Round-up: Gillespie hits Durham for six
Monday 17 July 2006
At the bottom of the First Division of the County Championship, Yorkshire secured their first victory of the season at the Riverside thanks to six of the best from Jason Gillespie.
The Durham captain, Dale Benkenstein, had given the home side hope of saving the game with 96, but when he fell to Deon Kruis they collapsed from 205 for 5 to 248 all out, handing the visitors a 145-run win.
Third-placed Hampshire will hope to finish off Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge today, when the home side will need another 360 runs for victory.
Tim Ambrose's century (131 not out) contribution to a total of 391 helped Warwickshire to fight back against Middlesex at Edgbaston. The visitors made an uncertain start to their second innings, reaching 123 for 3, 178 runs in front with Warwickshire waiting to bat again.
In the Second Division, Essex secured a seven-wicket win over promotion rivals Gloucestershire at Bristol with Andy Bichel, Ravi Bopara and Grant Flower claiming three wickets each.
Division leaders Surrey have a win over Northamptonshire in their sights at Wantage Road with the home side 384 runs short and with just five wickets in hand. Mark Ramprakash (155) and Jon Batty (133) both hit centuries to enable the visitors to declare on 424 for six, leaving Northamptonshire a target of 453. Two wickets each for Azhar Mahmood and Mohammad Akram shook up the hosts.
Steve Stubbings hit his 10th first-class century to put Derbyshire in a strong position on the third day against Somerset at Taunton. The visitors closed on 376 for 6 in their second innings, a lead of 432, after Stubbings had scored 124 off 244 balls, with 19 fours.
Brendon McCullum hit a record-breaking 160 as Glamorgan fought back with 449 in reply to Leicestershire's 560 on the third day at Cardiff. By the close Leicestershire had moved on to 17 for 0 for an overall lead of 128.
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