County Championship wins for Glamorgan, Somerset & Surrey

Gareth Batty took six wickets to bowl Surrey to victory over Hampshire
Gareth Batty took six wickets to bowl Surrey to victory over Hampshire
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There were wins for Somerset over Nottinghamshire, Surrey over Hampshire and Glamorgan over Derbyshire in the Specsavers County Championship while the game between Kent and Sussex ended in a draw.

Specsavers County Championship Division One

Division One table

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Middlesex 10 141
2 Durham 10 128
3 Warwickshire 10 127
4 Lancashire 8 121
5 Somerset 10 119
6 Yorkshire 9 116
7 Surrey 11 109
8 Nottinghamshire 11 99
9 Hampshire 10 86

Trent Bridge, Nottingham, day four: Somerset 437 & 100-0 beat Nottinghamshire 401 & 135 by 10 wickets

Nottinghamshire resumed on 58 for two in their second innings only to lose their remaining nine wickets - Brett Hutton not batting due to a hand injury - for just 77 runs. Jim Allenby and Lewis Gregory both took three wickets to set Somerset a victory target of 100.

They needed just 16.5 overs to get there, Marcus Trescothick hitting 37 not out and Johann Myburgh blasting 58 in 55 deliveries to hurry the visitors to their second win of the season.

Ageas Bowl, Southampton, day four: Surrey 637-7 dec. beat Hampshire 423 & 201 by an innings and 13 runs

Hampshire began the day 398 for nine and added another 25 runs before Ben Wheal was run out by Aaron Finch for 14, leaving Lewis McManus unbeaten on 132.

Surrey enforced the follow-on and at lunch, Hampshire were 31 for one and by tea 107 for four as they looked to save the game. Ryan McLaren made 59 before Surrey completed an innings win by bowling them out for 201.

Stuart Meaker (4-40) and Gareth Batty (6-51) shared all 10 wickets as Surrey lifted themselves out of the relegation zone. This was quite a game for captain Batty, who scored a century in Surrey's innings of 637 for seven declared.

Specsavers County Championship Division Two

Division Two table

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Essex 10 137
2 Worcestershire 10 130
3 Gloucestershire 9 126
4 Kent 11 124
5 Leicestershire 9 106
6 Sussex 9 95
7 Glamorgan 9 88
8 Derbyshire 11 84
9 Northamptonshire 10 81

Colwyn Bay, day four: Glamorgan 518 & 200-6 beat Derbyshire 177 & 536 by four wickets

Derbyshire resumed their second innings following on at 413 for six and after Billy Godleman completed his century, were bowled out for 536 to set Glamorgan 196 to win.

At tea, Glamorgan were 84 for three and duly went on to take their first win of the season in the final session despite losing three more wickets.

Jacques Rudolph led them home with an unbeaten 51 and cricket once again proved to be the great leveller as Aneurin Donald, who struck a record-breaking 234 in his side's first innings, came in to bat with the score on 84 for three and was on his way soon after, registering a five-ball duck.

Craig Meschede applied a swift finish, hitting four fours and two sixes in knock of 36 not out in 22 balls.

Tunbridge Wells, day four: Kent 575 drew with Sussex 333 & 255-5

After they were bowled out for 333 at stumps on day three, Sussex were asked to follow on by Kent but were able to comfortably stave off defeat by batting through the final day.

Harry Finch made 66 in 168 balls and Ross Taylor 68 in 89 as they made their way to 255 for five when the draw was confirmed.

Cheltenham, day one: Gloucestershire 183 v Leicestershire 122-5

Leicestershire chose to bowl first and were rewarded when they dismissed Gloucestershire for 183. Jack Taylor top scored with 51  as Ben Raine took four for 57 while there two wickets apiece for Richard Jones and Neil Dexter.

By tea, Leicestershire had reached 74 for two in reply and lost three more wickets before stumps, whn they were 122 for five. Angus Robson is unbeaten on 49 while David Payne and Josh Shaw have taken two wickets apiece.

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