Kane Williamson hits a marathon Yorkshire ton

Last updated 09:38 18/08/2014
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KIWI BATSMAN: Kane Williamson.

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New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has ended a lean spell in the English county cricket scene with a massive century for Yorkshire.

Williamson hit 189 in a marathon innings to be the backbone of Yorkshire's 493.

That was in reply to Sussex's 368 and by the end of the third day Yorkshire had Sussex 98-4, still 27 runs in arrears with a day left to play.

Williamson has had a poor August by his high standards, compiling just 69 runs in his previous four innings.

But it all came together at Scarborough where he batted for just over eight hours, facing 320 deliveries and hitting 22 fours.

Batting at No 3, Williamson came to the crease in just the second over.

He was eventually caught and bowled 120 overs later, having seen 463 runs added while he was at the crease.

Auckland's Craig Cachopa scored 53 and seven for Sussex.

Elsewhere, Jesse Ryder was having a useful match for Essex as they eyed a likely victory against Glamorgan.

Batting at No 5 Ryder scored 24 and 33 for Essex and took 2-35 bowling in the first innings.

Ryder has gone wicket-less in the second innings where Glamorgan needed 111 runs with just two wickets remaining heading in to the final day.

And Wellington offspinner Jeetan Patel loomed as a central figure on the final day of Warwickhsire's clash with Somerset.

Patel took 4-81 as Warwickshire took a handy first innings lead and then rammed that advantage home.

Somerset, with all their second innings wickets intact, needed to score a seemingly impossible 403 for victory on the final day where Patel would surely be busy at the bowling crease.

Veteran New Zealander Andre Adams had a solid double with the ball as Nottinghamshire eyed a possible win against Northamptonshire.

Adams took 3-60 and 3-53 as Notts took control.

Notts needed to score 211 on the final day with all 10 wickets available for the run chase.

New Zealand pace bowler Neil Wagner had a disappointing return in the first innings for Northamptonshire, bowling 21 overs and conceding 101 runs without taking a wicket.

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