Updated: Jun 4, 2021
Thursday’s action saw Keith Barker take 6 wickets for Hampshire while Emilio Gay and Marcus Harris would both score centuries on Day 1 of the latest round of County Championship games.
Nottinghamshire vs Essex
Nottinghamshire would make three changes from their defeat at Warwickshire with Ben Compton, Lyndon James and Brett Hutton recalled while Essex makes one change from their win at Durham with Shane Snater comes in.
The hosts would win the toss and would bat first with Ben Compton dismissed for 11 as he was caught by Sir Alastair Cook off the bowling of Peter Siddle before Ben Duckett followed for 2 LBW to the same bowler. Ben Slater would be LBW to Snater for 25 before a 123-run partnership between Joe Clarke and Lyndon James would be entered with Cook and Siddle combining again to dismiss the latter for 54.
Steven Mullarkey would be caught by Cook off the bowling of Snater for 55 before Tom Moores would be the last wicket of the day as he was bowled by Sam Cook for 12 – Clarke (57) and Liam Patterson-White (17) the not out batsmen at close.
Bonus Points: NOT 1, ESS 2
Warwickshire vs Derbyshire
Warwickshire was unchanged from their win at home to Nottinghamshire while Derbyshire made 3 changes from their innings defeat at Worcestershire with Luis Reece, Anuj Dal and Michael Cohen coming in.
The visitors won the toss and elected to field with Will Rhodes the first man out as he was caught by Billy Godleman off the bowling of Sam Conners before the same bowler would bowl Pieter Malan without scoring.
Rob Yates would be third man out as he was caught by Wayne Madsen off Conners for 37 before he’d get his fourth wicket of the day as Matt Lamb would be caught by Luis Reece for 7.
Sam Hain would be the next man out as he was caught by Madsen off the bowling of Reece before Madsen would take his third catch of the day, Tim Bresnan out for 17 off the bowling of Hughes. Michael Burgess would be next out for 71 as he was caught behind by Brooke Guest off the bowling of Michael Cohen before Danny Briggs would also be caught out by the wicket-keeper off the bowling of Ben Aitchison for 20.
Liam Norwell would be last man out for the day as he was caught and bowled by Reece with Craig Miles (15) and Oliver Hannon-Dalby (0) not out at the end of play.
Bonus points: WAR 2, DER 3
Worcestershire vs Durham
Worcestershire made 2 changes from their innings win against Derbyshire last week with Gareth Roderick and Josh Tongue coming in while Durham would be unchanged from their home defeat against Essex last week.
Durham won the toss and elected to field and they were rewarded with some quick wickets as Jake Libby would be caught by Alex Lees off the bowling of Brydon Carse for 13 before Tom Fell would be LBW to Matty Potts for 1. Gareth Roderick was out for a 3-ball duck to Potts before Daryl Mitchell would be LBW to Carse for 6 – they went from 19/0 to 20/4 in just 10 balls.
Ross Whiteley would be caught by Scott Borthwick off the bowling of Ben Raine for 8 before Ben Cox was caught by Ned Eckersley off the bowling of Potts for 11. Ed Barnard would also be caught by Eckersley off Carse for 20 before Joe Leach would be caught by Borthwick off Carse without scoring.
Josh Tongue would be LBW to Raine before Dillon Pennington would be caught by Borthwick off the bowling of Potts – Potts and Carse taking 4 wickets each with Brett D’Oliviera the not out batsmen with 39.
The Durham reply would get off to a good start before Cameron Bancroft would be caught by Fell off the bowling of Tongue for 18 before Alex Lees would be out caught behind by Cox off the bowling of Whiteley for 52.
Borthwick would be next man out for 42 as he was caught by Barnard off Tongue before Potts was caught behind for a second-ball duck – Michael Jones (12) and David Bedingham (6) the not out batsmen.
Bonus points: WOR 2, DUR 3
Leicestershire vs Gloucestershire
Leicestershire made 3 changes from their draw at Hampshire a fortnight ago as Ben Mike, Callum Parkinson and Will Davis came in while Gloucestershire made 2 changes in their innings defeat at Surrey last week as Glenn Phillips and Josh Shaw come in.
Leicestershire won the toss and elected to bat and they would lose Hassan Azad for 4 as he was caught by Smith off the bowling of Payne before fellow opener Sam Evans who was caught by Lace off the bowling of Phillips for 27. A 160-run third-wicket partnership between Marcus Harris and Colin Ackermann was ended as the latter was bowled by Hammond before Harris was LBW to Phillips as the Australian was dismissed for 148.
