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Summary

  1. Mark Stoneman hits an unbeaten 181 for Surrey against Essex
  2. Champions Middlesex bowled out for 180 by Lancashire
  3. Yorkshire struggle to 202 all out on day one against Somerset
  4. Teenagers Josh Tongue and Conor McKerr each take five wickets
  5. Leicestershire's Mark Cosgrove celebrates new contract with century

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By Paul Grunill and Kalika Mehta

All times stated are UK

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  1. Signing off

    It's been a long, but hectic day of comings and goings in the County Championship with 91 wickets falling in the eight matches.

    Teenagers Josh Tongue and Conor McKerr took five wickets in an innings for Worcestershire and Derbyshire respectively, and Sussex pace bowler Jofra Archer added to his growing reputation with a five-for of his own.

    Batting honours, though, went to Surrey's Mark Stoneman for a superb 181 not out against Essex at Guildford, while Durham skipper Paul Collingwood and Leicestershire's Mark Cosgrove both reached three figures in Division Two.

    We'll be back with you tomorrow from 10.30ish as the next chapter in the intriguing Championship story is played out. See you then.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One

    Middlesex 180 v Lancashire 123-4

    Yorkshire 202 v Somerset 41-3

    Surrey 353-5 v Essex

    Division Two

    Durham 448 v Kent 211-8 (day two)

    Gloucestershire 256-7 v Nottinghamshire

    Leicestershire 322-7 v Sussex

    Northamptonshire 218 v Derbyshire 153-6

    Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 76-6

  3. Hughes stands firm for Derbyshire

    Northamptonshire 218 v Derbyshire 153-6 (42 overs)

    Derbyshire teenager Conor McKerr produced the individual performance of the opening day at Wantage Road, taking 5-87 as Northants managed only a single batting point in their first innings.

    Opener Rob Newton hit 10 fours in his 67, but did not carry it on to a major score, and it was left to Rory Kleinveldt to see them past 200 with 40 at the end of the innings.

    Derbyshire lost a wicket to the first ball of their reply, with Luis Reece unable to bat after leaving the field earlier in the day with breathing difficulties. Ben Sanderson took 3-42, but Alex Hughes reached a half-century in the penultimate over of play and was 50 not out at stumps.

  4. Six to go at Northamptonshire

    Northamptonshire 218 v Derbyshire 135-6 (36 overs)

    Alex Hughes (38 not out) and Tom Taylor (5 not out) have survived eight overs together.

    Can they get to the close still at the crease?

  5. And then there was one...

    So, Northants against Derbyshire is the only game where play is still going on. There are nine and a bit overs left at Wantage Road, with Derbyshire 120-6, in reply to the home side's 218 all out.

  6. Stoneman gives Surrey the edge

    Surrey 353-5 (80 overs) v Essex

    Mark Stoneman

    At one stage it looked like Surrey opener Mark Stoneman might hit a double century in two sessions at Guildford after rain prevented any play before lunch, but he allowed Sam Curran to dominate the scoring in the closing stages of day one and finished on 181 not out.

    Surrey were in some trouble at 88-3 before Dominic Sibley (69) helped Stoneman add 186 and Curran then helped himself to an unbeaten 54 off 57 balls, with 10 fours, against a tiring attack.

    Jamie Porter and Ryan ten Doeschate took two wickets each for Essex, but they were hampered by the loss of Matt Quinn with a back problem mid-way through his 10th over and Stoneman - who faced 221 balls - needs only seven more runs for a career-best score on the second morning.

  7. Wickets tumble at Southport

    Middlesex 180 v Lancashire 123-4 (45 overs)

    Fourteen wickets fell on the first day's play at Southport as Middlesex pegged Lancashire back after being bowled out for 180.

    John Simpson (53 not out) and Paul Stirling (49) were the mainstays of the visitors' innings as Saqib Mahmood and Jordan Clark each took three wickets, with Alex Davies taking six catches behind the stumps.

    The hosts' innings began disastrously as Tim Murtagh reduced them to 0-2, with Davies and Liam Livingstone falling for ducks.

    Haseeb Hameed and Steven Croft also went cheaply, leaving Lancashire 74-4 but an unbroken 49-run fifth-wicket stand between Shvnarine Chanderpaul and Dane Vilas gave the home side a slight edge.

  8. Cosgrove leads from the front

    Leicestershire 322-7 (92 overs) v Sussex

    The day began with the announcement of a new contract for Leicestershire skipper Mark Cosgrove, and ended with the Australian 122 not out, an innings which underlined his importance to the club.

    The left-hander struck 16 fours and faced 165 balls, having shared a 119-run stand for the third wicket with Paul Horton (71). The promising Zak Chappell kept him company over the closing overs with an unbeaten 40 off 49 balls.

    Fast bowling prospect Jofra Archer (5-61) was the pick of the Sussex attack, taking five wickets in an innings for the third time this summer and he now has 29 in total at an average of 25.17.

  9. Northeast saves Kent's blushes

    Durham 448 v Kent 211-8 (53 overs)

    Kent captain Sam Northeast hit an unbeaten 97 to save them from being over-run by Durham's bowlers.

    After Paul Collingwood's century helped the visitors post a first innings total of 448, a brilliant spell of bowling from Barry McCarthy and Chris Rushworth saw Kent collapse to 63-6.

    When Matt Coles was caught in the slips by Keaton Jennings to give McCarthy a fourth scalp, the home side were 123-8 and in danger of being forced to follow-on before the day's play was over.

