• Brooks and Mullaney impress on day one
  • Petersen adds to Lancashire's west-country contentment
  • Sussex stunned by resurgent Leicestershire
  • Surrey in a hurry as Harinath anchors free-flowing innings
  • Bell-Drummond puts squeeze on Glamorgan

Brooks and Mullaney impress on day one

Yorkshire seamer Jack Brooks and Nottinghamshire opener Steven Mullaney diverted the spotlight from a field of 13 England players on day one at Trent Bridge. Both dressing rooms boasted a slew of past and present internationals but it was two men who have not represented their country at the highest level who made the significant contributions in the Specsavers County Championship Division One encounter. Mullaney top-scored with a tidy 78, outshining England…

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Petersen adds to Lancashire's west-country contentment

Lancashire 295 for 4 (Petersen 83) vs SomersetScorecard Alviro Petersen ensured a good Lancashire day [file picture] © AFP Lancashire supporters have fond memories of Taunton, having clinched their first outright title in 77 years here in 2011. The club’s Championship cricket has come nowhere near to matching that moment of ecstatic release since, having suffered two relegations in the interim, but they made a strong start on their latest…

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Harinath helps Surrey make strong start

Half-centuries from Arun Harinath, Steven Davies and Jason Roy put Surrey into a strong position on 371 for seven against Durham after the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship Division One clash at the Kia Oval. Roy stroked a fluent 64 from 87 balls after tea following a stand of 135 in 34 overs for the third wicket between Harinath and Davies, who made 96 and 87 respectively. Durham seamer…

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Sussex stunned by resurgent Leicestershire

Leicestershire 140 for 2 (Horton 71*) trail Sussex 163 (Joyce 56, Raine 4-30) by 23 runsScorecard Ben Raine picked up 4 for 30 as Sussex collapsed (file photo) © PA Photos Leicestershire enjoyed a dream first day against Sussex in their County Championship Division Two game at Hove, dismissing their hosts for 163 before making a confident reply which took them to 140 for 2 at stumps. Sussex’s batting fell…

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Surrey in a hurry as Harinath anchors free-flowing innings

Surrey 371 for 7 (Harinath 96, Davies 87, Roy 64) vs DurhamScorecard Arun Harinath fell for 96 after a diligent innings © Getty Images Spring finally sprung for the punters in South London, as a crowd of some 2000 weekend sun-seekers dotted themselves around the stands at the Kia Oval, lapping up the most determined rays of the year so far, and convincing themselves that the distinct chill in the…

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Bell-Drummond puts squeeze on Glamorgan

Kent 124 for 0 (Bell-Drummond 62*, Latham 48*) trail Glamorgan 260 (Meschede 63, Claydon 4-59, Coles 3-26) by 136 runsScorecard Daniel Bell-Drummond continued a fine start to the season © Getty Images Kent openers Daniel Bell-Drummond and Tom Latham underlined their international quality in Canterbury where the hosts bossed the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship Division 2 clash with Glamorgan. Responding to Glamorgan’s below par 260 all out,…

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Voges injury overshadows Carberry ton

Michael Carberry scored his first Specsavers County Championship century since September 2014 – but was overshadowed by a freak head injury to Middlesex captain Adam Voges as Hampshire were 315 for seven at stumps. Voges, who had earlier elected to bowl without a toss, was struck on the back of the head by a ball lobbed by sub Ollie Rayner and missed by wicketkeeper John Simpson, after Carberry had hit…

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Bowlers, Rohit fire Mumbai Indians to fifth win

Mumbai Indians 161 for 2 (Rohit 85*, Buttler 27) beat Rising Pune Supergiants 159 for 5 (Tiwary 57, Smith 45, Bumrah 3-29) by eight wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Rohit Sharma’s five fifty plus scores in chases in IPL 2016 is the most by anyone in a single edition © BCCI Mumbai Indians brought the curtains down on Maharashtra Day with an eight-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiants at the MCA…

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Voges concussed in freak fielding mishap

Hampshire 315 for 7 (Carberry 107, Dawson 87*, Roland-Jones 3-87) vs MiddlesexScorecard Adam Voges is out of the match with concussion [file picture] © Getty Images Michael Carberry scored a fabulous first Specsavers County Championship century since September 2014 – but was overshadowed by a freak head injury to Middlesex captain Adam Voges. Voges was struck on the back of the head by a ball lobbed back to the wicket…

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Petersen hits 83 on Taunton return

Alviro Petersen marked his return to Taunton with top score of 83 as Lancashire ran up 295 for four on the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship Division One clash with Somerset. The former Somerset batsman faced 140 balls, hitting eight fours and two sixes, after his side had won the toss and elected to take first use of a dry, light-coloured pitch. Steven Croft contributed 71 not out,…

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