Cricket: James' joy for Welsh

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Steve James made an unbeaten 101 at Headingley yesterday as Glamorgan's bright start to the season continued at Yorkshire's expense.

James put on 86 with Hugh Morris (55) and 127 with Adrian Dale (36no) as Glamorgan reached 213 for 1 at the close.

Graeme Hick's hopes of regaining his England place took another knock when he was dismissed for nine against Leicestershire at New Road. Worces- tershire finished on 199 for 6.

David Lawrence was back in the wickets after his five-year lay-off with a broken knee. He took 1 for 70 from 15 overs for Gloucestershire at Bristol against Hampshire, for whom Robin Smith made 52 out of 221 for 6.

Alan Walker produced the best figures by a Durham bowler on home soil when he took 7 for 56 against Nottinghamshire at Hartlepool. The visitors were all out for 170 and Durham were 115 for 3. For Nottinghamshire Chris Tolley made a 59-ball half-century.

At Northampton only 32 overs were possible, the hosts reaching 126 for 4 against Somerset with Kevin Curran unbeaten on 65. And there was no play at all at Derby where Surrey are the visitors.

Nick Knight played his first game since breaking a finger in New Zealand, captaining Warwickshire for the first time against Oxford University, who were dismissed for 129 at The Parks. Another Warwickshire batsman, Cambridge University captain Anurag Singh, made 134 against Essex at Fenner's.

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