James Anderson removes Joe Root for just four but Yorkshire thwart Lancashire
James Anderson dismissed England team-mate Joe Root for just four but Yorkshire held on to thwart Lancashire’s bid for a first Roses victory at Headingley since 2011 in the LV= Insurance County Championship.
Following on, Yorkshire started their second innings 187 runs behind with a minimum of 85 overs remaining and slipped to 45 for three, with Root one of the fallen batters.
But Harry Brook’s excellent summer continued with an unbeaten 82 off 157 balls, helping Yorkshire reach 169 for six from 78 overs to seal the draw.
Division One leaders Surrey had to settle for a draw with Kent after rain ruined the final day at Beckenham.
Just 9.2 overs were possible, with Kent moving from their overnight second-innings score of 82 for one to 114 for no more losses during two mini sessions, still 327 runs behind Surrey’s first-innings score of 671 for nine.
Warwickshire’s match against Northamptonshire meandered to an inevitable draw, with just 10 wickets falling in four days at Edgbaston.
The final instalment of a stultifying stalemate saw the home side, in reply to Northamptonshire’s 597 for six, progress to 568 for four before hands were shaken at 4.40pm.
Sam Hain (202) and Matt Lamb (155) extended their partnership to an unbroken 254, a Warwickshire fifth-wicket record against Northamptonshire.
Sussex were thwarted by Leicestershire at Grace Road thanks to an eighth-wicket partnership of 111 off 275 deliveries between Harry Swindells and Callum Parkinson and rain breaks that saw 27 overs lost.
Both young batters were eventually dismissed but hands were shaken with eight overs remaining and Leicestershire leading by 93 runs in light that prevented Sussex from using their pace bowlers.
Matthew Potts enhanced his England credentials by claiming a career-best seven-wicket haul and inspiring Durham to a dramatic 58-run victory over Glamorgan.
Potts took five scalps on the final day of their Division Two clash at the Riverside, which Glamorgan started requiring 126 runs to win with seven wickets intact.
Potts, who had claimed two wickets on Saturday evening, was in breathtaking form as he ended the innings with figures of seven for 40 and match figures of 11 for 101, with Glamorgan collapsing from 65 for two to 137 all out.
Sam Robson’s second successive century, combined with an afternoon downpour, denied Nottinghamshire top spot as Middlesex salvaged a draw at Lord’s.
Robson’s resolute knock of 101 not out, supported by an even grittier unbeaten 18 from Max Holden, thwarted Nottinghamshire’s bowlers, with the Middlesex pair sharing an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 101 to steer their side to 133 for three – chasing a nominal target of 516.
Worcestershire opener Jake Libby returned to form with his first century of the season to deny Derbyshire victory.
Libby had made only one fifty in his previous eight innings but came good at the right time with an unbeaten 105 off 306 balls to steer Worcestershire to a draw.
Libby and Jack Haynes dropped anchor, scoring only 26 runs from 283 balls to end Derbyshire’s rapidly fading hopes as the visitors closed on 225 for two, a lead of 28.
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