Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire dominate day three, Archer's five-fer restrict Durham

Daryl Mitchell scored 120 for Worcestershire
Daryl Mitchell scored 120 for Worcestershire
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Centuries from Daryl Mitchell and Brett D'Oliveira helped Worcestershire overhaul Derbyshire in a record stand while Nottinghamshire eye victory on the final day after enforcing following on Glamorgan in the County Championship Division Two clashes on day three.

Elsewhere, Jorfra Archer picked a five wicket haul for Sussex to reduce Durham to 287 while Leicestershire went on to pile 420 runs against Kent.

Durham 287 (Archer 5-76) v
Sussex 43-1 (Nash 22no)
County Championship Division Two, Hove, day one

Sussex won the toss and decided to field first. Stephen Cook (45) started the innings on a positive note but Vernon Philander (2-60) and Archer (5-76) struck at regular intervals to restrict Durham to 129 for five.

Ryan Pringle (60) and Paul Coughlin (73) employed the rescue act but Archer's five-wicket haul ensured Durham were bowled out for 287 runs.

In response, despite losing Harry Finch (0), Chris Nash (22 not out) and Luke Wells (16 not out) consolidated to 43 for one at stumps.

Derbyshire 275 (Reece 54) v
Worcestershire 323-3 (D'Oliveira 150)
County Championship Division Two, Derby, day three

Derbyshire resumed the innings at 200 for six. Contributions from Daryn Smit (33) and Tony Palladino (32) provided some consolation as they added 75 runs to their overnight score and were bowled out for 275 runs in the first innings.

Any chance of Derbyshire staging a comeback was put to rest after Mitchell (120) and D'Oliveira (150) added a 243 run opening stand. Even though both fell at the stroke of the stumps, Worcestershire ended the day strong at 323 for three, having a lead of 48 runs with seven wickets in hand.

Nottinghamshire 448 (Wessels 120) v
Glamorgan 187 & 212-5 (f/o) (Ingram 72no)
County Championship Division Two, Cardiff, day three

After claiming a first innings lead of 261 runs, Nottinghamshire enforced the follow on. Once again the openers of Glamorgan fell early, but Colin Ingram (72 not out) waged a brilliant fight along with contributions from William Bragg (30), Aneurin Donald (36) and David Lloyd (37) to take the score to 212 for five at stumps.

They continue to trail by 49 runs with five five wickets in hand.

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