In Review #3 of the LV= Insurance County Championship, rain played its hand. Nevertheless, James Vince passed 10000 first-class runs, while Joe Root and Zak Crawley will be pleased with their form as the Test series against New Zealand approaches.
Nottingham vs. Essex
Nottinghamshire made it two consecutive wins in the County Championship. After defeating Derbyshire, they saw off defending Champions Essex at Trent Bridge.
Essex posted just 99 in their first innings (Stuart Broad 2-31).
Captain Steven Mullaney scored 117 as Nottinghamshire put clear water between themselves and the visitors, Stuart Broad (41) and Joe Clarke (15) helping Nottinghamshire to 323.
Second time around Essex were dismissed for 194 (Stuart Broad 1-46) as Nottinghamshire recorded an innings and 30 runs success.
Hampshire vs. Somerset
While captain James Vince passed 10000 first-class runs in this match, he will be concerned about Hampshire’s recent form. Against Somerset they fell to a 10 wicket defeat.
All out for 79, Hampshire were on the back foot from the outset.
Somerset were in command of the game after scoring 336 in reply.
At least Hampshire forced Somerset to bat again after making 258 (James Vince 42).
It took openers Eddie Byrom and Tom Lammonby just one ball to give Somerset their deserved win.
Yorkshire vs. Kent
The weather had its say at Headingley. Saturday’s wash out, and a delayed start on the final day played a decisive part as Yorkshire and Kent played out a draw.
When play could take place both Zak Crawley and Joe Root demonstrated their batting is in good order as the Test series against New Zealand peeps over the horizon.
Zak Crawley was the backbone of Kent’s first innings. Coming out to bat with Kent on 46-2, Zak scored 90 valuable runs, helping the visitors to 305.
Yorkshire in turn made 321 with Joe Root contributing 41 runs.
Lancashire vs. Glamorgan
Rain was also a factor on the Lancashire side of the Pennines.
The accumulation of batting and bowling points became the objective for both sides as a weather induced draw became the probable outcome.
Between weather breaks, Glamorgan made 344 over the opening two days of the match.
With rain claiming the third day, Lancashire declared on 301-9 (Liam Livingstone 25) as the match drifted towards a draw.
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