Bowlers, Philip Salt put Sussex on top

A fighting innings from Miles Hammond, who struck a 204-ball 82, was the lone half centurion on a bowler-dominated Day 1 at the College Ground where hosts Gloucestershire were bowled out for 205. A 55-run stand between Hammond and Chris Dent provided a lot of promise, only for the innings to fall apart in a short time. Saqib Mahmood triggered a collapse, one that reduced the hosts to 84 for 4. An 84-run stand for the fifth wicket between Hammond and Jack Taylor assisted in damage control for a while. However, the Lancashire pacemen quickly ran through the lower order. Lancashire’s reply was a jittery one as Haseeb Hameed and Jake Lehmann fell cheaply. Keaton Jennings and Rob Jones managed to see through the day without further damage as Lancashire went to stumps at 47 for 2.
Brief scores: Gloucestershire 205 (Miles Hammond 82, Jack Taylor 42; Saqib Mahmood 4-48, Liam Livingstone 2-23) lead Lancashire 47/2 (Keaton Jennings 26*; David Payne 1-4) by 158 runs.Leicestershire vs Derbyshire, Leicester
It was a 14-wicket day at Grace Road with Leicestershire finishing at 55 for 4 in reply to Derbyshire’s 139. Mohammad Abbas and Chris Wright bagged three wickets apiece while Will Davis and Dieter Klein got two each as Leicestershire struck at regular intervals to prevent Derbyshire’s batsmen from putting any partnership of substance. Wayne Madsen’s 47 was the highest score while none of the other batsmen managed to cross 15, with as many as seven falling in the single digits. Tony Palladino then led Derbyshire’s fightback as he picked up three wickets to rattle the home team’s top order. Hasan Azad, who was unbeaten on 13 at stumps, having seen Colin Ackermann fall after a 26-run stand.Brief scores: Derbyshire 139 (Wayne Madsen 47; Mohammad Abbas 3-38, Chris Wright 3-39) lead Leicestershire 55/4 (Hasan Azad 13*; Tony Palladino 3-3) by 84 runs.A clinical performance with the ball was followed by Philip Salt’s fine knock of 103 which helped Sussex gain the upper hand at the end of Day 1 at the County Ground. Nicholas Selman carried the bat for the visitors but wickets fell at regular intervals as Glamorgan were shot down for 186. Mir Hamza and David Wiese accounted for the top order while Chris Jordan and Jared Warner ran through to lower order.Salt then led Sussex’s solid reply while Luke Wells, Harry Finch and Ben Brown played supporting roles, helping the hosts end the day with a lead of 22. They were in a slight spot of bother at 126 for 4 but Salt and Ben Brown steadied the ship, with the former falling late in the day soon after his century.