Kemar Roach starred as he helped defending champions Surrey seize the higher hand in opposition to Warwickshire on the opening day, though rain interrupted a number of matches within the LV= Insurance coverage County Championship.
Whereas solely 51 overs have been performed beneath gloomy skies at Edgbaston, Surrey, having requested their opponents to bat, lowered Warwickshire to 143-8 as Roach took 3-31 within the Division One conflict.
Dan Worrall additionally chipped in with a few wickets as Warwickshire lurched to 93-6 however Dan Mousley burnished a rising fame with 55 not out and located an ally in England’s Chris Woakes.
Jordan Clark ended Woakes’ enjoyable on 27 and snared Hasan Ali together with his subsequent ball however, with the tip of Warwickshire’s innings in sight, the heavens opened on the finish of that over to finish any hope of additional motion.
Kent are in comparable bother after falling to 113-6 within the 47 overs that have been attainable in opposition to Middlesex at Lord’s – though opener Ben Compton was capable of provide some resistance with 38 not out.
After a glowing 170 in opposition to Essex final week, Zak Crawley was out for 11 when his stumps have been rearranged by Tim Murtagh – the fourth time in six innings this season the under-fire England opener has been dismissed for lower than 15.
Ethan Bamber took 3-26 though Middlesex, who gained the toss, have been unable to dislodge Crawley’s opening associate Compton, who determinedly dug in for 127 deliveries as wickets tumbled round him.
The climate didn’t intrude at Chester-le-Avenue the place Ollie Robinson’s maiden century for Durham helped the hosts end on 410-8 of their Division Two conflict in opposition to Derbyshire.
Robinson reached three figures off simply 93 deliveries earlier than he was out for 114 off 107 balls, with 16 fours and two sixes, whereas Brydon Carse chipped in with 77 not out and Paul Coughlin 52 from quantity 9 after Durham had elected to bat first.
Captain Lewis Hill’s 53 helped Leicestershire to 241-5 in 66.4 overs in opposition to Glamorgan, who have been grateful for Timm Van Der Gugten’s 4 wickets after they determined to subject at Grace Street.
Gloucestershire, in the meantime, continued to be plagued by the inclement climate.
After an abandonment in opposition to Yorkshire and a rain-affected draw final week at Worcestershire, there have been solely 16 overs contested at Bristol, the place Sussex reached 47-1.