Lewis Hill was the last man out for the day as he was bowled by Worrall for 56 with Harry Swindells and Ben Mike the unbeaten batsmen on 25 and 2 respectively.
Bonus points: LEI 4, GLO 1
Somerset vs Hampshire
Somerset would make 3 changes as Tom Banton, Roelof van der Merwe and Marchant de Lange come in while Hampshire with Ian Holland and Felix Organ coming in.
Hampshire would win the toss and elect to field with them getting Eddie Byrom without scoring as he was bowled by Keith Barker before the same bowler would get Tom Abell caught out by Liam Dawson for 8. James Hildreth was caught out by Lewis McManus for 1 before George Bartlett would be LBW for a duck, all dismissed by Barker.
Lewis Goldsworthy was caught by McManus off the bowling of Brad Wheal for 7 – the hosts sitting at 43/5 – before Steven Davies and Tom Banton moved the score to 108 before the latter was bowled by Barker for 45.
Davies would be caught by McManus off the bowling of Barker for 47 before a 171-run partnership between Lewis Gregory and Roelof van der Merwe was ended as the latter was ran out for 88 by Wheal. Gregory would be bowled by Kyle Abbott for 107 before Marchant de Lange would be last man out, caught Organ off Wheal’s bowling, for 17 as Josh Davey was 22 not out.
Bonus points: SOM 4, HAM 3
Glamorgan vs Lancashire
Glamorgan made 2 changes from their draw at Kent a fortnight ago while Lancashire would be unchanged from their innings victory over Yorkshire last week.
The hosts would win the toss and field first with Keaton Jennings bowled by Michael Hogan for 3 before Luke Wells was LBW to James Weighell for 10. Alex Davies was third man out as he was caught by Andrew Salter off the bowling of Weighell for 21 before Josh Bohannon would be caught behind by Chris Cooke off Michael Neser’s bowling for 14.
Dane Vilas would be was next LBW out to Hogan for 12 before Liam Livingstone was caught by Cooke off the bowling of David Lloyd for 17. Luke Wood and Danny Lamb would both be out LBW to Neser for 28 and 12 respectively before Saqib Mahmood and Tom Bailey both bowled by Dan Douthwaite for 4 and 31 respectively.
Lloyd would be the first man out as he was bowled by Mahmood before Joe Cooke (14) and Billy Root (0) would be bowled and LBW respectively to Bailey in consecutive deliveries. Kiran Carlson would be the next man out as he would also fall LBW to Bailey with Chris Cooke caught by Bohannon off the bowling of Lamb without scoring.
Marnus Labuschagne was LBW to Lamb for 44 before Douthwaite would be caught by Wood off Mahmood for 18. Weighell would be caught by Vilas off Wood’s bowling for 13 before Mahmood tripped Salter LBW for 0.
Bonus points: LAN 3, GLA 3
Northamptonshire vs Kent
Northants would make 2 changes from their win at Sussex last week as Emilio Gay and Nathan Buck would return while Kent would also make 2 changes from their draw at home to Glamorgan a fortnight ago as Joe Denly and Tawanda Muyeye would come in.
The hosts won the toss and elected to bat with the openers Ricardo Vasconcelos and Gay putting on 135 for the opening partnership before the former was caught by wicket-keeper Ollie Robinson off the bowling of Matt Quinn for 66 with Gay the next man out for 101, also caught by Robinson, off Jack Leaning’s bowling after another century partnership, this time with Luke Procter.
Procter was LBW to Quinn for 81 with Rob Keogh following in the following over for 38 as he was caught by Cox off the bowling of Darren Stevens. Adam Rossington would be the last wicket to fall as he was bowled by Stevens with Saif Zaib (17) and Tom Taylor (19) the unbeaten batsmen at close.
Bonus points: NOR 4, KEN 1
Sussex vs Yorkshire
Sussex have made 3 changes from their home defeat against Northamptonshire last week as Ali Orr, Danial Ibrahim and Stuart Meaker came in while Yorkshire would also make 3 changes from their innings defeat at Lancashire last week with Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance and David Willey all returning to their side.
The visitors would win the toss and would field. Tom Haines would be caught by Harry Brook off the bowling of Willey for 2 before Stiaan van Zyl was caught behind by Harry Duke off the bowling of Jordan Thompson for 15.
Ali Orr would caught by a substitute off the bowling of Brook for 15 before Travis Head would be caught by Duke off Thompson. Aaron Thomason was the final wicket to fall, caught by Malan off Thompson’s bowling, for 40 with Ben Brown and Danial Ibrahim the not out batsmen on 126 and 37 not out respectively.
Bonus points: SUS 2, YOR 1