Round 6 saw some semi-decent weather, but there were still plenty of drawn games, I was due to go to Edgbaston in Day 1 but drove through torrential rain so didn’t see my team bowled out for cheap. Day 1 was in general a good day to bowl! That was a some on the weather. With the Ashes now only weeks away we have to hope the Summer arrives, and soon!

Division 1

Northamptonshire v Nottinghamshire – The County Ground, Northampton. Steven Mullaney won the toss for Notts and put Northants in to bat. Notts won by an innings and 25 runs.

Northants 158 All Out & 72 All Out, Notts 255 All Out

Ricardo Vasconcelos opening for Northants scored 62 from 179 balls, that was before 6 batters were out for less than 10, including 4 Ducks . Brett Hutton took 5 for 37 in his 18.1 overs.The innings was over in 65.1 overs.

In reply Notts were bowled out in fewer overs, just 74.3 overseer 170 overs, but they had a couple of partnerships and Joe Clarke scored 76 179 balls to help his team to 255. Tom Taylor and James Sales both took 4 wickets.

In the 30.1 overs of Northants second innings extras were rh second highest score with 10! all but Said Zaib with 26 scored 8 and under. Dane Paterson took 5 for 16 in his 10 overs, that will have done wonders for his averages this season. This was game over in just over 170 overs.

Warwickshire v Essex – Edgabston, Birmingham. Will Rhodes won the toss for Warwicks and put Essex in to bat. Warwicks won by 4 wickets.

Essex 126 All Out & 215 All out, Warwicks 242 All out & 100 for 6.

Tom Westley and Dan Lawrence put on 52 for the 3rd Wicket, with Westley scoring 47 from 94 balls and Lawrence 29 from 19 balls. Apart from Browne with 10 and Cook with 13 every other batter scored 9 or under. Both Oliver Hannin-Dalby and Chris Rushworth took 4 wickets as Essex were bowled out in 41.3 overs. (my eyes are literally rolling as I type)

Warwicks lost 2 early wickets but Will `Rhodes and Sam Hain put on 91 for the 3rd wicket, Rhodes scored 63 from 158 balls and Hain 45 from 100 balls. Has a Ali was 53 not out, from just 37 balls, I imagine that was entertaining! Doug Bracewll took 4 for 51 in his 13 overs as Warwicks were bowled out in 69.5 overs.

Simon Harmer stood out for Essex in their 2nd innings, scoring 50 from 79 balls, their innings lasting a little longer, 57.4 overs. Rushworth took another 4 wickets and Hasan Ali added 4 too.

Warwicks lost 6 wickets as they chased their win, but it took just 27.2 overs to get the game won.

Kent v Hampshire – The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury. James Vince won the toss and put Kent in to bat. Match Drawn.

Kent 95 All Out & 259 for 4. Hampshire 373 All Out

Hants have a very strong bowling attack without a doubt. Kent were despatched in just 37.4 overs, with only 2 batter getting over 20. James Fuller took 5 for 21 in his 8 overs.

Things were rather different for the Hants innings, Joe Weatherley and Fletcha Middleton put on 107 for the 1st wicket. Weatherley made 58 from 108 balls and Middleton 48 from 97. Liam Dawson in at 6 top scored with 84 from 153 balls. James Fuller scored 52 from 59 balls and Hants built to 373 in 104 .5 overs. The 5 bowlers shared the wickets.

Zak Crawley with 56 from 133 balls and Ben Compton with 54 from 144 balls put on 122 for the first wicket. Jack Leaning scored 68 from 206 balls to help Kent saw the draw.

Lancashire v Somerset – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. Dane Vilas won the toss for Lancashire and and put Somerset in to bat. Match Drawn.

Somerset 361 All Out & 398 for 5 dec, Lancashire 326 All Out.

Plenty of runs scored in this one, and the first century, I was beginning to think that list would be empty! James Rew in at 6 scored 105 from 241 balls putting on 106 for the 6th wicket with Kasey Aldridge who scored 46. Matt Henry was 50*. There were 44 extras! 5 of the bowlers shared the wickets.

Another century! Opener George Balderson scored 71 from 177 balls but it was Darryl Mitchell in at 6 who went big, he scored 105 from 177 balls. Somerset scored their 326 in 101 overs. Craig Overton and Matt Henry both took 4 wickets.

My century makers list is growing – there were 2 in the second Somerset innings. Tom Lammonby opener scored 78 from 153 balls sharing a 2nd wicket partnership of 81 with Tom Abell who scored 48. James Rew scored 118* from 24 balls to Polish off a great game for him personally , he batted on with Kasey Aldridge who scored 101 from 149 balls. Those innings were to no avail as the game was drawn.

Surrey v Middlesex – The Oval, London. Rory Burns won the toss for Surrey and put Middlesex in to bat. Surrey won by 9 wickets.

Middlesex 209 All Out & 240 All Out, Surrey 380 All Out & 73 for 1.

The benefits of a 2nd wicket stand between Sam Robson, 76 from 132 and Pieter Malan, 66 from 138 balls of 152 were negated by the loss of 8 wickets for just 43 runs. Daniel Worrall took 5 for 48 fin his 14 overs as Middlesex were bowled out in 66.5 overs.

