Cricket: Moles heads prolific day for openers

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Nick Knight eased the England selectors' worries with 81 against Hampshire at Southampton yesterday. His fellow Warwickshire opener, Andy Moles, almost batted throughout the day but was finally dismised for 164. They shared a partnership of 154 and then Moles and David Hemp (76no) put on 184 as the visitors reached 351 for 2 to secure their first batting bonus points of the season.

Glamorgan's openers enjoyed themselves against Durham. Steve James hit a century before lunch and finished with 153 and Hugh Morris scored 135, his 51st first-class hundred. Adrian Dale added 73 as Glamorgan ended the day on 433 for 3.

The Yorkshire opener, Michael Vaughan, stood firm with an unbeaten 92 as Yorkshire struggled to 158 for 5 in reply to Essex's 297 in which Darren Gough took 5 for 74.