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A County Practice 9/6

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

Michael Hogan ripped through Gloucestershire with 7-92 and Ricky Ponting was again in the runs overnight. Meanwhile in Birmingham, Australia's Champions Trophy defence started with a 43-run defeat against England.

Gloucestershire 478 (Hogan 7-92) drew with Glamorgan 448 & 2-176 (North 33no) on Day four at Bristol
 
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Michael Hogan continues to go from strength to strength for Glamorgan.

He smashed through the Gloucestershire barricades on his way to 7-92 as Michael Klinger's troops were eventually all out for 478.

With a draw favourite the Welsh side batted themselves to 2-176 before pulling the plug. Marcus North finished on 33 not out at the close of the match.
 
Surrey 274 (Ponting 52) & 4-234 (Ponting 38no) drew with Warwickshire 9-631 dec on Day four at Guildford
 
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Ricky Pointing added just two to his overnight 50, but his Surrey outfit managed to cling on for a draw against Warwickshire.

Following on from their first innings 274, the home side were under immediate pressure in reply when they lost two wickets early.

But Rory Burns (85) and Ponting (38 off 89 balls) frustrated the defending champions who failed to take the last six wickets they needed.

Meanwhile, Surrey announced overnight Australia's Glenn Maxwell will join the county for this season's T20 competition.  He is currently available for Surrey's first seven matches. 

A decision on whether he plays any further part in the competition will decide on him not making the Australia A squad to be announced next month.
 
Middlesex 8-499 dec & 3-50 (Rogers 27no) drew with Sussex 222 & 454 (Wright 187) on Day four at Lord's
 
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Melbourne Stars allrounder Luke Wright hit a career-best 187 as leaders Sussex dug deep to draw with Middlesex.

At the start of the day Chris Rogers' men looked favourite to take all the points, needing just six cheap wickets to set up a small victory target.

But England T20 international Wright, who started on 48, added 159 for the fifth wicket with Ed Joyce (98) as they took valuable time out of the match.

Sussex were eventually all out for 454, giving Middlesex a victory target of 178 off 20 overs. But a draw was agreed after they slipped to 3-50 with 12 overs remaining. Rogers remaining unbeaten on 27.
 
Yorkshire 8-572 drew with Nottinghamshire 443 & 1-105 (Cowan 53no, Lumb 47no) on Day four at Scarborough
 
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Ed Cowan hit a defiant 53 not out as Nottinghamshire drew with Yorkshire in the Scarborough sunshine.

The left-hander stood tall, facing 70 balls, as he and Michael Lumb (47no) added 99 for the second wicket. Alex Hales's poor season continued when he was dismissed for just five.

Earlier in the day Yorkshire amassed a healthy 8-572. Captain Andrew Gale (272) was out 28 runs short of a magnificent triple-century. Gary Ballance kept his name in the England selectors minds with an excellent 141. Adil Rashid this time falling for a duck.

Samit Patel spun himself to an expensive 3-143.
 
England 6-269 (Bell 91, Trott 43, Bopara 46no, McKay 2-38, Faulkner 2-48) beat Australia 9-221 (Bailey 55, Faulkner 54, Anderson 3-30) by 48 runs at Edgbaston
 
Australia's defence of the Champions Trophy started with a defeat at the hands of England, despite George Bailey and James Faulkner hitting half centuries.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell added 57 for the first wicket. Cook was the first to depart for 30, but Bell (91) and Jonathon Trott (43) dug deep to add 111.

A late order charge by Ravi Bopara (46no off 37 balls) saw England up to a competitive 6-269.

David Warner departed for nine in reply, Shane Watson (24), Phil Hughes (30), Bailey (55) and Faulkner (54) all made starts, but James Anderson (3-30) and Tim Bresnan (2-45) held them at arm's length as the home side pulled through for a 48-run win.

Full match 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

13

3

763

214

76.30

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

12

2

454

81

45.40

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

12

1

235

68

21.36

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

3

1

282

192

141.00

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

13

220.5

38

568

8-20

14.94

AUS

Trent Copeland (NHANTS)

7

13

290.0

36

585

7-63

16.25

AUS

Jim Allenby (GLAM)

7

12

176.5

16

403

6-70

25.18

AUS

Michael Hogan (GLAM)

6

10

213.3

34

565

6-70

17.00

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 09 June, 2013 9:29AM AEDT

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