Andre's six of the best

  • Last Updated: July 11 2012, 19:29 BST

Andre Adams was in supreme form as LV= County Championship Division One leaders Nottinghamshire humbled Middlesex on the first day at Uxbridge.

Andre Adams: Claimed six wickets

Former New Zealand seamer Adams took six for 32, including a spell of four for none in 10 balls, as Middlesex were all out for 98 - with only two of their batsmen reaching double figures - before the visitors ended the day 16 runs ahead with six wickets in hand.

That Middlesex almost reached three figures was down to an accomplished half-century from England captain Andrew Strauss in his only match between the Test series against West Indies and South Africa.

But he was upstaged by Adams, who bowled Strauss with a superb delivery from round the wicket which nipped away off the seam to hit the top of off stump.

Paul Horton made 110 as Lancashire punished Surrey for putting them into bat on the opening day at Guildford.

Surrey won the toss and elected to field, with Lancashire going on to make 245 for three before the close.

Karl Brown fell one run shy of a half-century while Stephen Moore added 24, with Ashwell Prince unbeaten on 32.

Phil Hughes was unbeaten on 52 at the close as Worcestershire reached 100 for two in reply to Durham's 243 on day two at the County Ground.

Durham began the day on 127 for four and although they lost early wickets, there was life in the tail as Phil Mustard made 32, Callum Thorp 30 and Graham Onions an unbeaten 25.

They then removed Daryl Mitchell for 24 and Vikram Solanki for 13, but Hughes ensured Worcestershire finished the day in a good position.

In Division Two, Ed Cowan celebrated the award of his Gloucestershire county cap with an unbeaten half-century as the home side made 147 for two on a rain-affected opening day of their match with Essex at Cheltenham.

The Australian Test batsman, who will make at most five appearances for the county before leaving to captain Australia A on their tour of England, was presented with his cap before the start of play.

Cowan then hit 51 not out, sharing a second-wicket stand of 109 with Dan Housego, who made a more fluent 60. Reece Topley was the only successful Essex bowler with two for 37 from 14 overs.

No play was possible between Hampshire and Yorkshire due to rain.