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Summary

  1. Mark Stoneman makes 165 on Surrey debut
  2. New Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance out for 120
  3. Yorkshire's Ben Coad takes 5-18 to leave Hants 58-5
  4. Northants skittle Glamorgan for 101
  5. Stuart Broad takes 3-45 for Notts
  6. Lancs' Haseeb Hameed out for 47

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By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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  1. Day one of 2017 - done

    Mark Stoneman

    The opening day of the 2017 county season wasn't bad was it?! 

    Mark Stoneman's 165 on his Surrey debut was as good a knock as you are likely to see - the same goes for Yorkshire skipper Gary Ballance's 120.

    Ben Coad was the stand out bowler - the young Yorkshireman taking 5-18 to put his side well on top.

    I'll be back from 10.45 BST tomorrow. See you then.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One

    Yorkshire 273 v Hampshire 58-5 - Hampshire trail by 215 runs

    Surrey 327-3 v Warwickshire   

    Essex 39-2 v Lancashire 319 - Essex trail by 280 runs  

    Division Two

    Northants 268-6 v Glamorgan 101 - Northants lead by 167 runs

    Leicestershire 251 v Notts 52-1 - Notts trail by 199 runs

    Kent 298 v Gloucestershire 9-1 - Gloucestershire trail by 289 runs

    Click here  for the full scorecards. 

  3. Close of play at Northants

    Northants 268-6 v Glamorgan 101

    Speaking of crazy final sessions, Rory Kleinveldt has gone bonkers for Northants.

    The big all-rounder finishes the day on 71 off 42 balls including four sixes.

    Earlier, Glamorgan were skittled for 101 with Kleinveldt, Ben Sanderson and Nathan Buck all taking three wickets.

    Phew. Let's have a look at the close of play scores...

  4. Stumps at Headingley

    Yorkshire 273 v Hampshire 58-5

    Gary Ballance

    A crazy final session comes to a close in Leeds as Kyle Abbott sees out the last over for Hampshire.

    The visitors would have been so pleased to bowl Yorkshire out for 273, especially with skipper Gary Ballance making a fine century.

    But the batting collapse in the last hour, with Ben Coad taking all five wickets, has left them with a huge task to salvage something from the game already.

  5. Five-wicket haul for Coad

    Yorkshire 273 v Hampshire 58-5

    Extraordinary! Hampshire are in tatters, Yorkshire seamer Ben Coad has 5-18!

    Rilee Rossouw is the latest man to go, pinned lbw for 23.

    It's Coad's first five-wicket haul in just his fourth first-class game.

  6. Close of play at Chelmsford

    Essex 39-2 v Lancashire 319

    Stumps at Essex. The hosts finish on 39-2 with Varun Chopra and Tom Westley set to resume in the morning.

    Dane Vilas' 74 and a last-wicket stand of 51 between Kyle Jarvis and James Anderson helped Lancashire up to a highly-competitive score.

  7. The final stages

    We're into the last few overs now.

    Day one has finished at Canterbury where Gloucestershire ended 9-1 in reply to Kent's 298.

    It's also the close at Grace Road in Division Two where Nottinghamshire reached 52-1. Earlier Stuart Broad took three wickets as Leicestershire were bowled out for 251.

  8. Post update

    Essex 35-2 v Lancashire 319

    Jimmy doesn't look overly impressed with his wicket.

    Maybe he's still fuming about that second over which went for 13?!

    Jimmy Anderson wicket
  9. WICKET Beard (c Davies b Anderson) 3

    Essex 25-2 v Lancashire 319

    Jimmy has his wicket! The England man removes Essex nightwatchman Aaron Beard , caught behind.

    How many times has Anderson done that in his career?

    You have to say it's been Lancashire's day now.

  10. Stumps at Surrey

    Surrey 327-3 v Warwickshire

    Mark Stoneman

    A day dominated by Surrey opener Mark Stoneman comes to a close.

