County Championship catch-up: Round 1
Round 1 of the County Championship digested.
The wet ground and adverse weather put paid to the prospects of play for much of the opening round of the County Championship, but that didn’t stop a fair few results being reached.
Notts stun Lancs on final morning
A sensational 90 minutes of play on the fourth day gave Notts a dramatic victory at Old Trafford as 12 wickets were taken for 25 runs.
Hampshire brush aside Worcestershire
Kyle Abbott starred for the hosts as they completed a convincing 196-run win over the newly promoted Pears.
Gloucestershire wrap things up
It was a dismal start for Kent as they went down by five wickets in a match that barely needed two days’ play to reach its climax.
Middlesex begin promotion push
Middlesex are hoping to return to division one at the first time of asking in 2018 and their seam-inspired 160-run win at Lord’s was the perfect start.
Sussex and Warwickshire play out stalemate
Despite feats of individual brilliance – including the highest score and best figures of the round – neither side could force victory. But Warwickshire might just have discovered an out-and-out quick bowler.
Essex v Yorkshire abandoned
No rain fell, and yet still not a ball was bowled as “the worst [weather] in 30 years” ensured Essex’s title defence got off to a frustrating start.