County Championship Division One Round-up: September 27

Keaton Jennings continues to display his fine form in the County Championship (PC: Twitter)

The last round of County Championship Division One 2022 continued on Tuesday (September 27). Here's a brief report on the action that transpired in Canterbury, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester and Northampton. 

Kent vs Somerset

Somerset began Day 2 on 195/9 at Canterbury but could add seven runs more, as Lewis Goldsworthy was dismissed for 94. Nathan Gilchrist was the pick of the bowlers for Kent with six scalps. 

In response, the hosts got off to a superb start under the presence of able openers, Tawanda Muyeye (85) and Zak Crawley (79). Then, the experienced Daniel Bell-Drummond (36) and Joe Denly (38) continued the team's momentum. 

The wicket-keeper Ollie Robinson continued his good form to contribute 52 off 57 balls. At the end of the Day,  Kent are at 405/7 with Hamidullah Qadri batting on 27*, and Conor McKerr at 2*. 

Brief scores:

Somerset: 201/10

Lewis Goldsworthy 94 (155), Craig Overton 30 (67);
Nathan Gilchrist 6/61, Matt Quinn 3/33

Kent: 405/7

Tawanda Muyeye 85 (127), Zak Crawley 79 (102);
Kasey Aldridge 4/83, Sajid Khan 2/50

Day 2- Kent lead by 203 runs

Yorkshire vs Gloucestershire

Yorkshire resumed Day 2 on 80/3. The knocks from Tom Kohler-Cadmore (46) and Jonathan Tattersall (33) steered them to finish on 183, with the failure of lower middle-order. Zafar Gohar was the pick of the bowlers for Gloucs with a five-for. 

Then, Ben Charlesworth (25) and James Bracey (39) guided the Gloucestershire on a positive note. Oliver Price (54*) and Jack Taylor (67) have helped the team to finish the Day on 204/6. 

Brief scores:

Gloucestershire (1st innings): 190/10

James Bracey 71 (112), Tom Price 38 (56)
Matthew Fisher 4/45, George Hill 2/14

Yorkshire (1st innings): 183/10

Tom Kohler-Cadmore 46 (45), Adam Lyth 44 (88)
Zafar Gohar 5/40, Ajeet Dale 2/33

Gloucestershire (2nd innings): 204/6 

Jack Taylor 67* (78), Oliver Price 54 (135);
Matthew Fisher 2/36, Ben Coad 2/39

Day 2 - Gloucs lead by 211 runs

Warwickshire vs Hampshire

Warwickshire were at 138/2 ahead of the start of play on Day 2. Rob Yates (104) and Sam Hain (44) kept the team steady with their composed presence at the crease. Then, Will Rhodes (28*) and Dan Mousley (27*) were unbeaten as Bears declared on 272/4 in a rain-curtailed fixture. 

In response, Hampshire have ended the proceedings on 4/0, with Felix Organ and Ian Holland at the crease. 

Brief scores:

Warwickshire: 272/4d

Rob Yates 104 (185), Dom Sibley 54 (109);
Ian Holland 3/85

Hampshire: 4/0

Felix Organ 0* (12), Ian Holland 0 (7)

Day 2 - Hampshire trail by 268 runs

Lancashire vs Surrey

Lancs were at strong position with the scorecard reading 414/5 at beginning of Day 2. Unfortunately, Keaton Jennings missed the double century by one run, while George Balderson fell short of his century by a whisker. But their innings helped the Red Roses to post 512 on the board. 

image-l8kn1ustSurrey hold a strong grip in this fixture (PC: Twitter)

The opening pair of Surrey, Rory Burns and Ryan Patel failed to provide notable contributions. Afterwards, Hashim Amla (29) and Cameron Steel (29*) tried to hold the team firmly and finish on 123/5. 

However, the Championship winners will have to produce a fightback on Day 3, otherwise the game will be done and dusted soon. 

Brief scores:

Lancashire: 512/10

Keaton Jennings 199 (276), George Balderson 97 (142);
Dan Moriarty 5/163, Cameron Steel 3/65

Surrey- 123/5

Hashim Amla 29 (51), Cameron Steel 29 (106);
Tom Bailey 2/30, Will Williams 2/32

Day 2 - Surrey trail by 389 runs

Northamptonshire vs Essex

Essex added 35 runs in the first hour of play at Northampton to end their innings of 263, with Ben Allison remaining unbeaten on 69*. Tom Taylor was the pick of the bowlers for Northants with four scalps. 

image-l8kmzltxBen Allison remained unbeaten on 69* (PC: Twitter)

In response, Emilio Gay (2) and Ricardo Vasconcelos (6) were dismissed soon. At the end of Day 2, Essex are at 32/2 with Will Young (16*) and Luke Procter (2*) as the overnight batters. 

Brief scores:

Essex: 263/10

Tom Westley 56* (145), Ben Allison 69* (114);
Tom Taylor 4/59, Jack White 3/60

Northamptonshire- 32/2

Will Young 16* (52), Ricardo Vasconcelos 6 (34);
Sam Cook 1/8, Ben Allison 1/9

Day 2 - Northants trail by 231 runs

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