County Championship

Wickets tumble across the country

Cricinfo staff

September 21, 2005

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Division One

Points Table

Naved-ul-Hasan and James Kirtley each took four wickets, as Sussex dismissed Kent for 267 at Hove. The home side stuttered in reply, however, losing both openers and ending the day on 47 for 2.

13 wickets fell at Edgbaston between Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. The Sri Lankan spinner Malinga Bandara took 4 for 67 as Warwickshire were dismissed for just 208. Gloucestershire faired little better, however, losing three wickets with just 29 runs on the board.

Hampshire v Nottinghamshire - full report here.

Surrey v Middlesex - full report here.

Division Two

Points Table

Glen Chapple destroyed Leicestershire with 5 for 22, bowling them out for just 165. Chapple was well supported by Murali Kartik who took 4 for 43, but Lancashire were to lose two wickets by the close of play. Both Mark Chilton and Ian Sutcliffe were dismissed, as the home side trail Leicestershire by 104 runs.

Yorkshire's batsmen were at the mercy of Northamptonshire's spinners, Jason Brown and Monty Panesar, on the first day at Northampton. The pair took all ten wickets, as Yorkshire stumbled to a paltry 177; only Craig White could offer much resistance with 51. Brown took 5 for 65 and Panesar was particularly economical, conceding just 32 runs from 27.5 overs. In reply, the home side reached 98 for 2.

Playing in just his second first-class game, Wayne White took 4 for 77 as Derbyshire bowled Somerset out for 259. There were fifties for John Francis and James Hildreth, who hit 84. Derbyshire reached 129 for the loss of just one wicket at stumps.

Will Jefferson's second hundred of the season was the cornerstone of Essex's 397 for 7 against Worcestershire. Jefferson ought not to have been the sole centurion; two of his teammates, Ronnie Irani and Ryan ten Doeschate, fell in the nineties. Kabir Ali took 2 for 76.

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