County cricket: Bohannon hits century for Lancashire; Somerset thrashed by Nottinghamshire

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Yorkshire will be confident of securing victory against Hampshire after taking two early wickets in the final inning

Just popping back to say another new ball wicket has fallen at Old Trafford! Yates is beaten for sheer pace by Saqib Mahmood and away his off stump rolls.

And with the news that Hampshire have lost their first wicket, and Warwickshire are 4-0 after 5.3 overs, I must write up the round-up.

Nottinghamshire beat Somerset by an innings and 160 runs!

Somerset 107 and 181 v Nottinghamshire 448. Nottinghamshire 23 points, Somerset 2.

Back to the drawing board at Taunton; Notts march on. And Andy Smith would like it known that it wasn’t only Somerset who were shorn of players. Notts are missing: Ball, Broad and Hameed.


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Lancashire all out! Parky lbw for 3. Norwell 6-57, a deficit of 30.

And Gary Ballance reaches a barnstorming ton at the Rose Bowl, a ground where he loves to bat. Off just 85 balls, biffing four fours and seven sixes. And Yorkshire have declared leaving Hampshire to score 393 to win. It should be a walkover...

And Bohannon finally leaves the field, stumped for 170, as the sun pulls back the grimy lace curtain to smile on Old Trafford. A smashing innings, which took Lancashire to safety and beyond.

Jack Leach leaves the field Stumped for 35. Marchant de Lange is keeping it lively, swatting Paterson for six, his third. but with 184 to make Notts bat again, this is an evening’s final whimper.

The Division One table as it stands with bonus points

Warwickshire 25.o

Somerset 20.5

Lancashire 20.5

Nottinghamshire 12.0

Hampshire 11.5

Yorkshire 8.5

Kent beat Leicestershire by 132 runs!!!

Leicestershire 109 and 253 Kent 232 and 262

Kent’s first win of the season! A thrashing for Leicestershire, but a flush of warmth from the face-saving afternoon slogging.

Bailey falls , caught behind , to bring out a side-stepping Mahmood. He was interesting last night:

“We have had some pretty flat pitches here but this is the flattest of the lot.
“After a tough day yesterday I thought we stuck at it brilliantly this morning and from the position they were in to react like we did it’s an amazing fightback.
“Six ball overs are quite hard! It was the first day back in the dirt for me since the end of May so I was slightly stiff this morning but it was good to get some overs in the bank I guess.
“It was a tough old day yesterday and the body was feeling it but hopefully we can now bat all day and I can put my feet up.
“The overs you bowl here at Old Trafford with the quality of the wickets are hard overs and obviously the square is like concrete so you can’t just place the ball - you really have to bowl hard into the wicket and there’s not much margin for error. Rather than bowling 20 overs on a green seamer where you can just put the ball where you want it it’s a lot tougher and from a skills point of view it takes some getting used to.

Bohannon is unbeaten on 160. Lancs 321-8.

Come hither to Old Trafford where you will find cakes from @mikebirty and jam from @JamieBowman77

— tanya aldred (@tjaldred) September 1, 2021

A sensational last hurrah by the Leicestershire tail: 58 not out from Ed Barnes, 28 not out from No.11 Will Davis - but with 163 more to win and only one wicket left, time is the only question. Milnes 6-53.

Tea time scores

Division One

Old Trafford: Lancashire 317-7 v Warwickshire 371 all out

The Rose Bowl: Hampshire 163 v Yorkshire 243 and 216-3

Taunton: Somerset 107 and 98-7 v Nottinghamshire 448

Division Two

The Riverside: Durham v Surrey: cancelled (Covid)

Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan 134 and 112 v Essex 320 Essex win by an innings and 74 runs

Bristol: Gloucestershire 191 v Northamptonshire 327 and 34-3

Division Three

New Road: Worcestershire 213 v Sussex 264 and 149-5

Lord’s: Middlesex 282 and 256 v Derbyshire 205 all out DERBY NEED 334 TO WIN

Grace Road: Leicestershire 109 all out and 222-9 v Kent 232 and 262 NOT TEA

This Division One table is looking tight assuming that Yorks win, Notts win and there is a draw at Old Trafford. Only Hampshire will be dropping off the pace.

Dane Paterson has 4 for 13, and Somerset are 98-7 in their second innings, 243 behind. Not even Jack Leach can bat out this one.

Mike Daniels sees us Josh Bohannon raises us Sam Hain:

Before the Lancs media mafia (LMM) get busy bigging up Bohannon you should look no further than the scandalously overlooked Sam Hain for the “new Jonathan Trott”. I seem to remember he’s recently got a good score against the formidable Lancs attack which, if the LMM are to be believed, could all be picked for the next Test.

Incidentally, I’ve just found out that the Lancashire electrician is called... James Anderson.

Seems Gary Ballance has come out with instructions to have a go: a couple of big sixes and a tasty four later, Yorks are 168-2, a lead of 248.

