Durham have made the perfect start to Paul Collingwood's final match, producing a strong performance to lead Middlesex by 106 runs on day one of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash at Emirates Riverside.
Chris Dent continued his fine form, top-scoring with 82 as Gloucestershire closed on 208-7 on day one of the Specsavers County Championship match against Second Division promotion hopefuls Middlesex at Bristol.
Middlesex made inroads into the Warwickshire batting during the morning session on day two of the County Championship match at Lord's - as wicketkeeper John Simpson took three catches to leave the visitors on 248-8 at lunch.
Kent all-rounder Grant Stewart blasted a maiden first-class century from only 71 balls to leave Middlesex with a mountain to climb at the mid-point of their pink ball Specsavers County Championship clash at Canterbury.
A determined and dogged Middlesex reduced Kent to 193-8 at 'tea' at the end of the second session of their day/night match on Monday, despite a 51 run seventh wicket partnership between former Seaxe Harry Podmore and Adam Rouse.