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Live Reporting

Paul Grunill

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  1. Signing off

    Jonny Bairstow

    That's it for our coverage today.

    We had four centuries from Chris Nash, Adam Lyth, Jonny Bairstow and Sam Robson, with the last two unbeaten and ready to continue their innings on day two.

    There were also six-wicket hauls for Neil Wagner and Clint McKay, the former achieving the best Championship debut figures for Lancashire since 1924.

    All the matches are intriguingly poised and we'll be back on Monday from 10:45 BST.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Day one scores

    County Championship

    Here's how the matches stand after the opening day's play:

    Division One:

    Nottinghamshire 242 v Lancashire 25-1

    Middlesex 317-4 v Warwickshire

    Yorkshire 270-5 v Hampshire

    Division Two:

    Sussex 355-8 v Essex

    Derbyshire 242-3 v Gloucestershire

    Glamorgan 348 v Leicestershire 15-0

  3. Close of play

    Glamorgan 348 v Leicestershire 15-0

    No major alarms for Leicestershire in four overs against the new ball with Angus Robson and Paul Horton surviving to do it all over again on Monday morning. 

    Having finished bottom of Division Two in the last three seasons, the Foxes can be satisfied with their day's work, but there were positives for Glamorgan, for whom four batsmen passed fifty.

  4. Close of play

    Middlesex 317-4 v Warwickshire

    BBC WM's Mike Taylor at Lord's:

    "Sam Robson's high-class innings has given Middlesex the clear advantage in this game.

    "Batting conditions have been generally favourable, but while others found the going harder later in the day, Robson was serene throughout.

    "He'll be back in the morning, unbeaten on 175, having scarcely played a false stroke against one of the stronger bowling attacks in the Championship."

  5. Close of play

    Nottinghamshire 242 v Lancashire 25-1

    Lancashire avoid further damage following the early loss of Karl Brown as Luke Procter and Haseeb Hameed play out the final 16.3 overs at Old Trafford.

    The Red Rose club must be delighted by their opening-day efforts back in Division One, especially New Zealand paceman Neil Wagner, whose 6-66 undermined the Notts first innings. 

  6. Middlesex prosper against new ball

    Middlesex 300-4 v Warwickshire

    BBC WM's Mike Taylor at Lord's:

    "John Simpson raises the third Middlesex batting point by pulling a short ball from Rikki Clarke into the Tavern Stand.

    "He's added some momentum with a quick 25 against the new ball, with Sam Robson remaining serene on 165. The new ball isn't bothering Robson much - he saw off one of those this morning"

  7. WICKET Van der Gugten (c O'Brien b Shreck 11)

    Glamorgan 348 v Leicestershire

    Tim Van der Gugten's first Championship innings comes to an end as Charlie Shreck picks up his third wicket of the Glamorgan innings. The real star for Leicestershire; though, was Clint McKay, who claimed 6-73 from 20 overs. The Welsh county fall two runs short of a fourth batting point, so it's even stevens in terms of points after the first innings of the game.

    A teasing mini-session to come for Leicestershire's batsmen...

    Clint McKay
  8. Close of play

    Sussex 355-8 v Essex

    Sussex collected their fourth batting point of the innings after Ravi Bopara brought 19-year-old George Garton's brief innings to an end. Having only played five Championship games last summer, former England paceman Ajmal Shahzad kept the home side's score ticking over, with 24 from 52 balls so far, partnered by former Hampshire spinner Danny Briggs.  

    BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Hove:

    "A wonderful day of Championship cricket which ebbed and flowed throughout.

    "From 188-0 Sussex will be disappointed not to have posted a really big score, but credit Essex who fought back well after lunch.

    "The wicket is a good one offering some help to the seamers and this has all the makings of a closely-fought contest."    

  9. Close of play

    Derbyshire 242-3 v Gloucestershire

    A total antithesis to the thrills and spills going on in the Indian Premier League, Derbyshire found runs hard to come by against tight Gloucestershire bowling in Bristol.

    Chesney Hughes fell four runs short of a century, but Wayne Madsen was unbeaten on 58 at stumps, having shared an unbroken stand of 66 with Neil Broom (30 not out) over the final 21 overs.

