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Summary

  1. Essex's Harmer takes five wickets; Cook passes 50
  2. Lancs' Buttler & Hameed out cheaply
  3. Duckett scores 89-ball century
  4. Stokes out for a duck for Durham
  5. Fifties for Surrey's Roy, Burns & Sangakkara

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By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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Prospects poor

Heavy rain overnight and this morning mean the start of the second day will almost certainly be delayed.

The local forecast says it may turn to showers later, so a later start to the day may mean some cricket later.

Worcestershire will be frustrated having had by far the better of the opening day.

Stumps - day one

So, at almost 10pm, the first day of day-night County Championship fixtures is at an end.

We'll be taking a closer look at how things unfolded, with plenty of analysis, on the BBC Sport website shortly, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

I'll be back with Felix Keith tomorrow at 13:45 BST to bring you all the action from day two.

Sleep well!

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Close of play scores

Division One

  • Yorkshire v Surrey 374-6
  • Warwickshire 23-1 v Lancashire 273
  • Hampshire 211-9 dec v Somerset 18-0
  • Essex 106-0 v Middlesex 246

Division Two

  • Sussex 358-9 dec v Gloucestershire 31-0
  • Notts 135-3 v Kent 180
  • Northants 261 v Leicestershire 65-4
  • Glamorgan 5-0 v Derbyshire 288
  • Durham 197 v Worcestershire 213-4

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Stumps at Cardiff

Glamorgan 5-0 v Derbyshire 288

Glamorgan nightwatchman Timm van der Gugten and conventional opener Jacques Rudolph have seen off the two overs without any drama.

Earlier, Derbyshire did well to make 288, with Tom Milnes' 53 and Tony Palladino's 23 boosting their total. Interesting second day ahead.

Stumps at Edgbaston

Warwickshire 23-1 v Lancashire 273

That's also your lot at Edgbaston.

Jonathan Trott and Andrew Umeed have seen things through to stumps for the hosts after Will Porterfield went in James Anderson's second over.

The Bears still have plenty of hard work to do with the bat to make sure they stay in the game though.

Close of play at Durham

Durham 197 v Worcestershire 210-4

Worcestershire close day one in a strong position after skittling Durham for less than 200 and then moving into the lead late on.

The Pears have dished out some serious punishment, scoring at almost five an over.

Brett D'Oliveira (91 not out) will resume with Moeen Ali (36 not out) in the morning.

Pink ball verdict

Essex spinner Simon Harmer thinks he got more bounce and drift from the pink ball...

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There is County Championship cricket still going on at 9.44pm folks.

Anyone else feel a bit odd?

Stumps at Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire 135-3 v Kent 180

Another strong day for Division Two's leaders Nottinghamshire.

Kent are currently third and will be hot on their heels for promotion, but have been out-played on day one, with only Daniel Bell-Drummond's unbeaten 84 really putting up much of a fight to the hosts' bowling.

To complete things, Steven Mullaney finishes 63 not out alongside Alex Hales (28 not out). Notts are just 45 runs behind with seven first-innings wickets in-hand.

Kevin in a dark place

Essex 106-0 v Middlesex 246 - stumps

You really couldn't make it up. It's been a long and now very dark day for BBC London's Kevin Hand...

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Derbyshire bowled out for 288

Glamorgan v Derbyshire 288

I was just getting ready for bed and then Derbyshire decided to lose their last wicket.

Tony Palladino skied Michael Hogan to Graham Wagg at mid-off for 23.

It means Glamorgan have got to come out and bat for two overs tonight.

Stumps at Wantage Road

Northants 261 v Leicestershire 65-4

It's over at Northampton too, where Leicestershire will be relieved to get off the pitch four down. Nightwatchman number two, Clint McKay, did his job alongside Colin Ackermann.

Northants' day, after Ben Duckett's marvelous century and Max Holden's 92.

Night arrives at Chelmsford

Essex 106-0 v Middlesex 246 - stumps

It's darkish at Chelmsford now...

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Stumps at Hove

Sussex 358-9d v Gloucestershire 31-0

Sussex skipper Ben Brown declared to leave Gloucestershire a task and they've duly seen it through, with openers Cameron Bancroft (18 not out) and Chris Dent (7 not out) unbeaten.

They're 327 runs behind going into day two at Hove.

Warwickshire 11-1 v Lancashire 273

Warwickshire aren't going to take any risks this evening.

They're 11-0 off eight overs.

Five overs to survive, James Anderson is into his fifth over.

Stumps at Chelmsford

Essex 106-0 v Middlesex 246

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It's been another stellar day for Division One leaders Essex and their march towards a first County Championship title in 25 years.

After Simon Harmer took five wickets to bowl Middlesex out for less than 250, Alastair Cook and Nick Browne batted throughout the final session.

Essex trail by 140 with plenty of batting to come.

Close of play at Hampshire

Hampshire 211-9 dec v Somerset 18-0

No such batting woes for Somerset at the Ageas Bowl as they reach stumps unscathed.

Marcus Trescothick and 20-year-old debutant Ed Byrom saw out the remaining six overs after Hampshire declared.

The forecast for the next couple of days in Southampton isn't looking great I'm afraid, but we'll keep our fingers crossed.

WICKET Porterfield (lbw b Anderson) 1

Warwickshire 3-1 v Lancashire 273

BBC Sport's Stephan Shemilt said Jimmy would fancy this - and there's his first wicket.

The seamer spears one into the pads of Will Porterfield and he's on his bike.

Warwickshire's batting woes of 2017 continue.

