Good morning from a serene Old Trafford on a good looking Bank Holiday Monday. Hope you had a good looking weekend –it was once wonderful at Hartington YHA – with some enchanting little contests to dip in and out of at the box too.
The gateman right here advised me that I’d neglected a good looking innings from Dane Vilas – first double century by means of a Lancashire wicketkeeper -and a hardworking one by means of Keaton Jennings. Looks to be a draw right here until Lancashire could make a snappy step forward on a good looking batting strip – no wickets but for James Anderson, who has crushed the bat now and then however appears slightly fit-weary as though the outdated frame may just do with a drop of oil within the joints and some nip within the sneakers.
Elsewhere, there have been centuries for Joe Clarke, Nick Gubbins and Dawid Malan (first Test participant to 100 this season); and six wickets for Steve Patterson to skittle champions Essex within the mystery at Chelmsford. Baring surprises, the video games to control as of late are at Hove and Trent Bridge.
Notts v Hampshire Notts 302 & 389 for nine dec, Hants 223 and 111 for three Hampshire want 358 to overcome Notts.
Essex v Yorkshire Yorkshire (50 & 329) beat Essex (142 & 146) by means of 91 runs
Surrey v Worcestershire Surrey 434, Worcestershire 469 for six are 35 runs forward
Lancashire v Somerset Somerset 429 and 51 for zero, Lancashire 492. Somerset are 12 runs at the back of Lancashire.
Middlesex v Sussex 230 & 322, Sussex 323 and 35 for two want 195 to win
Durham v Leicestershire Leicestershire 440, Durham 184 & 233 for 1. Durham want 23 to steer clear of the observe-on
Glamorgan v Kent Glamorgan 94 & 274, Kent 174 & 195 for four beat Glamorgan by means of 6 wickets
Warwickshire v Derbyshire Derbyshire 318 & 209, Warwickshire 439 & 89-2 – Warwickshire gained by means of eight wickets
And in different information, Ollie Thorpe tells me that allrounder Paul Stirling is an Irish harm doubt for the Test in opposition to Pakistan staring on Friday.