County Championship Division Two: Aussies star as Glamorgan turn screw

Australian stars featured heavily in the County Championship Divsion Two action that went down on Saturday 14 May with a big surprise coming from Marnus Labuschagne.

Marnus Labuschagne proved a surprise hero with the ball as the Australia Test star turned the match with his leg-spin.

Durham had looked well set to overcome a 54-run first innings deficit and set an imposing total.

However, Labuschagne proved to be a gamechanger when he removed Alex Lees, Scott Borthwick and then Ben Stokes.

Michael Neser wrapped up the tail, ending with figures of four for 57 to leave Glamorgan chasing 191 runs to win.

Glamorgan were 65 for 3 at stumps still needing 126 runs to win on what promises to be a thrilling final day.

Glamorgan 365 (Root 88, Neser 62, Carlson 53, Northeast 51, Potts 4-61, Raine 4-61) and 65 for 3 need another 126 runs to beat Durham 311 and 244 (Borthwick 90, Lees 61, Neser 4-57).

Anuj Dal puts Derbyshire on top at home

A unbeaten century from Anuj Dal put Derbyshire in control of their County Championship Division Two match against Worcestershire at home.

Dal struck a career-best 114 not out as Derbyshire rollicked to 565 for 8 before declaring with a 197-run first innings lead.

Worcestershire lost Ed Pollock to Suranga Lakmal before closing on 59 for 1, still some 138 runs from avoiding an innings defeat.

Shan Masood had earlier continued his fine County Championship form with another century for Derbyshire.

Worcestershire 368 and 59 for 1 (Libby 17*, Lakmal 1-19) trail Derbyshire 565 for 8 dec (Dal 114*, Masood 113, Guest 77, du Plooy 62, Thomson 54) by 138 runs.

Teenager puts Sussex on brink of victory

Young spinner Archie Lenham was the star as Sussex took their County Championship Division Two match against Leicestershire by the scruff of the neck.

Lenham took 3 for 47 as Leicestershire slipped to 195 for 5 by stumps on day three still needing 45 runs to ensure Sussex have to bat again.

It has been a match for the prospects after 21-year-old Tom Clark struck a first innings century to help Sussex claim a big lead.

Leicestershire 210 and 195 for 5 (Patel 67*, Azad 54, Lenham 3-47) trail Sussex 450 (Clark, 138, Carter 72, Haines 50) by 45 runs.

Notts and Middlesex amble towards a draw

James Pattinson led the Nottinghamshire attack as they tore through Middlesex on day three of their County Championship Division Two match but the contest appears headed for a draw.

Notts chose not to enforce the follow-on despite bowling Middlesex out for just 195 with Stuart Broad also taking three.

It will be up to Nottinghamshire to move the game forward on Sunday and press for the victory.

Nottinghamshire 415 (Hameed 112, Mullaney 92, Fletcher 50, Roland-Jones 4-64, Andersson 3-87) and 6 for 0 lead Middlesex 195 (Pattinson 4-49, Broad 3-39) by 226 runs.

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