Warwickshire 152-8 v Yorkshire
Warwickshire went into tea on 152 for eight on a rain-affected opening day of their Specsavers County Championship Division One match against Yorkshire at Edgbaston.
Yorkshire's seamers, led by Ben Coad, vindicated captain Gary Ballance's decision to bowl first by reducing the home side to 77 for seven.
Warwickshire resumed after lunch on 73 for five and lost Tim Ambrose to the seventh ball of the afternoon when he edged a Steve Patterson to wicketkeeper Andrew Hodd. Rikki Clarke then became Coad's fourth victim, lbw for six.
Jeetan Patel and Keith Barker counter-attacked to add 53 in 56 balls before, in the second over after the rain-break, Patel (36, 30 balls) was bowled by an Adil Rashid googly. Barker was still unbeaten on 33 when another heavy shower sent the players in for tea.
Lancashire 214-6 v Surrey
The ageless Shivnarine Chanderpaul was joined by Jordan Clark in an unbroken seventh wicket partnership of 92 as Lancashire fought back from early struggles to reach 214 for 6 by tea on day one of the Specsavers County Championship Division One match against Surrey at the Kia Oval.
Chanderpaul, the former West Indies batsman and veteran of 164 Tests, will be 43 in August and is now playing county cricket as a Kolpak registration. He is still limpet-like at the crease, however, despite an even more exaggeratedly open stance, and his unbeaten 54 led Lancashire’s recovery from 122 for 6. He was, though, dropped low down at second slip by Scott Borthwick off Tom Curran when he had made 47.
All-rounder Clark, on 60 not out at the interval, was the chief aggressor in the partnership and reached his half-century before Chanderpaul, who had earlier put on 55 for the sixth wicket with Ryan McLaren after a three-wicket spell from Mark Footitt had sent Lancashire sliding to 67 for 5.
The in-form Footitt, who took 6 for 14 in Surrey’s opening round win against Warwickshire, claimed the scalps of Alex Davies (26), new Lancashire captain Liam Livingstone (16) and Dane Vilas (4) in a sustained burst from the Pavilion End that gave him figures of 9-2-29-3 at lunch.
Sam and Tom Curran also took a wicket apiece as Lancashire struggled under leaden skies after opting to bat first, opener Haseeb Hameed going for a second ball duck and Luke Procter falling for 12. McLaren was lbw for 28 to Gareth Batty’s arm ball in the off spinner’s second over.
Derbyshire 192-4 v Northants
An unbeaten half century from Gary Wilson on his first-class debut for Derbyshire has seen the home side recover after Northants took two quick wickets after lunch in the Division Two County Championship match at Derby.
Wilson was on 54 out of 192 for 4 when rain forced an early tea with Daryn Smit marking his debut by sharing an unbroken fifth wicket stand of 78.
Northants had been on top when two wickets fell in the space of six balls to reduce Derbyshire to 114 for 4 with Rory Kleinveldt having Wayne Madsen caught at second slip for 12.
When Shiv Thakor was lbw to the first ball of the next over from Nathan Buck, Derbyshire were in trouble but Wilson hit eight fours in his first 50 for the county to shift the balance back to the home side at the interval.