By Alex Moss
1 APRIL 2017 • 10:14PM
Title rivals Yorkshire and Lancashire both built up 12-6 overnight leads in their penultimate British Inter-Counties Championship Premier Division fixtures of the season today.
Defending champions Yorkshire are 12-6 ahead in their home clash with third place Cambridgeshire, while their nearest title challenges Lancashire lead by the same scoreline overnight in their trip to mid-table Nottinghamshire.
Yorkshire remain 30 points clear at the top heading into tomorrow’s final day of action this weekend, and they can still wrap up the title on Sunday if they pick up 10 more points overall than Lancashire.
Elsewhere, Lincolnshire are set to climb up the table as they hold an 11-7 lead overnight in their away fixture at fourth place Cheshire.
Seventh place Lincolnshire have provisionally climbed up one place into sixth spot, but they could move even higher if they can finish the job tomorrow.
Bottom side Essex and fifth place Warwickshire shared the points on offer today as they are level at 9-9 heading into tomorrow’s final day.
The two teams directly above Essex, Devon and Glamorgan, are also involved in a close contest, with hosts Devon narrowly 10-8 up on Glamorgan after the first day.
British Inter-Counties Championship
Premier Division Overnight Scores (April 1-2)
Devon 10-8 Glamorgan
Cheshire 7-11 Lincolnshire
Essex 9-9 Warwickshire
Nottinghamshire 6-12 Lancashire
Yorkshire 12-6 Cambridgeshire
Premier Division Overnight Table
1. Yorkshire 204 pts
2. Lancashire 174 pts
3. Cambridgeshire 145 pts
4. Cheshire 140 pts
5. Warwickshire 139 pts
6. Lincolnshire 138* pts
7. Nottinghamshire 134 pts
8. Devon 130* pts
9. Glamorgan 125 pts
10. Essex 117 pts
* penalty points deducted