Hughes on song at Headingley
A review of Monday's action in LV= County Championship Division One where Chesney Hughes starred for Derbyshire.
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West Indian batsman Chesney Hughes hit his highest first-class score as Derbyshire enjoyed a productive first day in their LV= County Championship Division One match against Yorkshire.
The 22-year-old clubbed 25 fours and three sixes on his way to 171 not out at Headingley, beating his previous best of 167.
He batted through the day and faced 282 balls to steer Derbyshire to 302 for four, a promising position after a rain-delayed start to proceedings.
England seamer Tim Bresnan had started well for the White Rose, having Billy Godleman caught for two by international team-mate Joe Root, but Hughes and Wayne Madsen (93) put on 158 before the next wicket fell.
Adil Rasid raised Yorkshire spirits when he dismissed West Indies star Shivnarine Chanderpaul for four, but there was no doubting whose day it was.
Nottinghamshire's James Taylor fell three runs short of a second consecutive century as his side took on Durham at Trent Bridge.
Taylor remains in the England picture, proven by his selection today for the Lions match against New Zealand next month, and he showed why as he followed up his 112 against Derbyshire with a battling 97 in his side's 320 all out.
Nottinghamshire had been 98 for four at lunch after good work from Durham's attack in the first session.
Australia opener Ed Cowan managed 40 of those, while Steven Mullaney (80) and Stuart Broad (46) also provided key support for Taylor.
Graham Onions took two wickets and all-rounder Ben Stokes - snubbed by the Lions - returned three for 58.
Durham were 34 for one at stumps, Ajmal Shahzad dismissing Mark Stoneman for 30 after he had attacked Broad's first spell.
There was only one match in Division Two, but no shortage of action as 15 wickets fell on Hampshire's visit to Essex.
The away side opted to bat first but were bundled out for 197 in 65.5 overs at Chelmsford.
Only Sean Ervine (60) and James Vince (43) got to grips with conditions, while veteran seamer David Masters took four for 29.
But Essex fared little better and were reduced to 72 for five by the close.
England captain Alastair Cook stood firm on his return to county action, facing 71 balls for his 25no.
Ravi Bopara, on the other hand, fell for only seven.
Ervine took two wickets in as many overs to continue his impressive all-round showing.