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Summary

  1. Simon Harmer has match figures of 12-61 in Essex's two-day win
  2. Warwickshire reduce Yorkshire to 208-8 at close on day one
  3. York hosting Championship fixture for first time since 1890
  4. James Pattinson claims 6-73 as Notts bowl out Kent for 309
  5. Jimmy Anderson takes 5-18 as Lancashire skittle Derbyshire for 153
  6. Middlesex's Robson & Stirling score centuries against Glamorgan
  7. Leicestershire's Dexter & Azad share 320 stand against Gloucestershire

Live Reporting

By Paul Grunill and Steve Mather

All times stated are UK

  1. Signing off

    Another day of Championship action is over, and it's been a great one for Essex, who wrapped up an innings win over Hampshire with seven and a bit sessions to spare.

    Simon Harmer took 7-38 - and 12 wickets in the game - as the 2017 champions moved up to third in Division One, pending the outcome of Yorkshire's match against Warwickshire.

    There was some notable doubling up with the bat, as Sam Robson and Paul Stirling scored centuries for Middlesex, and Neil Dexter and Hassan Azad did likewise for Leicestershire.

    And maybe Jimmy Anderson and James Pattinson had one eye on the Ashes series as they claimed 5-18 and 6-73 for Lancashire and Notts respectively.

    We'll be back from 10:30 tomorrow with full coverage of six games. See you then.

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  2. Close of play scores

    Division One

    Hampshire 118 & 88 v Essex 214

    Essex won by an innings and eight runs

    Kent 309 v Nottinghamshire 30-0

    Yorkshire 208-8 v Warwickshire

    Division Two

    Middlesex 410 v Glamorgan 112-3 (after day two)

    Derbyshire 153 v Lancashire 8-1

    Leicestershire 343-5 v Gloucestershire

  3. Glamorgan trail by 298 at Radlett

    Middlesex 410 v Glamorgan 112-3

    Billy Root plays out a maiden from Nathan Sowter at Radlett as he and David Lloyd survive the final 15 overs of play for Glamorgan.

    But they face a tough job on day three after Paul Stirling (138) and Sam Robson (107) enabled Middlesex to pas 400 in their first innings.

    Root, who pulled Stirling's off-spin away for four in the penultimate over of the day, will resume on 16 not out, and Lloyd has 12.

    Glamorgan's first task is to reach 261 and thereby avoid the possibility of following on.

  4. Anderson stars with the ball

    Derbyshire 153 v Lancashire 8-1

    England star James Anderson tore through the Derbyshire batting line-up, posting figures of 5-18 from his 17 overs at the Pattonair County Ground.

    Anderson's destructive spell came after Graham Onions took the first three wickets of the day, removing Godleman, Madsen and Lace.

    Derbyshire were bowled out for 153 from 51.4 overs, with the unbeaten Leus de Plooy their top scorer on 38.

    Lancashire came out to bat with just five overs remaining but were unable to see the day out unscathed, with Keaton Jennings being trapped lbw by Luis Reece.

  5. WICKET Jennings lbw Reece 0

    Derbyshire 153 v Lancashire 2-1

    Keaton Jennings

    Lancashire only had to come out to face five overs - but it's not gone to plan.

    Luis Reece traps Keaton Jennings lbw and he departs without scoring.

    Night-watchman Saqib Mahmood joins Alex Davies at the crease with one over remaining - can they see the day out without any more losses?

  6. Glamorgan playing for stumps

    Middlesex 410 v Glamorgan 101-3

    David Lloyd and Billy Root are in risk-avoidance mode at Radlett with Glamorgan 309 runs in arrears.

    They have six overs to survive before the close, and Middlesex are currently operating a seam-spin tactic with Tom Helm and Nathan Sowter bowling in tandem.

    lloyd is 11 not out and Root has eight.

  7. Post update

    So, we have play ongoing in two games.

    There are nine overs left at Radlett, where Glamorgan are 100-3 against Middlesex, and Lancashire are going to have to come out and face five overs after bowling out Derbyshire for 153.

  8. Crawley century aids Kent revival

    Kent 309 v Notts 30-0

    Kent looked to be in big trouble after losing five wickets in the morning session, but Zak Crawley's measured century helped steer them to a score of 309.

    As the wickets tumbled around him, he finally received some support during the afternoon from Grant Stewart (59), before Harry Podmore's tenth-wicket stand with Matt Milnes added a valuable 55 runs to the total.

    James Pattinson was the pick of the Notts bowlers, finishing with figures of 6-73 from his 21 overs.

    Notts openers Ben Slater and Ben Duckett safely negotiated the final ten overs and the visitors will begin day two at Tunbridge Wells with all 10 wickets intact.

  9. WICKET Rampaul c Bohannon b Mahmood 13

    Derbyshire 153 v Lancashire

    Derbyshire's disappointing first innings comes to an end as last man Ravi Rampaul is skies a catch off Saqib Mahmood, leaving Leus du Plooy unbeaten on 38.

