Weather hampers Harmison's comeback

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Steve Harmison bowled with plenty of fire for Durham in taking 1 for 32 in eight overs, while an unbroken stand of 39 between Phil Mustard and Australian Callum Thorp took the county to a three-wicket win against Leicestershire in the C&G Trophy at Chester-le-Street.

Harmison had little chance to settle into a rhythm as, coming on for the 18th over, his first six-over spell was interrupted three times by rain. His wicket came towards the end of that spell when he forced left-hander Tom New to edge to slip.

Thorp hit two sixes in making 26 off 13 balls as Durham won with 14 balls to spare under the Duckworth/Lewis method.

Robin Martin-Jenkins and Luke Wright shared an unbeaten six-wicket stand of 57 in 26 balls as Sussex claimed their fifth consecutive win in a rain-affected tie against Somerset at Horsham. The hosts, chasing a revived target of 122 in 17 overs, got home by five wickets under the D/L method with 10 balls to spare to strengthen their position as leaders of the Southern Conference.

Lancashire and Nottinghamshire had to watch the rain as their Old Trafford tie was abandoned.

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