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Summary

  1. Division One leaders Middlesex close on 258-3 v Lancashire
  2. Second-placed Yorkshire bowled out for 145 by third-placed Somerset
  3. Durham opener Keaton Jennings scores second double century of season
  4. 18-year-old Kiran Carlson scores maiden century for Glamorgan

Live Reporting

By Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all for today

    That's where we'll leave things for today.

    You can read reports of all of today's action on the counties pages of the BBC Sport website.

    I'll be back to bring you all of the action on day two of this round of matches from just before 10:30.

    It's been a day to remember for Somerset, Middlesex and Keaton Jennings, but I'll leave you with the moment 18-year-old Kiran Carlson reached his maiden first-class century in just his third senior appearance for Glamorgan.

    Kiran Carlson ton
  2. Close of play scores

    Here's how things look at the end of an eventful first day's play:

    Division One:

    Durham 393-9 v Surrey

    Lancashire v Middlesex 258-3

    Yorkshire (145) lead Somerset (107-1) by 38 runs

    Division Two:

    Derbyshire 282-8 v Leicestershire

    Essex v Glamorgan 256-7

    Northamptonshire 322-6 v Gloucestershire

    Sussex (50-4) trail Worcestershire (306) by 256 runs

  3. Close of play at Chelmsford

    Glamorgan 256-7 v Essex

    ...and here's the confirmation of the conclusion.

  4. Bad light stops play at Chelmsford

    Glamorgan 256-7 v Essex

    And the light has also faded in Essex following a remarkable day's play.

    Still six more overs scheduled before the close, but it sounds like the ground staff are bedding in for the night with the covers already on.

    Anyhow, aside from 18-year-old Kiran Carlson's maiden century, Owen Morgan has also registered a half-century in an eighth-wicket partnership which is now worth 129 runs.

  5. Close of play at Hove

    Worcestershire 306 v Sussex 50-4

    Time up at Hove where Sussex have lost a fourth early wicket in their reply, which could finally extinguish their faint promotion hopes...

  6. Borthwick agrees Surrey move

    I know some of you are probably busy digesting the news that Bake Off will leave the BBC after this series, but there's some more breaking Scott Borthwick news to bring you.

    Surrey have confirmed that the all-rounder will be joining them from next season on a three-year contract.

    The 26-year-old will follow current team-mate Mark Stoneman down to London for the 2017 season.

  7. 100 for Kiran Carlson

    Glamorgan 253-7 v Essex

    Kiran Carlson

    What a moment for 18-year-old Glamorgan batsman Kiran Carlson.

    A maiden first-class century in only his third appearance. The right-hander got a pair last week on his last appearance against Gloucestershire.

    Today, he came to the crease with his side in tatters at 34-4 and since then, he's struck 15 fours and reached three figures in 192 balls.

  8. 200 for Keaton Jennings

    Durham 393-9 v Surrey

    What a day for Durham opener Keaton Jennings!

    A four guided down to third man off the final ball of the day's play sees him bring up his second double-century of this season.

    Incredible. Remember earlier in the day, he registered his seventh County Championship century of the season.

  9. WICKET Nash (lbw b Leach) 23

    Worcestershire 306 v Sussex 25-3

    Right on cue, a third Sussex wicket goes down early on in their reply.

    Chris Nash is trapped leg before to Joe Leach and there's been no shortage of action on day one at Hove.

  10. Gloomy finish at Hove

    Worcestershire 306 v Sussex 25-2

    Adrian Harms said it would be a tricky last 13 overs for Sussex and so it's proved so far after losing two early wickets.

    They could have an early finish too by the looks of things....

  11. New boy Carlson and veteran Napier shine at Chelmsford

    Glamorgan 233-7 v Essex

    Nick Webb

    BBC Radio Wales at Chelmsford

    Kiran Carlson

    "A century stand between Welsh youngsters Kiran Carlson (above) and Owen Morgan has allowed Glamorgan a toe-hold back in the game against promotion-chasing Essex.

