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Summary

  1. Yorkshire all out for 113 against leaders Essex
  2. Lancashire skittled for 149 by Hampshire
  3. 100s for Durham's Latham and Steel, and for Sussex's Nash
  4. Somerset beat Surrey by four wickets in T20 Blast

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By Josh Hunt and Kalika Mehta

All times stated are UK

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Until tomorrow

Well, that was quite a day.

Wickets tumbling in Division One, a few nice centuries in Division Two, and an entertaining T20 Blast game just for good measure.

We'll be back tomorrow for the second day's play. Hopefully you can join us then.

Until the morning, goodbye.

Stumps, at last

Warwickshire 126 & 12-0 v Middlesex 161

It turns out there wasn't time for a 21st wicket.

Still, the fans at Lord's can't complain they've not been entertained today, and the home fans will be slightly the happier as their side hold a slender advantage going into day two.

And there was one

Warwickshire 126 & 1-0 v Middlesex 161

Just one game remains to be completed today, with three overs left to play at Lord's.

Surely there's not time for the 21st wicket of the day, is there?

Hants on top against rivals Lancs

Lancashire 149 v Hampshire 147-5

It's advantage Hampshire at stumps in the battle of second against third in the County Championship.

Alex Davies top-scored for second-placed Lancashire with 36, with not a bad set of figures to be seen from the Hampshire bowling attack as the visitors were all out for 149.

The hosts stumbled early in their response, but 40 from James Vince, and a 28-run sixth-wicket partnership between Liam Dawson and Ian Holland have them just three runs short of taking the lead.

Stumps at Scarborough

Yorkshire 113 v Essex 188-8

Essex safely see their way through to stumps at Scarborough, with Ryan ten Doeschate (61) and Mohammad Amir (11) adding a very useful 24 runs for the ninth wicket.

Yorkshire will need to break that partnership quickly in the morning if they are to have realistic hopes of getting anything out of the game.

WICKET Franklin (c Trott b Patel) 55

Warwickshire 126 v Middlesex 161

Twenty wickets have fallen in a day at Lord's.

James Franklin is the last man out as Middlesex fail to pick up a batting point, caught by Jonathan Trott at slip after Jeetan Patel found the edge.

The defending champions have a lead, but it's been a pretty heroic effort from Warwickshire to limit the damage this afternoon.

Sidebottom strike twice in an over

Warwickshire 126 v Middlesex 160-9

Ryan Sidebottom has struck twice in an over late on as the Australian bowls Tom Helm for two and Tim Murtagh for four.

Middlesex have a slender lead of just 34 runs at Lord's after 19 wickets having fallen on day one and there are still seven overs left in the day!

Nash leads Sussex response

Sussex 342-7 v Worcestershire

From 49-3 to 342-7, Sussex can be pretty pleased with their day's work.

Chris Nash led the fightback, scoring 118 before being trapped lbw by Joe Leach.

WICKET Harmer (c Lyth b Brooks) 7

Yorkshire 113 v Essex 165-8

Yorkshire continue to claw their way back into the game at Scarborough, as Jack Brooks picks up his third wicket of the innings.

Adam Lyth, one of the sharpest fielders in English domestic cricket, takes the catch at slip to remove Simon Harmer.

Essex are still on top, but I imagine they'd have liked a much bigger lead than this after their bowling masterclass earlier.

WICKET Bailey (c Livingstone b Parkinson) 22

Lancashire 149 v Hampshire 119-5

Matt Parkinson was out for a golden duck with the bat earlier, but the young Lancashire leg-spinner makes an impact in his first over with the ball in hand.

Australian George Bailey is Parkinson's 11th victim in first-class cricket, edging the ball to Liam Livingstone at first slip.

Bad light stops play at Derby

Derbyshire 220 v Nottinghamshire 93-2

A good day for Division Two leaders Nottinghamshire against Derbyshire is ended early by fading light.

The visitors will resume on day two trailing by only 127 runs, with Steven Mullaney unbeaten on 35 alongside Samit Patel, who has 21.

Steel unbeaten as Durham take charge

Durham 323-4 v Leicestershire

What a day it's been for Cameron Steel.

The Durham batsman is unbeaten on a career-best 145, helping Durham to a commanding position of 323-4 at stumps.

Sussex vindicate captain's call

Sussex 334-6 v Worcestershire

Adrian Harms

Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

Important half-century from Chris Jordan consolidating the earlier good work from Luke Wells and centurion Chris Nash.

Having been 49-3 Sussex have vindicated the decision by skipper Ben Brown to bat first and are in a powerful position with five overs remaining in the day.

Stumps at Northants

Northamptonshire 343 v Gloucestershire

The first of today's games comes to an end, and Gloucestershire will probably be pretty pleased with how things stand at Northampton.

Northants looked set for a big total, cruising at 153-1, but three wickets for Liam Norwell led the visitors' fightback.

