Thursday, 27 May 2010

Around the Grounds: Plays of the Day

Division One:

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!

Division Two:

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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