Hartley takes charge

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Yorkshire may have the new folk hero in Darren Gough but it was his fellow opening bowler, Peter Hartley, who put them in pole position against Leicestershire. He took 5 for 19 in 20 overs to ensure that the home side followed on 185 runs behind.

Things did not get much better for them in their second innings either, losing half their wickets for 102.

After Gough struck in his first over, Hartley took charge with a spell of three wickets for one run in seven balls. At that stage his figures were 4 for 4 from 9 overs and he soon captured the former Yorkshire batsman, Phil Robinson, to plunge Leicestershire to the depths of 47 for 7.

The tail wagged, most notably David Millns with an unbeaten 50 that so impressed his captain, Nigel Briers, that he promoted him to open the second innings.

Daryll Cullinan looks a fine overseas signing for Derbyshire after his third century in his first four innings. His 131, which included 17 fours, gave them a first-innings lead of 68 against Nottinghamshire.

The Northamptonshire leg-spinner, Anil Kumble, added 40 with Paul Taylor for the last wicket before his five wickets meant Glamorgan, despite Tony Cottey's 116, were left with a first-innings deficit of 43. A determined unbeaten knock of 65 by Worcestershire's Tim Curtis, batting at No 4 due to injury, held off Essex at Chelmsford.

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