Cricket / Round-Up: Gough is quick to present his credentials: Glamorgan are swept aside

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DARREN GOUGH celebrated his inclusion in England's Texaco Trophy squad by recording his best Sunday League figures in Cardiff yesterday. Both Gough, with 4 for 20, and the left-arm spinner, Paul Grayson, with 4 for 25, collected personal bests as Yorkshire swept Glamorgan out for 137 in 39.1 overs, with the last nine wickets falling for 42 in 85 deliveries.

It was a completely one-sided affair as last season's champions were beaten by nine wickets, with Yorkshire reaching 139 for 1 from 36.2 overs. Glamorgan had reeled off 14 victories in their previous 15 Sunday matches, with the other being rained off.

The Essex captain, Graham Gooch, experienced a day of mixed fortunes at Chelmsford. Gooch was delighted to learn of his selection for England's Texaco Trophy squad, but unhappy about an eight- wicket defeat by Kent. The former England captain was run out attempting a second run to Dean Headley at wide third man - and his side never recovered from the setback.

They were bowled out for 122 as the 22-year-old Australian pace bowler, Duncan Spencer, caught the eye with eight hostile overs which brought him 2 for 16. Kent were never in difficulty, although it took them nearly 37 overs to seal victory.

Robin Smith hit an unbeaten 82 off 82 balls as Hampshire gained their first Sunday League win of the season on a faster scoring rate against Sussex at Hove.

Smith shared an unbroken second-wicket stand of 139 with Paul Terry to lead his side to a rain-revised target of 150 in 37 overs with 6.2 overs to spare. Sussex had posted 162 for 9.

Imran Khan yesterday resigned from the International Cricket Council's cricket committee because of the row caused by his recent admission of ball-tampering. He said it would not be appropriate to remain on the body which controls the playing aspects of the game worldwide. However, Imran denied allegations made by his former Pakistan team-mate, Younis Ahmed, that he had tampered with the ball during a Test in Jaipur in 1987.