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Key occasions

Simply grabbing a fast cup of tea, as Surrey make a really house counties sort of begin.

Tea-time scores

The County Floor: Northants 339 and 426 v Surrey 421 and 0-0 Surrey want 345 to win

Edgbaston: Warwickshire 196 and 165-3 v Somerset 219 and 340-7dec Warwickshire want 199 to win

Headingley: Essex 225 and 162-9 BEAT Yorkshire 134 and 252 by one wicket.


Grace Street: Durham 296 and 108-3 BEAT Leicestershire 202 and 108-3 by seven wickets.

Lord’s: Middlesex 390 and 45-0 BEAT Glamorgan 214 and 220

Hove: Sussex 220 and 259-4 v Worcestershire 438-5dec

An early tea at Northampton – giving Surrey a session to go on the cost, if that’s their fancy.

Love this:

Most males’s Check wickets by month of match begin

January: Kapil Dev 94
February: R Hadlee 130
March: Warne 139
April: Walsh 103
Could: Anderson 87
June: Trueman 96
July: Anderson 126
August: Broad 151
September: Murali 79
October: Kumble 97
November: Warne 142
December: Murali 127

— Mark Puttick (@GryllidaeC) September 14, 2022

Northants all out 426 – setting Surrey 345 off 37 overs

Northants final 4 and a half hours – which was in all probability on the prime of their expectations . 9 an over is what Surrey want for the win – unlikely however not off the charts in 2022. If this can be a draw, Northants get 14 factors and edge in the direction of mid-table respectability; Surrey go eight factors clear on the prime.

100 for Tom Alsop!

A probably match-saving hundred for Tom Alsop – his fourth of this 12 months’s Championship. Sussex have a fragile lead as tea approaches.

A six too many – Saif Zaib reaches for one more toffee and is caught centimetres contained in the rope by a squatting Tom Curran off Ryan Patel. A unbelievable 124 however he hangs his head and refuses to make eye contact as he slopes off.

Two to look at in Pakistan:

Buried within the squad bulletins was the actual fact two new younger gamers are being included in Pakistan’s T20 Squad for the England collection. Aamir Jamal (allrounder) and Abrar Ahmed (legspinner). Each rewarded for robust performances in current Pakistani home cricket.

— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) September 15, 2022

In the meantime, Dom “Stokes” Sibley has been caught on sq. leg boundary for 54. And Saif Zaib rolling pins two consecutive sixes off Ryan Patel.

Smart phrases from Mark Ramprakash.

Ooof. The little picket girl with the parasol disappears and the little picket girl with the umbrella pops out within the climate home at Wantage Street. Saif Zaib kicks the earth as Lizaad Williams is lbw to Kemar Roach for 30. A wonderful partnership of 71 in 33 overs. The lead 305. 48 overs left.

Have affirmation that Ollie Pope can be accessible for Surrey within the subsequent two Championship rounds.

100 for Saif Zaib!

Incredible hundred for Saif Zaib in his first Championship sport since Could, an important peg in holding Northants second innings collectively.

Incapacity Premier League Ultimate

After a trial in 2021, 2022 has been the primary official season of the Incapacity Premier League (DPL). At the moment is the ultimate, at Bristol, with The Pirates taking over The Tridents – dwell on Sky for the primary time – earlier than England ladies tackle India ladies within the remaining T20 of the collection.

The DPL is the one event of its sort on this planet, bringing collectively several types of impairment in the identical competitors. It takes the 60 greatest disabled gamers within the nation – these in rhw England Studying Incapacity, Bodily Incapacity and Deaf squads – and provides the most effective gamers from our home competitions that haven’t fairly made England normal but.

Paul Edwards has been chatting to Keaton Jennings and Keaton desires to maintain 14 Championship video games a 12 months. A couple of chosen quotes beneath however learn the total factor right here.

