Weatherley Career Best Sees Hampshire Into Massive First Innings Lead

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Published on 9 Apr 2022 10:36 pm (UK Time)

Joe Weatherley’s career-best score sees Hampshire into a dominant position against Somerset on Day 2 of the opening round of County Championship action.

Essex vs Kent

Resuming on 272/4, the hosts added 16 to their overnight score before Tom Westley would be caught by wicketkeeper Ollie Robinson off the bowling of Jackson Bird for 37 before Adam Rossington would be bowled by Darren Stevens for 41. Adam Wheater would be bowled by Matt Quinn for 37 before Shane Snater would be bowled by Nathan Gilchrist for 8.

Mark Steketee would be caught by Ben Compton off the same bowler for 3 before debutant Matt Critchley (pictured below) would be the final man out, bowled by Tawanda Muyeye for 132 – Sam Cook was 11 not out.

Kent would lose one man before the close of play as Daniel Bell-Drummond would be LBW to Sam Cook for 11 with Compton and Muyeye finishing 47 and 43 not out respectively.

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ESS 514 (158.5 overs), KEN 122/1 (33 overs)

Hampshire vs Somerset

Resuming on 109/0, the hosts moved to 180 before Ian Holland would be caught by Ben Green off the bowling of Roelof van der Merwe for 81 with Nick Gubbins would behind by Steven Davies off the bowling of Tom Abell for 37. Joe Weatherley (pictured below) would be bowled by Peter Siddle for a career-best 168 before Liam Dawson would be caught by Green off the bowling of Leonard without scoring.

James Vince would be LBW to Marchant de Lange for 56 before Ben Brown would be caught by Kasey Aldridge off the bowling of Green for 18. Felix Organ would be bowled by the same bowler for 21 before James Fuller would be caught by Steven Davies off the bowling of Siddle for 17. Kyle Abbott would be bowled by Green for a golden duck before Keith Barker would be the final man out, run out by Aldridge, for 18 – Mohammad Abbas finished 4 not out.

Somerset would see off the final 6 overs of the day with Green and Tom Lammonby resuming 8 and 7 not out this morning.

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SOM 180 (63.4 overs) & 15/0 (6 overs), HAM 428 (119.4 overs)

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Northamptonshire vs Gloucestershire

Resuming on 164/8, the hosts added 55 to their overnight score before Naseem Shaha would be caught by Emilio Gay off the bowling of Rob Keogh for 19 before wicketkeeper James Bracey (pictured below) would be caught by Saif Zaib off the bowling of Nathan Buck for 117.

Captain Ricardo Vasconcelos would be caught behind by Bracey off the bowling of Higgins for 4 before Ben Curran would be caught by Graeme van Buuren off the same bowler for 9. Zaib would be caught by Dent to give Higgins his third wicket before Gay would be caught by Bracey off the bowling of Shah for 18.

Josh Cobb would give Bracey his third catch of the innings off the bowling of Dale for 18 before Lewis McManus would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Taylor for 15. Taylor would be Bracey’s fifth victim, off the bowling of Higgins, for a duck before a partnership of 137 between Keogh and Gareth Berg would be ended with the latter caught by Taylor off the bowling of Zafar Gohar for 66. Keogh would be caught by Miles Hammond off the bowling of Ben Charlesworth for 113 before Buck would be the final wicket to fall, LBW to Dale, for 13 – Ben Sanderson finishing 4 not out.

Gloucestershire would have 3 overs to survive with Charlesworth dismissed, LBW to Sanderson, without scoring – Dent and Bracey both finishing 2 not out.

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GLO 223 (70.4 overs) & 5/1 (3 overs), NOR 288 (77.1 overs)

Warwickshire vs Surrey

Resuming on 168/3, the visitors moved the score to 191 before Ollie Pope would be bowled by Oliver Hannon-Dalby for 58 with Jamie Smith caught behind by Michael Burgess off the bowling of Danny Briggs for 10. Will Jacks falling LBW to Hannon-Dalby for 19 before Jordan Clark would be caught by Dan Mousley off the bowling of Rob Yates for 50.

Kemar Roach would be the final man dismissed, caught by Sam Hain off the bowling of Briggs for 4, with Ben Foakes (132, pictured below) and James Taylor (31) the not out batsmen as Surrey would declare.

