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Summary

  1. Vince and Adams hit 100s for Hampshire against Surrey
  2. Warwickshire fight back to reach 302-7 against Middlesex
  3. Yorkshire bowl out Somerset for 268 after Tim Groenewald hits 26 off one over
  4. Twenty five wickets fall on day one between Gloucestershire and Glamorgan
  5. Dickson and Denly share unbroken stand of 305 for Kent against Northants
  6. Matt Critchley makes century for Derbyshire against Durham

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By Paul Grunill and Felix Keith

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Good bye

That's all for day one, which has been one of dramatic contrasts.

While wickets tumbled at Cheltenham - 25 of them to be exact - there were dominant batting displays at The Oval and Beckenham, where Hampshire and Kent took control.

Centuries for Jimmy Adams and James Vince have put Hampshire in a strong position, while Kent's Sean Dickson and Joe Denly made it a day to forget for Northants.

Meanwhile, Warwickshire v Middlesex and Yorkshire v Somerset are balanced and well-poised, meaning we should be in for another engrossing day tomorrow.

Join us again from 10:30 BST for the coverage.

Close of play scores

Division One

Hampshire 361-4 v Surrey

Warwickshire 302-7 v Middlesex

Somerset 268 v Yorkshire 42-3

Division Two

Derbyshire 332-9 v Durham

Glamorgan 117 & 59-5 v Gloucestershire 141

Kent 434-1 v Northamptonshire

Glamorgan in dire straits

Glamorgan 117 & 59-5 (17 overs) v Gloucestershire 141

A modest round of applause, please, for Andrew Salter and Timm van der Gugten for surviving the final over at Cheltenham. It has been quite some day, with 25 wickets falling, and ends with Glamorgan 35 runs ahead.

They may fancy their chances if they can somehow extend that to a three-figure lead, but on the evidence so far, that will be quite some task for their lower order.

Liam Norwell has been Gloucestershire's best bowler in their second innings, with 3-14 from his six overs so far.

WICKET Donald (b Miles) 8

Glamorgan 117 & 54-5 (16 overs) v Gloucestershire 141

And still the wickets keep a-tumbling at Cheltenham. There goes Aneurin Donald, with Glamorgan just 30 ahead. One over left - and Andrew Salter and Timm van der Gugten are the men with the unenviable task of survival.

WICKET Adams (b Virdi) 144

Hampshire 361-4 (95.1 overs) v Surrey

Would you believe it? Jimmy Adams falls to the first ball of the final over after batting chancelessly for 95 of them.

Amar Virdi has the valuable wicket for Surrey, breaking a partnership of 129 runs with George Bailey, who finishes the day 61 not out.

It's still Hampshire's day, after James Vince's 104 helped the side dominate the bowling. Hampshire have four batting points in the bag and will begin day two with six more wickets in hand.

Derbyshire pair defy Durham

Derbyshire 332-9 (96 overs) v Durham

Durham are unable to separate Derbyshire's last-wicket pair in the final 18 overs at Chesterfield as Billy Godleman (79*) and Gurjit Sandhu (36*) add 66 to the total.

Having been 74-3 earlier in the day, Matt Critchley led the Derbyshire recovery with 102, the second first-class hundred of his career, and an innings featuring 18 fours.

Matty Potts and Barry McCarthy took three wickets for the visitors, but they will be disappointed not to have cleaned up the tail before stumps.

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WICKET Clarke (lbw Harris) 83

Warwickshire 302-7 (95.1 overs) v Middlesex - close

James Harris breaks a seventh-wicket stand of 83 with the final ball of the day as Warwickshire's Rikki Clarke is lbw for 83, having struck a six and 139 balls in his 139-balls innings.

Keith Barker remains on 40 not out and the home side's close-of-play position is a healthy one after they lost both openers cheaply and were later reduced to 141-5.

Matt Lamb, playing only his second Championship game because of an injury to skipper Ian Bell, also batted well for his 51, adding 78 in tandem with Clarke.

Kent on top at Beckenham

Kent 434-1 (96 overs) v Northamptonshire

Sean Dickson and Joe Denly share an unbroken stand of 305 as Kent totally dominate the opening day against Northants at Beckenham to secure maximum batting points.

