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Tejas Rathi ∙ Sep 30 2022, 3:30 AM | 2 Min Read

County Championship Division One Round-up: September 29

image-l8n8199zEssex won by 47 runs (PC: Twitter)

The remaining matches of the County Championship Division One came to conclusion on Thursday (September 29). Here's a brief report on the action that transpired in Birmingham and Northampton. 

Warwickshire vs Hampshire

Warwickshire were at 62/2 at the start of Day 4 in Birmingham. The likes of Dom Sibley (77) and Alex Davies (32) were the key contributors as they were dismissed for a total of 177, and set a target of 139 runs for the visitors. 

In response, Hampshire's openers Felix Organ and Ian Holland could not provide a good start to the team. It was Nick Gubbins' belligerent knock of 46 which kept them in the hunt, amid threatening bowling from Liam Norwell. 

Norwell secured a nerve-wracking victory for Warwickshire by five runs with a double strike in a single over, and finished with figures of 9/62. 

Brief scores:

Warwickshire (1st innings): 272/4d

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

Hampshire (1st innings): 311/10

James Vince 98 (150), Keith Barker 76 (111);
Liam Norwell 4/38, Henry Brookes 3/102

Warwickshire (2nd innings)- 177/10

Dom Sibley 77 (101), Alex Davies 32 (47);
James Fuller 4/34, Brad Wheal 3/68

Hampshire (2nd innings): 133/10

Nick Gubbins 46 (104), James Fuller 22 (21);
Liam Norwell 9/62, Oliver Hannon-Dalby 1/40

Result: Warwickshire won by 5 runs

Northamptonshire vs Essex

Essex resumed the Final day on 63/5 at Northampton. Then, Simon Harmer (16) and Sam Cook (17) were the saving grace for the team, as they managed to post 110 on the board, and set a target of 211. Jack White was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts with six wickets. 

In response, skipper Will Young and Ricardo Vasconcelos scored 30 each to provide a stable start to the Northants. However, the middle-order fell to the proficient bowling performances of Harmer and Cook. 

Then, Gareth Berg emerged as the top-scorer for Northants with 39 runs, as Essex won the game by 47 runs. Harmer returned with six wickets, followed by Cook with three scalps. 

Brief scores: 

Essex (1st innings): 263/10

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

Northamptonshire (1st innings)- 163/10

Will Young 37 (91), Luke Procter 28 (84);
Ben Allison 5/35, Shane Snater 2/58

Essex (2nd innings): 110/10

Nick Browne 18 (63), Matt Critchley 14* (43);
Jack White 6/38, Tom Taylor 2/19

Northamptonshire (2nd innings): 163/10

Gareth Berg 39 (46), Ricardo Vasconcelos 30 (27);
Simon Harmer 6/49, Sam Cook 3/43

Result - Essex won by 47 runs

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