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Derby’s Jamie Ward, left, challenges Scott Dann, right, of Blackburn

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While Nigel Clough is now the Championship’s longest-serving manager, Gary Bowyer was the fifth used last season alone by Blackburn Rovers, upheaval which would doubtless provoke convulsions from Derby’s board.

Henri Lansbury

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Luis Reece, the 22-year-old opener for Lancashire
Gary Ballance hit a six to bring up his century yesterday

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Yorkshire 294-9 v Warwickshire

A couple shelters from rain on the beach at Weymouth using a sun-shade

Time to put away the sunloungers: Heavy rain follows heatwave

But forecasters said the hot weather was expected to return later this week

Not the full Monty: Sussex spinner Monty Panesar has been out of form

Luke Wright’s brave stand cannot stop Middlesex

Sussex’s unbeaten record ends with a crushing ten-wicket defeat

Ryan Sidebottom brought the match to a quick conclusion

Derbyshire 235 & 269 Yorkshire 617-5 dec (Yorkshire win by innings and 113 runs): Yorkshire go top despite Madsen’s brave knock

Yorkshire have been so far in front of Derbyshire for most of this match that wrapping up victory before the end of day three – and in doing so reclaiming the lead in the Championship – always looked a possibility, even though it required their bowlers to run in all day in strength-sapping heat.

Round-up: Phil Jaques and Alex Lees score tons for Yorkshire

Alex Lees, the 20-year-old Yorkshire opening batsman tipped as a future England player by Geoff Boycott, scored his second century of the season as Derbyshire suffered at Chesterfield, where the visitors hope to regain top place in the First Division from unbeaten Sussex with a fifth win.

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Ricky Ponting hits century in final first-class innings

The former Australia captain was playing for Surrey

Ricky Ponting in action for Surrey

Ricky Ponting struggles for grand farewell with Notts on top

Surrey 198 Nottinghamshire 50-0

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Police inquiry into health watchdog 'cover-up'

Police are investigating whether any criminal offence was committed during an alleged cover-up at the health watchdog. Cumbria Constabulary said it would examine a report, which detailed how officials may have suppressed a damning internal review into inspections at Furness General Hospital.

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