The results from day one of the brand new 2013 County Championship season.
Durham v Somerset
Close of play: Durham 250 all-out.
Somerset won the toss in the north-east and decided to put their hosts into bat, with the bowling attack of Steve Kirby, Alfonso Thomas and Peter Trego reducing Durham to 94-5.
Former England Lion Ben Stokes started the fightback with Scott Borthwick, racking up 49 and 45 respectively, as Durham were eventually 250 all-out.
England wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter was given the gloves by Somerset ahead of national teammate Jos Buttler and he repaid his county’s faith by taking three catches behind.
Somerset will start their innings at 11.00 BST today.
Nottinghamshire v Middlesex
Close of play: Nottinghamshire 278 all-out, Middlesex 12-0.
Middlesex won the toss in Nottingham and elected to field, although they were made to regret their decision when Australian opener Ed Cowan took the game to the visitors.
Cowan top scored for Notts with 61 as he looks to adjust to English conditions ahead of this summer’s Ashes.
Potential England star James Taylor also notched up a half century during a competitive first day at Trent Bridge.
Middlesex bowler Toby Roland-Jones took career best figures of 6-63 however as Notts were bowled out for 278 and the away side lasted two overs before close of play – finishing on 12-0.
Day two starts at 11.00 BST today.