Surrey stay ahead as Hampshire and Lancashire seal dramatic wins

Surrey retained top spot in the LV=County Championship after Will Jacks’ second half of the game guided them to a tense three-wicket win over Somerset on Wednesday.

Jacks kept his composure to hit 62 and guide the visitors past their target of 193 on the final day in Taunton.

Lewis Gregory had previously finished unbeaten on 110 as Somerset, also with a 42 assist from Peter Siddle, took their second set tally to 394.

It gave them a chance to win but, despite four for 61 from Kasey Aldridge, it wasn’t enough.

Surrey led Division One just three points behind Hampshire, who secured a thrilling two-wicket win over Yorkshire at the Ageas Bowl thanks to a boundary-filling 67 from Liam Dawson.

Dawson hit 11 fours and a six, and shared a crucial 67-point position with Keith Barker (21), to pull his team out of trouble after slipping to 103-for-six chasing 197.

Yorkshire had been knocked out for 178 in their second innings after losing their last five wickets for 75.

Luke Wells hit a stunning unbeaten 175 as Lancashire overtook rivals Roses to claim third place with a four-wicket win over Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Wells, who started day two not out, made 285 deliveries and hit 22 fours and a six to see his team go home.

Warwickshire were firmly in the game when the visitors slipped to 93 for four but Wells’ fifth wicket of 162 with Rob Jones (62) proved the difference despite Oliver Hannon-Dalby’s three for three for 77.

Jacob Duffy took five wickets on his debut to help Kent secure their first victory of the season over Gloucestershire at Canterbury.

The New Zealander finished with second set numbers of five for 66 as Gloucestershire were knocked out for 213 in their second set despite 59 from Glenn Phillips.

This left Kent chasing just 88 for the win and they did so for the loss of two wickets after 30 from Ben Compton.

Glamorgan moved up to third place in Division Two as they secured a five-wicket win over Sussex in Cardiff despite more of a challenge from Oli Carter.

Carter followed his first run 185 with 83 second times and Delray Rawlins added 57, but the visitors’ 258 left Glamorgan needing just 141.

Sam Northeast (45 not out) and Kiran Carlson (45) made the main contributions as the Welsh side prevailed in 39.1 overs.

Durham and Worcestershire settled for a draw after races continued to sink at Chester-le-Street.

Worcestershire were eventually knocked out for 550 in response to Durham’s gigantic opening rounds 642 for seven declared with Ed Barnard making 128, Gareth Roderick finishing unbeaten on 45 and last man Dillon Pennington adding 44.

Durham were 102 unbeaten, with Michael Jones 50 unbeaten and Rachin Ravindra 46 unbeaten, when time was called.

Surrey stay ahead as Hampshire and Lancashire seal dramatic wins

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