Cricket Round-up: Salisbury spearheads rout of Lancashire

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LANCASHIRE suffered one of the worst Championship defeats in their history yesterday when they were beaten by an innings and 182 runs by Sussex in their final Old Trafford match of the season. In 1938, Yorkshire won the Roses match by innings and 200 runs.

Ian Salisbury followed up a career-best 6 for 29 in the first innings with 5 for 54 in the second as Lancashire, following on 389 behind, were bowled out for 207. They fell to 90 for 5 before John Crawley salvaged some pride by scoring 93.

Glamorgan's Tony Cottey and Viv Richards held up Kent's charge for the runners-up spot at Canterbury. Cottey had the best innings of his Championship career, scoring 141, including two sixes and 15 fours. With Richards chipping in 76, Glamorgan accumulated 389 to leave Kent needing 329 to win. They were 119 for 2 at the close.

Trevor Penney was another to enjoy a Championship best, 151 not out, as Warwickshire took charge against Middlesex at Lord's. Penney dominated as the visitors made 476 in their first innings before reducing Middlesex to 161 for 7.

England wrapped up a 1-0 series win over Sri Lanka, triumphing by an innings and 101 runs with a day to spare in the third and final Bull Youth Test at Worcester. England's total of 523 for 7 declared left Sri Lanka needing 333 to avoid an innings defeat, but they were bowled out for 232.