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Summary

  1. Mark Stoneman makes 165 on Surrey debut
  2. New Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance out for 120
  3. Yorkshire's Ben Coad takes 5-18 to leave Hants 58-5
  4. Northants skittle Glamorgan for 101
  5. Stuart Broad takes 3-45 for Notts
  6. Lancs' Haseeb Hameed out for 47

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By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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Day one of 2017 - done

Mark Stoneman
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The opening day of the 2017 county season wasn't bad was it?! 

Mark Stoneman's 165 on his Surrey debut was as good a knock as you are likely to see - the same goes for Yorkshire skipper Gary Ballance's 120.

Ben Coad was the stand out bowler - the young Yorkshireman taking 5-18 to put his side well on top.

I'll be back from 10.45 BST tomorrow. See you then.

Close of play scores

Division One

Yorkshire 273 v Hampshire 58-5 - Hampshire trail by 215 runs

Surrey 327-3 v Warwickshire   

Essex 39-2 v Lancashire 319 - Essex trail by 280 runs  

Division Two

Northants 268-6 v Glamorgan 101 - Northants lead by 167 runs

Leicestershire 251 v Notts 52-1 - Notts trail by 199 runs

Kent 298 v Gloucestershire 9-1 - Gloucestershire trail by 289 runs

Click here  for the full scorecards. 

Close of play at Northants

Northants 268-6 v Glamorgan 101

Speaking of crazy final sessions, Rory Kleinveldt has gone bonkers for Northants.

The big all-rounder finishes the day on 71 off 42 balls including four sixes.

Earlier, Glamorgan were skittled for 101 with Kleinveldt, Ben Sanderson and Nathan Buck all taking three wickets.

Phew. Let's have a look at the close of play scores...

Stumps at Headingley

Yorkshire 273 v Hampshire 58-5

Gary Ballance
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A crazy final session comes to a close in Leeds as Kyle Abbott sees out the last over for Hampshire.

The visitors would have been so pleased to bowl Yorkshire out for 273, especially with skipper Gary Ballance making a fine century.

But the batting collapse in the last hour, with Ben Coad taking all five wickets, has left them with a huge task to salvage something from the game already.

Five-wicket haul for Coad

Yorkshire 273 v Hampshire 58-5

Extraordinary! Hampshire are in tatters, Yorkshire seamer Ben Coad has 5-18!

Rilee Rossouw is the latest man to go, pinned lbw for 23.

It's Coad's first five-wicket haul in just his fourth first-class game.

Close of play at Chelmsford

Essex 39-2 v Lancashire 319

Stumps at Essex. The hosts finish on 39-2 with Varun Chopra and Tom Westley set to resume in the morning.

Dane Vilas' 74 and a last-wicket stand of 51 between Kyle Jarvis and James Anderson helped Lancashire up to a highly-competitive score.

The final stages

We're into the last few overs now.

Day one has finished at Canterbury where Gloucestershire ended 9-1 in reply to Kent's 298.

It's also the close at Grace Road in Division Two where Nottinghamshire reached 52-1. Earlier Stuart Broad took three wickets as Leicestershire were bowled out for 251.

Essex 35-2 v Lancashire 319

Jimmy doesn't look overly impressed with his wicket.

Maybe he's still fuming about that second over which went for 13?!

Jimmy Anderson wicket
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WICKET Beard (c Davies b Anderson) 3

Essex 25-2 v Lancashire 319

Jimmy has his wicket! The England man removes Essex nightwatchman Aaron Beard , caught behind.

How many times has Anderson done that in his career?

You have to say it's been Lancashire's day now.

Stumps at Surrey

Surrey 327-3 v Warwickshire

Mark Stoneman
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A day dominated by Surrey opener Mark Stoneman comes to a close.

The former Durham man made 165 on debut and shared an opening stand of 154 with Rory Burns (71).

It all came after Warwickshire captain Ian Bell chose to bowl. He won't sleep easy, especially with Kumar Sangakkara returning in the morning on 47.

WICKET Browne (c Davies b Jarvis) 16

Essex 25-1 v Lancashire 319

Essex lose a late wicket at Chelmsford.

Nick Browne edges Kyle Jarvis behind and goes for 16.

Aaron Beard comes in as nightwatchman.

WICKET Ervine (c Ballance b Coad) 0

Yorkshire 273 v Hampshire 55-4

Hampshire are in trouble now - it's that man Ben Coad again!

Sean Ervine hits him straight to Gary Ballance at mid-off and departs for a duck.

Coad has 4-15. Wow.

Gloucestershire lose early wicket

Kent 298 v Gloucestershire 7-1

Bob Hunt

BBC Radio Gloucestershire

It was always going to be a tricky five overs for Gloucestershire to get through, and so it has proved.

