SpecSavers County Championship Division 1 - Day 1 Round Up June 9th - 12th

SpecSavers County Championship Division 1 - Day 1 Round Up
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The round up of the first day's play in the SpecSavers County Championship Division 1 matches - Hampshire v Surrey - Lancashire v Essex - Somerset v Nottinghamshire.


Hampshire v Surrey, Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Surrey won the toss and decided to bat at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton today in their SpecSavers County Championship Division 1 match today against Hampshire.

Surrey 216-3 (Rory Burns 109*, Ben Foakes 68*)  at close of play.

Hampshire

The Surrey Captain and opener, Rory Burns, hit an impressive hundred, ably supported by Ben Foakes 68*, before rain interrupted play at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton. At close of play, Surrey were 216-3.

 

Lancashire v Essex, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Essex won the toss and decided to field at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester today in their return to red ball cricket in the County Championship.

Lancashire 297-9 (Jordan Clark 79, Shivnarine Chanderpaul 58; Sam Cook 3-65) at close of play.

Essex

Lancashire recovered well from being 59-5 to close the day on 297-9, mainly thanks to Jordan Clark (79) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (58). The tail also wagged with  Graham Onions(41) and Tom Bailey (36*) still there. Sam Cook (3-65) was the pick of the Essex bowlers, who should count themselves unlucky not to be in a better position at the close of play on day one of this 4 day game.

Somerset v Nottinghamshire, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

Somerset won the toss and decided to bat at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton today.

Somerset 307-6  (Matthew Renshaw 106;Matthew Carter 4- 81) at close of play.

Nottinghamshire

There was a masterclass in batting and bowling today from Matthew Renshaw for Somerset who scored 106 and spinner Matthew Carter for Nottinghamshire who took 4- 81 off 27 overs. Somerset captain Tom Abell (57) and wicket keeper Steve Davies (59) also chipped in with some runs.

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