Haseeb Hameed’s first alternative to captain in Championship cricket proved difficult, Nottinghamshire hampered as each Brett Hutton and Jake Ball left the sector on the Oval clutching numerous elements of their physique. Issues had began effectively with Rory Burns out to the second ball of the day, and once more with Surrey 70 for 4, however a gradual innings from Ben Foakes and massive 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 shifting 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 towards 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 towards 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.
As The Oval groundstaff tart up the pitch for tomorrow, the flags on the pavilion nonetheless flapping away, pigeons tucking into grassy delights, time for me to go. Rain nonetheless taking part in its hand in July, however loads to keep watch over – from Jordan’s Clark century, to the orgy of runs from Sussex and Kent’s wobble at Canterbury. Thanks from me and from Kyra – until tomorrow – bye!
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 as we speak, rain
Hove: Sussex 376-7 v Derbyshire
New Highway: Worcestershire v Yorkshire 154-0 rain
Simply popping again rapidly with Richard Spiller’s e mail
“Jordan Clark’s maiden ton was at The Oval too – for Lancashire.”
And simply in time too, as he walks off, caught behind off the brand new ball, with 107 underneath his belt.
As Clark approaches a game-changing hundred at The Oval, I’d higher disappear to jot down up for the paper. Do hold chatting BTL.
Speak of Nick Compton BTL, when you’ve gotten a second learn this empathetic interview with Don McRae.
There is just one sport at present in progress in Division Two, at Hove, the place Sussex have galloped away to 306-5. Clark a 168 ball 96; Haines a 96-ball 86 and Carter a 121-ball 56 not out. Thomson 3-69.
A closing look across the grounds earlier than I write up:
Sixteen overs to be bowled at Blackpool the place Essex have been preserved in aspic at 12-1 since this morning.
Warwickshire have misplaced Davies and Rhodes, however Yates potters on (37). Warwicks 112-2 -59 behind Kent.
Northants 177-6, a helpful partnership of 42
Oooof and right here at The Oval, Brett Hutton is strolling off once more to heat applause after attempting to bowl and first falling over, then pulling up simply earlier than supply. The large man lastly admits defeat. Surrey 262-6.
And Somerset 177-5, the younger pairing of Rew (70) and Aldridge (43) pulling off a rescue act.
Surrey accumulate simply their fourth batting level since mid-Might. Shocking n’est pas for the Division One leaders?
Lacking Parky (made for social-media) moments? Right here you might be –
Thanks Kyra, sensible to have a distinct eye right here on CCLive! Did I point out that Foakes had been out? A fourth catch for Moores. Foakes an unshowy 46 that held collectively a sticky patch in a approach that is perhaps helpful elsewhere. Surrey 229-6. Hutton again on the pitch.
Extremely, just one hundred has been made at The Oval within the Championship this 12 months – Pope’s magnificence towards Hampshire. It isn’t, my discovered good friend subsequent to me within the press field says, the batsman’s paradise it was once.
Hello Kyra right here, as we go into the ultimate session of the day, I might be leaving and Tanya might be taking on for the final entries of the weblog. What an thrilling morning and afternoon we’ve had of cricket although, and hopefully many extra to come back!
Canterbury: Kent 171 v Warwickshire 69-0
Blackpool: Lancashire v Essex 12-1 rain
Service provider Taylors’ College: Middlesex v Northamptonshire 144-6
Taunton: Somerset 102-5 v Hampshire
The Oval Surrey 200-5 v Notts
The Riverside: Durham v Gloucestershire 257-5
Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan v Leicestershire no play but as we speak, rain
Hove: Sussex 247-4 v Derbyshire
New Highway: Worcestershire v Yorkshire 142-0 rain
Around the grounds: rain nonetheless at Blackpool, Sophia Gardens and New Highway.
Kent hauled themselves to respectability from 95-8, because of Grant Stewart and Matt Quinn. However 171 all out wanting meagre as Warwicks race to 65-0.
Northants wobbling within the face of TRJ and Higgins: 144-6.
Play at Taunton, however Umeed a fourth wicket for Abbott. Now Aldridge should rebuild with Rew (29): Somerset a proceed-as-normal 98-5.
Notts’ bowlers falling to items within the July sunshine. James finishing Hutton’s over after he needed to depart the sector clutching bits of physique. Jake Ball additionally injured out. Leggie Calvin Harrison taking the Pavilion Finish.
Thanks Kyra! Clarks leans again and slams a pie from Hutton via the covers for 4: 36 of his 43 runs in boundaries the BBC man tells me.
