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A County Practice 8/6

UPDATED 22 September, 2013 6:21PM AEDT | by Andrew Groves 9

Ricky Ponting hit an unbeaten half-century, Michael Klinger batted himself to 142 and Brad Haddin cracked 113 on an action-packed night of cricket in the UK.

Surrey 7-269 (Ponting 50no) v Warwickshire 9-631 dec on day three at Guildford
 
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Ricky Ponting's remarkable start to life at Surrey continued when he remained unbeaten on 50 after an eventful day's cricket.

Earlier defending champions Warwickshire eventually declared on a mammoth 9-631. England seamer Chris Tremlett suffered some tap going for 101 off his 28 overs. Jade Dernbach taking 3-72.

Despite Ponting's defiance, Surrey closed the day in trouble on 7-269.
 
Gloucestershire 4-456 (Klinger 142, Hogan 2-79) v Glamorgan 448 on Day three at Bristol
 
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Michael Klinger was dismissed by Jim Allenby but only after the Gloucestershire captain hit a superb 142.

The South Australian's innings lasted 345 balls, and included 14 fours and three sixes. The match now looks destined for a draw with the home side getting to stumps on 4-456, eight in front of Glamorgan's first innings score. Michael Hogan finished with figures 2-79, Allenby 1-68.
 
Yorkshire 4-358 (Jaques 51) v Nottinghamshire 443 on Day three at Scarborough
 
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Phil Jaques cracked 51 as his Yorkshire side rescued a poor position at the start of the day to finish 85 runs behind Nottinghamshire.

Jaques was fourth man out with score on 121 before captain Andrew Gale (159no) and Gary Ballance (103no) batted The Tykes to safety.
 
Middlesex 8-499 dec v Sussex 222 (Magoffin 10) & 4-228 (Prior 18)
 
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Chris Rogers' Middlesex look destined to close the gap on Sussex at the top of the County Championship after dominating day three at Lord's.

Steve Magoffin made ten for the away side as they were skittled for 222 in their first innings. Luke Wright top scoring with 77.

Rogers then enforced the follow on with his bowlers immediately going for the jugular in the second dig.
 
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Matt Prior failed again with the willow. He was dismissed for 18, but Ed Joyce (75no) and Wright (48no) rescued Sussex who finished the day on 4-228.
 
Somerset 458 (Compton 166) v Durham 3-163 on Day two at Taunton
 
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Nick Compton was eventually out for 166 after a marathon 324-ball stay at the crease as Somerset were bowled out for 458 on day two at Taunton.

Durham closed on 3-163 in reply.

Northamptonshire 314 & 0-8 defeated Worcestershire 196 & 125 (Copeland 6-41) by 10 wickets at Northampton
 
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Trent Copeland finished his county stint with the Northants by bowling his side to a dominant 10-wicket victory to strengthen their hold on top spot in Division Two.

Copeland finished with figures of 6-41 from 28 overs and the Northants opening batsmen were only out there for a touch over two overs before the outright win was completed. 

He now returns to Sydney having taken 36 wickets at an average of 16.25 in seven County Championship matches this season. This places him second on the list of wicket-takers, just one behind Steve Magoffin.

Copeland was also able to display his ability with the bat throughout the season, finishing with an average of 49.25 from seven innings.
 
Australia A 6-335 (Haddin 113, Siddle 85) v Scotland on Day one in Edinburgh
 
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Brad Haddin made a captain's hundred as Australia A recovered from an early setback to finish in command against Scotland.

The tourists lost Jordan Silk (4), Alex Doolan (14) and Steve Smith (22) early. But Usman Khawaja (51) and Haddin steadied the ship.

Haddin was eventually out for 113. An eye-catching 85 not out by Peter Siddle saw Australia finish the day on 6-335.

Full day one report here

County Championship batting averages

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Batting

Country

Name & County

Matches

Innings

N.O.

Runs

H.S.

Average

AUS

Chris Rogers (MSEX)

7

12

2

736

214

73.60

AUS

Sam Robson (MSEX)

7

12

3

706

215*

78.44

AUS

Jim Allenby (GLAM)

7

11

3

577

138*

72.125

AUS

Simon Katich (LANC)

5

8

0

406

96

50.75

AUS

Ed Cowan (NOTT)

6

11

1

401

81

40.10

AUS

Michael Klinger (GLO)

7

11

1

514

163

51.40

AUS

Stewart Walters (GLAM)

7

11

0

324

98

29.45

AUS

Rob Quiney (ESS)

5

9

0

267

112

29.66

AUS

George Bailey (HAMP)

5

7

0

263

93

37.57

AUS

Marcus North (GLAM)

7

11

0

202

68

18.36

AUS

Phil Jaques (YOR)

7

10

0

249

57

24.90

AUS

Trent Copeland (NHANTS)

7

7

3

197

70

49.25

AUS

Ricky Ponting (SURR)

2

2

1

242

192

242

AUS

Michael Hogan (GLAM)

6

8

3

95

51

11.87

Bowling

Country

Name & County

Matches

Innings

Overs

Wickets

Runs

Best

Average

AUS

Steve Magoffin (SUSSEX)

7

12

216.5

37

542

8-20

14.64

AUS

Trent Copeland (NHANTS)

7

13

290.0

36

585

7-63

16.25

AUS

Michael Hogan (GLAM)

6

10

208.1

29

565

6-70

19.48

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 (GLAM)

4

8

0

374

130

46.75

ENG

Nick Compton (SOM)

6

11

2

411

166

46.07

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)

5

8

1

175

62

25.00

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

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 (SSEX)

6

     10

189

9

487

2-21

54.11

 

 

 

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First Posted 08 June, 2013 8:38AM AEDT

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