County Championship round-up: Surrey batsmen Amla and Pope pile on the runs towards Hampshire

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County Championship round-up: Ollie Pope hits divine ton however is upstaged by Hashim Amla as Surrey piled on the runs towards Hampshire… and England Check hopeful Dan Lawrence scores 90 for Essex

  • Hashim Amla hit an unbeaten 215, whereas Ollie Pope made 131 on the Oval 
  • Pope has scored 452 championship runs at a median of 75 this season 
  • Dan Lawrence helped Essex rack up 561 for eight towards Worcestershire

Ollie Pope had a winter to neglect, however an innings of 131 as Surrey crushed Hampshire on the Oval added to the suspicion that this can be his summer time.

Pope, who lately scored 245 towards Leicestershire, now has 452 championship runs at a median of 75 — although he was outshone by Hashim Amla. 

On the scene of his triple-century for South Africa in 2012, Amla — after three geese in 4 innings — made a simple unbeaten 215 as Surrey reached 513 for 3, a lead of 421.

Surrey batsman Ollie Pope has scored 452 championship runs at an average of 75

Surrey batsman Ollie Pope has scored 452 championship runs at a median of 75

Despite his divine ton, he was outshone by Hashim Amla, who made an effortless unbeaten 215

Regardless of his divine ton, he was outshone by Hashim Amla, who made a simple unbeaten 215

Haseeb Hameed failed narrowly in his quest for a 3rd century in 4 knocks as Nottinghamshire pressed for his or her first victory in 30 first-class video games.

Hameed was bowled by Derbyshire leg-spinner Matt Critchley for 94, having placed on 157 with Ben Duckett.

Darren Stevens celebrated his forty fifth birthday together with his thirtieth first-class five-for however then made a duck as kent subsided to 74 all out at Cardiff, and allowed Glamorgan to walk to a 10-wicket win. 

Dan Lawrence made 90 as champions Essex racked up 561 for eight against Worcestershire

Dan Lawrence made 90 as champions Essex racked up 561 for eight towards Worcestershire

One other golden oldie did the injury: Australian seamer Michael Hogan, who turns 40 this month, took 5 for 28.

Check hopeful Dan Lawrence made 90 as champions Essex racked up 561 for eight towards Worcestershire at New Highway, solely three weeks after making 490 for 9 towards them at Chelmsford. There was additionally a century for captain Tom Westley.

Durham took management at Chester-le-Avenue as openers Alex Lees and Will Younger hit tons of in response to Warwickshire’s meagre whole of 87. 

The house aspect closed on 287 for 4.