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A County Practice 19/5

UPDATED 19 May, 2013 10:51AM AEDT | by Andrew Groves

Sussex seamer Steve Magoffin helped bowl his side to an impressive victory over Derbyshire overnight on another busy day in the County Championship.

Derbyshire 223 & 219 (Magoffin 4-44) lost to Sussex 401 & 1-43 by nine wickets on Day four at Derby
 
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Steve Magoffin produced a fine spell of seam bowling as his Sussex side pulled off a comfortable victory in Derby. He started the day by catching Richard Johnson off James Anyon. Then he ripped through the tail, taking the last two wickets of the innings to finish with 4-44, setting up a small victory target.

The away side coasted home in reply with Luke Wells (23) and Michael Yardy (18) the not out batsmen.
 
Nottinghamshire 274 & 191 beat Surrey 207 & 144 by 114 runs on Day four at Trent Bridge
 
Ed Cowan's Nottinghamshire bowled out Surrey for 144 to seal an exiting victory at Trent Bridge.

The home side could only muster a low second innings score of 191 with Samit Patel (37) top scoring, Jade Dernbach (3-60) and Stuart Meaker (4-64) doing the damage.

Set a target of 258 to win, Surrey were under the cosh early losing four wickets for 90 runs.

Rory Burns hit 53, but a late order collapse shot them out for 144. Cowan got in the action by catching Meaker off Patel.
 
Warwickshire 128 & 140 (Bresnan 3-41) lost to Yorkshire 407 by an innings and 139 runs on Day four at Edgbaston
 
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Tim Bresnan bowled with pace and accuracy as his Yorkshire side thrashed defending champions Warwickshire by an innings and 139 runs.

It was a ruthless performance by the White Rose side whose four pronged seam attack of Bresnan (3-41), Ryan Sidebottom (3-23), Steve Patterson (3-19) and Liam Plunkett (1-53) did the damage.

Yorkshire only needed to bat once in the contest, Adil Rashid's 110 not out the highlight. Warwickshire could only respond with 140 not out in reply.
 
Glamorgan 231 & 388 lost to Essex 345 & 5-275 (Hogan 1-50) by five wickets on Day four at Cardiff
 
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Glamorgan's Michael Hogan finished with match figures of 7-120, but it wasn't enough as Marcus North's side lost to Essex by five wickets on a tense final day in Cardiff.

The Dragons batted themselves into a winning position thanks to Mark Wallace's 101, North could only make two, and Jim Allenby 11.

Hogan ran out opener Tom Westley for 88 in reply, and had James Foster (20) caught by Allenby late in the game,  but by then the damage had already been done.
 
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England's Ravi Bopara capped off a fine all-round match with figures of 2-48 and a second innings score of 33 to help his side to victory. Earlier in the match he hit 145.
 
Northamptonshire 355 & 8-215 declared drew with Leicestershire 234 & 3-168 on Day four in Northampton
 
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Trent Copeland's magnificent 7-63 yesterday proved in vain as Leicestershire held on for a draw on the final day.

A late order 53 by wicketkeeper Ben Duckett allowed Northants to declare on 8-215, a healthy lead of 336.

Copeland bowled a fiery 15-over spell in reply, which eventually saw him take the wicket of Niall O'Brien for 59, but the away side managed to dig in and close on 3-168.
 
England 232 & 6-180 (Root 71, Trott 56) v New Zealand 207 (Anderson 5-47, Finn 4-63) on Day three at Lord's
 
Joe Root continued his magnificent form this summer with 71, but a late order fightback by New Zealand swung the balance in favour of the visitors at Lord's.

Root and Jonathon Trott (56) added 123 for the third wicket, after Alastair Cook (21) and Nick Compton (15) were removed early.

England were coasting before Tim Southee took 3-34 as the home side lost four wickets for 12 runs to finish the day on 6-180, a lead of 205.

Earlier James Anderson etched his name on the Lord's honours board with 5-47, Steve Finn chipping in with 4-63, as New Zealand were all out for 207.

 

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First Posted 19 May, 2013 10:44AM AEDT

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