On the runs piled, century after century. At Taunton, James Rew crafted his maiden double hundred, to placed on the wall alongside his 4 different Championship tons of 2023 – all on the tender age of 19. Rew strode in with Somerset 41 for 4 on Monday in opposition to Hampshire, and was final man out simply earlier than tea on Tuesday because the scoreboard ticked over to 500. An innings of endurance, sudden adjustments of tempo and luck – he was dropped as soon as at slip by James Vince – lastly got here a cropper to Vince’s medium tempo, for 221. Rew pulled off his helmet, gave his ginger mop a shake, and waved his bat to the standing, applauding Taunton trustworthy – 952 Championship runs underneath his belt for the summer time. He was helped alongside the way in which by Casey Aldridge, a ding-dong 54 from Dom Bess, briefly again dwelling, and 44 by the No 11 and fellow teenager Shoaib Bashir.
There was a maiden double century too for Warwickshire’s Rob Yates, the 23-year-old who has had an up-and-down time since his breakthrough 12 months in 2021. An innings of 228 not out in almost 9 hours included a six that smashed a glass panel in Kent’s dressing room.
Finlay Bean cracked a career-best 135, his third hundred of the season, serving to Yorkshire to safe 4 batting factors in opposition to Worcestershire. He earned a rookie contract final 12 months on the power of his 441 for the second XI and hasn’t regarded again.
There have been lots of additionally for 2 of England’s discarded males, Alex Lees (10 Exams final 12 months) and Tom Westley (5 in 2017). Lees shot to his third hundred in successive Championship innings, zipping Durham previous Gloucestershire’s complete. Westley held Essex collectively together with his third century of the 12 months – his dismissal for 135 the catalyst for Lancashire taking 5 for seven runs. New Zealand’s Will Younger had enjoyable on his Nottinghamshire debut with 106 not out in opposition to Surrey.
Canterbury: Kent 171 and 55-1 v Warwickshire 549-7dec
Blackpool: Lancashire 37-1 v Essex 282
Service provider Taylors’ College: Middlesex 277 v Northamptonshire 219 and 55-2
Taunton: Somerset 500 v Hampshire 58-2
The Oval Surrey 355 v Notts 248-5
The Riverside: Durham 433-8 v Gloucestershire 316
Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan 54-1 v Leicestershire, rain
Hove: Sussex 402 v Derbyshire 212-3
New Highway: Worcestershire 46-2 v Yorkshire 407
That’s all from me in the present day –with centuries galore from younger bucks – Rew, Bean, Yates – from wiser heads – Westley and Lees – and New Zealander Will Younger on his Notts debut. Time for me to cease watching a display screen, thanks for all of your messages – good evening!
Some beautiful phrases coming in from Taunton
“I’m misplaced for phrases actually and don’t know what to say,” mentioned Rew. “The Hampshire assault challenged me all by means of my innings and it wasn’t straightforward to attain runs in opposition to them.
“It’s a pleasant batting pitch which has not performed as a lot because the one for our earlier dwelling recreation with Notts. I simply attempt to keep within the second and stay good and relaxed.
“I’m having a good time batting with Kasey Aldridge this season. We now have had a number of partnerships and he performed superbly each final evening and in the present day.
“I used to be overjoyed once I introduced up my 200. I couldn’t actually consider it and it’s onerous to place into phrases precisely how I felt.
“It was good to assist the workforce put 500 on the board. The tenth-wicket stand with Shoaib Bashir was one of the crucial fulfilling of my profession.
“Bash is so humorous and I get on rather well with him as a bloke. I used to be laughing when he got here out to bat as a result of all the pieces he does is hilarious and when he began hitting these sixes, I used to be smiling throughout my face.
And there was reward from each Somerset head coach Jason Kerr: “Proper now James Rew is ridiculously good. To be the main run-scorer in Division One of many County Championship exhibits he’s having an excellent season.
“Individuals see the runs on the pitch. However extra essential to me is that as a personality he’s extremely degree headed.”
and from his Hampshire counterpart Adi Birrell: “All of us have been impressed by James Rew. We knew all about him and ready to face him, however he’s clearly a participant of excessive potential and confirmed that in the present day.”
