The shortened County Cricket season kicked off on Saturday morning with all involved remembering those lost over recent months.
The coronavirus lockdown rendered the traditional Championship campaign unplayable, with the new-look Bob Willis Trophy ushered in to give all 18 counties something to play for over the next two months.
Players, officials and staff all remembered those affected by Covid-19 before play, before taking a knee as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Prior to the start of all nine matches, socially-distanced tosses were conducted, while other subtle changes involve only home scorers being present at the ground.
Kent’s Daniel Bell-Drummond had the honour of the first runs of the new season, a four from the second ball of his side’s clash with Essex.
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Anderson admitted he struggled to find his groove as he laboured for match figures of one for 97 in last week’s victory over Pakistan.
The 38-year-old feels he is being written off ‘after one bad game’.
Somerset wrapped up victory in just two days.
He is preparing to travel to New Zealand.
Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler shared an important sixth-wicket partnership that set up a three-wicket victory at Old Trafford.
Butter’s 75 on day four helped England to victory over Pakistan in the first Test.
The wicketkeeper struggled behind the stumps but made 75 in a match-winning partnership with Chris Woakes.
Craig Overton claimed four wickets for 12 runs in the Bob Willis Trophy match.
The pair turned the tables at Old Trafford with a 139-run stand which turned the tables on the tourists.