Bowlers guide Yorkshire to position of strength


Yorkshire vs Surrey, Scarborough

A strong show with the ball after a solid performance from the lower order helped Yorkshire to a position of strength in their Division One encounter against Surrey at the North Marine Road Ground.

Starting the day at 299 for 8, useful 20s from Jack Brooks and Steven Patterson, who added 61 for the eighth wicket, helped the hosts finish with 337. With five penalty runs added after two level two offences from Yorkshire’s players – a hearing set for the same – Yorkshire’s final tally was 342.

In reply, the visitors lost Mark Stoneman early but a 62-run stand between Rory Burns and Scott Borthwick steadied the innings. Yorkshire, though, managed to keep chipping away at regular intervals as the middle order batsmen departed after promising starts. Tim Bresnan picked up three wickets while Ben Coad and Patterson bagged two each to leave Surrey at 219 for 7 at stumps.

Brief scores: Yorkshire 342 (Gary Ballance 54, Tim Bresnan 48; Jade Dernbach 4-104) lead Surrey 219/7 (Rory Burns 59, Theunis de Bruyn 38; Tim Bresnan 3-57) by 123 runs.

Lancashire vs Hampshire, Manchester

Rilee Rossouw’s unbeaten 120 helped Hampshire finish with a hefty total before Lancashire rode on Alex Davies’s 78 not out to come up with a spirited reply. Despite losing three wickets cheaply, Lancashire managed to end the day at 140 for 3 thanks to an unbroken 70-run fourth wicket association between Davies and Dane Vilas. However, still trailing by 311 runs, the hosts have a lot of work to do in order to get close to Hampshire’s first innings total.

Earlier in the day, Hampshire, who resumed at 302 for 6, managed to finish with a total of 451 thanks to Rossouw’s fine performance and good support from Gareth Berg and Kyle Abbott. Berg, who was involved in an 86-run stand with Rossouw, fell one short of fifty. Abbott then hung around and assisted Rossouw, who reached three figures and helped stretch the total past 450.

Brief scores: Hampshire 451 (Rilee Rossouw 120*, James Vince 103; Graham Onions 5-96) lead Lancashire 140/3 (Alex Davies 78*, Dane Vilas 37*; Fidel Edwards 1-30) by 311 runs.

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