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    Notts cruise to victory over Leicestershire

    Notts hammer Leicestershire to record their biggest first-class win since 1929

    Notts cruise to victory over Leicestershire
    Specsavers County Championship

    Nottinghamshire's Luke Fletcher continued his good form against Leicestershire

    A ruthlessly efficient Nottinghamshire record an emphatic victory over Leicestershire to take a commanding lead at the top of Division Two.

    Nottinghamshire beat Leicestershire by an innings & 280 runs
    Durham 402 v Glamorgan 295 & 95/2

    Worcestershire 336 & 16/0 v Kent 260 & 474

    Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire

    Another ruthlessly efficient bowling performance from Nottinghamshire gave them their fifth victory of the season and strengthened their lead at the top of the Division Two table.

    After being bowled out for 134 in their first innings Leicestershire struggled just as badly the second time around, at Trent Bridge, and with Ben Raine unable to bat, due to injury, they succumbed for exactly the same total, to lose by an innings and 280.

    Luke Fletcher took three for 16 and James Pattinson bagged three for 38 as the match was wrapped up just after lunch on the third day. Clint McKay hit his way to an unbeaten 41 from 24 balls but by then the contest was almost over.

    Stuart Broad only bowled one over before leaving the field but by that stage the visitors were five wickets down and spiralling to their second heavy defeat against Notts this season. Notts coach Peter Moores downplayed the extend of Broad's injury: "Stuart had a bit of pain in his heel, he’s had it for a while. If the situation had been different he could have pushed on through it but there was no need to so he came off and we’ll monitor it and look after him."

    Pattinson had helped himself to five Foxes wickets during the previous day and needed only five deliveries to add to his tally as Leicestershire began their second innings after being made to follow-on 414 behind.

    The Australian speedster took eight wickets when the sides met at Leicester in early April and another four in the Royal London One-Day Cup clash between the two sides at Welbeck and made the early breakthrough by having Paul Horton caught behind for six.

    Jake Ball also struck in his opening over, with Brendan Taylor taking a sharp catch at third slip to remove Harry Dearden, who has fallen for 12,0,6 and 0 against Notts this season.

    Mark Cosgrove made 22 before falling lbw in Luke Fletcher’s first over to leave the innings in tatters at 49 for three. Fletcher struck twice more, dismissing Colin Ackermann by the same method and then had Mark Pettini caught at second slip.

    Steven Mullaney removed Ned Eckersley for 20 and with the final ball of the morning session Pattinson nipped out Lewis Hill to bring the finishing line even closer. Hill had received treatment earlier in the over after being struck on the helmet and had earlier survived a catch at slip after the umpires ruled it had come off the fore-arm rather than the glove or bat.

    McKay hit Mullaney for two sixes in a bold act of defiance but at the other end Dieter Klein was yorked by Pattinson and then Gavin Griffiths nicked Ball into the hands of second slip, condemning Leicestershire to their heaviest innings loss since 1932.

    Nottinghamshire gained the full 24 points from their victory and face promotion rivals Kent under the Trent Bridge floodlights next week, whilst Leicestershire only gathered two bonus points ahead of their next fixture against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.

    Moores said: "“It was a real good win. Credit to the groundsman; I think he got the pitch right. There was some pace in it and it went through nicely. There was a very good batting display based around an outstanding innings by Samit Patel, backed up by partnerships all the way through the innings and then obviously two very good bowling displays."

    Durham v Glamorgan

    Signs of a positive result when Durham lost five wickets for six runs proved misleading as only four more wickets fell in the two sessions of play against Glamorgan at Chester-le-Street.

    After thundery storms play began an 1.10 on the third day of the Specsavers County Championship match and when Glamorgan were faced with a deficit of 107 and 42 overs to bat after tea they reached 92 for two.

    After the collapse Durham's last-wicket pair, Chris Rushworth and Barry McCarthy, put on 68 to achieve maximum batting points with two balls to spare.

