County Championship round-up May 3, 2008

Ramprakash notches hundred No. 99

Cricinfo staff


One to go ... Mark Ramprakash cuts on his way to his 99th first-class hundred © Getty Images
 

First Division

Mark Ramprakash's 99th first-class century was the highlight of the final day at Hove as Surrey and Sussex played out the drew which had been on the cards since the first day was washed out. However, for Ramprakash it took him closer to joining a famous club. His second hundred of the season took 224 balls and he reached three figures with three boundaries off an Ollie Rayner over. He needed just 30 deliveries to move from 85 to 123 before sending a return catch to Rayner. Usman Afzaal and Ali Brown also spent time in the middle as the match ended quietly.

Click here to read John Ward's report of the final day between Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire at Headingley.

Second Division

A double hundred from Nicky Boje steered Northamptonshire to a draw against Worcestershire at Northampton. Boje, who resumed on 55, completed his hundred before lunch after the early losses of David Sales and Riki Wessels. Lance Klusener and Boje ended any chance of Worcestershire forcing a result by adding 181 for the fifth wicket, but even when Klusener fell for 74, Boje pressed on and was unbeaten on 226 when both captains agreed to call a halt.

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