WICKET Vince (c Parry b Jarvis) 40

Lancashire 149 v Hampshire 93-4

A fourth wicket falls, but for the first time Lancashire keeper Alex Davies isn't in on the action.

James Vince scored quickly for Hampshire to make 40 from 46 balls, before miscuing a Kyle Jarvis delivery to Stephen Parry at mid-wicket.

The hosts still have work to do to surpass Lancashire's total on a pitch which seems to be giving plenty of help to the bowlers.

Middlesex take slender lead

Warwickshire 126 v Middlesex 130-6

Middlesex just edge in front of Warwickshire's total of 126, with Ryan Higgins seemingly back to his best having momentarily retired hurt earlier on.

Higgins has 30, while James Franklin is scoring freely with 39 from 44 deliveries.

Warwickshire, winless in first-class cricket this season, have let the hosts off the hook at Lord's this afternoon after fighting so hard to get back in contention.

WICKET Walter (lbw Sidebottom) 4

Yorkshire 113 v Essex 144-7

Wickets continue to fall in clusters at Scarborough as former England bowler Ryan Sidebottom traps Paul Walter plumb in front.

Essex have a slender lead of just 31 runs with 15 overs still remaining in the day.

England close with big lead

England 362 & 224-8 v South Africa 226

Moeen Ali
Rex Features

The rain, as it tends to, is falling in Lancashire, and it's persistent enough to bring an early close to proceedings on the third day of the Test between England and South Africa.

It's not been plain sailing for England, but Moeen Ali's stylish 67 from a mere 59 balls has given them a big lead on a difficult batting track.

You can follow the reaction to all of the day's play by clicking here.

Coad strikes twice in three balls

Yorkshire 113 v Essex 139-6

Ben Coad takes two wickets in three balls to once again drag Yorkshire back into the match at Scarborough.

An away swinger from the 23-year-old takes the edge of Adam Wheater's bat who is caught behind for 34 before James Foster is caught at second slip for a duck.

WICKET Ervine (c Davies b McLaren) 21

Lancashire 149 v Hampshire 86-3

Hampshire's seemingly inevitable march to a big lead over Lancashire no longer looks so inevitable.

Sean Ervine is out for 21, edging Ryan McLaren behind for Alex Davies' third catch of the innings.

Fifty partnership up for Hants

Lancashire 149 v Hampshire 80-2

James Vince has a run-a-ball 33, and he also has a fifty partnership to his name batting alongside Sean Ervine.

There's still more than 18 overs to play at the Ageas Bowl, so Hampshire could well be ahead of opponents Lancashire by stumps tonight.

Essex solidify at Scarborough

Yorkshire 113 v Essex 128-4

Ryan ten Doeschate and Adam Wheater
Rex Features

Adam Wheater (23 not out) and Ryan ten Doeschate (34 not out) have put Essex back in the driving seat at Scarborough after a flurry of wickets at the top of the order.

Captain Ten Doeschate has looked to attack since coming to the crease, hitting five boundaries so far to the Division One leaders to take a 17 run lead against Yorkshire.

Nash ends barren run

Sussex 292-5 v Worcestershire

Adrian Harms

Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

A first century of the season for Chris Nash, who was averaging just 17 in the Championship before this innings.

Batting at an unaccustomed position of number five, Nash never looked in trouble striking 13 fours in his 175-ball hundred.

Nash and Chris Jordan have also completed a 100 partnership for Sussex as the visitors continue their recovery from a precarious 7-2 earlier in the day.

Higgins returns to the middle

Warwickshire 126 v Middlesex 94-6

After a bit of time off the field having been hit on the helmet, Ryan Higgins has returned to action and is battling to get Middlesex past Warwickshire's first innings score.

Vince and Ervine help Hants rebuild

Lancashire 149 v Hampshire 62-2

The last time we checked in on Hampshire, the hosts were rocking a bit as they responded to Lancashire's 149.

It's going a little more swimmingly now though, as James Vince (20) and Sean Ervine (15) have put on 36 runs in a little more than seven overs together.

Lancashire would desperately like to see at least a couple more wickets fall tonight.

Hildreth and Overton see Somerset to victory

Somerset 158-6 (18.2 overs) beat Surrey 157-6 by four wickets

James Hildreth
Rex Features

Somerset have beaten Surrey in the T20 Blast, James HIldreth and Craig Overton seeing them home with four wickets and ten deliveries to spare.

Hildreth top scored for Somerset with 45, but it was Overton's unbeaten 35 from 19 balls and Roelof van der Merwe's 36 from 19 deliveries that tipped a close game in their favour.

Somerset are now second in the South Group table, while Surrey lose further ground down in sixth.

Nash brings up triple figures

Sussex 279-5 v Worcestershire

What a great knock from Chris Nash.

From 49-3 when he walked out to the crease, Nash's century, brought up from 175 balls, has helped his side to a very respectable 279-5 against Worcestershire.

