Paceman Jimmy Anderson misses out on Lancashire title tilt after the England star is left exhausted by 4 gruelling Tests in opposition to India
- Lancashire face leaders Hampshire in the hunt for their first title in a decade
- Lancashire might be with out England’s report wicket-taker Jimmy Anderson
- Fourth-placed Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire, in second, additionally in hunt
Lancashire might be with out Jimmy Anderson because the County Championship heads for an exhilarating conclusion subsequent week, with 4 groups within the hunt for the trophy going into the ultimate spherical.
Leaders Hampshire — who face Lancashire at Liverpool and haven’t gained the title since 1973 — are simply 6.5 factors forward of fourth-placed Nottinghamshire, who host Yorkshire at Trent Bridge. Warwickshire, in second, meet Somerset at Edgbaston.
But Lancashire, who’re bidding for his or her first championship title in a decade, should attempt to full the job with out England’s report wicket-taker, who’s exhausted after 4 gruelling Tests in opposition to India.
Lancashire might be with out Jimmy Anderson for last County Championship match subsequent week
He bowled 163.3 overs within the collection. Only team-mate Ollie Robinson, with 166.2 overs, had a heavier workload on both aspect.
The information comes as a blow to Lancashire, who’re already with out quick bowler Saqib Mahmood due to a aspect pressure.
Anderson’s 4 championship matches this summer season introduced him 11 wickets at seven apiece, whereas his final 10 matches within the competitors, together with six in 2019, have yielded 41 wickets at underneath 9.
Yorkshire’s hopes of a primary title since 2015 have been ended on Wednesday by Warwickshire at Headingley, as they slumped from their in a single day 50 for 3 to 117 all out to lose by 106 runs.
Yorkshire’s hopes of a primary title since 2015 have been ended by Warwickshire at Headingley
Chris Woakes took three for 26, and completed with match figures of six for 66, whereas Tim Bresnan held six catches at first slip — one in need of the world report for an outfielder.
But Yorkshire nonetheless have an opportunity of the top-two end that might guarantee them a spot within the last of the Bob Willis Trophy.
They must beat Nottinghamshire — who’re additionally chasing a primary title since 2010, regardless of dropping to Hampshire on Tuesday — and hope different outcomes go their approach.
Meanwhile, if Lancashire beat Hampshire, and Warwickshire take a most 24 factors from their sport in opposition to Somerset — who’ve misplaced all three Division One matches — the trophy would return to Edgbaston for the primary time since 2012.