County Championship Division One: Bairstow and Plunkett steal the headlines on Monday

Hampshire find themselves in trouble at Headingley whereas Warwickshire have work to do and Lancashire have a first innings lead.

County Championship Division One: Bairstow and Plunkett steal the headlines on Monday
Jonny Bairstow hit the first double-hundred of the season (Photo- Getty Images)

It was another exciting day of action in the County Championship Division One, on Day Two of the second round of matches this season. 

Yorkshire - Hampshire

Jonny Bairstow completed his first double-century of the season as he and Liam Plunkett helped Yorkshire reach 593-8 declared on day two at Headingley as the latter smashed 126 from just 120 balls. Bairstow was finally sent back by Tom Alsop for 246 off 270 as Alsop, James Tomlinson and Chris Wood each finished with two wickets apiece.

In return, the visitors finished on a precarious 141-5 with James Vince holding the Hampshire innings together on an unbeaten 76 with Ryan Sidebottom and Plunkett each grabbing two wickets. The visitors will resume 452 runs behind on Tuesday, hoping to bat for as long as possible before a likely follow on gets enforced.

Middlesex - Warwickshire

Warwickshire also have a long way to go to each first innings parity at Lord’s as they closed on 146-4 on day two after Varun Chopra was bowled by Tim Murtagh for 57 whereas Jonathan Trott is 62 not out and after his century last week, Ian Bell made just 14. England fans will also be keeping an eye on Steven Finn, who took two Warwickshire wickets.

Earlier in the day Middlesex had been bowled out for 452 as Jeetan Patel returned 4-80 but the Bears still trail by 306, so also have a huge day of batting ahead of them come Tuesday morning.

Lancashire - Nottinghamshire

It’s rather closer at Old Trafford where Lancashire have two first innings wickets remaining and a 69-run lead with Liam Livingstone 63 not out overnight on debut. Livingstone is accompanied by Kyle Jarvis, who is unbeaten on 36, as Alex Davies added 55 and Alviro Petersen 48 earlier on in the day. Opening bowlers Jake Ball and Stuart Broad both took three wickets for Nottinghamshire who will look to wrap up Lancashire’s first innings early on day three.