Thatscricket - News - Gallian ruled out for rest of county season
Published: Monday, August 6, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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London: Nottinghamshire Australia-born batsman Jason Gallian is expected to be out for the remainder of the season.[an error occurred while processing this directive]The former England Test player, playing his first championship game of the season after surgery on a persistent knee problem, had his left hand damaged by a ball from West Indies quick Vasbert Drakes while batting on Saturday in the Second Division County Championship match at Edgbaston. And an X-ray has revealed a broken knuckle - so Gallian's unfortunate season appears to be over. In the match itself, Warwickshire lead by 237 going into the final day. Nottinghamshire's Australia Test batsman Greg Blewett fell three runs short of a fourth first-class hundred this season when Drakes bowled him. Another Australian doing well with the bat on Sunday was Durham's Martin Love. He completed 1,000 County Championship runs in his first English campaign as his team beat Worcestershire by seven wickets in its Second Division fixture at Kidderminster.The 27-year-old made 58 from 61 balls - his second 50 of the match - to help his side to a target of 115 a soon after lunch on the final day. At Hove, Robin Martin-Jenkins took a season's best four for 18 as Sussex reclaimed top spot in the Second Division after beating previously undefeated promotion rivals Middlesex by 192 runs. The visitors, set a target of 354 on a fine Hove pitch, were dismissed for just 161 with Martin-Jenkins being well supported by fellow medium-pacer Mark Robinson (four for 34).In the One-day League First Division Australia's Ian Harvey smashed 67 as Gloucestershire beat Northamptonshire by 83 runs at Cheltenham.Elsewhere Pakistan star Shahid Afrid chipped in with 37 as Leicestershire beat Kent at Canterbury by 14 runs to strengthen its title bid.At the other end of the table, Surrey's bid to stay in the top flight suffered another blow as it went down to a 67-run defeat against Yorkshire at Headingley.Mark Ramprakash - back in county action after England's disappointing Ashes defeat at Trent Bridge made 58 for Surrey but only Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq (38 not out) helped out as the visitors were dismissed for 163.Ramprakash's England teammate Robert Croft put behind any Trent Bridge trauma with 64 as Glamorgan beat Lancashire by 46 runs in its Second Division encounter at Colwyn Bay.Also in the Second Division Hampshire batsman Derek Kneway's brilliant 93 not out guided the visitors to an overwhelming nine-wicket victory against Derbyshire. Hampshire's former Zimbabwe all-rounder Neil Johnson made 23.