Simply trying up Shoaib Bashir to see he went to Woking School, the place I made a canine dinner of my A-levels again within the 90s. And with Hampshire two down for not many, Middlesex all out for a lead of 58, Warwickshire DECLARING at 549-7, Essex shedding 3 for 0, HH out for 67, Durham rocking on, Derbyshire making regular progress because of Brooke Visitor, Yorkshire passing 400 and the sport nonetheless to get off the mark at Sophia Gardens, time for me to put in writing up for the paper. Do chatter on BTL
The solar it shineth! Two double centuries within the Championship in lower than half an hour – this time Rob Yates. A affected person effort off 402 balls, a maiden double century and at simply 23. He’s had up and down time since that breakthrough 12 months in 2021, properly performed son.
Warwicks 524-7, a lead of 353 over Kent who’ve a difficult couple of days forward. Possibly couple of days is optimistic.
Batters love these pale Kookaburras. A speedy 160 not out, off simply 171 balls, at The Riverside by Alex Lees. Usually sparky and free-flowing. Durham 280-4, 36 behind Gloucestershire, because the rain is available in.
From 273-3, Yorkshire have wobbled to 330-7 in opposition to Worcestershire. Three wickets for Finch, two for Waite. Bean lastly out for 135 and a fifty for George Hill.
Jack Brooks chuffing like a runaway engine round Taunton after bowling Joe Weatherley with the very first ball of the innings. Hampshire 0-1.
Time for a cup of tea.
Unhappy occasions at Cardiff:
Canterbury: Kent 171 v Warwickshire 443-6
Blackpool: Lancashire v Essex 247-5
Service provider Taylors’ College: Middlesex 262-8 v Northamptonshire 219
Taunton: Somerset 500 v Hampshire
The Oval Surrey 355 v Notts 139-1 rain
The Riverside: Durham 242-4 v Gloucestershire 316
Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan 0-0 v Leicestershire, rain
Hove: Sussex 402 v Derbyshire 129-2
New Highway: Worcestershire v Yorkshire 314-5
A wicket for Vince! Lengthy, lean-legged inswing, lbw, a fed up swing of the arm. Rew final man out for 221, pulls off his helmet and raises his bat spherical the bottom. Somerset 500 all out. Open the bubbly.
Elsewhere in Division One:
Rob Yates can be approaching a double century, 183 not out, in Warwicks’ mammoth 439-6. Maxwell, a quick-fire 81 not out.
Westley (115) preserving Essex going properly , 224-5 at Blackpool . Walter simply out for 76, a second wicket for Williams.
Middx, 227-7, have a lead of 8 over Northants.
And it’s nonetheless raining at The Oval.
And at Taunton, James Vince prepares to bowl.
A standing ovation for Rew! His first double century, his fifth Championship century of the 12 months, he punches the air, pulls his helmet off, provides that ginger mop an airing, grins, will get an enormous hug from fellow teenager Bashir. The primary Somerset double-ton since Marcus Trescothick. What a season, what a participant!
Marks requires Rew, on 198, to dink it to sq. leg. He certainly sweeps, however only one. Dont’ do something foolish Bashir.
Seaside ping-pong cricket from Rew and Bashir at Taunton, sticking their legs down the pitch and ruining the figures of the Hampshire mighty assault. Somerset 450-9.
A whole bunch coming thick and quick around the grounds – properly performed Tom Westley – a 3rd century of a productive 12 months for a person who performed 5 Exams within the forgotten years. Essex 207-4 in a partnership of 152 with Walter (75 not out).
Only one Div 2 recreation rain unaffected, at The Riverside, the place Alex Lees is near a speedy century. Durham 169-4, a pair every for Shaw and Goodman.
No. 11 Bashir slicing THE Mohammad Abbas for 4. Dreamy days for Somerset.
Rew brings up the Somerset 400 and collects one other batting -point with a wristy loft over sq. leg; whereas the rain has hit London and halted play at The Oval and Service provider Taylor’s – Notts 139-1 v Surrey within the south; Middx 201-6, 18 behind Northants, within the north.
An unbeaten partnership of 112 at The Oval between Will Younger and stand-in skipper Haseeb Hameed. Forgot to say yesterday however HH was giddy as a colt within the subject, chasing after all the pieces full pelt. Notts cruising: 139-1.
A fourth wicket for Dawson, Somerset’s ninth, as Brooks is lbw for 12. Rew nonetheless there, joined by offsipinner Shoaib Bashir. Two 19 12 months olds contact gloves on the crease with Summerset in touching distance of 400.
