County Championship round-up: Duck for Vaughan but Onions sizzles again

Given Friday's debacle, English cricket needs any good news it can get. So while there was yet more gloom yesterday in the shape of Andrew Strauss's failure for Middlesex against Essex and Michael Vaughan's duck for Yorkshire, a fine performance by Graham Onions for Durham at the Rose Bowl suggested that it is not quite time to call the Ashes off and hand the little urn over in perpetuity.

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England 569-6 dec W Indies 310 & 115-3

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England pace bowler Graham Onions took five for 38 on his debut to help send West Indies tumbling to 152 all out in their first innings on the second day of the first test at Lord's.

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With timing that had the England selectors smiling as broadly as supporters of Durham, Graham Onions tore into the Somerset batting with devastating consequences at Taunton, where the home side collapsed to 69 all out in reply to the champions' 543.

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Onions and Bresnan are in fine form this season – now they must show they have true Test class, writes Stephen Brenkley

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