No hat-trick. But tumbleweed spotted blowing over the Chester-le-Street pitch.
Meanwhile at Trent Bridge, unbeaten fifties for YJB (73) and Adam Lyth. Yorkies 143-1, a lead of 43.
Cover your eyes Durham-ites: 48-5. Just two ducks so far - a couple of wickets for Luke Wood and three for Tom Bailey. Sorry, in the time it took me to answer the door, now 49-7 with Liam Hurt on a hat-trick....
So Leaning goes from an unbeaten double century straight into to a stunning slip catch in the first over of Sussex’s reply.
WHAT A CATCH @JackLeaning1!!!! Live Stream ➡️ https://t.co/6i7Pcm49ax #SuperKent150 pic.twitter.com/DSnEzW5Mo1
While you ponder YJB’s 44 not out, here are some fabulous recipe suggestions that are too good not to share. Thank you all!
From Dennis Johns:Not too much to say about Surrey this morning but my word, that article on the haal is one I’ve gone back to time and again. Just glorious writing about a wonderful human thing. Anna Jones is undoubtedly the queen of modern vegetarian cooking, this is one I make all the time. The ‘smash’/chermoula you can basically add to almost anything and make it taste nicer even if you don’t want to do the whole recipe. This is a pretty good black daal, getting ingredients depends where you live (I can get them from my corner shop but that’s the beauty of this exciting part of Sheffield). And this is a halloumi pie. That’s halloumi, in a pie. Yes. One for all the hallouminati.
@tjaldred for vegetarian food, try @TheCurryGuy cookbook. It was our lockdown special. Really easy to convert the meat dishes with paneer, cauliflower or potatoes.
@tjaldred I've been gradually working my way through Gill Meller's "Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower" for the designated veggie days this summer. Some stunning recipes.
Chester le Street: Durham 180 (Lees 66; Gleeson 3-32) and 21-4 ( v Lancs 380 (Bohannon 75; Salisbury 4-57)
Grace Road: Leicestershire 199 (Dearden 70; Melton 4-22) and 67-2 v Derbyshire 408 (Madsen 103)
A double-ton for Jack Leaning too as he and Jordan Cox smash through the records – at 394 this is now the highest-ever maiden-century stand for Kent.
What a morning! Lunch scores to follow.
So the Bob has identified the two worst batting line-ups in the Championship. Durham (currently 5-3, trail Lancs by 123, two in two overs from Tom Bailey) and Glamorgan (currently 30-odd needed to avoid the follow-on - despite a brave effort by Billy Root) Is that fair?
WOW! 19 year old Jordan Cox has a double century in just his fifth first-class game, 25 fours, three sixes and a bucketload of potential.
Rain has stopped play at Chester-le-Street, while Gloucestershire have lost Chris Dent for a duck to BressieLad. 19-1, trail Warwicks by 18.
Not cricket, but does anyone have any easy go-to vegetarian recipes up their sleeve? I’m so bored of cooking the same things all the time. No celery.
Swerving quickly past the action at Chester le Street, Essex are batting swimmingly, Cook out for 42 but Westley and Chopra smooth as anything. And at Canterbury, Jordan Cox teeters on the edge of a wonderful milestone.
Those rumours of retirement were ridiculous says Jimmy Anderson (ahem).
Jimmy Anderson dismisses retirement talk and vows to silence doubters. By Vic Marks https://t.co/gBkj7V69oq
A catastrophic first hour for Glamorgan, who have gone from cruise-control to intensive care. Now 203 for 6, they still need 53 to avoid the follow-on. Joe Leach 4-35.
Lancashire all out with a lead of 128 which I suspect Durham will approach with a sense of impending doom.
Salisbury pins Gleeson, Lancs all out. #ForTheNorth pic.twitter.com/hSuBUNtfbv
Two fours so far to the ginger prince, batting at No.3 for Yorkshire. How much does he want a century? More than I want a second coffee, and that need is cavernous.
Miserable news for Liam Dawson who is out for the season after rupturing his achilles yesterday.
More injury worries: Chris Rushworth, who is off the field at Durham, and Jake Ball who is off the field at Trent Bridge.
Hampshire all out for 296 with a lead of 44 over Middlesex. The last two wickets were hoovered up by Tim Murtagh, who finishes with four wickets. Business as usual.
A second for big, burly Joe Leach and at 197-4, Glamorgan need another 59 to avoid the follow-on. Billy Root remains, 60 not out.
Scuttle outside to quickly hang up some washing, all sorts happens. And it is not good news for Glamorgan – Carlson caught at second slip off Joe Leach – or Yorkshire, where a revitalised Zak Chappell persuades Kohler-Cadmore to also edge to second slip. And a first Surrey wicket for Adam Finch. Yorks 12-1, Essex 33-1, Glamorgan 189-3.
Here is the piece by Osman Samiuddin referenced by Andy Bull. We published The Haal of Pakistan in The Nightwatchman magazine (sorry about the plug) nearly seven years ago, and it is as brilliant a read now as it was then.
And, if you’ve got something to say, please do contact me at [email protected] or @tjaldred. Only a tenuous connection to cricket required.
“Chal para kaam, chaloji, pakro,” Andy Bull on Azhar Ali and the Pakistan captaincy.
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A really lovely piece by Ali Martin on Chris Woakes.
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Some news from Taunton:
NEWS: Somerset fast bowler Nathan Gilchrist has decided to leave the Club and join Kent next season#WeAreSomerset
It’s Monday morning so it must be county cricket – except in Northampton, where the match was over in two days, triumphant Somerset juggernauting onwards to Edgbaston, where they face Warwickshire on Saturday.
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