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Summary

  1. Mark Stoneman hits an unbeaten 181 for Surrey against Essex
  2. Champions Middlesex bowled out for 180 by Lancashire
  3. Yorkshire struggle to 202 all out on day one against Somerset
  4. Teenagers Josh Tongue and Conor McKerr each take five wickets
  5. Leicestershire's Mark Cosgrove celebrates new contract with century

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By Paul Grunill and Kalika Mehta

All times stated are UK

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Signing off

It's been a long, but hectic day of comings and goings in the County Championship with 91 wickets falling in the eight matches.

Teenagers Josh Tongue and Conor McKerr took five wickets in an innings for Worcestershire and Derbyshire respectively, and Sussex pace bowler Jofra Archer added to his growing reputation with a five-for of his own.

Batting honours, though, went to Surrey's Mark Stoneman for a superb 181 not out against Essex at Guildford, while Durham skipper Paul Collingwood and Leicestershire's Mark Cosgrove both reached three figures in Division Two.

We'll be back with you tomorrow from 10.30ish as the next chapter in the intriguing Championship story is played out. See you then.

Close of play scores

Division One

Middlesex 180 v Lancashire 123-4

Yorkshire 202 v Somerset 41-3

Surrey 353-5 v Essex

Division Two

Durham 448 v Kent 211-8 (day two)

Gloucestershire 256-7 v Nottinghamshire

Leicestershire 322-7 v Sussex

Northamptonshire 218 v Derbyshire 153-6

Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 76-6

Hughes stands firm for Derbyshire

Northamptonshire 218 v Derbyshire 153-6 (42 overs)

Derbyshire teenager Conor McKerr produced the individual performance of the opening day at Wantage Road, taking 5-87 as Northants managed only a single batting point in their first innings.

Opener Rob Newton hit 10 fours in his 67, but did not carry it on to a major score, and it was left to Rory Kleinveldt to see them past 200 with 40 at the end of the innings.

Derbyshire lost a wicket to the first ball of their reply, with Luis Reece unable to bat after leaving the field earlier in the day with breathing difficulties. Ben Sanderson took 3-42, but Alex Hughes reached a half-century in the penultimate over of play and was 50 not out at stumps.

Six to go at Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire 218 v Derbyshire 135-6 (36 overs)

Alex Hughes (38 not out) and Tom Taylor (5 not out) have survived eight overs together.

Can they get to the close still at the crease?

And then there was one...

So, Northants against Derbyshire is the only game where play is still going on. There are nine and a bit overs left at Wantage Road, with Derbyshire 120-6, in reply to the home side's 218 all out.

Stoneman gives Surrey the edge

Surrey 353-5 (80 overs) v Essex

Mark Stoneman
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At one stage it looked like Surrey opener Mark Stoneman might hit a double century in two sessions at Guildford after rain prevented any play before lunch, but he allowed Sam Curran to dominate the scoring in the closing stages of day one and finished on 181 not out.

Surrey were in some trouble at 88-3 before Dominic Sibley (69) helped Stoneman add 186 and Curran then helped himself to an unbeaten 54 off 57 balls, with 10 fours, against a tiring attack.

Jamie Porter and Ryan ten Doeschate took two wickets each for Essex, but they were hampered by the loss of Matt Quinn with a back problem mid-way through his 10th over and Stoneman - who faced 221 balls - needs only seven more runs for a career-best score on the second morning.

Wickets tumble at Southport

Middlesex 180 v Lancashire 123-4 (45 overs)

Fourteen wickets fell on the first day's play at Southport as Middlesex pegged Lancashire back after being bowled out for 180.

John Simpson (53 not out) and Paul Stirling (49) were the mainstays of the visitors' innings as Saqib Mahmood and Jordan Clark each took three wickets, with Alex Davies taking six catches behind the stumps.

The hosts' innings began disastrously as Tim Murtagh reduced them to 0-2, with Davies and Liam Livingstone falling for ducks.

Haseeb Hameed and Steven Croft also went cheaply, leaving Lancashire 74-4 but an unbroken 49-run fifth-wicket stand between Shvnarine Chanderpaul and Dane Vilas gave the home side a slight edge.

Cosgrove leads from the front

Leicestershire 322-7 (92 overs) v Sussex

The day began with the announcement of a new contract for Leicestershire skipper Mark Cosgrove, and ended with the Australian 122 not out, an innings which underlined his importance to the club.

The left-hander struck 16 fours and faced 165 balls, having shared a 119-run stand for the third wicket with Paul Horton (71). The promising Zak Chappell kept him company over the closing overs with an unbeaten 40 off 49 balls.

Fast bowling prospect Jofra Archer (5-61) was the pick of the Sussex attack, taking five wickets in an innings for the third time this summer and he now has 29 in total at an average of 25.17.

