David Lloyd

David Lloyd is a former chief cricket correspondent of PA and the Evening Standard

Somerset players show their concern for Paul Horton after a blow which forced him to retire hurt

Somerset v Lancashire, Taunton, 4th day

Horton recovers to seal Lancashire draw

Paul Horton resumed from his disturbing blow from Alfonso Thomas to help seal a draw for Lancashire against title-chasing Somerset

Craig Overton fell one short of a maiden hundred

Somerset v Lancashire, Taunton, 3rd day

Overton painfully short in classy display

The shot may give Craig Overton nightmares for a week or two but the 20-year-old would be well advised to concentrate on just how well he played fir his 99

Marcus Trescothick cruised to a century after a tricky start

Somerset v Lancashire, Taunton, 2nd day

Trescothick sets new Taunton mark

Marcus Trescothick's 54th first-class hundred took him past Lionel Palairet's 100-year-old record for the most runs scored at Taunton by one batsman

Paul Horton was steady in a tricky period before the close

Somerset v Lancashire, Taunton, 1st day

Lancashire lean on Horton hundred

Paul Horton's first century of the Championship season could hardly have been better timed, or of greater value, for a Lancashire side fighting for their Division One lives

Jimmy Adams struck two fours and a six in his 29

Hampshire v Gloucestershire, NatWest T20 Blast, Ageas Bowl

Hampshire hold off Howell onslaught

Jimmy Adams and Will Smith played key roles as Hampshire clung on for a two-run win against Gloucestershire

Daniel Bell-Drummond hit 59 off 30 balls

Kent v Essex, Canterbury, 4th day

Bell-Drummond buckles down

Kent earned the draw that had looked odds-on the night before but could so easily have eluded them once the visitors scented blood during a morning session of pressure cricket that was wonderful to watch

James Foster chipped in with a quick 46

Kent v Essex, Canterbury, 3rd day

Bonus points dash costs Essex

Essex's limited-overs style pursuit of 400 cost them any chance of establishing a daunting first-innings lead over Kent

Ravi Bopara made a composed 44-ball half-century

Kent v Essex, Canterbury, 2nd day

Bopara, Westley answer coach's call

Ravi Bopara and Tom Westley both recorded unbeaten centuries as Essex made a strong statement in reply to Kent's first-innings 387

Darren Stevens made a run-a-ball 75

Kent v Essex, Canterbury, 1st day

Time is of the essence for Mills

Time-keeping has been a bit of an issue for Essex of late. So when Tymal Mills trotted onto the field some 80 minutes after his colleagues, a few in the crowd may have wondered whether another disciplinary ruling could be expected.

Kevin Pietersen in conversation with new Surrey coach Graham Ford

Hampshire v Surrey, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day

Result 'first option' despite rain - Ford

History suggests that this rain-ravaged contest between two of the second division's likelier promotion candidates is heading for a dull draw after losing all but 74 of a possible 288 overs across the first three days