Superb Stokes Strikes Quickfire 161 As Durham Pile On Runs At Worcestershire

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New England captain Ben Stokes would smash 161 off 88 balls for Durham at Worcestershire’s New Road on Day 2 of the fifth round of County Championship matches.

Essex vs Yorkshire

Resuming on 234/3, the hosts moved to 303 before Sam Cook would be bowled by George Hill for 28 with Paul Walter (pictured below) would be caught by Matt Revis off the bowling of Dom Bess for 141. Adam Rossington would be bowled by the same bowler for a golden duck before Feroze Khushi would be caught behind by Harry Duke off the bowling of Steven Patterson for 1.

Matt Critchley would be bowled by Jordan Thompson for 15 before Shane Snater would be caught by Adam Lyth off the same bowler for 4. Simon Harmer would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Duke off the bowling of Revis, for 54 before Mark Steketee finished 10 not out.

Lyth would be LBW to Sam Cook for 10 before Hill would be caught behind by Rossington off the bowling of Snater for 28. Dimuth Karunaratne would be dismissed off the final ball of the day, caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Cook for 36 – Revis finishing 1 not out.

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ESS 403 (156.3 overs), YOR 81/3 (36.1 overs)

Hampshire vs Gloucestershire

Resuming on 310/8, the hosts added 27 to their overnight score before Kyle Abbott would be LBW to Graeme van Buuren for 13 before Liam Dawson would be caught by Marcus Harris off the same bowler for 48 – Mohammad Abbas (pictured below) was 0 not out.

George Scott would be caught behind by Ben Brown off the bowling of Abbas for 9 before James Bracey would be dismissed by the same combination without scoring. Miles Hammond would be the third dismissed to the combination for 10 before van Buuren would be LBW to Abbas without scoring.

Opener Harris would be caught by Ian Holland off the bowling of Abbott for 17 before Tom Lace would be bowled by James Fuller for 5. Ryan Higgins would be caught by Holland off the bowling of Felix Organ for 46 before Dominic Goodman would be caught by Brown off the bowling of Abbas for 18. Mohammad Amir would be caught by Dawson off the same bowler without scoring (Abbas finishing with 6/45) before Jared Warner would be the final man out, caught by Aneurin Donald off the bowling of Organ for 17 – Ajeet Dale finishing 36 not out.

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Organ would be caught by Hammond off the bowling of Amir without scoring before Holland would be caught behind by Bracey off the bowling of Higgins for the same score. Abbott would be LBW to Amir for 10 before Abbas would be the final man out, dismissed the same way, the following ball for a golden duck – Nick Gubbins and James Vince finishing 10 and 11 not out respectively.

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HAM 342 (108.2 overs) & 28/4 (11 overs), GLO 179 (68 overs)

Lancashire vs Warwickshire

Resuming on 273/7, the visitors would move to 282 before Nathan McAndrew would be LBW to Hassan Ali for 15 with Craig Miles also dismissed the same way for 4. Oliver Hannon-Dalby would be the last man out, bowled by Matt Parkinson, for 3 – opener Dom Sibley (pictured below) finishing 142 not out.

Lancashire would get to 127 by tea before the rain would arrive with openers Luke Wells and Keaton Jennings resuming on 70 and 44 not out respectively.

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WAR 315 (113 overs), LAN 127/0 (42 overs)

Surrey vs Northamptonshire

Resuming on 261/6, the hosts added 7 to their overnight score before Sam Curran would be caught by Ricardo Vasconcelos off the bowling of Tom Taylor for 73 with Jordan Clark caught behind by Lewis McManus off the bowling of Ben Sanderson for 2. Gus Atkinson and Jamie Overton put on 124 for the ninth-wicket partnership before the latter would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Rob Keogh for 59 with Daniel Worrall the final man out, caught by Luke Procter off the same bowler, for 6 – Atkinson finished 66 not out.

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Will Young would be LBW to Clark for 2 before Emilio Gay would be caught by Curran off the same bowler for 12. Vasconcelos would be caught behind by Ben Foakes off the bowling of Worrall for 14 before Keogh would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Colin de Grandhomme for 16.

Saif Zaib would be caught by Foakes off the bowling of Overton for 2 before McManus would be caught by Curran off the bowling of Clark for 23. Taylor would be caught by Will Jacks off the bowling of de Grandhomme for 2 before Matthew Kelly would be dismissed off the final ball of the day, caught by Foakes off the bowling of Worrall, for 17 with Procter resuming 61 not out.

SUR 401 (126.3 overs), NOR 154/8 (64.1 overs)

Glamorgan vs Leicestershire

Resuming on 285/8, the visitors moved to 311 before Chris Wright would be caught behind by Chris Cooke off the bowling of Michael Hogan for 18 with Callum Parkinson the other man out, run out by Marnus Labuschagne, for 27 – Beuran Hendricks 5 not out.

David Lloyd would be caught behind by Harry Swindells off the bowling of Wright for 6 before Labuschagne would be caught by Scott Steel off the bowling of Ben Mike for 17. Andrew Salter would be caught by Swindells off the bowling of Wright for 26 before a 162-run fourth-wicket partnership between Sam Northeast and Kiran Carlson would be ended with the latter LBW to Wright for 91.

Northeast would be the last man out, LBW to Mike, for 84 with Cooke and Andy Gorvin 22 and 23 not out respectively.

LEI 320 (107.5 overs), GLA 305/5 (80 overs)

Sussex vs Middlesex

Resuming on 354/6, the hosts added 19 to their overnight score before George Garton would be caught by Robbie White off the bowling of Martin Andersson for 53 with Aaron Beard bowled by Shaheen Shah Afridi for 4. Ollie Robinson would be caught by Ethan Bamber off the bowling of Andersson for 18 before Mason Crane would be the final man out, caught by Blake Cullen off the bowling of Afridi, for 8 with Sean Hunt 0 not out.

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Sam Robson would be bowled by Robinson without scoring before Mark Stoneman would be caught by Mohammad Rizwan off the bowling of Garton for 26. Robbie White would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Hunt for 6 before captain Peter Handscomb would be bowled by Robinson for the same score – the visitors sitting at 45/4 at this point.

Max Holden and John Simpson added 130 for the fifth wicket before the latter would be bowled by Robinson for 71 with Holden the other wicket to fall, bowled by Crane, for 58 – Luke Hollman (52) and Andersson (41) not out.

SUS 392 (106.4 overs), MID 284/6 (76 overs)

Worcestershire vs Durham

Resuming on 339/3, the visitors moved to 360 before Scott Borthwick would be LBW to debutant Ben Gibbon for 89 before David Bedingham and new England captain Ben Stokes (pictured below) put on 220 runs for the fifth wicket with the latter caught by Jack Haynes off the bowling of Brett D’Oliveira for 161 off just 88 balls. Bedingham would be caught by D’Oliveira off the bowling of Josh Baker for 135 before Borthwick would declare with Ned Eckersley and Liam Trevaskis both 0 not out.

Jake Libby would be caught behind by Eckersley off the bowling of Matty Potts for a golden duck before Azhar Ali would be caught by Alex Lees off the same bowler without scoring. Jack Haynes would be LBW to Potts for 6 before opener Ed Pollock would be caught by Eckersley off the same bowler for 32 – the hosts sitting at 41/4 at this point.

D’Oliveira and Barnard would put on 101 before the former would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Chris Rushworth for 41 with Barnard the final wicket to fall, bowled by Potts, for 55 – Ben Cox and Joe Leach resuming 6 and 13 not out.

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DUR 580/6 dec (128 overs), WOR 169/6 (50 overs)

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