KUHN HITS FIRST CENTURY
Kent's middle-order star Heino Kuhn became the first player to record a century in the Bob Willis Trophy. He and Ollie Robinson put 150 on for the fourth wicket as Kent recovered from 23/3, with the wicketkeeper-batsman falling for 78 before Kuhn continued the charge to three figures, 140 not out at the close.
GUBBINS PILES ON THE RUNS
Nick Gubbins has enjoyed batting at Kia Oval this week. After notching up a century against Surrey in a friendly on Monday, he got a first-class ton here on the first day of the Bob Willis Trophy. He's unbeaten overnight on 150 and dominated Surrey's bowlers, having particular success square of the wicket.
COAD RED FOR DURHAM
Ben Coad picked up in fine form as his four wickets led Yorkshire to a brilliant opening day at Durham. He began with the wickets of Sean Dickson and Jack Burnham, before returning later to mop up the tail and take the final two scalps as the hosts were all out for 103.
HAMEED MAKES HAY
Haseeeb Hameed made a fantastic start to life at Nottinghamshire, scoring 68 in a typically patient and stylish manner, driving to perfection. He anchored his team at the start, adding a 111-run partnership with Chris Nash for the first wicket. A middle order collapse was salvaged by late-order runs as Nottinghamshire reached 324.
Jack Brooks, the Somerset number 11, plundered a quickfire 72 from just 58 balls to help his side up to 296. They had looked on the brink of not scoring a batting bonus point, with only Steven Davies scoring more than 41, but Brooks took the attack to Glamorgan in a thrilling cameo innings.