Overseas signing Cameron Bancroft was comprehensively bowled by evergreen Darren Stevens for one leaving Liam Norwell to come in as nightwatchman.

Earlier, all Kent batsmen had reached double figures for only the fifth time in their first-class history.

Essex 22-0 v Lancashire 319

James Anderson will be absolutely steaming.

England's leading Test wicket-taker goes for three fours in his second over, two from Nick Browne and one from Varun Chopra.

James Anderson
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WICKET Carberry (c Leaning b Coad) 22

Yorkshire 273 v Hampshire 49-3

Yorkshire seamer Ben Coad is on fire! The 23-year-old Ripon lad picks up his third wicket as Michael Carberry edges him to Jack Leaning at third slip.

Yorkshire are ending day one on top at Headingley.

Essex 8-0 v Lancashire 319

Haseeb Hameed
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Watch that injured finger Haseeb - your country needs you!

As this picture indicates, Essex are now batting with Varun Chopra and Nick Browne at the crease.

Kent (finally) all out

Kent 298 v Gloucestershire 0-0

Adam Whitty

BBC Radio Kent

Gloucestershire have finally rattled out the last of the Kent batsmen.

Mitchell Claydon was the last man to fall for 17, having ridden his luck for the best part of half an hour. His partner, James Harris, was 33 not out at the other end.

The last two of Kent's wickets cost the hosts 74 runs, which will please their skipper Sam Northeast, even if little else will.

Gloucestershire now have a tricky period to navigate before the close of play.

Division Two update

Kent's first innings is over at Canterbury - they've made 298 aided by a 10th-wicket partnership of 36 between James Harris (33 not out) and Mitch Claydon (17). Gloucestershire will have five overs to bat.

Northants' Adam Rossington has just gone for 58 - the 16th wicket of the day at Wantage Road. The hosts are 175-6 in reply to Gloucestershire's 101 all out.

Nottinghamshire have lost an early wicket against Leicestershire - Greg Smith falling lbw to Zak Chappell.

Lancashire all out for 319

Essex v Lancashire 319

Lancashire's gutsy last-wicket stand at Chelmsford is ended by old boy Neil Wagner.

Varun Chopra snaffles Kyle Jarvis for a fine 28, with James Anderson left not out on 13.

Wagner finishes with 3-100 on his Essex debut and the hosts will have about nine overs to face this evening.

Neil Wagner
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WICKET Vince (c Lees b Coad) 6

Yorkshire 273 v Hampshire 18-2

Late wickets are tumbling at both ends of the country.

Hampshire captain James Vince has not enjoyed the run-scoring start to the season he would have wanted - the right-hander slaps Ben Coad straight to Alex Lees at mid-wicket.

Yorkshire's 273 isn't looking so below-par after all.

WICKET Stoneman (c Ambrose b Wright) 165

Surrey 314-3 v Warwickshire

Mark Stoneman's epic innings on debut comes to an end.

The Surrey opener nicks Chris Wright behind for a superb 165 off 267 balls.

The 29-year-old gets a standing ovation as he trudges off at The Oval.

WICKET Adams (lbw b Coad) 5

Yorkshire 273 v Hampshire 6-1

Yorkshire have the early wicket they needed at Headingley.

Jimmy Adams is out lbw to Ben Coad. Captain James Vince, who has a big summer ahead of him, comes to the middle to join Michael Carberry.

Reverse sweep from James Anderson

Essex v Lancashire 311-9

James Anderson and Kyle Jarvis are frustrating Essex in the Chelmsford sunshine.

Jimmy even played a reverse sweep off spinner Simon Harmer to get Lancashire past 300.

The pair have put on 43 in seven overs

James Anderson batting
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WICKET Coad (c Vince b Wheal) 4

Yorkshire 273 v Hampshire

Yorkshire's first innings is all over for a below-par 273. I say below-par, but I guess you never know until the other side has batted.

Either way, not making 300 and with an inexperienced bowling line-up isn't looking too healthy.

Ben Coad is the last man to go, caught by James Vince off Brad Wheal.

Hampshire will have 15 overs to bat tonight.

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Surrey 300 up

Surrey 301-2 v Warwickshire

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Surrey go past 300 with Mark Stoneman (157) and Kumar Sangakkara (37) looking untroubled.

Ian Bell elected to bowl first this morning. Shades of ex-England captain Nasser Hussain in Brisbane in 2002? The Aussies reached 364-2 on that day. Surrey aren't far behind.

WICKET Shaw (lbw b Dawson) 3

Yorkshire 266-9 v Hampshire

Yorkshire's first innings of the 2017 season is coming to a rapid close.

