Duo skittle Middlesex


Published: Monday 4th May 2015 by The News Editor

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Durham’s Chris Rushworth and John Hastings took five wickets each to skittle Middlesex for 89 in their second innings and blow their LV= County Championship Division One match at Lord’s wide open.

Responding to the hosts’ 463, Durham could only muster a first-innings total of 294 on day three, Keaton Jennings falling two runs short of his century.

But the Durham attack had a field day with the ball, Rushworth taking five for 38, including the first four wickets to fall, and Australian Hastings five for 24 after Middlesex elected not to enforce the follow on.

It left Durham needing 269 to win and they reached the close on 24 for two, with Jennings out for a duck

Worcestershire established a 152 first-innings advantage on day two at home to Somerset, thanks largely to a century from Ben Cox.

The 23-year-old hit 109, including a stand of 168 for the seventh wicket with Joe Leach, who made 95, as Worcestershire were all out for 402.

In Division Two, Gloucestershire’s Liam Norwell again caused havoc with the ball to reduce Essex to 91 for four in their second innings at Chelmsford.

Norwell, who took four wickets in the first innings , took three more in the second for the loss of 18 runs.

It left Essex five runs in front after they earlier dismissed their opponents for 245, Peter Handscomb making 66.

Darren Stevens took five wickets and Joe Denly made an unbeaten 56 as Kent battled their way back into contention against Leicestershire.

Stevens ensured Leicestershire added only 86 more runs to their overnight 300 for five before Denly helped Kent to 115 for three at stumps, a deficit of 231.

Elsewhere, Ashwell Prince was unbeaten on 104 as Lancashire closed on 216 for four in reply to Northamptonshire’s first-innings score of 385, while Glamorgan were 84 for two following Derbyshire’s 205.

Published: Monday 4th May 2015 by The News Editor

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