We’ve simply had the pleasure of talking to a member of the gang, right here at The Oval. Max instructed us his ideas on the Foakes scenario. He stated immediately that he “thinks he needs to be within the England staff” and that “Foakes ought to get in someway.” Max additionally instructed us that having watched him a good quantity this summer time he can see that “He’s fairly constant for Surrey ….like now he’s simply holding the innings collectively … he’s a vital participant”. So ought to Foakes come again for the subsequent Check at Previous Trafford?
Clark on 29 has already overtaken Foakes in 30 balls, Surrey 168-5.
Hello Kyra right here once more. Again at The Oval, the solar is shining and the sport is in full swing! All eyes are on Foakes carrying quantity seven this afternoon. With the crowds getting ever so barely depleted right here since lunch nevertheless, the ambiance nonetheless stays robust!
Dancing round Division Two. Rain at New Highway the place grizzled and contemporary, Lyth and Bean, have placed on 142. And nonetheless no play at Sophia Gardens.
Sussex have misplaced one other – Coles a second for Thomson, for 14 – however nonetheless fizzing alongside, 197-3 v lost-their-mojo Derbys. And Gloucestershire, led by Chris Dent’s 75, are 178-3. South African Roelofsen the brand new man on the crease.
Jacks has a rush of blood, fizzing up the pitch to Paterson, edges, hesitates for a second, checking the catch has carried to Moores, however has to walk off: Surrey 130-5, after a partnership of 60 with Foakes.
The extra highly effective Jacks outscoring Foakes, racing alongside to 34 to Foakes’ 14. Surrey 124-4, rebuilding, rebuilding.
South overpowers north within the T20 quarters:
No luck on my name (not a euphemism), so again to the cricket. The Sussex runaway practice has been halted, Haines gone for 86, Alsop for 9: 181-2.
Foakes, lengthy sleeves buttoned to the wrist, elegant as a parasol, quantity 7 on his again, watches calmly from the non-striker’s finish. Surrey 91-4. Please excuse me for ten minutes whereas I make a piece name.
Rain within the west: no play at Blackpool, Sophia Gardens and Taunton.
Kent, alas, are 91-7. Pillar of stability Muyeye is again within the pavilion, Evison has joined him.
A post-prandial e mail lands gently within the field.
“Happy to see Sussex motoring alongside in third in Division 2,” writes Paul Griffin, “vindicating their shock choice to drop rookie batter Steve Smith a number of weeks in the past after he failed to take advantage of Glamorgan’s ingenue spinner Marnus Labuschagne. However I ponder what’s going to turn into of them.”
Tasty vegan steak for lunch courtesy of The Oval’s wonderful kitchen, even tastier shot for Foakes to get off the mark. He’s going to get 100, isn’t he. Isn’t he? Surrey 81-4, selecting up the tempo sine lunch with Jacks and Foakes on the crease.
We’re off to seize some lunch, with Sussex and Yorkshire skitting into run heaven. Again shortly!
Canterbury: Kent 77-5 v Warwickshire
Blackpool: Lancashire v Essex 12-1 rain
Service provider Taylors’ College: Middlesex v Northamptonshire 71-2
Taunton: Somerset 74-4 v Hampshire
The Oval Surrey 70-4 v Notts
The Riverside: Durham v Gloucestershire 94-2
Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan v Leicestershire no play but as we speak, rain
Hove: Sussex 150-0 v Derbyshire
New Highway: Worcestershire v Yorkshire 128-0
Surrey! A second for James – Latham lbw to a full one on the stroke of lunch. Surrey lose three for 4, they usually trot again to the pavilion with the Champs 70-4 at sandwiches.
With ten minutes until lunch, Kent and Somerset’s batters have had the worst of the morning. Kent 72-5, together with two for Rushworth and a run-out. Muyeye, 37 not out, can solely regard the mess. And a 3rd wicket for Abbott at Taunton: Umeed, in his first red-ball sport of the 12 months, and Rew rebuilding the roof. Somerset 74-4.
Thanks Kyra and thanks for the welcome BTL! I instructed her you have been a pleasant bunch. That breakthrough simply earlier than lunch brings within the proficient Jamie Smith, who, ah, is out earlier than he has an opportunity to get in, a tip-top catch behind the stumps from a nip backer by Lyndon James. Enter BEN FOAKES. Surrey 67-3.
From observing the sport from the Vauxhall Finish, I’ve to say the precision each these bowlers and batters use is wonderful to look at. To have such accuracy and ease when bowling or batting could be very admirable.
Surrey have simply misplaced Dom Sibley for 34: now 66-2.
Because the Notts participant Hutton begins to bowl, one can’t assist however discover the magnificent background and structure that The Oval gives the gamers and followers alike. A really momentous floor for the house of Surrey County Cricket, with the 2 towers and British Flag standing over us, it actually does really feel just like the gamers are performing for the world to see !
