Langeveldt sparks Middlesex collapse to spur Derbyshire
Saturday 16 August 2008
The international quality of Charl Langeveldt and Wavell Hinds cut through a fragile Middlesex batting order to set up a seven-wicket Derbyshire victory at the County Ground yesterday.
Langeveldt and Hinds sparked a dramatic collapse as the visitors lost their last seven wickets for 48 to be shot out for 166 in the County Championship Division Two game. The South African seamer took a season's best five for 40 while Hinds captured three for 22. Derbyshire reached their target of 126 with 22.4 overs remaining.
Graham Napier snatched an extra point for Essex in a rain-ruined draw with Warwickshire at Edgbaston. The hard-hitting all-rounder smashed 76 from 62 balls – his first Championship half-century in 13 months – as Essex reached 216 and then gave the home side an early scare before they cleared a deficit of 62 by making 68 for two.
The stalemate in Birmingham was good news for promotion favourites Worcestershire, now 10 points ahead of Warwickshire and 23 clear of Northamptonshire. The top three have all played 12 matches. Essex, trailing the Division Two leaders by 40 points, have a game in hand.
Surrey captain Mark Ramprakash struck his 101st first-class century as his side's Division One clash with Somerset meandered towards a draw. The 38-year-old dominated the day, with Usman Afzaal's 65 and 43 from Matt Nicholson the only other major contributions on the final day of the match at Taunton.
Glamorgan's rain-affected Division Two match against Gloucestershire in Cardiff ended in a tame draw after the captains failed to agree to a contrived finish.
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