Kent’s Zak Crawley registered an eight-ball duck against Hampshire in his first first-class innings since becoming the third-youngest England player to make a double century against Pakistan last month.
Crawley departed to the first ball of the morning when he was pinned in front by 19-year-old seamer Scott Currie, who finished as the pick of the bowlers with three for 42 in Kent’s 170 all out – a first-innings deficit of 21.
On a day where 13 wickets fell – Hampshire stumbled to 23 for five – Crawley also dropped a chance to reprieve Tom Scriven, whose unbeaten 42 in an unbroken 85 with Lewis McManus (50 not out) helped the visitors to 108 for five.
Adam Wheater’s chanceless 83 not out lifted to 236 all out at Chelmsford before Aaron Beard took three wickets in 21 balls after tea to leave on 123 for six and a slender lead of 25.
Ben Duckett’s 146 not out, plus an unbeaten 74 from Joe Clarke, ushered to 251 for two after 294 all out at Trent Bridge. Duckett and Clarke put on an unbroken 186, despite three interruptions for rain and bad light.
Liam Norwell and Will Rhodes each took four wickets for
against whose 203 all out, aided by Billy Root’s unbeaten 51, helped them to a 17-run first-innings lead at Cardiff.
closed on 120 for seven in reply to 219 all out at Aigburth, while rain ruled out the prospect of play at Headingley, where are 36 for two and trail by 88.