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  1. Liam Dawson hits century for Hampshire
  2. Middlesex bowl out Somerset for 236
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By Paul Grunill

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That's the end of our coverage for today - thanks for your company.

It was a good one for Hampshire's Liam Dawson, who made the day's only Championship century, while Division One leaders Middlesex had a productive day with the ball as Harry Podmore took four wickets on a green-top at Taunton.

In the T20 Blast, there were victories for Durham and Yorkshire in North group, while Gloucestershire won the top-of-the-table game against Glamorgan in South Group with some comfort, and they now look pretty nailed-on for a place in the quarter-finals. 

Tomorrow we have coverage of four Championship fixtures for you as Surrey and defending champions Yorkshire begin their game at The Oval.

We'll be with you again from about 10:45 BST. Until then, enjoy the footie - and well done Andy Murray and Heather Watson!

Championship day one scores round-up

Division One

Somerset 236 v Middlesex 51-1

Middlesex 3 pts, Somerset 1 pt

Hampshire 304-4 v Warwickshire

Hampshire 3 pts, Warwickshire 1 pt

Division Two

Worcestershire 277 v Northamptonshire 63-3

Worcestershire 3 pts, Northamptonshire 3 pts

Middlesex gain upper hand

Somerset 236 v Middlesex 51-1

It's been quite a day at Taunton, which finally comes to an end at 19:00 BST. A late change of pitch was the main talking point with Somerset finding themselves batting on a strip of a type that normally makes seam bowlers purr like a cat that's just won a free trip to the country's biggest cream production facility.

Having bowled the home side out in 67 overs, Middlesex lost Sam Robson to the seond ball of their reply, but Nick Gubbins (31*) and Stevie Eskinazi (7*) play out the final overs to the close.

"Middlesex are in the stronger position at the end of a day which was dominated by the surface on which this match is being played. Has Somerset's gamble to play on the greenest of tops paid off? They will have to bowl much better tomorrow to make home advantage count."

BBc Sport's Stephan Shemilt at Taunton

Northants avoid further damage

Worcestershire 277 v Northamptonshire 63-3

Worcestershire are unable to force another breakthrough in a final 23-minute mini-session following a rain hold-up. Adam Rossington is 30 not out at the close for Northants, with South African Richard Levi on 11. Debutant George Rhodes is given the final over of the day, and it's a tidy one, costing him three runs.

Are we coming or going?

Somerset 236 v Middlesex 29-1

They've had so many rain interruptions at Taunton today, I've lost count. But now they've had a rain interruption that wasn't. 

The rain has returned and the players head off yet again with Middlesex 29/1. There are still 10.1 overs to be bowled #SOMvMID

The rain has stopped so the players make a u-turn and we are back underway #SOMvMID

Play to resume at Northampton

Worcestershire 277 v Northamptonshire 53-3

And just like that, the sun returns to Wantage Road, so we are going to have a little more cricket before the teams head off to the local pie shop. The umpires are being very precise, they say play will resume at 18:29 BST.  

Hants enjoy productive day

Hampshire 304-4 v Warwickshire

And that is it for the day at Edgbaston, where Hampshire are in a healthy position, thanks to the 155-run stand between Liam Dawson (116) and Adam Wheater, who will start day two on 89 not out.

Keith Barker (2-58) was the pick of the bowlers for Warwickshire, who had to cope without paceman Boyd Rankin. The Ireland paceman had to go off with a back problem after bowling just a single over.

Leach adds third victim

Worcestershire 277 v Northamptonshire 53-3

The rain has returned to Northampton, with the home side in some trouble against Worcestershire. Rob Newton was most recent batsman dismissed, caught at first slip off Joe Leach, who has taken 3-24 from 5.2 overs with the new ball. It's possible that may be ti for the day - but then anything is possible.

WICKET Dawson (lbw Barker 116)

Hampshire 300-4 v Warwickshire

Keith Barker
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Liam Dawson's excellent innings finally comes to an end as Keith Barker claims Warwickshire's first wicket for almost 40 overs. Dawson batted for a minute under four hours, faced 200 balls and hit a six and 13 fours. His partnership with Adam Wheater was worth 155. 

Three batting points now for the visitors, who have sent in Mason Crane as nightwatchman - minus torch and large dog, of course.

