Cricket: Gibson fires Glamorgan

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Nottinghamshire's poor season in the Championship continued as the West Indian all-rounder Ottis Gibson teamed up with the left-arm spinner Neil Kendrick to see Glamorgan to a comfortable eight-wicket victory at Worksop yesterday.

Gibson and Kendrick instigated a dramatic Nottinghamshire batting collapse as they lost five wickets for nine runs in the space of 75 balls.

At 232 for 5 at lunch, Nottinghamshire were 114 ahead and in a position to set Glamorgan a stiff run chase but the dismissal of their all-rounder Chris Cairns to the first ball after the interval started the rot and Nottinghamshire slumped to 241 all out.

Left with a target of 124 to win, Glamorgan suffered few problems, even though Steve James was dismissed without scoring. Two more wickets for the England discard Simon Brown, giving him match figures of 7 for 107, failed to disturb Pakistan's progress to a seven-wicket win against Durham at Chester-le-street.

The tourists took Durham's surviving three wickets for 39 runs this morning with Wasim Akram claiming two of them to finish with 4 for 19 in 18.4 overs. Needing 134 to win, Pakistan sent in Asif Mujtaba to open and he batted through the innings for 19 not out while the rest blazed away to reach the target in 25.3 overs. The left- hander Mujtaba could now be in line for a place in the second Test at Headingley on Thursday as Aamir Sohail's hand injury is still causing concern.

Saeed Anwar deflected a John Wood no-ball on to his stumps before he had scored but made 36 off 38 balls before being given out caught behind down the leg side by David Ligertwood.

Brown's second victim was Ijaz Ahmed, lbw for 12, but Inzamam-ul-Haq struck 34 off 27 balls before leaving Salim Malik to complete the task.

The Durham skipper, Mike Roseberry, who made 93 not out and 48 despite breaking a finger in the first innings, was named man of the match.