“For my part you’ll be able to hold the 14 County Championship video games and that’s solely what Ben Stokes mentioned on social media a couple of weeks in the past,” mentioned Jennings. “However you’ll be able to consider breaks, to be able to play three four-day video games after which have a break from the Championship. I feel my view is consultant and it actually echoes what the England captain mentioned.

“I feel 14 video games is an efficient quantity and the cricket we play is of excellent high quality, however the issue comes when you might have per week off at the beginning of April after which one other at the beginning of September. Together with the Royal London Ultimate, we play 13 days in September whereas in April we have been taking part in 12 in 17.”

“You possibly can’t solely play cricket in April and September, it’s worthwhile to play cricket all through the season,” Jennings mentioned. “Bowlers must discover ways to take wickets when the solar’s out and pitches are flat, batters must work out the best way to get runs when it’s nipping round. The skillsets are completely different and we want go all through the summer season.

Northants and Warwickshire’s batters ploughing on, via the sust of the early afternoon. At Hove Sussex nonetheless path, and are 4 down. Jack Carson will add a little bit of ballast although.

The umpires gesture in the direction of the floodlights at Wantage Street.

Worrall plodding slowly again to his mark at Wantage Street, irritated by a extremely fairly stylish off drive for 4 by Williams. Frustration constructing for Surrey and the sky is hanging heavy with nice mucky clouds. Northants 358-7.

England’s T20 facet have landed in Karachi –a 12 months late after the 2021 cancellation debacle – England’s first tour of Pakistan for 17 years.

A smiling Jos Buttler.
England T20 captain Jos Buttler takes a press convention in Karachi. {Photograph}: Fareed Khan/AP

In case you squint right here, Buttler might be sitting on a throne:

Jos Buttler: “The eagerness that Pakistani folks have for cricket is unbelievable. We’re delighted to be right here. We’re conscious (the nation is) going via a tricky time with the flooding. Sport has an amazing energy to unite folks and provides focus to that.”

— Richard Gibson (@richardgibsonDM) September 15, 2022

Spectacular, Northants. Zaib and Williams lace up, and bat on. Northants: 342 for seven, the lead 260 – although the clock is the vital factor.

Brothers making maiden first-class centuries in the identical season (doing so within the County Championship):

RE Foster/WL Foster 1899
GJ Bryan/JL Bryan 1920
HW Parks/JH Parks 1928
AS Rollins/RJ Rollins 1995
SM Curran/TK Curran 2022@backandacross @oldmanradd

— Andrew Samson (@AWSStats) September 15, 2022

Simply grabbing some lunch – again shortly.

Names within the body for the England Chairman of selectors job (which was marketed final week): Nick Knight, Steven Finn, Alec Stewart.

Lunchtime scores

The County Floor: Northants 339 and 327-7 v Surrey 421

Edgbaston: Warwickshire 196 and 56-1 v Somerset 219 and 340-7dec

Headingley: Essex 225 and 162-9 BEAT Yorkshire 134 and 252 by one wicket.


Grace Street: Durham 296 and 108-3 BEAT Leicestershire 202 and 108-3 by seven wickets.

Lord’s: Middlesex 390 and 45-0 BEAT Glamorgan 214 and 220

Hove: Sussex 220 and 152-3 v Worcestershire 438-5dec

Within the remaining Division Two sport, Sussex path Worcestershire by 72 with seven wickets left. A fast-step 55 not out for Tom Alsop.

At Wantage Street, Northants are virtually a 3rd of the way in which to their goal (survival). The lead 239 and solely two wickets misplaced to the may of the Surrey assault and the brand new ball: 321-7. Sibley and Davies hunkering down for Warwickshire: 55 for one.

I’ve acquired an e mail from Harvey of “scrumptious pumpkin recipes in your readers to strive in autumn.” If anybody would love a recipe for roasted pumpkin on sourdough, loaded pumpkin fries or pumpkin and candy potato rosti – simply let me know.

