The round up of the first day's play in the SpecSavers County Championship Division 2 matches – Northamptonshire v Leicestershire, Gloucestershire v Kent, Warwickshire v Glamorgan and Durham v Derbyshire.
Northamptonshire v Leicestershire County Ground, Northampton
Leicestershire won the toss and decided to field at the County Ground, Northampton today, in their SpecSavers County Championship Division 2 match against Northamptonshire.
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Northamptonshire 204 (Ricardo Vasconcelos 49; Zak Chappell 6-44) at close of play
Some wonderful bowling by Zak Chappell had the Northamptonshire batsmen in all sorts of bother and they were bowled out for 204.
In reply, Leicestershire closed the day on 64-3.
Gloucestershire v Kent, Brightside County Ground, Bristol
Kent won the toss and decided to bat The Brightside Ground, Bristol today.
Kent 297-4 (Daniel Bell Drummond 49, Sean Dickson 117) at close of play
Daniel Bell Drummond (49) and Sean Dickson (117) put on 124 for the first wicket and at the close of play, Kent were 297-4 with Joe Denly (36*) and Darren Stevens (11*) at the crease. Craig Miles 2-61 was the pick of the Gloucestershire bowlers.
Warwickshire v Glamorgan, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Glamorgan won the toss and decided to bat, at Edgbaston, against the home side Warwickshire.
Glamorgan 220 (David Lloyd 39; Josh Poysden 5-29)
Warwickshire 24-2 at the close of play.
Some wonderful bowling by Josh Poysden (5-29) helped bowl the visitors out for 220. In reply, Warwickshire were 24-2 at the close of play.
Durham v Derbyshire, Emirates Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Derbyshire won the toss and decided to field at the Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street.
Derbyshire 175-8 at close of play
Duanne Olivier (5-20) and Hardus Viljoen (3-30) reduced Durham to 96 all out today and it was to continue to be bowlers day, as Derbyshire, in reply, were 175-8, at the close of play, with the four Durham bowlers to bowl, taking 2 apiece - Josh Coughlin, Nathan Rimmington, Matthew Salisbury, Chris Rushworth
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