    McCarthy was then unlucky to take no wickets in a spell of  8-3-5-0 as Jacques Rudolph survived a searching examination from Durham's four seamers until two overs from the close, when he was strangled down the leg side for 43.

    It was a deserved reward for academy boy Matty Potts, who also took the other wicket when he had Nick Selman lbw for 16.

    Rudolph twice edged Potts for four through the vacant third slip area and the youngster conceded only eight more runs in his eight overs.

    When Durham resumed on 281 for four, Paul Collingwood and Ryan Pringle added 47 in the first 12 overs. Pringle hit Michael Hogan for three fours in four balls, but he fell lbw to the next to start the slide.

    Graham Wagg had Paul Coughlin caught behind first ball, then Collingwood departed for 92 when a steeply-bouncing ball which Marchant de Lange lobbed off a glove to Aneurin Donald at gully.

    An in-swinger from Wagg had Stuart Poynter lbw before de Lange banged another one in to have Potts caught at short leg.

    Durham still needed 16 for the fourth batting point when Rushworth joined McCarthy. But they were relatively untroubled once de Lange rested after a 12-over spell, in which his two for 30 took his overall figures to five for 95.

    McCarthy was on 30 when Rushworth fell for 38, chipping Hogan to mid-on with the total on 402.

    Worcestershire v Kent

    Joe Denly demonstrated immense powers of concentration in the sweltering heat to steer  Kent into a position of strength on day three of the Specsavers County Championship clash with Worcestershire at New Road.


    The 31-year-old batsman resumed on his overnight 69 and batted for a total of nearly eight hours in scoring a career best 227  out of 474 all out to leave Worcestershire a 399 target.

    His marathon knock surpassed his 206 not out against Northampton at Wantage Road last season.

    It rescued Kent from the real possibility of losing inside three days, after they had lost their sixth wicket shortly before lunch when their overall lead was only 129.

    Now they will have high hopes of pushing for victory tomorrow with Pakistan wrist spinner Yasir Shah the ace up their sleeve on what is still a good wicket for batting.

    On the longest day of the year, Denly's superb knock must also have felt never-ending for the wilting Worcestershire attack which stuck gamely to its task but was gradually worn down in the soaring temperatures.

    It was his second century in three Championship matches and has given Kent a strong platform to test the resolution of the home side in the top three promotion battle.

    He was given excellent support by keeper Adam Rouse (68) in a stand of 149 in 39 overs - a Kent seventh wicket record in matches against Worcestershire.

    Denly had batted for a total of 468 minutes, had faced 320 balls and struck 24 fours and five sixes when he finally holed out to Ed Barnard at long off against Joe Leach.


    It had been a different scenario at the start of the day after Worcestershire skipper Joe Leach had bowled an impressive opening spell which yielded two wickets.

    Joe Weatherley (24) had not added to his overnight score when he was caught at second slip by Daryl Mitchell and then Darren Stevens (19) shouldered arms and was trapped lbw.

    Denly went to three figures in the grand manner with a six over long on off Moeen Ali. When Will Gidman (19) drove at John Hastings and nicked through to Ross Whiteley at first slip, Kent were in a position of some discomfort at 205-6.

    But then Rouse proved a willing ally for Denly and the pair flourished with the former reaching  a determined half century off 105 balls.

    A wicket did not fall in the afternoon session until the last ball before tea when Rouse (68) popped a Moeen delivery up to short leg.

    There was no respite after the resumption for Worcestershire as Matt Coles clubbed 39 and Yasir Shah 27 in stands of 54 and 41.

    Denly's double ton came up off 299 balls with 23 fours and three sixes and a two off Josh Tongue brought him his new career best. Worcestershire openers Daryl Mitchell and Brett D'Oliveira negotiated five overs in reaching 16-0 by the close.

    Dazzling Denly said: "It was great to spend so much time out there. The pitch was pretty good for batting on. The biggest challenge was probably the heat and trying to stay cool.

    "I'm obviously delighted. It is probably the best I felt for a while, probably ever, in the middle especially yesterday with the way I struck it and then coming in this morning and just throughout the day. 

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