Adam Lyth completed a remarkable series of hundred-ninety-hundred-ninety today, he was out just two short of a hundred and instead of four consecutive hundreds he has to make do with two and two fifties. Yorkshire declared just short of 300 giving Hampshire an un-chaseable target which their openers pointedly refused to even attempt to go for.
Ryan ten Doeschate scored a run-a-ball fifty as Essex set Lancashire 336 in about 80 overs, it petered out into a bore draw, the days of all the games in Division One producing results seemed a long way off!
Derbyshire did well to make it to 166 having been 15-4 at one stage, Jon Lewis, far too good for the Second Division came away with parsimonious figures of 4-25. Derbyshire 130 short.
Surrey won a match, that's news enough. But Ramprakash did an Adam Lyth impression completing a run of hundred-hundred-seventy-seventy, averaging 237.5 from the last four innings. Andre Nel also took four wickets.
Rain ruined any chance of a result on the final day of Worcestershire's game with Sussex, Worcs ended the day on 205-6, Solanki reaching 61. Actually even without the rain this almost certainly would've been a draw. Monty Panesar took four wickets in the match to take his tally for the season to 16 at 31 apiece.
That's the last Around the Grounds before I'm off on a well deserved holiday, but fingers crossed Surrey keep the momentum going!
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