    But Northeast and Yasir Shah (37 not out) shared an 88-run ninth-wicket stand to help Kent past 200.

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  10. Glamorgan Tongue-tied at New Road

    Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 76-6 (23 overs)

    Josh Tongue

    An inspired six-over spell of 5-16 by 19-year-old Josh Tongue put Worcestershire right back in the game after a below-par batting effort on day one against Glamorgan at New Road.

    They found themselves 14-3 in the eighth over and only managed a single batting point despite Ben Cox's 93 off 99 balls and 60 from Ed Barnard.

    Skipper Joe Leach made the initial breakthrough as the Welsh county began their reply, but it was Tongue who ran through their top order, with the exception of Jacques Rudolph, who was 49 not out at close - with his side 191 runs in arrears.

  11. WICKET van der Gugten (c Cox b Tongue) 0

    Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 58-6 (19.4 overs)

    Josh Tongue have a five-wicket haul, and career-best figures currently, as Timm van der Gugten is caught behind for a duck.

    With three overs left in the day, Tongue will likely have one last over. The Glamorgan batsmen must be praying for the end of play.

  12. Roderick keeps Notts at bay

    Gloucestershire 256-7 (96 overs) v Nottinghamshire

    Two points each on day one at Bristol, where Gloucestershire's Gareth Roderick kept the Notts attack at bay for more than four hours to reach 88 not out at stumps.

    He put on 83 with Phil Mustard (37) and 65 with Kieran Noema-Barnett (35), while left-arm paceman Harry Gurney took 3-56 for the Division Two leaders.

    Brett Hutton was on a hat-trick after dismissing Cameron Bancroft (37) and Graeme van Buuren with successive deliveries, but Mustard prevented the treble.

  13. WICKET Lloyd (c Clarke b Tongue) 0

    Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 58-5 (19.1 overs)

    A fourth wicket in a four overs for Josh Tongue!

    The young medium-pacer dismissed David Lloyd for a duck as Glamorgan have now lost 12-4.

  14. Tongue starring with the ball

    Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 56-4

    Josh Tongue is following up his career-best knock but causing all sorts of trouble with the ball late on in Worcester.

    The 19-year-old has taken three wickets in three overs as he bowls Will Bragg for seven before Ross Whiteley took a brilliant catch running back from first slip to dismiss Colin Ingram for two.

    Aneurin Donald is then caught at second slip for a duck as the visitors slip from 46-1 to 56-4, giving Tongue brilliant figures of 4-2-5-3.

  15. Somerset begin rebuilding job

    Yorkshire 202 v Somerset 41-3 (19 overs)

    It's been a desperate start to the season for Steven Davies, who was looking for a fresh start when he joined Somerset from Surrey, but he and James Hildreth survive 10 overs to the close at Taunton after Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom took 3-15 from seven overs with the new ball.

    Somerset dominated the early part of the day, bowling out the White Rose county in 75 overs, with Andrew Hodd's 59 the only score of substance for the visitors as Jamie Overton took 3-30.

    Sidebottom's new-ball burst, though, has breathed new life into Yorkshire, but their attack is minus Ben Coad, Jack Brooks and Tim Bresnan, so Somerset, who will start day two 161 behind, have reason for optimism. Hildreth is 21 not out, with Davies on six.

    Ryan Sidebottom
  16. Mark Cosgrove hits a century

    Leicestershire 263-5 (80 overs) v Sussex

    Mark Cosgrove

    Mark Cosgrove provides us with our third century of the day as he sends Chris Jordan to boundary edge.

    His hundred came off 144 balls with 14 fours and vitally steadied the ship for Leicestershire.

    However, his 52-run sixth-wicket partnership with Tom Wells is ended as Jofra Archer traps Wells lbw for 16.

  17. WICKET Foakes (lbw ten Doeschate) 4

    Surrey 280-5 (64 overs) v Essex

    Makes you wonder why Ryan ten Doeschate waited so long to bring himself on, doesn't it? That's two wickets in successive overs for the Essex captain and suddenly Surrey's score doesn't look quote so good. Good fightback by the visitors who, let's not forget, began the match in second place in the Division One table.

  18. Leach provides threatening opening spell

    Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 43-1

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    Worcestershire captain Joe Leach turned in a threatening opening spell as Glamorgan rode their luck in the early overs of their reply.

    He eventually bowled Nick Selman for four with the score on 39 after Jacques Rudolph dominated the strike and the scoring.

    Worcestershire's 267 was based round three innings, 93 from Ben Cox, 60 from Ed Barnard and a career-best 41 from Josh Tongue.

    But spinner Andrew Salter had the latter two caught to wrap up the home effort for 267.

  19. WICKET Sibley (c Foster b ten Doeschate) 69

    Surrey 274-4 (62 overs) v Essex

    Essex skipper Ryan ten Doeschate brings himself on to bowl, having sent down one delivery earlier on after Matt Quinn went off with a back problem, and the final ball of his opening over breaks Surrey's fourth-wicket partnership. It's a third catch for Essex keeper James Foster, but Mark Stoneman is still there on 160 as Ben Foakes walks to the crease.

    Ryan ten Doeschate
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  20. WICKET Croft (c Patel b Murtagh) 31

    Middlesex 180 v Lancashire 74-4 (28.5 overs)

    Lancashire just looked to have been rebuilding once again but Tim Murtagh strikes in the second over of his new spell.

    Ravi Patel takes a good catch in deep to dismiss Steven Croft for 31 and brings Dane Vilas to the crease.