Veteran seamer Tim Murtagh claimed a 10-wicket match haul to prime 1,000 wickets in all codecs for Middlesex and arrange a second successive LV= Insurance coverage County Championship victory as they triumphed towards Kent.
Middlesex player-coach Murtagh, who’s now in his seventeenth season with the county and turns 42 later this summer time, scythed by the guests’ line-up with 6-42 – for match figures of 10-82 – as they crumbled to 128 all out at Lord’s.
Ben Compton and Jack Leaning had dragged Kent again into rivalry with their strong 87-run partnership earlier than seven wickets tumbled for under 22 runs, leaving Middlesex to chase a modest goal of solely 86.
They achieved that in 24.3 overs, with Sam Robson compiling an unbeaten 41 and Pieter Malan 24 not out to steer their aspect throughout the road by 9 wickets.
Surrey blew Warwickshire away to seal a nine-wicket victory on the third day of their County Championship match at Edgbaston.
The guests began the day by including 70 in 10 overs to earn a first-innings lead of 131, with Jamie Smith scoring a superb 88 and tail-ender Dan Worrall including 35 off 24 balls.
Then Warwickshire’s prime order was destroyed by Kemar Roach, who took three wickets earlier than lunch to depart the hosts 22-4.
There was no means again from there regardless of Ed Barnard’s resolute 49 – his greatest rating for Warwickshire – because the hosts had been finally skittled for 141, with Roach ending with 5-34.
Surrey knocked off the required 11 runs in two overs to finish an excellent crew efficiency led by tempo bowlers Roach and Worrall, who took a mixed 15-160 within the match.
In Division Two, England seamer Matthew Potts ran by Derbyshire‘s decrease order with a five-wicket haul to see Durham to an innings-and-seven-run win at Emirates Riverside.
Derbyshire halted the hosts’ push for victory within the morning session of day three as Matthew Lamb and Luis Reece placed on 149 runs for the sixth wicket.
Lamb fell agonisingly wanting a century when he was pinned lbw by Ben Raine for 99 and the wicket opened the floodgates for Durham and Potts.
The England seamer tore by the decrease order to safe the 4 remaining scalps, ending with figures of 5-65, permitting the hosts to assert most factors from the fixture.
Because of this, Durham prolong their lead on the prime of the Division Two desk, whereas their opponents sit backside after three video games.
On day three of their Division Two conflict, Chris Cooke and Michael Neser starred with the bat as Glamorgan mounted a formidable fightback towards hosts Leicestershire.
With Glamorgan struggling on 225-7, replying to Leicestershire’s first-innings 407, Cooke and Neser shared a stand of 211 – the very best for the eighth wicket for the Welsh county towards any opponent – to carry their aspect as much as 446-8.
Cooke remained unbeaten on 121 at stumps, with Neser departing for 90, after fellow Australia worldwide Marnus Labuschagne had contributed 64.
Leicestershire had been handicapped by an damage to Ed Barnes, one in every of their 5 seam bowlers, who reported for obligation with a swollen ankle, ruling him out of bowling for the rest of the match.
Sussex substitute fielder Tom Clark’s direct-hit run out of Marcus Harris unlocked their bid for victory of their match at Gloucestershire.
Australian opener Harris’ dismissal, after his despairing dive, started a chaotic 10-minute interval for the hosts as Nathan McAndrew (5-53) claimed the important thing wickets of James Bracey and Graeme van Buuren with successive balls on his strategy to a five-wicket haul.
Gloucestershire had been abruptly 4 down at tea – after India’s Cheteshwar Pujara hit 151 to underpin Sussex’s 455-5 declared of their first innings – as a rain-affected match got here to life.
Sussex claimed an additional 5 wickets within the last session as Gloucestershire slumped from 99-1 to 198-9 on the shut, nonetheless 257 runs behind, with the guests eyeing up imposing the follow-on early on the ultimate day.