Hampshire complete stunning win
Hampshire pulled off another extraordinary win under the captaincy of Shane Warne as Nottinghamshire collapsed in startling fashion from 250 for 4 to 261 all out. Warne had set Nottinghamshire 276 after Hampshire and scored some easy runs off the part-time bowlers following Stephen Fleming's overnight declaration. A stand of 132 between Fleming and David Hussey took Nottinghamshire to within touching distance of their target, and even the loss of Hussey for 64 should not have dented their hopes. However, Warne always likes a challenge and rallied his team mates for one final effort. Chris Tremlett took it upon himself to do the bulk of the damage, as he surged through the Nottinghamshire batting with 5 for 80, including a hat trick. Three of the lower order failed to score as the pressure got to them and fittingly Warne claimed the final wicket, bowling Ryan Sidebottom, to show that nothing is ever impossible.
Sussex 497 for 5 dec (Montgomerie 184*, Goodwin 158) drew with Glamorgan 301 (Hemp 128, Lewry 6-77) and 354 for 3 (Elliott 162, Cherry 87, Hemp 56)
Glamorgan comfortably achieved a draw at Swansea, despite being asked to follow-on, as Matthew Elliott struck 162. Mushtaq Ahmed had wrapped up Glamorgan's first innings - 198 runs adrift of Sussex's 497 - with David Hemp dismissed for 128. However, this pitch has produced plenty of runs for the batsmen and Elliott and Daniel Cherry set about proving it was still excellent for batting. The pair added 214 for the first wicket, to erase Glamorgan's deficit before Cherry fell 13 runs short of a maiden century. But Elliott powered on, and put on 84 with Hemp, who followed up his first-innings with 56. By the time the occasional left-arm spin of Michael Yardy removed them both the game was safe and Sussex were just using up time by giving their batsmen a rare trundle.
Warwickshire 209 (Loudon 58, Akram 5-51) and 222 for 3 (Powell 65*, Loudon 61*) drew with Surrey 340 (Brown 84*, Clinton 84, Brown 3-63) and 310 for 7 (Murtagh 74*, Bicknell 58, Tahir 3-28)
A partnership of 131 between Michael Powell and Alex Loudon salvaged a draw for Warwickshire at Whitgift School. The top order put in a much more resilient performance second time around with the overnight batsmen, Nick Knight and Jonathan Trott, prevented any immediate breakthroughs for Surrey. Harbhajan Singh grabbed the first wicket of the day, removing Trott, and Jimmy Ormond extracted Knight to leave Warwickshire 91 for 3. But the fifth wicket pair of Powell and Loudon survived the rest of the day, with Loudon striking 12 boundaries in his 61.