153 balls to guide the team on the right path. 

At the end of the day, they are at 184/6, with Saif Zaib batting on 27*, while Tom Taylor is unbeaten on 19*. 

Brief Scores:

Somerset- 389/10

Tom Abell 111 (179), George Bartlett 62 (126);
Rob Keogh 4/99, Jack White 1/51

Northamptonshire- 184/6

Will Young- 85 (153), Saif Zaib 27* (60);
Craig Overton 4/25, Josh Davey 2/40

Day 2 - Northants trail by 205 runs

Essex vs Lancashire

Lancs commenced the day's proceedings on 25/6. After the dismissal of George Bell (24), Steven Croft provided a valuable contribution of 23 off 35 balls, which helped Red Roses to finish on 73, and set a target of 98 runs. 

Although the title looked ordinary, the pitch was helpful for the pacers. The pair of George Balderson and Will Williams wreaked havoc to dismiss Essex for 59, with the former also registering a hat-trick. 

Brief Scores:

Lancashire (1st innings)- 131/10

Tom Bailey 24 (23), Steven Croft 23 (54);
Simon Harmer 5/41, Sam Cook 3/38

Lancashire (2nd innings)-73/10

George Bell 24 (28), Tom Hartley 23 (35);
Shane Snater 6/10, Sam Cook 3/46

Essex (1st innings)- 107/10

Alastair Cook 40 (98), Feroze Khushi 17(35);
Tom Bailey 5/36, Will Williams 2/28

Essex (2nd innings)-59/10

Alastair Cook  14 (22), Tom Westley 13 (21);
George Balderson 5/14, Will Williams 4/24 

Result: Lancashire won by 38 runs

Hampshire vs Kent

Kent were at 20/3 at the start of Day 2 at Southampton. The experienced batter Jack Leaning returned to his finest to steer the team with odd boundaries, while Daniel Bell-Drummond was a strong support as well. 

After the dismissal of Daniel (40), Leaning continued his momentum to slam 112 off 178, laced with 14 fours and a six. Then, with the handy runs from the lower middle-order, Kent finished on 269, and set a target of 378.

In response, Ian Holland and Nick Gubbins could not provide much contribution to Hampshire. However, the gritty knocks from Joe Weatherley (54*) and Felix Organ (37) kept the team in good stead to finish on 105/4. It will be interesting to see if James Vince can continue his rich form to help Hampshire secure a victory. 

Brief Scores:

Kent (1st innings)- 165/10

Ben Compton 63 (161), Joey Evison 34 (67);
Kyle Abbott 4/64, Mohammad Abbas 3/29

Kent (2nd innings)- 269/10

Jack Leaning 112 (178), Daniel Bell-Drummond 40 (56);
Mohammad Abbas 4/68, James Fuller 3/44

Hampshire (1st innings)- 57/10

Ian Holland 19 (34), Keith Barker 13 (10);
Matt Quinn 6/23, Harry Podmore 2/11

Hampshire (1st innings)- 105/4

Joe Weatherley 54* (99), Felix Organ 37 (78);
Matt Quinn 2/26, Harry Podmore 1/23

Day 2 - Hampshire need 273 runs

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