Shane Snater took 6 wickets for Essex on the first day of the Division section of the County Championship season while centuries from Chris Benjamin and Adam Hose saw Warwickshire in control of their game at Old Trafford against Lancashire.
All teams will play 4 games in this phase against the four sides that were not part of their earlier group with 50% of the points between the two games against the other team from the first group stage being carried through.
The Division 2 game between Durham and Surrey was canceled due to Covid-19.
Hampshire vs Yorkshire (Division 1)
Hampshire won the toss and elected to field first.
Adam Lyth would be LBW to Kyle Abbott (pictured below) for 6 before fellow opener George Hill would fall the same way to the same bowler for 31. Tom Kohler-Cadmore would be caught behind by Lewis McManus to give Abbott his third wicket of the innings for 20 before Harry Brook would be bowled by Brad Wheal for 13.
Gary Ballance would be caught by Joe Weatherley off the bowling of Liam Dawson for 42 before Harry Duke would be the last wicket to fall, caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Wheal, for 12 with Dom Bess and Jordan Thompson resuming 45 and 15 not out respectively.Embed from Getty Images
Lancashire vs Warwickshire (Division 1)
Warwickshire would win the toss and elect to bat field.
Rob Yates would be caught by Rob Jones off the bowling of Tom Bailey before Dom Sibley would fall LBW to the same bowler for 3. Chris Benjamin (pictured below) and Sam Hain would put on 237 for the third-wicket partnership before the former would be the final wicket to fall on Day 1, caught by Dane Vilas off the bowling of Saqib Mahmood for 127 – Hain and captain Will Rhodes will resume on 113 and 5 not out respectively.
Somerset vs Nottinghamshire (Division 1)
Somerset won the toss and elected to field first.
Ben Slater would be caught by Tom Lammonby off the bowling of Jack Brooks for 3 before Ben Duckett would be caught by Roelof van der Merwe off the same bowler for 24. Sam Northeast would be LBW to Josh Davey for 34 before Joe Clarke would be caught behind by Steven Davies off the bowling of Tom Abell for 59.
Lyndon James would be dismissed by the same combination for 30 before Steven Mullaney would be the final wicket to fall, LBW to Marchant de Lange, for 42 – Tom Moores (26) and Liam Patterson-White (pictured below, 46 off 38 balls) were the not out batsmen at stumps.Embed from Getty Images
Glamorgan vs Essex (Division 2)
Glamorgan would win the toss and elect to bat first.
David Lloyd would be caught by Simon Harmer off the bowling of Sam Cook without scoring before Steven Reingold would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Shane Snater (pictured below) for 9. Billy Root would be LBW to Snater without scoring before Kiran Carlson would be caught by Sir Alastair Cook to give Snater his third wicket of the innings for 13.
Chris Cooke would be bowled later in the same over without scoring before opener Hamish Rutherford would be caught by Michael Pepper off the bowling of Harmer for 31. Andrew Salter would be caught by Dan Lawrence off the same bowler for 7 before Timm van der Gugten would be bowled by Harmer for 3. Dan Douthwaite would be caught by Jamie Porter off the bowling of Snater to complete his 5-fer for 39 before Lukas Carey would be caught by Harmer off the bowling of Snater for 29 – Michael Hogan would be 1 not out.
A. Cook would be caught behind by Cooke off the bowling of Carey without scoring before Tom Westley would be the other wicket to fall, caught by the same fielder off the bowling of van der Gugten, for 8 – Nick Browne and Lawrence resume on 50 and 29 respectively.
Gloucestershire vs Northamptonshire (Division 2)
Gloucestershire won the toss and elected to field first.
Ricardo Vasconcelos would be caught by Miles Hammond off the bowling of Tom Price for 37 before Luke Procter would be caught & bowled by the same bowler for 2. Emilio Gay would be LBW to Matt Taylor for 44 before Rob Keogh would be bowled by the same bowler for 18.
Saif Zaib would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Hammond off the bowling of Jared Warner, for 8 as Adam Rossington (pictured below) and Harry Gouldstone resume on 66 and 32 not out respectively.Embed from Getty Images
Leicestershire vs Kent (Division 3)
Kent would win the toss and elect to bat first.
Jordan Cox would fall in the opening over as he was caught by Colin Ackermann off the bowling of Wright without scoring before Zak Crawley would be bowled by Callum Parkinson (pictured below) for 50. Joe Denly would be caught by Ackermann off the same bowler for 29 before Sam Billings would be bowled by Parkinson for 11.
Ollie Robinson would be caught by Lewis Hill to give Parkinson his fourth wicket of the innings for 7 before Darren Stevens would be caught by Louis Kimber off the bowling of Wright without scoring. Grant Stewart would be LBW to the same bowler for 3 before Matt Milnes would be bowled by Ed Barnes for 22. Nathan Gilchrist would be run out by Sam Evans for the third duck of the innings before James Logan would be run out by Hill for 21 – Jack Leaning would finish 75 not out.
Evans would be caught by Leaning off the bowling of Milnes for 10 before Ackermann would be caught behind by Billings off the bowling of Stewart for 2. Hill would be bowled later in the same over for a duck before opener Hassan Azad would be caught by Billings off the bowling of Stevens for 18 – the hosts sitting at 33/4 at this point.
Harry Swindells would be the final wicket to fall, LBW to Logan, for 4 with Louis Kimber (13) and Ben Mike (14) resuming not out.Embed from Getty Images
Bonus points: LEI 3, KEN 2
Middlesex vs Derbyshire (Division 3)
Middlesex won the toss and elected to bat first.
Mark Stoneman would be LBW to Sam Conners without scoring before Sam Robson would fall the same way to the same bowler for 9. Stephen Eskinazi would be LBW to Luis Reece for 5 before Max Holden would fall the same way to the same bowler for 13.
Robbie White (pictured below) and Martin Andersson would put on 105 for the fifth-wicket partnership before the latter would be the final wicket to fall on Day 1, caught by Matt Critchley off the bowling of Alex Thomson for 53 with White and John Simpson resuming on 101 (his first century in the County Championship) and 29 not out respectively.Embed from Getty Images
Bonus points: MID 1, DER 1
Worcestershire vs Sussex (Division 3)
Sussex would win the toss and elect to bat first.
Tom Haines would be LBW to Joe Leach (pictured below) for 20 before Harrison Ward would be caught by Jack Haynes off the bowling of Adam Finch for 1. James Coles would be bowled by Dillon Pennington for 12 before Oliver Carter would be bowled by Leach without scoring.
Fynn Hudson-Prentice would be caught behind by Ben Cox off the same bowler for a golden duck before opener Ali Orr would hit his wicket off the bowling of Finch for 52 – the visitors sitting at 97/6 at this point. Archie Lenham would be caught by Cox off the bowling of Ed Barnard for 20 on his Championship debut before Danial Ibrahim would be LBW to Leach for 48. Henry Crocombe would be the final wicket to fall, LBW to Brett D’Oliviera, for 9 – Jack Carson and Joseph Sarro resuming tomorrow morning with 81 and 0 not out respectively.Embed from Getty Images
Bonus points: WOR 3, SUS 2
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