Lehmann in form with bat and ball to lift Yorkshire

Darren Lehmann played a decisive role with bat and ball as Yorkshire asserted their authority over Scotland's outclassed part-timers in the totesport League Second Division at Headingley yesterday.

Fresh from their crushing defeat at Nottingham on Sunday, the hosts were making heavy weather of setting a decent total for the Scots to chase until Lehmann came in. Although it took the Australian some time to get going, he led a late Phoenix charge that yielded 82 from the final seven overs and took his own total to an unbeaten 88, two more than the entire Scottish side had managed in their embarrassing loss at Leicester 24 hours earlier.

Though the visitors' reply was far improved on that abject effort, victory still looked beyond them.With only his second ball, Lehmann broke up the one partnership - between Colin Smith and Ryan English - that offered substantial resistance, and finished with 3 for 34, ensuring that the Scots eventually subsided to a 75-run defeat. The result took Yorkshire off the foot of the table and went some way to adjusting the minus 46 net run-rate they had amassed in two miserable defeats.

Ben Hutton scored an unbeaten 70 as Middlesex secured their first Second Division victory of the season in a rain-affected game with Durham Dynamos at Lord's. Hutton's first limited-overs half-century since September 2002 proved enough, holding Middlesex's innings together with style as they sneaked home with seven balls to spare to earn four points.

Matthew Elliott eased Glamorgan to their third consecutive First Division victory with an impressive century against Northamptonshire at Sophia Gardens. Needing 234 for victory after putting Northamptonshire in to bat, Elliott and Matthew Maynard shared in a match-winning stand of 169 in 27 overs - a record for the fourth wicket for Glamorgan in one-day league cricket.

Elliott has now scored 272 in three matches without being out. His 112 not out followed unbeaten innings of 69 and 91 in the wins over Surrey and Gloucestershire.

* Zimbabwe's rebels will renew their boycott if the Zimbabwe Cricket Union board does not today agree to arbitration on the captaincy and other concerns. Yesterday one of their players, who declined to be named, said. "If they don't agree, then we walk again. Arbitration is fair for both sides, and it's final and binding."

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