Glamorgan fall to Bressington

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Thanks to a bustling newcomer in Alastair Bressington, Gloucestershire halted Glamorgan's run of four victories in the Second Division, in turn registering only their second win of the season at Bristol by 10 wickets.

Thanks to a bustling newcomer in Alastair Bressington, Gloucestershire halted Glamorgan's run of four victories in the Second Division, in turn registering only their second win of the season at Bristol by 10 wickets.

The Welsh county resumed 71 runs behind with five wickets left but Brassington, a 19-year-old medium-pacer from Stroud, took two wickets in his first two overs of the day, including Michael Powell for 61, and finished with 4 for 36 as Glamorgan succumbed for 210.

Such was the Derbyshire exodus last winter that the signing of another young player in Luke Sutton went almost unnoticed. In the First Division the former Somerset wicketkeeper, 23, resisted Alan Mullally and Hampshire at Derby, allowing the left-arm pace bowler only one scalp to add to a haul of 13. Sutton hit 79 and Michael Di Venuto 78 not out as they forced a draw on 293 for 9.

Kent were made to follow on by Leicestershire at Canterbury after they were bowled out for 201, 193 runs behind, with the leg-spinner Anil Kumble taking 4 for 61 but, despite a good batting pitch, the hosts were then reduced to 167 for 5.

Essex, set a target of 262 at Lord's after Middlesex had declared on 174 for 9, struggled to 126 for 7 with Simon Cook's seamers picking up four wickets and Phil Tufnell's left-arm spin taking three more scalps.

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