Graeme van Buuren and Colin Ackermann were in the runs in the latest round of the English County Championship.
County Championship Division One
Middlesex romped to a nine-wicket victory against Kent, with Pieter Malan scoring the winning runs on day three.
Kent scored 186 in their first innings before Middlesex replied with 229, with Malan making three runs off 20 balls and captain Stephen Eskinazi 17 off 15.
Kent were bowled out for 128 in their second innings and Middlesex then strolled to 86-1 as Malan finished with an unbeaten 24 off 34 balls.
That winning feeling 😍#OneMiddlesex pic.twitter.com/9vyOF3AwkJ
— Middlesex Cricket (@Middlesex_CCC) April 29, 2023
County Championship Division Two
Leus du Plooy‘s Derbyshire suffered a crushing innings-and-seven run defeat to Durham, with the Pretoria-born batsman scoring 20 off 36 balls in the first innings and 14 off 15 during the follow-on.
The clash between Leicestershire and Glamorgan ended in a high-scoring draw.
Ackermann scored 45 off 97 balls and Wiaan Mulder nine off 13 as Leicestershire were bowled out for 407 in their first innings.
Glamorgan replied with 465, with Mulder and Ackermann delivering economic performances with the ball despite going wicketless.
In Leicestershire’s second innings, Ackermann scored 12 off 22 balls before falling to David Lloyd as they ended the match on 252-3.
There was another draw in the match between Sussex and Gloucestershire.
Gloucestershire’s Marchant de Lange bagged two wickets, including the prized scalp of Cheteshwar Pujara (151) as Sussex posted 455-5 declared.
Marchant de Lange trying to ruffle a few feathers before tea ☄#GoGlos 💛🖤 pic.twitter.com/UmPS3XfJX7
— Gloucestershire Cricket (@Gloscricket) April 28, 2023
Gloucestershire replied with 248 before being forced to follow on.
But they stood firm to deny Sussex as captain Van Buuren atoned for a first-innings golden duck with an unbeaten 55 off 70 balls to lead his side to 121-4 at the close of day four.
A CAPTAIN'S KNOCK!! 🙌
GvB follows up his century against Glamorgan with a fifty here in Bristol. Another crucial innings that goes a long way to saving this game 👏
8 overs remain. Glos 108/4.#GoGlos 💛🖤 pic.twitter.com/9zF08F68T1
— Gloucestershire Cricket (@Gloscricket) April 30, 2023
Compiled by Rienk de Beer