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  1. Leaders Essex reduce Somerset to 118-5 after being bowled out for 159
  2. Lancashire's Kyle Jarvis claims 6-67 as Warwickshire are all out for 200
  3. Surrey have best of opening day at The Oval, bowling out Middlesex for 247
  4. Notts lead Northants by 91 runs after 20 wickets fall at Trent Bridge
  5. Durham skipper Paul Collingwood hits unbeaten 127 against Derbyshire
  6. India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin makes Worcestershire debut

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By Felix Keith and Paul Grunill

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Good bye

So the end of day one arrives. It's been an unexpected one in many ways, with wickets tumbling, despite bright sunshine across the country.

Paul Collingwood's marvellous innings for Durham was the exception on a day when the bowlers largely dominated.

We hope you've enjoyed your bank holiday combination of sunshine and cricket. Please do join us again tomorrow - even if it is has to be from the less relaxing confines of your place of work.

Close of play at Trent Bridge

Notts 213 & 19-0 (5 overs) v Northants 141

And that's all from Trent Bridge. Jake Libby and Steven Mullaney will begin again tomorrow, looking to build on Notts' 91-run lead.

A fairly bonkers opening day which saw 20 wickets fall means this match will go nowhere near completing all four days.

Close of play scores

Division One

Essex 159 v Somerset 118-5

Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 112-3

Middlesex 247 v Surrey 26-2

Division Two

Durham 376-7 v Derbyshire

Glamorgan 294 v Sussex 79-3

Leicestershire 326-9 v Kent

Nottinghamshire 213 & 19-0 v Northamptonshire 141

Worcestershire 338-7 v Gloucestershire

Two overs to go at Trent Bridge

Notts 213 & 14-0 (3 overs) v Northants 141

Extras are doing a fine job for Notts, scoring 12 of their 14 runs so far.

Two overs left for Jake Libby and Steven Mullaney to negotiate.

Leicestershire duo share Stevens' limelight

Leicestershire 326-9 (96 overs) v Kent

Exhilarating stuff from Leicestershire's final-wicket pair ends what has undoubtedly been a see-saw day at Canterbury. All-rounder Darren Stevens (7-59) took the first seven wickets to fall, to raise the prospect of him claiming all 10 in an innings, but it was not to be and the final session belonged firmly to the visitors after they had been reduced to 174-8.

Lewis Hill (77*) and Callum Parkinson (59*) have added 98 in 21.5 overs to frustrate the home side, who are one of four teams vying for the second promotion spot.

Notts under way in second innings

Notts 213 & 1-0 (1 over) v Northants 141

Jake Libby and Steven Mullaney are back out in the middle for the second time today after 20 wickets have fallen on a remarkable opening day at Trent Bridge.

The hosts and Division Two leaders have a lead of 73 runs and a further four overs to see off from Northants' attack tonight.

Glamorgan fight back

Glamorgan 294 v Sussex 79-3 (18 overs)

A relatively even day at Colwyn Bay where Glamorgan recovered from 24-3 and 148-6 to come within six runs of a third batting point, tahnks mainly to Craig Meschede's aggressive 87 off 96 balls.

Sussex would have been happy with their bowling efforts - especially Ollie Robinson (4-46) and Jofra Archer (3-67) - but the loss of Luke Wells, Stiaan van Zyl and Danny Briggs before the close means they have plenty of work to do on the second day. Angus Robson is 44 not out overnight.

Livingstone looks good

Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 112-3

Lancashire hold the upper hand at Old Trafford after Kyle Jarvis took 6-67 in a below-par batting effort by relegation-threatened Warwickshire.

The Bears attack bowled really well in the final session, with Chris Wright, Ryan Sidebottom and Olly Stone claiming a wicket each, but Liam Livingstone's unbeaten 41 has given the home side a platform to build a first-innings lead.

WICKET Azharullah (c Read b Wood) 0

Notts 213 v Northants 141 (37.4 overs)

Notts clean up the Northants tail as Mohammad Azharullah skies one off Luke Wood for Chris Read to catch.

That means Josh Cobb ends unbeaten on 46 off 49 balls and Notts take a first-innings lead of 72 runs. They will have about five overs left to face this evening.

Surrey survive final over

Middlesex 247 v Surrey 26-2 (9 overs)

Surrey nightwatchman Stuart Meaker does his job and blocks out the final over of the day from off-spinner Ollie Rayner. It's been a good one for them against the reigning champions, who they bowled out in 84.2 overs with a side containing three 19-year-olds.

