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Lancashire v Essex: Haseeb Hameed holds up leaders with gritty half-century

Haseeb Hameed
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Emirates Old Trafford (day two):
Lancashire 222-8: Hameed 85*; Porter 4-54
Essex: Yet to bat
Lancs 1 pt, Essex 2 pts
Scorecard

A gritty 85 not out by Lancashire’s Haseeb Hameed limited the damage of an impressive bowling display by Division One leaders Essex at Old Trafford.

After day one was lost to rain, Jamie Porter (4-54) struck early to reduce second-placed Lancashire to 65-5.

England Test opener Hameed made only his second Championship fifty of the season to guide his side to 222-8.

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