Nonetheless nowt to see at Cardiff, and rain at Hove the place the sport has come to a halt with Derbys 96-2.
Within the Rachael Heyhoe Flint trophy, the match between Central Sparks and Western Storm has been deserted with no ball bowled; and a rain delay at Southern Vipers v The Blaze, with Blaze needing 260 to win.
Northern Diamonds have been all out 167; Thunder at present 61-3 needing one other 106 from 35 overs
And Sunrisers going slowly, 32-0 off 8, chasing South East Stars’ 290-9
If anybody is in want of some TLC, you may hearken to Vic on the Somerset stream right here:
A cheerful return to Taunton, 54 and out, nicking behind. Strolls off, wind buffetting his shirt, shaking his head and muttering. However a job properly performed. Somerset 363-7, Rew nonetheless there on 151 – his first f-c 150.
Belated congratulations to Bean, now 118 not out. Yorks skipping alongside, 245-3. What a day for younger tigerish batters, marvel if Luke Wright is on responsibility anyplace.
Canterbury: Kent 171 v Warwickshire 271-5
Blackpool: Lancashire v Essex 88-4
Service provider Taylors’ College: Middlesex 127-4 v Northamptonshire 219
Taunton: Somerset 329-6 v Hampshire
The Oval Surrey 355 v Notts 81-1
The Riverside: Durham 100-2 v Gloucestershire 316
Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan 0-0 v Leicestershire , rain
Hove: Sussex 402 v Derbyshire 56-1
New Highway: Worcestershire v Yorkshire 216-1
A second hundred in a season of slim pickings – properly performed! 102 not out; Warwicks 271-5.
James Rew’s 124 is now his highest first-class innings! And he celebrates with a kiss of a shot, a no-effort, arms excessive, completely collectively, vertical bat, on drive for 4.
In Division One:
Notts batting fastidiously at The Oval; Has, 30, 20 of them in boundaries, and Younger easing Notts in the direction of lunch: 64-1, 291 behind.
Bess and Rew nonetheless trotting alongside at Taunton, Somerset 304-6 (keep in mind they have been 80-5 yesterday).
The Middlesex high three are again within the pavilion, two for white, one for Sanderson. A half century for Stoneman. Middx 122-3, 97 behind Northants.
Essex have continued to lose common wickets at Blackpool, 75-4, Westley nonetheless there not out 41.
And Warwickshire have a lead of 87 over Kent, now2 58-5, with Yates getting ready to a affected person century after lean occasions.
Unsure which manner the climate goes, however it’s now raining in Manchester.
Usually considerate column by Jonny Liew, however what do you concentrate on the price of county cricket? How a lot has that gone up? Like Jonathan says, it’s a little bit of a blind sport for journalists as we get in at no cost.
Gulf Giants are owned by Adani, who’ve been the targets of protests by, amongst others, the Chappell brothers.
Was alerted to Dom Bess batting, so activate the Somerset stream to see him within the acquainted maroon helmet, tipping the ball away off his toes. I do hope this saga ends in a everlasting completely happy return to Taunton. Somerset 288-6, Rew nonetheless there 113; Aldridge performed by Dawson for 88.
An hour in, let’s wander spherical the bottoms. First the Get together Division: Raining nonetheless at Sophia Gardens and New Highway.
Gloucestershire collapsed, shedding their final 4 wickets for 36; and Durham cantering away within the now customary method – 56-1 off ten.
Sussex all out for 402, losing their final three for 22 this morning. Nonetheless scored at a cracking price although – whoever mentioned BTL yesterday that they’d be chasing honours in a number of years if they may maintain onto their gamers: agency agree. Derbys 33-1 in reply.
Rew the primary to go 800 runs this 12 months too:
The second hundred of the spherical, and a FIFTH hundred of the 12 months for the calm, stylish and intensely proficient James Rew. Somerset 245-5.
Somerset proceed to race alongside at Taunton, James Rew’s race in the direction of his hundred helped by James Vince letting him slip by means of his fingers at slip on 86. Somerset 229-5.
And Dan Lawrence, simply after being introduced within the unchanged Take a look at squad, is caught for one because the Blackpool categorical accelerates. Essex 22-3.
