Durham sent crashing by Headley

Durham's grim start to the Championship continued yesterday as they slipped to their fifth successive defeat, this time by 115 runs against Kent at Chester-le-Street.

After both sides forfeited an innings, Durham were set only 201 in 95 overs but this proved well beyond them as Dean Headley took five wickets.

Mark Ramprakash warmed up for the Test series with an unbeaten 75 in Middlesex's draw against Derbyshire.

Gloucestershire batted all day to hold Sussex to a draw at Hove, with Tony Wright scoring 139 with 17 fours and two sixes.