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Live Reporting

By Ged Scott and Paul Grunill

All times stated are UK

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  1. Signing off

    Matt Renshaw

    There have been some notable individual performances at the start of the latest round of County Championship matches, centuries by Matt Renshaw, Rory Burns and Sean Dickson, career-best bowling figures for Zak Chappell and Josh Poysden and a five-for by Duanne Olivier.

    In the battle of first versus second in Division One, Renshaw's 106 has helped put Somerset in a decent position against Nottinghamshire, but the leaders are by no means out of it if they can pick up the three wickets they need fairly quickly on day two.

    Defending champions Essex enjoyed a good day at Old Trafford, reducing Lancashire to 297-9, despite 79 by Jordan Clark, but they will need to bat well to establish a first-innings lead.

    Join us again tomorrow from 10:30 BST to see how our seven matches develop. Thanks for your company.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One

    Surrey 216-3 v Hampshire

    Lancashire 297-9 v Essex

    Somerset 307-7 v Nottinghamshire

    Division Two

    Durham 96 v Derbyshire 175-8

    Kent 297-4 v Gloucestershire

    Northamptonshire 204 v Leicestershire 64-3

    Glamorgan 220 v Warwickshire 24-2

  3. 18 wickets in day at Riverside

    Durham 96 v Derbyshire 175-8 (50 overs)

    Things are put in a bit of perspective at Chester-le-Street as injury-hit Durham fight back hearteningly against Derbyshire.

    Bowled out for 96 by South Africans Hardus Viljeon (5-20) and Duanne Olivier, Durham have retaliated with spirit.

    Chris Rushworth, Nathan Rimmington and debutants Matt Salisbury and Josh Coughlin have all taken two wickets each. But Derby's ninth-wicket partners Tony Palladino (26) and Alfie Gleadall (12) had put on 40 by the close.

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  4. Chappell puts Northants on back foot

    Northamptonshire 204 v Leicestershire 64-3 (25 overs)

    Leicestershire avoid further damage in the final four overs of play as they end day one in a healthy position against neighbours Northants at Wantage Road, with Colin Ackermann and nightwatchman Gavin Griffiths the not out batsmen.

    Pace bowler Zak Chappell's career-best 6-44 fatally undermined the home side's first innings, in which Ricardo Vasconcelos' 49 the highest score, and although no Leicestershire batsman has so far reached 20, they will be hopeful of establishing some sort of first-innings lead.

  5. Close of play in Manchester

    Lancashire 297-9 (96 overs) v Essex

    Lancashire bat out the day - and are just three runs off a third batting bonus point. Who would have bet on that when the hosts were 59-5 two balls after lunch?

    Great efforts from Jordan Clark & Shiv Chanderpaul, who shared a sixth-wicket stand of 131.

    Then, when spinner Simon Harmer got rid of both inside three balls, Graham Onions and Tom Bailey put on a further 52,

    Onions went for a county-best 41, but Bailey is still there, frustratingly for Essex, on 36.

  6. WICKET Cosgrove lbw Cotton 13

    Northamptonshire 201 v Leicestershire 56-3 (21 overs)

    A notable maiden Northamptonshire scalp for Ben Cotton as he traps Mark Cosgrove leg-before with one that nips back into him off the pitch.

    The former Derbyshire seamer has 1-6 from five overs so far. His success is followed by a maiden from Nathan Buck and there are three remaining before stumps for Leicestershire to survive.

  7. WICKET Onions c Chopra b Wagner

    Lancashire 281-9 (91.4 overs) v Essex

    Graham Onions' little cameo is over, removed by Lancs old boy Neil Wagner, whose extra bounce has him caught at slip by Varun Chopra.

    Onions' lively 52-run stand with Tom Bailey has continued the fightback led by the earlier 131-runs partnership between Shiv Chanderpaul and Jordan Clark.

    Essex very frustrated. But only four overs left in the day now.

    To think they had Lancs 59-5 two balls after lunch.

    Neil Wagner
  8. Surrey held up by weather

    Surrey 216-3 (54.2 overs) v Hampshire

    Umpires Billy Taylor and Neil Mallender decide enough is enough after the third rain interruption of the day at the Ageas Bowl.

    Despite that, it has been a productive one for Surrey after losing two wickets in the first over of play, including England opener Mark Stoneman caught in the slips for a duck off Hampshire's Fidel Edwards.

