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(Batting performance of the week)

Aftab Habib (Leicestershire)

Middlesex's loss may be Leicestershire's gain should 24-year-old Habib turn in many more performances such as that which helped his new county to overwhelm Worcestershire in three days at Grace Road. The former Millfield schoolboy, released from the Lord's staff in 1994, turned a maiden Championship century into a double-hundred of immense power and poise.