An early Lancashire breakthrough on the seaside as Sir Alastair is snaffled by Keaton Jennings at slip, Essex 20-1.
Ben Stokes (Durham) Captain
Moeen Ali (Warwickshire)
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Harry Brook (Yorkshire)
Zak Crawley (Kent)
Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire)
Dan Lawrence (Essex)
Ollie Robinson (Sussex)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
Josh Tongue (Worcestershire)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
Mark Wooden (Durham)
One other catch for Tom Moores, his virtually namesake Tom Lawes! The primary time he’s taken six catches in an innings and 5 wickets for Lyndon James for the primary time too. Make that six wickets for James, as Dan Worrall holes out subsequent ball.
Surrey 355 all out – performed and dusted in a sneeze.
Oh pricey, the climate gods not trying kindly on Sophia Gardens – begin delayed there after a day of sky watching on Monday. No play but at New Highway both, however we do have motion at Blackpool!
On we go, around the grounds, with Surreysd Jordan Clark probably the most contented man on the grass These have been his ideas final evening:
“I’ve been just a little bit pissed off by means of the season with how I’ve performed and the way I really feel I’m able to enjoying, so I’m glad to get that one out of the way in which and it’s simply good to get a rating,
“Generally once you don’t get that rating, it performs in your perception and your confidence just a little bit. Now I really feel I can play with a bit extra freedom.
“With a wicket like that, there’s a ball together with your identify on it and the purpose of the sport is to attempt to rating runs, so it’s higher to place the stress again on them fairly than ready for the ball to nip again and nick it.”
Haseeb Hameed’s first alternative to captain in Championship cricket proved difficult, Nottinghamshire hampered as each Brett Hutton and Jake Ball left the sphere on the Oval clutching varied components of their physique. Issues had began properly with Rory Burns out to the second ball of the day, and once more with Surrey 70 for 4, however a gentle innings from Ben Foakes and large hitting from Jordan Clark – who cracked his first century of the 12 months – left the champions in a powerful place.
Casey Aldridge and James Rew stored Somerset within the hunt at Taunton, coming collectively after a well-recognized top-order fumble, this time by the hands of Hampshire’s Kyle Abbott who grabbed 4 for 20 and a run-out. Somerset rested some key gamers earlier than the Blast Finals Day however Dom Bess returned on a short-term mortgage from Yorkshire.
Matt Parkinson, on mortgage to Durham earlier than transferring to Kent, took three wickets on the Riverside to haul again Gloucestershire, together with a ripper to take away James Bracey’s off stump. There have been half‑centuries from Chris Dent and Miles Hammond. Kent have been dismissed for 171 by Warwickshire, who have been already in touching distance by stumps. Kent’s blushes had been saved by a late-order swashbuckle from Grant Stewart.
It was a carefree day’s batting for Sussex in opposition to Derbyshire at Hove, Tom Clark high‑scoring with 96 and Ollie Carter passing 50 for the third match in a row. In the meantime Northamptonshire meandered to 219 all out in opposition to Middlesex.
At New Highway, Finlay Bean and Adam Lyth knocked up 154, Yorkshire’s highest opening stand for six years, earlier than the climate intervened. Worcestershire dropped three catches.
Canterbury: Kent 171 v Warwickshire 155-2
Blackpool: Lancashire v Essex 12-1 rain
Service provider Taylors’ College: Middlesex 23-0 v Northamptonshire 219
Taunton: Somerset 196-5 v Hampshire
The Oval Surrey 339-8 v Notts
The Riverside: Durham v Gloucestershire 280-6
Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan v Leicestershire no play in the present day, rain
Hove: Sussex 376-7 v Derbyshire
New Highway: Worcestershire v Yorkshire 154-0 rain
Morning! Cloudy however contemporary right here in Manchester, I’d prefer to say it bodes properly for the day however the Met workplace aren’t hanging out the bunting but.
Rain clearing from the southeast through the morning. Elsewhere it’s a day of sunny spells and showers, these most frequent within the north, maybe with thunder and hail.
Issues whizzing alongside at Service provider Taylor’s and at Canterbury – the place Kent already look in large hassle in opposition to Warwicks; Surrey have clocked collectively a tricky-looking complete in opposition to injury-hit Notts, batters racing away at Hove, whereas Rew and Aldridge rescued Somerset at Taunton. I’m simply off to stroll the canine shortly – again quickly!