Coming together when Daniel Bell-Drummond was caught behind for 49, the pair raced along at a rate of more than five runs per over, with Dickson reaching a career-best 210 not out in the final over of play.

Denly's contribution has been an unbeaten 143 and between them they have hit seven sixes and 32 fours so far.

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Somerset finish well at Scarborough

Somerset 268 v Yorkshire 42-3 (18 overs)

Harry Brook (16*) and Tom Kohler-Cadmore see it through to stumps for Yorkshire after an excellent final session for Somerset at North Marine Road.

A last-wicket stand of 61 between Craig Overton (35) and Tim Groenewald (41*) boosted the Somerset total beyond 250 - with the latter hitting 26 off a single over by Adil Rashid - and the pair were then immediately among the wickets to put Yorkshire on the back foot.

The home side trail by 226 at close of play.

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WICKET Ingram (c van Buuren b Norwell) 0

Glamorgan 114 & 42-4 (10 overs) v Gloucestershire 141

This day should be officially classified as 'ridiculous'. Colin Ingram is the 24th batsman dismissed, jut two balls after the departure of Owen Morgan. Still six overs to play.

for George Bailey

Hampshire 345-3 (91 overs) v Surrey

Hampshire are all over Surrey. What a toss this was to win.

George Bailey moves to 51 not out from 98 balls with his seventh four - this time off Mark Footitt.

George Bailey
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for Sean Dickson

Kent 415-1 (94 overs) v Northamptonshire

Two successive fours off Steven Crook take Sean Dickson to 200 off 280 balls. It's been quite some innings by the Kent opener, who made his highest score of 207 not out against Derbyshire last season.

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WICKET Selman (b Noema-Barnett) 19

Glamorgan 117 & 42-3 (9.2 overs) v Gloucestershire 141

Here we go again - two wickets in five balls for Gloucestershire and both Glamorgan openers are gone. Colin Ingram joins Owen Morgan and there are eight overs left to play.

Will they see it through to the stumps? No they won't, because Morgan attempts a pull shot and is caught at mid-wicket by Kieran Noema-Barnett off Liam Norwell for one in the next over. Glamorgan's lead is 18.

partnership for Adams & Bailey

Hampshire 332-3 (90 overs) v Surrey

A second hundred-partnership of the day for Jimmy Adams.

The Hampshire opener has been there all day, batting faultlessly unbeaten on 133 and he and George Bailey (43 not out) have now put on exactly 100 in 30 overs.

Wonderful day for Hampshire, who have six overs left of the day at The Oval.

WICKET Rudolph (c Roderick b Norwell) 21

Glamorgan 117 & 36-1 (8 overs) v Gloucestershire 141

It was too good to last, and Jacques Rudolph is caught behind for the second time in the day. Glamorgan are 12 runs ahead as Owen Morgan joins Nick Selman (15 not out).

Partnership record for Kent pair

Kent 396-1 (91 overs) v Northamptonshire

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A true day in the dirt here for Northamptonshire as Kent make hay in the Beckenham sunshine. It has proved impossible for the visitors to produce any control of the scoring rate.

There have been a few moments that have ran for Kent. Sean Dickson could have been lbw on 35 - the replay looked quite good - and caught behind 97 - again video evidence suggests the bowling side were unlucky - but it's been a fine innings and the highest score on this ground.

But despite Dickson's runs, Joe Denly has played the more fluent innings. In better form with two centuries already this season he has looked a little more comfortable and played more eye-catching strokes.

Dickson (191) and Denly (130) have now brought up the highest second-wicket stand for Kent against Northants, beating the 260 added by Arthur Fagg and Frank Woolley back in 1934.

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Sandhu stands firm against Durham

Derbyshire 297-9 (87 overs) v Durham

Derbyshire number 11 Gurjit Sandhu is doing a great job for skipper Billy Godleman here and the pair have so far added 31 for the final wicket. Sandhu has contributed 16 to their partnership, while Godleman has moved on to 64 not out. Three runs needed for another batting point.

WICKET Handscomb (c Trescothick b Groenewald) 2

Somerset 268 v Yorkshire 21-3 (11 overs)

Somerset are finishing day one strongly and Peter Handscomb is the third Yorkshire batsman to edge into the slip cordon. Tom Kohler-Cadmore comes out for his first Championship innings since joining the White Rose county from Worcestershire. Teenager Harry Brook has one not out from 14 balls at the other end.

