County Championship Division Two Round-up: September 27

image-l8kqbig0Chris Cooke hit 141 against Sussex (PC: Twitter)

The County Championship Division Two witnessed four matches being resumed on Tuesday (September 27). Here's all you need to know about the matches being played at Worcester, Hove, Nottingham and Derby. 

Worcestershire vs Middlesex

At the start of Day 2, Worcestershire were at 167/8. The contribution of Josh Tongue (39*) helped them to finish their innings on a total of 225. 

Then, Worcs secured a breakthrough in the first over in the form of Sam Robson (0). Nevertheless, Mark Stoneman (36) and Pieter Malan were imperious with their stroke play to add 73 runs for the second wicket. 

At the end of Day 2, Middlesex are at 146/2, with Malan batting on 68*, while Max Holden is at 35*.   

Brief scores:

Worcestershire: 225/10 

Brett D'Oliveira 44 (137), Josh Tongue 39* (50)
Toby Roland-Jones 4/50, Ryan Higgins 3/52

Middlesex: 146/2

Pieter Malan 68* (135). Max Holden 35* (57)
Josh Tongue 1/26, Dillon Pennington 1/31

Day 2 - Middlesex trail by 79 runs

Sussex vs Glamorgan

Glamorgan began Day 2 on 221/3. Shubman Gill completed his maiden century in the County Championship, and then made his way back to the hut for 119 off 139. However, Chris Cooke (141) was phenomenal in aiding the team to declare on 533/9. 

In response, Sussex have started their innings positively to end Day 2 on 88/1, taking just 14 overs. Ali Orr emerged as the top-scorer with the contribution of 45, while Tom Haines is unbeaten on 38*. 

Brief scores:

Glamorgan: 533/9d 

Chris Cooke 141 (165), Shubman Gill 119 (139);
Sean Hunt 3/89, Bradley Currie 3/109

Sussex: 88/1

Ali Orr 45 (38), Tom Haines 38* (40);
Michael Hogan 1/37

Day 2 - Sussex trail by 445 runs

Nottinghamshire vs Durham

Notts resumed the Day on an overnight score of 276/2. Soon, Joe Clarke made his way back to the hut for 28. Then, Lyndon James arrived at the crease and provided strong support to Matthew Montgomery. The duo added 361 runs for the fourth wicket, before Montgomery was dismissed for 178. 

Durham's pacers proved to be ineffective as Notts declared on a mammoth total of 662, with James (164*) and skipper Steven Mullaney (136) as their other notable contributors. 

In reply, Durham have ended Day 2's proceedings on 52/2, with Scott Borthwick and George Drissell at the crease. 

Brief scores:

Nottinghamshire: 662/5d 

Matthew Montgomery 178 (253), Lyndon James 164* (222);
Matthew Potts 3/83, Ben Raine 2/98

Durham: 53/2

Sean Dickson 20 (42), Scott Borthwick 12* (24);
Liam Patterson-White 1/4, Stuart Broad 1/13

Day 2 - Durham trail by 609 runs

Derbyshire vs Leicestershire

Starting the Day on 57/0, both Billy Godleman and Luis Reece were flawless with their stroke play to score runs all around the park. They added 251 runs for the first wicket, before Reece (116) became a victim of Rehan Ahmed. 

Then, Brooke Guest did well to contribute 40 off 95 balls. In the end, Derbyshire are at 356/2, with Godleman batting on 158* and Wayne Madsen at 20*. 

Brief scores:

Leicestershire: 249 /10

Tom Scriven 53 (74), Rehan Ahmed 31 (42)
Sam Conners 5/51, Ben Aitchison 3/46

Derbyshire: 356/2

Billy Godleman 158* (326), Luis Reece 116 (235), 
Roman Walker 1/57, Rehan Ahmed 1/61

Day 2 - Derbyshire lead by 107 runs

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