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Hampshire keeps pressure on leaders Surrey with seven-wicket win at Yorkshire 2022

Hampshire kept the pressure on LV=Insurance County Championship leaders Surrey with a stunning seven-wicket victory over Yorkshire. Chasing down 214 on the final day in Scarborough, the visitors resumed on nine runs for no loss, and openers Felix Organ and Ian Holland smashed a difficult target with a 135-run partnership for the first wicket. gave Both would fall short of centuries and Organ was dismissed for 72 and Holland was dismissed for one run before skipper James Vince finished the job with 43 not out to give second-placed Hampshire their first win of the season. 8th win in Division One.

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Surrey secured a third successive victory to stay at the top with Kemar Roach’s sensational spell beating Warwickshire. Roach’s burst of six overs of four for 20 took the visitors all out from 270 for four to 310 for four, setting a target of 248. Hashim Amla put on an unbeaten 80 in a partnership of 100 with Ollie Pope, who scored 52 as Rory Burns followed up a fine start with 61 to help Surrey win by six wickets with 21.2 overs to spare. gone. Third-placed Lancashire also took a break for next month due to The Hundred and Royal London Cup before red-ball cricket. Tom Bailey produced career-best figures of 11 for 110 as Emirates bowled out hosts Kent for 127 runs to an impressive 184-run victory at Old Trafford.

Rob Jones’ 65 not out helped Lancashire declare for 436 for nine, chasing an unassailable 312, and another five from Bailey ensured it remained a three-horse title race. A disappointing draw for Essex against Somerset at Chelmsford looks set to end their faint hopes of another county championship. Conjunction substitutes Tom Benton and James Reeve scored contrasting maiden red-ball centuries for the away side to help them declare on 605 for six. He gave up a lead of 100 and a difficult batting spell for Essex but he dismissed Nick Brown’s first innings double century on the fifth ball to reach 30 for one before shaking hands with the teams on 12 points. went with There was plenty of excitement at Cheltenham where Ryan Rickleton’s brilliant knock of 68 off 47 balls saw Northamptonshire chase down the target of 202 for the loss of two wickets.

The defeat left a bitter taste for Gloucestershire captain Graeme Van Buuren, who scored 127 not out and declared 363 for 9 to give the chance of a positive result. Zafar Gauhar failed to take the hosts to victory with five wickets for 62 but Rickleton scored three maximums and was strongly supported by Will Young (43) before Northamptonshire had 20 balls to spare. She managed to stay and succeed. Division Two pacesetters Nottinghamshire saved more than a day in the league with an emphatic 256-run victory over Sussex. After being bowled out for 301 to set the visitors a target of 399 for victory at Trent Bridge, three wickets from Dan Patterson and James Pattinson saw the leaders bowl out 142.

Title rivals Middlesex could only draw at Durham but home favorite Chris Rushworth managed to celebrate his 600th first-class wicket. Rushworth’s milestone helped dismiss the outsiders for 455, but the home side soon overturned a 34-run deficit and held on for a predictable draw before reaching 142 for 3. Confirmed. Anuj Dil took three wickets in seven balls en route to an excellent return of five for 40 and helped to bowl out Worcestershire for 190 in pursuit of 289 and give Derbyshire a 98-run victory at New Road.

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