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  1. Seven matches on Sunday
  2. Tons for Joyce, Dexter, Trott & Ballance
  3. Rabada removes Cook for 49
  4. Broad takes three wickets for Notts

Live Reporting

By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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  1. Stumps

    I'm afraid that's all I have time for today.

    My esteemed colleague Phil Cartwright will be back in the hotseat on Monday morning.

    One more match gets under way tomorrow - the Division Two game between Derbyshire and Northants at Queen's Park in Chesterfield.

    Hope you can join Phil then. 

    For now, have a good evening whatever you are up to.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One:

    Surrey 273 v Warwickshire 345-6 - day two

    Yorkshire 291-5 v Middlesex - day one

    Notts v Lancashire 273-9 - day one

    Durham v Hampshire 319-6 - day one

    Division Two:

    Sussex 227-3 v Glamorgan 335 - day two

    Worcestershire v Leicestershire 299-7 - day one

    Essex 107-2 v Kent 207 - day one

    Click here for full scorecards.

  3. Close of play at Guildford

    Surrey 273 v Warwickshire 345-6

    So, the last of Sunday's games comes to an end.

    It's very much been Warwickshire's day with the bat, and especially Jonathan Trott who notched his second Championship ton of the season with a brilliant 123.

    Warwickshire lead by 72 with four wickets remaining going into day three.

  4. Elation & devastation

    Rabada removes Cook

    Kagiso Rabada looks over the moon after dismissing Alastair Cook for 49 in the last over of the day at Chelmsford...

    Kagiso Rabada

    the England Test captain appears less than impressed...

    Alastair Cook
  5. Warwickshire's Ambrose out

    Surrey 273 v Warwickshire 330-6

    Meanwhile, amid the last-over carnage at Chelmsford, Tim Ambrose has also been dismissed for Warwickshire.

    The wicketkeeper was caught by Zafar Ansari for 53 to give teenage paceman Sam Curran his second wicket.

    Five overs to go there.

  6. Close of play at Chelmsford

    Essex 107-2 v Kent 207

    And with that Cook wicket, stumps is called. Essex are exactly 100 behind Kent's first-innings' total.

  7. WICKET Cook (lbw b Rabada 49)

    Essex 107-2 v Kent 207

    Oh my goodness, unbelievable scenes at Chelmsford in the final over!

    With England Test captain Alastair Cook on 49, Kagiso Rabada pins him lbw with the penultimate ball of the opening day.

    How many more fierce battles are these guys going to have in the coming years at international level? At county level - it's 1-0 Rabada.

  8. Fifty for Tim Ambrose

    Surrey 273 v Warwickshire 317-5

    They may have lost Jonathan Trott, but the runs are still flowing at Guildford.

    Tim Ambrose goes past fifty with a single off Surrey quick Sam Curran.

    It's the wicketkeeper's fourth half-century of the summer.

    Eight overs remain on day two.

  9. Close of play at Scarborough

    Yorkshire 291-5 v Middlesex

    A good day for Yorkshire with the bat comes to an end as Gary Ballance walks back 106 not out.

    Tim Bresnan also chipped in with a fine 63 as Yorkshire fought back from 131-4 after lunch.

  10. Stumps at Hove

    Sussex 227-3 v Glamorgan 335

    Day two comes to a close on the south coast with Sussex in a strong position.

    Glamorgan fast bowler Michael Hogan was unable to take to the field after being hit on the helmet while batting and Sussex took full advantage with Ed Joyce crafting his third century of the summer.

    Joyce is leading the way in the run-scoring charts with 838.

  11. WICKET Trott (lbw b S Curran 123)

    Surrey 273 v Warwickshire 315-5

    Sam Curran bags a huge wicket for Surrey late in the day at Guildford.

    The 18-year-old paceman pins Jonathan Trott, 17 years his senior, in front of his wickets and he's out lbw for 123.

    Surrey now have a glimmer of hope of keeping Warwickshire's first-innings' lead down to something respectable. It currently stands at 42.

  12. Close of play at Chester-le-Street

    Durham v Hampshire 319-6

    They're also leaving the field at the Riverside. 

    It was Hampshire's day if you look at the scorecard, but Durham did well to take six wickets after the visitors were 160-0.

  13. Stumps at Trent Bridge

    Notts v Lancashire 273-9

    And that's the end of proceedings at Nottinghamshire where the hosts took regular wickets in the final two sessions to end the day on top.

    There were three wickets each for Stuart Broad and Imran Tahir. Division One leaders Lancashire are in a spot of bother you'd say, but it's difficult to know until both teams have batted.

  14. WICKET Browne (c Northeast b Rabada 33)

    Essex 86-1 v Kent 207

    You can never keep this young man out of the game. 

    Just as Essex were beginning to look as comfortable as your favourite armchair with the bat, Kagiso Rabada finds Nick Browne's top edge and the ball flies into the hands of Kent skipper Sam Northeast at mid on.

    It's the South African international's first Championship wicket for Kent.

    Alastair Cook meanwhile is on 45.

  15. Gary Ballance hits a century

    Yorkshire 281-5 v Middlesex

    Well batted Gary Ballance. The Yorkshire left-hander reaches his first hundred of the season in his 14th innings.

    It's been a patient knock, coming off 202 balls, but an absolutely crucial one for his side.

    Four overs left at Scarborough.

  16. Close of play at New Road

    Worcestershire v Leicestershire 299-7

    Stumps is called bang on six o'clock at New Road - something of a rarity these days.

    Ned Eckersley goes in on 40 for the visitors, but the day undoubtedly belonged to Neil Dexter who hit his third Championship hundred of the season.

    Worcestershire did well to pull things back from 164-2 however and will still feel they're well in the game.

  17. Only summer in appearance

    Durham v Hampshire 311-6

    There may be blue skies at some of our grounds, but it's certainly not summer temperatures out there.

    I hope BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson is wrapped up warm. He's got another three days of commentary to get through yet!

  18. More like summer

    Sussex 211-3 v Glamorgan 335

    It's been so nice to see plenty of blue skies today. We've only had one rain shower before lunch at Guildford and that only lasted about 10 minutes. 

    That's a rarity this summer!

  19. Late wickets falling

    Couple more to tell you about at Chester-le-Street and New Road.

  20. Jonathan Trott makes a century

    Surrey 273 v Warwickshire 281-4

    Jonathan Trott is enjoying a golden summer with Warwickshire.

    The 35-year-old brings up his second century, to go with four fifties, off 172 balls. He's now averaging almost 73 with the bat in 2016.

    The Bears are also into the lead at Guildford.