Kiwis Franklin and Patel star in county cricket

22:35, Jul 29 2014
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Wellington players James Franklin and Jeetan Patel were amongst the runs and wickets in the latest round of English county cricket action.

Franklin top-scored for Nottinghamshire in their dramatic tie with Somerset in the one-day competition.

Franklin hit an unbeaten 59 off 66 balls, including five fours, as Notts posted 261 off their 50 overs.

Somerset's run chase ended in agony. Needing seven runs off the last over they fell one short.Allrounder Franklin wasn't required to bowl for Notts.

Offspinner Patel starred with the ball as Warwickshire thumped Sussex by 118 runs.

Set 274 for victory, Sussex were dismissed for just 155 with more than 10 overs left.

Patel ripped through their middle order, taking 4-24 off eight overs.

Auckland batsman Craig Cachopa made just five runs batting at No 3 for Sussex.

And Black Caps star Kane Williamson struggled as his Yorkshire side lost to Gloucestershire by three wickets.

Williamson batted 45 minutes to score just 12 runs off 29 balls at No 3 for Yorkshire as they struggled to 192.

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