County Championship review: Morne Morkel helps Surrey to innings win

Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel

A review of the latest action in the Specsavers County Championship, where Morne Morkel helped Surrey to an innings victory over Hampshire.

Surrey's relentless bowling attack ripped through Hampshire to set up an innings win at the Ageas Bowl and continue their unbeaten start to the Specsavers County Championship campaign.

Amar Virdi and Morne Morkel both grabbed three wickets, with Rikki Clarke following his five-for in the first innings with two more scalps as Surrey won with Hampshire still 58 in arrears after bowling them out for 175.

Rilee Rossouw was left unbeaten on 39 as the hosts were unable to pass Surrey's first-innings total of 368.

A magnificent late morning and afternoon bowling display led Essex to a third win of the season, beating Lancashire by five wickets.

An eventful day on and off the field saw an air ambulance land on the outfield during the morning to attend to a medical emergency, delaying play for 30 minutes.

Essex were bowled out for 302 - a first-innings lead of one - shortly before lunch having started on 221 for six, with Neil Wagner and Sam Cook sharing a crucial 42 for the 10th wicket.

Lancashire were then bowled out for 105 second time around, leaving the visitors a target of 105 after tea, which they achieved for the loss of five wickets.

Tom Moores hit his maiden century as Nottinghamshire fought back hard against Somerset.

The 21-year-old son of head coach Peter Moores scored 103 to build on excellent work from Steven Mullaney (94), Jake Libby (69), Chris Nash (66) and Samit Patel (55) and help his side to 468 for eight at the close, a lead of 210 following on.

Lewis Hill's highest score of the season saw Leicestershire cruise to Division Two victory, beating Northamptonshire by six wickets to claim back-to-back wins for the first time since 2010.

Hill and Paul Horton added 148 for the second wicket in pursuit of 217 - almost treble the previous highest stand in the game.

Hill fell with 19 needed, for 85, leaving Colin Ackermann to complete victory with a punchy 42 in 40 balls.

Kent's Matt Henry put the skids under Gloucestershire to raise the prospect of a fourth consecutive win.

The New Zealand paceman returned figures of six for 58 as Gloucestershire, dismissed for 240 in reply to Kent's mammoth 582 for nine declared, conceded a first-innings deficit of 342.

Kent enforced the follow-on and the home side negotiated 25 overs to reach the close on 73 without loss, requiring a further 269 to avoid an innings defeat.

Gareth Harte's maiden first-class century put Durham in line for an improbable victory over Derbyshire.

Harte battled with the tail to guide Durham to a total of 376, which included a mammoth 81 extras, leaving Derbyshire 268 to win the match.

Matt Salisbury and Chris Rushworth took quick wickets to leave the visitors four down, needing 199 runs on the final day.

Usman Khawaja's debut century for Glamorgan against Warwickshire has set up a fascinating final day.

Khawaja's classy 125 - his 23rd first-class ton - lifted Glamorgan to 323 all out, setting the home side a victory target of 294.

Warwickshire closed the third day on 25 without loss - leaving both teams with everything to play for.

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