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By Paul Grunill and Felix Keith

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  1. Weather hold-up at Chesterfield

    Derbyshire 394-9 (104.1 overs) v Durham

    The players leave the field at Queen's Park as the shower predicted by Martin Emmerson (see 11:20 entry) arrives. Derbyshire skipper Billy Godleman is 88 not out and number 11 Gurjit Sandhu has 42. Their stand is now worth 83 and you don't need advanced empathic skills to work out how frustrated Durham skipper Paul Collingwood must be.

  2. 'Hampshire looking for sizeable lead'

    Hampshire 396-4 (104 overs) v Surrey

    Kevan James

    Sport Presenter, BBC Radio Solent

    The pitch at The Oval still looks pretty good, and so far Hampshire haven't lost any wickets this morning as they look to build a sizeable first-innings score.

    I'm sure they have last year's fixture in mind too at the Ageas Bowl.

    Then, on a similar easy-paced pitch, Surrey ground Hampshire into the dust scoring 637-7 declared. Hampshire lost that game by an innings and 13 runs.

  3. WICKET Barker (c & b Murtagh) 49

    Warwickshire 330-8 (100.5 overs) v Middlesex

    Keith Barker follows the lead of skipper Jonathan Trott on the opening day and falls one short of a half-century, caught off a leading edge as he looked to play into the leg-side.

    It's Tim Murtagh's second wicket of the innings and as George Panayi joins Jeetan Patel, Middlesex will now be looking to quickly wrap up the Warwickshire innings.

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  4. Currans striving for wickets

    Hampshire 390-4 (102.2 overs) v Surrey

    It's not happening for Sam and Tom Curran yet at The Oval.

    George Bailey (70 not out) and Sean Ervine (15 not out) have continued where Hampshire left off yesterday, accumulating runs in assured fashion. Both batsmen have struck fours this morning and the opening 30 minutes have gone swimmingly.

  5. for Joe Denly

    Kent 457-1 (102.1 overs) v Northants

    Joe Denly

    After a sedate start at Beckenham, Joe Denly moves to 153 with a four off Ben Sanderson.

    It's taken him 197 balls and has included 13 fours and four sixes. His partnership with Sean Dickson (223 not out) is now worth 328 runs.

  6. Record stand for Derbyshire duo

    Derbyshire 337-9 (101 overs) v Durham

    Gurjit Sandhu

    Derbyshire's last wicket pair of Billy Godleman and Gurjit Sandhu have added five runs so far this morning, taking their partnership to 71. They have now surpassed the previous county 10th-wicket record stand against Durham, beating the 66 by Richard Sladdin and Ole Mortensen in 1993.

    Ole come there aren't any Danes in county cricket any more?

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  7. Dickson & Denly resume marathon stand

    Kent 442-1 (98.2 overs) v Northants

    Sean Dickson and Joe Denly put on 305 runs together yesterday at Beckenham.

    After a surely sound night of sleep the Kent duo are back out in the middle looking to push their side's score past 600 and grind Northants into the dirt.

  8. Hampshire looking to pile on the runs

    Hampshire 366-4 (97 overs) v Surrey

    Hampshire will be looking to make the most of their commanding position in the sun at The Oval today.

    George Bailey (62 not out) and new batsman Sean Ervine have begun their mission, with Amar Virdi completing his over from last night and Tom Curran charging in from the other end.

    Surrey need early breakthroughs.

  9. No early drama at Cheltenham

    Glamorgan 117 & 62-5 (18 overs) v Gloucestershire 141

    There were so many comings and goings at the College Ground yesterday that it comes as something of a surprise that Glamorgan have survived the opening over on day two without losing a wicket. Andrew Salter picks up three runs off Liam Norwell and the Glamorgan lead is now 38.

  10. Post update

    You can't have county cricket in the internet age without the Martin Emmerson prospects video. So here is BBC Newcastle's commentator on day two of Derbyshire v Durham at Chesterfield.

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  11. Day two begins

    We are under way at four of our six matches. Play has started on time at The Oval, Beckenham, Cheltenham and Chesterfield, but there are delays at Scarborough and Edgbaston following some rain.

    Play should soon be under way between Warwickshire and Middlesex, but it's going to be 11.30 before Yorkshire and Somerset get under way. For the meantime let us focus our attention on those playing cricket.

  12. Bold approach pays off for Groenewald

    Somerset 268 v Yorkshire 42-3 (match resumes 11:00 BST)

    Tim Groenewald

    Somerset number 11 Tim Groenewald was delighted to make a contribution with both bat and ball as they fought back strongly against Yorkshire at Scarborough.