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In their reply, Warwickshire would see Dom Sibley bowled by Reece Topley for a golden duck before Will Rhodes would be caught by Foakes off the bowling of Roach for 6 with Yates and night-watchman Briggs resuming on 10 and 0 respectively.

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SUR 428/8 dec (136 overs), WAR 16/2 (12 overs)

Glamorgan vs Durham

Resuming on 164/4, the hosts would add 24 to their overnight score before Colin Ingram would be caught by David Bedingham off the bowling of Paul Coughlin for 87 before Callum Taylor would be LBW to Matty Potts on 11. James Weighall would fall the same way to the same bowler without scoring 2 balls later before James Harris would be caught by Scott Borthwick off the bowling of Ben Raine for 6.

Chris Cooke would be caught by Liam Trevaskis off the bowling of Coughlin for 59 with Michael Hogan the final man out, bowled by Chris Rushworth, for 4 – Michael Hogan finishing 4 not out.

Durham would have one over to survive with Alex Lees and Michael Jones finishing 1 and 4 not out respectively.

GLA 234 (72.5 overs), DUR 5/0 (1 over)

Leicestershire vs Worcestershire

Resuming on 118/4, the visitors would add 21 to their overnight score before Ed Barnard would be LBW to Ed Barnes for 57 with Ben Cox caught behind by Harry Swindells off the same bowler for 6. Captain Brett D’Oliviera (pictured below) and Joe Leach would put on 127 for the seventh wicket partnership before the latter would be caught by Barnes off the bowling of Colin Ackermann for 70 with Josh Baker falling LBW to Barnes for 15.

Ben Mike would take the final two wickets, firstly Charlie Morris would be bowled for 8 before Dillon Pennington would be caught by Swindells for 2 – D’Oliveira finishing 118 not out.

Sam Evans would be bowled by Leach for 1 before George Rhodes would be caught behind by Jordan Cox off the bowling of Morris without scoring. Hassan Azad would be caught by Baker off the bowling of Leach, the third wicket in as many overs, for 5 – Ackermann and Lewis Hill would finish 8 and 26 not out respectively.

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WOR 348 (93.3 overs), LEI 42/3 (13.2 overs)

Middlesex vs Derbyshire

Resuming on 307/4, the hosts would move to 332 before Jack Davies would be bowled by Dal for 25 before John Simpson would be caught behind by Brooke Guest off the bowling of Alex Thomson for 14. Toby Roland-Jones would be caught by Wayne Madsen two balls later without scoring before Robbie White would be caught by Guest off the bowling of Sean Conners for 65.

Ethan Bamber would be dismissed by the same combination for 7 before captain Tim Murtagh would be LBW without scoring – Tom Helm finishing 30 not out.

Captain Billy Godleman would be bowled by Murtagh for 23 before Guest would be caught by White off the bowling of Helm for 2. Shan Masood (pictured below) would be stumped by Simpson off the bowling of Joshua de Caires for 91 before Madsen would be the final wicket to fall, LBW to Bamber, for 34 – Leus du Plooy (12) and Luis Reece (8) resuming this morning.

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MID 401 (125 overs), DER 177/4 (67 overs)

Sussex vs Nottinghamshire

Resuming on 302/6, the hosts would add 30 to their overnight score before Tom Clark would be bowled by Lyndon James for 100 with Steven Finn LBW to Liam Patterson-White (pictured below) for 10. Archie Lenham would be caught by Ben Slater off the bowling of Luke Fletcher for 24 before Henry Crocombe would be LBW to Patterson-White for 16 – Jamie Atkins was 3 not out.

In reply, Notts would lose Slater as he was bowled by Crocombe for 1 before Haseeb Hameed was caught behind by Oliver Carter off the bowling of Finn for 5. Joe Clarke would be dismissed by the same combination for 6 before Ben Duckett would be caught by Tom Alsop off the bowling of Atkins for 31.

James and Steven Mullaney would put on 108 for the fifth wicket before the former would be dismissed by the Carter/Finn combination for 63 with Mullaney and Tom Moores finishing 79 and 23 not out respectively.

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SUS 375 (127.1 overs), NOT 214/5 (64 overs)

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