England's Toby Roland-Jones grabbed two wickets at the end of play to give Middlesex some encouragement and he will likely be a big threat to Surrey on day two..

Hill and Parkinson enjoy themselves

Leicestershire 310-9 (88.1 overs) v Kent

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You'd have got pretty long odds on Leicestershire passing 300 when they resumed on 176-8 after tea.

But a ninth-wicket partnership of 54 between Clint McKay (32) and Lewis Hill took them to 228-9.

Since then, Calum Parkinson and Hill have guided their side past 300 and frustrated a Kent side, who must would had designs on batting for at least an hour tonight.

Parkinson now has a maiden first-class half-century in just 48 balls as this last-wicket stand moves to 82. Brilliant stuff from Leicestershire's lower-order.

WICKET Burns (c Simpson b Roland-Jones) 11

Middlesex 247 v Surrey 26-2 (8 overs)

Middlesex have a second wicket at the Oval but it isn't nightwatchman Stuart Meaker, it's Rory Burns who edges a ball from Toby Roland-Jones through to the keeper. Roland-Jones has 2-13 from his first four and there is one left to be bowled from the other end as Scott Borthwick joins Meaker in the middle.

'Captain Courageous' does it again

Durham 376-7 (96 overs) v Derbyshire

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Paul Collingwood raises his bat towards the home dressing room.
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Durham skipper Paul Collingwood reaches his 100 v Derbyshire.

He's now 41 years and 94 days old but Durham skipper Paul Collingwood is having a great season with the bat, and recorded his 35th first-class century today - and his 25th for the club.

It came off 150 balls and included 11 fours, and once again helped Durham recover from a tricky situation, and he was unbeaten on 127 at the close.

He added 53 for the fourth wicket with Cameron Steel, who made 72, but his partnership of 130 with Paul Coughlin for the seventh wicket changed the nature of the day and left Derbyshire a tad deflated in the field.

Coughlin was eventually out for 68 but the partnership was Durham's best for a seventh-wicket stand against Derbyshire, beating the 94 by Chris Scott and Jonathan Longley in Chesterfield in 1994.

WICKET Gleeson (lbw b Hutton) 25

Notts 213 v Northants 132-9 (34.5 overs)

The stand is broken. Richard Gleeson becomes the third man to fall lbw to Brett Hutton.

There are still 10 overs remaining at Trent Bridge, so Notts will be keen to pick up the final Northants' wicket.

Close of play at Chelmsford

Essex 159 v Somerset 118-5 (43 overs)

Steven Davies just about negotiates a final over of the day from off-spinner Simon Harmer and that's all from Chelmsford for the day. He has seven, while nightwatchman Jack Leach is on eight.

It's Somerset's day, but Jamie Porter's 4-27, which included the crucial wickets of Tom Abell and James Hildreth, has seen Essex fightback somewhat.

WICKET Patel (c Robson b Roland-Jones) 11

Middlesex 247 v Surrey 21-1 (6 overs)

England's Toby Roland-Jones strikes at The Oval and it's teenager Ryan Patel who goes, taken at leg gully. Stuart Meaker is Surrey's nightwatchman with the job of preventing any further loss this evening.

Northants stall the clatter of wickets

Notts 213 v Northants 125-8 (31.4 overs)

Josh Cobb (35 not out) and Richard Gleeson (21 not out) have done well to stall the clatter of wickets at Trent Bridge.

The duo have put on 41 in nine overs so far and are edging the away side's score on.

WICKET Vilas (b Stone) 6

Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 80-3 (26.3 overs)

Dane Vilas and Olly Stone
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Pace bowler Olly Stone picks up his first Championship wicket for Warwickshire as South African Dane Vilas falls with 6.3 overs remaining at Old Trafford. If they can add another before the close, they will end the day in much better spirits after a largely undistinguished batting effort.

Stephen Parry has been sent in as nightwatchman for the home side.

Cox boosts Worcestershire total

Worcestershire 338-7 (98 overs) v Gloucestershire

A satisfactory day for second-placed Worcestershire at New Road with three batting points already banked and the possibility of pressing on for all five on the second morning. Brett D'Oliveira (93) played the day's major innings, but Ben Cox's unbeaten 56 off 85 balls saw them finish a far healthier position than perhaps seemed likely at 206-5 following D'Oliveira's dismissal. Spinner Tom Smith was the pick of the Gloucestershire attack with 3-82 from 31 overs.