A man carries a pumpkin through a field.
The 2023 Dukes ball. {Photograph}: Cheney Orr/Reuters

This was Durham’s interim head coach Neil Killeen on Matthew Potts yesterday:

“Matthew (Potts) has been excellent, to take a match CB on this sport is unbelievable. It’s credit score to the bowler he has been all summer season, he has finished that from begin to end. However to be sincere he couldn’t have finished that right now with out the entire bowling group placing the exhausting work in round him to allow him to maintain attacking and hold taking these wickets. I’m happy with the entire group.

“As a younger bowler he has potential to get higher nonetheless, after all he has. Over the previous few years he has acquired stronger, fitter, quicker and he has now realized his sport and he deserves each success he has acquired this 12 months.

“He was by no means going to play each sport for England this summer season and he was actually eager to return again and bowl some overs for us in hopefully what’s preparation for the Pakistan tour later within the 12 months.”

Re the dialogue BTL on the Excessive Efficiency Assessment – there was a touch that counties might be rewarded for greater than efficiency – see web page 34: “Potential reward based mostly on impression: efficiency, inspiring generations, expertise growth and many others to align with English cricket aims.” I think that is reward when it comes to cash fairly than factors – however extra will grow to be clear. Presumably.

Learn the overview right here.

A wicket at Edgbaston …. Rob Yates despatched on his means lbw to Sajid Khan. Warwicks 30-1. Don’t hate me however …that is Somerset’s, isn’t it?

County chairs’ assembly postponed

The BIG MEETING of county chairs to debate the HPR will now now not happen on September 20. That affirmation arrived care of Middlesex CCC in a letter to members. An extract beneath:

The deliberate assembly of all FCC Chairs on September 20th has additionally been deferred, and the ECB will work with all counties to rearrange an appropriate date, when Chairs may have the chance to debate the proposals within the overview in relation to future home constructions. Moreover, the ECB has additionally confirmed that no remaining determination on the home construction for 2024 and past can be taken at this assembly, which can present all Counties with adequate time to seek the advice of on the proposals.”

I don’t wish to overdo the thrill content material on this weblog, however I’ve simply fetched my slippers from their over-summering behind the wardrobe.

At Northants, Surrey have taken the brand new ball, and made the break via. The steadfast Vasconcelos lbw to Dan Worrall for 79. Skittles time?

Middlesex beat Glamorgan by 10 wickets at Lord’s

A drubbing, and after Glamorgan had appeared so good simply earlier than tea yesterday as properly. 5 wickets to chief destroyer Toby Roland Jones, earlier than Stoneman and Robson rattled off the runs in 5 and a bit overs.

Durham beat Leicestershire by seven wickets

Simple-peasy for Durham, dropping simply Jones for precisely fifty this morning. Take a bow Matthew Potts. Leicestershire – simply two extra video games earlier than you’ll be able to retreat to lick your wounds. And rise once more (perhaps).

Grace Street: Durham 296 and 108-3 BEAT Leicestershire 202 and 108-3 by seven wickets.

Somerset declare, 340 for seven, a lead of 363

Whither Warwickshire? 364 runs to win; 82 overs to outlive. Security for Somerset in the event that they win.

Contemporary-faced/moist behind the ears/short-trousered and many others and many others Sussex lose nightwatchman Brad Currie. Ali Orr, within the working for the CWC younger participant of the 12 months, has performed an andante 44, Alsop 4 not out on the different finish. A day’s vigil appears unlikely.

Durham want simply three runs to beat winless Leicestershire. In sympathy to these at Grace Street, here’s a happier reminiscence (thanks Romeo).

100 for George Bartlett

An enormous hug for George, a primary ton of the summer season, and an important one too. He celebrates by smashing a six shortly afterwards.

Bartlett wraps a jumper round his face in a pre-season photo call.
Bounce(er) beginning the relegation combat: George Bartlett scores his first century of the season for Somerset. {Photograph}: Ben Birchall/PA

The ultimate curtain about to attract over Lord’s. A fourth for TRJ, 9 down, with the Glamorgan lead simply 28.

