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Surrey rewrites record books as Lancashire and Northamptonshire take control

Surrey broke the world record for highest scoring innings without a batter making a century after racking up a whopping 671 for declared nine in their LV=Insurance County Championship game against Kent.

The Division One leaders also tied the first-class record – seven – for the number of players making half-centuries without going beyond triple digits.

After Ollie Pope and Ryan Patel hit 96 and 76 respectively on day one, Jamie Overton hit 93 on 92 balls, Ben Foakes hit 91, Sam Curran 78, Colin de Grandhomme 66 and Jordan Clark 54 not for the dominant visitors, for whom last man Dan Worrall added an unbeaten 44.

In response, Kent hit 45-to-one at the stumps of Beckenham – a deficit of 626.

Northamptonshire racked up their biggest tally against Warwickshire – 597 for six – to put the champions under serious pressure at Edgbaston.

Needing 448 to avoid the sequel, Warwickshire will resume on 88 for two, their decision to play first on benign ground having backfired spectacularly.

After Ricardo Vasconcelos and Will Young scored ages on day one, Luke Procter added another – an unbeaten 100 on 199 balls – backed up by Josh Cobb’s 66.

Tom Abell’s first-class 10th Century tightened Somerset’s grip on their game with Gloucestershire in Bristol.

The visiting skipper hit a measured 142, while Lewis Gregory contributed a sparkling 89 as his side took their one-night opener total from 319 for four to 591 for seven declared.

In the end, Gloucestershire had struggled to 119 for four in response, Jack Leaching claiming three for 29 from 13 overs.

At Headingley, Keaton Jennings shot a stunning 238 to record Lancashire’s highest individual score in a Roses game on another dominant day against Yorkshire.

The fly-half’s third career double century backed his side’s mammoth tally of 566 for nine declared before Yorkshire closed on 53 for two, leaving them trailing by 513 points.

In the Second Division, Shan Masood marked his third century of a remarkable season to stay on track for 1,000 runs before the end of May as Derbyshire took over Worcestershire.

The Pakistani southpaw completed 113 out of 131 for the hosts to take his combined tally to 826 for the season.

Derbyshire plundered 172 runs in 36 overs between lunch and tea before Worcestershire fought back to leave the home side on 274 for four, trailing by 94.

Former Australian bowler James Pattinson fired four for 49 as Nottinghamshire fired Middlesex for 195 en route to establishing a 226-point lead at Lord’s.

Pattinson’s excellent effort came on the heels of Luke Fletcher’s thrilling 50 at number 11, which took the visitors to 415, despite four for 64 for Toby Roland-Jones and six catches for Middlesex wicketkeeper John Simpson .

After opting not to apply the follow-up, Nottinghamshire added six points without a loss before the stumps.

Billy Root orchestrated a Glamorgan fightback against Durham at the Riverside.

Glamorgan looked in deep trouble at 163 for seven in response to Durham’s 311 but Root, well backed up by Michael Neser, turned the tables and helped the visitors to 365 with an 88 shot.

Michael Hogan and Neser then knocked out Durham hitters Sean Dickson and Keegan Petersen to leave the hosts struggling on 39 for two in their second inning, still 15 runs behind.

Elsewhere, a fine century of Tom Clark helped Sussex establish a dominant position against Leicestershire.

Just five wickets fell at UptonSteel County Ground on Friday, with Sussex closing on 386 for six and holding a 176 first innings lead.

Surrey rewrites record books as Lancashire and Northamptonshire take control

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