Cricket: Moody steadies his side

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Tom Moody hit his seventh century of the season to guide Worcestershire to 328 for 7 against Middlesex. The captain was at the crease in the fourth over after Ricky Fay dismissed Tim Curtis and Graeme Hick in successive balls.

Moody shared stands of 94 and 131 with Phil Weston and Vikram Solanki respectively as the Australian hit 17 boundaries before being dismissed for 124.

Hampshire's Simon Renshaw took two wickets on his Championship debut against Lancashire yesterday. He dismissed Neil Fairbrother and Mike Watkinson in consecutive overs as Lancashire were restricted to 303 for 8 by the visitors injury-hit attack.

Shaun Pollock struck his second century of the summer as Warwickshire fought back against Glamorgan at Edgbaston. Warwickshire recovered from 12 for 2 to reach 412 for 7, with Pollock finishing unbeaten on 104.

Mohammad Akram staked a claim for a place in Pakistan's side for the third Test against England at The Oval next week with a career-best 7 for 51 against Leicestershire at Grace Road. The 21-year-old overshadowed Ata-ur-Rehman, who played in last week's second Test. Pakistan dismissed Leicestershire for 199 and reached 221 for 3 by the close for a lead of 243.

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