Bevan begins with century

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Michael Bevan introduced himself to the English game with a century for Yorkshire against Cambridge University in the season's opener at Fenner's yesterday. The Australian, who scored a century on debut during the pre- season tour of South Africa, was one of three Yorkshiremen to score hundreds as the county gorged themselves on some friendly bowling, scoring 479 for 3 in 96.3 overs before declaring.

His captain, Martyn Moxon, registered the first first-class century of the season, hitting 14 fours from 138 balls. He was followed by David Byas - a six and 15 fours in 147 balls - but Bevan was the quickest, reaching his ton in just 125 deliveries, including 11 fours.

At the Parks, Durham's captain and vice-captain, Mike Roseberry and John Morris, both missed out on centuries against Oxford University, scoring 99 and 90 respectively.