The suns simply beginning to reappear for us right here within the Oval this afternoon, together with a pleasant breeze, which is maybe a welcome change for the Surrey and Notts gamers, after the latest run of rain and humidity this previous week.
Thanks Tanya, nice to be right here. The ambiance right here is nice, and it’s so good to see so many individuals , from youngsters to adults, all watching the cricket and soaking within the atmosphere the Oval has to supply !
Proper, I’m now going to place my toes up and hand over to Kyra for some time. Her primary sport is athletics –– however she’s having fun with The Oval’s Monday morning atmosphere.
Earlier than I hand over to Kyra, a fast look across the grounds.
Right here at The Oval, four slips ready as Paterson rumbles in. Latham faucets the ball away and wanders away to do some gardening. A robust wind billows the flags. Surrey a pedestrican 32-1.
At Canterbury, Chris Rushworth has struck, Compton the unfortunate man, caught for 9. Kent 25-1.
Raining nonetheless at Blackpool, Essex 12-1.
Northants have misplaced Vasconcelos, whose season hasn’t fairly slipped into gear this summer time. A wicket for Higgins, Northants 33-1.
Somerset, bravely selecting to bat towards Hampshire, might remorse their choice. The same old early wickets: two to Abbott’s bowling arm, one, a run out, to Abbott’s throwing arm. Somerset 41-3.
In Division Two: no play but at Sophia Gardens; a wicket for Potts on the Riverside, Gloucestershire 41-1; and carefree batting for Sussex (63-0 v Derby) and Yorks (53-0 v Worcestershire).
Tawanda Muyeye in full circulate at Canterbury, the place Kent are 19-0.
I noticed this story in regards to the ECB attempting to deliver ahead the date when Muyeye – Wisden’s faculties cricketer of the 12 months in 2020 – might be eligible for England, after arriving within the UK as an asylum seeker.
Rain at Blackpool, Essex 12-1. Rain nonetheless at Sophia Gardens. Could possibly be a day for brollies up and down – that is the Met Workplace’s greatest guess:
“After a largely wonderful begin, it’ll rapidly cloud over with rain throughout the southwest, shifting northeast in the course of the day. Some heavy showers anticipated throughout Scotland. Breezy, particularly within the southwest. Heat within the east however cooler within the southwest.”
We’ve acquired a delayed begin at Sophia Gardens, elsewhere solely two wickets have fallen as I kind – Rory Burns right here at The Oval, Surrey 13-1, and Nick Browne, achieved by Bailey/de Grandhomme at beautiful Stanley Park – Essex 8-1.
In beautiful information for those that have adopted his profession since he was moist behind the ears, the Notts captain as we speak is Haseeb Hameed, with Steven Mullaney injured.
Not the beginning the Champions have been hoping for, whereas individuals cleared their throats and rifled for his or her sandwiches, Rory Burns lbw to Hutton second ball. Surrey 0 for 1.
Is that this the beginning of a gorgeous homecoming?
I’ve acquired Kyra Sethna-Mcintosh with me as we speak, on a Guardian internship, and she’s going to take over the weblog a bit of bit later. Out on The Oval discipline, the mowers are pushed backward and forward, backward and forward, and the groundstaff mud the wickets.
1 Durham (8) 131
2 Leicestershire (8) 95
3 Sussex (8) 94
4 Worcestershire (8) 84
5 Glamorgan (8) 84
6 Yorkshire (7) 68
7 Gloucestershire (8) 60
8 Derbyshire (7) 51
1 Surrey (performed 8) 129
2 Essex (8) 106
3 Hants (8) 103
4 Warwicks (7) 93
5 Lancs (7) 88
6 Somerset (8) 88
7 Nottinghamshire (8) 78
8 Kent (8) 72
9 Middlesex (7) 51
10 Northants (7) 39
Good morning! The morning after the weekend earlier than, with each the ladies’s and males’s Ashes alive, we return to the primary occasion – summer time County Championship frolics.
Tons has occurred since Surrey misplaced to Lancashire within the final spherical, simply to throw a number of doughnuts within the air – Dom Bess is on mortgage with… Somerset, Paul Nixon has come to an settlement with Leicestershire, leaving Grace Highway after 5 and a half years and Jamie Overton performs his first red-ball sport of the 12 months.
Time to seize a espresso at a sun-dappled Oval, the place Notts face a Surrey facet decided for victory after that defeat by Lancs. Again shortly.
Canterbury: Kent v Warwickshire
Blackpool: Lancashire v Essex
Service provider Taylors’ College: Middlesex v Northamptonshire
Taunton: Somerset v Hampshire
The Oval Surrey v Notts
The Riverside: Durham v Gloucestershire
Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan v Leicestershire
Hove: Sussex v Derbyshire
New Highway: Worcestershire v Yorkshire