Jennings shines with second hundred in as many county games |

Jennings’s 150 not out helped Lancashire finish Day 1 at 288/3

Division One

Gloucestershire vs Somerset

Put in to bat, Somerset put in a dominating performance and finished Day 1 at 319/4. Key to that was a 172-run opening stand between Matt Renshaw and Tom Lammonby, who batted together for 43.4 overs before falling to Zak Chappell in the space of 11 balls. Tom Abell (52 not out) and James Hildreth (53) then added 85 together, helping Somerset finish the day strong.

Kent vs. Surrey

Surrey won a good toss and finished the opening day strong at 318/4. After Rory Burns and Ryan Patel (76) put on a 106-run opening stand, Ollie Pope (96) and Ben Foakes (86 not out) added 178 runs for the fourth wicket. Pope fell to Darren Stevens four runs short of his hundred, getting dismissed in the 90s for the first time in county cricket. Nathan Gilchrist chipped in with two wickets on a flat deck.

Warwickshire vs Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire openers Ricardo Vasconcelos (156) and Will Young (134) racked up a record stand against Warwickafter after they were put in to bat, adding 287 in 64.2 overs and helping the side finish Day 1 at 372/2. Both were dismissed later in the day but Emilio Gay (45 *) Luke Procter (17 *) saw through the day on a flat pitch with little fuss.

Yorkshire vs Lancashire

Keaton Jennings did no harm to his Test selection prospects with his second successive hundred of the season. His 150 not out helped Lancashire finish Day 1 at 288/3. Steven Croft (104) also scored a hundred and adding 237 for the third wicket with Jennings after a couple of early wickets by Jordan Thompson.

Division Two

Middlesex vs Nottinghamshire

Opener Haseeb Hameed’s maiden century of the season and skipper Steven Mullaney’s unbeaten 92 set-up for a strong 329/5 on the opening day after Middlesex opted to bowl first. Hameed stitched a century stand with Ben Duckett (43) after losing his opening partner Ben Slater cheaply, and then added 117 for the fifth wicket with his captain on the other side of a mini collapse of 3 for 45. After Hameed’s departure, Mullaney combined with Tom Moores for an unbeaten 62-run partnership to see them through the remainder of the day without any hiccups.

Leicestershire vs Sussex

Aaron Beard and Henry Crocombe shared six wickets between them as Sussex rolled out Leicestershire for a paltry 210. None of the batters could score more than Lewis Hill’s 35 but some lower order resistance came from Callum Parkinson who consumed 90 deliveries for his unbeaten 32 that lifted his side above 200. By the end of the day, Sussex had knocked off 39 runs but also lost opener Tom Alsop to Parkinson.

Durham vs. Glamorgan

Half century knocks from Ben Stokes (82) and Keegan Peterson (78) propelled Durham to 311. With figures of 4 for 67, Michael Hogan was the pick of the bowlers for Glamorgan, who opted to field first. Matty Potts’ twin strikes however put Durhan ever so slightly ahead in the contest with Glamorgan finishing the day on 31/2.

Derbyshire vs Worcestershire

Centurion Jack Haynes (133) and Azhar Ali (88) put on a 187-run stand for the third wicket to arrest the early collapse and put Worcestershire on course for 326/5 after Derbyshire put them in. Azhar fell 12 short of his own century, post which Haynes combined with Brett DOliveira for another partnership worth 59 that put them on the brink of 300. Ryan Sidebottom picked two wickets while Suranga Lakmal provided the early breakthrough in the sixth over of the contest.


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