lancesire win


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.