LV County Championship Round Up - 8th August
LV County Championship Division Two, day four
Glamorgan over Leicestershire at Colwyn Bay. Leicestershire's task was to bat out the day to save the match, starting off on 77 for two but they folded to be bowled out for 181. Spinners Robert Croft and Dean Cosker both picked up three wickets and it marked a fine match for Croft, who scored a century in Glamorgan's innings of 566. Top scorer for Leicestershire was Boeta Dippenaar, who made 57 while Adam Shantry, another Glamorgan centurion, took two for nine.
Gloucestershire over Essex at Canterbury. First innings centuries from James Franklin and Steve Adshead had put the away side in control and they remained in charge by bowling Essex out for 236 in their second innings. Franklin and Ian Saxelby equally shared six wickets before openers Rob Woodman (23) and Kadeer Ali (13) eased them to victory.
LV County Championship Division One, day four
Nottinghamshire's title push suffered a blow when against Sussex at Horsham. Nottinghamshire declared their first innings on 531 for six to give themselves an outside chance of victory, relying on their bowlers dismissing Sussex for a second time. However, Sussex's batting proved up to the task and they closed on 249 for four, Chris Nash making 87 and Luke Wright an unbeaten 59.
The match between , which lost the whole of the first day to rain, also ended with honours even. Marcus Trescothick added 107 to his first innings 108 before Somerset closed on 156 for four in their second innings and with both Nottinghamshire and Somerset drawing this week, Durham are sitting pretty atop the table.
LV County Championship Division One, day three
A draw still looks like the most likely outcome between at The Rose Bowl. VVS Laxman hit an unbeaten 135, Tom Smith 95 and Mark Chilton 81 as Lancashire racked up 487 for four in reply to Hampshire's 337 all out.
LV County Championship Division Two, day three
At Whitgift School, on 195 for three in their second innings, having bowled Derbyshire out for 334, which equates to a lead of 223. Dan Redfern was unbeaten on 55 as Andre Nel returned four for 83 and Pedro Collins and Jade Dernbach both grabbed three wickets. The final day will see Mark Ramprakash resume unbeaten on 76.
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