County Cricket Round-Up: 6th August
LV County Championship Division One, day two
Sussex , Corey Collymore the last man to fall for 23 at Horsham, where Nottinghamshire then reached 231 for two in reply. Matt Wood anchored the innings with 85 not out, putting on 133 with Mark Wagh (73) for the second wicket. Scott Newman was the other batsman to fall, bowled by Olly Rayner for 25.
at Edgbaston after day one was washed out and Somerset, bolstered by another Marcus Trescothick century, closed on 226 for two against Warwickshire. Trescothick was unbeaten on 104 after putting on 175 with Justin Langer, who made 69, for the second wicket to rebuild after the early departure of Arul Suppiah for seven. Just 54 overs of play were possible as more bad weather hit the Midlands.
LV County Championship Division One, day one
Rain at The Rose Bowl, where Hampshire closed on 144 for two against Lancashire. Jimmy Adams was holding the home side's innings together with an unbeaten 82 after Kyle Hogg removed both Michael Carberry (33) and John Crawley (21).
LV County Championship Division Two, day two
Glamorgan over Leicestershire at Colwyn Bay, closing on 320 for eight having bowled the Foxes out for 313 on day one. Will Bragg led the way with 80 but despite Glamorgan's top six batsmen all making starts, he struggled for support and a haul of six for 88 from Claude Henderson kept the visitors in the game.
Gloucestershire against Essex at Southend, reaching stumps on 319 for six in reply to Essex's 300. Kadeer Ali made 76 before Essex hit back to reduce them to 170 for six. However, unbeaten half-centuries from James Franklin, on 92, and Steve Adshead, on 56, hauled Gloucestershire back from the brink and into a much stronger position.
Just the 12 wickets fell on between Kent and MIddlesex. 21 went down on day one, when Middlesex made 155 in reply to Kent's 141 and Kent have been set 335 to win after Middlesex made 320 in their second innings. Gareth Berg completed his second half-century of the match, falling for 98 as Dawid Malan made 49. James Tredwell picked up five for 100 but Kent closed on 49 for two having lost Robert Key (0) and Geraint Jones (16) in the early stages of their run chase.
LV County Championship Division Two, day one
Surrey won the toss and at stumps against Derbyshire. Former Hampshire man Michael Brown scored 120 and Mark Ramprakash 80, the pair sharing 162 for the second wicket. Nantie Hayward struck twice, first breaking an opening stand of 113 between Brown and Jonathan Batty, who hit 48.
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Durham were barely headed as they saw off Worcestershire by 145 runs to go to the top of the table. Phil Mustard hit 92 in 92 balls, sharing an explosive opening stand of 71 with Ian Blackwell (36) before Dale Benkenstein's unbeaten 51 helped the home side post a daunting 274 for four. Worcestershire lost captain Vikram Solanki early and were eventually bowled out for 129 in the 31st over, Blackwell returning three for 11 and fellow spinners Gareth Breese and Scott Borthwick picking up a pair of wickets apiece.