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What happened in Round 12 of the LV= Insurance County Championship?

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

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What happened in Round 12 of the LV= Insurance County Championship?

Round 12 Round Up

DIVISION 1
Essex 505/9 & 30/1 drew with Somerset 605/6
Gloucestershire 317 & 363/9 lost to Northamptonshire 479 & 205/8 by 2 wickets
Lancashire 145 & 436/9 beat Kent 270 & 127 by 184 runs
Surrey 316 & 252/4 beat Warwickshire 253 & 310 by 6 wickets
Yorkshire 159 & 272 lost to Hampshire 218 & 214/3 by 7 wickets

DIVISION 2
Durham 421/7 & 142/3 drew with Middlesex 455
Worcestershire 185 & 190 lost to Derbyshire 130 & 343 by 98 runs
Nottinghamshire 240 & 301 beat Sussex 143 & 142 by 256 runs


ESSEX AND SOMERSET PILE ON THE RUNS TO DRAW

Nick Browne (234*) looked in fine form as he carried his bat for Essex, well supported by Paul Walter (86).ย  Matthew Renshaw (146) and Tom Abell (90) made a wonderful partnership before Abell had to retire not out due to a hamstring injury, denying him consecutive centuries. Tom Banton became the first concussion substitute batter to score a hundred and he was supported by James Rew. Both of those players made their maiden first-class hundreds. Somerset declared with a lead of 100. Peter Siddle had Browne for a duck, but that was as far as things went as the match ended in a draw.

DRAMATIC FINISH AS NORTHANTS WIN

The Gloucestershire batters shared the spoils with Chris Dent (54), captain James Bracey (79) and Ryan Higgins (50) all posting half centuries.ย  The Northamptonshire response was led by Ryan Rickelton (95) and Luke Proctor (78) which helped Northants to a total of 479. Not for the first time this season, Northamptonshire's bowling attack took consistent wickets to reduce Gloucestershire to 132-5. But a remarkable innings from Graeme van Buuren (127*) set up a brilliant finish to this match. Northamptonshire needed just over 200 to win and Rickelton got them off to a flyer. He scored a rapid 68 from 47 and the away team eventually made it to 196/6. Six runs and three wickets later, Northants the scores were tied. The visitors just managed to get things over the line with 20 balls to spare!

LANCASHIRE DEFEAT KENT IN CONFIDENT WIN

Matt Henry (5-45) was the star of the first innings with Lancashire not being able to match the pure pace from the New Zealand man, finishing on 145 all out in the first innings.ย  Kent built up a lead, mainly thanks to Jack Leaning (90), Grant Stewart (64*) and Joe Denly (59). Luke Wells (98) and Josh Bohannon (134) helped put Lancashire in a strong position in the match. Bohannon's century was his second of the season. Kent's second innings didn't really get going and they were all out for 127. Daniel Bell-Drummond finished on 69*. Tom Bailey took 5/46 in a brilliant bowling display.

SURREY EARN COMFORTABLE WIN AT HOME

It was a story of starts for Warwickshire in the first innings with 7 scores between 22 and 44 with no one recording a half century.ย  They ended up on 253 and Surrey's response was brisk, scoring 316 at nearly 4 runs an over, led by a lovely innings from Ollie Pope (65). Surrey rocked Warwickshire to 7-2 before the brilliant Sam Hain and Will Rhodes put on a 137 partnership. The away team's score was not enough though and Surrey cruised home with a six wicket win.

HAMPSHIRE WIN IN FINAL INNINGS

The early exchanges between Yorkshire and Hampshire were dominated by the bowlers.ย  Kyle Abbott continued his great run of form with 6-36 as Yorkshire fell for 159.ย  Hampshire looked in big trouble at 6-72 when Dawson departed, but 50s from Ben Brown and Keith Barker propelled their team to 218. Adam Lyth (59), Jonathan Tattersall (63) andย Matthew Waite (47) helped Yorkshire to a total of 272 and left Hants 214 to win going into the final innings. A brilliant opening partnership of 135 between Felix Organ and Ian Holland set the tone for Hants as they won this one by seven wickets.ย 

DURHAM AND MIDDLESEX SHARE THE SPOILS

A classy maiden double century from Michael Jones (206) for Durham was the highlight of Day 1 and 2. In reply Middlesex looked in peril before John Simpson made a fantastic 132. Middlesex made it to 455 amd Durham went into bat for what turned out to be the final innings in this one. They made it to 142/3 as this one ended in a draw.ย 

DAL STARS IN DERBYSHIRE WIN

Anuj Dal top scored with 55 for Derbyshire in the first inningsย  of this one as his side only managed 130. Worcestershire struggled to take advantage of the low total and replied with 185. Asif Ali scoring 52. Ben Aitchison took 4/40 in a good bowling effort. The away team came back and made an impressive 343. Dal was stunning once again, finishing on 112*. Derbyshire bowled well in the final innings of this match and that was enough to secure victory. Dal picked up five wickets in a truly brilliant overall performance.

NOTTS WIN DESPITE ROBINSON FORM

Ollie Robinson came back with a bang at Trent Bridge taking (4-44) and blew through Notts top order. Steven Mullaney (70) and Ben Slater (55) showed some resistance for Nottinghamshire and helped the stags to 240 all out. James Pattinson (5-56) and Dane Paterson (5-43) tore through the Sussex batters, bowling them out for 143. The Nottinghamshire response got off to a strong start with Haseeb Hameed scoring 94 runs from just 115 balls. Lyndon James made 56 as Notts reached 301. Robinson took 5/60 in a strong display. Sussex couldn't quite get going in the final innings and only made 142. Cheteshwar Pujara made 46* as Notts claimed the win.

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