Somerset, by comparison, have retreated into their souls.Goldsworthy 10 in an hour, Banton six in 42 balls. 73-4 and a lifetime behind.

And with an extra-cover squeeze, Bohannon moves to 150 not out, his second highest first-class score.

Is the Josh Bohannon train building up a head of steam? Currently 147, and still looking as compactly unobtrusive as ever.

Talk on the stream of an England Lions tour gig for Josh Bohannon @tjaldred, but isn't he the kind of orthodox, adhesive Number Three England need?

The more I see, the more Trottish he looks.

— Gary Naylor (@garynaylor999) September 1, 2021

Movement at the Ageas Bowl, where George Hill has been caught for 55. Yorks 128-2 with an afternoon to build on their 208 lead.

A plucky last wicket stand of 32 at Bristol between Taylor and Warner, Gloucestershire 195-9.

Good old Ben Mike 54 not out in the wreckage of Leicestesrhire’s 102-7; while Middlesex have hobbled to 179-8, a lead of 256 over Derbyshire.

Lammonby - mine eyes - is gone at Taunton. Somerset 62-4; and Sussex 98-5, a lead over Worcs of 149.

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Ah. Livingstone carefully leaves one that pings on and removes his off stump, sending it scuttting towards the dressing room. Five for Norwell. Well bowled!

Livingstone has itchy feet. An inside edge makes its merry way through the slips for four. This could be worth watching.

James Hildreth falls at Somerset. A second for Luke Fletcher. We think Hildreth has one more year on his contract at Taunton. Wishing him a good one. 44-3.

Bish, bosh. Another one goes - Jones for a duck. Enter the Hundred Hero Livi.

Norwell has 4-38

Division One table going into this round with points carried forwards

Warwicks 21

Somerset 18.5

Lancs 16.5

Hampshire 8.5

Notts 5

Yorkshire 4,5

I’d looked for this in vain, thank goodness for Paul Edwards and his printouts.

A wicket! Vilas well caught at second slip by Yates for 67 scored at relatively quick time. Lancs 244-3.

So what to look out for this penultimate afternoon?

Leicestershire have been briefly saved by rain at 20-6 in the second innings.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore has fifty for Yorkshire, who have a lead of 187 against Hampshire.

Somerset, I’m afraid, have lost Abell for 11. 39-2. I smell a rare Lammonby century though.

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Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire)

Tom Aspinwall (Lancashire)

Sonny Baker (Somerset)

Nathan Barnwell (Surrey)

George Bell (Lancashire)

Jacob Bethell (Warwickshire)

Josh Boyden (Lancashire)

James Coles (Sussex)

Alex Horton (Glamorgan)

Dan Ibrahim (Sussex)

Archie Lenham (Sussex)

Will Luxton (Yorkshire)

Harry Petrie (Hampshire)

Tom Prest (Hampshire)

James Rew (Somerset)

James Sales (Northamptonshire)

Fateh Singh (Nottinghamshire)

George Thomas (Somerset)

Lunchtime scores (Oh! Leicestershire!)

Division One

Old Trafford: Lancashire 215-2 v Warwickshire 371 all out

The Rose Bowl: Hampshire 163 v Yorkshire 243 all out and 102-1

Taunton: Somerset 107 and 35-1 v Nottinghamshire 448

Division Two

The Riverside: Durham v Surrey: cancelled (Covid)

Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan 134 and 112 v Essex 320 Essex win by an innings and 74 runs

Bristol: Gloucestershire 160-9 v Northamptonshire 327

Division Three

New Road: Worcestershire 213 v Sussex 264 and 37-3

Lord’s: Middlesex 282 and 128-4 v Derbyshire 205 all out

Grace Road: Leicestershire 109 all out and 20-6 v Kent 232 and 262

Gloucestershire too are slipping into the mire. A second wicket for Simon Kerrigan (Procter has 4-38). At 155-9, they trail Northants by 172.

Leicestershire are 3-2. The bowler? Oh. DI Stevens


Josh Bohannon century!

With a flick, it is his! He races back for a second and lifts his bat in the air. Bags of applause from the dressing room, and, softly, from the Warwickshire fielders too. Dane Vilas goes to his first fifty since April.

An email! From David Hindle.

“Good to see the 4 day matches back again. I am watching Lancs vs.
Warwickshire out of the corner of my eye. Excellent stuff again from
Bohannon. But you notice how slow the scoring is. Therein lies the
difference between test players and those who never get the call,
perhaps. The test level batsmen would tend to find a way to score at
this stage of the game. They wouldn’t find the fielders as often. Is
that part of the reason why Bohannon, with a stack of runs this season,
and a useful spare bowler, isn’t in the picture for an England call-up?
And as I write, Vilas at te other end hits 3 fours in an over. Lancs
need to get a move on because of bonus points and a very, very remote
chance of a win.”

Thanks David. I reckon this is screwed on for a draw. The pitch is not helping the scoring rate, for anyone. And with that, Bohannon hits Yates for six to go to 98.

