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County cricket day two: Lancs v Surrey, Kent v Somerset, and more – live
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County cricket day two: Lancs v Surrey, Kent v Somerset, and more – live

Somerset, which they could live to regret as Lewis Gregory brings himself onto bowl and is pinged for 20. Kent 48-0.Somerset opening pair Josh Davey and ex Notts Jake Ball.

Essex were all out for the addition of only nine runs, and in reply Hameed is currently outscoring Duckett. Notts 13-0

Jason Holder has moved into double figures at Edgbaston, but Warwickshire have nipped out Nathan Smith: Worcs 333-8.

Worcestershire and at the South Asian Cricket Academy for all their help and support.

“It was hard graft at times because they bowled really well and it is not a free-flowing wicket. It was nice to reach my century with a six. I had thought if the ball was in the right place I would go for it and it came out nicely.”

Sam Northeast:

“It is one off the bucket list getting a hundred at Lord’s for sure. We have put ourselves in a great position. I’m not sure I had this in the script when I was tossing up this morning.

“I plan to be very greedy on day two. I plan to bat for a little bit longer tomorrow. We’ll have to see how many runs we can get. Hopefully we can declare in a strong position.

“I want to lead from the front, so it is a nice way to start that, but I’d like to be walking away from here with a victory, that’s the most important thing.”

and Dane Paterson:

“It’s been a busy week. My little boy had a tonsillectomy and I wanted to be sure that he was going to be okay, which is why I was a bit late coming back.

I’m a bit tired now, the ground is pretty heavy at this time of year. But I’m pleased with the way I got back into my rhythm. I love bowling here, it is my second home now.”

Worcestershire signing Jason Holder had time to get off the mark with a dreamy cover drive for four before stumps.

There was a late start at Headingley, where Leicestershire’s Australian Marcus Harris had time to pick up 50 against Yorkshire before the medium pace of George Hill (three for 25) provided the surprise scalpel. Rehan Ahmed made a busy boundary-filled 28 before Dan Moriarty trapped him lbw.

A truncated day also at Hove, where Ollie Robinson, given a subtle spring rocket by Rob Key and who has spoken about this being a make-or-break season for him, bowled some testing overs with pace and rhythm for Sussex. But the two Northants wickets to fall went to West Indies’ Jayden Seales.

As predicted by county groundspeople, the incessant rain of the last month made its mark. Play was abandoned for the day without a ball bowled at Chester-le-Street, Derby, Canterbury and Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, Jimmy Anderson confirmed that he was not expecting to play for Lancashire until the end of May at the earliest, when he will start to prepare for the England Test summer, which starts with the first Test against West Indies at Lord’s on 10 July.

Hampshire no play on day one

Canterbury: Kent v Somerset no play on day one

Old Trafford: Lancashire v Surrey no play on day one

Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire v Essex 244-9

Edgbaston: Warwickshire v Worcestershire 316-7


Derby: Derbyshire v Gloucestershire no play on day one

Lord’s: Middlesex v Glamorgan 370-3

Hove: Sussex v Northamptonshire 95-2

Headingley: Yorkshire v Leicestershire 164-5

Leicestershire lost regular wickets at Headingley.

Time for a quick coffee in a pocket of sun.

Source: theguardian.com