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Live Reporting

Adam Williams and Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

  1. And that's a wrap

    And that's where we'll also bring our coverage to a close for today.

    Thanks for being with us. Just a reminder you can read full close of play reports right here on the BBC Sport website and app.

    We'll be back with the second day's play from 10:45 BST on Friday.

  2. Close of play scores

    Group 1:

    Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire 188-4 v Essex 99 - Nottinghamshire won toss and elected to bowl first

    Edgbaston: Warwickshire 271-7 v Worcestershire - Worcestershire won toss and elected to bowl first

    Group 2:

    Ageas Bowl: Hampshire 79 v Somerset 142-2 - Somerset won toss and elected to bowl first

    Grace Road: Leicestershire 306-6 v Surrey - Leicestershire won toss and elected to bat first

    Lord's: Middlesex 210 v Gloucestershire 19-1 - Gloucestershire won toss and elected to bowl first

    Group 3:

    Old Trafford: Lancashire v Glamorgan 117-3 - Glamorgan won toss and elected to bat first

    Northampton: Northamptonshire 214-5 v Sussex 106 - Northants won toss and elected to bowl first

    Headingley: Yorkshire v Kent 224-7 - Yorkshire won toss and elected to bowl first

    And you can see the full scorecards from all those matches on this page.

  3. Post update

    And that is stumps in all of our eight fixtures.

    Stay there and we'll show you how things finished before we head off for the day....

  4. Close of play at Ageas Bowl

    Hampshire 79 v Somerset 142-5

    Stumps at the Ageas Bowl too.

    Hampshire miss out on finishing the day with a sixth wicket as nightwatchman Jack Leach is put down at third slip off Keith Barker.

    Tom Abell finishes not out on 52 at the other end. Somerset will resume tomorrow with a lead of 63.

  5. Bad light stops play at Trent Bridge

    Nottinghamshire 188-4 v Essex 99

    Got very gloomy all of a sudden and the players are heading off with a couple of overs still to bowl. That will probably be stumps too.

    Notts head off on 188-4 which is a lead of 89.

    Steven Mullaney (63 not out) and Lyndon James (42 not out) have put on 105 for the fifth wicket so far to capitalise on Luke Fletcher's bowling heroics earlier in the day.

  6. Close of play at Lord's

    Middlesex 210 v Gloucs 19-1

    Gloucestershire see out the remaining couple of overs without any further damage and that's stumps.

    What an exciting opening day at Lord's that was. The game is pretty finely balanced thanks to that late Chris Dent run out.

  7. WICKET

    Goldsworthy b Holland 24 (Hampshire 79 v Somerset 137-5)

    Hampshire with a welcome wicket out of nowhere towards the end of the day.

    Lewis Goldsworthy's gritty knock comes to an end as he inside-edges Ian Holland on to his stumps.

    A dogged 24 off 62 balls alongside Tom Abell.

  8. for Tom Abell

    Hampshire 79 v Somerset 137-4

    A real captain's knock this one so far from Somerset's Tom Abell.

    He reaches a very hard-earned half-century off 115 balls with his sixth four as he cuts Keith Barker to the point boundary.

    Somerset now 58 runs ahead as we move towards stumps.

  9. WICKET

    Dent run out 10 (Middlesex 210 v Gloucs 13-1)

    What on earth has happened here?!

    Chris Dent taps into the leg side, calls Kraigg Brathwaite through for a single but the West Indies Test captain isn't going anywhere.

    Dent tries to get back but is run out.

    Not ideal with a couple of overs left in the day.

  10. for Steven Mullaney

    Nottinghamshire 174-4 v Essex 99

    Back-to-back boundaries for Steven Mullaney sees him bring up his half-century off just 57 balls.

    He's struck 10 fours as well which just shows you how destructive he's been.

    Notts now 75 ahead.

  11. Runs keep flowing for Notts

    Nottinghamshire 166-4 v Essex 99

    It's a run-fest all of a sudden at Trent Bridge.

    Nottinghamshire are cashing-in here towards the end of the day as Lyndon James (40 not out) and Steven Mullaney (43 not out) find the boundary regularly.

    Their partnership now worth 83 and their overall lead 67.

    Six overs still to bowl this evening.

  12. Post update

    Middlesex 210 v Gloucs 0-0

    Kraigg Brathwaite and Chris Dent get Gloucestershire's first innings started at Lord's.

    Seven overs to survive until the close.

  13. for Zaib

    Northants 184-5 v Sussex 106

    Northants batsman Saif Zaib goes to a fifth first-class half-century and what an important one it's been for his side.

    They lead Sussex by 78 and that could grow significantly if Zaib sticks around until stumps. 10 overs to go.

  14. Close of play at Edgbaston

    Warwickshire 271-7 v Worcestershire

    Stumps in Birmingham.

    An evenly-balanced day finishes with Warwickshire on 271-7.

    Worcestershire kept on plugging away despite Rob Yates' impressive 104 at the top of the order.

    Josh Tongue bowled Olly Stone for a duck for the seventh wicket of the day.

  15. Middlesex all out

    Middlesex 210 v Gloucestershire

    Gloucestershire left-arm paceman David Payne finishes the Middlesex first innings with two wickets in three balls to claim 5-31.

    First Thilan Walallawita prods him to slip and then he cleans up last man Tim Murtagh.

    Robbie White is left stranded on 72.

  16. Rain stops play at Grace Road

    Leicestershire 306-6 v Surrey

    Covers are on at Leicester with only three overs to bowl in the day.

    Leicestershire have lost a couple more wickets in the evening session to be 306-6.

    Lewis Hill (18) and Ed Barnes (1) both went shortly after the Foxes past 300.

  17. 50 partnership for James & Mullaney

    Nottinghamshire 137-4 v Essex 99

    Nottinghamshire starting to take command now.

    Lyndon James (31 not out) and Steven Mullaney (23 not out) begin to open their shoulders and find the boundaries to bring up a 50 partnership for the fifth wicket.

    Notts now with a lead worth 38.

  18. Somerset fighting hard

    Hampshire 79 v Somerset 101-4

    Tom Abell (38 not out) and Lewis Goldsworthy (3 not out) have been digging in and scrapping it out for Somerset as they continue to build a lead.

    Goldsworthy has been in for 29 balls so far and survived a fair few appeals from Hampshire.

    Skipper Abell now comfortably the highest-scoring batsman of the day.

  19. Stumps at Headingley

    Yorkshire v Kent 224-7

    And that's the close in Leeds.

    Zak Crawley hit 90 for Kent before Yorkshire's bowlers fought back late in the day.

  20. Post update

    Middlesex 200-8 v Gloucs

    Middlesex bring up their 200 at Lord's for a first batting bonus point but they've lost a couple more wickets in the process.

    James Harris and Ethan Bamber have both fallen, but Robbie White is still there on 70.

    He may run out of partners before he can get to a maiden first-class century and surpass his best of 99.