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Jon Culley at Notts v Warwickshire 194-7 (62)
Chris Woakes is doing his utmost to prove that batting first was not such a daft idea, although he has had a couple of important slices of luck. Warwickshire's stand-in captain, who was asked to take the helm when it was decided that Ian Bell should sit this game out because of his strained hamstring, is 67 not out but was dropped twice off the bowling of Brett Hutton, on 19 and then 29, on the second occasion giving a fairly routine chance to Steven Mullaney at second slip. We've had a half-dozen overs of spin so far from Samit Patel, who took a wicket with the last ball of the first of those when Rikki Clarke attempted to hit him out of the ground but managed to pick out Riki Wessels right on the boundary at long off. They bat deep, do Warwickshire, with Keith Barker, who has five first-class hundreds to his name, in at nine.
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Worcestershire 233-2 v Sussex
Brett D’Oliveira narrowly missed a third consecutive hundred in the Specsavers County Championship as Worcestershire reached 233 for two by tea after winning the toss on the opening day against Sussex at New Road.
The 24-year-old opener was out for 99 after scores of 128 against Essex and 202 not out against Glamorgan. He hit 15 fours from 134 balls and shared in partnerships of 113 with Daryl Mitchell and 77 with Joe Clarke before he was caught in the gully area off Luke Wells.
Mitchell miscued to mid-on off Stuart Whittingham after making 43 and Clarke, another player in a hot streak with three first-class centuries this season, moved on to 49 not out at the second interval.
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Somerset 235-2 v Yorkshire
Marcus Trescothick fell three short of a 61st first class century as Somerset dominated the first two sessions of the Specsavers County Championship with Yorkshire at Taunton.
By tea the hosts had reached 235 for two, with skipper Chris Rogers unbeaten on 91, after Yorkshire had taken the option to field first in glorious sunshine.
Trescothick had faced 151 balls and hit 17 fours when driving a sharp return catch to Adil Rashid in the leg-spinner’s first over, the 50th of the match.
After Tom Abell had been bowled by Steven Patterson with the total on 30, Trescothick and Rogers added 148 for the second wicket.
Rogers passed his previous best score for Somerset of 75 not out and by tea had faced 175 balls, hitting 9 fours. James Hildreth was 22 not out.