Round-up: Lancashire centuries take edge off Harmison's comeback

Lancashire continued their fine C&G Trophy form with a 125-run victory over Durham at Old Trafford yesterday. Mark Chilton's side, who have now won four matches out of four, posted 307 for 5 before bowling the visitors out for 182.

After Chilton won the toss and decided to bat, Mal Loye and Brad Hodge contributed contrasting centuries, as the Durham attack - Steve Harmison included - looked completely clueless. Both tons marked their highest one-day scores for Lancashire. Loye's 127 was a blazing, almost shot-a-ball knock which included three sixes and 12 fours.

This overshadowed the performance of Harmison, who was playing his first game since leaving England's tour of India with a shin injury. The Ashington-born star last bowled on 13 March in the second Test at Mohali. Although Harmison looked the best of a bad Durham attack, Duncan Fletcher will have been encouraged to see him pick up two wickets for 47 from his allotted 10 overs.

Matthew Walker scored a single off the final ball from a mis-field to earn Kent a four-wicket victory over Shane Warne's Hampshire in yesterday's C&G match at the Rose Bowl.

The unruffled Walker, needing to score five off the last two balls, straight-drove the first for four and then raced through for a single from the last after the Australian newcomer Dominic Thornely had failed to hold on to one hit back at him.

Rana Naved-ul-Hasan maintained Sussex's 100 per cent C&G record with a 97-run win over Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. The Pakistan pace bowler took 5 for 30 as Glamorgan collapsed in pursuit of 258 to win. The home side were bowled out for 160, with 11.4 overs remaining.

On Saturday, Mark Pettini's maiden hundred helped Essex to pull off a three-wicket County Championship Second Division victory over Somerset at Taunton.

In the First Division, Durham continued their encouraging form with victory by 135 runs over Middlesex at Riverside. Graham Onions (4 for 56) improved his career-best figures for the second time.

Anthony McGrath (123no) and Matthew Wood (92) ensured a draw for Yorkshire against Kent.

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