Hartley has a mean spell for Yorkshire

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Peter Hartley produced the most economical spell on a Sunday at Headingley by any Yorkshire bowler as Surrey were crushed by eight wickets.

The 36-year-old seamer went straight through his eight overs and conceded just nine runs - seven singles and a two. He also picked up a couple of wickets as Surrey were bowled out for 90 on a slow pitch of variable bounce.

Lancashire's pursuit of the leaders suffered a blow when they were beaten by 17 runs by Essex at Chelmsford. And to compound their misery the match ended with them facing the prospect of losing the England batsman John Crawley for tomorrow's Benson and Hedges Cup semi-final against Yorkshire. He pulled a hamstring during his innings of 23 and had to use a runner.

Paul Weekes hit his first Sunday League hundred as he steered Middlesex to an eight wicket victory over Glamorgan at Lord's. Weekes finished on 119 not out and shared in a stand of 203 for the second wicket with his captain Mike Gatting, which was a Middlesex record for any wicket in the Sunday League.

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