County Championship: Sam Hain leads Warwickshire’s response towards Northants

Sam Hain

Sam Hain struck the 12th first-class century of his career against Northants
LV= County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day three)
Northamptonshire 597-6 dec: Vasconcelos 156, Young 134, Procter 100*, Cobb 66; McAndrew 3-121
Warwickshire 394-4: Hain 140*, Rhodes 99, Sibley 52
Warwickshire (4 pts) trail Northamptonshire (6 pts) by 203 runs with 6 wickets remaining
Match scorecard

Sam Hain led a strong Warwickshire response to Northamptonshire’s 597-6 as batters continued to make hay on the third day of their County Championship match.

Warwickshire began the day under pressure, on 88-2 needing 448 to avoid the follow-on, but responded with the requisite resilience as Hain reached 140 not out and Will Rhodes added 99 in a 201-run fourth-wicket stand to take them to 394-4.

Hain, whose career-best 208 arrived against Northamptonshire in 2014, played barely a false shot in seven hours at the crease and his reassuring presence helped Rhodes relocate some form and fluency. The captain’s six…