County cricket: Warwickshire v Hants, Yorkshire v Somerset and more – live!

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Yorkshire made very light work of Somerset, winning by an innings and 33 runs

Yorkshire demolished Somerset in under two days at Scarborough, an innings and 33-run victory guided by a superb century from Harry Brook, capped at the start of the match, and a career-best nine wickets for Matthew Fisher.

In a clash between two teams without a bean in the title soup, Middlesex had a day to remember at Hove, as Mark Stoneman and Sam Robson put on 376 – a club record opening partnership, beating Mike Gatting and Justin Langer’s 372. With new ball in hand Sussex finally had Stoneman caught behind for 174, his first hundred since moving to Lord’s. Robson remains, on 192, the pitch friendly and the forecast good.

The Division One clash at Edgbaston swerved one way, then the other, as Hampshire batted through the second day, finishing with a useful lead. Keith Barker, five-wicket destroyer in the first innings, was top scorer against his old county team. James Vince made a typically skittish 48, before holing out to long leg. Liam Norwell grabbed 4-64. In the other top of the table clash, Nottinghamshire hold the upper hand after bowling Lancashire out for 168, Saqib Mahmood batting with a runner after injuring his side on Sunday.

Despite 50 from James Bracey, Gloucestershire are in a sticky position against Essex. Paul Walter, 96, and an autumnal jig of an innings from Simon Harmer built a first-innings lead. Harmer then grabbed two wickets, a catch and watched with interest as Ollie Price was run out off the last ball of the day.

Rikki Clarke, in the final month of his final season, hushed the passing years as he took his 800th career wicket against Northants, helping to put Surrey in a healthy position.

Leicestershire scrubbed up nicely to reach 528 thanks to a hundred from Lewis Hill and a career-best 87 from Chris Wright. Derbyshire slipped to 41-3 at stumps. At the Riverside, Durham played with uncharacteristic panache, revving up a 406-run first innings lead, before browbeaten Glamorgan lost two wickets.

An innings defeat looks on the cards for Worcestershire, who sloshed along to 91-6 in their second innings, undone by Kent’s Grant Stewart, Nathan Gilchrist and, yes, Darren Stevens.

Oh dear, oh dear, Somerset. All wrapped up within two days with just one ball remaining of the final half hour. The Yorkies leap from bottom of Division One to the top. And with that, thank you for all the comments, and sticking with us throughout the excitement of the Test. See you tomorrow!

Happy Yorkshire after an innings and 33 run victory over Somerset. Photograph: Will Palmer/

Yorkshire beat Somerset by an innings and 33 runs!

Scarborough: Yorkshire 308 all out v Somerset 134 and 141

Time for me to retire to the round-up, with Somerset finally hammering up the windows and filling the keyholes.

And with that, Mark Stoneman falls for 174, caught off a weary Crocombe. Middx 378-1

Robson and Stoneman now have Middlesex's highest opening partnership - 378 and counting

They’ve charged past the previous holders, 372 by Mike Gatting and Justin Langer against Essex at Southgate in 1998. Robson 182, Stoneman 174.

A glance at the Division One games: Notts whipping off their britches and hoisting them up the flagpole at Trent Bridge, leading Lancashire by 198, seven wickets in hand. Clarke and James at the crease.

At Edgbaston, Hampshire have squeaked a lead of 225 thanks to squirrelling efforts by the tail, two wickets in hand.

And Somerset having a game to scrub out with carbolic at Scarborough. 54-6, still 120 behind on first-innings.

Derbyshire 18-1 in pursuit of that big one at The County Ground. Glamorgan 23-1 in what, one feels, fruitless pursuit.

And a maiden first-class wicket for James Sales, as Surrey slip to 49-3 - the lead already a more than handy 144.

17.6 | What a way to take your maiden first-class wicket! 😱

James Sales is on the board in style! 🙌

Surrey 49/3.