    Captain Rory Burns will resume on 109 not out, an innings which has included 13 fours so far, with Ben Foakes on 68 - and together, they have added 133 for the fourth wicket.

    Rory Burns
  9. Onions having fun

    Lancashire 281-8 (91 overs) v Essex

    50 partnership for Graham Onions and Tom Bailey at Old Trafford.

    And Onions has got 41 of them.

    It's more than doubled the winter signing from Durham's previous best with the bat for Lancs - and he's already hit six boundaries.

  10. Dickson leads from front for Kent

    Kent 297-4 (96 overs) v Gloucestershire

    Opener Sean Dickson's 117 helped put Kent in a good position after a hard-fought opening day against Gloucestershire at Bristol.

    He hit a six and 13 fours in his 214-ball innings, having put on 124 for the first wicket with Daniel Bell-Drummond (49). Gloucestershire used seven bowlers during the day, with Craig Miles returning the best figures of 2-61.

  11. Close of play at Edgbaston

    Glamorgan 220 v Warwickshire 24-2

    Old hands Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott see Warwickshire to the close on 24-2 in response to the 220 made by Glamorgan.

    It was Bears legspinner Josh Poysden's day, as he took a career-best 5-29. That was slightly soured by the first ball loss of Will Rhodes followed by fellow opener Dom Sibley also going cheaply. But the Bears will be hoping to build a lead tomorrow.

  12. Somerset well-placed against Notts

    Somerset 307-7 (97 overs) v Nottinghamshire

    England's Dom Bess hits a boundary in the penultimate over of play to earn Somerset a third batting point. He ends the day on seven not out, with Steven Davies on 59 at the other end.

    Star of the day for Somerset was Australia opener Matt Renshaw, who made 106 - his third Championship hundred of the summer - before a reckless shot brought about his downfall.

    Nottinghamshire's over-rate is so good that an extra over is possible before the 18:00 BST finish, but spinner Matt Carter is unable to complete a five-for and ends the day with 4-81 from his 27 overs.

  13. Rain returns at Southampton

    Surrey 216-3 (54.2 overs) v Hampshire

    Only a short resumption is possible at the Ageas Bowl, with Surrey adding five runs to their total before the rain returns. There are still over 18 overs scheduled, but could that be it for the day? Rory Burns is 109 not out and Ben Foakes has 68.

  14. Second batting point for Lancs

    Lancashire 255-8 (87.3 overs) v Essex

    Just about to go into overtime for the day at Old Trafford, with a further eight overs to be bowled. And the Lancashire tail are now wielding the willow effectively.

    Tom Bailey and Graham Onions have both got to 22.

    Onions has only faced 15 balls, three of which, by one means or another, have gone to the boundary.

  15. Tour match update

    Australia have warmed up for their one-day series against England with an emphatic 101-run win over Middlesex at Lord's. The tourists totalled 283-6, with Travis Head making 106, and then bowled out their county opponents for 182 despite opener Max Holden's 71. Paceman Kane Richardson was the most successful Australian bowler with 3-31 from nine overs.

  16. WICKET Mennie lbw S Cook 15

    Lancashire 229-8 (85.1 overs) v Essex

    Sam Cook strikes with the third over of the new ball, trapping Joe Mennie LBW.

    It's a third wicket of the day for the young paceman.

  17. England women beaten

    Not a great day for England's women, who have lost the opening one-day international against South Africa by seven wickets at New Road. Lizelle Lee finished the game in the grand manner with a six off Laura Marsh to see the tourists to 193-3 and leave her unbeaten on 92. You can read the post-match reaction by clicking here.

  18. for Steven Davies

    Somerset 292-7 (92.2 overs) v Nottinghamshire

    Steven Davies picks up three runs off Matt Carter and there's his half-century. It's the 55th of his career and has taken him 107 deliveries. Only eight needed for a third batting point for Somerset.

  19. Umpires agree re-start time

    Surrey 211-3 v Hampshire - rain stopped play

    Better news from the Ageas Bowl with play set to resume at 17:50 BST. There are still 20 overs to be bowled, so it's going to be a late one.

  20. Lancashire rally again

    Lancashire 223-7 (83 overs) v Essex

    Lancashire's eight-wicket partners Joe Mennie and Tom Bailey have already put on 30 - so it's time for Essex to take the new ball.

    And immediately Sam Cook sees some extra bounce. 13 overs left in the day.