Paul Edwards next to me reckons the mark of a Test batsman is more that they have a solid technique and are comfortable against high pace and good spin.

Somerset are following on. Bowled out for 107 and now 11-1. Davies for 2.

This was Tom Abell’s harsh assessment yesterday:

“We have been completely outplayed for two days, having had the better of conditions when bowling yesterday,” he said.”We didn’t take advantage of that and when we turned up this morning we talked about the fact that the game could go either way. The fact that we are now so far behind suggests we didn’t apply ourselves well enough at all.”It’s a good pitch for batting on, although there was some swing. When you reply to a total of over 400 you are under the pump and we haven’t shown enough character or backbone to cope with that.”

Apologies, Glenn Chapple just came up and talked about Lancashire’s Championship win ten years ago.

Essex beat Glamorgan by an innings and 74 runs in two and a bit days!

Glamorgan 134 & 112 v Essex 320. Essex 22 points, Glamorgan 3 points. Sam Cook 5-37; Chris Cooke 47 not out.


No one has more County Champ hundreds than Darren Stevens this year.

He also averages 20 with the ball.

He turns 46 in April.#CountyCricket2021

— Yas Rana (@Yas_Wisden) September 1, 2021

Some action to report from OT: Luke Wells bowled by a cracker from Norwell that nipped in. And Bohannon has picked up where he left off yesterday.

Darren Stevens hundred!!!!

The big wheel keeps on turning. 70 balls, 13 fours, six sixes! Kent 262-9, lead by 385.

Dorian Gray: 107 not out Photograph: John Mallett/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock


A quick round up: Derbyshire are all out, with Ethan Bamber picking up his first five-fer of the season, for 205. Glamorgan are slipping, sliding to defeat, with Simon Harmer making the first breakthrough, and Sam Cook the second. Currently 97-8. Oh and Middlesex are now 0-1, with Stoneman making a golden duck on his first appearance for the club, bowled by Conners.

The drizzle turned to mizzle and the umpires marched them out anyway at Old Trafford. Floodlights on and chocks away. The hundred partnership between Bohannon and Wells arrives off 261 balls. Lancs 108-1.

A gentle reminder that there will be a 10.30am start for the remainder of the rounds, to make up for the encroaching darkness at the end of the day.

Start of play scores

Division One

Old Trafford: Lancashire 100-1 v Warwickshire 371 all out

The Rose Bowl: Hampshire 163 v Yorkshire 243 all out and 34-1

Taunton: Somerset 87-7 v Nottinghamshire 448

Division Two

The Riverside: Durham v Surrey: cancelled (Covid)

Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan 134 all out and 71-6 v Essex 320

Bristol: Gloucestershire 90-6 v Northamptonshire 327

Division Three

New Road: Worcestershire 186-7 v Sussex 264

Lord’s: Middlesex 282 v Derbyshire 201-9

Grace Road: Leicestershire 109 all out v Kent 232 and 210-9

Tuesday' round-up

Liam Patterson-White’s maiden first-class century sparked a spicy Nottinghamshire performance against a diminished Somerset, shorn of Lewis Gregory and Craig Overton. Notts biffed their way to 448, before slicing through the Somerset batting, starting with a wicket in the first over of the reply. Tom Abell, 35, was the only batsman to pass 12, as Somerset slithered to 87 for seven. Luke Fletcher finished with four for 21.

James Vince top-scored for Hampshire, as Yorkshire totted up a first-innings lead of 80. Hampshire’s 163 was a recovery of sorts after Ben Coad and Matthew Fisher had reduced them to 16 for three.

It was a dry old day at Old Trafford as Warwickshire inched to 371 with the urgency of a milk float. In reply, Lancashire lost George Balderson for a duck, but Josh Bohannon and Luke Wells put on 94 for the first wicket. Bohannon, on a dapper 59, averages 61.8 in the Championship this season.

A two-wicket evening burst from Joe Sarro put Sussex in the driving seat at New Road, leaving Worcestershire trailing by 78. Happy days for a young Sussex team with an average age of 19 and not a cap between them.

Glamorgan continued their best impression of a line of cascading dominoes after collapsing for the second time in two days. At one point captain Chris Cooke looked around the wreckage of his second innings to find the score 29 for six. He and Andrew Salter had added 42 by the close, but Essex still lead by 115.

At Bristol, Gloucestershire were relieved of their burden at 90 for six when bad light stopped play. There were three wickets each for Ben Sanderson and Luke Procter. The Northants captain, Adam Rossington, made 94, his highest score of the season.

Ethan Bamber’s four wickets left Middlesex on top against a struggling Derbyshire; while Darren Stevens’ 55 not out at Grace Road ensured the game scurried along like a swift chaser, with Leicestershire trailing by Kent 333.


Welcome to day three of round one of part two of the season! In Manchester, it is drizzly and grey. September, welcome.


Tanya Aldred at Old Trafford

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