Division Two round-up

Sussex have lost their first wicket Colwyn Bay, replying to Glamorgan's 294 all out, with Luke Wells bowled by Lukas Carey for 21. They are 57-1 in the 13th over.

Gloucestershire have just run out Ed Barnard for 46, but Ben Cox is still there on 56, with Worcestershire 338-7 in the 98th over at New Road.

It's been slower going at Canterbury, where Leicestershire are 269-9 in the 83rd over against kent, with Lewis Hill unbeaten on 53. He has so far added 42 for the last wicket with Callum Parkinson.

And Durham have now moved on to 347-6 in the 91st over against derbyshire, with Paul Collingwood (112*) and Paul Coughlin (68*) having put on 130 in 24 overs.

WICKET Hildreth (c Bopara b Porter) 51

Essex 159 v Somerset 101-5 (38.3 overs)

Essex are fighting back - and it's all thanks to Jamie Porter, who has his fourth wicket of the day.

He gets the prize wicket of James Hildreth with a surprise bouncer, which the Somerset batsman mistimed into the air for Ravi Bopara to catch. Somerset trail by 58 and it's game on again.

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Surrey put faith in Patel

Middlesex 2457 v Surrey 1-0 (2 overs)

Having dismissed Middlesex for 247, with Sam Curran claiming the final wicket of Tim Murtagh, Surrey have sent out 19-year-old debutant Ryan Patel to open with Rory Burns. Could be a testing examination for the youngster as England's Toby Roland-Jones and the canny Tim Murtagh share the new ball.

WICKET Abell (c Chopra b Porter) 30

Essex 159 v Somerset 98-4 (36.3 overs)

And the very next ball Jamie Porter strikes. The right-armer comes back into the attack and immediately makes a key breakthrough, finding the edge of Tom Abell's bat.

Porter has been much the best of the Essex attack, which had previously looked dispirited.

for James Hildreth

Essex 159 v Somerset 98-3 (36.2 overs)

James Hildreth
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As they say, class is permanent. James Hildreth registers the first half-century of the game. The right-hander has batted excellently so far, hitting six fours to reach the landmark from 67 deliveries.

If he and Tom Abell are still there at the close it will put Division One's seventh-placed side in control against the league's leaders. They have put on 78 runs together.

for Paul Collingwood

Durham 336-6 (87 overs) v Derbyshire

Sun shining, largely cloudless skies, this has been a day tailor-made for batting at many grounds - although perhaps not at the Riverside.

But who is the man who has fully capitalised - 41-year-old Paul Collingwood, the Durham captain.

The 35th first-class century of his career arrives from 150 deliveries with a boundary from the bowling of Hardus Viljoen - the 11th of his innings.

How many more summers Colly will grace the county game is something only he knows. Enjoy him while you can, people.

Paul Collingwood
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for Paul Coughlin

Durham 309-6 (83.4 overs) v Derbyshire

Durham have seized the initiative at the Riverside and Paul Coughlin has reached a 57-ball half-century with a boundary off Hardus Viljoen. He and skipper Paul Collingwood have now added 96 and Collingwood is into the 90s.

WICKET Sanderson (lbw b Hutton) 9

Notts 213 v Northants 84-8 (22.5 overs)

Northants are sliding towards a paltry first-innings total at Trent Bridge. Ben Sanderson is the latest to head back to the pavilion, with Brett Hutton picking up a second wicket.

Their lowest total against Notts was 38 all out at Trent Bridge in 1920. By comparison, this is much better - but that won't provide any comfort whatsoever for coach David Ripley.

WICKET Davies (c Umeed b Sidebottom) 20

Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 44-2 (17 overs)

Australian Ryan Sidebottom makes further inroads into Lancashire's top order as Alex Davies goes in similar fashion to opening partner Haseeb Hameed.

In case any of you were wondering whether he also has a mane of red hair like Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom, the answer is 'no, he doesn't'.

Somerset pair looking assured

Essex 159 v Somerset 69-3 (30.1 overs)

James Hildreth (33 not out) and Tom Abell (22 not out) have taken the sting out of Essex's attack at Chelmsford. In a game where only one 50-partnership has been scored, these two now have 49 together.