Northeast saves Kent's blushes

Durham 448 v Kent 211-8 (53 overs)

Kent captain Sam Northeast hit an unbeaten 97 to save them from being over-run by Durham's bowlers.

After Paul Collingwood's century helped the visitors post a first innings total of 448, a brilliant spell of bowling from Barry McCarthy and Chris Rushworth saw Kent collapse to 63-6.

When Matt Coles was caught in the slips by Keaton Jennings to give McCarthy a fourth scalp, the home side were 123-8 and in danger of being forced to follow-on before the day's play was over.

But Northeast and Yasir Shah (37 not out) shared an 88-run ninth-wicket stand to help Kent past 200.

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Glamorgan Tongue-tied at New Road

Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 76-6 (23 overs)

Josh Tongue
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An inspired six-over spell of 5-16 by 19-year-old Josh Tongue put Worcestershire right back in the game after a below-par batting effort on day one against Glamorgan at New Road.

They found themselves 14-3 in the eighth over and only managed a single batting point despite Ben Cox's 93 off 99 balls and 60 from Ed Barnard.

Skipper Joe Leach made the initial breakthrough as the Welsh county began their reply, but it was Tongue who ran through their top order, with the exception of Jacques Rudolph, who was 49 not out at close - with his side 191 runs in arrears.

WICKET van der Gugten (c Cox b Tongue) 0

Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 58-6 (19.4 overs)

Josh Tongue have a five-wicket haul, and career-best figures currently, as Timm van der Gugten is caught behind for a duck.

With three overs left in the day, Tongue will likely have one last over. The Glamorgan batsmen must be praying for the end of play.

Roderick keeps Notts at bay

Gloucestershire 256-7 (96 overs) v Nottinghamshire

Two points each on day one at Bristol, where Gloucestershire's Gareth Roderick kept the Notts attack at bay for more than four hours to reach 88 not out at stumps.

He put on 83 with Phil Mustard (37) and 65 with Kieran Noema-Barnett (35), while left-arm paceman Harry Gurney took 3-56 for the Division Two leaders.

Brett Hutton was on a hat-trick after dismissing Cameron Bancroft (37) and Graeme van Buuren with successive deliveries, but Mustard prevented the treble.

WICKET Lloyd (c Clarke b Tongue) 0

Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 58-5 (19.1 overs)

A fourth wicket in a four overs for Josh Tongue!

The young medium-pacer dismissed David Lloyd for a duck as Glamorgan have now lost 12-4.

Tongue starring with the ball

Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 56-4

Josh Tongue is following up his career-best knock but causing all sorts of trouble with the ball late on in Worcester.

The 19-year-old has taken three wickets in three overs as he bowls Will Bragg for seven before Ross Whiteley took a brilliant catch running back from first slip to dismiss Colin Ingram for two.

Aneurin Donald is then caught at second slip for a duck as the visitors slip from 46-1 to 56-4, giving Tongue brilliant figures of 4-2-5-3.

Somerset begin rebuilding job

Yorkshire 202 v Somerset 41-3 (19 overs)

It's been a desperate start to the season for Steven Davies, who was looking for a fresh start when he joined Somerset from Surrey, but he and James Hildreth survive 10 overs to the close at Taunton after Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom took 3-15 from seven overs with the new ball.

Somerset dominated the early part of the day, bowling out the White Rose county in 75 overs, with Andrew Hodd's 59 the only score of substance for the visitors as Jamie Overton took 3-30.

Sidebottom's new-ball burst, though, has breathed new life into Yorkshire, but their attack is minus Ben Coad, Jack Brooks and Tim Bresnan, so Somerset, who will start day two 161 behind, have reason for optimism. Hildreth is 21 not out, with Davies on six.

Ryan Sidebottom
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Mark Cosgrove hits a century

Leicestershire 263-5 (80 overs) v Sussex

Mark Cosgrove
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Mark Cosgrove provides us with our third century of the day as he sends Chris Jordan to boundary edge.

His hundred came off 144 balls with 14 fours and vitally steadied the ship for Leicestershire.

However, his 52-run sixth-wicket partnership with Tom Wells is ended as Jofra Archer traps Wells lbw for 16.

WICKET Foakes (lbw ten Doeschate) 4

Surrey 280-5 (64 overs) v Essex

Makes you wonder why Ryan ten Doeschate waited so long to bring himself on, doesn't it? That's two wickets in successive overs for the Essex captain and suddenly Surrey's score doesn't look quote so good. Good fightback by the visitors who, let's not forget, began the match in second place in the Division One table.

Leach provides threatening opening spell

Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 43-1

Nick Webb

BBC Wales Sport

Worcestershire captain Joe Leach turned in a threatening opening spell as Glamorgan rode their luck in the early overs of their reply.

