County cricket: the week’s final over

Six observations from the week’s county cricket action, including praise for Lancashire, James Weighell, Mason Crane, Kent, Joe Leach and Matt Henry

By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog, part of the Guardian Sport Network

To the surprise of many, including a fair few who sport the red rose, Lancashire lead Division One after their pasting of fellow promoted side Surrey, whose sorry season continues. With James Anderson bending the ball for England, Steven Croft needed one of his seamers to step up and Kyle Jarvis did exactly that, the Zimbabwean channeling the spirit of thousands of Lancashire League seamers from years gone by, wobbling it a bit in the air and a bit off the spring earth of northern England to take 11 wickets in the match. Next, Lancashire go to Headingley for a huge match against Yorkshire and Surrey go back to the drawing board.

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