The last round of Phase One of the County Championship finished on July 14th – Nearly 7 weeks later the second phase started on August 30th after a summer (of sorts) filled with white ball cricket, with Glamorgan taking the Royal London Cup home, with some test cricket thrown in. I wasn’t able to write up Round 12 at the time so I’m going to list the results and make note of the key performances for my record as much as anything.

Firstly the 3 matches that finished on Day 3 of 4

  • Glamorgan 134 All Out & 112 All Out v Essex 320 All Out – Essex won by an innings and 74 runs
    • Shane Snater (Essex) 6 for 39 in 11.5 Overs
    • Nick Browne (Essex) 102 from 223 Balls
    • Michael Pepper (Essex) 63 from 89 Balls
    • Shane Snater 48 from 71 Balls
  • Leicestershire 109 All Out & 253 All Out v Kent 232 All Out & 262 All Out – Kent won by 132 runs
    • Zak Crawley (Kent) 50 from 69 Balls
    • Jack Leaning (Kent) 75 from 161 Balls
    • Callum Parkinson (Leics) 4 for 68 in 28 Overs
    • Darren Stevens! (Kent) 107 from 70 Balls
    • Callum Parkinson 5 for 75 in 23 Overs
    • Ben Mike (Leics) 70 from 74 Balls
  • Somerset 107 All Out & 181 All Out v Nottnghamshire 448 All Out – Nottinghamshire won by an innings and 160 runs
    • Joe Clarke (Notts) 59 from 124 Balls
    • Liam Patterson-White (Notts) 101 from 121 Balls
    • Luke Fletcher (Notts) 51 from 93 Balls
    • Luke Fletcher 4 for 21 in 11 Overs
    • Dane Paterson (Notts) 4 for 46 in 16 Overs

And now on to the matches that went to the fourth day (Noting that Durham v Surrey was postponed (cancelled I imagine)

  • Gloucestershire 191 All Out & 267 for 4 v Northamptonshire 327 All Out & 129 All Out – Gloucestershire won by 6 wickets
    • Adam Rossington (Northants) 94 from 134 Balls
    • Tom Price (Gloucs) 4 for 72 in 20 Overs
    • Graeme van Buuren (Gloucs) 56 from 132 Balls
    • Luke Proctor (Northants) 5 for 42 in 18.5 Overs
    • Ryan Higgins (Gloucs) 5 for 46 in 14.1 Overs
    • Miles Hammond (Gloucs) 94 from 211 Balls
    • Tom Lace (Gloucs) 67 from 101 Balls
    • Graeme Van Buuren 53 from 50 Balls
  • Hampshire 163 All Out & 177 for 9 v Yorkshire 243 All Out & 312 for 6 dec – Match Drawn
    • Dom Bess (Yorks) 54 from 105 Balls
    • George Hill (Yorks) 55 from 180 Balls
    • Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Yorks) 89 from 207 Balls
    • Gary Ballance (Yorks) 101 from 86 Balls
    • Jordan Thompson (Yorks) 4 for 18 in 17 Overs
  • Lancashire 341 All Out v Warwickshire 371 All Out & 239 for 6 dec – Match Drawn
    • Chris Benjamin (Warwicks) 127 from 245 Balls
    • Sam Hain (Warwicks) 118 from 253 Balls
    • Saqib Mahmood (Lancs) 4 for 77 in 28.1 Overs
    • Josh Bohannon (Lancs) 170 from 334 Balls
    • Dane Vilas (Lancs) 67 from 106 Balls
    • Liam Norwell (Warwicks) 6 for 57 from 20.3 Overs
    • Dom Sibley (Warwicks) 57 from 168 Balls
    • Matthew Parkinson (Lancs) 4 for 94 in 45 Overs
  • Middlesex 282 All Out & 256 All Out v Derbyshire 205 All Out & 221 All Out – Middlesex won by 112 runs
    • Robbie White (Middx) 120 from 240 Balls
    • Martin Andersson (Middx) 53 from 105 Balls
    • Leus du Ploy (Derbys) 90 from 115 Balls
    • Tim Murtagh (Middx) 4 for 60 from 17 Overs
    • Ethan Bamber (Middx) 5 for 41 from 15.5 Overs
    • Sam Robson (Middx) 52 from 61 Balls
    • Billy Godleman (Derbys) 70 from 156 Balls
    • Matthew Critchkey (Derbys) 58 from 125 Balls
    • Toby Roland-Jones (Middx) 5 for 36 in 16.2 Overs
  • Worcesershire 213 All Out & 315 for 4 v Sussex 264 All Out & 263 All Out – Worcestershire won by 64 runs.
    • Ali Orr (Sussex) 52 from 123 Balls
    • Jack Carson (Sussex) 87 from 113 Balls
    • Joe Leach (Worcs) 5 for 68 from 22.4 Overs
    • Ali Orr (Sussex) 57 from 113 Balls
    • Danial Ibrahim (Sussex) 94 from 172 Balls
    • Joe Leach 4 for 68 in 21.5 Overs
    • Jake Libby (Worcs) 125 from 224 Balls
    • Jack Haynes (Worcs) 62 from 95 Balls
    • Brett D’Oliveira 56 from 31 Balls

Derbyshire remained without a win in the County Championship in 2021 but Kent got a win on the board with that man Darren Stevens shining with the bat (again) his 107 from 70 balls will have been a sight to see. It’s good to see 20 year old Jack Haynes backing up the brilliant 153 I saw him score against my team, Essex, with a decent red ball innings. The 6 teams in Division 1 Yorkshire,Warwickshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset and Hampshire are battling to decide who will be County Champions in 2021 and in addition who will contest the Bob Willis Trophy at Lord’s.

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