Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Glamorgan climb up the standings with crushing win. Timm van der Gugten took three wickets in Glamorgan's victory.
Timm van der Gugten took three wickets in Glamorgan's victory.
Somerset vs Northamptonshire
A collective performance with the ball on Day 4 helped Somerset complete a massive 252-run victory against Northamptonshire at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton. Starting the day at 277/1 in their second innings, Somerset lost the wickets of overnight centurions Tom Abell and Tom Lammonby before they declared at 337/4. Needing 462 for victory, Northamptonshire were skittled out for 109, with Tom Taylor's 25 batting at No. 8 being the highest score. Josh Davey picked up three wickets while Craig Overton, Abell and Kasey Aldridge bagged two apiece. Somerset are currently sixth on the Division One table with 145 points, six short of Northamptonshire at the fifth spot.
Glamorgan vs Derbyshire
Glamorgan moved up to the second spot on the Division two table following a convincing innings and 24 run victory over Derbyshire at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Derbyshire started Day 4 at 123 for 3 in their second innings, having been asked to follow on, and saw overnight batters Wayne Madsen and Leus du Plooy register half-centuries. However, from 194/3, they slipped to 234/8 as Glamorgan made quick inroads. Sam Conners and Ben Aitchison kept Glamorgan waiting for a while but they eventually romped to victory, with Timm van der Gugten and James Harris finishing with three wickets apiece. Glamorgan have 200 points from their 13 matches, with a game remaining against Sussex.
Leicestershire vs Middlesex
A fighting knock of 80 from Colin Ackermann and a defiant 10th wicket stand involving Chris Wright and Michael Finan went in vain as Middlesex registered an 80-run victory against Leicestershire at Grace Road in Leicester. The hosts started the day at 13/4, chasing 275 for victory. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals, with Ackermann not getting any support from the rest of the batters barring Tom Scriven (23) who was involved in a 65-run partnership for the eighth wicket with the No. 4 batter. Reduced to 135/9, Wright and Finan mounted a fightback, putting on a half-century stand to give Middlesex a scare. However, Finan was the last to fall, getting out to Sam Robson as Leicestershire were bowled out for 194. Toby Roland-Jones finished with a four-wicket haul. Middlesex are now third on the Division two table, 12 points away from Glamorgan, and play Worcestershire in their last match.
Durham vs Sussex
Ben Raine's five-wicket haul powered Durham to an innings and 140 run victory against Sussex at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. Starting the day at 9/4 in their second essay, Durham's lower middle order showed some fight but it wasn't enough to prevent them from being bowled out for 157, with Tom Haines's 37 being the top score for them. Matty Potts bagged two wickets to go with his three in the first innings while Raine finished with seven wickets in the match. Durham are currently fifth on the table with 182 points while Sussex are second from bottom with only 117 points.