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Somerset v Lancashire: Steven Davies scores century on day one for home side

Tom Abell (left) and Steven Davies added 119 for Somerset’s fifth wicket Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (day one): Somerset 330-9: Davies 111; Parkinson 4-68 Lancashire: Yet to bat Somerset 3 pts, Lancashire 3 pts Scorecard Steven Davies scored 111 in Somerset’s total of 330-9 on day one of their Championship match against title-chasing Lancashire at Taunton. Matt Parkinson has figures of 4-68 for Lancashire, who started 36 points behind Division One leaders Essex. Davies put on 119 with captain Tom Abell (46) for the…

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England v South Africa: Joe Root scores 184 not out in first Test as skipper

England v South Africa: Joe Root’s unbeaten century rescues England First Investec Test, Lord’s, day one England 357-5: Root 184*, Moeen 61*, Stokes 56, Philander 3-46 South Africa: Yet to bat Scorecard Joe Root scored a brilliant unbeaten 184 on his first day as England Test captain to put his side in control against South Africa. Arriving at the crease with England 17-2, the 26-year-old then saw them slump to 74-4. But Root steadied the ship with Ben Stokes and then made hay with Moeen Ali as England closed on…

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