Ten up Caddick sounds Pakistan warning

Published: Sunday, May 13, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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London: England paceman Andrew Caddick warmed up for the first Test with Pakistan next week taking 10 wickets in Somerset's convincing 161-run win over Yorkshire in its County Championship clash at Headingley on Saturday.

The New Zealand-born speedster got the all-important wicket of Australian Darren Lehmann (77) to dash Yorkshire hopes as he took five wickets to add to his five in the first.

While the hugely-talented Aussie left-hander remained at the crease, the home side could not be entirely discounted.

Caddick's pace partner Steffan Jones also shone with four for 91 on the final-day of this Division One match helped bowl the Yorkshiremen out for 192 shortly before lunch despite some late resistance from Gary Fellows in a vain pursuit of 354 to win.

On a good day for Kiwis past and present New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming inspired Middlesex to a five-wicket victory against Division Two rivals Gloucestershire at Bristol.

Fleming remained undefeated on 121 as Middlesex reached their second-innings target aided by both Owais Shah (57) and South African Ben Hutton (59).

Openers Andrew Strauss (seven) and Mike Roseberry (10) both went with the score on 22, but when Kiwi Fleming teamed up first with Shah and then Hutton, Middlesex was well on its way, finally reaching 293 for five to take 16 points.

Gloucestershire's Australian all-rounder Ian Harvey did all he could to prevent the inevitable once Fleming and Hutton - who put on 129 for the fourth-wicket, put Middlesex in the driving seat, but his haul of four for 83 came to nothing.

Irishman Mal Loye hit his first County Championship century for two years as Northamptonshire comfortably saved its high-scoring Division One contest with champions Surrey at Wantage Road.

The 28-year-old, who has struggled for consistency since enjoying a prolific season in 1998, stifled the visitors' faint hopes of forcing a victory with an unbeaten 167 which steered Northants to 304 for one at the close.

James Kirtley and Jason Lewry both claimed four wickets to send Sussex to its first victory of the season in Division Two. Nottinghamshire, set a target of 371 in 80 overs on an excellent batting wicket, was dismissed for a disappointing 208 shortly after tea to go down by 163 runs.

The experienced Paul Johnson, with a defiant unbeaten 88, was the only Notts batsman to sparkle, although he was let off the hook when dropped on 26.

Notts fought a desperate rearguard action after losing its first six wickets for only 67, Johnson later put on 52 for the last wicket with Greg Smith (20) before Sussex's inevitable win.

AFP  Copyright AFP 2001

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