UK Sports Shorts 10-08-06

Sussex thwarted by Mal Loye
LONDON - Mal Loye's stubborn 148 not out enabled Lancashire to escape with a draw in their vital top-of-the-table County Championship clash with Sussex at Hove. Lancashire finished on 290-9, still 101 runs behind Sussex for whom Zimbabwe's Murray Go

odwin scored 40 and 103.
Cornishman Charlie Shreck returned match figures of 10-131 as relegation-threatened Notts, the reigning champions, won by six wickets at Durham.
In Division 2, former Zimbabwe stars Andy and Grant Flower helped Essex to a 211-run win over Somerset at Taunton, while ex-England man Mark Ramprakash’s first triple century, an unbeaten 301, set up Middlesex’s succcessful run-chase at home to Northants.
* Another Zimbabwean, Sean Ervine, scored 44 and took 3-27 as Hampshire beat Kent by 18 runs in a Pro40 League match at Canterbury.- John Hughes

Celtic sunk by Bednar double
LONDON – Celtic, the champions, crashed to a 2-1 Scottish Premier defeat at Hearts as Roman Bednar struck twice, while Rangers had to come from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 home draw with Dundee United. And Gretna’s astonishing rise continued when they started life in Division 1 with a thumping 6-0 home win over Hamilton.
Welshman John Hartson, a former Celtic star, scored twice on his West Bromwich debut in a 2-0 home win over Hull in the English Championship. But there were mixed fortunes for the two other teams that came down, Birmingham winning 2-1 at home to Colchester, but Sunderland losing 2-1 at Coventry after scoring first.- John Hughes

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