Blimey, just checked the scores for the first time today... Somerset might have overcooked things a bit on the pitch front if it's already a Bunsen on day one.
by Sam Inglis4/14/2017 3:39:57 PM
Suppiah? Is he back?
by NemoUKS4/14/2017 3:39:56 PM
Batty vs Chanderpaul is very interesting.
by Aneesh Kumar4/14/2017 3:38:15 PM
Sussex v Kent - Specsavers County Championship Division Two
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by Alan Gardner4/14/2017 3:38:13 PM
Leach is going to have some fun in the middle, it seems. Should have picked Bess as well
by Aneesh Kumar4/14/2017 3:37:31 PM
WICKET: Worcestershire 80/4 (21.2 ov, trail by 127 - 1st inns) v Glamorgan TC Fell b Carey 35 (62) Partnership: 0 (1.1 ov) LJ Carey 6.2-1-17-2 T Kohler-Cadmore 0* (5)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/14/2017 3:37:17 PM
Chanders or Tavare or Suppiah to have the lowest strike rate of an established bat the season?
by Chanaka Wirasinha4/14/2017 3:36:38 PM
Both Shiv and Clark have 68, have hit 10 fours each..
by Aneesh Kumar4/14/2017 3:36:08 PM
WICKET: Gloucestershire 204/4 (70 ov) v Leics GT Hankins c Dearden b Griffiths 1 (10) Partnership: 3 (3.2 ov) GT Griffiths 16-5-43-2 WA Tavare 58* (158)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/14/2017 3:35:00 PM
Four more byes secure the bonus point. Harmer getting some serious bounce.
by NemoUKS4/14/2017 3:34:09 PM
TEAM 200: Somerset 202/9 (69 ov, won the toss) v Essex C Overton 7* (26) MJ Leach 0* (6)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/14/2017 3:33:57 PM
All Lloyd at Sofia
by Chanaka Wirasinha4/14/2017 3:32:10 PM
Clarke unlucky - strangled down the leg side off the medium pacer.
by Andrew Millington4/14/2017 3:32:00 PM
WICKET: Worcestershire 80/3 (20.1 ov, trail by 127 - 1st inns) v Glamorgan JM Clarke c †Cooke b Lloyd 39 (57) Partnership: 79 (18.5 ov) DL Lloyd 1.1-0-7-1 TC Fell 35* (60)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/14/2017 3:31:29 PM
Essex have done well after losing the toss. Obviously they also wanted to bat as they are playing 2 spinners. But all things considered which include two 50 run partnerships, they have 3 bowling points and are within a wicket of denying Somerset any batting points. Good days work so far
by Chanaka Wirasinha4/14/2017 3:30:31 PM
UPDATE: Match delayed by rain (Play due to restart at 4:45pm), Warwickshire 152/8 (48.3 ov) v Yorkshire
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/14/2017 3:30:09 PM
Good old Hampshire, keeping up 1 wicket a session. A few more before close would be great.
by Matt Warwick4/14/2017 3:29:38 PM
Chanderpaul rattling along now...he has overtaken Clark.
by Dave4/14/2017 3:29:00 PM
WICKET: Middlesex 220/3 (68.2 ov, won the toss) v Hampshire DJ Malan c Ervine b Wheal 43 (57) Partnership: 70 (18.0 ov) BTJ Wheal 13.2-1-44-1 SS Eskinazi 74* (162)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/14/2017 3:28:47 PM
@NemoUKS Would be nice.
by Geoff Eisenhauer4/14/2017 3:28:39 PM
Three runs for a point
by NemoUKS4/14/2017 3:28:04 PM
WICKET: Somerset 197/9 (67.3 ov, won the toss) v Essex J Overton b Ashar Zaidi 3 (5) Partnership: 9 (2.4 ov) Ashar Zaidi 9.3-2-14-3 C Overton 6* (23)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/14/2017 3:27:52 PM
He's good at that Smit, digging in. Hughes in now, probably a bit high for my liking but here we go.
by Murtiniiii4/14/2017 3:27:28 PM
Buck probably already has more CC wickets for Northants in two games than he managed in two seasons at Lancs.
