Round-Up: Hick and Moore ensure no respite for Northants

Stephen Moore and Graeme Hick guided Worcestershire to a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Northamptonshire in the Frizzell County Championship at Wantage Road yesterday.

Stephen Moore and Graeme Hick guided Worcestershire to a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Northamptonshire in the Frizzell County Championship at Wantage Road yesterday.

The second-wicket pair needed a mere 50 minutes to knock off the remaining 53 runs to wrap up the match at 152 for 1 with two-and-a-half sessions to spare. Moore finished on 66 not out with Hick unbeaten on 63. Their stand was worth 132. It was Worcestershire's second win of the season, but Northamptonshire are still without a success from seven Division One starts.

Middlesex were unable to avoid an innings defeat at Lord's, falling eight runs short of the 229 they needed to make Warwickshire bat again. Chasing the visitors' first-innings total of 608 for 7 declared - which included Nick Knight's magnificent 303 not out - Middlesex resumed on 216 for 2 but soon lost the vital wicket of Ben Hutton, lbw to Mark Wagh for 126.

Dewald Pretorius proceeded to clean up the Middlesex tail, taking the wickets of Dion Nash, Paul Hutchinson and Nantie Hayward.

Yorkshire secured a quick win when they beat Essex by 137 runs at Chelmsford in the Second Division. Essex resumed on 108 for 8, needing an unlikely 146 runs to win, and they made just eight as Yorkshire removed Darren Gough and Graham Napier to take 14 points.

Chris Silverwood struck with the 10th ball of the morning when Matt Wood held a straightforward catch at second slip to get rid of Gough. The contest was then wrapped up by Phil Jaques as he took a spectacular one-handed catch to remove Napier off the bowling of Steve Kirby.

Glamorgan sealed their third consecutive Championship victory of the season as they beat Somerset by seven wickets at St Helen's in Swansea. Needing 212 to win, Glamorgan scored the remaining 166 required with 56.1 overs remaining. The chase was bolstered by a 109-run partnership between Matthew Elliott and David Hemp in 27 overs.

Glamorgan suffered a minor wobble when they lost Hemp and Elliott in the space of two balls. But Michael Powell and Matthew Maynard guided Glamorgan home.

Leicestershire were set a total of 81 in 14 overs after Derbyshire made 323 in their second innings at the Oakam School ground. The highlight for Derbyshire was 115 not out from Graeme Welch.

Suggested Topics
Life and Style
A monstrous idea? Body transplants might no longer be science fiction
Science An Italian neurosurgeon believes so - and it's not quite as implausible as it sounds, says Steve Connor
Sport
Demba Ba (right) celebrates after Besiktas win on penalties
footballThere was no happy return to the Ataturk Stadium, where the Reds famously won Champions League
Arts and Entertainment
Natural beauty: Aidan Turner stars in the new series of Poldark
arts + ents
News
Mia Freedman, editorial director of the Mamamia website, reads out a tweet she was sent.
arts + ents
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
News
people
Arts and Entertainment
The write stuff: masters of story-telling James Joyce, left, and Thomas Hardy
arts + ents...begging to differ, John Walsh can't even begin to number the ways
Sport
Jose Mourinho on Sky Sports
footballEXCLUSIVE COLUMN Paul Scholes: It was not a leg-breaking tackle, as the Chelsea manager had claimed
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Daily Quiz
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
10 best projectors

How to make your home cinema more cinematic: 10 best projectors

Want to recreate the big-screen experience in your sitting room? IndyBest sizes up gadgets to form your film-watching
Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower