Tejas Rathi ∙ Sep 14 2022, 8:40 PM

County Championship Division One Round-up | 14 September

image-l822igliGeorge Bartlett (PC: Twitter)

The County Championship Division One witnessed a total of three matches being played on Wednesday (14 September).  One of the matches saw the end, while the outcome of the other two will be coming on Thursday. 

Yorkshire vs Essex

Yorkshire started Day 3 on 87/2, with Finlay Bean and George Hill at the crease. Soon, the wicket of Hill opened the floodgates for Essex. However, the tail-ender Ben Coad delivered the best innings (69) of his first-class career, which helped the team to post 258 and set up a target of 162. 

image-l8228u3xShane Snater (PC: Twitter)

In response to the chase, Essex were rocked by multiple casualties, courtesy of proficient bowling from Steven Patterson. Nevertheless, the experienced Alastair Cook (35) displayed composure to churn out runs from one end.  

Afterwards, the bowling all-rounder Shane Snater was sensational with a knock of 65* off 51 to seal a nerve-wracking victory by one wicket for Essex. 

Brief Scores:

Yorkshire (1st innings) - 134/10

George Hill 36 (76), Jonathan Tattersall 32 (49);
Sam Cook 3/31, Shane Snater 3/39

Essex (1st innings) - 225/10

Dan Lawrence 61 (145), Shane Snater 46 (48);
Jordan Thompson 4/60, George Hill 3/22

Yorkshire (2nd innings) - 252/10

Ben Coad 69 (70), Finlay Bean 53 (120),
Jamie Porter 4/64, Matt Critchley 3/59

Essex (2nd innings) - 162/9

Shane Snater 65* (51), Alastair Cook 35 (73)
Steven Patterson 5/46

Result: Essex won by 1 wicket

Warwickshire vs Somerset

Somerset resumed the day's proceedings from their overnight score of 13/2, with Tom Lammonby and Tom Abell at the crease. The talented duo were terrific to negate the opposition bowlers well in the morning session. 

Oliver Hannon-Dalby broke the 79-run stand by sending Lammonby (40) back to the hut. However, George Bartlett arrived at the crease to continue the well-built momentum. He added 72 runs for the fourth wicket, before Abell was cleaned up by Danny Briggs. 

At the end of the Day, Lewis Goldsworthy (44*) and Bartlett (91*) have kept Somerset steady at 277/4, with a lead of 300 runs. 

Brief Scores:

Somerset (1st innings) - 219/10

Lewis Gregory 60 (97), Sajid Khan 53*(64);
Mohammed Siraj 5/82, Henry Brookes 3/26

Warwickshire (1st innings) - 196/10

Sam Hain 67 (166), Will Rhodes 38 (99);
Jack Brooks 4/40

Somerset (2nd innings) - 277/4

George Bartlett 91* (209), Tom Abell 87 (173);
Mohammed Siraj 1/32, Oliver Hannon-Dalby 1/45

Day 3 - Somerset lead by 300 runs

Northamptonshire vs Surrey

Surrey commenced Day 3 on 224/5, with Hashim Amla and Jordan Clark at the crease. The former Proteas batter completed his 57th first-class century. On the flipside, Clark was dismissed in the first hour. 

It was then the in-form Tom Curran, who arrived at the crease and wreaked havoc with his ball-striking abilities all around the park. Curran's momentum didn't stop after Amla (133) dismissal as well, and he hit 115 off 93, which was his maiden FC century. As a result, Surrey finished on 421/10 and secure a lead of 82 runs. 

In response to the chase, Northants got much-needed support from Luke Proctor (55). Until the Stumps, they are at 209/5 with Ricardo Vasconcelos at 51*, while Saif Zaib remaining unbeaten on 19*. 

Brief Scores:

Northamptonshire (1st innings)- 339/10

Emilio Gay 145 (189), Rob Keogh 123 (180);
Kemar Roach 5/95

Surrey (1st innings)- 421/10

Hashim Amla 133 (278), Tom Curran 115 (93);
Rob Keogh 4/51

Northamptonshire (2nd innings)- 209/5

Luke Proctor 55 (141), Ricardo Vasconcelos 51* (98);
Cameron Steel 2/58

Day 3 - Northants lead by 127 runs

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