County Championship Division Two Round-up: September 21

image-l8c6xe03David Lloyd walks off after unbeaten triple ton

The 2022 County Championship season continued on Wednesday, September 21 with Day 2 of four Division Two matches across England. Here is a look at the highlights from each of those fixtures at the end of the second day of action.

Leicestershire vs Middlesex

A couple of overs was all it took for the Leicestershire bowlers to shoot out the remaining two Middlesex batters. Michael Finan orchestrated both dismissals, as he completed a remarkable five-fer by cleaning up the Middlesex tail at 297.

The hosts batted out the remainder of the day, reaching 273-9 off 92 overs to trail by another 24 runs. Harry Swindells and Tom Scriven did the bulk of the scoring for the hosts through their identical 60s in the middle.

Among the visitors, Toby Roland-Jones struck thrice while Tim Murtagh, Ethan Bamber and Luke Hollman claimed two wickets each in the innings.

Brief scores:

Middlesex: 297 (98)

John Simpson 92 (177), Stephen Eskinazi 64 (143)

Michael Finan 5-58, Callum Parkinson 2-37

Leicestershire: 273-9 (92)

Harry Swindells 67 (180), Tom Scriven 65 (120)

Toby Roland-Jones 3-64, Luke Hollman 2-32

Leicestershire trail by 24 runs

Worcestershire vs Nottinghamshire

Hosts Worcestershire mounted a huge first-innings lead after extending their overnight total to 390 early on Day 2. Gareth Roderick completed his hundred while pacers Dillon Pennington and Ed Barnard snared four wickets each to dust the Nottinghamshire batters for just 128 in their attempt.

Benefitting from their 262-run advantage, the hosts decided to have a second crack at the Notts and dismissed their top six inside the close of play. Ben Gibbon took charge with the ball this time as the speedster claimed three wickets off his 10 overs.

The visitors will resume their innings on Day 3 at 129-6, still trailing Worcestershire by an innings and another 133 runs.

Brief scores:

Worcestershire: 390 (118.3)

Gareth Roderick 102 (208), Brett D'Oliveira 85 (221)

Jake Ball 3-60, Brett Hutton 3-86

Nottinghamshire: 128 (34.2)

Haseeb Hameed 37 (92), Liam Patterson-White 32 (23)

Ed Barnard 4-26, Dillon Pennington 4-31

Nottinghamshire: 129-6 (36)

Haseeb Hameed 58 (102), Tom Moores 22* (49)

Ben Gibbon 3-26, Matthew Waite 2-27

Nottinghamshire trail by an innings and 133 runs

Durham vs Sussex

Durham piled up 459-7d on Day 2 to bag a brutal 297-run lead over the visiting Sussex side. Notably, none of their batters managed a century, with Michael Jones and Nic Maddinson top-scoring in the innings with crafty 90-run knocks.

Captain Scott Borthwick and wicketkeeper Chris Benjamin also struck identical 82 as the hosts kept the visitors on the field for 103 overs.

Later, Durham’s star all-rounder Ben Raine tore through Sussex’ top-order as the latter slipped to 6-3 inside four overs of their second innings. The Tom Haines-led side will begin Day 3, still behind the hosts by 291 runs.

Brief scores:

Sussex: 162 (59.4)

Ali Orr 36 (82), Faheem Ashraf 33 (52)

Paul Coughlin 3-33, Matthew Potts 3-53

Durham: 459-7d (103)

Michael Jones 96 (193), Nic Maddinson 90 (100)

James Coles 3-91, Danial Ibrahim 1-56

Sussex: 6-3 (3.3)

Ali Orr 4 (4), Tom Haines 2* (9)

Ben Raine 2-4

Sussex trail by 291 runs

Glamorgan vs Derbyshire

Glamorgan captain David Lloyd belted his highest first-class score with an unbeaten triple hundred. The cricketer, resuming at 203* on Day 2 morning, wore down the Derbyshire through his boundary-laden 313-run knock.

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The skipper eventually declared the team total at 550-5, while his bowlers claimed five Derbyshire wickets in the remaining 54 overs of the day.

Glamorgan’s New Zealand import Ajaz Patel inflicted the most damage with his 2-43, while Michael Hogan, Timm van der Gugten and Andrew Salter all claimed a wicket each.

Brief scores:

Glamorgan: 550-5d (135.2)

David Lloyd 313* (398), Billy Root 79 (147)

Anuj Dal 2-67, Luis Reece 1-89

Derbyshire: 135-5 (54)

Luis Reece 56 (75), Anuj Dal 40* (89)

Ajaz Patel 2-43, Michael Hogan 1-15

Derbyshire trail by 415 runs

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