    "Earlier the retiring Graham Napier and fellow seamer Jamie Porter claimed five wickets in the space of 21 balls as Glamorgan slumped to 34-5.

    "But Carlson, showing maturity beyond his years, made the most of the shine coming off the ball as he batted patiently and played some elegant off-side shots.

    "With Napier off the field, Essex were left possibly waiting for the new ball to finish off the innings.  

    "The 12:00 start because of traffic problems for the Glamorgan kit van means we're losing at least eight overs, and it could be more if the light dips further."

  12. Close of play at Old Trafford

    Middlesex 258-3 v Lancashire

    Time's up in Manchester sadly as bad light brings play to an early conclusion at Old Trafford.

  13. Gloucs fight back late on

    Northamptonshire 322-6 v Gloucestershire

    Alex Winter

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    "Having leaked 129 runs in 34 overs between lunch and tea, Gloucestershire have produced a smart fight-back in the final session. 

    "Liam Norwell - who nibbled a ball away from Ben Duckett for the opening wicket in the sixth over of the morning - returned to have Richard Levi splendidly caught by Gareth Roderick running to his right and diving full length from mid-on.

    "Two balls later, one left Rob Newton to take an edge behind, ending his fine 130.

    "Norwell, fair-haired and running in with purpose, and David Payne, who has markedly improved his red-ball bowling this season, have been excellent for the visitors throughout the day.

    "Craig Miles responded from a poor opening spell to provide good support too - he's picked up the wicket of Rob Keogh after tea."

  14. Close of play at Headingley

    Yorkshire 145 v Somerset 107-1

    No more play today up at Headingley I'm afraid with matters being concluded seven overs ahead of schedule due to bad light.

    Somerset will resume in the morning just 38 runs behind and with nine first-innings wickets in hand.

    What a day it's been for the visitors. 

  15. WICKET Hudson-Prentice (c Cox b Cummins) 0

    Worcestershire 306 v Sussex 9-1

    And Sussex's reply gets off to a less-than-perfect start.

    Fynn Hudson-Prentice succumbs to paceman Miguel Cummins caught behind by Ben Cox in the first over of the innings.

  16. Gloomy finish at Hove

    Worcestershire 306 v Sussex

    Adrian Harms

    BBC Sussex at Hove

    "Worcestershire have scored a very entertaining 100 runs in 16 overs since tea before being dismissed for 306, Steve Magoffin taking 5-38 and 54 wickets in total for the season.

    "Sussex must face 13 overs tonight which will be a big test for an inexperienced batting line up in gloomy conditions."

  17. Bad light stops play

    Middlesex 258-3 v Lancashire

    Old Trafford spectator

    ....and it's the same story at Old Trafford as it is at Headingley.

    They're off there too in the gloom where there's still another 6.2 overs to be bowled in the day.

  18. Bad light stops play

    Yorkshire 145 v Somerset 107-1

    I mentioned it was on the gloomy side in Leeds earlier and it doesn't look like it's improved.

    Umpires order the players off the field with seven overs still to be bowled in the day.

    Should that be it until tomorrow, I think you can say it's been well and truly Somerset's day.

    They trail by 38 runs with nine wickets remaining.

  19. Worcestershire dismissed at Hove

    Worcestershire 306 v Sussex

    A breezy first innings from visitors Worcestershire at Hove is done and dusted in just a couple of balls over 80 overs.

    Skipper Darryl Mitchell was their top scorer with 75, while wicketkeeper Ben Cox was the last man to go with 69 off just 87 balls.

    Steve Magoffin bagged 5-38, that's his third successive five-wicket haul in as many games.

  20. 50 for Chris Rogers

    Yorkshire 145 v Somerset 102-1

    Two fours in succession from Chris Rogers off Liam Plunkett bring up both the Australian's half-century and Somerset's 100.

    Rogers may have just escaped being caught from the shot which brought up his 50, but he will pay absolutely attention to that.

    His half-century came from just 74 balls with seven boundaries.