Naved the bowler proves no mug with the bat

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Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, the Pakistani paceman who has terrorised county batsmen this season, proved no mug with the bat yesterday in an eighth-wicket stand of 116 with Luke Wright (59) which helped the County Championship leaders Sussex reach 373 for 9 against Middlesex at Horsham.

Half-centuries from Carl Hopkinson and Murray Goodwin had taken Sussex past the 200 mark and Naved, who hit 64, and Wright saw them past 300.

Tony Frost (66) and Mark Wagh (48) were the mainstays of a Warwickshire innings which never really recovered from early problems as they fell to 237 all out against Kent at Tunbridge Wells. Kent were eight without loss in reply.

Fifteen wickets fell in the day at Swansea as Glamorgan were bowled out for 223 by Somerset before the visitors were reduced to 107 for 5, Dean Cosker taking two wickets and Cameron White carrying the hopes of Somerset on 32 not out.

Lance Klusener hit a century as Northamptonshire recovered from a poor start against Leicestershire at Oakham. The visitors lost their first three wickets for 19, but Klusener struck 122 as Northamptonshire went on to 331 all out. The hosts reached 18 for 2 in reply.

The Essex captain, Ronnie Irani, scored a patient 122 not out to steer his side to 365 for 9 against Surrey at Whitgift. Former England leg-spinner Ian Salisbury was the pick of the Surrey bowlers with four for 46.

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