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Glamorgan clear deficit

Glamorgan 117 & 26-0 (5 overs) v Gloucestershire 141

'Remarkable' stuff at Cheltenham where five overs pass at the start of Glamorgan's second innings without a wicket falling. Openers Nick Selman and Jacques Rudolph - dismissed for nought and one in the morning session - have 14 and 12 respectively and their side is two runs in front.

WICKET Lees (c Trescothick b C Overton) 12

Somerset 268 v Yorkshire 18-2 (9.2 overs)

Craig Overton makes a second breakthrough with the new ball as Alex Lees is taken at slip. Australia's Peter Handscomb comes to the middle, and this time there is no reassuring presence of Gary Ballance in the Yorkshire middle order following his call-up for Test duty with England.

Bears pair hold up Middlesex

Warwickshire 267-6 (84 overs) v Middlesex

Rikki Clarke and Keith Barker have both 'been around the block' a few times in cricket terms and this partnership is frustrating Middlesex after good work by their bowlers earlier in the day. They have added50 in 12 overs, with Clarke now 74 not out and Barker on 20.

Surrey take the new ball

Hampshire 305-3 (81 overs) v Surrey

Sam Curran has taken the new ball for Surrey, who desperately need a wicket or two to get back into the game.

Jimmy Adams (113 not out) and George Bailey (36 not out) have put on 73 runs together in 21.3 overs and are sensibly adding runs at a decent rate.

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WICKET Lyth (c Allenby b C Overton) 4

Somerset 268 v Yorkshire 13-1 (5.4 overs)

Adam Lyth is dismissed
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Somerset strike an early blow at North Marine Road as Adam Lyth edges to first slip. That's exactly the lift skipper Lewis Gregory would have been hoping for, and Lyth's dismissal has brought teenager Harry Brook to the crease.

WICKET Norwell (c Cooke b Hogan) 0

Glamorgan 117 v Gloucestershire 141 (41.2 overs)

Gloucestershire have to settle for a 24-run first-innings lead at Cheltenham as Liam Norwell edges to the keeper and becomes the 20th batsman to trudge back to the dressing room on the opening day.

Michael Hogan, Marchant de Lange and Timm van der Gugten finish with three wickets each for Glamorgan, with David Payne the not out batsman on 22.

Twenty wickets have fallen at Cheltenham for the first time since 1996; and there are still 17 overs to go. The batsman are saying there's not too much wrong with the pitch; eight of the wickets have been caught behind which suggests there's quite a bit of carry. Glamorgan are just coming out again...."

Bob HuntBBC Radio Gloucestershire commentator
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for Billy Godleman

Derbyshire 267-9 (79 overs) v Durham

Imran Tahir doesn't last long at Chesterfield, falling caught behind in Cameron Steel's first over, but Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman reaches a 99-ball fifty with a single off Barry McCarthy. Last man Gurjit Sandhu is his new partner.

for Joe Denly

Kent 337-1 (81.5 overs) v Northants

Joe Denly makes it to three figures in 132 balls with a single off Steven Crook.

He's had his foot on the gas with Sean Dickson (165 not out), and has Kent in a utterly commanding position at Beckenham. He's struck six fours and three sixes so far.

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Derbyshire lose quick wickets

Derbyshire 261-8 (76.4 overs) v Durham

Matty Potts
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Durham are fighting back well at Chesterfield, taking four wickets for 23 runs since the home side were 238-4. Matty Potts had Tony Palladino caught by Paul Collingwood, and 16-year-old Hamadullah Qadri has just given a return catch to Barry McCarthy. Imran Tahir is the new batsman, with Billy Godleman one short of a half-century.

Bailey edges McKerr

Hampshire 288-3 (74 overs) v Surrey

Surrey are still working hard for a breakthrough, but they're not getting any luck it seems.

George Bailey flashes at one from Conor McKerr, but it flies wide of any fielders and down to the third man boundary for four runs.

Bailey has 27; Jimmy Adams is on 106.

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Newcomers impress at Edgbaston

Warwickshire 223-6 (74 overs) v Middlesex

Clive Eakin

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

The performances of two relative newcomers to first-class cricket will give both these teams some encouragement.

