Cricket: Hat-trick Harmison ensures Sussex are thrashed; CHAMPIONSHIP REVIEW.
Acting captain Matt Prior produced a sparkling unbeaten 133 but Sussex were bowled out for 212 with Harmison taking four wickets for 75 runs and Callum Thorp four for 77. That left Durham needing just 126 to win and Michael Di Venuto set them up with 60 after Jason Lewry struck early on to remove Phil Mustard for a duck and Will Smith for nine.
Hampshire were staring at a big firstinnings deficit after slumping to 130 for five against Kent at the Rose Bowl.
Replying to the visitors' 431 for eight declared, Hampshire were 42 without loss early on but finished the day in deep trouble. Jimmy Adams, John Crawley and Michael Lumb managed just 14 runs among them, Adams being dismissed for a 12-ball duck, but Dimitri Mascarenhas (30 not out) and Greg Lamb (13 no) at least steadied the ship.
Surrey hold a slender 52-run lead over Somerset with three second-innings wickets remaining going into the final day's action at Whitgift School. Trailing by 120 runs after the first innings, the home side reached 172 for seven at stumps.
Scott Newman fell nine runs short of a century but Mark Ramprakash was dismissed for 15 and no other batsman made more than 20.
The third day of the Roses clash between Yorkshire and Lancashire was washed out at Headingley.
Leicestershire returned to the top of Division Two after taking 14 wickets in 58.2 overs to crush Glamorgan by an innings and 16 runs at Grace Road.
The Welsh county, who began the third day on 99 for six, were all out for 189 to follow on 201 runs behind, and were then dismissed again for 185 in 31.3 overs between lunch and tea.
South African Dillon du Preez, who took three wickets in the first innings, returned five for 48 in the second - with the only resistence coming from a last wicket stand of 94 off 46 balls between Alex Wharf (51 not out) and David Harrison (64).
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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||Jun 2, 2008|
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