County Championship: Surrey romp to innings win over Hampshire
Essex bowl out Lancashire for 105 in five-wicket win; Usman Khawaja hits debut ton for Glamorgan
Last Updated: 11/06/18 8:53pm
Surrey wrapped up a comprehensive innings-and-58-run victory over Hampshire on day three of their Specsavers County Championship Division One clash at The Ageas Bowl.
Hampshire - skittled for 135 on the previous evening in their first innings - were once again swiftly dispatched by Surrey, as they were bowled out for 175 in 58.4 overs second time round.
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Opener Joe Weatherley dug in for a 126-ball half-century for the hosts, but little more resistance was forthcoming from the rest of the order, with Morne Morkel claiming 3-37 and promising off-spinner Amar Virdi took 3-23.
Elsewhere in Division One, Essex stunned Lancashire by bowling out their Old Trafford hosts for just 105 in their second innings, before knocking off a required 108 to win by five wickets.
Jamie Porter (5-30) and Simon Harmer (4-34) were the stars for Essex, with the skilful seamer and South African offspinner combining for nine wickets to roll Lancs out in just 32.4 overs.
England's Keaton Jennings was one of three batsmen dismissed for a duck, along with fellow opener Alex Davies and Jordan Clark, while Haseeb Hameed managed only four and skipper Liam Livingstone 17.
Nottinghamshire continued their impressive fightback against Somerset in Taunton, closing day three on 468-8 in their second innings, holding a lead of 210 runs.
Notts began the day still trailing their hosts by 146, having followed on, but captain Steven Mullaney and Jake Libby had at least given cause for encouragement with their century stand the previous evening.
Mullaney (94) and Libby (66) added further to their tallies, while Chris Nash (66) and Samit Patel (55) too notched fifties, but the innings of the day comfortably belonged to young wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Moores, who hit a 106-ball ton before falling to the final ball of the day.
In Division Two, bottom-placed - and still winless - Northamptonshire collapsed to another defeat as Leicestershire successfully chased down 217 to win by six wickets.
Northants had been well placed at the start of day three, resuming on 165-3 in their second innings, with a 152-run lead, before losing their final seven batsmen for just 53 runs - captain Alex Wakely the last wicket to fall, run out for 74.
Lewis Hill (85) and Leicestershire skipper Paul Horton (62) then each struck half-centuries as the required runs were knocked off with relative ease.
Gareth Harte's maiden first-class century has put Durham on course to claim an improbable victory over Derbyshire at Emirates Riverside.
Durham - bowled out for just 96 on the first morning - began day three on 155-6 in their second innings, a lead of just 46, but Harte's starring 114 and some handy contributions from Nathan Rimmington (42) and Matt Salisbury (25) lifted the home side to 376 all out.
Chasing 268 to win, Salisbury (2-16) and Chris Rushworth (2-22) shared four Derbyshire wickets as they stuttered through to stumps on 69-4.
Meanwhile, a debut century for Usman Khawaja has given Glamorgan a great chance of claiming an upset win over Warwickshire at Edgbaston heading into the fourth and final day.
Khawaja's classy 125 lifted Glamorgan to 323 all out in their second innings, setting the home side a victory target of 294. Warwickshire closed the day on 25-0.
Lastly, New Zealander Matt Henry's incredible season for Kent continued as he took 6-58 to help bowl Gloucestershire out for 240 in their first innings and raise the prospect of a fourth consecutive win for the second-placed side.
Following Henry's impressive exploits, Kent enforced the follow-on, though their Bristol hosts safely negotiated the first 25 overs of their second innings without loss to reach stumps on 73-0, though still some 269 runs behind.