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Summary

  1. Vince and Adams hit 100s for Hampshire against Surrey
  2. Warwickshire fight back to reach 302-7 against Middlesex
  3. Yorkshire bowl out Somerset for 268 after Tim Groenewald hits 26 off one over
  4. Twenty five wickets fall on day one between Gloucestershire and Glamorgan
  5. Dickson and Denly share unbroken stand of 305 for Kent against Northants
  6. Matt Critchley makes century for Derbyshire against Durham

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By Paul Grunill and Felix Keith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good bye

    That's all for day one, which has been one of dramatic contrasts.

    While wickets tumbled at Cheltenham - 25 of them to be exact - there were dominant batting displays at The Oval and Beckenham, where Hampshire and Kent took control.

    Centuries for Jimmy Adams and James Vince have put Hampshire in a strong position, while Kent's Sean Dickson and Joe Denly made it a day to forget for Northants.

    Meanwhile, Warwickshire v Middlesex and Yorkshire v Somerset are balanced and well-poised, meaning we should be in for another engrossing day tomorrow.

    Join us again from 10:30 BST for the coverage.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One

    Hampshire 361-4 v Surrey

    Warwickshire 302-7 v Middlesex

    Somerset 268 v Yorkshire 42-3

    Division Two

    Derbyshire 332-9 v Durham

    Glamorgan 117 & 59-5 v Gloucestershire 141

    Kent 434-1 v Northamptonshire

  3. Glamorgan in dire straits

    Glamorgan 117 & 59-5 (17 overs) v Gloucestershire 141

    A modest round of applause, please, for Andrew Salter and Timm van der Gugten for surviving the final over at Cheltenham. It has been quite some day, with 25 wickets falling, and ends with Glamorgan 35 runs ahead.

    They may fancy their chances if they can somehow extend that to a three-figure lead, but on the evidence so far, that will be quite some task for their lower order.

    Liam Norwell has been Gloucestershire's best bowler in their second innings, with 3-14 from his six overs so far.

  4. WICKET Donald (b Miles) 8

    Glamorgan 117 & 54-5 (16 overs) v Gloucestershire 141

    And still the wickets keep a-tumbling at Cheltenham. There goes Aneurin Donald, with Glamorgan just 30 ahead. One over left - and Andrew Salter and Timm van der Gugten are the men with the unenviable task of survival.

  5. WICKET Adams (b Virdi) 144

    Hampshire 361-4 (95.1 overs) v Surrey

    Would you believe it? Jimmy Adams falls to the first ball of the final over after batting chancelessly for 95 of them.

    Amar Virdi has the valuable wicket for Surrey, breaking a partnership of 129 runs with George Bailey, who finishes the day 61 not out.

    It's still Hampshire's day, after James Vince's 104 helped the side dominate the bowling. Hampshire have four batting points in the bag and will begin day two with six more wickets in hand.

  6. Derbyshire pair defy Durham

    Derbyshire 332-9 (96 overs) v Durham

    Durham are unable to separate Derbyshire's last-wicket pair in the final 18 overs at Chesterfield as Billy Godleman (79*) and Gurjit Sandhu (36*) add 66 to the total.

    Having been 74-3 earlier in the day, Matt Critchley led the Derbyshire recovery with 102, the second first-class hundred of his career, and an innings featuring 18 fours.

    Matty Potts and Barry McCarthy took three wickets for the visitors, but they will be disappointed not to have cleaned up the tail before stumps.

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  7. WICKET Clarke (lbw Harris) 83

    Warwickshire 302-7 (95.1 overs) v Middlesex - close

    James Harris breaks a seventh-wicket stand of 83 with the final ball of the day as Warwickshire's Rikki Clarke is lbw for 83, having struck a six and 139 balls in his 139-balls innings.

    Keith Barker remains on 40 not out and the home side's close-of-play position is a healthy one after they lost both openers cheaply and were later reduced to 141-5.

    Matt Lamb, playing only his second Championship game because of an injury to skipper Ian Bell, also batted well for his 51, adding 78 in tandem with Clarke.

  8. Kent on top at Beckenham

    Kent 434-1 (96 overs) v Northamptonshire

    Sean Dickson and Joe Denly share an unbroken stand of 305 as Kent totally dominate the opening day against Northants at Beckenham to secure maximum batting points.

    Coming together when Daniel Bell-Drummond was caught behind for 49, the pair raced along at a rate of more than five runs per over, with Dickson reaching a career-best 210 not out in the final over of play.

    Denly's contribution has been an unbeaten 143 and between them they have hit seven sixes and 32 fours so far.

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  9. Somerset finish well at Scarborough

    Somerset 268 v Yorkshire 42-3 (18 overs)

    Harry Brook (16*) and Tom Kohler-Cadmore see it through to stumps for Yorkshire after an excellent final session for Somerset at North Marine Road.

