Northamptonshire eye innings victory after dismissing Glamorgan for 101
A well combined bowling effort from Northamptonshire saw them dismiss Glamorgan for 101 and later stretched their lead to 167 runs while Nottinghamshire and Gloucestershire bowled out Leicestershire and Kent respectively for 251 and 298 at stumps on day one of the County Championship Division Two encounter.
Glamorgan 101 (Kleinveldt 3-35) v
Northamptonshire 268-6 (Kleinveldt 71no)
Division Two, Northampton
Glamorgan won the toss and decided to bat first. However, their innings were jolted by the pace trio of Rory Kleinveldt (3-35), Ben Sanderson (3-20) and Nathan Buck (3-35) as they shared nine wickets between them equally.
Aneurin Donald (34) was the top scorer in the innings as Glamorgan was bowled out for 101 runs in just 31.3 overs.
In response, Northamptonshire were reduced to 92 for four but Adam Rossington (58) and Richard Levi (38) added 64 run stand to resurrect the innings following which Kleinveldt (71 not out) played a blinder of a knock that came in just 42 deliveries to end the day at 268 for six for the home side.
Leicestershire 251 (Cosgrove 57) v
Nottinghamshire 52-1 (Lumb 20no)
Division Two at Grace Road
In an uncontested toss, Nottinghamshire decided to field first. Leicestershire were jolted early and were reduced to 101 for five. Skipper Mark Cosgrove (57), Zak Chappell (30), Ben Raine (55 not out) and Clint Mckay (33) played handy knocks to help them post a total of 251 runs before they were dismissed.
Stuart Broad (3-45) and James Pattinson (3-55) were the pick of the Leicestershire bowlers having picked three wickets each.
In the 19 overs of play, remaining in the day, Nottinghamshire lost Greg Smith (11) early but Jake Libby (10 not out) and Michael Lumb (20 not out) ensured there were no further hiccups as they ended the day at 52 for one.
Kent 298 (Denly 62) v
Gloucestershire 9-1 (Stevens 1-4)
Division Two in Canterbury
Gloucestershire elected to field first in an uncontested toss. After the early loss of Daniel Bell-Drummond (11), Joe Weatherly (36) and Joe Denly (62) stabilised the innings with a 51-run stand.
Liam Norwell (3-46), Chris Liddle (2-46), Craig Miles (2-64) and Graeme van Buuren (2-28) picked wickets at regular intervals as Darren Stevens (50) and James Harris (33 not out) helped their team recover and post 298 in their first innings.
In response, Gloucestershire lost Cameron Bancroft (1) early to Stevens (1-4) and ended the day at nine for one.
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