Mushtaq magic boosts Sussex

LONDON - Mushtaq Ahmed, 36-year-old Pakistan leg-spinner, is leading the Sussex charge towards a second Championship title in four years. Mushtaq has taken 89 first-class wickets this season, including 13 in the recent narrow defeat of Kent at Canterbury.
Lancashire, currently playing their penul

timate match at home to Durham, are Sussex’s closest rivals at the top. Starting next Wednesday, Sussex finish their programme away to Notts, while third-placed Hampshire host Lancashire at Southampton.
Mark Ramprakash, Surrey’s ex-England batsman, totals more than 2,000 runs and Zimbabwe’s Murray Goodwin (Sussex) and Andy Flower (Essex) are on 1550 and 1531 respectively. Two players from Cape Town figure high in the national averages, Leicestershire’s Hylton Ackerman with 1802 runs and Somerset’s Charl Willoughby with 64 wickets. – John Hughes

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