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  1. Middlesex's Sam Robson carries bat for 175
  2. Lyth & Bairstow score centuries for Yorkshire
  3. Neil Wagner's 6-66 best debut figures for Lancs since 1924
  4. Sussex's Chris Nash hits 119 for Essex
  5. Leics bowl out Glamorgan, McKay 6-73

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By Paul Grunill

All times stated are UK

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Signing off

Jonny Bairstow
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That's it for our coverage today.

We had four centuries from Chris Nash, Adam Lyth, Jonny Bairstow and Sam Robson, with the last two unbeaten and ready to continue their innings on day two.

There were also six-wicket hauls for Neil Wagner and Clint McKay, the former achieving the best Championship debut figures for Lancashire since 1924.

All the matches are intriguingly poised and we'll be back on Monday from 10:45 BST.

Have a good evening.

As good a day as an opener could dream of & for Robson to do it on the first day of Middx's season v Warks is just brilliant #bbccricket

Day one scores

County Championship

Here's how the matches stand after the opening day's play:

Division One:

Nottinghamshire 242 v Lancashire 25-1

Middlesex 317-4 v Warwickshire

Yorkshire 270-5 v Hampshire

Division Two:

Sussex 355-8 v Essex

Derbyshire 242-3 v Gloucestershire

Glamorgan 348 v Leicestershire 15-0

Close of play

Glamorgan 348 v Leicestershire 15-0

No major alarms for Leicestershire in four overs against the new ball with Angus Robson and Paul Horton surviving to do it all over again on Monday morning. 

Having finished bottom of Division Two in the last three seasons, the Foxes can be satisfied with their day's work, but there were positives for Glamorgan, for whom four batsmen passed fifty.

Close of play

Middlesex 317-4 v Warwickshire

BBC WM's Mike Taylor at Lord's:

"Sam Robson's high-class innings has given Middlesex the clear advantage in this game.

"Batting conditions have been generally favourable, but while others found the going harder later in the day, Robson was serene throughout.

"He'll be back in the morning, unbeaten on 175, having scarcely played a false stroke against one of the stronger bowling attacks in the Championship."

Close of play

Nottinghamshire 242 v Lancashire 25-1

Lancashire avoid further damage following the early loss of Karl Brown as Luke Procter and Haseeb Hameed play out the final 16.3 overs at Old Trafford.

The Red Rose club must be delighted by their opening-day efforts back in Division One, especially New Zealand paceman Neil Wagner, whose 6-66 undermined the Notts first innings. 

Middlesex prosper against new ball

Middlesex 300-4 v Warwickshire

BBC WM's Mike Taylor at Lord's:

"John Simpson raises the third Middlesex batting point by pulling a short ball from Rikki Clarke into the Tavern Stand.

"He's added some momentum with a quick 25 against the new ball, with Sam Robson remaining serene on 165. The new ball isn't bothering Robson much - he saw off one of those this morning"

WICKET Van der Gugten (c O'Brien b Shreck 11)

Glamorgan 348 v Leicestershire

Tim Van der Gugten's first Championship innings comes to an end as Charlie Shreck picks up his third wicket of the Glamorgan innings. The real star for Leicestershire; though, was Clint McKay, who claimed 6-73 from 20 overs. The Welsh county fall two runs short of a fourth batting point, so it's even stevens in terms of points after the first innings of the game.

A teasing mini-session to come for Leicestershire's batsmen...

Clint McKay
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Close of play

Sussex 355-8 v Essex

Sussex collected their fourth batting point of the innings after Ravi Bopara brought 19-year-old George Garton's brief innings to an end. Having only played five Championship games last summer, former England paceman Ajmal Shahzad kept the home side's score ticking over, with 24 from 52 balls so far, partnered by former Hampshire spinner Danny Briggs.  

BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Hove:

"A wonderful day of Championship cricket which ebbed and flowed throughout.

"From 188-0 Sussex will be disappointed not to have posted a really big score, but credit Essex who fought back well after lunch.

"The wicket is a good one offering some help to the seamers and this has all the makings of a closely-fought contest."    

Close of play

Derbyshire 242-3 v Gloucestershire

A total antithesis to the thrills and spills going on in the Indian Premier League, Derbyshire found runs hard to come by against tight Gloucestershire bowling in Bristol.