Matt Lamb, in his second Championship match, produced an impressive innings for Warwickshire. Early on he faced 30 dot balls in a row and stayed on three for an hour, but later played some nice shots in his 51.

For Middlesex, without Toby Roland-Jones and Steve Finn, Ryan Higgins has wobbled the ball around effectively, taking two wickets so far on his third first-class appearance.

The match has remained fairly evenly matched throughout the first day so far.

WICKET C Overton (b Coad) 35

Somerset 268 (75.2 overs) v Yorkshire

Ben Coad finally ends Somerset's fun at Scarborough by bowling Craig Overton after a last-wicket stand of 61 in just 7.5 overs with Tim Groenewald, who is left on 41 not out from 24 balls, with four sixes.

Two points for Somerset - and that re[presents a reasonable reward after they were 180-7 - and three for Yorkshire. What can the White Rose county do with the bat now?

for Rikki Clarke

Warwickshire 223-6 (74 overs) v Middlesex

All-rounder Rikki Clarke brings up an 81-ball half-century with four runs off James Harris. It's only his second of the season, but a very valuable innings for his side. Keith Barker is his new partner following the dismissal of Matthew Lamb.

WICKET Lamb (c Robson b Rayner) 51

Warwickshire 219-6 (73 overs) v Middlesex

Wonder if that was a little loss of concentration after reaching his half-century. Whatever the reason, Matthew Lamb is gone and Middlesex didn't need the new ball after all to end his 78-run partnership with Rikki Clarke.

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Rashid on receiving end

Somerset 247-9 (72 overs) v Yorkshire

What an extraordinary over from Adil Rashid as Somerset number 11 Tim Groenewald goes 4-0-6-6-4-6 to add 26 to his side's total. That has taken a bit of lustre off the leg-spinner's figures.

for Jimmy Adams

Hampshire 265-3 (69.1 overs) v Surrey

Jimmy Adams
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Jimmy Adams nudges Sam Curran into the legside for a two which takes him onto 101 runs from 188 balls.

It's been an impeccable display of faultless batting from the experienced opener, who has been out there all day.

He took 15 off Amar Virdi's previous over took himself through the 90s without nerves. He will now look to bat until close, which will come in just over 26 overs.

for Matthew Lamb

Warwickshire 218-5 (72 overs) v Middlesex

Well done Matthew Lamb, who reaches a maiden Championship half-century with a boundary - his fifth - off Tom Helm. Just eight overs to the new ball now and Middlesex will be glad to have it as they look to break this stand, which is now the biggest of the innings.

for Sean Dickson

Kent 294-1 (73 overs) v Northamptonshire

This is proving a very tough day at the office for the Northants bowlers and Sean Dickson reaches 150 from 225 balls with a single off Rob Keogh. He and Joe Denly (71*) have put on 165 so far.

18th wicket of the day at Cheltenham

Glamorgan 117 v Gloucestershire 91-8 (31.2 overs)

Could Glamorgan claim a first-innings lead?!

Craig Miles falls for 12 - caught by Graham Wagg off the bowling of Timm van der Gugten - to leave his side eight wickets down and still 26 runs behind.

WICKET Critchley (lbw Potts) 102

Derbyshire 239-5 (70 overs) v Durham

Matt Critchley's innings is brought to an end by Matty Potts at Chesterfield - is that what you call a Matt finish? He batted for almost three hours, faced 148 deliveries, and hit 18 fours. His partnership with skipper Billy Godleman was worth 99 in 27.3 overs.

Adams & Bailey watchful

Hampshire 246-3 (67 overs) v Surrey

Sam Curran and Amar Virdi have kept things tight since tea, going for just three runs in the three overs since the resumption.

Jimmy Adams (84 not out) and George Bailey (6 not out) are rebuilding following James Vince's dismissal. Hampshire in a strong position.

Clarke lifts Bears momentum

Warwickshire 204-5 (69 overs) v Middlesex

Warwickshire have been forced to settle for a slow and steady approach for much of the day at Edgbaston, but Rikki Clarke decides it's time to shake things up as he takes back-to-back boundaries off spinner Ollie Rayner, and then clears the rope from the last ball of the over, a blow which brings them a first batting point.

Clarke moves on to 38 not out, and his partnership with Matthew Lamb (46*) is now worth 64.