Glamorgan top after victory

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Vikram Solanki

Vikram Solanki resigned as Worcestershire captain after their defeat to Glamorgan, who moved top of Division Two as a result

Glamorgan have moved to the top of LV= County Championship Division Two after sealing their seventh win of the season, beating Worcestershire by 241 runs at Colwyn Bay.

The victory, which saw them leapfrog Sussex, came after they bowled Worcestershire out for 175 with 27.1 overs to spare after setting them 417 to win thanks to Ben Wright's 121 not out.

David Harrison led the way with three wickets in three overs - claiming the important scalps of Daryl Mitchell, who has now passed 1,000 first-class runs for the season, and Alexei Kervezee - while Dean Cosker took 4-27.

After the match, Vikram Solanki tendered his resignation as Worcestershire captain after five years in charge, meaning Mitchell will take over for the rest of the season.

Sussex settled for a draw with Surrey at Guildford, declaring on 275 for six as Michael Yardy registered his first four-day hundred of the season.

Derbyshire’s rain-affected match against promotion hopefuls Northamptonshire at Chesterfield also ended in a draw.

The hosts resumed on 30 without loss today nominally chasing 352, but reached 76 when more rain came, and stumps were drawn early with no sign of a positive result in sight.

A well-poised match at Lord’s also ended in a draw as Leicestershire finished 54 runs short of victory against Middlesex.

Leicestershire were on 139 for five at stumps in pursuit of 193 to win, with Matthew Boyce’s 52 off 104 balls the biggest single contribution to the total.

In Divison One, Durham dragged themselves back into the title race with an impressive win over rivals Lancashire at Old Trafford.

Chasing 171 for their fourth win of the season, the reigning champions started day four on 58 for two needing another 113 runs.

Veteran Australian left-hander Michael Di Venuto passed 50 for their seventh time this season to help his side clinch a six-wicket win, sealed just after lunch.

Di Venuto fell before the break for 63 off 123 balls but Dale Benkenstein finished with a calming, unbeaten 41 off 119 balls.

Somerset missed out on top spot against Hampshire at Taunton as the visitors held out for a draw.

Somerset ended the match with 11 points after failing to bowl out Hampshire, who were 224 for four in their second innings when the match was called to a halt.

The home side secured maximum batting points by advancing to 412 this morning and 60 not out from Neil McKenzie helped Hampshire hang on.

Somerset are now second, two points behind leaders Nottinghamshire, who have a game in hand, while for Hampshire it was a bad day on the injury front as Michael Lumb was ruled out of the Friends Provident t20 finals day after breaking a bone in his foot.