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Thatscricket - News - Lehmann helps Yorks force follow-on over Lancs

Published: Friday, August 10, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
 
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London: Australia batsman Darren Lehmann has been in fine form for county championship leaders Yorkshire with the bat but on Thursday he showed he could bowl a bit too, taking three for 13 as Lancashire was made to follow-on on the third day of the 'Roses' match at Old Trafford.[an error occurred while processing this directive]Occasional left-arm spinner Lehmann had Glenn Chapple stumped before John Wood and Mike Smethurst went lbw. Wicket-keeper Warren Hegg (78) and Andrew Flintoff (52) did their best but Lancashire's 242 was 225 runs behind Yorkshire's first innings 467 for nine declared and visiting captain David Byas had no hesitation in enforcing the follow-on.Before the close Lancashire captain and former England batsman John Crawley was dismissed by pace bowler Chris Silverwood before Mark Chilton and Flintoff prevented further loss before stumps.Earlier England all-rounder Craig White, 179 not out overnight, made 186, his highest first-class score surpassing his previous best of 181 against Lancashire at Headingley five years ago.More good news for Yorkshire came form Taunton where the third day of second-placed Somerset's match against Leicestershire was washed out.The only other First Division match to witness some play was at Northampton where Northamptonshire moved on to 277 for four on the second day against Kent.In the Second Division an extraordinary day's play at the Riverside saw 24 wickets fall, bowlers from Durham and Derbyshire making up for lost time after Wednesday's opening day washout.Derbyshire medium pacer Graeme Welch took a career best six for 30 as Durham subsided from 34 for nought to 125 all out. But Derbyshire was then dismissed for 95 with Welch's opposing first change James Brinkley taking a career-best six for 14. At the close Durham was 73 for four in its second innings.At Trent Bridge, Australia medium pacer Andrew Bichel proved his worth with the bat making 53 out of Worcestershire's 252. This gave the visitors a first innings lead of 103 against Nottinghamshire. By stumps on the second day Nottinghamshire at 39 for one was 64 behind.Rain meant there was no play Thursday in the First Division match between Surrey and Glamorgan at The Oval and in the Second Division ties between Middlesex and Gloucestershire at Lord's and Hampshire and Warwickshire at West End.

AFP
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