Durham push towards victory
A review of Saturday's action in the LV= County Championship.
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Durham pushed towards a sixth LV= County Championship win of the season by taking seven wickets in only 22.4 overs on a rain-hit third day of their Division One clash with struggling Surrey.
Four of them went to left-arm swing bowler Jamie Harrison, who finished with five for 31 as the visitors were dismissed for 108 then took the first wicket when they followed on 313 behind.
Two wickets in two balls in Usman Arshad's second over reduced Surrey to 33 for three, but with Hashim Amla showing his class they had advanced to 52 for three by the time bad light then rain ended play.
With Surrey deep in relegation danger, Lancashire look set to come the other way and the Division Two leaders took control of their clash with Worcestershire at New Road despite defiance from Moeen Ali.
Overnight centurion Simon Katich added just one before falling for 105 from 91 balls, but Luke Procter (76) and Tom Smith (84) put on 136 to lift their side to 441 and maximum batting points.
Worcestershire lost openers Matt Pardoe and Daryl Mitchell with only 15 on the board but Moeen was 101 not out at stumps, his second century of the match, to lead his side to 166 for five and a slender lead of 12.
Glamorgan wrapped up victory by an innings and 37 runs against Leicestershire after bowling their visitors out for 268 in their second innings at Swansea.
Following on 305 behind, Leicestershire started the day on 134 for two but once they lost Ned Eckersley (76), their resistance was effectively over.
Josh Cobb made 46 not out but spinners Dean Cosker (four for 88) and Andrew Salter, who took three for 66 for match figures of five for 100 on his Championship debut, made consistent inroads.
Rain denied Kent victory by preventing any play on day four, with just one Gloucestershire wicket needed to complete victory.
A grim forecast led to a pair of contrived declarations on Friday, leaving the visitors chasing 399, and they slipped to 307 for nine overnight.
The heavens opened 10 minutes before the scheduled start and with no let-up, Gareth Roderick's unbeaten 152 emerged as a match-saving innings.