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Paul Grunill

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  1. Signing off

    So, that's the end of our coverage for today.

    It's been a good one for Sam Northeast, Alviro Petersen and Jamie Overton in particular, the first two hitting unbeaten centuries, and pace bowler Overton claiming the second five-for of his Somerset career.

    On Monday, it's day two of our four Championship games, while Leicestershire and Gloucestershire start a new one at Grace Road.

    We'll be here as usual from about 10:45 BST. Until then, have a good evening.

  2. Day One scores round-up

    County Championship

    Division One

    Hampshire 219 v Somerset 66-1

    Hampshire 1 pt, Somerset 3 pts

    Lancashire 298-3 v Middlesex

    Middlesex 1 pt, Lancashire 2 pts

    Nottinghamshire 125-6 v Warwickshire

    Warwickshire 2 pts, Nottinghamshire 0 pts

    Division Two

    Kent 354-7 v Derbyshire

    Kent 4 pts, Derbyshire 2 pts

  3. Close of play

    Kent 354-7 v Derbyshire

    Kent skipper Sam Northeast ends the opening day at Canterbury with an unbeaten 173, having faced 238 balls and hit 20 fours. Northeast's innings, in tandem with Adam Ball (66), has turned the match around for his side, who were struggling on 90-4 at one stage during the afternoon. 

    Tony Palladino (3-69) and Will Davis (3-81) plugged away for the visitors, but Kent have four batting points and the fifth is in their sights for Monday morning.

  4. Close of play

    Lancashire 298-3 v Middlesex

    Alviro Petersen

    It's been fairly slow going - a run rate of just 3.10 - but Lancashire will be happy with their day's work at Lord's, with Alviro Petersen 105 not out after an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of exactly 100 with Steven Croft (34*). Teenage opener Haseeb Hameed made 89 earlier in the day, while Middlesex's bowlers tried in vain to extract any life from the pitch. 

    Maximum batting points look out of reach for the leaders, but they have the foundations for a big first-innings score if they can capitalise on Petersen's good work so far. 


    Lancashire 292-3 v Middlesex

    The day's second century arrives very late as Alviro Petersen reaches three figures for the 41st time in a first-class match with a single off James Fuller. He hasn't been in any hurry - it's taken him 159 balls - but it's an invaluable knock for the Division One leaders.

  6. Close of play

    Hampshire 219 v Somerset 66-1

    And that's it at the Ageas Bowl where bad light halted play with 13 overs remaining. Somerset are very much in charge after the Overton twins - Jamie (5-42 and Craig (3-52) - shared eight wickets as bottom-of-the-table Hampshire were bowled out in 66.4 overs.

    Marcus Trescothick was 33 not out at stumps, with Johann Myburgh on 29, having added 62 so far, and Somerset will hoping to establish a sizeable first-innings lead on day two. 

  7. Northeast marches on

    Kent 321-7 v Derbyshire

    Sam Northeast progresses to 150 with a boundary off paceman Will Davis. It's the 16th of his innings and it has taken him 216 balls.

  8. Silva stars for Sri Lanka A

    Just a quick update on the two tour matches that have also been taking place. Yorkshire reached 243-8 at the close against Pakistan A, with opener Elliot Callis making 84, while Roshen Silva scored an unbeaten 103, containing only six fours, in Sri Lanka A's 273-6 against Durham. Both games resume on Monday.

  9. WICKET Ball (lbw Palladino 66)

    Kent 316-7 v Derbyshire

    Adam Ball falls just three runs short of his career-best score as his 150-run partnership with skipper Sam Northeast comes to an end - but it's a seventh-wicket record stand for Kent against Derbyshire. Northeast is still going strong on 146 not out as James Tredwell comes out to join him. 

  10. Somerset pair up the tempo

    Hampshire 219 v Somerset 66-1

    Marcus Trescothick and Johann Myburgh were batting positively for Somerset at the Ageas Bowl following the second-over dismissal of Chris Rogers for nought. Trescothick hit two successive fours off Ryan McLaren and Myburgh went one better with three in the next, bowled by Gareth Berg, but the umpires have now taken the teams off because of the light. 

