BRESNAN'S BRILLIANT DEBUT
Tim Bresnan made the best possible start to life at Edgbaston as he scored his first red-ball century since 2016. The former England all-rounder came in with his side 141/5 and added 79 together with opener Rob Yates (88) to stabilise the Warwickshire innings. Bresnan struck 12 fours and hit first-class debutant Jack White for a pair of sixes as he reached 105.
OVERTON RUNS THROUGH GLAMORGAN
Craig Overton was Somerset's star man as they began a firm push to victory over Glamorgan. The quick bowler was lethal against the visitors' top and middle order, his 5/38 helping to dismiss Glamorgan for just 131, leaving Somerset a first-innings lead of 165. It's Overton's first five-wicket-haul in first-class cricket since taking the exact same figures against Surrey last year.
SLATER'S DREAM LOAN START
Leicestershire have Ben Slater on a two-week loan and, on this evidence, they'll want him to stay even longer. He played a cool hand in response to Lancashire's 322, making his way to a patient century from 216 balls. Slater and Hassan Azad (58) put on 153 for the first wicket to leaving the match at Blackfinch New Road well poised.
💯 DEBUT CENTURION 💯@BennySlats claims a debut ton for the Running Foxes as he forces his way through Lancashire's single-saving field with his fifteenth four.— Leicestershire CCC (@leicsccc) August 2, 2020
LEI 176 for two
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DERBYSHIRE DEPLOY LEUS
If not for Leus du Plooy, Derbyshire may well have been staring down the barrel of an innings defeat in the first round of the Bob Willis Trophy. The South African picked a good time to notch his highest score for Derbyshire, his 130 frustrating Nottinghamshire. He pulled his side out of a hole at 26/3 and later 159/9 to keep them in the game.
SALT SHAKES UP HAMPSHIRE
Wickets fell around him, but Phil Salt was the key for Sussex as they battled to stay in their match against Hampshire. Having knocked over the visitors for 153, Sussex lost wickets in clusters with no one besides Salt passing 25. The opener was eventually caught on 80, but his knock helped push the lead on towards 200.