Brad Hodge unbeaten 154 outgunned Ian Ward's 136 in the outstanding match of the latest round of National League matches, as Leicestershire held out for a one-run victory over Sussex at Horsham. Elsewhere, Shane Warne celebrated his unexpected early return from Zimbabwe with four wickets and a useful 48, as Hampshire beat Gloucestershire, while Scott Newman's 106 gave Surrey a long-overdue victory to bring an end to their disastrous start to the season. At Old Trafford, Sajid Mahmood and Alex Wharf preserved Lancashire's unbeaten record, and at Derby Somerset's wicketkeeper, Carl Gazzard, cracked an impressive 157 to secure a 114-run victory.

National League Division One

Hampshire 244 for 6 (Dighton 74) beat Gloucestershire 240 for 5 (Warne 4-27) by four wickets at Bristol
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Aussie imports overpower Gloucs The Times

Lancashire 211 for 5 (Hooper 49*) beat Glamorgan 210 (Wharf 72) by five wickets at Old Trafford
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Loye sweeps Lancs to victory The Guardian

Northampton 211 for 5 (Afzaal 66) beat Kent 146 by 65 runs at Northampton
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Northants collect first points of the season The Telegraph

Surrey 268 (Newman 106) beat Essex 237 (Flower 70) by 31 runs at The Oval
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Newman leads Surrey to first win The Guardian

National League Division Two

Somerset 316 for 5 (Gazzard 157) beat Derbyshire 202 (Parsons 5-39) by 114 runs at Derby
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Gazzard century leads Sabres' victory The Times

Middlesex 211 for 7 (Klusener 56*, Weekes 57) beat Nottinghamshire 207 for 7 by three wickets at Trent Bridge
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Klusener grabs last-ball win for Middlesex The Times

Leicestershire 324 for 4 (Hodge 154*) beat Sussex 323 for 5 (Ward 136) by 1 run at Horsham
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Foxes steal narrow win over Sharks The Times

Worcestershire 238 for 6 (Solanki 68) beat Yorkshire 199 by 39 runs at Headingley
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Batty restricts Yorkshire The Times