Tough start for Panesar with Essex
Monty Panesar experienced a hard day of toil as he began the mission to reignite his career with Essex.
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The England left-arm spinner made his debut for his new team against his former county Northamptonshire in their LV= County Championship match at Colchester.
Released on loan by Sussex following a police fine for his drunken behaviour outside a Brighton nightclub on August 5, Panesar sent down 34 overs to achieve just one wicket, that of Alex Wakely, at a cost of 72 runs.
Northamptonshire, largely thanks to centuries from former Essex star Stephen Peters (101) and David Sales (131), reached the close of the first day's play on 343 for five.
In Division One, Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen celebrated becoming the first player in the country to score 1,000 County Championship runs with an unbeaten century to frustrate title-chasing Middlesex on the opening day at Derby.
Madsen led a spirited batting display by the hosts with 105 not out from 222 balls as his side closed on 279 for six, with Middlesex's seamers struggling on a slow pitch.
Tim Murtagh was the pick of the attack with two for 35 from 17 overs, but Madsen's third hundred of the summer and a half-century from opener Ben Slater gave relegation-threatened Derbyshire the edge.
An explosive century from Craig Kieswetter rescued Somerset from a shaky position in their encounter at Warwickshire.
After winning the toss, the visitors slipped to 154 for four at Edgbaston, but Kieswetter struck 17 fours and three sixes in his 148 from 192 balls to carry Somerset to 340 all out.
The England limited-overs wicketkeeper-batsman shared a fifth-wicket partnership of 119 with Alex Barrow, who made 43 before being dismissed by Jeetan Patel (three for 71), although their hard work was undermined as Somerset lost their last four wickets for the addition of just 19 runs.
The hosts faced one over before stumps, scoring no runs but losing no wickets.