Cricket: Yorkshire storm to victory

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YORKSHIRE'S SECOND string attack showed they are up to the task in the County Championship by bowling Durham out for 74 to set up a nine- wicket, three-day victory at Chester-le-Street yesterday.

Michael Vaughan, who kept Yorkshire in the match with a heroic 177 - 59 of which came yesterday as the visitors added an extra 84 for their last two wickets - hit 36 not out second time round to guide his team past the 93 they needed for victory on an extraordinary day's cricket.

The Kent opener, Robert Key, converted his overnight half-century into 115 to help his team close to first-innings parity with Nottinghamshire at Canterbury. Key, having passed his ton in 201 balls and hit 17 fours along the way, helped Kent on to 283 all out. Nottinghamshire, building on a slender lead of 26, went on to 152 for one second time round.

Wicketkeeper Paul Nixon took the batting honours at Cardiff for Leicestershire against Glamorgan, hitting an unbeaten 101 out of the visitors' 292 all out in a match that is now set up for a finish today after some collusion between the captains. Glamorgan then declared on 74 for three in reply, and Leicestershire did likewise on 66 for two at the close of play to leave the hosts needing 286 to win batting last.

Robin Smith hit 100 to keep Hampshire in the hunt against Derbyshire at Basingstoke. Smith (104) passed his ton in 166 balls, having hit 16 fours. Hampshire reached 210 for four in reply to Derbyshire's 350 all out.

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