County Championship: Harry Gurney takes six wickets as Notts beat Lancashire at Old Trafford
Notts lose four wickets while chasing 10-run target; Yorkshire-Essex abandoned without a ball being bowled due to wet outfield
By Sky Sports Cricket
Last Updated: 16/04/18 9:52pm
Nottinghamshire seamer Harry Gurney claimed 6-25 as Lancashire collapsed to a six-wicket defeat at Old Trafford on a manic morning in the Specsavers County Championship.
The left-armer, aided by fellow paceman Jake Ball (4-14), skittled the hosts for 73 in their second innings, Lancashire wilting once Keaton Jennings (27) had been pinned lbw by Gurney from the third ball of the day.
Shiv Chanderpaul and Steven Croft were among five Lancashire players dismissed for ducks as the home side lost their last eight wickets for 15 runs. SCORECARD
Notts shipped four wickets in five overs in their pursuit of 10 - Australian Joe Mennie picking up Steven Mullaney (1), Chris Nash (0) and Jake Libby (4), and Graham Onions ousting Ross Taylor for a golden duck - before Samit Patel (4no) and Riki Wessels (1no) earned the visitors a crazy win.
Hampshire, meanwhile, wrapped up a 196-run victory over Worcestershire at the Ageas Bowl, with veteran Windies seamer Fidel Edwards (3-33) helping skittle the Pears for 127. SCORECARD
Edwards was denied a hat-trick when, having trapped Ed Barnard lbw and forced visiting skipper Joe Leach to snick behind, he saw Australian Travis Head (45no) deal with the first ball of his next over.
Head was stranded, though, when last man Steve Magoffin chipped Liam Dawson to midwicket, the dismissal denying Kyle Abbott a five-wicket haul.
However, Yorkshire and Essex's clash at Headingley was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield - the first time since 1967 the whole of a Championship match has been lost at the ground.
Umpires Ian Gould and Richard Illingworth called off the game following an inspection at 10am, meaning the sides earn five points each.
Defending champions Essex welcome a shell-shocked Lancashire to Chelmsford from Friday, with Yorkshire hosting a buoyant Nottinghamshire in a match Tykes coach Andrew Gale is confident will go ahead.
"We should be fine because the forecast is good for the week," he said. "Someone told me it's going to be warmer than Ibiza. That's the sort of weather we need to dry the ground off. If that comes, we'll be fine.
"The outfield has got better, but only slowly. We just haven't had any drying weather. This is the first time the sun's been out, it's been above 10 degrees and there's been a bit of wind."
In Division Two, meanwhile, Gloucestershire lost four wickets on the final morning at Kent before knocking off the 108 runs required for victory, Benny Howell (52no) sealing a five-wicket win and a 90-ball half-century with a four off Harry Podmore. SCORECARD
Matt Henry (3-37) and Darren Stevens (2-39) shared Monday morning's wickets after Gloucestershire had resumed on 61-1, New Zealander Henry completing match figures of 7-70.
Finally, Sussex's David Wiese registered the first County Championship century of the season - having seen captain Ben Brown (91) fall short - as a rain-interrupted clash with Warwickshire at Edgbaston ended in a draw. SCORECARD
Wiese smashed 106 from 105 deliveries from number nine as Sussex made 374 all out, a first-innings lead of 75, with Olly Stone bagging an excellent 8-80 on his first home Championship appearance for the Bears.
Warwickshire reached 87-3 in their second dig before the players shook hands - India paceman Ishant Sharma getting rid of Ian Bell (10) and Jonathan Trott (4) and Ollie Robinson ousting Will Rhodes (6), leaving Dom Sibley (42no) and Adam Hose (15no) as the unbeaten batsmen.