Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Warwickshire, Gloucestershire register wins; Surrey, Northamptonshire draw their matches. [File picture] Chris Woakes picked three wickets in Warwickshire's 106-run win
[File picture] Chris Woakes picked three wickets in Warwickshire's 106-run win
Three wickets apiece for Chris Woakes, Liam Norwell and Craig Miles fast-tracked Yorkshire's collapse in the second innings as Warwickshire won by 106 runs. Yorkshire started Day 4 at 50/3, chasing 224, after no play was possible on Day 3 due to rain. Gary Ballance, who was the unbeaten batsman when Yorkshire resumed, fell without adding to his tally of 21 while Harry Brook fell a short while later, with Woakes bagging both wickets. There wasn't much fight from the lower order as Yorkshire's innings ended in the 50th over with Warwickshire picking up 19 points from the game.
Zafar Gohar finished with six wickets in the second innings to star in Gloucestershire's comfortable win against Glamorgan that gave them 22 points. Glamorgan started the Day at 57/6, still trailing by 53. While they did ensure that Gloucestershire batted again, the hosts only managed 124 in the second innings which gave the visitors a target of just 15. Gloucestershire needed only 1.3 overs to polish off the win.
Rain on Day 3 and a defiant batting performance on the final day helped Surrey draw their game against Essex. Surrey, who were 107/7 at the end of Day 2, finished with 161, batting for a little more than 40 overs, as Hashim Amla scored a fighting 84. Asked to follow on, Surrey continued the fight as their top-four batted for 36 overs before the game finished in a draw.
James Sales and Simon Kerrigan batted for more than 40 overs between them as Northamptonshire pulled off a remarkable draw against Durham. Northamptonshire started the Day at 10/0 in their second innings after no play on Day 3. Luke Procter's 44 was the top score among the top seven but Matty Potts, Ben Raine and Chris Rushworth struck at regular intervals to leave the hosts reeling at 129/7 in 50.1 overs. A defiant partnership between Sales and Kerrigan ensued, one that lasted for 30.1 overs, with Sales crossing fifty. His outing was ended by Potts who bagged his fourth wicket but Kerrigan continued to keep them at bay and received support from No. 10 Ben Sanderson. No. 11 Jack White also did his bit as he played out 15 deliveries to help Northamptonshire deny victory to Durham.
Leicestershire posted 492 for 4 declared after centuries from Hasan Azad and Lewis Hill and unbeaten half-centuries from Louis Kimber and Harry Swindells. Having conceded a lead of 133, Sussex were 83 for 2 at one stage. A sensational bowling performance from Ben Mike and Callum Parkinson, who bagged four wickets each, saw Sussex fold for 128 and lose the contest by an innings and five runs. They lost their last four wickets for just eight runs with Fynn Hudson-Prentice absent hurt.
There was no play on day three as Middlesex were left stuck at 233 for 6. They, however, folded early on the final day to make 247 and set Worcestershire a target of 221. From there on, it was an Ethan Bamber and Martin Andersson show as they bagged seven wickets between them haul to help seal a 101-run win. Gareth Roderick made unbeaten 42 but there wasn't much as the visitors couldn't arrest their slide at Lord's.
After starting on 147 for 1, Kent declared on 211 for 2 to set Derbyshire a target of 341. While Anuj Dal made a fighting 58, a clinical show from the bowling unit meant Derbyshire were shot down for 210 to lose the contest by 130 runs. Nathan Gilchrist bagged four wickets while Harry Podmore, Grant Stewart and Jaskaran Singh got two each.