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Gary Smee

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  1. Stumps - week one

    So there we have it - the opening round of the 2016 County Championship season is over.

    Despite rain ruining some of the matches, there's still been plenty for us cricket lovers to get our teeth into.

    We'll be back on Sunday from 10:45 BST with live text updates and ball-by-ball radio commentary as another six matches get under way.

    Plenty of eyes will be on County Champions Yorkshire, who get their title defence started against Hampshire at Headingley.

    Until then, goodbye.

    Alastair Cook, Nick Browne
  2. Day four scores

    Here's a quick reminder of how things have gone over the last four days.

    Division One:

    Nottinghamshire 446 & 172-7 v Surrey 225 & 389 - Notts won by three wickets

    Hampshire 202 & 185-5 v Warwickshire 360 - Match Drawn

    Durham 256 & 223-4 v Somerset 179 - Match Drawn

    Division Two:

    Worcestershire v Kent - Match Drawn

    Northants 481-7 v Sussex - Match Drawn

    Essex 385 & 94-0 v Gloucestershire 262 & 215 - Essex won by 10 wickets

    Click here for the full scorecards.


    Hampshire 202 & 185-5 v Warwickshire 360

    The captains shake hands after Liam Dawson reaches his half-century as Hampshire hold on for a draw.

    It was a fine effort from Dawson and Adam Wheater who shared an unbroken stand of 73 to see out the majority of the evening session.

    And that my friends, is the first round of the County Championship season finished.

  4. Batty rues poor start

    Notts beat Surrey by three wickets

    Surrey skipper Gareth Batty told BBC Radio London:

    "We made it very difficult for ourselves in the first four or five sessions of the game.

    "Notts are a good, proven team and we gave ourselves too big a hill to climb, but today was a pretty good effort to turn it around.

    "The three big fellas today were exceptional and showed what a potent attack we could be if we are patient enough and do it from the first ball of the game."

  5. Two centuries for Jennings

    The Durham opener made 116 and 105 not out in the drawn game against Somerset.

  6. Post update

    Hampshire 177-5 & 202 v Warwickshire 360

    Rikki Clarke is still giving it his all for Warwickshire, but there's only going to be one result now - a draw.

    Seven overs left, Hampshire's lead is 19 and Liam Dawson and Adam Wheater are both entrenched.

    Rikki Clarke
  7. Things drawing to a close

    Hampshire 202 & 168-5 v Warwickshire 360

    Here's another sky/cricket ground picture. As you can probably tell, it's all gone a bit quiet at the Ageas Bowl.

    10 overs left, Hampshire lead by nine with five wickets in hand.

    Liam Dawson is 43 not out and has probably saved the game for his side.

    Ageas Bowl
  8. Broad back?

    Nottinghamshire beat Surrey by three wickets

    Stuart Broad should be available for Nottinghamshire's game against Lancashire at Old Trafford on Sunday.

  9. Week two fixtures

    While we're waiting for the captains to shake hands at the Ageas Bowl (or five very quick wickets), here's a quick look at what's coming up on Sunday in the County Championship.

    Division One:

    Lancashire v Nottinghamshire - Old Trafford

    Middlesex v Warwickshire - Lord's 

    Yorkshire v Hampshire - Headingley

    Division Two:

    Glamorgan v Leicestershire - Cardiff

    Gloucestershire v Derbyshire - Bristol

    Sussex v Essex - Hove

    The BBC will have live text updates and ball-by-ball commentary from all six matches from 10:45 BST on Sunday.

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  11. One game to go

    Hampshire 202 & 153-5 v Warwickshire 360

    There's a bit of an end-of-the-day feel about proceedings now.

    16 overs to go at the Ageas Bowl, five wickets needed for Warwickshire.

    A tricky task.

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  13. Hampshire holding on

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    It's good to be back Liz.

  15. 'Cracking season opener'

    Nottinghamshire beat Surrey by three wickets

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Ammon at Trent Bridge:

    "What an absolutely cracking season opener we have had here at Trent Bridge. Nottinghamshire got over the line to win by three wickets but not before a little wobble. 

    "Surrey battled hard but the damage was done on the first two days. It's been an enthralling game with high quality skilful cricket but a deserved win by Notts."


    Nottinghamshire 446 & v Surrey 225 & 389

    Nottinghamshire beat Surrey by three wickets

    It was certainly a lot closer that it looked when Notts were 72-0 chasing 169 for victory, but Nottinghamshire have done it.

    Jake Ball hits Surrey paceman Mark Footitt to the boundary for the victory.

    Cracking game.

  17. Draw edging closer

    Hampshire 202 & 129-5 v Warwickshire 360

    Meanwhile at the Ageas Bowl, Hampshire are holding firm led by Liam Dawson's 25 off 74 balls.

    A minimum of 21 overs left in the game.

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    I'd definitely be claiming the overtime for this one Sean!

  19. WICKET Smith (c Foakes b T Curran 54)

    Nottinghamshire 446 & 152-7 v Surrey 225 & 389

    I was just about to write Notts have victory in the bag, but we may have a late twist.

    Greg Smith edges Tom Curran behind to give the 21-year-old his fourth wicket.

    Nottinghamshire still need 17.

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    Hope you feel better soon John. Fingers crossed by the time Yorkshire start their campaign at home to Hampshire on Sunday.