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James Vince struck a century as Hampshire piled on the runs on day one of three against Loughborough MCCU at the Ageas Bowl.

Jimmy Adams’ side were struggling on 25 for three, but England Lions batsman Vince hit 22 fours and a maximum in his 128 from 163 balls.

The right-hander added 135 with Michael Bates, who made 93, while Sean Terry and Hamza Riazuddin compiled unbeaten half-centuries as Hampshire reached 445 for seven at the close.

Steven Croft and Luke Procter prospered with the bat as Lancashire got some valuable match practice under their belts against Cambridge MCCU at Fenner’s.

After the County Champions were reduced to 104 for three by Peter Turnbull, Procter and Croft steadied the ship with a fourth-wicket partnership of 150.

James Vince

England Lions batsman James Vince struck 128 as Hampshire racked up 445 for seven on day one against Loughborough MCCU

Despite Procter departing for 77 and Turnbull returning to dismiss Tom Smith cheaply, stand-in captain Croft remained unbeaten on 80 as the Red Rose closed on 277 for five.

Ben Stokes fell seven runs short of a hundred as Durham’s top-order excelled against Durham MCCU.

Will Smith, who made 71, and Paul Collingwood put on 118 for the first wicket and, despite the pair falling in quick succession, Stokes struck an aggressive 93 from 70 balls.

Ian Blackwell was trapped in front for a duck, but Dale Benkenstein, with an unbeaten 57, and Phil Mustard, 39 not out, saw Durham to 315 for four.

Warwickshire dismissed Cardiff MCCU for just 119 before reducing their arrears to 37 for the loss of three wickets at Edgbaston.

Only five Cardiff players made double figures as Rikki Clarke returned figures of 3-7 from seven overs, while Chris Wright, Darren Maddy and Tom Milnes claimed two wickets apiece.

Matthew Hobden snared two early scalps in reply, but Ireland batsman Will Porterfield struck an unbeaten 27 to guide Warwickshire to 82 for three at stumps.

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