Wessels double century, Worcestershire fightback highlights day one in County Division Two

Riki Wessels scored a splendid double century for Nottinghamshire
Riki Wessels scored a splendid double century for Nottinghamshire

Riki Wessels waged a lone fight for Nottinghamshire with an unbeaten double century while Worcestershire made a terrific comeback to restrict Northamptonshire to 102 for six after being bowled out for 188 on day one of Specsavers County Championship Division Two.

Gloucestershire 265-7 (Tavare 61) v Durham
County Championship Division Two, Bristol, day one

After Durham elected to field first, Chris Dent (59) and Will Tavare (61) consolidated the innings after the early fall of Cameron Bancroft (5). Both batsmen were dismissed on reaching their half-century and a late fight from Phil Mustard (38) and Jack Taylor (41 not out) helped Gloucestershire recover and reach 265 for seven at stumps on day one.

Kent 238-8 (Parnell 41) v Derbyshire

Derbyshire opted to field first in an uncontested toss. After a 83-run opening stand between Daniel Bell-Drummond (38) and Sean Dickson (41), Kent stumbled a bit with wickets from Will Davis (3-58) and Luis Reece (3-38). Sam Northeast (32) and Wayne Parnell (41) played useful knocks to ensure Kent ended the day at 238 for eight.

Leicestershire 275-5 (Dearden 87) v Glamorgan
County Championship Leicester, Bristol, day one

Paul Horton (41), Harry Dearden (87) and Mark Pettini (63 not out) were among the runs after Glamorgan decided to field first. Lukas Carey (2-66) and Andrew Salter (2-26) troubled the home side with two wickets each but Leicestershire went on to post 275 for five at stumps.

Nottinghamshire 447 (Wessels 202no)
Sussex 11-3 (Pattinson 2-4)
County Championship Leicester, Nottingham, day one

Riki Wessels played a masterclass innings and remained unbeaten on 202 in an innings where the second highest score was from Stuart Broad (57) and Alex Hales (45) contributed with a 39-ball knock. Steve Magoffin (5-51) went on to pick five-fer but Wessels brilliance meant Nottinghamshire scored 447 in their first innings.

In reply, Sussex were reduced to 11 for three at stumps after wickets form Broad (1-6) and Pattinson (2-4).

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