Nottinghamshire seize control
Nottinghamshire rose to the occasion on day one of their top-of-the-table clash with LV= County Championship leaders Yorkshire at Headingley Carnegie.
Yorkshire began the match one point clear in Division One having played an extra match, but surrendered the initiative with a lightweight first-innings total of 178 after winning the toss.
Things got off to a torrid start, with Adam Lyth falling to Ryan Sidebottom for a duck and Jacques Rudolph run out before Yorkshire reached double figures.
Wickets continued to tumble with four bowlers taking two each and only Jonathan Bairstow threatening to make a serious score with his 45.
Nottinghamshire lost three wickets - two to Steven Patterson - before the close but, having reached 147, they will fancy a handsome lead.
Matt Wood departed for 59 but Samit Patel and David Hussey will resume in the morning on 37 and 35 respectively.
Two recently-capped England openers dominated proceedings at Basingstoke, with Michael Carberry and Michael Lumb sharing a stand of 314 for Hampshire against Durham.
The hosts won the toss but lost a first wicket when Steve Harmison sent Jimmy Adams back for 18.
That breakthrough came in the 11th over but the next did not come until the 86th when Carberry fell for 162 with the score on 345.
That spurred the champions on and they had checked Hampshire's progress somewhat by the close, reducing them 373 for five. Lumb eventually fell for 158.
There were also two centuries at Canterbury, where Somerset moved into a good position against Kent.
Arul Suppiah (125) and James Hildreth (151) were the main men in that match, guiding Marcus Trescothick’s side to 363 for seven.
Azhar Mahmood and England spinner James Tredwell kept the hosts in touch with two wickets each.
Derbyshire proved why they prop up Division Two with a shoddy batting performance against Leicestershire at Grace Road.
They mustered just 182 after electing to bat first, with Dan Redfern’s counter-attacking 85 taking Derbyshire into the realms of respectability after they had slumped to 46 for seven.
Captain Matthew Hoggard, who finished with 4-77, set the collapse in motion before Nadeem Malik, 4-32, helped him finish the job.
At stumps Leicestershire had moved to 117 for one, with Greg Smith bowled by Derbyshire namesake Greg Smith, and Matthew Boyce 51 not out.