England bowler Craig Overton took umbrage at obvious criticism from Lancashire over Somerset’s non-declaration techniques as the perimeters’ LV= Insurance coverage County Championship conflict resulted in a draw.
Somerset’s choice to hold on batting at Emirates Outdated Trafford regardless of their lead passing 300 in mid-afternoon on the ultimate day of the Division One encounter provoked a sarcastic response from Lancashire’s official Twitter account.
Responding to one in every of Lancashire’s tweets after fingers have been shaken at 4:50pm, Overton wrote: “We got here at you with an affordable supply yesterday afternoon to make a sport of it but you declined.”
Whereas James Rew compiled his second century of the match and completed on an unbeaten 118 and Kasey Aldridge claimed his maiden first-class hundred with 101 not out, the sport had drifted by that time.
Lancashire, unable to name upon James Anderson due to a groin niggle, withdrew their first-choice assault within the afternoon session as batters Steven Croft and Dane Vilas shared the second new ball.
Lancashire used 9 bowlers in whole – together with wicketkeeper George Bell, with Josh Bohannon taking the gloves – as Somerset completed on 398 for 5 to take a seat 433 forward.
England wicketkeeper Ben Foakes took six catches as Surrey’s spectacular assault impressed a nine-wicket victory over Middlesex on the Kia Oval.
Jordan Clark took 4 for 25, whereas there have been three wickets for Sean Abbott and two for Gus Atkinson as Middlesex have been all out for 240, with Foakes’ half-dozen catches a document in a first-class innings for Surrey towards their London rivals.
Rory Burns was out for 14, however Dom Sibley (21no) and Ryan Patel (37no) helped Surrey ease to their 70-run goal to assist their facet declare their third win of the season to remain high of the division.
Beneath-pressure England opener Zak Crawley curbed his attacking instincts and his half-century helped Kent keep away from defeat towards Hampshire at Canterbury.
Crawley amassed 56 off 133 balls earlier than being stumped off Liam Dawson, whereas fellow opener Ben Compton’s 54 and an unbeaten 68 off 206 deliveries from Jack Leaning lifted Kent to 259 for 4, nonetheless 18 runs behind however with Hampshire having given up hopes of forcing a win.
Durham prolonged their lead atop Division Two with a tense one-wicket victory over Yorkshire, with Brydon Carse hitting the successful runs regardless of batting with a runner due to a facet harm.
Durham resumed at Chester-le-Road requiring 33 to win however with solely two wickets in hand. Ben Raine (50no) and Matthew Potts (25) helped Durham shut in on their goal of 246, however the latter fell lbw to George Hill with simply two extra runs wanted.
However Carse squirted his fourth ball away, calling Raine by for a pair as Durham acquired over the road to say their third triumph of the marketing campaign and depart Yorkshire nonetheless trying to find their first win.
Leicestershire stay unbeaten regardless of being requested to follow-on by Sussex at Grace Street, with a whole bunch from Rishi Patel and Wiaan Mulder serving to the hosts to a draw.
Patel (100) and Mulder (102no) ushered Leicestershire to 295 for six, having been requested to bat once more the day earlier than after they have been all out for 270 in response to Sussex’s 430.
Derbyshire captain Leus du Plooy’s unbeaten 61 led the restoration from 28 for 3 to 166 for 5 as Gloucestershire settled for a draw at Derby.
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