Chris Cooke to pile on the agony for Derbyshire as Glamorgan scored over 500 in the first innings. Cooke rallied with the tail as they made some useful runs before Glamorgan declared at 521/8.
Only 62 overs were possible on the opening day at Cheltenham but it proved to be an eventful one as Worcestershire finished with 265/7. Three out of the top four batters were dismissed for ducks before Gareth Roderick counterattacked with a fifty. After his departure, Worcestershire were reeling at 99/5 before Matthew Walte and Brett D’Oliveira hit to lift their side. While Walte hammered 64 off just 54 balls, D’Oliveira remained unbeaten on 53 off 103.
A from Adam Lyth helped Yorkshire post 340 on the board. Resuming at 142/2, Lyth kept the scorecard moving and made 111 to put his side in a dominant position. While wickets continued to tumble at the other end, Jordan Thompson’s quickfire fifty guided Yorkshire past 300. Alex Lees then responded with a fine fifty in reply as Durham made 106/1 by stumps on the second day.
After a shocking collapse in the first innings, where they crashed to 60 all-out, Warwickshire are 189-4 in the second innings, leading by 50, courtesy an by Sam who was ably supported by Dan Mousley (47) for a 110-run fourth wicket stand, giving Warwickshire a shot at redemption at Edgbaston.
helped Northamptonshire coast to 342, a competitive first innings total at Old Trafford, but a hundred-run opening stand between Keaton Jennings (55) and Luke Wells (61*) ensured Lancashire got off to a terrific start in response.
In an odd coincidence, Will Jacks and Tom Latham were and aggregated Surrey’s exact first-innings lead between the two – 198 – as they coasted to a total of 368 in response to Somerset’s 170 in the first innings.
In a stunning coincidence, after Warwickshire were all-out for 60 in the first innings, they had Middlesex all out for 199, with three bowlers taking in terms of wickets and runs – 3-49 – for Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Mir Hamza, and Ed Barnard.
Despite conceding a lead of 198 in the first innings, Somerset’s extended an already-successful county stint for the Kiwi fast bowler, knocking over the openers and helping clean up the tail at the back end.