Bob Willis Trophy: Malan, Slater & Duckett score tons on rain-affected day

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Showers and foreboding:

Between the showers and the foreboding shadows,

there were some stand-apart exhibitions on the main day of the third round of games in the Bob Willis Trophy.

For Nottinghamshire’s Ben Slater,

it was an instance of asking Lancashire “would i be able to play you consistently?

” as he finished his second century of the opposition and his second against the Red Rose province this season.

In the interim,

Somerset kept on indicating their qualifications as top choices with another noteworthy bowling execution to excuse Warwickshire for only 121 at Edgbaston.

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There was additionally a century from previous England center request batsman Dawid Malan,

who proceeded with his promising beginning to existence with new district Yorkshire.

In spite of reprimanding misfortunes to Derbyshire and Yorkshire in the initial two rounds,

Nottinghamshire seem,

by all accounts,

to be in a solid situation against Lancashire.


The day had a place with returning left-hander Slater,

who was back in real life with his parent area subsequent to spending the initial two rounds on credit at Leicestershire.


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The 28-year-old scored 172 for the Foxes not long ago against Lancashire and followed up that top of the line profession best with his third Nottinghamshire ton on the initial day at Trent Bridge

. Slater (111 not out) partook in a 178-run association for the second wicket with Ben Duckett (116) as Nottinghamshire arrived at 268-2 preceding awful light and downpour saw play surrendered halfway through the night meeting.


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The gathering’s main two Yorkshire and Derbyshire are facing one another and the hosts look fit as a fiddle subsequent to losing the throw and being placed in at Headingley.

Subsequent to losing Tom Kohler-Cadmore in the second over of the day for a duck and afterward Jonny Bairstow (22) for another under-standard score,

Malan accumulated his first century in Yorkshire hues after 136 balls.

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The 32-year-old,

who left Middlesex the previous winter,

had proceeded onward to an unbeaten 145 by stumps as Yorkshire shut on 280-4.

At Grace Road,

a previous Yorkshire opener was proceeding with his promising structure as Durham finished 176-3 against Leicestershire.

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Alex lees:

Alex Lees (62 not out) arrived at his second 50 years of the opposition to go nearby an opening-round century against his previous bosses.

Remains and David Bedingham (96) put on 159 for the third wicket before the South African missed the mark regarding what might have been his first Durham century.

Focal Group By and by,

Somerset’s full scale crease assault easily took care of a resistance’s top request.

Regardless of deciding to bat first,

Warwickshire were rapidly in a tough situation at 15-3 as Craig Overton (3-17) took his wicket count to 17 for the opposition.

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Captain Tom Abell (3-4) at that point cleaned up the tail as the Bears just kept going 45.2 overs.

Somerset’s answer started liberally with Eddie Byrom (30) and Tom Lammonby (33) putting on 56 for the initial wicket.

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Abell (16 not out) handled 4,000 top of the line vocation runs and guided his side to 80-2 preceding terrible light and showers constrained an early completion.

A stop-start day at Northampton saw Worcestershire fight to 93-5 against Northamptonshire between the foreboding shadows and downpour.

Just Jack Haynes (38) and Brett D’Oliveira (24) had the option to mount such an organization,

with Nathan Buck (3-31) the pick of the bowlers.

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Tenacious downpour in Cardiff implied there was no play conceivable on the initial day among Glamorgan and Gloucestershire.

Wet climate likewise tragically commanded procedures in the South Group,

where every one of the three installations were seriously influenced.

Hove was the place most play was conceivable as gathering pioneers Essex took on Sussex and had the option to welcome back batsman Dan Lawrence from worldwide obligation and Ryan ten Doeschate from injury.

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Sussex were placed in when play was in the long run ready to begin at 14:30 BST,

and opener Phil Salt recorded his third 50 years of the crusade before he was one of Jamie Porter’s two wickets.

Overwhelming precipitation after tea implied no more play was conceivable after the 30 overs sent down toward the evening meeting as Sussex arrived at 93-2.


At Arundel,

Hampshire were apparently settling-in well to their impermanent home as they invited winless Surrey.

Ian Holland (4-22) had the ball swinging around corners from the off as his four early wickets decreased Surrey to 36-5.


Britain one-day opener Jason Roy was the fourth of those scalps as he offered no stroke to a ball that pinched back outside off and saw him leave leg before for only four.

Sussex loanee Laurie Evans at that point chose the best type of safeguard was assault as he immediately advanced toward an unbeaten 39 preceding precipitation in the end observed the day surrendered with Surrey on 79-5.


Just 57 balls were conceivable at Canterbury,

where Kent put Middlesex into bat as they hoped to expand on their triumph against Sussex.

Matt Milnes had the option to take an irregular got and bowled as from the start he requested ineffectively for leg before against Max Holden before pivoting mid-pitch and taking a circling risk off bat and cushion.

Umpire Neil Bainton was then glad to raise his finger.

Heavy storms after lunch left the St Lawrence Ground looking more like the close by River Stour than a cricket ground,

which means play was deserted for the day at 15:20 BST with Middlesex on 22-1.

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