    Afetr Graham Onions took the first three wickets inside the opening eight overs, the star of Lancashire's bowling performance was undoubtedly Jimmy Anderson, who claimed 5-18 from 17 overs.

    He is bang in form and the Ashes series against Australia can't come soon enough for him.

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  10. WICKET Conners c Hameed b Bohannon 14

    Derbyshire 139-9 v Lancashire

    Derbyshire's stubborn ninth-wicket partnership comes to an end as Sam Conners slogs a catch to Hasseb Hameed, who is stationed at mid-wicket.

    Conners put on 48 with Leus du Plooy, who is 37 not out as he is joined by Ravi Rampaul.

  11. WICKET Labuschagne c Stirling b Finn 51

    No idea what Marnus Labuschagne was trying to do there, but he ended up spooning a catch to cover to give Steven Finn his first wicket of the game.

    A disappointing demise for the in-form Aussie, who hit nine fours in his 66-ball innings.

    Billy Root is the new Glamorgan batsman, joining skipper David Lloyd at the crease.

  12. Glos stage late revival

    Leicestershire 343-5 v Gloucestershire

    Gloucestershire took four wickets in the final eight overs at Grace Road to give themselves something to smile about after a tough opening day.

    They were on the receiving end as Neil Dexter and Hassan Azad put on 320, a Leicestershire record for the second wicket.

    But Azad's dismissal for 137, caught behind off David Payne, sparked a mini-collapse, which also saw Dexter depart for 180.

    Leicestershire used two nightwatchmen, but only one of them - Chris Wright - survived to stumps. They are , though, only seven runs short of a fourth batting point.

  13. Bears on top in York

    Yorkshire 208-8 v Warwickshire

    The umpires decide that a resumption will not be possible at Clifton Park following the third rain interruption since play began half an hour late.

    It has been a good day for Warwickshire, who took five wickets for eight runs after Yorkshire were 93-1 at one stage.

    Gary Ballance (54) and Will Fraine (42) put on 85, but the middle order fell away until David Willey (46) and Steven Patterson (36*) came together at the fall of the seventh wicket.

    Craig Miles (4-32) and Oliver Hannon-Dalby (3-60) were the pick of the Bears attack and they will look to finish off the home side early on day two.

    Clifton Park, York
  14. Notts innings underway

    Kent 309 v Notts 8-0

    They're not wasting any time at the Nevill Ground, where Notts openers Ben Slater and Ben Duckett are already at the crease.

    Harry Podmore and Grant Stewart, fresh from good performances with the bat, will be aiming to remove one, or maybe both of those two Bens, in the remaining seven overs due to be bowled at Tunbridge Wells.

  15. Division Two round-up

    Glamorgan had their two Australians together at Radlett and in-form Marnus Labuschagne has just reached another Championship half-century. But Charlie Hemphrey has now gone lbw to Tim Murtagh for 27 and the Welsh county are 80-2 in reply to Middlesex's 410 all out.

    Lancashire are striving to finish off Derbyshire, who are 126-8, but Leus du Plooy and Sam Conners have resisted for 11 overs so far. Jimmy Anderson has 5-18 from 17 overs.

  16. WICKET Dexter c Roderick b Shaw 180

    Leicestershire 334-3 v Gloucestershire

    A tame dismissal for Neil Dexter, who dangles his bat at a ball from Josh Shaw and Gareth Roderick moves to his right to take the catch.

    But the manner of his downfall should take nothing away from Dexter's superb innings, which lasted for 287 deliveries and included a six and 27 fours.

    Mark Cosgrove comes out for the final three overs of the day.

  17. Play of the day

    Essex beat Hampshire by an innings and eight runs

    Test Match Special have their 'champagne moments' but we'll settle for this rather more prosaic headline for what we believe to be the best moment of the day so far.

    Well done to Adam Wheater for thinking on his feet - and then using one of them so effectively.

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  18. Rain returns in York

    Yorkshire 208-8 v Warwickshire

    Another interruption at Clifton Park - we think that's the third of the day, following the start of the game being delayed for half an hour.

    There are 15 overs still scheduled in the day and we are in the middle of an Oliver Hannon-Dalby over.

    Yorkshire skipper Steven Patterson is 36 not out and James Logan has yet to score.

  19. WICKET Milnes c Duckett b Ball 13

    Kent 309 all out v Notts

    All over for Kent's innings at the Nevill Ground.

    Ben Duckett's catch off the bowling of Jake Ball claims the wicket of Matt Milnes for 13.

    Frustration for Harry Podmore at the other end - he's left marooned on 49 not out, but this tenth-wicket partnership of 55 could prove crucial come the end of the game.

  20. WICKET Azad c Roderick b Payne 137

    Leicestershire 326-2 v Gloucestershire

    Relief for Gloucestershire at Grace Road as Hassan Azad is finally caught behind after batting for five and a half hours and facing 257 deliveries.

    He seemed caught in two minds about whether to leave the ball from David Payne and deflected it through to the keeper, the only close-to-the-wicket fielder behind the stumps.

    Azad put on 320 in 85 overs with Neil Dexter, who is 174 not out and has been joined by nightwatchman Chris Wright.