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County cricket: Warwickshire v Hants, Kent v Surrey, Notts v Somerset and more
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County cricket: Warwickshire v Hants, Kent v Surrey, Notts v Somerset and more


Surrey’s Jordan Clark has just dropped a slippery caught and bowled, but Kent are giving a good account of themselves 183-6, Compton the only man out.

Warwickshire are still two down at the Rose Bowl, Rob. Yates continuing his perky start to the season with another fifty. Warwicks 141-2, the lead over Hants 231.

Gloucestershire too showing surprise resistance, 131-6. Zafar and Hammond have put on 51. The lead over Sussex now 69.

Hampshire be lobbing a few in the air now to set up a target of 280 in 50 overs? With the snoredrawfest of the first two rounds pretty much a write-off, I rather hoped captains would be positively disposed towards forcing results. There’s only 11 rounds left after today!”

Someone did mention that we’ll be over half way through by the end of May! Dribs and drabs after that till we start again properly in September. Warwickshire now 109-2, Barnard joining Yates

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At Canterbury, Matt Parkinson has just driven Kemar Roach for four. Last night he was phlegmatic about his first five-wicket haul for Kent, and quietly cutting about the Lancs set-up:

“I wouldn’t say it was nice (to get his first five wicket haul for Kent) after today. It was more bittersweet. I think it’s been coming out nice all season, it’s just we’ve never been in a position to push the game forward in the first three games. We’ve been on the back foot so it was nice to get five wickets but it was a tough day as well.

“The opening bowlers for Surrey, Worrall and Roach are class aren’t they? They probably showed our young lads how to bowl on there really. They bowled well and when you’re trailing by 300 and you’ve got a sticky 20 over session it’s never fun.”

(On settling in Kent) “I’m loving it but it’s cold isn’t it? I was promised warm weather when I signed the contract, I may have to speak to Paul (Downton) about that but it’s a fantastic group. It’s very different to Lancashire and I’ve loved it. I feel valued, I feel my opinions are valued.

“It is a (young group). That was one of the pulls to come here. I felt Lancashire was an old group I guess and you never quite felt that your voice is heard as much. Obviously here it’s a very young squad and even some of the boys that are older haven’t played a great deal so I guess it’s up to myself and Deebs, Jack Leaning, Joe Denly and Zak when he’s around to help the young lads.”

A shout out to 19-year-old Ronnie McKenna, who kept wicket for Essex yesterday after Michael Pepper picked up a finger injury.

Hampshire get rid of the big one – Davies for 40 to Abbas. Warwicks lead by 152. I wonder what sort of lead they’ll want if they fancy going for a win.

It’s not looking great for Kent. Nick Compton, batting down the order because of a stiff neck, had just become Dan Worrall’s fourth little snackrel of the innings. Kent 139-6, trail by 160, with all the top order back in the pavilion.

Leicestershire, as evidenced by our not getting a women’s side that would’ve done wonders for cricket in the county, but surely we deserve a mention of our efforts in the freezing cold yesterday?”

Ooops! Apologies Leicestershire and Derbyshire fans. Not quite sure how that happened – sometimes something has to give with a limited word slot, but this time I just had a brain fade!

Lancashire had no reply after losing four top order batters in 16 balls. Jamie Porter took home three for 24, Shane Snater pocketed seven in the match.

Surrey are eyeing victory at Canterbury, after centuries for Dan Lawrence and Dom Sibley were followed by Dan Worrall scything through Kent, his three for 18 including Zak Crawley for four.

A record-breaking stand of 370 between Will Young (156) and Joe Clarke (209) led to a glut of runs at Taunton.

Somerset only took one wicket all day and applauded Clarke and Young off at stumps, new owners of Nottinghamshire’s record for the third wicket, one that had been on the books since 1903.

Glamorgan were pummelled at Wantage Road by an unbeaten double hundred from Northamptonshire’s Indian international Karun Nair, who has found the County Championship very much to his liking.

Sussex’s Ollie Robinson grabbed two wickets in three balls to send Gloucestershire into a spin. Hampshire’s Nick Gubbins and Fletcha Middleton both made hundreds against Warwickshire on a flat pitch at the Rose Bowl.

Lancashire 146 and 107 BY AN INNINGS AND 124 RUNS

Southampton: Hampshire 365 v Warwickshire 455 and 46-0

Canterbury: Kent 244 and 120-5 v Surrey 543-7dec

Taunton: Somerset 454 v Nottinghamshire 193 and 418-2

Kidderminster: Worcestershire 184 and 272 LOSE TO Durham 244 and 397-5dec BY 185 RUNS


Derby: Derbyshire 167 and 224-6 v Leicestershire 574-7dec

Lord’s: Middlesex 246 and 158-4 BEAT Yorkshire 159 and 244 BY SIX WICKETS

Northampton: Northamptonshire 605-6dec v Glamorgan 271 and 104-3

Hove: Sussex 479 v Gloucesterhire 417 and 81-6

Good wet Monday morning! Six games still in play after Essex, Middlesex and Durham wrapped things up yesterday, and plenty more results in the pot if only the weather relents. Brew up, play (possibly) starts at 11am.

Source: theguardian.com