    There are 13 overs remaining if they get back on. 

  11. Lancashire pair frustrate Middlesex

    Lancashire 266-3 v Middlesex

    Alviro Petersen

    Despite getting rid of Haseeb Hameed for 89 following the tea interval, the final session is proving a hard slog for Middlesex with Alviro Petersen and Steven Croft adding 68 in 14 overs. Petersen has moved on to 87 not out, while Lancashire skipper Croft has 21.

  12. Century stand boosts Kent

    Kent 285-6 v Derbyshire

    So that's today's T20 done and dusted - now back to the Championship, and Kent have well and truly wrested the initiative from Derbyshire at Canterbury. Sam Northeast now has 131 and his seventh-wicket partnership with Adam Ball (51) is worth 119.


    T20 Blast: Leicestershire 149-5 v Northants 152-4

    Former Leicestershire all-rounder Josh Cobb made his third half-century in four innings in the T20 Blast to put Northants on top of North Group with a comfortable win over Leicestershire.

    Mark Pettini made 56 for the visitors, but their score looked well below-par as Cobb shared a second-wicket partnership of 89 in 10 overs with Adam Rossington (50).

    Cobb hit 57 off 46 balls, including a six and five fours, and although he fell to Cameron Delport (2-27), the Steelbacks got home with 13 balls to spare.

    It was their fifth win in seven games, and they moved above Warwickshire because their overall run rate is 0.028 better.


    T20 Blast: Gloucestershire 184-4 v Sussex 173-9

    Gloucestershire moved up to second place in South Group after Hamish Marshall's 90 off 55 balls paved the way to victory over Sussex at Arundel.

    Ajmal Shahzad bowled well for the home side to take 3-26, but they were always struggling to reach the required run-rate despite skipper Luke Wright hitting two sixes and eight fours in his 71 off 47 balls.

    He departed in the 15th over with the score on 122-4 and although Matt Machan made a rapid 31, the task was beyond the lower order as Matt Taylor took 3-29 for the visitors.

  15. Close of play

    Nottinghamshire 125-6 v Warwickshire

    That's it for the day between Warwickshire and Notts, with only 61 overs have been possible because of the rain that arrived to force an early tea. The Bears will certainly be the happier side, with paceman Boyd Rankin taking 3-28 as Notts lost four wickets for 34 runs after reaching 76-2. Jake Libby top-scored with 59, and much will depend on Dan Christian - who is 16 not out - on day two.

  16. Wright exit dents Sussex hopes

    T20 Blast: Gloucestershire 184-4 v Sussex 133-4 (16 overs)

    This could still be an exciting finish at Arundel despite Sussex needing 52 off the final 24 balls. Luke Wright has gone, caught off Benny Howell after making 71 off 47 balls, but Ben Brown and Matt Machan are both capable batsmen. They need some fours and sixes, though.

  17. Northants on course for victory

    T20 Blast: Leicestershire 149-5 v Northants 103-2 (11 overs)

    Adam Rossington is bowled by Mark Cosgrove at the start of the 12th over after hitting nine fours in his 50 off 30 balls, but this still looks plain sailing for Northants, with Josh Cobb still there on 41. 


    Kent 229-6 v Derbyshire

    Sam Northeast

    That's an excellent knock by Kent's captain, who raises his bat after a single off Ben Slater takes him to a 159-ball century. it's his 13th in first-class cricket and has rescued his side after they were 90-4 earlier in the day.

  19. Petersen reaches half-century

    Lancashire 206-3 v Middlesex

    Cool as a cucumber, South African Alviro Petersen takes three runs off Toby Roland-Jones at the end the 72nd over to reach his half-century off 97 balls. It's his fourth of a productive season, to go with one hundred.

  20. Weather delays Edgbaston re-start

    Nottinghamshire 125-6 v Warwickshire

    Just to keep you posted with what's happening at Edgbaston, the answer is nothing. The rain which forced the teams to take an early tea is still around, so no resumption yet.