Harris stars in Middlesex win


Published: Tuesday 5th May 2015 by The News Editor

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Middlesex seamer James Harris took nine for 34 to guide his team to a 187-run victory over Durham in their LV= County Championship Division One match at Lord’s.

Harris – who only opened the bowling after Tim Murtagh suffered a hamstring strain – sent the visitors packing for a paltry second-innings 71 in 24.1 overs and finished with match figures of 13 for 103.

The 24-year-old Welshman was only denied a complete set by Steven Finn who claimed the eighth wicket having Usman Arshad caught in the slips off bat and pad.

Charlie Morris registered career-best match figures of nine for 109 as Worcestershire earned their first win on their return to the top-flight against ailing Somerset at New Road.

The visitors collapsed to their third straight defeat after being bowled out for 90 and ultimately capitulated by an innings and 62 runs.

Morris had taken the first four wickets on the opening day and removed the first three second time around as Somerset served up a paltry run chase having started their second innings 152 behind.

There were also career-best figures for Gloucestershire’s Liam Norwell who took six for 33 in the second innings as his team cruised to a nine-wicket win over Essex at Chelmsford.

Norwell starred as the hosts were bowled out for 199 in their second innings before half-centuries from Chris Dent (52 not out) and Will Tavare (57) helped the visitors reach their target of 114 with ease.

Clint Mackay starred with bat and ball to once again raise hopes of a first Leicestershire win in three years against Kent in blustery Canterbury.

With his side languishing on 86 for seven in their second innings, McKay came to the rescue with a quickfire 43, meaning they will go into the final day on 189 for eight – an overall lead of 307.

Earlier, McKay had given his side a chance by running through the Kent tale to finish with first innings figures of six for 54.

Derbyshire accused Glamorgan of bad sportsmanship as controversy reigned at the SWALEC Stadium despite only 4.5 overs being bowled on the third day.

Glamorgan had moved onto 103 for four, adding 19 runs and losing two wickets to their overnight score, before declaring 102 runs behind Derbyshire’s first innings total of 205.

The teams went back out at 5.50pm for 13 overs but bad light forced them off the field again before Glamorgan could bowl a ball.

Derbyshire felt Glamorgan were trying to deny them bowling bonus points while Glamorgan were three overs behind the required run rate after the first innings which would have resulted in the Welsh county losing points if they did not bowl again.

Lancashire retain an outside chance of maintaining their fine start to the new season after they took two early Northamptonshire wickets on the third day of their match at Wantage Road.

The Division Two leaders are ahead by nine, with the home side 42 for two in the second innings after Lancashire were dismissed for 436.

Published: Tuesday 5th May 2015 by The News Editor

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