If Vasconcelos and Zaib might stretch the result in 250…. however no, really I feel Surrey will get the runs, nonetheless many, except Northants can bat all day. Northants at the moment 226 for 5, 145 forward.

Somerset lose an early wicket: no fifty for Lewis Goldsworthy, however 100 in sight for George Bartlett.

Scores on the doorways

The County Floor: Northants 339 and 209-5 v Surrey 421

Edgbaston: Warwickshire 196 v Somerset 219 and 277-4

Headingley: Essex 225 and 162-9 BEAT Yorkshire 134 and 252 by one wicket.


Grace Street: Leicestershire 202 and 198 v Durham 296 and 51-2

Lord’s: Middlesex 390 v Glamorgan 214 and 191-8

Hove: Sussex 220 and 39-1 v Worcestershire 438-5dec

Wednesday’s round-up

Matthew Potts adopted up six wickets in Leicestershire’s first innings with seven for 49 of their second, to assemble a career-best, all-dancing, 13 for 101 and put Durham within reach of victory. Potts, with the air of a person who pulls ploughs for enjoyable, muscled via three spells, decimating winless Leicestershire’s scorecard.

With the scores degree at Headingley, and Essex 9 wickets down, Shane Snater smeared the successful runs with a leg-side boundary to grab a one-wicket victory in a thriller in opposition to Yorkshire. Snater’s 65 not out in 51 balls propped up Essex after they’d made a hash of chasing 162, slipping from 51 for 2 to 64 for six.

Steve Patterson, launched by Yorkshire on the finish of the season, grabbed 5 for 46. Ben Coad and Finlay Bean had earlier made debut first-class fifties to present the hosts a sniff of an opportunity.

Somerset, who began the day by issuing a press launch criticising the ECB’s present cricket schedule as “unacceptable,” crawled to a bonus on a slowing pitch within the essential relegation face-off at Edgbaston. As Toms Lammonby and Abell, then George Bartlett (91 not out) and Lewis Goldsworthy, admirably noticed off Warwickshire’s bowlers, members chewed over a 300 lead and the membership’s assertion.

“The present home taking part in programme, which resulted in solely 4 one-day matches being performed in Taunton over 43 days within the top of summer season this 12 months, with 17 Somerset gamers unavailable, is unacceptable to the membership, its members and the South West’s cricketing public,” it mentioned.

Tom Curran hit his maiden first-class century as title-chasing Surrey grabbed their match in opposition to Northamptonshire by the collar. Due to harm, the IPL and Covid, Curran hadn’t performed a first-class sport since April 2019, however slotted proper again in, punting with panache, three sixes flipping the rope in his 93-ball 115.

Surrey’s 82-run first-innings lead appeared essential when Northants misplaced early second-innings wickets, however half centuries from Luke Procter, after which Ricardo Vasconcelos gave Northants a 100-plus lead by stumps and arrange a tantalising remaining day.

All was clean crusing at Lord’s for Glamorgan till 10 minutes earlier than tea. From there, they misplaced eight for 52, after squandering a gap stand of 123 between David Lloyd and Edward Byrom. Simply 15 runs in entrance, defeat looms in opposition to their promotion rivals Middlesex within the morning. Toby Roland-Jones took three for 48; Tim Murtagh and Ethan Bamber two wickets a chunk.

A double hundred for Jake Libby, his first, put Worcestershire within the driving seat at damp Hove, cracking fast runs as soon as the climate relented. Worcestershire declared with a lead of 218, giving Sussex time to lose their captain Tom Haines earlier than the shut.


Good morning! It’s the ultimate day of this spherical , with Surrey prone to rise again to the highest of the desk, except Northants can do one thing extraordinary. Elsewhere, Matthew Potts’s 13 wickets ought to guarantee Durham tidy issues up early this morning; Glamorgan are in serious trouble, and Sussex’s mettle is about to be examined at Hove. Somerset have set themselves as much as save the sport on a stodgy Edgbaston pitch, whereas Essex pipped Yorkshire within the CC sport of the summer season (focus on) yesterday.

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