County Championship: Surrey rewrite record books, Lancashire and Northampton take control

The Division One leaders scored 671 for nine declared against Kent; equaled the first-class record for players making half a century without breaking triple figures

Jamie Overton hit 93 of 92 balls

Surrey broke the world record for the highest innings score without a batsman making a century after racking up a massive 671 from nine declared in their LV=Insurance County Championship match against Kent.

The Division One leaders also tied the first-class record, seven, for the number of players going half a century without breaking triple figures.

After Ollie Pope and Ryan Patel made 96 and 76 respectively on day one, Jamie Overton hit 93 from 92 balls, Ben Foakes made 91, Sam Curran 78, Colin de Grandhomme 66 and Jordan Clark 54 weren’t out for the dominant visitors, for whom last man Dan Worrall added an undefeated 44.

In response, Kent went 45-for-one on the stumps at Beckenham, a deficit of 626.

Northamptonshire racked up his highest total against Warwickshire – 597 from six – to put the champions under serious pressure at Edgbaston.

Needing 448 to avoid follow-up, Warwickshire will resume at 88 for two, their decision to pitch first on a benign pitch backfired spectacularly.

After Ricardo Vasconcelos and Will Young scored centuries on day one, Luke Procter added another, unbeaten 100 from 199 balls, supported by Josh Cobb’s 66.

Tom Abell’s First Class 10th Century Hardened from Somerset choke on your match with Gloucestershire in Bristol.

The visiting captain managed a measured 142, while Lewis Gregory contributed a brilliant 89 as his side took their first innings total from an overnight total of 319 for four to 591 for seven declared.

At the close Gloucestershire had battled to 119 from four in reply, Jack Leach claiming three from 29 from 13 overs.

At Headingley, Keaton Jennings completed an excellent 238 to record lancashire highest individual score in a Roses match during another dominant day against yorkshire.

The starter’s third career double century underpinned his team’s mammoth total of 566 from nine declared before Yorkshire closed on 53 from two, leaving them down by 513 runs.

In Division Two, Shan Masood scored his third century of a remarkable season to stay on track for 1,000 runs before the end of May as derbyshire took advantage against worcestershire.

The Pakistani southpaw made 113 of 131 balls for the hosts to take his cumulative total to 826 for the season.

Derbyshire plundered 172 runs in 36 overs between lunch and tea before Worcestershire hit back to leave the home team on 274 for four, trailing by 94.

Former Australia bowler James Pattinson returned four of 49 as Nottinghamshire fired Middlesex for 195 en route to establishing a 226-run lead at Lord’s.

Pattinson’s big effort came on the heels of Luke Fletcher’s thrilling 50 at No. 11, which lifted the visitors to 415, despite Toby Roland-Jones’ four of 64 and Middlesex goalkeeper John Simpson’s six catches. .

After choosing not to enforce tracking, Nottinghamshire added six runs without a loss before the stumps.

Billy Root orchestrated a glamorgan fight against Durham in the Ribera.

Glamorgan looked to be in serious trouble going 163 from seven in response to Durham’s 311, but Root, well supported by Michael Neser, turned the tables and helped the visitors to 365 with a 88 hit.

Michael Hogan and Neser then eliminated Durham batsmen Sean Dickson and Keegan Petersen to leave the hosts struggling on 39-for-two in their second inning, still 15 runs behind.

Elsewhere, a good Tom Clark century helped sussex establish a commanding position against leicestershire.

Only five wickets fell on Friday at the UptonSteel County Ground, with Sussex closing at 386 for six and holding a 176 first-inning lead.

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