Chesney Hughes fell four runs short of a century, but Wayne Madsen was unbeaten on 58 at stumps, having shared an unbroken stand of 66 with Neil Broom (30 not out) over the final 21 overs.

Close of play

Yorkshire 270-5 v Hampshire

That's it for the day in Leeds - a day cut short, with only 75 overs possible, but still a good one for two Yorkshire batsmen....

BBC Leeds' Dave Callaghan at Headingley:

"A tale of two centuries for champions Yorkshire. Adam Lyth and Jonathan Bairstow figured in a partnership of 205 which helped them recover after an indifferent start to their innings.

"Hampshire had reduced the back-to-back title winners to 41-3, but then Lyth and Bairstow took over and runs came quickly. Lyth was out for 111 but when bad light ended play early, Bairstow was still there 107 not out and Yorkshire will feel they had the better of day one."

Madsen stands firm at Bristol

Derbyshire 228-3 v Gloucestershire

I was discussing the 'old school' batting of Derbyshire's Wayne Madsen before the tea interval. Although his scoring rate remains below 30 per 100 balls, he has found the boundary seven times on the way a 167-ball half century that is very important for his side.

James Anderson couldn't manage a wicket today - how will his England buddy do?

Stuart Broad bowling from the Statham End #bbccricket

Stuart Broad bowling from the Statham End #bbccricket

Robinson holds up Essex

Sussex 340-6 v Essex

BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Hove:

"Essex have been wasteful with the second new ball and have surrendered the initiative, but credit Ollie Robinson who has been promoted to number seven in the Sussex middle-order and has steadied the ship with an excellent half century."

WICKET Voges (b Barker 21)

Middlesex 263-4 v Warwickshire

BBC WM's Mike Taylor at Lord's:

"In the third over with the second new ball, Keith Barker breaks through, hitting Adam Voges' off stump.

"Sam Robson remains unbeaten with 153, 13 overs to go on a sunny Lord's evening."

WICKET Wallace (lbw McKay 9)

Glamorgan 307-8 v Leicestershire

It's a good day for overseas pacemen. Following Neil Wagner's 6-66 for Lancashire, Australian Clint McKay completes a five-wicket haul at Cardiff.

Mark Wallace lbw McKay 9. Five-for for the Leicestershire paceman. #bbccricket…

Bad light stops play

Yorkshire 270-5 v Hampshire

The floodlights were on, but umpires Stephen Gale and Nigel Llong decide it is too murky for play to continue and lead the teams from the field. Jonny Bairstow is 107 not out.

WICKET Wagg (c&b Shreck 64)

Glamorgan 303-7 v Leicestershire

Well, you can't fault the consistency of the Glamorgan batting line-up, but if they are to challenge for the single promotion spot this summer, their batsmen are going to have to find the secret to turning good starts into centuries. Graham Wagg becomes the fourth player dismissed after passing fifty, giving a return catch to Charlie Shreck on 64 - but they have a third batting point in the bag.

Bairstow enjoys Hants attack

BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at Headingley:

"Coming in at 41-3, Bairstow has looked every inch an England cricketer. He and Lyth have put Yorkshire in a good position, despite Yorkshire losing two quick wickets after tea. 

"The 26-year-old has been very quick to punish wide deliveries especially through the off-side. He enjoys playing against Hampshire, having scored a hundred and a fifty in the corresponding match last season.

"The floodlights are on at Headingley and the day, which started late, may get cut short."


Yorkshire 266-5 v Hampshire

Jonny Bairstow hit five hundreds for Yorkshire in a purple patch last summer that led to him being recalled to the England Test team. If there were any doubts about him being in the squad for the first Test of this summer against Sri Lanka, he's certainly doing his best to quell them.

A boundary off Fidel Edwards - his 13th, plus one six - carries Bairstow to three figures from 167 balls, but Yorkshire still have work to do if they are going to earn maximum batting points.

WICKET Brown (lbw Ball 0)

Lancashire 0-1 v Nottinghamshire 242

After doing so well in the field, that was not the start Lancashire wanted. After opening up with a maiden, Jake Ball strikes with the third delivery of his second over to send Karl Brown on his way.

