Cricket: Smith inspires Leicestershire

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BEN SMITH scored 121 not out to strengthen Leicestershire's stranglehold on their match with Gloucestershire at Bristol yesterday. Smith hit 12 fours and faced 211 balls before his side were bowled out for 351 - a lead of 217. Gloucestershire closed on 146 for 6, still 71 runs adrift.

The Surrey bowlers, Alex Tudor and Saqlain Mushtaq, ripped through Hampshire's frail batting to put their side in sight of victory at Southampton. Tudor took 4 for 32 and Saqlain finished with 3 for 62 as Hampshire were dismissed in 54 overs for 189.

Maiden half-centuries by James Pyemont and captain Quentin Hughes afforded Cambridge University the rare luxury of a declaration against Glamorgan at Fenner's. Pyemont made 54 after sharing an opening partnership of 75 in 27 overs with Kent-registered Ed Smith. But the main innings of the day came from Hughes, who made 84 before falling.