Key events

Scores on the doors

Division One

Southampton: Hampshire 503 v Durham 410-8

Canterbury: Kent 262-8 v Worcestershire 618-7 dec

Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire 503 v Lancashire 331 and 100-6

The Oval: Surrey 464 and 31-0 v Warwickshire 343 and 209 Surrey need 58

Division Two

Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan 411 and 58-2 BEAT Sussex 278 and 188 BY NINE WICKETS

The County Ground: Northants 171 and 144-2 v Gloucestershire 409 and 319-5dec

Sunday’s round-up

Lancashire’s batters suffered yet another bad day at the office, but not before their ex-wunderkind had twirled in his swivel chair and smoked a couple of cheroots. Nottinghamshire’s Haseeb Hameed rocked to the first double century of his career, carrying his bat for 247.

Olly Stone helped with a career-best 90. Lancashire then subsided as Dillon Pennington, who must be in England notebooks, sawed through the top order, and Dane Paterson and Lydon James did the rest. Tom Hartley and Matty Hurst swung the bat at the end, but at six wickets down, Lancashire still need another 72 to avoid an innings defeat.

Glamorgan handed top of the table Sussex a three-day spanking by nine wickets at Cardiff. Andy Gorvin grabbed a career-best five for 40, and, with help from Mir Hamza and Mason Crane, Sussex subsided for 188 in their second innings, leaving Glamorgan 56 to win. They knocked that off in less than eight overs for their first Championship victory since May last year.

Kemar Roach’s six for 46 put Surrey in sight of a third Championship win on the bounce against Warwickshire at The Oval. With Rory Burns and Dom Sibley at the crease, Surrey need only another 58. Jamie Smith’s magical 155, and a partnership of 115 with the big-hitting Sean Abbot, tonked Surrey to maximum batting points.

A high-scoring draw looks on the cards on the docile pitch at Hampshire’s Rose Bowl, where David Bedingham took Durham past the follow-on target and to safety with 140, his second century of the summer. Liam Dawson toiled through a personal record 62 overs, and was rewarded with a five-fer

Cameron Bancroft clipped an unbeaten 130 to put Gloucestershire in an excellent position against Northamptonshire. Set 558 to win, Emilio Gay went on the offensive, his 74 an exciting mix of luck and finesse.

At Canterbury, Jack Leaning batted all day for a tenacious 152 not out, giving Kent the ghost of a chance of survival against Worcestershire. Kent are still 256 behind, but the pitch is a welcoming doormat. Beyers Swanepoel hit 54 on his debut


Good gorgeous May morning! And the very best of luck to anyone doing SATS, or starting GCSEs or A levels this week – may the force be with you (or your offspring). In the Championship, we roll into day four of round six – at the end of today, we will be a third of the way through the season.

Around the grounds, Glamorgan have already polished off Sussex and Warwickshire and Lancashire are fading fast. It looks to be a draw at the Rose Bowl, so the main interest may lie in whether Northants and Kent can bat themselves out of trouble.

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