Hogg in the headlines
LV= County Championship leaders Lancashire took a huge stride towards a fifth win in six games after Kyle Hogg decimated Hampshire on the second day at the Rose Bowl.
Playing alongside Tom Smith due to the absence of Glen Chapple and Farveez Maharoof, Hogg returned career-best figures of 7-28 - including five catches for wicketkeeper Gareth Cross - as Hampshire were routed for 133 in reply to Lancashire’s 328.
Asked to follow on, the hosts were thankful for Benny Howell’s unbeaten 68, but their hopes were dealt a potentially mortal blow when they lost James Vince and nightwatchman Danny Briggs in successive Sajid Mahmood overs to end the day to leave them teetering 163 for five - trailing by 32.
Second-placed Warwickshire are facing the inevitable prospect of following on against Durham, with whom they sit level on points in the table, after enduring another chastening day at Edgbaston.
Durham extended their overnight 348 for three into a mammoth 602 for six declared as Will Smith went from 153 to 179 and Dale Benkenstein 90 to 128.
Ian Blackwell fell one short of becoming the third centurion of the innings and Phil Mustard prospered to the tune of 71 not out.
Despite Varun Chopra’s 79, Warwickshire careered to 186 for nine in reply, thanks largely to three wickets apiece for Callum Thorp and Ben Stokes.
Marcus Trescothick’s magnificent 189 helped Somerset establish a first-innings lead of 31 over Yorkshire at Taunton.
The skipper struck 17 fours and four sixes off the 217 balls he faced to help Somerset close on 389 for six, having shared an opening stand of 257 with Arul Suppiah, who made 95.
Trescothick’s last six innings in all competitions now read: 50, 144, 111 not out, 63, 79 and 189.
Division Two leaders Northamptonshire remain in an evenly-balanced contest with Leicestershire at Wantage Road.
Northants were one short of the visitors on first innings and Leicestershire closed on 52 without loss.
With the hosts resuming this morning on 32 for no wicket in reply to 313, Alex Wakely’s 98 aided a recovery from 70 for five as Wayne White and Andrew McDonald shared six wickets.
Captain Alviro Petersen’s first senior double century allowed second-placed Glamorgan to dominate Surrey at the Kia Oval.
Petersen went from 178 overnight to 210 and, despite a lower-order collapse from 352 for four, Glamorgan posted 419 all out with three wickets apiece for Jade Dernbach, Tim Linley and Chris Jordan.
Surrey were 240 for six in reply. Mark Ramprakash and Steven Davies made 67 and 77 respectively, but there were three wickets for Chris Ashling.
Third-placed Middlesex hold the upper hand over Essex at Chelmsford.
Opener Sam Robson could only add 10 to the 136 he hit yesterday as Middlesex were bowled out for 385. Graham Napier did not build on his five first-day wickets.
Essex were 235 for seven in reply after Owais Shah fell four short of three figures against his old county on his first championship appearance for his new one. Tim Murtagh took three wickets.
Bottom side Kent are up against it in their clash with Derbyshire at Canterbury.
The visitors slipped from 370 for three overnight to 460 all out as championship debutant Ashley Shaw picked up five wickets.
However, Kent lost their openers cheaply and it was only 50 for Sam Northeast and 95 from Martin van Jaarsveld that helped them to 198 for four.