Watch live 👉

— Northamptonshire CCC (@NorthantsCCC) September 6, 2021

A sixth wicket at Scarborough, as inevitability follows predictability. Banton gone for ten. Somerset really are unstuck when their bowlers can’t rescue them - with either bat or ball. 45-6.

Yorkshire glee. Photograph: Will Palmer/


It is Day one at Hove. Middlesex are 352-0. Robson 170, Stoneman 164. The Middlesex cup truly runneth over.

Glamorgan have started batting. They can take heart from Gloucestershire who have made a much better fist of their second innings 100-2, Bracey and Dent the not out batsmen.

Glamorgan’s Andrew Salter watches Durham knock-up 500 at The Riverside. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Leicestershire 528 all out!

My money is on Derbyshire to bat the rest of the match out.

Three wickets for Thomson, Critchley and Aitchison.

If Mahmood is off with a side strain, and Overton now with something nasty to the elbow... who next for the England whistle?

Durham declare at 503-8!

Just the 406 lead over Glamorgan. Double figures from top to tail (and extras), five fifties (Trevaskis, Raine, Eckersley, Jones, Lees). What now? Glamorgan now know the pitch is playing well, but these things work in mysterious ways.

If your heart is in Taunton, look away now. Currently 18-5: Abell, Lammonby, Azhar, Hildreth, Bartlett all gone. Fisher 4-2.

I don’t know who is the more shell-shocked, Sussex or Middlesex.

286 for 0 - what are @SussexCCC bowling at them? C’mon lads #SussexByTheSea

— Mick Spicer (@riverheart79) September 6, 2021

Somerset, I’’m afraid to report are 7-2.

Tea time scores

Division one

Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire 272 and 49-0 all out v Lancashire 168 all out Not Tea

Edgbaston: Warwickshire 116 all out v Hampshire 89 and 182-7

Scarborough: Yorkshire 308 all out v Somerset 134 all out

Division two

Riverside: Durham 473-8 v Glamorgan 97 all out not tea

Chelmsford: Essex 276 v Gloucestershire 76 and 73-1

The County Ground: Northants 171 all out v Surrey 252 all out

Division three

Derby: Derbyshire v Leicestershire 475-6

Canterbury: Kent 393 v Worcestershire 133 all out

DAY ONE: Hove: Sussex v Middlesex 286-0

Yorkshire all out 304, a lead of 174

And now Somerset must wade through disheartenment while Scarborough watch on.

Kent added 22 for the first three wickets, 284 for the next three. Leaning 97, Robinson 50, Stevens 66, Billings (sent back by England) 72. Currently 371-9, a whopping 238 run-lead on first innings.

Darn it: Jack Leaning rues his luck after being dismissed three short of his hundred. Photograph: Max Flego/TGS Photo/REX/Shutterstock

The Leicestershire riches keep accumulating: rubies, emeralds, gold beyond avarice. Hill 113, Wright 87, Swindells 47 not out. Poor old Kimber the only outright failure, with a seven ball duck. Currently 457-6.

Sam Robson century!

Sam Robson (7 Tests, average 30.54) joins Mark Stoneman (11 Tests 27.68) i a ton-tastic Middlesex morning.

A maiden Middlesex hundred for Mark Stoneman!

Well played that man! (I have no photos in my library of him in Middlesex kit, so use your imagination). It’s been a long journey via Durham and The Oval.

I have neglected those batting on an alternative celestial plain. Leicestershire, Durham, Middlesex and Kent....


And as England lose four for six to the Indian power surge , James Vince hits the ball straight to Matthew Lamb. Hants 173-6.

Make that 168 all out, the red rose limp, the deficit 104.

At Hove, i jest not, Robson and Stoneman are both in the nineties. Middlesex 199-0.

It’s all swishing down the plughole for Lancashire. Croft’s stumps receive an uppercut, Tom Bailey’s pad glued in front. Lancs 164-9

Hampshire’s second-innings batting suggests that the pitch wasn’t the daemon yesterday’s scores indicated. James Vince, six fours in his 36 - can he do it any other way? -is showing Felix Organ the way. They’ve lost a couple since lunch, Alsop stumped going for a dalliance, the lead of 133, five wickets left. Anyone?

