Seam legends Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson were both back in action for their respective county sides. And both were in the wickets!
The calendar month of May is finally here, in what has been a difficult period for sports fans due to the lack of spectators in grounds during the global pandemic caused by Covid-19.
However, with the summer on the horizon, the cricket season is finally back underway. The County Championship is now back in full flow, and matches have been littered with star talent due to the limited England schedule. Meaning the English counties had all their main players back in action.
Due to the current conditions in England, the bowlers were able to benefit from the damp and rainy conditions as wickets tumbled during the current round of matches.
And some England legends were able to cash in – notably Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson.
Broad snares old England team mate and Skipper
First, looking into Group One, Stuart Broad was able to be one of the stars returning to the Nottingham line-up. He managed to dismiss former England teammate and captain Alistair Cook for just three runs.
Notts were able to dominate Essex having bowled them out for 99 following a collapse after lunch. Notts were able to reply with 188-4 and look to be in the driving seat.
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Moving into the group of death, Group 3. England batsman Zak Crawley was able to put on the batting display of the day as he hit 90 for Kent against Yorkshire away at Headingly. Just 10 runs short of his sixth first-class century, he mistimed a ball from Steven Patterson that went straight to Joe Root at cover.
Jimmy Anderson back in the Wickets
England’s all-time leading wicket taker in test format Jimmy Anderson was also able to benefit from the bowling conditions. He was able to take the headlines during his game for Lancashire against Glamorgan, where he removed Australia’s up and coming star, Marnus Labuschagne.
Anderson had him caught behind for just 12 in their first duel of the season. Only 39 overs were able to be bowled during this game due to cloudy and damp conditions at Old Trafford. Glamorgan finished the day on top with 117-3.