He eventually bowled Nick Selman for four with the score on 39 after Jacques Rudolph dominated the strike and the scoring.

Worcestershire's 267 was based round three innings, 93 from Ben Cox, 60 from Ed Barnard and a career-best 41 from Josh Tongue.

But spinner Andrew Salter had the latter two caught to wrap up the home effort for 267.

WICKET Sibley (c Foster b ten Doeschate) 69

Surrey 274-4 (62 overs) v Essex

Essex skipper Ryan ten Doeschate brings himself on to bowl, having sent down one delivery earlier on after Matt Quinn went off with a back problem, and the final ball of his opening over breaks Surrey's fourth-wicket partnership. It's a third catch for Essex keeper James Foster, but Mark Stoneman is still there on 160 as Ben Foakes walks to the crease.

Ryan ten Doeschate
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WICKET Croft (c Patel b Murtagh) 31

Middlesex 180 v Lancashire 74-4 (28.5 overs)

Lancashire just looked to have been rebuilding once again but Tim Murtagh strikes in the second over of his new spell.

Ravi Patel takes a good catch in deep to dismiss Steven Croft for 31 and brings Dane Vilas to the crease.

Stoneman marches on for Surrey

Surrey 269-3 (61 overs) v Essex

Two runs off Ravi Bopara take Mark Stoneman to 150 from 173 deliveries and he collects his 22nd boundary later in the over. The left-hander has added 181 so far with Dominic Sibley, who is on 66.

There are 19 overs left in the day at Guildford, and after the morning wash-out, it's possible Stoneman could make a double century in two sessions. Hope that doesn't put the mockers on him.

Archer carries main Sussex threat

Leicestershire 239-5 (75 overs) v Sussex

Adrian Harms

Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

Not for the first time this season, it's Jofra Archer who is the pick of the Sussex bowling

He has taken 4-45 from 21 overs, giving him 28 Championship wickets this season, and looked more dangerous than both Vernon Philander and Chris Jordan.

Mark Cosgrove has battled away for Leicestershire and is closing in on a well deserved hundred, with this match finely poised

Grace Road
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Gloomy Grace Road with lights on

WICKET Trescothick (b Sidebottom) 6

Yorkshire 202 v Somerset 18-3 (9 overs)

Marcus Trescothick and Ryan Sidebottom go back a long way, back even beyond Sidebottom's Test debut against Pakistan 16 years ago when they were England team-mates. there is no old plas' act on this day, though, as Sidebottom pierces Trescothick's defences to claim his third wicket with the new ball. His figures so far are 5-2-7-3.

Sibley reaches half-century

Surrey 241-3 (55.4 overs) v Essex

Dominic Sibley
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The Surrey scoring rate has slowed at Guildford, but a single off Simon Harmer takes Dominic Sibley to 50 off 97 balls. He has been largely content to support Mark Stoneman, but his innings so far has contained two sixes and five fours. Stoneman, meanwhile, is one meaty blow away from 150.

Kent staring down the barrel

Durham 448 v Kent 134-8 (32 overs)

Fabian Cowdrey

Former Kent all-rounder

Kent have lost eight wickets inside 31 overs as Barry McCarthy and Chris Rushworth ran through the hosts' batting lineup.

22 overs still remain in the day, and we're expecting Durham to enforce the follow-on tonight. Kent captain Sam Northeast, 57 not out, is fighting a lone battle.

WICKET Abell (c Hodd b Sidebottom) 0

Yorkshire 202 v Somerset 7-2 (4.4 overs)

Two in three balls for Yorkshire's venerable left-arm seam bowler Ryan Sidebottom. Tom Abell hoped last week's half-century was the end of a lean spell with the bat. Unfortunately for him, it looks like it wasn't.

Sam Northeast reaches his half-century

Durham 448 v Kent 128-8 (31 overs)

Sam Northeast reaches his half-century off 79-balls with his seventh boundary of his innings.

The Kent all-rounder's innings has come in stark contrast to that of the rest of his teammates as Gavin Main picked up his first Championship wicket since 2014 when he had Darren Stevens caught for 14.

And, Barry McCarthy claimed his fourth wicket of the innings when Matt Coles edged to Keaton Jennings in the slips, which has brought Yasir Shah to the crease with the hosts 133-8.

Should the visitors pick up 22 points from this match, having already grabbed six batting and bowling points, they will finally move out of the negative in the Division Two table.

WICKET Elgar (c Lees b Sidebottom) 6

Yorkshire 202 v Somerset 7-1 (4.2 overs)

Recent form apparently counts for little in this game as Dean Elgar goes cheaply, caught at gully off Ryan Sidebottom, who has forgotten more about new-ball bowling than most players know. The South African's dismissal brings Somerset skipper Tom Abell to the crease.