Division Two round-up

Paul Collingwood is still going strong for Durham, who are 276-6 against Derbyshire at the Riverside. The former England all-rounder is 85 not out, having added 59 so far with Paul Coughlin (33*).

Worcestershire have a third batting point in their sights, reaching 290-6 against Gloucestershire at New Road, with Ben Cox 41 not out.

Sussex have started positively against Glamorgan at Colwyn Bay, scoring 29 without loss from the first four overs after dismissing the Welsh county for 294.

Meanwhile, Leicestershire have lost Clint McKay for 32 to spinner Imran Qayyum and are 228-9 in the 75th over against Kent, with Lewis Hill unbeaten on 39.

WICKET Kleinveldt (c Read b Mullaney) 2

Notts 213 v Northants 59-7 (20 overs)

"And another!" as Alan Partridge would say (albeit in football commentary). Steven Mullaney bags a second wicket in the over as Rory Kleinveldt edges behind to Chris Read.

Notts are now looking at a substantial first-innings lead. What is happening at Trent Bridge?!

WICKET Rayner (lbw Virdi) 38

Middlesex 224-9 (79.4 overs) v Surrey

Will Surrey even need the new ball? Perhaps not after Ollie Rayner tries to sweep a ball from spinner Amar Virdi and is leg-before. Number 11 Tim Murtagh is now at the crease.

WICKET Rossington (lbw b Mullaney) 2

Notts 213 v Northants 57-6 (19.3 overs)

They just keep coming at Trent Bridge. Adam Rossington is on his way this time, with Steven Mullaney adding a valuable wicket to his even more valuable 58 runs at the top of the order this morning.

Notts may be without Stuart Broad and James Pattinson, who looked a class apart earlier in the season, but they've shown they have strength in depth in their bowling department.

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WICKET Hameed (c Umeed b Wright) 15

Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 32-1 (13.5 overs)

Haseeb Hameed
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England's batsmen 'in possession' can breathe a little easier as Haseeb Hameed departs at Old Trafford in Chris Wright's second over. The ball takes the edge and Andy Umeed takes the slip catch - simple as that.

Foxes tail shows resolve

Leicestershire 220-8 (71 overs) v Kent

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BBC Sport at Canterbury

Darren Stevens has certainly grabbed the headlines here on this first day with the first seven Leicestershire wickets, but the visitors' tail-enders are showing some defiance after tea.

Lewis Hill (35*) and Clint McKay (28*) have decided to go on the counter-attack against the wearing ball to add 46 so far for the ninth wicket.

Tough going for Red Rose pair

Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 30-0 (13 overs)

Haseeb Hameed (13*) and Alex Davies (10*) have seen off Warwickshire's new-ball pair, but replacements Ryan Sidebottom (doesn't it seem funny that there's another Ryan Sidebottom) and Chris Wright are proving just as miserly so far.

WICKET Keogh (lbw b Hutton) 5

Notts 213 v Northants 57-5 (18.4 overs)

Notts put the squeeze on Northants and claim the rewards as Brett Hutton traps Rob Keogh in front of the stumps.

The maidens were racking up for the home side and the pressure ultimately told. Notts are turning the game on its head and Riki Wessels' 69 down the order is looking increasingly important.

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WICKET Simpson (lbw Batty) 31

Middlesex 214-8 (76 overs) v Surrey

Surrey skipper Gareth Batty ends a stubborn eighth-wicket stand by having John Simpson lbw. Ollie Rayner is still there on 25 not out as he is joined Steven Finn.

Robinson ends Glamorgan innings

Glamorgan 294 (75.3 overs) v Sussex

Craig Meschede
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Craig Meschede is the last go go for 87 as Glamorgan's first innings comes to an end at Colwyn Bay, six runs short of a third batting point, but 294 is a lot more than seemed likely when they were 24-3 and 148-6.

Ollie Robinson bowls Meschede, who hit three sixes and 10 fours in his 96-ball knock, to finish with fine figures of 4-46 from 18.3 overs.

Somerset grinding away

Essex 159 v Somerset 31-3 (20 overs)

James Hildreth (13 not out) and Tom Abell (6 not out) have dug the trenches and hunkered down for the evening at Chelmsford.

Simon Harmer, who has taken 58 wickets this season, has settled in at one end, with Mohammad Amir steaming in from the other.