Josh Shaw is pinned in front by England spinner Liam Dawson and Hampshire have their ninth wicket.

Ben Coad is last man in.

Leicestershire all out

Leicestershire 251 v Notts

Nottinghamshire spinner Samit Patel strikes, removing Gavin Griffiths, five balls after James Pattinson dismissed fellow Aussie Clint McKay for 33.

Pattinson finishes with 3-55 on debut.

'Northants looking to take complete control'

Northants 120-4 v Glamorgan 101

Alex Winter

BBC Radio Northampton sport

Northamptonshire are now in the lead and have wickets in hand to try and take complete control of this game.

The skies have cleared as the day has gone on and with a good forecast over the next two days, Northants will be looking for a good first-innings lead. The second new ball is a long way away so a great chance for them here.

Alex Wakely talked about eliminating the soft dismissals earlier in the week but he's been very guilty here of just that - top-edging a pull. 

It's his stand with Adam Rossington that has built a good platform, the Northants lower middle-order now need to take over.

WICKET Vilas (c Wagner b Beard) 74

Essex v Lancashire 268-9

The mightily impressive Aaron Beard has his third wicket of the innings as he sends Dane Vilas on his way.

The South African chips the 19-year-old paceman to Neil Wagner at mid-off.

Jimmy Anderson is the last man in.

Kent's fault or Gloucestershire's quality?

Kent 239-8 v Gloucestershire

Adam Whitty

BBC Radio Kent

When there's a debate between two opposing sides, you'll often find the answer lies right in the middle.

That's certainly the answer to 'why have Kent collapsed this afternoon?'

There's been some wonderful bowling from Liam Norwell (3-33), Craig Miles (2-62) and Graeme van Buuren (2-19), but also some poor judgement from batsmen like Joe Denly and Darren Stevens (who both had fifties) as well as Matt Coles (11), who probably should have rethought going for consecutive sixes with his team 224-7.

Kent would be happy with 275 now, Gloucestershire would love to be batting tonight.

150 for Mark Stoneman

Surrey 286-2 v Warwickshire

Surrey opener Mark Stoneman continues on his merry way at The Oval.

The debutant goes past 150 with his 23rd four. 

Kumar Sangakkara is on 27 and Surrey look set for a mammoth first-innings total.

WICKET Ballance (b Dawson) 120

Yorkshire 258-8 v Hampshire

There's the breakthrough for Hampshire and it's the big wicket of Gary Ballance .

The Yorkshire skipper is bowled by Liam Dawson for a superb 120.

The game is in the balance again. Sorry.

WICKET Parry (c Harmer b Wagner) 19

Essex v Lancashire 264-8

Lancashire are eight down. Stephen Parry is caught by a diving Simon Harmer off former Red Rose man Neil Wagner.

Dane Vilas is still going along nicely on 70.

Kyle Jarvis comes to the crease.

Division Two update

Stuart Broad
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Leicestershire are fighting back superbly against Nottinghamshire at Grace Road - with Ben Raine (53) and Clint McKay (32) sharing an unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 78. The Foxes are 247-8.

Northants have lost their captain Alex Wakely for 36 - they're 96-4, but just five runs behind Glamorgan's first-innings score.

Kent are 229-8 against Gloucestershire with Middlesex loanee James Harris at the crease.

100 stand for Ballance & Patterson

Yorkshire 251-7 v Hampshire

Gary Ballance and Steven Patterson
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How often have we seen this over the last few seasons? Yorkshire's lower order are in the runs again.

Skipper Gary Ballance (118) and Steven Patterson (27) bring up their century stand for the eighth wicket.

Hampshire's hard work in the first two sessions is at risk of being undone at Headingley.

Wakely and Rossington reach 50 stand

Northants 86-3 v Glamorgan 101

Nick Webb

BBC Radio Wales

Alex Wakely and Adam Rossington provided the first 50 stand of the season as Northants reached 86-3 at tea, just 15 behind Glamorgan.

Wakely was bowled by a Craig Meschede no-ball and dropped at slip next ball on 2 before making the most of his reprieve with some firmly-hit drives.

Marchant de Lange, Lukas Carey and Harry Podmore claimed a wicket each early on, with de Lange claiming the scalp of Ben Duckett for his first Championship wicket.

But Glamorgan's total of 101 was left looking even more inadequate as the sun came out and the batsmen got on top.

The players are now back out at Wantage Road.

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Surrey 256-2 v Warwickshire

My colleague Felix Keith mentioned it wasn't a day for the spinners earlier.

He had a fair point - Mark Stoneman launches Warwickshire's Jeetan Patel over the ropes for his first six to move to 135.

Surrey's 250 is also up and that's two batting bonus points.