Cricket: Morris motors to his hundred

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JOHN MORRIS launched another campaign to win back his England place with a century, the first of the new season, against Cambridge University at Fenner's yesterday.

The Derbyshire batsman scored 136 out of his side's 380 for 5. Tim O'Gorman kept him company with a century as Cambridge, despite bowling tidily, were punished for poor fielding as five catches were put down - three of them off Morris before he had reached three figures.

Morris, dropped by England soon after the notorious unauthorised flight in a Tiger Moth with David Gower during the last tour of Australia, hit two sixes and 18 fours while O'Gorman passed his century in a more sedate 212 minutes hitting 12 fours from 203 deliveries. At the close O'Gorman was 130 not out.

At the Parks, Oxford University's bowlers had their best opening day of the season as they dismissed Durham for 191. However, their batsmen undid the good work as Oxford ended the day on 34 for 5.

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