County Championship: Lancashire dominate day one of Roses clash with Yorkshire at Old Trafford
Lancashire took control of the Roses game at Emirates Old Trafford when they dropped Yorkshire 159 before finishing the first day 95-1 in response; Hashim Amla plays captain’s stroke with undefeated ton for Surrey
Lancashire players were unleashed early on against Yorkshire at Emirates Old Trafford
Tom Bailey claimed 3-6 in 14 overs and Alex Davies hit a breezy 52 as Lancashire made a great start in the LV = Insurance County Championship Roses game.
Seamer Bailey was excellent as Yorkshire was eliminated by 159 at tea in front of the first Emirates first-team crowd at Old Trafford in 617 days.
Yorkshire fell to 40-7 before lunch, only for 19-year-old wicketkeeper Harry Duke to add respectability with 52 of 120 balls in his second first-class appearance.
But starter Davies hit eight fours on 57 balls and Lancashire finished the first day in full control at 95-1 from 31 overs, with this match between the top two teams in Group 3.
A 103-inning captain not eliminated by Hashim Amla guided Surrey 285-5 on opening day against Group 2 leaders Gloucestershire in the Kia Oval. Surrey v Gloucestershire scorecard
Amla batted serenely for five hours, facing 200 balls, though slow left arm swing Tom Smith, who went unrewarded for 23 overs, was distraught to see that Miles Hammond on the slip was unable to sustain an edge cut as the Former South African batsman had made 76.
Jamie Overton scored a responsible undefeated 50, adding a straight 104 with Amla for the sixth wicket to make sure it was Surrey day, while Ryan Patel also passed fifty.
Left-armed pacemaker David Payne, who hit 300 first-class wickets, was the choice for a persevering Gloucestershire attack, but Amla’s downfall could prove a watershed moment in the game.
The crowds returned to Emirates Riverside for the first time in 611 days and were entertained with 15 windows falling on the first day of Durhamthe game against Essex. Durham v Essex score card
The Essex innings had looked strong after Michael Pepper’s first-class first fifty, but a meltdown that saw them lose six wickets for just three runs seemed to give Durham the lead.
But Essex came back strong when its bowling trio of Peter Siddle, Sam Cook and Jamie Porter scooped up five wickets between them to leave Durham struggling at 58-6, losing by 124 runs late in the game.
Dane Paterson’s three late wickets gave the Group 1 leaders Nottinghamshire a slight advantage over Warwickshire on the opening day of his game at Edgbaston. Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire score card
The home team closed the opening day at 250-6, at 238-3 after Nottinghamshire, chasing a fourth straight win, failed to make the first desired breakthroughs in wet conditions.
Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes led the way for his team with a resolute 91 (188 balls, 10 fours) before falling to the last ball before tea. Sam Hain (61) and Matt Lamb (43rd) added 75 in the final session before Paterson’s three-wicket outburst on 14 balls equalized the day again.
Northamptonshire Closer Ben Sanderson took the third round of five wickets in his last four innings before Sussex he fought back on the first day at Hove. Scorecard Sussex v Northamptonshire
The 32-year-old has 25 wickets this season, 15 of them against Sussex, after taking 5-45 in Sussex’s 175. Northants was 91-4 on the stumps.
Sanderson took 10 wickets against Sussex earlier this month and his high-quality opening spell, when he took 3-17, helped reduce the hosts to 30-4.
When Sanderson took his fourth field with the second ball after lunch, Sussex was in dire straits at 67-8, but Jack Carson led a comeback with 52, his first first-class half-century, as the last two fields added 108. .
A partnership of 90 people was rescued on the seventh field between John Simpson and Luke Hollman, 20 Middlesex on the opening day of his match in Leicestershire. Scorecard Leicestershire v Middlesex
Left arm spinner Callum Parkinson took 3-76 when Middlesex stumbled to 132-6 in the afternoon session, but goalkeeper Simpson fought back with his second half century of the season and found good support from Hollman (32) , a broken leg off-road playing in his third first-class match.
Simpson was still there at 73 when Middlesex closed at 260-7, which may be a competitive total in a field expected to offer more help to spinners as the game progresses.
Worcestershire Batter Jack Haynes achieved his career-high score, but missed his first hundred in first class on the first day of his game with Derbyshire on New Road. Scorecard Worcestershire v Derbyshire
Haynes batted impressively to move within three runs of reaching triple figures, but was denied a century when he was caught on the edge of spinner Matt Critchley at 97.