Glamorgan overcome Kent to keep ahead of pack

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Glamorgan won a rain-affected totesport League First Division match against Kent at Canterbury by 10 runs yesterday. The match was reduced to 42 overs a side and brought the Duckworth-Lewis method into action.

With 20 overs bowled in the Kent innings, and their total on 93 for two, the home side would have been required to have reached 103 by that stage under the method.

But with steady drizzle continuing there was no further play, and Glamorgan retained their position at the top of the First Division table, while Kent stay third from the bottom.

A burst of three wickets in 10 balls from Ajit Agarkar helped leaders Middlesex to a 17-run victory over Leicestershire in a Second Vivision match at Lord's. Middlesex made 215 for 9 in 41.5 overs before the rain came and play was suspended for two hours. On resumption Leicestershire were set an adjusted Duckworth-Lewis target of 135 from 20 overs but they were bowled out for 117.

Jamie Dalrymple made the top score for the hosts with 40, off 44 balls with three fours, and put on 52 for the fifth wicket with Ed Joyce. Openers Paul Weekes (38) and Ben Hutton (30) had earlier made the most of some wayward bowling to put on 58 before Hutton was bowled by Darren Maddy.

Maddy gave Leicestershire some control after their bowlers had served up a spate of wides. They conceded 31 wides in the innings with the worst culprit being Charlie Dagnall who sent down 11, including eight in his first three-over spell.