Middlesex v Lancashire
Lancashire came out on top at Lord’s, as they restricted Middlesex to 236/9 by stumps on day one.
Tom Bailey picked up four wickets, whilst James Anderson picked up three, and Maxwell and Bohannon picking one wicket up apiece. It was a great bowling performance for Lancashire against what looks to be a strong batting line up for Middlesex featuring Gubbins, Morgan and Eskanazi, who was the stand out batsmen scoring Middlesex’s highest score of 75.
Durham v Sussex
On Bancroft’s first game for Durham, the hosts finished on 210/8, the captain himself making 33, and it was Trevaskis who top scored for the day with 55.
Chris Jordan and Ollie Robinson shared three wickets apiece for Sussex, the two fast bowlers restricting Durham well throughout the day, with Hamza and Wiese also adding one wicket each to the wicket total.
Glamorgan v Northamptonshire
Glamorgan dominated Northants on the first day as both new signings, Root and Labuschagne, scored their firsts centuries for the club to take Glamorgan to 433/4 at the end of day one.
Keiran Carlson also scored a century as he finished the day on 101*, taking the total of centurions to three – proving they do have the batting talent to suceed!
Holder and Buck picked up one wicket each, amd Muzarabani picked up two.
Worcestershire v Leicestershire
It was Worcestershire’s day at Grace Road where, having been put into bat, Daryl Mitchell showed his class by scoring 114. Additionally, Hamish Rutherford, the New Zealand overseas also scored a century in his first game for the club, reaching 116* at the end of the day. Worcestershire finished on 348/4.
The wickets were shared out by Leicestershire as Wright, Mike, Davis and Ackermann all picked up one apiece.
Derbyshire v Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire dominated Derbyshire, restricting them to 256/7, with Taylor, Higgins, Shaw and Howell all picking up wickets for Gloucestershire.
Lace, the 20 year old youngster top scored for the visitors at Bristol, making 83 before getting out to a good ball from Taylor which was caught behind.