There was a fair bit of rain about on the opening day of the latest round of County Championship matches, but that did not prevent some quality cricket being played.
Alastair Cook and Tom Westley hit centuries in a 243-run stand for Essex against Hampshire, the impeccable Kumar Sangakkara helped himself to an unbeaten 113 for Division One leaders Surrey against Middlesex, and Jake Libby and Riki Wessels both passed three figures for Notts in Cardiff.
One of the main talking points, though, occurred early in the Roses match at Old Trafford when England paceman Jimmy Anderson had to go off with a groin problem. Despite that, Yorkshire had to fight hard to reach 251-6 at the close, and an intriguing battle is in prospect over the remaining three days.
We'll be back with you again tomorrow from 10.30ish to bring you events as they happen on day two. Until then, have a good evening.