Hampshire pair Wood and Ervine restrict Northants

County Championship Division Two, The County Ground, Northampton
Close, day one: Northants 218, Hampshire 42-3
Hants 3 pts, Northants 1pt
Match scorecard

Hampshire bowlers Chris Wood and Sean Ervine took seven wickets between them as Northants were bowled out for 218 on day one of their Division Two match.

Stephen Peters (44), Kyle Coetzer (41) and Rob Newton (39) were the pick of the hosts' batsmen.

But the hosts laboured to their final total as Wood took 4-52 and Ervine finished with a three-wicket haul.

Hampshire struggled to 42-3 in reply at the close as Andrew Hall claimed 2-9 off his three overs.