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Lewis Gregory celebrated signing a new three-year contract with Somerset by claiming wickets with successive balls on a rain-affected first day of the LV= County Championship match with Sussex at Taunton.
A pitch almost as green as the outfield made Kent captain Sam Northeast’s decision to bowl first a simple one, and he would have been satisfied after his side bowled Leicestershire out for just 159 on day one of their LV= County Championship Division Two encounter at Grace Road.
Somerset have ensured their pace battery will remain in fine fettle for the future after re-signing three of the Lv= County Championship’s brightest prospects.
Worcestershire and Hampshire go head-to-head at New Road on Monday in a crucial match at the bottom of LV= County Championship Division One.
As part of the coverage for this year's LV= County Championship, Mark Butcher will give his views on the week's fixtures exclusively to ecb.co.uk. Here are his thoughts on the 13th round.

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