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Lumb takes charge at Headingley

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE, Headingley:
CLOSE OF PLAY, DAY ONE: Hampshire 227-4
(Hants 1pt, Yorks 1pt)
23-26 September


Michael Lumb
Lumb's father Richard hit 11,723 first-class runs in 14 years for Yorkshire

Michael Lumb top scored for Hampshire at Headingley as Yorkshire got just one of the six points they need to be sure of avoiding relegation to Division Two.

The son of ex-Yorkshire opener Richard Lumb hit an unbeaten 72 as Hampshire ended a gloomy, weather-restricted Leeds day on 227-4 in 75 overs.

Lumb, who started his own career with Yorkshire, and Jimmy Adams (51) both hit half centuries.

Liam Dawson helped Adams put on 95 for the first wicket after being put in.

There were angry scenes from frustrated spectators during the morning when umpires Nigel Cowley and Martin Bodenham ruled that the light was not good enough to get the game under way.

Disgruntled fans were quick to make their views known, Cowley bearing the brunt of the verbal assault. And, on one occasion when he walked to the middle to assess the situation he was accompanied by a ground steward.

It was decided to take an early lunch, before play finally began with no further interruptions - and 21 overs lost.

Yorkshire were led on to the field by their popular South African Kolpak paceman, Deon Kruis, who got a warm reception in his last match after five summers at Headingley.

But it was not until the introduction of left-arm spinner David Wainwright that Yorkshire earned the breakthrough, his third delivery to Dawson being flicked to midwicket.

Adams completed his half century from 104 deliveries but, soon after tea, he was bowled off an inside edge attempting to drive Kruis.

Left-hander Lumb made a comfortable start against his old county, cover driving Wainwright effortlessly for four. But he lost Chris Benham soon after Ajmal Shahzad took over from the economical Kruis, home skipper Anthony McGrath holding onto an outstanding catch leaping to his right in the slips.

Sean Ervine then gave positive support in a 67-run stand in 11 overs before attempting to force McGrath away outside off-stump and getting caught behind.

But Nic Pothas defended stoutly until the close, by which time Lumb's 72 had come off 128 balls, with 10 boundaries.



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