Northamptonshire face points penalty after pitch report
Thursday 01 September 2005
Umpires David Shepherd and Mark Benson reported the playing surface after a morning session which saw Lancashire batsman Marcus North struck on the elbow by a Damien Wright delivery which rose up off a good length. Law's well-crafted 111 enabled Lancashire to reach 281 for 8 in response to the hosts' 289.
In the First Division, Nottinghamshire's title aspirations suffered a setback on an abbreviated second day against Glamorgan at Cardiff, despite a century for Darren Bicknell. Only 33 overs were possible because of rain but Nottinghamshire still collapsed from 231 for 2 to 251 for 7 in the face of spin from Robert Croft and Dean Cosker.
Middlesex also slumped from a promising position, going from 178 for 3 to 238 for 6 against Gloucestershire at Bristol.
Animals found with 'puncture holes the size of a human finger'
Video: The official full-length trailer for the Jurassic Park sequel has dropped – two days early
Phil Hughes head injury: Cricket world reels as Australian opener fights for his life
Sam Wallace: Players of Suarez’s standing just don’t sign for clubs like Liverpool
Phil Hughes head injury: Batsman had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him
Schalke vs Chelsea: Jose Mourinho says his Blues side are playing better than any Chelsea team in recent memory
Manchester City vs Bayern Munich comment: Frank Lampard's part in City win shows folly of letting him leave
- 1 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 3 Black Friday 2014: Opening hours for John Lewis, Asda, PC World, GAME and Argos
- 4 Bill Cosby: Isn’t it obvious why his accusers have stayed silent up until now?
- 5 Jeremy Hunt: 'I took my children to A&E because I didn't want to wait for GP appointment'
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict