Gloucestershire 186/9 & 159/9 lost to Somerset 591/7d by an innings and 246 runs
Kent 230 & 114/1 drew with Surrey 671/9
Warwickshire 568/4 drew with Northamptonshire 597/6d
Yorkshire 379 & 169/6 drew with Lancashire 566/9d
Durham 311 & 244 beat Glamorgan 365 & 137 by 58 runs
Derbyshire 565/8d drew with Worcestershire 368 & 225/2d
Leicestershire 210 & 333/9 drew with Sussex 450
Middlesex 195 & 133/3 drew with Nottinghamshire 415 & 295/5d
RECORD-BREAKING DIVISION ONE
As the sun shone down, the batsman made hay. Top orders across the country enjoyed the start of the round six matches, with all four first innings of the fixtures hitting over 500 runs, a first in the County Championship since moving to the divisional structure.
5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ runs in every Division One first innings of the match 👀— LV= Insurance County Championship (@CountyChamp) May 13, 2022
This is the first time the feat has been achieved since the introduction of the #LVCountyChamp divisional structure! pic.twitter.com/rJnR0xPuAp
SOMERSET TAKE GLOS OFF
Somerset continued their upturn in form with an emphatic victory over local rivals Gloucestershire, recording the biggest win in Championship cricket to take a much-deserved 23 points. Jack Leach played a pivotal role in the win - following a convincing showing by Somerset's batsman - knocking out Gloucestershire's top order in the first innings on the way to a five-for, before picking up a further three second-innings wickets later on the third day to secure a memorable triumph.
POTTS INSPIRES DURHAM TO FIRST WIN
A career-best 7/40 from Matt Potts led Durham to their opening win of 2022, to further push his credentials as a leading English fast bowling option this summer. Visitors Glamorgan looked to have turned the match in their favour after putting on a 54-run first innings lead, however excellent bowling from Potts, afte a fine Scott Borthwick knock, ensured victory for the hosts.
JIMMY V ROOT
Two legends of English cricket went head on in the Roses clash at Headingley, as Lancashire's James Anderson bowled to Yorkshire's Joe Root. And boy did it deliver! Root got the upper hand in his first innings with a couple of sublime shots, before Anderson had the final say in the second innings, nipping one back to send two stumps flying.
FOXES HOLD ON AS SUSSEX NEAR WIN
So close, yet so far. It's been 392 days since Sussex claimed their last County Championship win and despite recent improved performances, centred on a clutch on youthful homegrown talent, they were unable to get over the line at Leicestershire. They had their hosts on the ropes, however Leicestershire put on a stoic second innings showing, Harry Swindells (57) and Callum Parkinson (45) adding some much-needed grit in the lower order to defy Sussex and ensure the points were shared.