County Championship: Hampshire win after skittling Somerset for 69, Essex on brink of victory

Hampshire claimed a 10-wicket victory over Somerset when they steamrolled the hosts for 69 at Taunton; Essex needs a piece of land to gain entrances into Lancashire; Worcestershire Cruising to Victory; Ben Stokes takes four but Durham in trouble against Middlesex at Lord’s

Keith Barker rolled a six for when Hampshire ran through Somerset at Taunton

Keith Barker took it 6-27 as Hampshire knocked out Somerset for just 69 to set up a 10-wicket LV=Insurance County Championship win at Taunton.

Hants had resumed at 144-5 and 57 from Aneurin Donald supported by Barker and James Fuller, who scored 36 and 38 respectively and saw them reach 280, a 69 lead. Somerset vs Hants Scorecard

Somerset got off to a disastrous start to their second innings as Barker and Mohammad Abbas, who finished 2-11, cut them to 25-6 before they were eventually knocked out for 69 in just 25 overs. With the scores tied, a single by Felix Organ on the fourth ball of Hampshire’s innings was all that was required for a 10-wicket victory.

Spinner Simon Harmer left Essex on the brink of an innings win over Lancashire with a tour of five wickets at Old Trafford. Lancs vs Essex scorecard

The home team started the day 32-5 in their opening innings as they tried to chase down the visitors’ 391, but were asked to carry on after reaching just 103 despite Phil Salt’s 44 with Sam Cook winning 4. -18.

However, it was Harmer who did much of the damage in the second inning with his 5-85 leaving Lancashire at 213-9, still 75 runs behind.

Warwickshire Captain Will Rhodes and Sam Hain stopped the rot when yorkshire turned the screw on Headingley. Yorks vs Warks Scorecard

Rhodes and Hain will resume on 10th and 19th away respectively on Sunday with their side 149 runs behind having leveled the ship after the visitors fell to 25-3 in their second innings to Jordan Thompson’s 3-19.

Yorkshire had taken its overnight score from 269-4 to 450 thanks to 145 from opener Adam Lyth and 82 from Harry Brook as he celebrated his call up to the England team in style.

Luke Procter led a middle order fight to thwart the Kent attack and hold Northamptonshire afloat, even if only slightly. Northants vs Kent Scorecard

Procter’s 72, along with Rob Keogh’s 45, led the home team to 347-7 in their first innings at the close of day three, still 172 runs behind the visitors’ 519-9.

In Division Two, Matthew Waite’s Azhar Ali’s two hundred and four wicket blast helped worcestershire sail to complete victory over leicestershire for one inning and 259 runs. Worcs vs Leics Scorecard

Ali, who had restarted the 202 at New Road, took his tally to 225 before Chris Wright brought him down, but fifty from Brett D’Oliveira and Ben Cox saw the home team declare a mammoth 577-6.

Leicestershire, who had scored just 148 in their first innings, fared little better in the second with 50 from Lewis Hill the only notable contribution as Waite claimed 4-35 and Dillon Pennington 3-30 to see off the visitors. for 170.

Middlesex pacemaker Toby Roland-Jones on the left Durham in trouble at Lord’s after blowing up his main order with a late salvo. Middlesex vs Durham scorecard

The closer took out starters Alex Lees and Michael Jones in his first over and then Keegan Petersen in his third, as the visitors’ attempts to eradicate a 72-innings deficit in the first inning saw them reel to 25-3 for stumps on the third day, still 47 behind.

Previously, England captain Ben Stokes had claimed 4-72 in the Middlesex 422 with Max Holden scoring 71 and number 9 Martin Andersson 62.

Nottinghamshire needs 162 runs to secure a victory on the final day over derbyshire after dismissing the visitors for 262 in his second inning. Scorecard Notts vs Derbs

With his team adding just 24 to their 334-7 overnight score, James Pattinson and Dane Paterson each took three wickets with Wayne Madsen making 52 and Alex Hughes and Liam Hurt both a run under. fifty.

Notts starters Ben Slater and Haseeb Hameed will resume at 3-0.

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