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Bob Willis Trophy wrap: Kuhn leads Kent's fightback

 

 

A collective bowling performance from Yorkshire helped them skittle out Durham for a total of 103 on Day 1 of the Bob Willis Trophy match at the Riverside Ground. Jordan Thompson, Ben Coad and Matthew Fisher bagged nine wickets between themselves as the hosts painted a sorry picture with the bat. Gareth Harte scored an unbeaten 33 but lack of support from the other end meant that Durham finished with a paltry total. Yorkshire then went into Stumps at 84 for 4, with Tom Kohler-Cadmore top-scoring with a run-a-ball 41. Paul Coughlin picked up two wickets.

Brief scores: Durham103 (Gareth Harte 33*; Ben Coad 4-23, Jordan Thompson 3-16) lead Yorkshire84/4 (Tom Kohler-Cadmore 41; Paul Coughlin 2-8)by 19 runs.

Nottinghamshire vs Derbyshire, Nottingham

Half-centuries from the openers and useful contributions lower down the order helped Nottinghamshire post 324 in their match against Derbyshire at Trent Bridge. Haseeb Hameed and Chris Nash put on 111 for the opening wicket following which there was a collapse as they lost seven wickets for 81 runs. Samit Patel led the recovery with a 70-ball 63 while Joey Evison and Jake Ball came up with handy knocks to help the hosts past the 300-run mark. Michael Cohen bagged three wickets while Matt McKiernan and Luis Reece picked up two apiece. Derbyshire then came out to bat for 4 overs with the openers Billy Godleman and Reece remaining unbeaten.

Brief scores: Nottinghamshire324 (Haseeb Hameed 68, Samit Patel 63, Chris Nash 59; Michael Cohen 3-47)lead Derbyshire9/0 by 315 runs.

Lancashire vs Leicestershire, Worcester

Half-centuries from Dane Vilas and Steven Croft helped Lancashire end Day 1 with a respectable score in their clash against Leicestershire. Dieter Klein struck at regular intervals to ensure that Lancashire were not able to build a solid platform. They had slipped to 97 for 4 before Vilas and Croft added 130 for the fifth wicket to help their team recover. Vilas, though, fell 10 short of a century while Croft also fell late in the day as Lancashire went into Stumps at 265 for 6.

Brief scores: Lancashire265/6 (Dane Vilas 90, Steven Croft 63; Dieter Klein 3-63) vs Leicestershire.

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Somerset vs Glamorgan, Taunton

A final wicket partnership worth 107 runs saved the blushes for Somerset who managed to post a total of 296 against Glamorgan at The Cooper Associates County Ground. While most of the top order batsmen got off to starts, they could not convert it into a substantial contribution as Somerset slipped to 149 for 8. Steven Davies led the fightback with an unbeaten 80, putting on a 40-run stand with No. 10 Josh Davey before collaborating with No. 11 Jack Brooks who contributed with a 58-ball 72 in the century partnership for the last wicket. Ruaidhri Smith bagged three wickets. The Glamorgan openers then saw through seven overs without any damage.

Brief scores: Somerset 296 (Steven Davies 81*, Jack Brooks 72; Ruaidhri Smith 3-41) lead Glamorgan 8/0 by 288 runs.

Warwickshire vs Northamptonshire, Edgbaston

A four-wicket haul for Olly Stone ensured an early end to Northamptonshire's innings as they were bowled out for 142. Northamptonshire batsmen's inability to build any partnership of substance, despite some decent starts, saw them slip to 91 for 8. Luke Procter and Ben Sanderson's handy 49-run partnership for the ninth wicket, the highest stand in the innings, pushed them towards the 150-mark which they eventually fell short of by eight runs. Warwickshire too lost early wickets but Robert Yates's unbeaten 63 and his unbroken 45-run stand with Michael Burgess helped them finish with 130 for 4 at Stumps.

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