Cricket: Rollins century puts Derbyshire in top half

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ADRIAN ROLLINS led Derbyshire to an unlikely victory inside three days against Leicestershire in the County Championship at Grace Road.

Rollins hit 113 to take Derbyshire most of the way towards a target of 233, which pulled them into the top half of the table and in a position to avoid relegation. Earlier, Trevor Smith took 5 for 63 to finish with 10 wickets in the match as Leicestershire's second innings realised only 197. Rollins put on 123 for the first wicket with Stephen Stubbings, and Derbyshire got home by four wickets.

Lancashire more or less made sure of First Division status next season with victory over Durham at Old Trafford. John Crawley's 158 helped them to 437, and Chris Schofield added three second-innings wickets to his five in the first as Durham were bowled out for 197 to lose by an innings and 14 runs.