Cricket: Adams on the attack

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CHRIS ADAMS, taking advantage of a placid pitch and an inexperienced Nottinghamshire attack, hit a career-best 175 as Derbyshire banished thoughts of following on at Trent Bridge yesterday, writes James Allen. The local argument will hinge on a declaration by Tim Robinson, the Nottinghamshire captain, tomorrow.

Contests with a regional flavour elsewhere are less evenly balanced. Worcestershire, thanks to a century from Steve Rhodes, secured a healthy first-innings lead over Warwickshire at Edgbaston. At Headingley Yorkshire had the better of things against Durham, who trailed by 68, Darren Gough finishing with 5 for 79.

Adrian Aymes hit his maiden first-class century for Hampshire against Sussex at Portsmouth, while a hundred from Carl Hooper revived Kent after Wasim Akram had taken three quick wickets for Lancashire at Lytham.