WICKET Hameed (c Simpson b Harris) 18

Middlesex 180 v Lancashire 52-3 (19.2 overs)

I admit, I am a terrible jinx.

Haseeb Hameed, who is averaging just 15 so far in the Championship this season, edges James Harris behind for 18.

Out walks Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a man who knows a thing or two about getting out of tricky situations.

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For any stattos among you, a total of 68 wickets have fallen so far today in our eight matches. It's been a tough one for batsmen - with the exception of Surrey's Mark Stoneman.

Lancashire crawl to 50

Middlesex 180 v Lancashire 50-2 (18 overs)

Scoring is clearly very difficult at Southport but Haseeb Hameed (18 not out) and Steven Croft (21 not out) have pushed Lancashire to 50 without any further damage.

The 50 partnership between the pair has come off 17.3 overs and while it may not be the most exciting cricket, Hameed and Croft have stabalised the hosts' innings after the early damage.

Worcestershire bowled out for 267

Worcestershire 267 (70.4 overs) v Glamorgan

Josh Tongue's impressive innings comes to an end as the tail-ender is caught off Andrew Slater for a career-best 41.

The 19-year-old's vital runs helped the hosts pick up two batting bonus points, having looked all at sea when they lost Ben Cox for 93 and were 168-6.

Timm van der Gugten starred with the ball as he picked up 4-66, with Lukas Carey, Slater and Michael Hogan all picking up two scalps a piece.

Surrey batsmen on top

Surrey 221-3 (41 overs) v Essex

After a good start with the ball, the runs are now flowing far too freely for Essex's liking at Guildford. The Surrey scoring rate has reached five and a half an over with Mark Stoneman, now 133 not out, going like the train that rolled past the ground at the moment he brought up his century. He and Dominic Sibley (43 not out) have added 133 so far.

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WICKET Carver (lbw Bess) 20

Yorkshire 202 (75 overs) v Somerset

Dominic Bess and Tom Abell
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So Yorkshire do not manage to add to their score at tea as Somerset off-spinner Dom Bess claims the final wicket of the innings for figures of 2-35, leaving Ryan Sidebottom unbeaten on 12. Paceman Jamie Overton was the pick of Somerset's attack with 3-30 and their sights will now be set on a substantial first-innings lead if they can bat well.

No demons in Taunton wicket

Yorkshire 202-9 (73 overs) v Somerset - tea

Anthony Gibson

BBC Somerset

Somerset's afternoon, as they take seven Yorkshire wickets for 122, but stubborn resistance has come from the last-wicket pair of Karl Carver and the evergreen Ryan Sidebottom, who've so far added 23 to take Yorkshire to what could prove to be a valuable batting bonus point.

It's been good bowling - with Jamie Overton outstanding - rather than a dodgy pitch, which has put Somerset in a strong position.

WICKET Mendis (c Duckett b Sanderson) 0

Northamptonshire 218 v Derbyshire 0-1 (0.1 overs)

One ball, one wicket for Ben Sanderson as Derbyshire make the worst possible start to their reply at Wantage Road. Jeevan Mendis, pressed into service as a makeshift opener, edges a catch to England's Ben Duckett, who is keeping wicket for Northants in this game.

Middlesex bowlers maintain stranglehold

Middlesex 180 v Lancashire 20-2 (11 overs)

Toby Roland-Jones, Tim Murtagh and James Harris are all producing a brilliant spell of fast bowling as Haseeb Hameed and Steven Croft are forced to dig in as look to protect their wickets.

Yorkshire earn batting point

Yorkshire 202-9 (73 overs) v Somerset - tea

Having been 95-6, achieving a batting bonus point represents a decent lower order batting effort by Yorkshire. Karl Carver (20*) and Ryan Sidebottom (12*) came together with the score on 171-9 and have added 31 for the final wicket in 16 overs.

Surrey's Stoneman hits century

Surrey 179-3 (41 overs) v Essex

Mark Stoneman
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Two boundaries in the space of three deliveries and there is opener Mark Stoneman's third Championship century for Surrey, and 19th of his career - we hope the train passengers enjoyed it!

Stoneman celebrates with four more from the next ball, and he and Dominic Sibley have so far added 91 for the fourth wicket. The Surrey run rate is over five an over.

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McKerr makes impact for Derbyshire

Northamptonshire 218 (53.2 overs) v Derbyshire

Wickets have been tumbling all over the place today - and it's the same story at Wantage Road where the home side have been bowled out by Derbyshire, with 19-year-old Conor McKerr taking his first 'five-for' in senior cricket. Rory Kleinveldt was last to go, caught behind off McKerr (5-87) for 40.