County Wrap: Simon Harmer’s Heroics Help Essex Clinch A Thriller

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County Wrap: Simon Harmer’s Heroics Help Essex Clinch A ThrillerHarmer ran through Hampshire's batting unit in both innings

Division 1

Northamptonshire v Warwickshire

Warwickshire finished on 396 for 8, still behind by 55 runs when the stumps were drawn versus Northamptonshire in a Division 1 game. Michael Burgess (77 runs), the ‘keeper-batsman, and Nathan McAndrew (54 not out), batting at No.8, raised hopes of Bears overhauling Northants’ first innings total. Craig Miles was giving McAndrews company at close of play. Earlier, Dominic Sibley had notched up a trademark patient hundred. For Northamptonshire, Jack White, the veteran seamer, took a four-wicket haul.

Surrey v Kent

Kent, who were made to follow-on by Surrey, put up a better show in the second dig, finishing at 121 for no loss at The Oval. Both Ben Compton and Joe Denly made unbeaten fifties. Earlier, Kent were bowled out for 331 in response to Surrey’s mammoth score of 673 for 7 declared. Tom Lawes, the medium pacer, took a four-wicket haul for Surrey while Conor McKerr returned figures of 2 for 60. Bell-Drummond top-scored for Kent with 102

Gloucestershire v Lancashire

Gloucestershire were in a spot of bother at 99 for 3, in front by 34 versus Lancashire in Bristol. Miles Hammond (25* runs) and James Bracey would resume the innings on Day 4. Will Williams, Tom Bailey and George Balderson shared a scalp each. For Lancashire, Keaton Jennings, Steven Croft and Luke Wood accumulated fifty plus scores to take Lancashire to 402. Bailey, batting at No.9, also made a decent contribution of 40.

Essex v Hampshire

In what turned out to be a tense game, Essex edged out Hampshire by 12 runs to chart a memorable win. Hampshire managed 286 in pursuit of 299. At 213 for 8, Hampshire had found themselves in trouble, but Keith Barker (42) and Kyle Abbott (20) gave Hampshire renewed hope of overhauling the target. Simon Harmer and Aaron Beard then shared a wicket each to provide the finishing touches. Harmer also bagged a seven-for in the second dig and took 15 wickets for the match.

Division 2

Middlesex v Nottinghamshire

Middlesex were 63 for 0 in their second innings, still needing 112 to make Nottinghamshire bat again in a County Division 2 game at Trent Bridge. Mark Stoneman and Sam Robson were at the crease when the stumps were drawn. Earlier, Notts ended up with a substantial score of 551 on the back of hundreds from Haseeb Hameed and Lyndon James. Mullaney, the Notts skipper, and Patterson-White, batting at No.8, also composed fifties. Meanwhile, Luke Hollman bagged a four-for for Middlesex.

Derbyshire v Sussex

Despite losing seven wickets for the cost of 127 runs in their second dig, Derbyshire were relatively well-placed with a lead of 341 in a Division 2 game versus Sussex in Hove. Jack Brooks, the experienced seamer, was the chief wicket-taker for Sussex with a five-for.

Derbyshire find themselves in a position of strength thanks to Samuel Conners, Hayden Kerr, Anuj Dal and Mark Watt combining to pick up nine wickets between them. On the other hand, Mohammad Rizwan composed a 227-ball 130 while Oliver Carter scored a half-century.

Worcestershire v Glamorgan

Colin Ingram crunched a 203-ball 102 to give Glamorgan hope of chasing down a target of 332 against Worcestershire at New Road. Billy Root (46* runs) and James Harris were at the crease when the stumps were drawn. Meanwhile, Charlie Morris bagged a couple of scalps for the home side.

Michael Neser (four wickets) and Michael Hogan (three wickets) also played key roles to give Glamorgan a window of opportunity of clawing their way back into the game. Eventually, Worcestershire were bundled out for 199.

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