Cricket: Records

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Since the beginning of the season:

There have been six double-centuries, compared with a total of eight in the whole of 1993

Phil Simmons of Leicestershire (261), Roger Twose of Warwickshire (277*) and David Ward of Surrey (294*) all beat Mike Gatting's early season high-score of 243 for Middlesex, posting career-best scores in the process

Mark Saxelby and Jon Longley both scored centuries on their debuts for Durham

Courtney Walsh of Gloucestershire and Sussex's Franklyn Stephenson are the only players to have taken 10 wickets in a match.