Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Lancashire ease to comprehensive ten-wicket win. Lancashire cantered to a 10-wicket on the back of a solid bowling show
Lancashire cantered to a 10-wicket on the back of a solid bowling show
After Luke Wells’s three-fer on Day 2, Tom Bailey, George Balderson and Jack Blatherwick picked two wickets each to end Somerset’s second innings while following on, on 314. Though Lammonby and Azhar Ali put up a fight on the previous day, the lower middle-order couldn’t stretch their lead for too long, leaving Lancashire to chase just 32 runs. Balderson and Alex Davies, the openers, finished it in six overs – earning 19 points for Lancashire. Somerset, who lost by 10 wickets, pocketed 3 points from the fixture.
The Warwickshire-Yorkshire fixture at Leeds was tantalisingly poised after Day 2, but persistent showers proved to be a dampener on Tuesday as the entire Day 3 was washed out. If play happens on Wednesday, Yorkshire will need 174 runs to record a victory while Warwickshire need seven wickets.
Hampshire pushed on from an overnight score of 133 for 7 – with a lead of 204 – but were bowled out for 178, with Liam Patterson-White registering a fifer. But the target of 249 turned out to be too steep for Nottinghamshire as Liam Dawson picked a five-wicket haul and the duo of Felix Organ and Mohammad Abbas played fine supporting cast to bundle out the chasing side for just 127 runs.
Having resumed on 224 for 4, Gloucestershire made 419 to take a first-innings lead of 110 over Glamorgan. Graeme van Buuren couldn’t add to his overnight score of 65 but Ben Wells (40), Ben Charlesworth (44), Tom Price (71) and David Payne (34) ensured the side made a strong finish. Glamorgan were left in plenty of trouble by stumps with Zafar Gohar ending with figures of 10-6-7-3. They were 57 for 6 and still trailing by 53.
Essex would have hoped to bowl out Surrey for a low score after reducing them to 107 for 7 on the second day but no play was possible due to rain.
Northamptonshire couldn’t resume their second innings on 10 for no loss against Durham as rain forced the officials to call off the day.
Rain ensured no play was possible in Leicester with hosts Leicestershire 291 for 2 in response to Sussex’s 359.
The Derbyshire vs Kent had the same fate as the day was abandoned because of rain with Kent on 147 for 1 in their second innings with a lead of 276.
Middlesex couldn’t add to their lead of 206 as rain ensured there was no play at Lord’s against Worcestershire.