Bumr-aghghghghg.The fastest Indian seamer to reach 100 Test wickets.


Glamorgan are chipping away at Durham, Coughlin a third for van der Gugten, but with the lead already 265, I’m feeling a vast black nothingness for their second innings.

Harry Brook is snaffled by Tom Abell, for a super 118. As mature as a Normandy Camembert after six hours stuffed in a suitcase in the boot. Yorks 232-7, a lead of 100 over Somerset

WICKET! Great catch from Tom Abell at second slip ends a fantastic knock of 118 by Harry Brook. Yorkshire 230/7


— Somerset Cricket 🏏 (@SomersetCCC) September 6, 2021

I find Peter Moores such a fascinating character. Two tarnished goes at the England job, but superb at county level. Has anyone else won the County Championships with three counties as coach? I’m giving it to Notts now, try and stop me. Lancs now 124-7 as Dane Vilas offers a friendly pad to Brett Hutton, who now has a five-fer.


Northants lose their fifth wicket, Rossington lbw to Rikki Clarke - proper heavyweight contest that. Not sure if Stewie was still marooned at square leg...

They’ll try anything in saarf London.

@tjaldred For the blog:

— Name cannot be blank (@PaulFrame85) September 6, 2021

Time to quickly buy a PE kit, back in twenty minutes!

Lunchtime scores

Division one

Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire 272 all out v Lancashire 111-6

Edgbaston: Warwickshire 116 all out v Hampshire 89 and 119-3

Scarborough: Yorkshire 229-6 v Somerset 134 all out

Division two

Riverside: Durham 332-5 v Glamorgan 97 all out

Chelmsford: Essex 269-9 v Gloucestershire 76 all out

The County Ground: Northants 89-4 v Surrey 252 all out

Division three

Derby: Derbyshire v Leicestershire 363-5

Canterbury: Kent 274-5 v Worcestershire 133 all out

DAY ONE: Hove: Sussex v Middlesex 134-0

So Bohannon didn’t quite fly as expected (35), a third wicket for Brett Hutton, but Jones and Vilas stride onwards towards the follow on. Lancs 109-5, trail by 165. At Scarborough, Brook is still there on 117. Match-winning, I’ll wager.

Hampshire lose Ian Holland just six short of his fifty - 112-2, a lead of 85. Remember, Hampshire, and probably Yorkshire and Somerset, need a win to stay in with a chance of the title.

While at The Oval, Hass has flush of blood, and is dropped.

My first @CountyChamp match since 2019! Please find attached standard issue pictures of blue skies and a wally in a hat.

Day trips to Scarborough should be an obligatory part of studying at @UniOfHull 🚂@YorkshireCCC v @SomersetCCC match report 🏏

— Christopher Fear (@CRJFear) September 6, 2021

Strange going on at Hove where Robson and Stoneman are stealing sweeties from the Sussex (under 21s). A century stand.

A hundred for Harry Brook

With Yorkshire needing to go for broke in this match, Brook reaches a wonderful hundred with two consecutive drives. Off just 128 balls, it has squeezed Yorkshire a vital 62 run lead over Somerset, with four wickets in hand.

Harry Brook celebrates his hundred at Scarborough. Photograph: Will Palmer/

Three boundaries as Bohannon picks up where he left off against Warwickshire, and starts firing against Patersnon, the boy making a late bid for the Ashes boat. Lancs 72-3.

And the ball after reaching his fifty, Burns gets an unplayable ball from Thakur. Comments on the Test are most definitely allowed today.

Revolving doors at the PCB...

Misbah and Waqar have resigned as head coach and bowling coach.

— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) September 6, 2021

A relatively quiet first half hour: In Division One, Lancs (47-3) and Hampshire (66-1) have both lost a wicket

In Div 2: Durham have lost Bedingham for 47, thanks for the nudge below the line that he is close to, but not touching, 100 runs. Essex are skipping along thanks to a snappy, six boundaried, 30 by Simon Harmer. Paul Walter 88 not out. Northants are yet to lose a morning wicket.

In Div 3: Sam Evans has fallen but Lewis Hill has the second hundred of the round. Well played! (Leics 314-2). At Canterbury it looks like another Darren Stevens day - 65 not out, while Robson and Stoneman (in his new colours) are rocketing along at Hove (Middx 45-0).

You beauty! Lewis Hill celebrates his hundred. Photograph: John Mallett/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock


Just in case your thoughts were drifting towards The Oval, where HH is currently scratching his guard with his heel like a thoughful rabbit by his warren, you can follow it here with the awesomeness that is Rob:

It’s bloody raining at Scarborough, with Yorkshire 168-5.

The crowd slouch in yesterday’s sunshine at North Marine Road. Photograph: Will Palmer/

A wicket at Trent Bridge! Balderson flicks into the paws of Liam Patterson White without adding to his overnight score. Lancs 33-3 and in a sticky situation.

Scores on the doors

Division one

Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire 272 all out v Lancashire 28-2

Edgbaston: Warwickshire 116 all out v Hampshire 89 and 41-0

Scarborough: Yorkshire 159-5 v Somerset 134 all out

Division two

Riverside: Durham 223-3 v Glamorgan 97 all out

Chelmsford: Essex 150-5 v Gloucestershire 76 all out

The County Ground: Northants 7-0 v Surrey 252 all out

Division three

Derby: Derbyshire v Leicestershire 282-3

Canterbury: Kent 184-4 v Worcestershire 133 all out

DAY ONE: Hove: Sussex v Middlesex

Sunday's round-up of events

One hundred and two wickets fell on a deliciously fruitful bowling day in the championship. With start times brought forward to 10.30am because of the swiftly encroaching dusk, batsmen were given a torrid time from Edgbaston to Chelmsford.

Three teams were bowled out for less than a hundred with the day barely into its morning stretches. Gloucestershire were skittled for 76 thanks to new-ball magic from Jamie Porter and Sam Cook. Essex themselves looked in trouble at 32 for four but an unbeaten 71 from Paul Walter gave them the lead. Glamorgan folded at a similar rate, managing only 97 on a green seamer, quite an achievement from 63 for one. Durham’s batsmen then made batting look easy.

Meanwhile, 20 wickets fell at Edgbaston where a positive Covid-test delayed play by an hour. Hampshire were fizzed for 89 by lunch, with five wickets for Will Rhodes. Mohammad Abbas and Keith Barker then ran through Warwickshire for 116, before batting suddenly became easy.

On a topsy-turvy day, Ben Duckett, Sam Northeast and Joe Clarke all made fifties before Nottinghamshire lost five for 19 either side of tea. Lancashire then lost two wickets before stumps.

An unbeaten 79 from Harry Brook handed Yorkshire the advantage on a ping-pong day at Scarborough. Somerset were skedaddled for 134. The Somerset bowlers chipped away, but Brook’s feisty innings threatened to take Yorkshire up and away.

Jamie Smith made a glorious 123 to lift Surrey from 15 for three. With a succession of on-drives sweet enough to keep autumn at bay, Smith reached his third first-class hundred. He put on a serene 145 with Will Jacks (60), but Northamptonshire struck with the new ball, Tom Taylor taking five for 41.

Kent built a handy lead over Worcestershire thanks to fifties from Ollie Robinson, Jack Leaning and a free-flowing Darren Stevens, despite having been 22 for three. Matthew Milnes and Nathan Gilchrist had earlier bowled out Worcestershire for 133. Leicestershire batted serenely on a flat pitch to reach 282 for three.



Good morning! It’s Monday and Hampshire start day two with a lead despite being bowled out for 89. Welcome to the County Championship.



Tanya Aldred

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