COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
Bancroft was 120 not out at the end of Day 1 in Hove. © Getty
Surrey vs Warwickshire, London
Morne Morkel and Sam Curran picked three wickets apiece to bowl Warwickshire for 230. Robert Yates finished on 48 but none of the other batsmen could stand up, losing wickets in a hurry. Jordan Clark also picked three wickets to accelerate the slide. Surrey, in reply, lost three wickets for 141 runs. Mark Stoneman scored 71 while Jeetan Patel took two wickets.
Brief Scores: Surrey 194 & 141/3 (Mark Stoneman 71; Jeetan Patel 2-25) lead Warwickshire 230 (Will Rhodes 51, Robert Yates 48; Sam Curran 3-30, Morne Morkel 3-72) by 105 runs
Essex vs Somerset, Chelmsford
Starting overnight on 32/1, Somerset were bowled out on 131, captain Tom Abell top scoring with 36. James Porter wreaked havoc with 5 for 51, while Aaron Beard finished with 4 for 23. Replying, Essex finished Day 2 with 249 runs in lead. Tim Groenewald picked three wickets, with Alastair Cook scoring 47, the top score of the innings so far.
Brief Scores: Essex 216 & 164/6 (Alastair Cook 47; Alastair Cook 3-39) lead Somerset 131 (Tom Abell 36; James Porter 5-51) by 249 runs
Sussex vs Durham, Hove
Cameron Bancroft’s 120 not out carried Durham to 259 for 5 at stumps on Day 1 after they opted to bat. The effort came after the visitors were reeling at 90 for 5, with Chris Jordan picking three of those four wickets. Later in the day, Ned Eckersley twinned with Bancroft for a 169-run stand that took the wind out of the hosts.
Brief Scores: Durham 259/5 (Cameron Bancroft 120*, Ned Eckersley 70*; Chris Jordan 4-41) vs Sussex
Northamptonshire vs Leicestershire, Northampton
Mohammad Abbas and Chris Wright shared seven wickets to bowl Northamptonshire out for 299 after opting to bowl first. Alex Wakely was the only half-centurion in the side, with Adam Rossington (45) and Matt Coles (41*) putting on important stands to get the side to around 300. Coles in particular was quick towards the end of the innings, scoring his 41 runs off 34 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. In reply, Leicestershire openers survived the three overs.
Brief Scores: Northamptonshire 299 (Alex Wakely 65; Chris Wright 4-78 , Mohammad Abbas 3-49) lead Leicestershire 6/0 by 293 runs
Gloucestershire vs Glamorgan, Bristol
Starting from an overnight score of 168/1, Gloucestershire were bowled out for 313. Chris Dent, the captain, completed his hundred while Michael Hogan and Graham Wagg picked three wickets each. Replying, Glamorgan ended the day at 187 for 4, with Nicholas Selman scoring 73 at the top. Marnus Labuschagne is batting on 56 and holds key to Day 3.
Brief Scores: Gloucestershire 313 (Chris Dent 105, Michael Hogan 3-51, Graham Wagg 3-59) lead Glamorgan 187/4 (Nicholas Selman 73; Josh Shaw 2-50) by 126 runs