County Championship: Leicestershire prosper, Jimmy Adams stands firm for Hampshire
Leicestershire prospered against Glamorgan at Grace Road while Jimmy Adams kept Surrey at bay on a rain-hit opening day.
Last Updated: 28/04/14 4:51pm
Having been put into bat by their opponents at Grace Road, the Foxes managed to reach 221-4 during the 64 overs of play that were possible before the weather cut short proceedings after tea.
Matthew Boyce (49) and Ned Eckersley (42) both batted well for the hosts but Graham Wagg dismissed both batsmen when well set, then also sent back Angus Robson for a first-ball duck to leave the score at 137-4.
However skipper Josh Cobb, who finished up unbeaten on 49, and wicketkeeper Niall O'Brien (42no) swung the balance back in Leicestershire's favour with an unbroken stand of 84.
Hampshire skipper Jimmy Adams led from the front against Surrey, hitting an unbeaten 56 to see his side through to 153-2 at stumps after they had been inserted into bat by their opponents.
The left-hander put on a 66-run stand with fellow opener Michael Carberry, who fell to Tom Curran for 35, and added a further 49 for the third wicket with the in-form James Vince, who reached the close of play on 24 not out.
Stuart Meaker claimed the one other wicket for Surrey, trapping Liam Dawson leg before for 19. Adams hit eight boundaries and faced 135 balls to make his third half-century of the summer.
Derbyshire may be regretting ever getting under way at New Road, Worcestershire striking two early blows to leave the visitors at 3-2 after 23 deliveries.
Gareth Andrew removed Billy Godleman in the third over for three, while Stephen Moore fell to what proved to be the last ball of the day, bowled by Charles Morris before managing to get off the mark.
No play was possible at all at Bristol, meaning Gloucestershire and Essex will return on Monday in the hope of getting their game under way at the second attempt.