Stumps at Headingley

Yorkshire v Surrey 374-6

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Yorkshire and Surrey, you win the medal for ending closest to the scheduled 9pm finish!

And it's been a very good day for the visitors, with fifties for Jason Roy and Kumar Sangakkara leading them towards maximum batting bonus points.

Plenty of hard work to do for Yorkshire - but they've got some talent in their batting line-up - Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow are okay aren't they?

Leicestershire in trouble

Northants 261 v Leicestershire 56-4

Leicestershire have lost Mark Cosgrove and Rob Sayer in quick succession and are in a bit of a pickle against Northants at Wantage Road.

Colin Ackermann is 19 not out, but with a deficit of 205 still it looks very much like they'll be going into day two on the back foot.

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Essex 100 up

Essex 100-0 v Middlesex 246

If Division One leaders Essex thought their season couldn't get any better after last week's innings drubbing of Warwickshire, it may well have done today.

Openers Alastair Cook (59) and Nick Browne (39) bring up their century stand just before stumps at Chelmsford.

They'll want to be there at the end.

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Fifty for Notts' Mullaney

Nottinghamshire 109-3 v Kent 180

Nottinghamshire opener Steven Mullaney has a fifty at Trent Bridge as the hosts hunt down Kent's first-innings total.

They lost Jake Libby, Brendan Taylor and Samit Patel, but Mullaney and Alex Hales (26 not out) are going along nicely.

'Incredible how quickly ball loses its colour'

BBC Radio London commentator Mark Church isn't convinced by the new pink ball it seems.

The manufacturers have made it in the same way as the traditional red ball, but it just isn't the same.

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WICKET S Curran (c Bairstow b Patterson) 20

Yorkshire v Surrey 358-6

Yorkshire are just keeping Surrey in check at Headingley.

Sam Curran edges Steven Patterson behind and is replaced at the crease by his brother Tom.

Kumar Sangakkara is up to 70 though and looking hungry.

Sussex declare on 358

Sussex 358-9 dec v Gloucestershire

Following Hampshire's lead, albeit in a much stronger position, Sussex have declared at Hove.

Chris Jordan's 50, following Luke Wright's 118 and Ben Brown's 52, has seen them to a good total and new skipper Brown has decided to give Gloucestershire a tricky task under the lights at the end of the day's play.

'Every cloud'

Warwickshire v Lancashire 273

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Are Lancashire disappointed to be all out for 273? Possibly, but every cloud has a silver lining.

One of the greatest swing bowlers to ever draw breath is about to get the pink ball in is hand under the lights.

No wonder James Anderson got a first-ball duck - if he'd hung around too long he might have trodden on his stumps to have opportunity for a bowl.

Notts 95-3 v Kent 180

Ladies and gentleman - we have day-night County Championship cricket in England!

Shame there are only a few overs to go at Trent Bridge.

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Pink ball problems?

The floodlights are really starting to take effect now. But the pink ball isn't winning too many fans...

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Hampshire declare

Hampshire 211-9 dec v Somerset

Hampshire fancy a bowl tonight it seems.

They call a close to their innings with six overs remaining.

With a poor forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday it may be a wise call.

WICKET Anderson (lbw b Panayi) 0

Warwickshire v Lancashire 273

First-baller for Jimmy! Oh dear.

George Panayi strikes the England man on the pad and he's sent packing.

Lancashire are all out for 273 with Shiv Chanderpaul unbeaten on 117.

Warwickshire will have 14 overs or thereabouts to bat this evening.

WICKET Bailey (b Panayi) 17

Warwickshire v Lancashire 271-9

Warwickshire do get the breakthrough and it's the debutant George Panayi with it!

The 19-year-old seamer takes the new pink ball and bowls Tom Bailey with his second delivery.

James Anderson is the last man in.

WICKET McManus (b Gregory) 13

Hampshire 199-9 v Somerset

Nine down!

Lewis Gregory sneaks one through Lewis McManus for his third wicket of the innings.

Can Hampshire at least get one batting bonus point - they need another run.

Warwickshire v Lancashire 271-8

Warwickshire are being frustrated after that post-tea burst from Keith Barker.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (115) and Tom Bailey (17) have put on 39 at almost four an over.

The Bears batting has looked fragile to say the least this season, so they'll want to finish this off quickly.

WICKET Berg (lbw b Gregory) 11

Hampshire 198-8 v Somerset

Hampshire are really struggling at the Ageas Bowl.

Gareth Berg is the latest man to go, pinned in front by Lewis Gregory.

Kyle Abbott, who scored a career-best 97 not out last week, comes in at number 10, so there's still hope for the hosts.

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Fifty for Alastair Cook

Essex 72-0 v Middlesex 246

Alastair Cook brings up his half-century for Essex off 67 balls.

And in other news, the sun is hot. Okay, I'll stop that now.

In all seriousness, we're watching one of the greats in his prime here, although he did get a life in the previous over when Nick Gubbins dropped him in the covers.

Division One leaders Essex are in a very strong position already.

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Pink ball watch

BBC Northampton commentator Alex Winter says it's "very very tricky for the batsman, new ball zipping around under the lights". I believe him.

I wouldn't fancy batting now myself! Just look how gloomy Edgbaston is below. The floodlights are excellent there though.

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WICKET Foakes (c Handscomb b Coad) 23

Yorkshire v Surrey 320-5

Goodness me, Yorkshire needed that wicket.

Ben Foakes skews Ben Coad straight to cover and Peter Handscomb takes the catch.

It's a 35th Championship wicket of a golden summer for the Yorkshire seamer.

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