Thatscricket - News - Lehmann cashes in as Yorkshire stay top
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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London: Yorkshire's Australia batsman Darren Lehmann made the most of a modest bowling attack finishing on 187 not out as the First Division leaders drew in a rain-affected match against Somerset at Bath on Saturday. Lehmann, 105 not out overnight, added another 82 runs before rain removed 49 overs from the fourth and final day of this English county championship match. He finished with 24 fours and a six in his 276-ball innings. Over 1,000 runs were scored in the match, Yorkshire's 589 for five made in response to Somerset's 553 for five declared. Another Australian in the runs was Lehmann's fellow left-hander Jimmy Maher who recorded his maiden Glamorgan century in its draw with Kent at Maidstone. The Queenslander ended on 123 not out from 133 balls including two sixes and 14 fours. But once again rain, which affected all the day's matches, ensured a draw. Kent made 304 and 358 while Glamoragn responded with 286 and 203 for nought, former England opener Steve James 76 not out alongside Maher. Rain saved champions Surrey from a first championship defeat in 12 months. The weather meant only 15 overs were possible at Ilford as Essex was forced to abandon its pursuit of the 144 runs it needed for victory after resuming on 65 for two.In the Second Division, Worcestershire captain Graeme Hick was left on his overnight 124 as his side drew with neighbours Warwickshire. The weather also forced draws between Gloucestershire and Durham and Middlesex and Hampshire.