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Live Reporting

Adam Williams and Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

  1. Thanks for being with us


    So, first round done and dusted for this new County Championship season.

    As mentioned, not long to wait until the next one with all 18 counties in action again from Thursday.

    We'll of course be back with live ball-by-ball radio commentary and live text updates here on the BBC Sport website and app.

    In the meantime, a huge thank you for joining us over the past four days and we look forward to welcoming you back.

  2. Round two fixtures

    Action resumes from Thursday

    Group 1:

    Derby: Derbyshire v Worcestershire

    Chelmsford: Essex v Durham

    Trent Bridge: Nottingham v Warwickshire

    Group 2:

    Ageas Bowl: Hampshire v Middlesex

    Taunton: Somerset v Gloucestershire

    The Oval: Surrey v Leicestershire

    Group 3:

    Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan v Sussex

    Canterbury: Kent v Yorkshire

    Emirates Old Trafford: Lancashire v Northamptonshire

  3. Close of play scores

    Group 1

    Essex (490-9 dec & 28-1) draw with Worcestershire (475)

    Nottinghamshire (267 & 298-5) draw with Durham (330 & 332-4 dec)

    Warwickshire (220 & 7-0) draw with Derbyshire (189 & 244)

    Group 2

    Gloucestershire (311-8 & 229-2) beat Surrey (220 & 333) by eight wickets

    Hampshire (612-5 dec) beat Leicestershire (220 & 305 f/o) by an innings and 105 runs

    Somerset (172 & 285-6) beat Middlesex (313 & 143) by four wickets

    Group 3

    Northamptonshire (434) drew with Kent (455 & 42-1)

    Lancashire (407) drew with Sussex (301 & 103-2)

    Yorkshire (193 & 223-4) draw with Glamorgan (330 & 241-4 dec)

  4. Post update

    And that is indeed the lot from all nine of our opening round fixtures.

    Stay there - we'll bring you a quick reminder of how they all finished shortly...

  5. BreakingNottinghamshire draw with Durham

    Nottinghamshire 267 & 298-5 v Durham 330 & 332-4 dec

    That's your lot from Trent Bridge.

    Captains and umpires agree to call it quits and take the draw with eight and a half overs to bowl.

    Nottinghamshire steer themselves to a draw after batting through the day.

    Lyndon James finishes not out on a first-class career-best 79.

    Both sides come away with 13 points from this Group 1 encounter.

  6. Post update

    Nottinghamshire (267 & 296-5) need 100 more runs to beat Durham (330 & 332-4 dec)


    10 overs to bowl now and 100 more needed to win for Notts. Easy maths there on the required rate.

    But Durham yet to find a breakthrough with the new ball.

    Lyndon James (78 not out) with a chance of finishing up with a maiden first-class century potentially.

  7. New ball taken by Durham

    Nottinghamshire (267 & 286-5) need 110 more runs to beat Durham (330 & 332-4 dec)

    Will this be a key move?

    Durham take a new ball after 80 overs of this Nottinghamshire second innings.

    Chris Rushworth who bagged a couple of early ones is back on from the Radcliffe Road End for the visitors.

  8. Post update

    Nottinghamshire (267 & 286-5) need 110 more runs to beat Durham (330 & 332-4 dec)

    Right - 13 overs still to bowl in theory.

    Notts need 110 more to win, Durham need five wickets.

    But.....there's some nasty looking clouds on the horizon which could scupper either of those two scenarios.

  9. Post update

    So, just the one game still in action then at Trent Bridge after that dramatic win for Gloucestershire.

    How much longer will this one between Nottinghamshire and Durham continue though?


    Gloucestershire (326 & 229-2) beat Surrey (220 & 333) by eight wickets

    That is the most convincing run chase you will ever see.

    Gloucestershire captain Chris Dent finishes the game with a boundary off Jamie Overton to finish unbeaten on 91.

    Graeme van Buuren is 110 not out off just 98 balls.

    They got to their target of 228 in just 37.1 overs!

  11. Post update

    We're about to have a result in Bristol...

  12. WICKET

    Mullaney b Salisbury 69 (Nottinghamshire 267 & 283-5 v Durham 330 & 332-4 dec)


    Steven Mullaney has two of his stumps knocked out of the ground as he is comprehensively bowled by Matt Salisbury shortly after a ball change.

    It was just starting to get interesting as well as runs were flowing for Notts.

    They need another 113 to win with 15 overs to bowl but Durham have broken that fifth-wicket partnership worth 124 at a crucial time.

  13. for van Buuren

    Gloucestershire 198-2 (target 228) v Surrey

    Graeme van Buuren brings up a sensational century off just 94 balls.

    The Gloucestershire man has hit 15 fours and a couple of sixes and is taking his side to victory in Bristol.

  14. for Steven Mullaney

    Nottinghamshire (267 & 256-4) need 140 more runs to beat Durham (330 & 332-4 dec)

    Probably won't be long before they call this one quits at Trent Bridge, but Nottinghamshire skipper Stecven Mullaney has scored a half-century.

    It's come off 81 balls with eight fours and six.

  15. Post update

    Gloucestershire 185-2 (target 228) v Surrey

    And play is under way again.

    Gloucestershire need another 43 with 20 overs remaining.

    The way Graeme van Buuren and Chris Dent have been going, run rate won't be a problem.

  16. BreakingYorkshire draw with Glamorgan

    Yorkshire (193 & 223-4) v Glamorgan (330 & 241-4 dec)

    All over at Headingley as the players and umpires exchange fist bumps with 12 overs still to bowl.

    Adam Lyth's unbeaten 115 steers Yorkshire to a draw despite Glamorgan's best efforts.

    Yorkshire claim 11 points with the draw and Glamorgan come away with 14.

  17. Play to restart at 17:20 BST at Bristol

    Gloucestershire 185-2 (target 228) v Surrey

    Good news Gloucestershire fans.

    The rain shower has passed through, the sun is out, and they will look to get going against in 10 minutes.

    Gloucestershire need another 43 off 20 overs.


    Warwickshire (221 & 7-0) drew with Derbyshire (189 & 244)

    With no prospect of getting back on after that earlier snow shower, and no real prospect of a result, the game is called off at Edgbaston.

  19. Matches to pause for funeral of Prince Philip


    As a mark of respect, all nine County Championship matches will pause between 14:50 and 16:10 BST on Saturday, 17 April to coincide with the funeral of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

    The ECB is also asking all recreational cricket clubs across England and Wales to pause play between 15:00 and 16:00 BST on the same afternoon to pay their respects alongside observing a one-minute silence at 15:00 BST.

  20. for Lyndon James

    Nottinghamshire (267 & 217-4) need 179 more runs to beat Durham (330 & 332-4 dec)


    A half-century for Nottinghamshire's Lyndon James at Trent Bridge as the hosts edge closer to securing the draw.

    His very patient innings has seen him reach 50 off 106 balls with six fours.

    Played very nicely indeed in the circumstances has the right-hander.