Surrey scored 380 in just 99.4 overs, Rory Burns scored 88 from 105 balls and Jamie Smith 97 from 187 balls another important innings for his team. the 5 bowlers shared the wickets.

Surrey used 8 bowlers in Middlesex’s 2nd innings, they bowled Middlesex out in 71.4 overs. Max Holden top scored with 43.

It took Surrey just 16.4 overs to score the required runs, they lost Burns for 14, This was their 3rd win from 5 and they sit top of there table 3 points above Warwickshire.

Division 2

Glamorgan v Worcestershire – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. David Lloyd won the toss and put Worcs in to bat. Glamorgan won by 10 wickets.

Worcs 109 All Out & 221 All Out, Glamorgan 258 All Out & 82 for no wicket.

Worcs batted for 40.3 overs with Keeper Gareth Roderick top scoring with 39. Michael Neser and James Harris both took 4 wickets.

Michael Neser (Australian) top scored in Glamorgan’s inningsm ge scored 86 from 120 balls as Glamorgan scored 258 in 79.4 overs. Adam Finch took 5 for 74 in 20 overs.

Worcs had a better 2nd innings, which is all relative, Matthew Waite top scored with 45 as they scored 227 in 73 overs.

Glamorgan scored the required runs in 20 overs with Edward Byrom scoring 51 from 55 balls.

Derbyshire v Gloucestershire – The Incora County Ground, Derby. Gloucestershire won the toss and out Derbys in to bat. Match Drawn.

Derbyshire 251 for 9 dec & 166 for 5, Gloucestershire 383 All Out.

Harry Came opening scored 108 from 192 balls, but he wasn’t well supported. Wayne Madsen scored 37 and :his Reece 32 and Lues du Plooy declared after 83.4 overs.

Ben Charleswoth top scored in Gloucs f1st innings with 87 from 211 balls, Graeme van Buuren scored a swim 50 from 65 balls as Gloucs moved to 383 in 101.3 overs. the 5 bowlers shared the wickets.

Derbyshire batted for 42 overs before the game was declared a draw, Less du Plooy scored 61* from 77 balls.

Durham v Yorkshire – Seat Unique Riverside, Chester-le-Street. Shan Masood won the toss for Yorkshire and elected to bat. Durham won by 1 wicket.

Yorkshire 254 All Out & 218 All Out, Durham 227 All Out & 246 for 9.

Sham Masood top scored with 44 as Yorkshire were bowled out in 80.3 overs. Matthew Potts took 4 for 49 in his 22 overs.

Durham’s top score was by coincidence also 44, Keeper Ollie Robinson scoring the 44, A very similar innings they were bowled out in 64.5 overs. George Hill took 4 for 43.

There was a 44 in the 2nd Yorkshire innings, but George Hill top scored wait 51 to break that coincidence. He scored 51 from 52 balls as Yorkshire were bowled out in 67 overs. Another 4 wickets for Potts Ben Raine also took 4.

Durham cut this one tight, Opener Michael Jones scored 56 from 138 balls and Ben Raine in at 8 an important 50 from 114 balls. Matt Fishgwer took 4 wickets but Durham took the win. They sit top of the table with 82 points, with 3 wins from 5.

Leicestershire v Sussex – Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester. Lewis Hill won the toss for Leics and put Sussex in to bat. Match Drawn.

Sussex 430 All Out, Leics 270 All Out & 295 for 6 dec.

A big century in the last match to be reported, Tom Alsop was not out 182 from 316 balls, he and Cheteshwar Pujara put on 136 for the 3rd wicket. Pujara scored 77 from 128 balls. James Coles in at 6 scored 70 from 104 balls. Leics used 8 bowlers and Wiaan Mulder took 5 for 63 in his 24.3 overs. Sussex batted for 118.3 overs.

In reply Leics batted for 66 overs with Rehan Ahmed top scoring with 59* from 74 balls. Fynn Hudson-Prentice and Aristides Karvelas both took 4 wickets.

Rishi Patel opening scored his 3rd century of the innings, making 100 exactly from 157 balls. Wiaan Mulder had a good 2nd innings, finishing on 102* from 167 balls, Tom Scriven scored 51 from 76 balls. The game had no room for a result which was a shame for those scoring high.

Century Makers and 5 Wicket Takers.

  • James Rew – Somerset – 105 from 241 Balls
  • Darryl Mitchell – Lancashire – 105 from 177 Balls
  • James Rew – Somerset – 118 from 244 Balls
  • Kasey Aldridge – Somerset – 101 from 149 Balls
  • Harry Came – Derbyshire – 108 from 193 Balls
  • Tom Alsop – Sussex – 182 from 316 Balls
  • Rishi Patel – Leicestershire – 100 from 157 Balls
  • Wiaan Mulder – Leicestershire – 102 from 167 Balls
  • Adam Finch – Worcestershire – 5 for 74 in 20 Overs
  • Timm van der Guten – Glamorgan – 5 for 48 in 21 Overs
  • James Fuller – Hampshire – 5 for 21 in 8 Overs
  • Daniel Worrall – Surrey – 5 for 48 in 14 Overs
  • Wiaan Mulder – Leicestershire – 5 for 63 on 24.3 Overs

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