His partnership with Chris Jordan is worth 99 runs and counting, and has Sussex on top in the contest after a dreadful start.

Nash closing on century

Division Two update

Apologies for fans of our Division Two clubs, as the constant stream of wickets in Division One today has rather prevented us from keeping you up to date as often as we'd like.

In contrast to the top division, it's been a day for the batsmen, with Derbyshire the only side bowled out so far. Leaders Nottinghamshire are 39-1 in response to their 220.

Chris Nash is still going on 93 as Sussex are now 257-5 against Worcestershire. Not bad, considering they 49-3 earlier on.

Richard Levi has just reached 50 for Northamptonshire, who are 283-5 at home to Gloucestershire, while Durham are cruising at 260-3 against Leicestershire.

WICKET Sowter (lbw Sidebottom) 0

Warwickshire 126 v Middlesex 59-6

Nathan Sowter survives just two balls before he is trapped lbw by Ryan Sidebottom.

At this rate Warwickshire will be batting again before the end of the day at Lord's.

Higgins retires hurt

Warwickshire 126 v Middlesex 58-5

Ryan Higgins is struck on the helmet by a Chris Wright bouncer and after a lengthy period with the physio on the field, the 22-year-old is ushered off the field.

Depending on how long his fellow teammates can stay at the crease, Higgins may bat again this evening but there are plenty of new concussion rules that need to be abided by.

WICKET McManus (c Davies b Jarvis) 13

Lancashire 149 v Hampshire 27-2

It's just not happening for the batsmen on the south coast.

Hampshire lose their second wicket inside nine overs, Kyle Jarvis getting Lewis McManus to nick behind to Alex Davies.

Hampshire still have another 29 overs to bat out this evening before they can hope for some more helpful conditions tomorrow.

WICKET Bopara (c Brook b Brooks) 23

Essex 81-4 v Yorkshire 113

They're still well on top, but Essex are faltering a little bit as they try to build a big lead over Yorkshire.

Ravi Bopara is the fourth wicket of the first innings, picking out Harry Brook at square leg trying to pull Jack Brooks to the boundary.

Wright leaves Middlesex reeling

Warwickshire 126 v Middlesex 56-5

It certainly has been a bowlers day at Lord's as Nick Compton becomes the latest batsman to fall.

Chris Wright takes a simple caught-and-bowled off the final ball of his first over to get rid of the former England batsman.

The hosts still trail Warwickshire's first innings score by 70 runs.

WICKET Simpson (lbw Sidebottom) 2

Warwickshire 126 v Middlesex 46-4

Middlesex lose a wicket straight after tea as Ryan Sidebottom traps wicket-keeper John Simpson lbw.

It looks like it is going to be a long evening session for the hosts batsmen at Lord's.

WICKET Adams (c Davies b McLaren) 12

Lancashire 149 v Hampshire 21-1

That's just the start that Lancashire needed.

Hampshire will be confident of building a first-innings lead after bowling out their title rivals for just 149, but Jimmy Adams has got himself out early in the reply, edging Ryan McLaren through to keeper Alex Davies.

Sean Ervine is the next man out to the middle.

Steel hits century for Durham

Durham 239-1 v Leicestershire

Cameron Steel becomes the second Durham batsman to reach triple figures against Leicestershire, with his 100 coming off 242 balls, with 10 fours.

Opening partner Tom Latham is no longer out in the middle though, having been caught behind off Neil Dexter.

That's been the only bright moment for Leicestershire today though, as they already look set to lose more ground at the bottom of the Division Two table.

Back under way

The timings are a bit out of sync across our seven games today, but most of them are now back under way after tea.

There's only around two hours of play left in the day, but still plenty of time for a few more wickets to fall.

Finn and Woakes impress

Warwickshire 126 v Middlesex 44-3

Clive Eakin

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

While both teams have struggled with the bat at Lord's, there have been encouraging performances from two England bowlers.

Steve Finn, released after being in the squad for the final Test, bowled well for Middlesex, getting some lift and bounce to claim four wickets as Warwickshire were bowled out for less than 150 for the fourth time this season.

Then Chris Woakes on his return from injury produced a decent six-over spell. He made the ball swing and took two wickets to stop Middlesex taking complete control of the game.

WICKET Eskinazi (run out Barker) 7

Warwickshire 126 v Middlesex 44-3

Deary me, the tea break had not done any good for the Middlesex batsmen as Stevie Eskinazi is run out by Keith Barker.

Will any Division One side pick up a batting bonus point today?

Essex continue to rebuild

Yorkshire 113 v Essex 68-3

Adam Wheater and Ravi Bopara have both reached 10 not out as they slowly rebuild for Essex after the visitors lost too quick wickets.

They are yet to go to tea at Scarborough but they did take an extra half hour in the first session as Yorkshire were nine down.