Cricket: Durham felled by Archer

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Graeme Archer recorded his first one-day century to steer Nottinghamshire to a five-wicket victory over Durham in the Benson and Hedges Cup at Trent Bridge yesterday.

Archer's unbeaten 111 saw his side home with three balls to spare after they had added 137 for victory off 24 overs when the game resumed yesterday. Archer had support from Paul Pollard (38) in a fourth-wicket stand of 83 chasing Durham's 230 for 5. Archer reached his hundred with a six off Alan Walker, while all-rounder Chris Tolley hit a brisk 23 in an unbroken sixth- wicket stand of 49.

A century from Chris Adams was the cornerstone of Derbyshire's six-wicket victory over the Minor Counties at Lakenham. Derbyshire, replying to the Minors' 256 for 7, eased home with 11 balls to spare.

Derbyshire were 166 for 2 off 32 overs at the start of the day and lost Dean Jones for 35 at 214 for 3. But Adams, resuming on 95, went on to make 138 off only 123 balls when he was finally caught behind off the bowling of Stewart Laudat.

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