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Warwickshire v Hampshire
Wicket-keeper batsman Tom Alsop, who scored two tons in the One-Day cup recently, continued his good form into red-ball cricket as he stood tall amidst a mini-collapse to resurrect Hampshire's innings against Warwickshire in Edgbaston on Tuesday (14 May). Having chosen to bat, the visiting Hampshire lost both openers cheaply owing to some accurate spell of bowling from Oliver Hannon-Dalby and Henry Brookes.
Alsop walked in at three and displayed great composure at the crease to stitch vital partnerships with Liam Dawson and Aneurin Donald and played a key role in helping his side avoid implosion of sorts. It was only his second ton in First Class cricket, but it could not have come at a better time for Alsop as his side struggled for momentum with a series of wobbles during the course of the day. Hannon-Dalby picked up a four-fer but Warwickshire are yet to dislodge Alsop who holds the key for the visitors.
Brief scores: Hampshire 291 for 6 (Tom Alsop 131*, Aneurin Donald 75; Oliver Hannon-Dalby 4-58) vs Warwickshire.
Somerset v Surrey
Hundreds from skipper Rory Burns and South African Test opener Dean Elgar made sure Surrey had a good first day's play against Somerset at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton on Tuesday. Besides Lewis Gregory, Somerset bowlers looked pale and struggled to create inroads on a flattish Taunton wicket. Former England opener Mark Stoneman looked in good nick and compiled a gritty fifty at the top before throwing it away soon after reaching the landmark. Elgar, batting at four, joined with skipper Burns to engineer a 166-run stand for the fourth wicket and it was only towards the end of day's play Surrey lost their way and gifted four wickets for forty runs to hand a slight advantage to the home side.
Brief scores: Surrey 330 for 6 (Rory Burns 107, Dean Elgar 103; Lewis Gregory 3-44) vs Somerset.
Kent v Yorkshire
In a see-saw battle at Canterbury, fourteen wickets fell on day one as Kent's Zak Crawley remained the only batsman to get past thirty against Yorkshire on Tuesday. After deciding to bat, Yorkshire were rocked early as Adam Lyth departed off the first ball of the game and the rest of the batters found it hard to weave a partnership and at one stage, they were reduced to 96 for 6. Handy contributions from the lower-middle order, however, helped Yorkshire get past 200 before having a crack with the ball against Kent's solid top-order. Opener Zak Crawley looked in imperious touch and his season just got bigger and better as he went onto record the only thirty plus score (73*) on a bowling-friendly day. Mat Milnes was the pick of the bowlers for Kent while Tim Bresnan claimed two key wickets for the visitors.
Brief scores: Yorkshire 210 (Harry Brook 29; Matt Milnes 3-63) lead Kent 130 for 4 (Zak Crawley 73*; Tim Bresnan 2-19) by 80 runs.
Essex v Nottinghamshire
Essex bowlers had a field day in Chelmsford as they blew Nottinghamshire away for 187 before remaining unscathed with the bat in their first essay. James Porter claimed a four-fer while Samuel Cook, Peter Siddle and Simon Harmer bagged two wickets apiece to bundle the visiting side for a paltry first innings total; and that after being asked to bowl first on a chilly day.
Sir Alastair Cook and Nick Browne batted till stumps and remained unbeaten to take the honours on the opening day. Essex are still 119 runs behind, but with all the wickets intact, the hosts will fancy a mammoth first innings total to carry on the advantage handed by their bowlers. Joe Clarke and Ben Slater looked set for a big one for Nottinghamshire, but both fell short of their respective fifties, which led to a major collapse as they lost 8 wickets for 69 runs.
Brief scores: Nottinghamshire 187 (Joe Clarke 48; James Porter 4-75) lead Essex 68 for 0 (Nick Browne 34*, Sir Alastair Cook 29*) by 119 runs.
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