by Dave4/14/2017 3:27:04 PM
@Dave The problem for the away team later on in the season will be If you bat first you face a good seam attack. Put them in and you risk facing a good spin attack on a wearing pitch. Good Luck
by John4/14/2017 3:26:53 PM
WICKET: Derbyshire 206/5 (65.5 ov) v Northants D Smit c Wakely b Buck 19 (69) Partnership: 92 (25.4 ov) NL Buck 16.5-5-47-2 GC Wilson 66* (92)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/14/2017 3:25:33 PM
4.45pm re-start here. An hour lost today, so an extra half-hour added tomorrow and day 3.
by George.Dobell4/14/2017 3:24:50 PM
Any team avoiding CC1 defeat at The Oval this season can consider it a good result.
Two Overtons v two spinners. This could be fun while it lasts
by NemoUKS4/14/2017 3:21:13 PM
WICKET: Gloucestershire 201/3 (66.4 ov) v Leics GL van Buuren c †Eckersley b Raine 79 (128) Partnership: 127 (39.4 ov) BA Raine 14.4-5-22-1 WA Tavare 58* (147)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/14/2017 3:19:34 PM
WICKET: Somerset 188/8 (64.5 ov, won the toss) v Essex PD Trego c Ashar Zaidi b Harmer 48 (85) Partnership: 12 (5.1 ov) SR Harmer 19.5-8-46-2 C Overton 4* (12)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/14/2017 3:17:28 PM
TEAM 200: Derbyshire 203/4 (63.2 ov) v Northants GC Wilson 63* (86) D Smit 19* (60)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/14/2017 3:15:54 PM
TEA: Kent 180/6 (64 ov, won the toss) v Sussex DI Stevens 22* (25) WD Parnell 8* (18)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/14/2017 3:13:14 PM
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.
by David Hopps4/14/2017 3:12:35 PM
ECB Reporters Network
Middlesex 210 for 2
Steve Eskinazi became the second Middlesex player to kick off their season with a half century during a slow going afternoon session against Hampshire.
No.3 Eskinazi joined Sam Robson at the milestone in 106 balls – as the pair stuck on 105 for the second wicket.
The South African-born right handed batsman looked in constant ease against a Hampshire bowling attack a man light.
Hampshire struggled with strike bowler Fidel Edwards still off the field with an apparent hamstring injury – with Kolpak Rilee Rossouw also off the field.
Opener Robson had scored a morning fifty before continuing his vigil with a seemless innings.
He eventually reached 84 before driving at a full ball from Gareth Berg which edged straight to Jimmy Adams at second slip.
Dawid Malan joined Eskinazi, who was 74 not out at tea, and boosted the modest run-rate with a huge six – which travel over the Ageas Bowl concourse and on the Nursery Ground.
by David Hopps4/14/2017 3:11:22 PM
ECB Reporters Network
Notts 36-3 v Durham 162
Wickets continued to tumble at Chester-le-Street as Nottinghamshire lost their first three with the total on seven in reply to Durham's 162. But Samit Patel and Michael Lumb took them to 36 without further loss at tea. Conditions appeared to have eased in early afternoon, when the lights were briefly switched off and Stuart Poynter launched the entertaining counter-attack which brought him a maiden 50 off 45 balls. By the time Luke Fletcher bowled him for 65 he had put on 58 for the last wicket with Chris Rushworth, who then bowled Jake Libby and pinned Alex Hales lbw for a five-ball duck. Greg Smith edged Graham Onions to first slip and the same bowler looked aghast not to have Patel adjudged lbw. But a couple of boundaries each for the fourth-wicker pair eased the pressure. Durham lost three wickets for two runs in early afternoon, Jake Ball taking two in two when he pinned Paul Collingwood with one which nipped back then had Ryan Pringle caught behind. Paul Coughlin edged a drive to give Harry Gurney his only wicket before Poynter followed a couple of early edges with a mixture of bold strokes and improvisation. By guiding short balls from James Pattinson over Chris Read he obliged the wicketkeeper to post a backstop. Pattinson had Mark Wood lbw and produced a snorting yorker to flatten Onions' leg and middle stumps in finishing with three for 43.