English County Cricket Round-up – Week 1

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Hampshire beat Leicestershire by and innings and 105 runs as the former’s James Vince scored a double century (231) on Friday (9)

Results of the English County Championship’s first-week matches, by the first session of play on the fourth and final day yesterday (11). The 18-team competition’s group-stage home and away matches will go on over ten weekends until 11 July:

Match 1: Hampshire beat Leicestershire by and innings and 105 runs at Leicester

Hampshire 612/5 dec. (James Vince 231, Liam Dawson 152 n.o., Tom Alsop 119; Chris Wright 2/111)

Leicestershire 202 (Harry Swindells 59; Kyle Abbott 3/27) and 305 (Lewis Hill 65, Harry Dearden 62; Mason Cane 3/102)

Match 2: Northamptonshire trail Kent by 115 in 1st innings at Northampton:

Kent 455 (Darren Stevens 116 n.o., Ollie Robinson 84; Nathan Buck 3/84)

Northants 340/5 (Ricardo Vasconcelos 154, Rob Keogh 84 n.o.; Darren Stevens 2/59)

Match 3: Worcestershire trail Essex by 107 runs at Chelmsford:

Essex 490/9 (Tom Westley 213, Adam Wheater 87; Ed Barnard 3/67)

Worcestershire 383/6 (Jake Libby 162 n.o., Ed Barnard 124 n.o.; Sam Cook 4/83)

Match 4: Sussex trail Lancashire by 25 runs at Manchester:

Susses 301 (Tom Haines 155, Oliver Robinson 59; Tom Bailey 4/48) and 81/2 (Aaron Thomason 40 n.o.; Saqib Mahmood 2/13)

Lancashire 407 (Dane Vilas 189, Alex Davies 61; Sean Hunt 3/47)

Match 5: Somerset require 104 to win over Middlesex at Lord’s:

Middlesex 313 (Sam Robson 165; Lewis Gregory 5/68) and 143 (Stevie Eskinazi 53; Josh Davey 3/16)

Somerset 172 (Marchant de Lange 51; Tim Murtagh 4/46) and 181/5 (Tom Abell 84; Ethan Bamber 3/51)

Match 6: Surrey lead by Gloucestershire by 207 runs at Bristol:

Surrey 216 (Hashim Amla 52; Josh Shaw 4/48) and 318/5 (Ben Foakes 125 n.o., Rory Burns 74; Matthew Taylor 3/88)

Gloucestershire 326 (Chris Dent 78, Tom Lace 65; Reece Topley 5/66)

Match 7: Nottinghamshire met Durham at Nottingham:

Durham 326 (Ben Raine 59 n.o., Alex Lees 58; Luke Fletcher 3/83) and 328/4 (David Bedingham 180 n.o., Ned Eckersley 109 n.o.; Brett Hutton 2/33)

Nottinghamshire 267 (Tom Moores 96 n.o., Brett Hutton 51; Matthew Salisbury 4/74) and 88/3 (Joe Clarke 38; Chris Rushworth 2/9)

Match 8: Derbyshire lead Warwickshire by 127 runs at Birmingham:

Derbyshire 189 (Matt Critchley 64, Luis Reece 63; Liam Norwell 5/32) and 159/5 (Matt Critchley 75 n.o.; Oliver Hannon-Dalby 5/59)

Warwickshire 221 (Matthew Lamb 54; Matt Critchley 2/22)

Match 9: Yorkshire need 347 to beat Glamorgan at Leeds:

Glamorgan 330 (Timm van der Gugten 85 n.o., Dan Douthwaite 57; Ben Coad 4/94) and 241/4 dec. (Billy Root 110 n.o., Chris Cooke 102 n.o.; Ben Coad 3/18)

Yorkshire 193 (Adam Lyth 52; Callum Taylor 2/16) and (target 379) 35/2 (Adam Lyth 18 n.o.; Timm van der Gugten 1/14).

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