BBC Sport's Lizzy Ammon at Old Trafford:

"Nottinghamshire couldn't quite get to 250 and a second batting bonus point, but it was a very good recovery from 98-6. An excellent stint in the field for Lancashire though and the best figures on FC debut for the club since 1924 by Neil Wagner. This will be a tricky little part-session for the Lancs batsmen and they've already lost opener Karl Brown."     

Essex continue revival

Sussex 306-6 v Essex

BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Hove:

"New ball taken at Hove, Essex are right back in this game and will fancy their chances of finishing off the Sussex lower order tonight.

"Sussex have missed out after a great start - 188-0 has become 306-6."

Remorseless Robson

Middlesex 251-3 v Warwickshire

Middlesex skipper Adam Voges has a Test match average of 95 for Australia, but he is content to play second fiddle to Sam Robson, who seems determined to turn his century into a very big score indeed. His career-best 215 not out came against the same opponents at Edgbaston in 2013. 

Wagg makes it a quartet

Glamorgan 276-6 v Leicestershire

Graham Wagg becomes the fourth Glamorgan batsman to reach fifty against Leicestershire, his coming off 81 balls - but can he go on and make it a ton? Meanwhile, Craig Meschede has taken a liking to the off-spin of Jigar Naik, lofting him for two sixes in one over.

WICKET Read (c Kerrigan b Wagner 52)

Nottinghamshire 242 v Lancashire

Notts are all out as Chris Read departs after making a battling half century. Neil Wagner finishes with 6-66, and there are no wickets for team-mate James Anderson. Three points for the Red Rose, but only one out of a possible five for the visitors, who beat Surrey last week.

.@NeilWagner13 took 6-66, the best figures on @LancsCCC debut since Ted McDonald took 6-73 v Kent in 1924 #LANvNOT

Neil Wagner
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WICKET Lyth (lbw Ervine 111)

Yorkshire 246-4 v Hampshire

It's all over for Adam Lyth, trapped in front by Sean Ervine with the first delivery of the 65th over after batting for over four hours and hitting 18 fours in his 188 ball knock. His stand with Jonny Bairstow was worth 205 and he'll be content to start the season with that, I'm sure. Bairstow, meanwhile, needs eight more to mark his first Championship innings of the summer with a ton.

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WICKET Hughes (b Taylor 96)

Derbyshire 176-3 v Gloucestershire

Chesney Hughes
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What a pity. Derbyshire opener Chesney Hughes falls four runs short of what would have been our fourth century of the day after a stand of 71 with Wayne Madsen, who has now been joined in the middle by Neil Broom. 

WICKET Bird (c Davies b Wagner 1)

Nottinghamshire 231-9 v Lancashire

Neil Wagner
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It's maximum bowling points for Lancashire, and what an effort by New Zealand's Neil Wagner, who dismisses Jackson Bird to mark his Red Rose debut with five wickets in the innings. The left-armer earlier brought to an end Jake Ball's bright and breezy 33, which included a couple of sixes, by having him caught behind.

McKay shines for Leicestershire

Glamorgan 232-6 v Leicestershire

BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Cardiff:

"It's honours even at the SSE Swalec Stadium where Leicestershire paceman Clint McKay (4-50) has done sterling work in pegging back Glamorgan.

"There've been fifties for Will Bragg, Chris Cooke and David Lloyd, but all have fallen shortly after reaching the half-century."

WICKET Malan (b Barker 15)

Middlesex 211-3 v Warwickshire

BBC WM's Mike Taylor at Lord's:

"Keith Barker strikes in the third over after tea as Dawid Malan offers no stroke to a ball that didn't move down the slope as he expected, and tickled the off bail.

"Three wickets for 31 since three o'clock have pepped Warwickshire up a bit."

Essex fight back at Hove

Sussex 249-5 v Essex

Graham Napier
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After the fireworks from Chris Nash earlier in the day, Sussex have now suffered a slump in their Division Two game against Essex. Matt Machan (35) and Ben Brown have gone in successive overs, with Tom Westley and Graham Napier the successful bowlers.

BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Hove:

"Some turnaround at Hove 188 without loss has become 249-5, and with Sussex playing five specialist bowlers the door is slightly ajar for Essex."


Yorkshire 216-3 v Hampshire

Is Adam Lyth's Test career over? I bet you he doesn't think so, and after a few problems against the Hampshire attack earlier in the day, the 28-year-old left-hander brings up the 17th first-class century of his career with a boundary off Ryan McLaren - coincidentally the 17th four of his innings.

His partnership with Jonny Bairstow is worth 175 and counting, with the reigning champions looking in a far healthier position than it looked like they might earlier in the day.

Hundred for Lyth! Get him back in the England team! #bbccricket

This could also apply to hedgehogs emerging from hibernation....

Lovely atmosphere @HomeOfCricket today with palpable joie de vivre as old friends reconvene in spring sunshine after long grey winter.

Tea round-up

Wayne Madsen

As Derbyshire's Wayne Madsen continues his attritional battle with Gloucestershire's bowlers - nine not out off 91 balls so far - here's how things stand:

Division One:

Nottinghamshire 214-7 v Lancashire

Middlesex 200-2 v Warwickshire

Yorkshire 191-3 v Hampshire (still in play after delayed start)

Division Two:

Glamorgan 231-6 v Leicestershire

Derbyshire 141-2 v Gloucestershire

Sussex 248-3 v Essex

Derbyshire grind it out

Derbyshire 141-2 v Gloucestershire - tea

BBC Radio Derby's Dave Fletcher at Bristol:

"The afternoon session was a tough watch as Derbyshire added just 46 runs in 32 overs against Gloucestershire.

"It started well for the home side as Liam Norwell took two quick wickets – Ben Slater for 42 and stand-in skipper Hamish Rutherford for one.

"Derbyshire were 105-2 at that stage but there were no further breakthroughs for Gloucestershire as the visitors crawled to tea, with Chesney Hughes 21 away from a century."

Assured Robson leads Middlesex

Middlesex 200-2 v Warwickshire - tea

BBC WM's Mike Taylor at Lord's:

"Middlesex are still having the best of a sunny first day at Lord's, although Warwickshire slowed the rate of scoring somewhat after lunch.

"Chris Wright's short, sharp spell brought him the wickets of Nick Gubbins (68) and Nick Compton (0) to brighten the Bears' day after an opening stand of 180.

"However, Sam Robson has batted with quiet authority all day, rarely flustered by any of the bowlers, and remains unbeaten with 115."

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Good suggestion, Michael. Presumably if he's like Jack Russell, he could paint Batman's picture as well. 

#bbccricket re the Batman baddie, it has to be 'The Keeper' an arch villain who takes things with ease & who stumps the caped crusader!

Lloyd steadies Glamorgan

Glamorgan 205-5 v Leicestershire

Whoever tweets for Glamorgan posted that David Lloyd had reached 50 when he was still in the 30s. But maybe they have Nostradamus-like powers as a boundary - his ninth - off Neil Dexter has now taken him to a 73-ball half-century. And the Welsh club have now picked up a batting point too - game on in Cardiff.

Life easier for Lyth

Yorkshire 168-3 v Hampshire

BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at Headingley:

"I said before lunch that Adam Lyth was hoping for easier batting conditions after lunch and it looks like he's got them. He's clearly enjoying himself and Jonny Bairstow at the other end also.

"Hampshire need to be careful here. They have been guilty of bowling a few too many deliveries with width since the lunch break."

WICKET Broad (b Kerrigan 43)

Nottinghamshire 172-7 v Lancashire

That's the second time today I've said something positive about a batsman and then they've got out shortly afterwards. Having seen off 'great mate' James Anderson, England's Stuart Broad aims an undignified slog at a ball from spinner Simon Kerrigan and is cleaned up through a sizeable gap.

BBC Sport's Lizzy Ammon at Old Trafford:

"An entertaining innings by Stuart Broad has been ended by Simon Kerrigan. But the partnership of 74 with Chris Read has brought Notts back into the game after being in trouble at 98-6. There's plenty of life in this match, plenty for the seamers, but value for their shots for the batsmen too.  The glorious blue skies are back and if you ignore the fact it's cold it feels like summer."