COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP 2022-23
Michael Neser starred with the bat too, with an imperious 86 © Getty
Jordan Thompson scuttled Durham with a three-wicket haul upfront and helped Yorkshire earn a 27-run first innings lead after being bowled out for 254. While Thompson had the honours upfront, the tail was wiped out by George Hill who finished with a four-wicket haul.
Brett Hutton’s five-wicket haul skittledthrough Northamptonshire as they slipped from 113/2 to 158 all out thanks to the pacer’s spell. It also helped Nottinghamshire’s batters wipe out nearly all but one run from the deficit by the end of the second day.
Cheteshwar Pujara may have missed out on another ton for Sussex by 23 runs, but Tom Aslop got to the landmark, hitting an unbeaten 118 and sharing a 136-run stand with his skipper and then added another 121-run stand with James Coles who also remained unbeaten on 59. The trio ensured that Sussex put on a good batting show after the first day was washed out.
After picking up a four wicket-haul in the first innings, Michael Neser starred with the bat too for Glamorgan as he smashed 86 after his team was reduced to 120/6 at one point in reply to Worcestershire’s 109. His knock helped them earn a first-innings lead of 149.
Somerset’s batting innings was resurrected by the lower order led by James Rew after they had been reduced to 135/5 at one point. Rew anchored the innings with a patient 105, and allowed the lower order to make some useful contributions alongside, which included a 39-ball 50 by Matt Henry that helped them up to 361 eventually.
Hasan Ali’s 37-ball 53 and his 70-run stand for the 10th wicket with Oliver Hanon-Dalby propped up Warwickshire after they were reduced to 172/9 at one point. The first-innings lead which could have been less than 50 at that point, ended up being 116 eventually as the hosts wrested control against Essex.