    A last-wicket stand of 61 between Craig Overton (35) and Tim Groenewald (41*) boosted the Somerset total beyond 250 - with the latter hitting 26 off a single over by Adil Rashid - and the pair were then immediately among the wickets to put Yorkshire on the back foot.

    The home side trail by 226 at close of play.

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  10. WICKET Ingram (c van Buuren b Norwell) 0

    Glamorgan 114 & 42-4 (10 overs) v Gloucestershire 141

    This day should be officially classified as 'ridiculous'. Colin Ingram is the 24th batsman dismissed, jut two balls after the departure of Owen Morgan. Still six overs to play.

  11. for George Bailey

    Hampshire 345-3 (91 overs) v Surrey

    Hampshire are all over Surrey. What a toss this was to win.

    George Bailey moves to 51 not out from 98 balls with his seventh four - this time off Mark Footitt.

    George Bailey
  12. for Sean Dickson

    Kent 415-1 (94 overs) v Northamptonshire

    Two successive fours off Steven Crook take Sean Dickson to 200 off 280 balls. It's been quite some innings by the Kent opener, who made his highest score of 207 not out against Derbyshire last season.

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  13. WICKET Selman (b Noema-Barnett) 19

    Glamorgan 117 & 42-3 (9.2 overs) v Gloucestershire 141

    Here we go again - two wickets in five balls for Gloucestershire and both Glamorgan openers are gone. Colin Ingram joins Owen Morgan and there are eight overs left to play.

    Will they see it through to the stumps? No they won't, because Morgan attempts a pull shot and is caught at mid-wicket by Kieran Noema-Barnett off Liam Norwell for one in the next over. Glamorgan's lead is 18.

  14. partnership for Adams & Bailey

    Hampshire 332-3 (90 overs) v Surrey

    A second hundred-partnership of the day for Jimmy Adams.

    The Hampshire opener has been there all day, batting faultlessly unbeaten on 133 and he and George Bailey (43 not out) have now put on exactly 100 in 30 overs.

    Wonderful day for Hampshire, who have six overs left of the day at The Oval.

  15. WICKET Rudolph (c Roderick b Norwell) 21

    Glamorgan 117 & 36-1 (8 overs) v Gloucestershire 141

    It was too good to last, and Jacques Rudolph is caught behind for the second time in the day. Glamorgan are 12 runs ahead as Owen Morgan joins Nick Selman (15 not out).

  16. Partnership record for Kent pair

    Kent 396-1 (91 overs) v Northamptonshire

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    A true day in the dirt here for Northamptonshire as Kent make hay in the Beckenham sunshine. It has proved impossible for the visitors to produce any control of the scoring rate.

    There have been a few moments that have ran for Kent. Sean Dickson could have been lbw on 35 - the replay looked quite good - and caught behind 97 - again video evidence suggests the bowling side were unlucky - but it's been a fine innings and the highest score on this ground.

    But despite Dickson's runs, Joe Denly has played the more fluent innings. In better form with two centuries already this season he has looked a little more comfortable and played more eye-catching strokes.

    Dickson (191) and Denly (130) have now brought up the highest second-wicket stand for Kent against Northants, beating the 260 added by Arthur Fagg and Frank Woolley back in 1934.

    Beckenham
  17. Sandhu stands firm against Durham

    Derbyshire 297-9 (87 overs) v Durham

    Derbyshire number 11 Gurjit Sandhu is doing a great job for skipper Billy Godleman here and the pair have so far added 31 for the final wicket. Sandhu has contributed 16 to their partnership, while Godleman has moved on to 64 not out. Three runs needed for another batting point.

  18. WICKET Handscomb (c Trescothick b Groenewald) 2

    Somerset 268 v Yorkshire 21-3 (11 overs)

    Somerset are finishing day one strongly and Peter Handscomb is the third Yorkshire batsman to edge into the slip cordon. Tom Kohler-Cadmore comes out for his first Championship innings since joining the White Rose county from Worcestershire. Teenager Harry Brook has one not out from 14 balls at the other end.

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  19. Glamorgan clear deficit

    Glamorgan 117 & 26-0 (5 overs) v Gloucestershire 141

    'Remarkable' stuff at Cheltenham where five overs pass at the start of Glamorgan's second innings without a wicket falling. Openers Nick Selman and Jacques Rudolph - dismissed for nought and one in the morning session - have 14 and 12 respectively and their side is two runs in front.

  20. WICKET Lees (c Trescothick b C Overton) 12

    Somerset 268 v Yorkshire 18-2 (9.2 overs)

    Craig Overton makes a second breakthrough with the new ball as Alex Lees is taken at slip. Australia's Peter Handscomb comes to the middle, and this time there is no reassuring presence of Gary Ballance in the Yorkshire middle order following his call-up for Test duty with England.