LV County Championship Round Up - 2nd August
LV County Championship Division One, day three
Rain at Taunton, where Nottinghamshire were bowled out for 356 and Somerset had reached 29 without loss in their second innings. Chris Read hit 98, Scott Newman 87, and Mark Ealham 64 not out but Nottinghamshire were unable to reach maximum batting points as Charl Willoughby, with four wickets, and Andy Caddick, with three, ensured the home side stayed ahead.
Sussex by Durham after they were bowled out for 245 at The Riverside. Callum Thorp picked up five for 86 as only Mike Yardy, who was run out for 97, offered substantial resistance. By stumps, Durham were sniffing another victory as they had Sussex reeling on 208 for five in their second innings, Thorp adding two more wickets to his match haul.
and having enforced the follow-on, reduced their West Midlands rivals to 206 for six in their second innings. Neil Carter returned five for 37 and Chris Woakes four for 30 as Worcestershire's batting collapsed although they were doing better second time round, Stephen Moore scoring 88.
Mal Loye (146) and VVS Laxman (109) in their match against Yorkshire at Old Trafford. They declared on 489 for five and Yorkshire had made their way to 71 for two in their second innings when stumps were drawn.
LV County Championship Division Two, day three
Middlesex over Northamptonshire as they were bowled out for 360 at Lord's. Johannes van der Wath starred for Northamptonshire with four wickets and he was unbeaten on 40 as Northamptonshire reached stumps on 225 for seven in their second innings. Riki Wessels made 57 before Tim Murtagh grabbed three wickets.
Kent added to be bowled out for 289 by Derbyshire, who closed on 236 for four, a lead of 250 runs. Chris Rogers scored 107 and Garry Park 53 before James Tredwell dismissed both men to keep his side in the game. Graham Wagg had earlier ended with figures of five for 96.
Replying to Leicestershire's 593 for five declared, by ending the day on 311 for two. One year on from reaching his 100th first-class century, Mark Ramprakash got to century number 107, closing on 174 not out alongside Stewart Walters, who has 84. And that after falling to nought for one when Jonathan Batty was bowled by AJ Harris.
Glamorgan made a having reached 350 for eight against Gloucestershire at Bristol. Herschelle Gibbs (96), Will Bragg (92) and Gareth Rees (82) scored the runs from the top of the order before Gloucestershire hit back, Jon Lewis taking five for 73. They were 19 without loss heading into the final day.