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Live Reporting

Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    And that's where I'll wrap things up.

    Myself and Katie Whyatt will be back tomorrow from 10:15 BST, for what promises to be another cracking day.

    Let's hope the clouds part a little.

    Until then, goodbye.

  2. Close of play at Derby

    Derbyshire 251 v Glamorgan 20-0

    Unsurprisingly, it's got too dark and they're off for the day.

    And that's the end of day one in this latest round of County Championship games!

  3. 'Damp and dull in Birmingham'

    Warwickshire 184-6 v Durham - stumps

    Martin Emmerson

    BBC Newcastle

    Jonathan Trott is certainly a thorn in the Durham side. On a pitch which has been difficult to bat on because of dampness and dullness in Birmingham, he has continued where he left off at Chester-le-Street a few weeks ago.

    He now has 400 runs against Durham in four innings in the County Championship and One-Day Cup this year and will return to the crease on 67 tomorrow.

    But Warwickshire struggled from the off with Chris Rushworth taking the wicket of Dom Sibley at the end of the third over of a shortened morning. In doing so he reached 400 wickets in first-class cricket and 381 have come in the championship for Durham.

    He also saw off Tim Ambrose for 15 later in the day, with Warwickshire 184-6 when bad light ended play at 17:20 BST and with 28 overs lost in the day.

  4. 'It was really tough'

    Essex v Surrey 256-4 - stumps

    Surrey batsman Dean Elgar told BBC Radio London's Mark Church:

    "It was quite a good bowling performance by Essex, they created a lot of opportunities, but luck was on our side and we'll take it.

    "It was really tough after lunch where they settled into a gameplan and made a lot of work for myself and Burnsy (Rory Burns).

    "He's doing everything right (to play Test cricket). It seems like his game's taking off, but I'm putting no-one's career in my hands. He looks solid, his game's developed a lot."

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    Fraser Lawrence: Points must be deducted this time at Taunton. Serial offenders and 22 wickets in a day is beyond a joke.

    I'm fairly sure the ECB will be taking a look Fraser.

  6. Post update

    Derbyshire 251 v Glamorgan 16-0

    There are still eight overs remaining at Derby.

    Glamorgan are 30 points adrift at the bottom of Division Two and will be desperate for a second win of the season.

  7. Match report from Taunton

    For those of you just logging on, you can catch up on an extraordinary first day at Taunton with a look at the match report.

    Somerset on top after 22 wickets fall

    Somerset duo Jack Leach and Tom Abell celebrate a wicket

    Jack Leach takes seven of the 22 wickets to fall on day one at Taunton, where Somerset take command against Lancashire.

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  8. Post update

    Division Two latest

    With time called at Bristol with Gloucestershire on 208-7 against Middlesex, there's just the one game remaining this evening.

    It's at Derby where Glamorgan are 9-0 in reply to Derbyshire's 251 all out.

    You can listen to commentary from the remaining few overs by clicking on the tab at the top of this page.

    Derbyshire v Glamorgan
  9. Stumps at Taunton

    Somerset 192 v Lancashire 99 & 7-2

    Jack Leach

    Well, that was alright.

    Lancashire survive Dom Bess' final over of day one, but they face an uphill struggle to avoid defeat in this game.

    The wicket is turning miles and they're already into the third innings. Don't rule out a result in a day and a half at Taunton.

  10. Close of play at Trent Bridge

    Notts 332-7 v Yorkshire

    Yorkshire's bowlers will sleep a little easier tonight after those four late wickets.

    But Notts are still in a decent position thanks to that opening stand of 182 between Ben Slater and Kraigg Brathwaite.

  11. WICKET

    c Gregory b Leach 0 (Somerset 192 v Lancs 99 & 7-2)

    Wicket number 22 of the day. Wow.

    Lancashire nightwatchman Matt Parkinson edges Jack Leach to Lewis Gregory at slip.

    Leach's figures for the day are 7-28.

  12. WICKET

    Davies b Leach 6 (Somerset 192 v Lancs 99 & 7-1)

    And there is indeed a wicket before the close!

    Jack Leach turns one a mile and bowls Alex Davies.

    Hold on, there's been another one...

  13. Stumps at Chelmsford

    Essex v Surrey 256-4

    Dean Elgar Rory Burns

    And there ends a day which has just about belonged to Division One leaders Surrey.

    Three late wickets have kept Essex in the game, but Surrey haven't got away from them.

    It could be a pivotal day at Chelmsford tomorrow.

  14. Close of play at Edgbaston

    Warwickshire 184-6 v Durham

    After bad light prompts an 18 minute delay, they call stumps between Warwickshire and Durham. Warwickshire will resume tomorrow morning on 184-6 with Jonathan Trott (67 not out) and Jeetan Patel (10 not out) at the crease.

  15. Stumps at New Road

    Worcestershire 68-4 v Hampshire 191

    They're not going to get back on at New Road, that's the close.

    It's been another opening day in which the bowlers have dominated.

  16. WICKET

    Wood c Tattersall b Brooks 9 (Notts 331-7 v Yorkshire)

    Another one for Yorkshire!

    Jack Brooks gets Luke Wood caught behind.

    Notts have lost four wickets in 10 overs.

  17. Close of play at Hove

    Sussex 323-8 v Leicestershire

    Ben Brown Chris Jordan

    After bad light stops play, the umpires decide there is no prospect of bowling the remaining 7.3 overs tonight and call stumps.

    Sussex will resume tomorrow on 323-8.

  18. Post update

    Somerset 192 v Lancashire 99 & 0-0

    Somerset's other spinner Dom Bess is opening the bowling from the other end.

    Can the hosts pick up another wicket before stumps? A 21st of the day!

  19. Post update

    Somerset 192 v Lancashire 99 & 0-0

    Lancashire have six overs left to survive on this crazy first day at Taunton.

    Just to add to the madness, Jack Leach is opening the bowling.

  20. Bad light stops play at New Road

    Worcestershire 68-4 v Hampshire 191

    They've been off at Worcestershire for about 10 minutes now, I must have missed that one.

    It's been a long old day.