Morning all it’s the morning call!
Good morning. Today should be the day. Lancashire are in all sorts of trouble at Taunton, where there’s rain on the way. When they fail to win that game – which, surely, surely they won’t win – Essex will be the County Champions for the first time since 1992. To be honest, Essex better win because I have already written 1,000 words on them doing so.
So I’m Will Macpherson and I’m at the sun-drenched Oval to tell you about all that and more. Here, Surrey have Yorkshire following on. Will the pitch break up? Can they force a win? I don’t know if it mean anything, but Andy Hodd just scored a superb overhead kick in Yorkshire’s football match. There’s Div 1 action at Uxbridge too. It’s a tussle for points. Middlesex currently have none.
There’s plenty afoot in Division Two, too. Worcestershire can take their latest decisive step towards promotion – or even just about seal it – with win over Leicestershire. Kent are going to draw (the wait goes on), while Sussex have a big chase and Northants a testing one. Here’s the scores:
- Essex beat Warwickshire by an innings and 56 runs
- Lancashire 133 & 247-8 v Somerset 335
- Middlesex 162-7 v Hampshire
- Yorkshire 394 & 59-1 v Surrey 592
- Derbyshire 338 & 322-8 v Sussex 271
- Northants 310 & 42-1 v Glamorgan 207 & 320
- Gloucestershire 385 & 67-0 v Kent 386
- Leicestershire 404 & 111-7 v Worcestershire 493
Reading! Yesterday’s report is here, and the big bit is here:
You can contact me! Do so! I loved hearing from all the Essex sorts yesterday about your pride in your team. Keep ‘em coming, and non-Essexites too! Here’s how:
I look forward to hearing from you! All that leaves me to say, as ever, is enjoy the cricket. Eight more days after this one!