    The former Durham man made 165 on debut and shared an opening stand of 154 with Rory Burns (71).

    It all came after Warwickshire captain Ian Bell chose to bowl. He won't sleep easy, especially with Kumar Sangakkara returning in the morning on 47.

  11. WICKET Browne (c Davies b Jarvis) 16

    Essex 25-1 v Lancashire 319

    Essex lose a late wicket at Chelmsford.

    Nick Browne edges Kyle Jarvis behind and goes for 16.

    Aaron Beard comes in as nightwatchman.

  12. WICKET Ervine (c Ballance b Coad) 0

    Yorkshire 273 v Hampshire 55-4

    Hampshire are in trouble now - it's that man Ben Coad again!

    Sean Ervine hits him straight to Gary Ballance at mid-off and departs for a duck.

    Coad has 4-15. Wow.

  13. Gloucestershire lose early wicket

    Kent 298 v Gloucestershire 7-1

    Bob Hunt

    BBC Radio Gloucestershire

    It was always going to be a tricky five overs for Gloucestershire to get through, and so it has proved.

    Overseas signing Cameron Bancroft was comprehensively bowled by evergreen Darren Stevens for one leaving Liam Norwell to come in as nightwatchman.

    Earlier, all Kent batsmen had reached double figures for only the fifth time in their first-class history.

  14. Post update

    Essex 22-0 v Lancashire 319

    James Anderson will be absolutely steaming.

    England's leading Test wicket-taker goes for three fours in his second over, two from Nick Browne and one from Varun Chopra.

    James Anderson
  15. WICKET Carberry (c Leaning b Coad) 22

    Yorkshire 273 v Hampshire 49-3

    Yorkshire seamer Ben Coad is on fire! The 23-year-old Ripon lad picks up his third wicket as Michael Carberry edges him to Jack Leaning at third slip.

    Yorkshire are ending day one on top at Headingley.

  16. Post update

    Essex 8-0 v Lancashire 319

    Haseeb Hameed

    Watch that injured finger Haseeb - your country needs you!

    As this picture indicates, Essex are now batting with Varun Chopra and Nick Browne at the crease.

  17. Kent (finally) all out

    Kent 298 v Gloucestershire 0-0

    Adam Whitty

    BBC Radio Kent

    Gloucestershire have finally rattled out the last of the Kent batsmen.

    Mitchell Claydon was the last man to fall for 17, having ridden his luck for the best part of half an hour. His partner, James Harris, was 33 not out at the other end.

    The last two of Kent's wickets cost the hosts 74 runs, which will please their skipper Sam Northeast, even if little else will.

    Gloucestershire now have a tricky period to navigate before the close of play.

  18. Division Two update

    Kent's first innings is over at Canterbury - they've made 298 aided by a 10th-wicket partnership of 36 between James Harris (33 not out) and Mitch Claydon (17). Gloucestershire will have five overs to bat.

    Northants' Adam Rossington has just gone for 58 - the 16th wicket of the day at Wantage Road. The hosts are 175-6 in reply to Gloucestershire's 101 all out.

    Nottinghamshire have lost an early wicket against Leicestershire - Greg Smith falling lbw to Zak Chappell.

  19. Lancashire all out for 319

    Essex v Lancashire 319

    Lancashire's gutsy last-wicket stand at Chelmsford is ended by old boy Neil Wagner.

    Varun Chopra snaffles Kyle Jarvis for a fine 28, with James Anderson left not out on 13.

    Wagner finishes with 3-100 on his Essex debut and the hosts will have about nine overs to face this evening.

    Neil Wagner
  20. WICKET Vince (c Lees b Coad) 6

    Yorkshire 273 v Hampshire 18-2

    Late wickets are tumbling at both ends of the country.

    Hampshire captain James Vince has not enjoyed the run-scoring start to the season he would have wanted - the right-hander slaps Ben Coad straight to Alex Lees at mid-wicket.

    Yorkshire's 273 isn't looking so below-par after all.