County Championship: Joe Root hits maiden Roses century as Yorkshire fight back against Lancashire

Somerset achieved a comprehensive innings victory in three days against Gloucestershire; Division One leaders Surrey look to win over Kent at Beckenham.

Root reached his first Century Roses on the third day at Headingley

Former England captain Joe Root scored his first Roses century as Yorkshire fought back on day three of their County Championship clash against Lancashire at Headingley.

The hosts moved precariously to 68-4 in response to Lancashire’s formidable total of 566, only for Root to inspire the rescue act with his 37th first-class hundred, the first since resigning as England Test captain on last month.

The 31-year-old made a brilliant 147 before succumbing to Matt Parkinson (3-79), while Harry Brook (41) and Harry Duke (40) played contrasting innings as the hosts closed out 356-8, still trailing by 210. careers. .

Elsewhere, Somersault scored his second win of the season after concluding an all-innings victory over Gloucestershire in three days in Bristol.

England spinner Jack Leach posted 8-90 figures throughout the match, with Gloucestershire hampered by the absence of captain Graeme van Buuren, who suffered a shoulder injury early in the match.

Jack Leach posted impressive 8-90 figures as Somerset put Gloucestershire to the sword in Bristol

Jacob Bethell (61) recorded his first first-class 50 after also scoring in the opening innings for Gloucestershire, but the beleaguered hosts suffered a punishing defeat by one innings and 246 runs, Somerset’s largest margin of victory over their arch-rivals.

Will Jacks claimed the best numbers of his top-flight career, as league leaders surrey tightened its control over proceedings against Kent at Beckham.

The hosts went to 82-1 in their second innings on the third day stumps, still trailing by 359 runs after they were dismissed by 230 and forced to continue in response to Surrey’s 671-9, with Ollie Robinson (71) as top scorer.

Jacks (4-65) and Jamie Overton (3-33) impressed for the visitors, but Ben Compton (47 not out) and Zak Crawley (35) put up spirited resistance in the afternoon session, before Crawley succumbed to Jacks moments before closing. .

Sam Hain directed Warwickshire fast break as the bat continued to dominate the Bears’ Division One clash against Northamptonshire at Edgbaston.

Warwickshire resumed at 88-2, requiring 448 to avoid follow-up, but the hosts accepted the challenge courtesy of an excellent 201 fourth-wicket position between Hain (140 not out) and Will Rhodes (99).

Rhodes fell agonizingly short of his historic moment, but Matthew Lamb (47 not out) continued the charge alongside an unflappable Hain, as Warwickshire closed out 394-4, losing 203.

In Division Two, Nottinghamshire skipper Steven Mullaney produced a thrilling 55-ball hundred as the visitors closed in on victory over Middlesex in the Lord.

Mullaney plundered six fours and eight sixes as Nottinghamshire declared it 295-5, with Joe Clarke (68 not out) and night watchman Luke Fletcher (51) also contributing.

Fletcher became the first first-class cricketer to score 50 by batting at number 11 in one inning and then leading off in the other, as Middlesex settled on 516 for the win.

Fletcher then took out Mark Stoneman and Josh De Caires without scoring to leave the hosts reeling at 0-2, however an unbeaten 51 from Sam Robson took Middlesex to 69-3 as they tried to salvage a tie on day four.

sussex are on the cusp of their first County Championship victory since April 2021 after a brilliant flurry from Archie Lenham on day three against Leicestershire.

Sussex were dismissed by 450 in Saturday’s opening session at Hove, a 240 lead, although Leicestershire made solid progress to reach 94-1, courtesy of Hassan Azad’s fourth half-century of the campaign.

However, teenage star Lenham left the Foxes reeling as he took 3-8 in three overs to cut Leicestershire to 108-4, and despite Rishi Patel’s unbeaten 67, the visitors finished the day 195-5, requiring another 45 to make Sussex bat again.

durham clash against glamorgan is delicately set up for the final day at Riverside, with the visitors 65-3 – 126 runs away from a third win of the season.

The Australian duo of Michael Neser (4-57) and Marnus Labuschagne (3-35) combined as Durham were eliminated by 244 in their second innings, despite 90 from captain Scott Borthwick and 61 from starter Alex Lees.

Glamorgan recovered from a shaky start to go 65-2 in their quest for 191, only to lose their talisman Labuschagne (31) in the closing stages of Saturday’s game to keep Durham’s hopes alive.

Anuj Dal scored a career-best 114 without giving up derbyshire control of his confrontation with Worcestershire.

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