Muchall looked very secure, but he offered chances to point and mid-wicket on 79 and 83 during a period after tea when he had to work hard to keep the board ticking over
Bell attempted to duplicate his game plan for domestic one-day cricket with Warwickshire, keeping the scoreboard ticking over
at a healthy rate, having been gifted an early confidence boost by seamer Kola Burger, a half-volley which he cut for four to get off the mark.
Mark Ramprakash used his vast experience to keep the innings ticking over
by hitting 23 off 24 balls, but none of Surrey's bighitters contributed when it mattered and they almost stuttered to the climax of their innings.
The Waughs steadily kept the score ticking over
and added 30 for the fourth wicket before Mark gave a return catch to spinner Saqlain Mushtaq.
They have had little practice in overcoming the less celebrated practitioners of slow bowling, though, and the problems in keeping the scoreboard ticking over
when conditions favoured the bowler.
The home side batted first and kept the scoreboard ticking over
to 254-7 in their 55 overs, Henry Langford leading the run gathering on 64.
Mark Webb, with 49, and James Neale, who added 40, kept Olton's reply ticking over
before Tom Weaver took four for 28 to help Bridgnorth apply the brakes, Olton closing on 166 for nine.
But such was the ferocity of Flintoff's assault that Collingwood did not have to keep the scoreboard ticking over
and he admitted that having the Lancashire all rounder in that mood at the other end does help his role.
Having restricted Moseley Ashfield to 149 for eight, they were ticking over
nicely at 58 for one from 22 overs before the rain closed in.
Rob Hughes and Bell kept the score board ticking over
but Young and Boroughs, bowling in tandem from the 17th over slowed the scoring rate and put the brake on for Walsall.
Leamington lost opener Lee Hopkins for a duck but Alex Phillips stood firm to keep the scoreboard ticking over
as the Lewis boys, Mark (13) and Tom (39), offered solid support.
Pershore's reply was ticking over
nicely at 112 for four in the 30th over with Jayden Waters not out on 51 when play ended.