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A County Practice 29/6

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

It was a bumper Friday of T20 action in the UK with eight games played overall.

Durham 8-156 lost to Lancashire 3-165 (Katich 43no) by nine runs in the T20 competition at Durham

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Simon Katich blazed 43 from 25 balls to set up Lancashire's nine-run win over Durham.

It was an exciting contest which exploded into life when Stephen Moore took the game to the home bowlers. His 58-ball 75 set the tone as the Red Rose batted up to 3-165.

Durham gave it a good crack in reply, but they fell just short of the victory target.

Worcestershire 9-102 lost to Glamorgan 4-159 by 58 runs (D/L) in the T20 competition at Worcester

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Jim Allenby got the Dragons off to the best possible start with a quick-fire 37 as Glamorgan set a tricky 4-159 for Worcestershire to chase. Marcus North contributing with 21 not out.

The west country rain did little to help their cause with Duckworth/Lewis coming into play. Michael Hogan (0-16 off three overs) bowled tightly in reply as the home side finished 58 runs short of the revised target.

Yorkshire 8-119 v Derbyshire 8-120 in the T20 competition at Headingley

Them

Jonny Bairstow turned out for Yorkshire but he couldn't prevent a two-wicket loss to Derbyshire.

The England batsman could only make 12, with England Lions hitter Gary Ballance (44) top scoring as the White Rose posted 8-119.

It wasn't plain sailing for the visitors in reply, but they just about had enough to pull through with three balls to spare.

Nottinghamshire 3-184 (Hussey 49no) lost to Leicestershire 8-183 by seven wickets in the T20 competition at Trent Bridge

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Joe Burns was stumped for 24, but some strong hitting elsewhere in the order meant Leicestershire were well on top in their game against Nottinghamshire at the break.

Niall O'Brien (47) and a fiery 14-ball 28 from number nine Robert Taylor set up a competitive 8-183.

The Outlaws, however, have a strong limited overs unit. England openers Michael Lumb (50) and Alex Hales (24) got them off to a good start, before James Taylor (37no) and David Hussey (49no) brought them home.

Hussey's knock was a spectacular one. The Bushranger took apart The Foxes bowling hitting four fours and two sixes in his sparkling 25-ball innings.

Northamptonshire 4-124 beat Gloucestershire 9-83 by 41 runs in the T20 competition at Northampton

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Graeme White was the star with the ball taking 4-14 off three overs as his Northants easily defeated Gloucestershire.

In a rain-affected contest cut down to 12 overs a side, it was the home side who started brightly with Kyle Coetzer (39) top scoring in their 4-124. White chipping in with 28.

The left-arm spinner took the vital wicket of Michael Klinger in reply for 27 as the visitors fell well short of the victory target.

Kent 5-129 lost to Middlesex 6-111 by four wickets in the T20 competition at Canterbury

Vernon Philander took an eye-watering 4-8 for Kent but it wasn't enough to beat Adam Voges's Middlesex.

Batting first Kent could only muster 5-129.

Philander went to work in reply ripping out the top four, including Voges for two. But Adam Rossington's crucial 41 not out saw them through to safety.

Sussex 7-147 lost to Surrey 6-157 by ten runs in the T20 competition at Hove

Surrey bounced back from their opening round defeat to see off the threat of Sussex.

Glenn Maxwell could only make six as the visitors posted 6-157.

Michael Yardy top scored with 44 in reply by Jade Dernbach's 3-15 held them at arm's length.

Somerset 320 & 260 v Australia 5-321 dec & 0-36 on Day three at Taunton

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It was a good day at the office for Australia who dominated proceedings with bat and ball over Somerset.

Firstly Phil Hughes carried on where he left off yesterday batting himself up to 76 not out before Michael Clarke declared on 5-321.

His bowlers relished that decision, particularly James Pattinson (3-61) and Nathan Lyon (3-73) as Somerset were ripped out for 260. Nick Compton making 34.

The tourists finished the day on 0-36 in reply needing another 223 runs for victory.

Full report

County Championship batting averages

Us

Batting

Country

Name & County

Matches

Innings

N.O.

Runs

H.S.

Average

AUS

Chris Rogers (MSEX)

8

15

3

790

214

65.83

AUS

Sam Robson (MSEX)

8

14

3

757

215*

68.81

AUS

Jim Allenby (GLAM)

9

14

4

758

138*

75.80

AUS

Simon Katich (LANC)

7

11

0

559

122

55.90

AUS

Ed Cowan (NOT)

8

14

2

481

81

40.08

AUS

Michael Klinger (GLO)

9

14

1

553

163

42.53

AUS

Stewart Walters (GLAM)

9

15

0

391

98

26.06

AUS

Rob Quiney (ESX)

5

9

0

267

112

29.66

AUS

George Bailey (HAMP)

5

7

0

263

93

37.57

AUS

Marcus North (GLAM)

9

15

1

323

68

23.07

AUS

Phil Jaques (YOR)

8

11

0

269

57

24.45

AUS

Trent Copeland (NHANTS)

7

7

3

197

70

49.25

AUS

Ricky Ponting (SURR)

3

4

1

295

192

98.33

AUS

Michael Hogan (GLAM)

8

11

0

192

51

17.45

AUS

Joe Burns  (LEIC)

4

5

1

185

77

37.00

Bowling 

Country

Name & County

Matches

Innings

Overs

Wickets

Runs

Best

Average

AUS

Steve Magoffin (SSX)

9

15

275.5

39

734

8-20

18.82

AUS

Trent Copeland (NHANTS)

7

13

290.0

36

585

7-63

16.25

AUS

Jim Allenby (GLAM)

9

15

229.5

19

568

6-70

29.89

AUS

Michael Hogan (GLAM)

8

14

292.3

39

716

6-70

20.74

Them

Batting

Country

Name & County

Matches

Innings

N.O.

Runs

H.S.

Average

ENG

Joe Root (YOR)

5

8

0

889

236

111.12

ENG

Jonny Bairstow (YOR)

7

11

1

499

186

49.90

ENG

Alastair Cook (ESS)

4

8

0

374

130

46.75

ENG

Nick Compton (SOM)

8

16

1

615

166

41.00

ENG

Jonathon Trott (WAR)

4

6

0

360

96

60.00

ENG

Ian Bell (WAR)

4

6

0

191

62

31.83

ENG

Matt Prior (SSX)

7

10

1

243

62

27.00

ENG

Stuart Broad (NOT)

4

6

1

123

46

24.60

ENG

Graeme Swann (NOT)

3

5

2

97

57

32.33

ENG

Tim Bresnan (YOR)

4

5

1

66

38

16.50

ENG

James Anderson (LANC)

4

6

2

44

26

11.00

ENG

Steve Finn (MSEX)

5

6

0

27

8

4.50

ENG

Kevin Pietersen (SURR)

1

1

1

177*

177*

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Bowling

Country

Name & County

Matches

Innings

Overs

Wickets

Runs

Best

Average

ENG

Stuart Broad  (NOT)

4

8

130.0

24

404

7-44

16.83

ENG

James Anderson (LANCS)

4

8

126.5

17

312

5-47

18.35

ENG

Tim Bresnan (YOR)

4

7

130.2

16

393

4-41

24.56

ENG

Steve Finn (MSEX)

5

8

140.0

15

438

4-51

29.20

ENG

Graeme Swann (NOT)

3

5

90.0

14

297

6-90

21.21

ENG

Monty Panesar (SSX)

8

     12

256

16

694

5-142

43.37

The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Cricket Australia

First Posted 29 June, 2013 10:27AM AEST

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