Will Jacks’ beautiful 150 not out helped LV= Insurance coverage County Championship leaders Surrey out of bother and right into a place of power in opposition to Essex on the Kia Oval.
Surrey had been 159 runs adrift of Essex after staggering to 112 for seven on day two and that precarious place may need been even worse had Sir Alastair Cook dinner held on to a slip probability with Jacks on 9.
Jacks capitalised on the drop, getting assist from Tom Lawes (19) and Kemar Roach (29), and exploded into motion when Surrey fell 9 down, thumping Simon Harmer for 2 sixes en route to 3 figures.
Worse was to observe for Harmer as he conceded 23 in his subsequent over, together with three successive sixes, whereas Matt Critchley leaked 26 in 5 balls as Jacks went from 100 to 150 in simply 16 deliveries.
Surrey had been all out for 319 and a 48-run lead earlier than Daniel Worrall, whose resistance for 17 balls allowed Jacks to excel, took centre stage himself. With six overs remaining within the day he adopted up his first-innings six for 56 by eradicating Sir Alastair Cook dinner and Sam Cook dinner as Essex closed on 19 for 2.
Elsewhere in Division One, Yorkshire had been left within the lurch by their former seamer Jack Brooks, whose three for 38 put Somerset in command at Taunton.
Tom Abell added simply two his in a single day 114 however Lewis Gregory’s 77 carried Somerset to 424 all out, with England spinner Dom Bess taking 4 wickets, nevertheless it was Brooks’ influence which left Yorkshire wobbling.
Brooks, who performed for Yorkshire from 2013-2018, snared captain Adam Lyth earlier than accounting for the in-form Harry Brook and Matthew Revis from back-to-back balls because the White Rose closed on 167 for 4.
Joe Denly’s 70 not out, plus an unbeaten 40 from Jordan Cox, carried Kent to 198 for 4 of their second innings and a lead of 138 in opposition to Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Sam Hain fell for 99 as Warwickshire had been all out for 225 and a 60-run first-innings lead, with Navdeep Saini taking 5 for 72 on debut for Kent, who recovered from 105 for 4 because of Denly and Cox.
Jack White’s 5 for 14 turned the tide in Northamptonshire’s favour in opposition to Lancashire at Wantage Street.
India spinner Washington Sundar took a five-for on Lancashire debut as Northamptonshire fell to 235 all out nevertheless it was quickly put within the shade by White’s figures of 13-6-14-5 because the Purple Rose collapsed in a heap to 132. Northamptonshire went to stumps on 25 for one of their second innings.
James Vince fell 5 runs in need of a century in Hampshire’s 457 all out, with Keith Barker bludgeoning a quickfire 50 off 38 balls, in opposition to Gloucestershire at Cheltenham.
Gloucestershire closed on 43 for 2 in response.
Ben Duckett’s 241 and Haseeb Hameed’s 196 in a record-breaking 402 from 513 balls carried Division Two table-toppers Nottinghamshire to 618 for eight declared in opposition to Derbyshire.
The partnership was a Nottinghamshire report for the second wicket and the fifth highest for that wicket within the historical past of the competitors, with Derbyshire closing on 164 for 2 at Derby.
Cheteshwar Pujara’s 231 shaped the spine of Sussex’s 523 all out in opposition to Middlesex, who closed on 103 with out loss at Lord’s courtesy of an unbroken century stand from Sam Robson (45 not out) and Mark Stoneman (47no).
Wiaan Mulder’s unbeaten 147 carried Leicestershire to 387 for 5 after they’d elected to bat first on the opening day of their fixture in opposition to Glamorgan at Grace Street.