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By Adam Williams

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  1. Read all about it

    And that's the end of an engrossing day's action across two divisions.

    I'll be back again tomorrow for more of the same from around 10:45 BST.

    In the meantime, catch up on all of today's action by reading the reports on the counties section of the BBC Sport website.

  2. Close of play scores

    Stumps drawn in all of today's games.

    Before we depart for the evening, here's how the scores look up and down the land...

    Division One (day one of four):

    Ageas Bowl:Hampshire 276-1 v Lancashire

    Lord's:Middlesex v Surrey 384-8

    Taunton:Somerset 184 v Durham 154-7

    Headingley:Yorkshire 252-9 v Warwickshire

    Division Two (day two of four):

    Swansea:Glamorgan 139-5 v Northants 321

    Canterbury:Kent 397-9 v Worcestershire 211

    (day one of four):

    Colchester:Essex 337-6 v Sussex

    Leicester:Leicestershire 300-7 v Derbyshire

  3. Wicket after wicket after wicket...

    Somerset 184 v Durham 154-7

    Martin Emmerson

    BBC Newcastle at Taunton

    Somerset celebrate

    "Seventeen wickets fell on day one at Taunton on a greentop which is clearly difficult to bat on.

    "Somerset captain Chris Rogers decided to bat first and his team were dismissed for 184 by Durham. 50 too many according to fast-bowler Mark Wood who took 3-24.

    "They had been 82-6 before Craig Overton made 42 late on and put on 51 after lunch with Ryan Davies for the eighth wicket.

    "Durham were 154-7 at the close, still 30 behind but lost six wickets in no time after the introduction of spinners Jack Leach and Roelof Van Der Merwe after 10 overs. Both taking three wickets each."

  4. England grab late wicket

    England 297 v Pakistan 257-3

    Also stumps at Edgbaston where local hero Chris Woakes has taken a big wicket with the last ball of the day.

    Azhar Ali's fine knock is ended on 139 as Alastair Cook takes a catch at first slip.

    Reaction and video highlights from the day's play available here.

  5. Nervous night ahead for Smith

    Hampshire 276-1 v Lancashire

    Stumps drawn at Ageas Bowl where it's been Hampshire's day well and truly.

    Tom Alsop reaches a half-century in the final over, but acting captain Will Smith will resume tomorrow on 99 not out.

    Hope he's a good sleeper...

  6. Heroic late stand for Yorkshire

    Yorkshire 250-9 v Warwickshire

    I said Warwickshire were going to get a bat before the end of the day. 

    But, that's looking unlikely due to Steven Patterson (33 not out) and Ryan Sidebottom (11 not out) keeping them out there a lot longer.

    Some vital last-wicket runs and batting bonus points here for the hosts with a partnership of 46 runs so far.

  7. WICKET T Curran (lbw b Harris) 26

    Middlesex v Surrey 373-8

    Surrey's useful eighth-wicket partnership of 54 runs is curtailed by James Harris just before the close at Lord's.

    Tom Curran becomes the fifth player to be given out leg before in this innings.

  8. Yorkshire chose to bat at the Oval

    Super League: Surrey Stars v Yorkshire Diamonds (18:30 BST)

    Kalika Mehta

    BBC Sport at The Oval

    Yorkshire Diamonds warming up

    "The Super League continues apace this evening as the Surrey Stars host the Yorkshire Diamonds at the Oval. 

    "Both sides are in need of a victory after suffering heavy bonus-point losses in their opening matches. 

    "Diamonds captain Lauren Winfield has opted to bat after winning the toss. The England opener will be hoping for more luck with the bat in today's match after she was controversially run-out in her side's first match against Loughborough Lightning on Saturday."

  9. Foakes and Tom Curran standing firm

    Middlesex v Surrey 370-7

    Surrey looking set to finish the first day in the box seat as Ben Foakes (44 not out) and Tom Curran (25 not out) rack up a 50 partnership for the eighth wicket.

    Just more than seven overs remaining in the day. 

  10. Close of play at Taunton

    Somerset 184 v Durham 154-7

    Mark Wood six

    That is the end of an incredible opening day at Taunton.

    Seventeen wickets fell and Somerset won the toss right at the start of it and elected to bat first.

    Last significant action of the day was a Mark Wood six off Roelof van der Merwe.

    Durham finish the day still 30 runs behind with three wickets in hand.

  11. Back on at Edgbaston

    England 297 v Pakistan 248-2

    That was the shortest of rain breaks earlier at Edgbaston as they got back on within five minutes.

    James Vince gave us an over of his military medium-pacers before England took the new ball.

    Still just the two wickets claimed by the home side on day two.

  12. WICKET Coughlin (b C Overton) 30

    Somerset 184 v Durham 141-7

    Craig Overton

    Durham's most-profitable partnership of the innings is ended after 39 runs.

    Paul Coughlin's counter-attack is ended by Craig Overton and with four overs left in the day, will Durham survive?

  13. Rain stops play at Edgbaston

    England 297 v Pakistan 237-2

    Azhar Ali

    Rain has arrived in the closing hour of the second day's play in the third Test.

    Azhar Ali is still there for Pakistan unbeaten on 130.

    Read and hear what the team at TMS are making of it here.

  14. Durham on the attack

    Somerset 184 v Durham 137-6

    Paul Coughlin

    Durham giving it a bit of counter-attack on this eventful first day at Taunton.

    Adam Hickey (22 not out) and Paul Coughlin (28 not out) taking a like to the home side's spinners in an attempt to get level on first innings.

  15. WICKET Brooks (b Barker) 5

    Yorkshire 204-9 v Warwickshire

    Up at Headingley, Yorkshire's innings almost done as Jack Brooks becomes Keith Barker's fourth wicket of the day.

  16. Northants staying on top

    Glamorgan 97-4 v Northants 321

    Alex Winter

    BBC Radio Northampton at Swansea

    "What a difference a day makes for Northamptonshire.

    "This time yesterday their first innings was in tatters, but roll forward 24 hours and they are right on top.

    "The tide is up, there is a thin layer of cloud and the ball is moving just enough to create problems. 

    "Three wickets in five balls preceded the wicket of Anuerin Donald - double centurion last time out at Colwyn Bay but a very tortured innings here. 

    "There is also no Graham Wagg or Craig Meschede down the order to try and get Glamorgan out of this hole.

    "Dare Northants begin to dream of a first Championship win this season?"

  17. WICKET S Curran (b Franklin) 20

    Middlesex v Surrey 319-7

    Middlesex keep taking wickets at regular intervals as Surrey's Sam Curran plays all around a straight one from James Franklin.

    Hard to say who's going to be the more satisfied with this by the end of the day.

  18. Yorkshire wickets tumbling

    Yorkshire 199-8 v Warwickshire

    Disappointment continues for Yorkshire as Tim Bresnan and Andrew Hodd are dismissed in quick succession by Warwickshire.

    The Bears look set to have a bat before the day is out.

  19. WICKET Muchall (lbw b Leach) 13

    Somerset 184 v Durham 102-6

    Every chance we could be into the third innings of the game before the close of play at Taunton.

    Jack Leach grabs a third wicket as Gordon Muchall is given out leg before.

  20. Hoping to resume soon at Grace Road

    Leicestershire 210-6 v Derbyshire

    Looking like they'll get back on again soon in the Division Two clash in the home of the Premier League champions.

    They've been forced off twice since lunch due to short showers.