Giles falls to Keegan four runs short of century

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The England spinner Ashley Giles fell just four runs short of a fourth first-class century as Warwickshire made 496 against Middlesex at Southgate.

In reply the Middlesex captain Andrew Strauss fell to Giles on 37, caught by Jim Troughton. Then James Dalrymple was trapped lbw by Dougie Brown for a duck to leave the home side on 58 for 2.

In the Second Division, England's one-day prospect Kabir Ali put on a courageous all-round display as leaders Worc-estershire took control against Derbyshire at New Road.

Kabir suffered the loss of his two-week-old nephew at the weekend, which led him to pull out of the National League game on Sunday. He was due to attend the funeral today, but chose to pay his respects - along with his cousin and county team-mate Kadeer Ali - at the close of play instead.

His response was to hit a rapid 68 which, along with an unbeaten 81 by Steve Rhodes, helped Worcestershire to a first-innings lead of 138. Then Kabir dismissed the first three batsmen to leave the visitors on 27 for 4 before rain intervened.

Hampshire were forced to follow on by Glamorgan at the Rose Bowl. Michael Kasprowicz finished with 5 for 48 as the home side were dismissed for 185 in reply to 437. Robert Croft then picked up all the second-innings wickets as Hampshire reached 114 for 4, still 138 adrift.

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