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Summary

  1. Former England captain Alastair Cook makes unbeaten 39 for Essex v Somerset
  2. Lancashire all-rounder Jordan Clark scores maiden first-class 100 v Surrey
  3. Sam Robson leads way with 84 for Champions Middlesex against Hampshire

Live Reporting

By Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's stumps

    And that is where we will leave the live action for this Good Friday.

    It's been an eventful opening day, but we'll give the last say to Lancashire's Jordan Clark on the day he made his maiden first-class century to rescue his side against Surrey. 

    Clark ton

    We'll be back with the action on day two from 10:45 BST on Saturday.

    Until then.....

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One:

    Hampshire v Middlesex 290-6 

    Surrey v Lancashire 294-6

    Somerset 209 lead Essex 60-2 by 149 runs

    Warwickshire 152-8 v Yorkshire

    Division Two:

    Durham 162 lead Nottinghamshire 96-4 by 66 runs

    Derbyshire 219-6 v Northamptonshire 

    Glamorgan 207 lead Worcestershire 180-4 by 27 runs

    Gloucestershire 236-4 v Leicestershire

    Sussex 11-1 v Kent 304

  3. Bad light stops play again

    Durham 162 v Nottinghamshire 96-4

    And, you've guessed it, we're off again at Durham as the light fades once more.

    In fact, that sounds like it for the day, 3.1 overs ahead of schedule.

    Plenty to talk about on that opening day and you'll be able to read all about it shortly on the cricket section of the BBC Sport website.

  4. Post update

    Stay there, we'll give you a glance at the close of play scores shortly.....

  5. Lumb falls to Wood

    Durham 162 v Nottinghamshire 94-4

    Martin Emmerson

    BBC Newcastle at Chester-le-Street

    With five overs to go tonight, Michael Lumb fell lbw to Mark Wood for 33. The ball didn't really get up but it's a blow for Notts in this unexpected late passage of play.

    He put on 85 with Samit Patel for the fourth wicket. He is replaced by nightwatchman Luke Fletcher for the closing stages.

  6. WICKET Lumb (lbw b Wood) 33

    Durham 162 v Nottinghamshire 92-4

    And there's still time for another wicket to fall on this eventful first day in the north east.

    Mark Wood is in the wickets to trap Michael Lumb leg before for 33 and give the home supporters something to smile about. A few England supporters might also like the sound of that as well.

  7. One game still going...

    As Martin Emmerson mentioned, they're back on at Chester-le-Street and there's still a few more overs to bowl....

  8. WICKET Westley (b Van der Merwe) 10

    Somerset 209 v Essex 60-2

    A wicket falls with the last ball of Division One action of the day and it goes Somerset's way at Taunton.

    Tom Westley has his defences breached by Roelof van der Merwe with just two balls remaining on the opening day.

    Alastair Cook is unbeaten at the other end on 39.

  9. Play to resume in Chester-le-Street

    Durham 162 v Notts 85-3.

    Martin Emmerson

    BBC Newcastle at Chester-le-Street

    An entertaining afternoon's play came to an abrupt halt at 5.15pm because of bad light. 

    There were still 25 overs to go at the time. But they now think they can squeeze a final eight overs in this evening.

    To be honest pre-lights we wouldn't have seen much play at all on a day that was clearly suited to the bowlers. 

    Samit Patel will resume on 40 with Michael Lumb on 28. Their partnership of 78 was much needed and forged after they'd been reduced to 7-3 inside five overs.

  10. Shiv and Jordan lead Red Rose revival

    Surrey v Lancashire 294-6

    Scott Read

    BBC Radio Lancashire at The Oval

    Chanderpaul and Clark

    The contrasting styles of Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Jordan Clark have been fascinating to watch this afternoon and evident in the way Clark reached his maiden first-class century, he cleared the ground as he pulled Mark Footitt over square leg for six. 

    While the 42-year-old Chanderpaul played a vintage innings, Clark, who is 16 years his junior came out with a clear intent to be positive and play the way he knows.

    Two players from different generations, applying their styles to great success to help Lancashire fight back well on the day.

  11. Close of play at Ageas Bowl

    Hampshire v Middlesex 290-6

    All done for the day at the Ageas Bowl where the weather has not interrupted any of the action.

    Champions Middlesex might feel they've left themselves a bit short at the close as Hampshire battled well in the evening session to keep them under 300 and snare six wickets in the process.

    Sam Robson (84) and Stevie Eskinazi (82) led the way earlier on at the top of the order. 

  12. Play abandoned at The Oval

    Surrey v Lancashire 294-6

    And another one falls victim to the weather, in Division One this time.

    That's your lot at the end of an engrossing first at at The Oval and Lancashire will feel a lot happier about life than they did at lunch thanks to Jordan Clark and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

  13. Play abandoned in Cardiff

    Glamorgan 207 v Worcestershire 180-4

    Rain has curtailed proceedings in Cardiff after an eventful first day featuring 387 runs and 14 wickets.

    Worcestershire's day for sure as they trail by just 27 runs.

  14. Bad light stops play again

    Surrey v Lancashire 294-6

    The dark clouds have returned at The Oval sadly after that blitz from Jordan Clark to bring up his century.

    He's unbeaten on 108 with Shiv Chanderpaul on 85 as once again play is stopped with another nine overs still to bowl.

    Clark's route to his century earlier went like this on the scorecard: 4-4-0-4-6 as Mark Footitt was on the receiving end.

  15. Kent out for 304 as Archer bags seven

    Sussex v Kent 304

    Jofra Archer takes two wickets in three balls to mop up the Kent tail at Hove and finish with figures of 7-67.

    Looks like his team-mates will have six overs to face before the close of play as well.

  16. Cook on the charge

    Somerset 209 v Essex 41-1

    After a quiet spell at the crease, Alastair Cook sends Jamie Overton's first over for 12, hitting the Somerset man for three consecutive boundaries.

    Spin looks to be on it's way soon, Jack Leach will be hoping for an instant impact this evening.

  17. 100 for Jordan Clark

    Surrey v Lancashire 284-6

    Jordan Clark ton

    First century of the day goes to Lancashire's Jordan Clark.

    Added to that, it's a maiden first class ton for the right-hander, who along with Shivnarine Chanderpaul (83 not out) has transformed this opening day for his side.

    Clark gets to three figures with a six off Mark Footitt. Fifteen fours and three maximums in total from him as he reached three figures in just 118 balls.

  18. WICKET Simpson (c sub b Wheal) 9

    Hampshire v Middlesex 269-6

    Hampshire claim another wicket towards the close of this first day and a loose shot to point by John Simpson sees him succumb to Brad Wheal.

    One of two substitute fielders out there for the hosts takes the catch with both Rilee Rossouw and Fidel Edwards in the changing room nursing injuries.

  19. Heading towards parity

    Glamorgan 207 v Worcestershire 179-4

    Peter Miller

    BBC Sport at Cardiff

    This hugely entertaining day of cricket in Cardiff continues to thrill with Worcestershire now heading towards parity with Glamorgan on first innings.

    We have had 380 runs and 14 wickets in the 80 overs that we have had so far today. 

    After losing both set batsmen to leave them at 80-4, Worcestershire are now within touching distance of the hosts with Tom Kohler-Cadmore reaching a very well made fifty and Ben Cox looking very fluent.

  20. Play abandoned for day at Edgbaston

    Warwickshire 152-8 v Yorkshire

    All over for the day at Edgbaston.

    Only 48.3 overs possible between the showers and the bad light on day one.