County Championship Division Two round-up September 22, 2007

Klusener onslaught fails to bring a win

Cricinfo staff

Northamptonshire's Lance Klusener enlived a meaningless last day against Derbyshire at Derby with a 65-ball 86 as his side fell short after being set a target of 356 in 64 overs. They finished on 229 for 4. Derbyshire batted through till lunch when they declared on 208 for 7, 17-year-old Dan Redfern scoring his maiden first-class half century.

Northamptonshire lost two wickets in the first three overs and slipped to 80 for 4 as a home victory appeared on the cards. But Klusener and Nicky Boje launched a Twenty20-type assault to add 100 runs in a little over 10 overs before both captains agreed to call time at the start of the last hour.

For the third day running there was no play at Cardiff where the match between Glamorgan and Gloucestershire.

Team Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts
Somerset 16 10 1 0 5 0 266
Nottinghamshire 16 6 3 0 7 0 214.5
Middlesex 16 6 2 0 8 0 192.5
Essex 16 6 4 0 6 0 182
Northamptonshire 16 5 5 0 6 0 176
Derbyshire 16 3 5 0 8 0 148
Gloucestershire 16 3 5 0 7 0 135.5
Leicestershire 16 2 8 0 5 1 115
Glamorgan 16 1 9 0 4 1 88.5