WICKET Robson (lbw C Overton 0)

Somerset 236 v Middlesex 0-1

Sam Robson couldn't stop scoring runs earlier in the season, but even in April he probably didn't see a pitch the colour of the one at Taunton. His latest innings lasts two balls - Division One leaders Middlesex are immediately on the back foot.

Fuller ends Somerset innings

Somerset 236 v Middlesex

Is that a good score, or a poor one? Difficult to tell because the pitch is so green. James Fuller finishes with 3-72 as he ends Somerset's innings by having Jack Leach caught for 12 - and thereby denies team-mate Harry Podmore (4-54) the chance of taking five in an innings on debut. 

Harry Podmore
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"One of the best slip catches you could see ends the Somerset innings. Jack Leach flashes hard at the pacey James Fuller, edging towards Ollie Rayner at second slip. The ball is almost past Rayner when he dives, sticking out a left paw and somehow clinging on with the ball on its way to the turf. Somerset 236 all out on a green top. Middlesex on the way out to put that score in to some sort of context."

BBC Sport's Stephan Shemilt at Taunton

WICKET Keogh (c Cox b Leach 4)

Worcestershire 277 v Northamptonshire 29-2

When Worcestershire were 54-5, only the most optimistic of their supporters would have expected them to end the opening day against Northants on top - but that's what has happened, with Rob Keogh departing after edging to the keeper. 

There are 10 overs left and the home side will want to avoid further damage.

Which is worse? Dropping a catch or wearing black socks under your whites? Ollie Rayner of Middlesex reflects on both at Taunton.

Ollie Rayner
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Leach makes early breakthrough

Worcestershire 277 v Northamptonshire 16-1

Right, that's the T20 Blast sorted for today - back to the slightly less frantic world of the County Championship, and Northants have lost their first wicket in reply to Worcestershire's 277 all out. Acting skipper Ben Duckett was the man to go, lbw in Joe Leach's first over.


Yorkshire 166-6 v Derbyshire 165-8

Matt Critchley hit a six from the final ball of the game, but it was all in vain for Derbyshire, who fell agonisingly short against Yorkshire.

They began the final over needing 13 to win, but Alex Hughes and Shiv Thakor were both dismissed, leaving Critchley with an impossible task.

Kane Williamson made 65 off 45 balls for injury-hit Yorkshire, who were without England batsman Gary Ballance (groin), but Derbyshire were well in the hunt at 80-1 before Hamish Rutherford's dismissal for 44 in the 10th over.

Adil Rashid took 3-20 with his leg-spin and the home side came up just short after slumping from 151-4 to 159-8 in the space of 10 deliveries. 


T20 Blast: Leicestershire 146-6 v Durham 147-5 (18.3 overs)

Phil Mustard finishes 75 not out as Durham clinch their fourth T20 Blast victory with nine balls to spare. The left-hander hit four sixes and four fours in his 50-ball knock and shared a stand of 86 in 9.5 overs with Gordon Muchall (32) after Ben Stokes was out for 11.

England paceman Mark Wood took 1-25 on his comeback from injury, but it was leg-spinner Scott Borthwick who undermined Leicestershire's hopes of defendable total, claiming 4-18.

Lewis Hill top-scored for the home side with an unbeaten 31 from just 15 deliveries.  


Hampshire 257-3 v Warwickshire

A boundary off Keith Barker, the 12th of his innings, carries Liam Dawson to a 169-ball century - his eighth in first-class cricket. It has been a splendid effort for his side, but the Bears now have the new ball and he will need to refocus quickly.

WICKET Allenby (c Simpson b Podmore 44)

Somerset 214-9 v Middlesex

Wicketkeeper John Simpson takes his fifth catch of the innings as Jim Allenby departs. Paceman Harry Podmore now has four wickets - can he make it a five-for in his first Championship appearance for Middlesex?

Mustard stands firm for Durham

T20 Blast: Leicestershire 146-6 v Durham 128-5 (17 overs)

Durham lose Michael Richardson, caught off Rob Taylor, but Phil Mustard remains on 65 not out and they need 19 off 18 balls to beat Leicestershire, which should be fairly straightforward.

Elsewhere in North Group, Yorkshire's Adil Rashid claimed 3-20 from his four overs, but Chesney Hughes has hit two sixes off Tim Bresnan to take Derbyshire to 142-4, just 25 away from their target, with 18 balls left.

