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    Glam slam & up Northants

    Glamorgan stunned everyone and Northants upped the ante on a busy day of red-ball cricket

    GLAM SLAM

    You’d be forgiven for thinking you needed your eyes testing when checking the Glamorgan score this afternoon. After looking down and out at 58/6 against a promotion-chasing Worcestershire, the South Wales side roared back to post 381 thanks to Jacques Rudolph’s battling 111 and incredible hitting from the tail. Chris Cooke reached 93, Andrew Salter 80* and Lukas Carey 54 batting at 8, 9 and 10 respectively.

    OLD DOG, NEW TRICK

    Durham went into cruise control on day three at Canterbury after captain Paul Collingwood followed up his superb century the previous morning with another half-century to set up for a potential first win of the season. After bowling the home side out for 236, Graham Clark struck a career-best 83 before they declared leaving Kent needing 483 for victory. The best part about it? Forty-one-year-old Colly’s superb zimmer frame celebration, of course!

    SIDE BY SIDE

    Veteran seamer Ryan Sidebottom took his 750th first-class wicket in a superb performance that saw him dismiss five Somerset batsmen at Taunton. After posting 202 in their first innings, Yorkshire managed to restrict the home side to 224 in reply – Craig Overton top scoring with an unbeaten 44. This one is perfectly poised as we head into day three…

    UP NORTHANTS

    With Worcestershire, Sussex and Kent in trouble, could this finally be Northants’ year? They struggled to 218 in the first innings against Derbyshire before bowling the visitors out for just 176 - Ben Sanderson starring with a five-for - prior to piling on the runs in the second dig. Rob Newton recorded his twelfth first-class ton and skipper Alex Wakely posted 79 as they built an imposing lead. Watch this space.

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