  10. Close of play

    Yorkshire 270-5 v Hampshire

    That's it for the day in Leeds - a day cut short, with only 75 overs possible, but still a good one for two Yorkshire batsmen....

    BBC Leeds' Dave Callaghan at Headingley:

    "A tale of two centuries for champions Yorkshire. Adam Lyth and Jonathan Bairstow figured in a partnership of 205 which helped them recover after an indifferent start to their innings.

    "Hampshire had reduced the back-to-back title winners to 41-3, but then Lyth and Bairstow took over and runs came quickly. Lyth was out for 111 but when bad light ended play early, Bairstow was still there 107 not out and Yorkshire will feel they had the better of day one."

  11. Madsen stands firm at Bristol

    Derbyshire 228-3 v Gloucestershire

    I was discussing the 'old school' batting of Derbyshire's Wayne Madsen before the tea interval. Although his scoring rate remains below 30 per 100 balls, he has found the boundary seven times on the way a 167-ball half century that is very important for his side.

  12. Post update

    James Anderson couldn't manage a wicket today - how will his England buddy do?

  13. Robinson holds up Essex

    Sussex 340-6 v Essex

    BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Hove:

    "Essex have been wasteful with the second new ball and have surrendered the initiative, but credit Ollie Robinson who has been promoted to number seven in the Sussex middle-order and has steadied the ship with an excellent half century."

  14. WICKET Voges (b Barker 21)

    Middlesex 263-4 v Warwickshire

    BBC WM's Mike Taylor at Lord's:

    "In the third over with the second new ball, Keith Barker breaks through, hitting Adam Voges' off stump.

    "Sam Robson remains unbeaten with 153, 13 overs to go on a sunny Lord's evening."

  15. WICKET Wallace (lbw McKay 9)

    Glamorgan 307-8 v Leicestershire

    It's a good day for overseas pacemen. Following Neil Wagner's 6-66 for Lancashire, Australian Clint McKay completes a five-wicket haul at Cardiff.

  16. Bad light stops play

    Yorkshire 270-5 v Hampshire

    The floodlights were on, but umpires Stephen Gale and Nigel Llong decide it is too murky for play to continue and lead the teams from the field. Jonny Bairstow is 107 not out.

  17. WICKET Wagg (c&b Shreck 64)

    Glamorgan 303-7 v Leicestershire

    Well, you can't fault the consistency of the Glamorgan batting line-up, but if they are to challenge for the single promotion spot this summer, their batsmen are going to have to find the secret to turning good starts into centuries. Graham Wagg becomes the fourth player dismissed after passing fifty, giving a return catch to Charlie Shreck on 64 - but they have a third batting point in the bag.

  18. Bairstow enjoys Hants attack

    BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at Headingley:

    "Coming in at 41-3, Bairstow has looked every inch an England cricketer. He and Lyth have put Yorkshire in a good position, despite Yorkshire losing two quick wickets after tea. 

    "The 26-year-old has been very quick to punish wide deliveries especially through the off-side. He enjoys playing against Hampshire, having scored a hundred and a fifty in the corresponding match last season.

    "The floodlights are on at Headingley and the day, which started late, may get cut short."


    Yorkshire 266-5 v Hampshire

    Jonny Bairstow hit five hundreds for Yorkshire in a purple patch last summer that led to him being recalled to the England Test team. If there were any doubts about him being in the squad for the first Test of this summer against Sri Lanka, he's certainly doing his best to quell them.

    A boundary off Fidel Edwards - his 13th, plus one six - carries Bairstow to three figures from 167 balls, but Yorkshire still have work to do if they are going to earn maximum batting points.

  20. WICKET Brown (lbw Ball 0)

    Lancashire 0-1 v Nottinghamshire 242

    After doing so well in the field, that was not the start Lancashire wanted. After opening up with a maiden, Jake Ball strikes with the third delivery of his second over to send Karl Brown on his way.

    BBC Sport's Lizzy Ammon at Old Trafford:

    "Nottinghamshire couldn't quite get to 250 and a second batting bonus point, but it was a very good recovery from 98-6. An excellent stint in the field for Lancashire though and the best figures on FC debut for the club since 1924 by Neil Wagner. This will be a tricky little part-session for the Lancs batsmen and they've already lost opener Karl Brown."