Prasanna ends Worcestershire innings

Worcestershire 277 v Northamptonshire

And there's a half-century for Joe Leach, brought up from 67 balls with two runs off Ben Sanderson. They were 183-6 when he walked to the middle, but his last-wicket stand with Matt Henry added 50 and earned them a second batting point. It finally comes to an end when Seekkuge Prasanna (2-54) bowls Henry for 13, leaving Leach unbeaten on 51.

Wheater boosts Hants total

Hampshire 232-3 v Warwickshire

There's a well-played fifty for Adam Wheater, made from 75 balls. He has been the perfect foil for Liam Dawson and their stand rises to 88 as Warwickshire continue to seek a way to separate them.

WICKET J Overton (c Robson b Podmore 14)

Somerset 211-8 v Middlesex

Pace bowler Harry Podmore picks up his third wicket of the day, but here, as the Eurythmics once said, comes the rain again. Jim Allenby is still there for Somerset with 43 to his name.


T20 Blast: Glamorgan 119-6 v Gloucestershire 120-1 (16.1 overs)

In T20 terms, that's a cakewalk for Gloucestershire, who go two points clear at the top of South Group with victory over their closest rivals at Cardiff.

Michael Klinger hits the winning boundary off Craig Meschede to finish 56 not out, made from 51 balls, with Ian Cockbain contributing 53 to an unbroken partnership of 97. 

Spinner Graeme van Buuren took 3-19 earlier in the game to restrict Glamorgan's progress with the bat, and even though Graham Wagg made 32 not out off 23 balls, their total never looked enough once the two Gloucestershire batsmen were into their stride.

Read full match report here.

Dawson shines for Hants

Hampshire 222-3 v Warwickshire

We haven't had a century today - could Liam Dawson be the man to provide one? He has moved on to 82 not out following a rain interruption at Edgbaston, and his fourth-wicket stand with Adam Wheater is worth 78.

There have been signs in the past couple of Championship matches that Hampshire's fragile batting is at last looking more solid. Last week they picked up maximum batting points at Durham for the first time this season. Again here at Edgbaston, Dawson is closing in on three figures, having been well supported by Alsop earlier and now Wheater."

BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James

Glos cruise towards victory

T20 Blast: Glamorgan 119-6 v Gloucestershire 91-1 (13 overs)

Barring a miracle at Cardiff, Gloucestershire will be top of South Group tonight - it's just a question of how long it will take them to knock off the remaining runs. Michael Klinger and Ian Cockbain both have 42 and their stand is worth 68 so far.

Neil Broom hits a six off Liam Plunkett as Derbyshire reach 76-1 against Yorkshire after nine overs, chasing a target of 167 for victory.

Meanwhile, Durham were 74-2 after 10, with Phil Mustard 43 not out, in response to Leicestershire's 146-6.

Leach keeps Worcestershire afloat

Worcestershire 263-9 v Northamptonshire

All-rounder Joe Leach is a very valuable player indeed for Worcestershire and he has 43 to his name as the teams take a belated break for tea. Last man Matt Henry has kept him company for over half an hour and they have so far added 36 for the visitors. 

Somerset earn batting point

Somerset 203-7 v Middlesex

Back in action at Taunton and Somerset Jamie Overton picks up three runs off Harry Podmore to secure a batting point for Somerset. That's no mean feat on this green surface - but we'll only know how good or otherwise a score this is when Middlesex come to bat on it.

Cockbain cuts loose

T20 Blast: Glamorgan 119-6 v Gloucestershire 57-1 (7 overs)

Ian Cockbain
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Gloucestershire look like making short work of their run-chase after Ian Cockbain slams four boundaries in one over off Glamorgan's Timm van der Gugten. They need 63 more from 13 overs.

Ben Stokes only managed 11 for Durham, who are 27-2 after five overs, chasing a target of 147 against Leicestershire, while Derbyshire were 28-1 after four in reply to Yorkshire's 166-6 - Wes Durston the man to go, lbw to Tim Bresnan for five.

Worcestershire hanging on

Worcestershire 250-9 v Northamptonshire

Joe Leach hits three consecutive fours off Azharullah to reach 34 not out as Worcestershire earn a second point - riches indeed after Azharullah's morning spell with the new-ball tore their top order to shreds. Still no success, though, for Monty Panesar, who has sent down 11 overs so far, for figures of 0-32. 

