Friday 11 September 2009 

County Cricket Round-Up: 11th September

County Cricket Round-Up: 11th September
County Cricket Round-Up: 11th September
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LV County Championship Division One, day three

Durham need only to draw their match against Nottinghamshire to retain the LV County Championship. In reply to Durham's 648 for five declared, Nottinghamshire were bowled out for 384 and asked to follow on. There were half-centuries for Alex Hales (62), Ali Brown (59), Chris Read (65) and Darren Pattinson (59) but it wasn't enough as Liam Plunkett picked up six for 85. Following on, Nottinghamshire were 52 for two.

Hampshire gave themselves a huge boost in their survival fight by completing a ten-wicket win over Worcestershire. Alexei Kervezee hit 56 as Worcestershire, already relegated, made 227 in their second innings, Dominic Cork doing most of the damage with five for 15. Jimmy Adams then scored all seven runs in Hampshire's winning run chase.

Further half-centuries from Jim Troughton (85), Tim Ambrose (50) and Rikki Clarke (52 not out) pushed Warwickshire well clear of Sussex, who made 254 in their first innings. Warwickshire were bowled out for 428 despite Piyush Chawla's four wickets. Sussex, batting again, reached 113 for three, Naqaash Tahir, Chris Woakes and Boyd Rankin taking a wicket apiece. After Hampshire's win, Sussex are now still in relegation trouble, dropping into eighth place.

Craig Kieswetter added 153 and Peter Trego 80 before Somerset declared on 557 for eight against Lancashire, who were dismissed for 344 on day two. In their second innings, Lancashire were 87 for two, losing openers Paul Horton (32) and Luke Sutton (16).

LV County Championship Divsion Two, day three

Surrey continued to struggle against Northamptonshire, closing the day on 116 for three in their second innings having eventually bowled Northamptonshire out for 492. Rob White, Andrew Hall and Johannes van der Wath bolstered Northamptonshire's score and Rangana Herath ripped through the tail to take four for 151. Nicky Boje picked up two wickets and Monty Panesar one as Surrey began their second innings.

Kent continued their charge towards promotion by bowling Middlesex out for 356 and enforcing the follow-on. Neil Dexter made 146 and Gareth Berg 67 but Middlesex were still asked to bat again, reaching 89 for three by stumps.

LV County Championship Divsion Two, day three

The match at the SWALEC Stadium remains evenly poised with Essex on 277 for seven in reply to Glamorgan's 311. The home side were bowled out on day one and there were runs for Alastair Cook (57) and Mark Pettini (87 not out) and three wickets apiece for Robert Croft and Dean Cosker.

NatWest Pro40 Division Two

Derbyshire prevailed in the East Midlands derby, beating Leicestershire by nine wickets at the County Ground. Three wickets from Tim Groenewald restricted Leicestershire to 194 for eight despite James Benning's 61 but 194 was made to look very ordinary as Chris Rogers' 111 not out eased Derbyshire home with more than five overs in hand.