At close of play, Prince was on 104 off 154 balls, hitting 14 fours. He came to the crease when Lancs were two wickets down for three runs, with his old Proteas teammate Alviro Petersen trudging back after scoring one. He was lbw to Rory Kleinveldt, the second of the Cape Cobras seamer’s victims.
Prince’s stand helped to level out Kleinveldt’s bowling figures to 2-68 off 17 and Lancashire went in at 216-4, still 169 behind.
Prince still has much to do.
Keaton Jennings fell an agonising two runs short of a century as Durham fought against Middlesex’s first innings offering of 463 at Lord’s.
But what a contribution that proved to be. It gave Durham a fighting chance as they ended on 294, 169 behind. Then the bowlers got to work and Middlesex, on their home ground, were blasted out for 89.
Nick Compton, who scored 50 in Middlesex’s first innings, was out for five, and the highest scorer was their No 11 batsman, Tim Murtagh, with 22.
But it was hero to zero, literally, for Jennings, who faced just six balls before becoming the first of two wickets to fall for 24. It is interestingly poised, with Durham needing 235 runs, with eight wickets in hand, to secure their third win in as many matches.
Jennings, captain of the 2011 SA Under-19s, has scored 197 runs in his six innings this season, at an average of 32.83.
For Somerset, former Titans and Western Province seamer Alfonso Thomas battled heroically to help contain Worcestershire to 402, taking 4-81 off 23 overs. It was a curates’s egg, for he had 101 dot balls among the 138 he sent down. A total of 81 off 37 is harsh reading.
But give him his due: he was making his first appearance after recovering from a broken leg, sustained while playing golf.
At New Road, Worcestershire, time was called when the last wicket fell, with the home team leading by 152 runs.
Johann Myburgh, who scored 11 in Somerset’s first innings of 250, will be in action on the resumption, weather permitting.
Jacques Rudolph made a solid contribution of 43 off 64 balls when Glamorgan went in to challenge Derbyshire’s 205. He put on most of the runs in an opening stand of 61 with James Kettlebrough (17) but was lbw to the medium pace of Shiv Thakor after whacking six fours off 47 balls. Colin Ingram was at the crease with two at the close.
Compiled by Mark Salter