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What happened in Round 2 of the 2022 LV= Insurance County Championship?

All the best of the action from the second round of the 2022 LV= Insurance County Championship.

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What happened in Round 2 of the 2022 LV= Insurance County Championship?

Surrey won inside three days against Hampshire

Divison One 

Gloucestershire 227 & 359 lost to Yorkshire 376 & 213/4 by six wickets
Kent 260 & 279 lost to Lancashire 506 & 36-0 by 10 wickets
Somerset 109 & 154 lost to Essex 180 & 84-9 by one wicket
Surrey 467 beat Hampshire 223 & 227 by an innings and 17 runs

Divison Two

Derbyshire 505-8 dec drew with Sussex 174 & 513-3
Durham 428 & 239-2 dec drew with Leicestershire 273 & 183-2
Nottinghamshire 302 & 242 lost to Glamorgan 379 & 166-3 by seven wickets

Yorkshire grab late win in Bristol

Yorkshire pulled off a last-minute win in Bristol thanks to half-centuries from Dawid Malan (65) and Harry Brook (56*). Set a target of 211 to win in 60 overs, the visitors showed determination and grit to start their 2022 campaign with a six-wicket win over hosts Gloucestershire. Losing the toss and being asked to bat first earlier in the match, Gloucestershire posted 227 - largely down to 136 from Australia's Marcus Harris - before a Harry Brook century (101) propelled Yorkshire to a commanding 376 in return. Fresh from a century in Gloucestershire's previous outing, wicketkeeper-batter James Bracey scored 177 to take the game back to Yorkshire to no avail - the visitors reaching their target seemingly unphased late on Day Four. 

Two Ben Compton centuries no match for Lancashire  

Lancashire eased their way to a 10-wicket win over Kent in the second round of the 2022 LV= Insurance County Championship, despite two back-to-back centuries from Kent's Ben Compton and a six-wicket haul from Hamidullah Qadri. Winning the toss and opting to back, Lancashire's Dane Vilas and Steven Croft put on a fourth-wicket stand of 215 to take their team to an imposing 506 runs. In reply, Kent could only muster 260, led by Ben Compton's unbeaten 104*. Asked to follow on, Kent's second innings followed a similar story as they posted 279 with Compton this time notching a cool 115. With a small target of 34 runs for victory, Lancashire picked off the runs required in 7.1 overs.

Surrey dominate at The Kia Oval

Ollie Pope's brilliant form at The Kia Oval continues has he made a beautiful 127 from 215 balls to help Surrey defeat Hants by an innings and 17 runs. Hampshire skipper James Vince won the toss and decided to put the home side into bat. Ryan Patel, Hashim Amla and Will Jacks all made half-centuries to help Surrey post 467. Jamie Overton was the pick of the Surrey bowlers, finishing with figures of 5-54. Hants lower order provided some resistance in vain, with Ben Brown, Keith Barker and James Fuller all making useful contributions. Hampshire were bowled out for 223 and Surrey Skipper Rory Burns enforced the follow-on. Hants opener Joe Weatherley made a fluid 87 from 96 but had very little support from his teammates to stop the inevitable Surrey victory. Jordan Clark then steamed through the Hants to help Surrey register their first win of the 2022 campaign. 

Thriller at Taunton 

Despite Craig Overton posting career best figures of 13-87, Somerset recorded a second defeat of the season. A low scoring nail-biter at Taunton started with the Essex bowlers steaming through the Somerset top order. Tom Lammonby was the only batter that offered any resistance, scoring 48 from 120 balls. Alastair Cook got Essex off to a steady start with a half-century but Craig Overton then tore through the Essex middle order and reduced Essex to 180 all out. In the third innings Somerset offered another poor batting performance with only three batters getting two double figures. Chasing just 84 to win, Essex got off to a nightmare start and found themselves 4-4. Overton and Siddle were bowling beautifully from each end to try and pull of a miracle result for the Taunton faithful but ultimately fell short as a stubborn Adam Rossington led Essex to victory. 

Derbyshire frustrated by Sussex

Sussex pulled off an unlikely draw at the Incora County Ground in a match of two halves on Easter weekend. Having won the toss and opted to bat first, Derbyshire piled on a daunting 505/8 with Shan Masood and Wayne Madsen enjoying a 292-run stand, before bowling Sussex out for a measly 174 thanks to tidy bowling from 23-year-old Sam Conners (3/47) and 19-year-old Nick Potts (3/43). Derbyshire asked Sussex to bat again and, to their surprise, were met with a completely different outfit. A huge third-wicket stand of 351 between Tom Haines (243) and Cheteshwar Pujara (201*) saw Sussex bat out the day and clinch a draw. 

Durham shake hands with Leicestershire in Chester-le-Street

Durham's clash with Leicestershire was nicely posted heading into Day Four as the hosts declared overnight with a lead of 394. Having lost the toss and being asked to bowl earlier in the match, Durham were the happier of the two sides as they notched 428 thanks to centuries from Sean Dickson (120) and David Bedingham (191), before a Matthew Potts-inspired attack bowled Leicestershire out for 273. Durham took further control of the match as Michael Jones scored his maiden First-Class century to set up a run chase, but were stifled as the wicket became lifeless and allowed Leicestershire to comfortably score 183/2 by the end of play.

Durham vs Leics Day 3

Durham vs Leics Day 3

Nottinghamshire suffer seven-wicket defeat to Glamorgan

Glamorgan cinched their first win at Trent Bridge in the LV= Insurance County Championship for 24 years as an unbeaten 50 from Marnus Labuschagne and 47* from Kiran Carlson helped Glamorgan to a seven-wicket victory. Having lost the toss earlier in the match, the hosts batted first - led by Ben Duckett with 122 - to reach 302 before the visitors batted their way down the order to reach 379. In reply, van der Gugten (4/60) made sure to limit the hosts' scoring as Notts posted 242 to leave Glamorgan with a 166-run target. 

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