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A County Practice 2/6

UPDATED 22 September, 2013 6:21PM AEST | by Andrew Groves 8

Ricky Ponting cracked an unbeaten century on his Surrey debut on a dramatic Saturday in England.

Derbyshire 452 v Surrey 4-362 (Ponting 120no) on Day three at Derby
Ricky Ponting marked his Surrey debut with a magnificent 120 not out overnight.

The former Australian captain looked set for a big score from the start with some beautiful shots all around the wicket.

Starting the day on 1-35, Surrey closed on 4-362. They lost Vikram Solanki early before Ponting and Arun Harinath (154) added 180 for the third wicket.
Sussex 6-290 v Nottinghamshire 356 on Day two at Hove
It's set to be an exciting few days at Hove with the home side looking to overcome a strong Notts outfit.

The Sharks responded to Nottinghamshire's 356, England's Samit Patel hitting a fine 157, Steve Magoffin taking 2-87, with 6-290.

They will be looking for some quick runs on day three and build a healthy first innings lead.
Lancashire 310 & 270 drew with Gloucestershire 222 & 9-173 on Day four at Liverpool
Michael Klinger's Gloucestershire survived a nerve-shredding final day to hold on for a draw.

Number 11 Liam Norwell had to face the final ball of the match to make sure of the points.

At 150-4 with 18 overs left the draw looked favourite. But there was late drama when four wickets fell in 10 overs to leave the visitors clinging on.

Klinger perished for 22 in the second innings. Former New Zealand Test bat Hamish Marshall defiant with 44 off 206 balls.
Kent 3-353 drew with Leicestershire 186 & 1-139 on Day four at Tunbridge Wells
Joe Burns could only sit and watch as his Leicestershire side batted out a draw against Kent.

Earlier in the day Rob Key (106) and Brendan Nash (128) both struck centuries as the home side declared on 3-353.

Burns was next in for the Foxes but Greg Smith (65) and Edmund Eckersley (65no) made sure he didn't get to the crease.

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First Posted 02 June, 2013 9:38AM AEST

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