Rain holds up Hants

Hampshire 210-3 v Warwickshire

The weather has closed in at Edgbaston where Division One's bottom team, Hampshire, are in a decent position, having collected one batting point already. Liam Dawson is 73 not out and Adam Wheater has 40 - their partnership currently worth 66.

Hope for re-start at Taunton

Somerset 184-7 v Middlesex

There has been no resumption since tea at Taunton, but the umpires plan to get things under way again at 16:25 BST, providing there is no further rain. Jim Allenby (25) and Jamie Overton (5) are the two not out batsmen.

Glamorgan claim early wicket

T20 Blast: Glamorgan 119-6 v Gloucestershire (23-1 (4 overs)

Gloucestershire lose their first wicket at Cardiff as Hamish Marshall is caught behind off Timm van der Gugten, but Michael Klinger is looking good at the other end with 18 not out off 12 balls so far.

In North Group, Durham and England's Ben Stokes has helped himself to a couple of early boundaries as they look to score 147 to beat Leicestershire - but Mark Stoneman is already out.

Derbyshire only mustered three runs from the opening over of their run-chase, facing a target of 167 to beat Yorkshire.

WICKET Barnard (b Prasanna 2)

Worcestershire 228-9 v Northamptonshire

Almost over for Worcestershire as Sri Lanka leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna bamboozles Ed Barnard. The last four wickets have gone down for only 44 runs and number 11 Matt Henry is now at the crease.

WICKET Rhodes (lbw Sanderson 14)

Worcestershire 222-8 v Northamptonshire

George Rhodes' first Championship innings comes to an end at Wantage Road as he becomes pace bowler Ben Sanderson's third victim. Joe Leach is on 13 not out as he is joined by Ed Barnard.

Glamorgan make moderate total

T20 Blast: Glamorgan 119-6 (20 overs) v Gloucestershire

Graeme van Buuren
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You have to say that's a below-par total by Glamorgan against their rivals for top spot in South Group, despite Graham Wagg's late flourish with 32 not out off 23 balls. Left-arm spinner Graeme van Buuren took 3-19 for their opponents.

Kane Williamson hit a 38-ball half-century and top-scored with 65 as Yorkshire totalled 166-6 against Derbyshire in North Group, with Tim Bresnan (24 not out) hitting the final delivery for six.

Durham's Scott Borthwick produced a T20-best 4-18 with his leg-spin and England's Mark Wood took 1-25 on his comeback from injury, but Lewis Hill (31*) and Rob Taylor (17*) added 48 in 3.2 overs to see Leicestershire to 146-6 at the Riverside.

Allenby plays 'watchful innings'

Somerset 184-7 v Middlesex - tea

Jim Allenby
Rex Features

"A shower signals tea at Taunton, with Somerset battling against a Middlesex attack that has improved as the day has progressed. James Allenby, short of runs, is holding back the tide with a very watchful innings. There are still 47 overs to be bowled in the day - we could be here for some time."

BBC Sport's Stephan Shemilt at Taunton

Championship tea scores round-up

Division One

Somerset 184-7 v Middlesex

Hampshire 193-3 v Warwickshire

Division Two

Worcestershire 218-7 v Northamptonshire - still in play

WICKET Cox (c Levi b Sanderson 74)

Worcestershire 202-7 v Northamptonshire

Worcestershire collect their first batting point at Wantage Road but immediately lose their seventh wicket as Ben Cox edges to Richard Levi at first slip. 

Cox hit 10 fours in his 109-ball knock, a valuable effort after the visitors were 54-5 at one stage. George Rhodes is at the crease now for his first Championship innings.

Glamorgan look to accelerate

T20 Blast: Glamorgan 73-4 v Gloucestershire

Glamorgan really do need to step on it with six overs to go, after Aneurin Donald holes out from the bowling of Tom Smith. Jacques Rudolph (14 not out) isn't renowned as a hitter, so there's a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of Graham Wagg. 

In North Group, Derbyshire have fought back to reduce Yorkshire to 93-4 after 13, with David Willey falling to Wes Durston for 33, while Leicestershire are 79-3 after 13 against Durham - Faarhan Behardien has 27 off 26 balls so far.

WICKET Barrow (c Rayner b Harris 10)

Somerset 172-7 v Middlesex

The Middlesex pace bowlers are being backed up by their fielders and Ollie Rayner holds onto a chance at slip to send Alex Barrow on his way. That's James Harris' third wicket so far and although he's been shipping runs at more than five per over, he'll now have his sights on a five-for.