County cricket: Notts v Derbyshire and more as Bob Willis Trophy begins – as it happened

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The first moments of the inaugural day of the Bob Willis Trophy were marked by the players standing in socially-distanced silence to remember lives lost during pandemic; before they moved into position on the field and, alongside the umpires, took the knee.

At Trent Bridge, Haseeb Hameed, who left the red rose of Lancashire behind after joining Nottinghamshire over the winter, delighted those watching (virtually) with a fifty on debut. There is much affection for Hameed who first played for England at 19 and looked the business until injury hit and form deserted him – Trent Bridge is a fresh start.

Just popping back to say, thanks all – it’s good to be back. Brilliant sunshine now at Trent Bridge as Trego accelerates in from the Pavilion end for the last few balls of the day, empty white bucket seats watching in friendly-enough silence. The day belongs to Hass and Olly Stone and Heino Kuhn and Nick Gubbins. See you tomorrow!

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