Hartley remains on form

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Another fine bowling performance by Peter Hartley has put Yorkshire on course for victory, their third in three Championship matches, over Glamorgan at Bradford. Following on from last week's 9 for 41, he took 6 for 64 on a pitch that has been reported by the umpires, John Holder and Peter Willey, for offering excessive bounce.

The officials were unhappy as nine wickets fell for 117 runs before lunch on the second day, with Yorkshire scrambling a first-innings lead of 54 as Steve Watkin claimed 6 for 55.

Tony Cottey made Glamorgan's only half-century of the match as he shared in a seventh-wicket partnership worth 48 in 10 overs with Hamesh Anthony, and Glamorgan reached 212 to set Yorkshire 159 for victory.

On his debut, Anthony McGrath, the England Under-19 opener, followed his first- innings duck with a fluent 36 before being dismissed by the off-spinner Robert Croft. By the close, Yorkshire had advanced to 72 for 2.

Warwickshire ground their way to a first-innings total of 424 and in reply, Durham, led by Wayne Larkins' 58, reached 105 for 2. It took Paul Smith to inject some life into the Warwickshire innings with 44 off 56 balls, which included the first six on the new first-class ground.

James Whitaker scored the 28th century of his career to steer Leicestershire to a first-innings lead of 101 against Derbyshire at Grace Road. Whitaker's partnerships of 102 with Vince Wells and 98 with Phil Whitticase took his side to 357.

Kim Barnett, dropped off the second ball of the innings, engineered a fightback with an unbeaten 63. Colin Wells joined him in an unbroken third- wicket stand of 85, taking Derbyshire to 121 for 2 at close.

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