An unbeaten century from on-loan opener Ben Slater saw Leicestershire lay the foundations for a substantial first innings reply after the Foxes bowled Lancashire out for 322 on the second day of the Bob Willis Trophy match at Blackfinch New Road.
Scott Borthwick’s four-hour unbeaten 73 anchored Surrey’s 189 for three from 67 overs in the Bob Willis Trophy’s London derby at the Kia Oval following an imaginative Middlesex first innings declaration on 347 for six.
Alex Lees led a fightback by scoring an unbeaten half-century for Durham on day two of their Bob Willis Trophy clash against Yorkshire at Emirates Riverside, with the hosts ending the day with a lead of 10 on 106/2 in their second innings.
Lancashire's batsmen were made to work hard for their runs after captain Dane Vilas won the toss and chose to bat on the first morning of the Bob Willis Trophy match against Leicestershire at Worcester's Blackfinch New Road ground.
Ajeet Dale took three wickets on his Hampshire debut and Mason Crane returned his best first-class figures in England for three years as Hampshire had just the better of the first day against Sussex in the Bob Willis Trophy at Hove.
Steve Davies and Jack Brooks transformed a modest Somerset total with a last wicket stand of 107 on the opening day of the Bob Willis Trophy match against Glamorgan at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.
Resilient Worcestershire staged a startling recovery to peg back neighbours and Central Group rivals Gloucestershire on the opening day of an eventful Bob Willis Trophy match at the Bristol County Ground.
Yorkshire enjoyed a strong start to their Bob Willis Trophy campaign on county cricket's return. Andrew Gale's men dismissed Durham for 103 before ending day one 84-4 in their reply at Emirates Riverside.