    Groenewald hammered an unbeaten 41 off 24 balls - including 26 off one over by Adil Rashid, as he and Craig Overton shared a last-wicket stand of 61, and then claimed the important wicket of Peter Handscomb.

    "We felt as a group that it was always doing something and you never quite felt you were in, so I just decided with Rashid on that I'd chance my arm a bit," he told BBC Somerset.

    "After the start this morning, I would have bitten your arm off for 268. It means we are in the game, certainly with them 42-3. As a bowler there's always going to be one that does something every couple of overs, so you've just got to be patient and get the ball in the right areas."

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  13. Listen live

    We have ball-by-ball coverage again today from our BBC local radio teams, so please choose the game that you're interested in from the links at the top of the page, and keep reading this text commentary to stay up to date with the other five fixtures..

    Commentary box at Edgbaston
  14. Lamb backs Bears to 'score big'

    Warwickshire 302-7 v Middlesex (match resumes 11:00 BST)

    Matt Lamb

    Warwickshire batsman Matt Lamb was optimistic about their chances of of a first Championship win of the summer after making his maiden half-century for the club on day one against Middlesex.

    Lamb was called into the team to replace injured skipper Ian Bell after two recent second XI hundreds and a score of 99 for his club side on Saturday, and helped them recover from 141-5.

    "I felt good out there, my balance felt good, I felt I was striking the ball pretty well and it was pleasing to get my first fifty for the club," he told BBC WM.

    "If we can score big tomorrow and then hopefully bowl them out cheaply, there's no reason why we can't go on and win this game."

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  15. 'Double centuries don't come every day'

    Kent 434-1 v Northants (play resumes at 11:00 BST)

    Sean Dickson

    It was a perfect opening day for Kent and, in particular, Sean Dickson, who finished 210 not out, alongside Joe Denly (143 not out) in a 305-run partnership against Northants.

    After play he told BBC Radio Kent that the wisdom of club legend Darren Stevens helped get him through the difficult final overs.

    He said: "The last nine overs were a real challenge out there, but I just kept remembering the words that one old, wise man, Darren Stevens said to me: 'Double centuries don't come every day.'

    "It is a very nice wicket here at Beckenham. But I also think there is enough there to take 20 wickets, hopefully."

  16. Stewart calls for 'disciplined' bowling

    Hampshire 361-4 v Surrey (match resumes at 11:00 BST)

    Mark Footitt

    Surrey had a difficult first day in the field, with Hampshire's Jimmy Adams and James Vince both scoring centuries at The Oval, and director of cricket, Alec Stewart, knows they will have to up their game today to get back in the match.

    "It was a very tough day. Losing the toss on a very good pitch is never ideal, but having said that we still could have bowled with good discipline," he told BBC Radio London.

    "Overall there wasn't enough of that disciplined bowling that you would expect. We got punished. Their line-up is full of good, experienced batsmen and they exposed the bad balls that we bowled.

    "We've got to get back to bowling in a disciplined manner. If we do that, we will create chances."

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  17. Cheltenham wicket 'not to blame'

    Glamorgan 117 & 59-5 v Gloucestershire 141 (match resumes 11:00 BST)

    Gloucestershire coach Richard Dawson refused to criticise the pitch at Cheltenham's College Ground after 25 wickets fell on the opening day of their Division two game against Glamorgan.

    "We've just chatted about the pitch and we're not putting any blame on that, that's not the question mark," he told BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

    "We know it's a fast-moving game at Cheltenham and we've chatted about whether (in our innings) we played what happened in the first (Glamorgan) innings, rather than what was in front of us."

    Glamorgan will resume just 35 ahead with five wickets left in their second innings and the prospect of beating the record for the shortest Championship match, which lasted until 3.22pm on day two in 2002, very much on the cards.

    Gloucestershire coach Richard Dawson
  18. How things stand

    After opening day's play

    Division One

    Hampshire 361-4 v Surrey

    Warwickshire 302-7 v Middlesex

    Somerset 268 v Yorkshire 42-3

    Division Two

    Derbyshire 332-9 v Durham

    Glamorgan 117 & 59-5 v Gloucestershire 141

    Kent 434-1 v Northamptonshire

  19. Good morning

    Niorth Marine Road Ground, Scarborough

    Well, that was quite a day of cricket yesterday.

    Twenty five wickets at Cheltenham, a huge partnership at Beckenham, a stirring Somerset fightback at Scarborough and a century by an improving young player at Chesterfield - and that's just the outgrounds.

    We also had two centuries for Hampshire at The Oval and a day that began well and got worse for Middlesex at Edgbaston.

    After all that, we have a second day of great promise ahead, so welcome to our coverage. Play starts at 11:00 BST.