An unbeaten half-century from all-rounder Felix Organ helped Hampshire construct a stable whole in opposition to backside membership Gloucestershire on a shortened opening day of the one hundred and fiftieth Cheltenham Competition.
Due to the heatwave, play was restricted to 72 overs. Organ made 93 not out, whereas fellow opener Ian Holland reached 48 earlier than he was lbw to Zak Chappell because the guests – simply 15 factors behind Surrey within the LV= Insurance coverage County Championship desk – reached 203 for 2 when stumps was known as early.
Gloucestershire – chasing a primary win of the season in red-ball cricket – caught to their process in energy-sapping circumstances. Ollie Value claimed the opposite wicket to dismiss Nick Gubbins, caught behind on 35, as Hampshire have been restricted to 2.88 runs an over.
Rob Keogh and Lewis McManus each scored half-centuries as Northamptonshire put the warmth on Lancashire’s bowlers at Wantage Highway, the place one other opening day’s play was shortened by extreme temperatures.
Lancashire’s assault had diminished Northamptonshire to 124 for 5 in hovering temperatures, earlier than Keogh (54) led the counter assault, passing 5,000 profession first-class runs, as he and McManus (59 not out) shared a 77-run partnership in 18 overs.
India off-spinner Washington Sundar completed with 4 for 69, together with the dismissal of Keogh within the slips, because the hosts ended 218 for seven.
On the Oval, Division One leaders Surrey set about Essex, with Dan Worrall taking six wickets because the guests have been all out for 271 by which Adam Rossington struck a wonderful century.
Simon Harmer, batting one down the order from Rossington at quantity eight, additionally contributed 50 earlier than he was trapped lbw, considered one of Worrall’s dismissals.
Earlier, Worrall had taken three for nought in simply 5 balls as Surrey diminished Essex to 91 for six by lunch. Of their 9.1 overs reply, Surrey had made 24 for the lack of Ryan Patel, with Rory Burns 18 not out.
At Taunton, the place it was determined to not set an earlier end, Tom Abell’s third Championship century of the season pushed Somerset to 262 for 5 in opposition to Yorkshire.
The Somerset captain completed the day unbeaten on 114, off 217 balls with 14 boundaries and two sixes, whereas George Bartlett (46) and Matt Renshaw (43) additionally made vital contributions.
Matthew Waite was the choose of the Yorkshire seamers, with two for 35, whereas former Somerset off-spinner Dom Bess took two for 29.
Olly Hannon-Dalby helped put Warwickshire in cost earlier than Kent then hit again within the area themselves because the wickets fell on the opening day at Edgbaston.
With each groups perched precariously above the relegation zone, Warwickshire had received the toss and their seamers exploited the circumstances to bowl Kent out for 165. Jordan Cox (48) was the one batter to actually hassle the scorers as Hannon-Dalby plundered six for 40 and Henry Brookes claimed three for 56.
Nonetheless, Warwickshire then struggled with the bat to shut on 155 for six. Sam Hain completed 68 not out after captain Will Rhodes had made 32.
Navdeep Saini took three wickets in his first outing for Kent, with Matthew Milnes additionally claiming a pair.
In Division Two, a double century from Ben Duckett and a career-best hundred by Haseeb Hameed put leaders Nottinghamshire in a dominant place on the opening day in opposition to Derbyshire.
Duckett made 237 not out, from simply 263 balls with 36 boundaries, and Hameed an unbeaten 165 because the pair shared a stand of 393 – the best for the second wicket by any county in opposition to Derbyshire, breaking a file which had stood for 122 years.
As temperatures soared, Derbyshire’s assault wilted within the punishing warmth, with Nottinghamshire closing at 439 for one. Ben Slater was the batter out for 12 again within the fifteenth over.
At Lord’s, Tom Alsop and Cheteshwar Pujara each posted centuries as Sussex capitalised on Middlesex’s resolution to bowl by reaching 328 for 4.
Alsop hit 135 whereas Pujara registered his fifth Championship hundred of the marketing campaign to sit down 115 not out at stumps.
Tom Helm completed with three for 63, together with two late wickets when dismissing Alsop and nightwatchman Archie Lenham, for a duck, within the house of 4 balls.