Lancashire’s Josh Bohannon made an unbeaten 142 towards Gloucestershire to the accompaniment of blustery winds which screamed throughout Previous Trafford, from the rubble of the now dismantled Pink Rose suite to the empty area the place the celebration stand someday shakes. Extra pertinently, maybe, James Taylor, England selector, was watching a pugnacious innings of crisp strokes and a gritty useless bat. Bohannon, who had a breakthrough summer season in 2021, scoring two lots of and averaging over fifty in Championship cricket, spent a part of the winter with the Lions, and is regarded as greater than a twinkle in England’s future plans.
Shan Masood’s superlative spring in a Derbyshire shirt continued towards Leicestershire as he majestically strode to his second consecutive double century, pound for pound one of the best worth signing since a moist behind the ears Jamie Vardy autographed the dotted line. Already greater than half method to a thousand runs earlier than the tip of Might, he’s galloping in the direction of turning into the primary man to do it since Graeme Hick in 1988.
Tom Abell made a profession greatest unbeaten 150 as Somerset kicked on towards Surrey at The Oval. Ollie Pope and Ben Foakes introduced stability after early wickets, however each fell by stumps, Pope snaffled by an astonishing one-handed boundary catch by Tom Banton.
A frolicsome century by James Vince, at lower than a run a ball, saved the runs flowing for Kent towards Hampshire at Canterbury; whereas Michael Burgess skimmed to his second tempestuous mega hundred in successive innings, because the 2021 county champions, Warwickshire, lorded it over the 2020 Bob Willis Trophy winners Essex.
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Middlesex constructed an enormous lead towards Glamorgan because of an undefeated stoical hundred from John Simpson and a few entertaining pots and pan bashing from Shaheen Shah Afridi. Shaheen then dismissed Marnus Labuschagne cheaply for the second time within the match, and the middle-order crumpled. Glamorgan’s prospects look bleak; as do Sussex’s towards Worcestershire at New Street.