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Summary

  1. Stirling & Robson hit tons for Middlesex
  2. Bopara & Browne 50s drive Essex v Warwickshire
  3. James Anderson removes centurion George Bailey on return for Lancs
  4. Patel passes 150 for Notts

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By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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  1. Stumps - day one

    Nick Browne

    So, on the hottest day of the year so far, the batsmen have enjoyed themselves.

    There's also been a bit for the bowlers, but we've seen a lot of hard toil.

    Myself and Matt Henry will be back tomorrow from 10:45 BST with all the shenanigans from day two.

    Hope you can join us then.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One

    • Middlesex 337-4 v Yorkshire
    • Lancashire v Hampshire 351-8
    • Essex 263-5 v Warwickshire

    Division Two

    • Worcestershire 95-3 v Kent 260
    • Notts 345-4 v Leicestershire
    • Durham v Glamorgan 221-7

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  3. Close of play at Old Trafford

    Lancashire v Hampshire 351-8

    So, after a VERY long day, the final game draws to a close at Lancashire.

    And it's a day that's ended up in Hampshire's favour thanks to George Bailey's brilliant 127 and Kyle Abbott's unbeaten 76.

    It's been a great fightback from 177-6 from the visitors.

  4. Post update

    Lancashire v Hampshire 341-8

    Kyle Abbott and Brad Taylor are content to see things through to the close for Hampshire now.

    Plenty of defensive strokes, two overs to go. Come on fellas, get a move on, Eastenders is on in a bit.

  5. Average of 602 for Samit

    Samit Patel's last four innings for Notts. Decent...

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  6. Post update

    Lancashire v Hampshire 334-8

    So, things are winding down for the day with just one match remaining at Old Trafford.

    There are five overs to go in Manchester.

    Kyle Abbott is continuing to battle for Hampshire - the South African is 64 not out.

  7. Stumps at Lord's & 150 for Robson

    Middlesex 335-4 v Yorkshire

    Sam Robson, take a bow.

    The Middlesex opener reaches his 150 in the final over of the day with a four off Adil Rashid - his 18th boundary of the innings.

    Robson has batted all day, in temperatures of 32 degrees. Get that man some water!

  8. Close of play at Trent Bridge

    Notts 345-4 v Leicestershire

    Nottinghamshire and Samit Patel simply can't stop scoring runs.

    The all-rounder finishes day one unbeaten on 157. He's been there for 222 balls and struck 17 fours and a six.

    Riki Wessels will resume day two on 28 with Notts looking to post a huge score against their East Midlands rivals.

  9. Stumps at New Road

    Worcestershire 95-3 v Kent 260

    Joe Clarke has played a little gem of an innings for Worcestershire before the close at New Road.

    The 21-year-old has made 34 off just 38 balls, and found good support in fellow youngster George Rhodes (16 not out).

    It's going to be a pivotal second morning.

  10. 150 for Samit Patel

    Notts 336-4 v Leicestershire

    Stupendous Samit. Sublime Samit. Superb Samit. Stunning Samit.

    Take your pick.

    The Nottinghamshire all-rounder is an absolute run machine at the moment as he reaches his 150 just before stumps.

    That's 629 runs at an average of 90 for the 32-year-old this season.

  11. Post update

    Not long to go lads. Hold on in there!

    Spectators
  12. WICKET Bailey (b Anderson) 127

    Lancashire v Hampshire 314-8

    Jimmy has his wicket now alright! And it's the big one.

    Hampshire captain George Bailey chops on and is out for a superb 127.

    Can Lancashire finish off the visitors this evening? There are still nine overs to go after this one.

  13. Close of play at Durham

    Durham v Glamorgan 221-7

    Durham have fought back superbly in the final session, reducing Glamorgan from 166-2 to 221-7.

    Paceman Chris Rushworth led the fightback, finishing day one with 5-40.

  14. Wicketless return for Anderson

    Hampshire 311-7 v Lancashire

    James Anderson is still giving it his all for Lancashire but has not picked up a wicket in 19 overs.

    It's been a tough evening session for the bowlers at Old Trafford, with George Bailey and Kyle Abbott making hay in the sunshine.

    And there could be more damage to come - there are still 10 overs left today.

  15. Stumps at Chelmsford

    Essex 263-5 v Warwickshire

    Ravi Bopara 50

    A steamy, topsy-turvy first day at Chelmsford comes to a close, with honours just about even.

    Two late wickets from Rikki Clarke gave the visitors a boost, but Ravi Bopara will resume in the morning on 84 with James Foster by his side.

  16. 'Dramatic turnaround at Durham'

    Durham v Glamorgan 213-7

    Nick Webb

    BBC Wales Sport

    It's been a dramatic turnaround in the evening sunshine at the Riverside with Chris Rushworth claiming three wickets with the second new ball for a five-wicket haul.

    Nick Selman reached a cautious hundred off 249 balls before becoming one of Rushworth's victims.

    The Durham paceman had already claimed his 500th wicket for his county when he uprooted Aneurin Donald's off-stump.

    David Lloyd on 7 then fell lbw as Rushworth celebrated his fifth of the day, and Matthew Potts had debutant Tom Cullen caught at slip, also for 7.

  17. The evergreen Ryan Sidebottom

    Middlesex 308-4 v Yorkshire

    The 39-year-old has some record...

    Ryan Sidebottom
  18. WICKET Franklin (b Sidebottom) 17

    Middlesex 302-4 v Yorkshire

    Wow, where did that come from?

    Just as Middlesex looked set to bat out the day, Ryan Sidebottom bowls skipper James Franklin.

    Can Yorkshire get key man Sam Robson in the nine overs that remain. He must be exhausted by now.

  19. Fifty for Kyle Abbott

    Lancashire v Hampshire 296-7

    Kyle Abbott is playing some innings for Hampshire here.

    The South African, who certainly knows which end to hold the bat, has raced to a 54-ball half-century.

    Hampshire are approaching 300, George Bailey has an unbeaten century, it's looking very rosy for the south coast side.

  20. Five-wicket haul for Rushworth

    Durham v Glamorgan 203-6

    Where did that come from? On a day made for batting, Durham paceman Chris Rushworth picks up his fifth wicket, pinning David Lloyd lbw. The big man has 5-40 from 18 overs - incredible.

    At New Road, Worcestershire are now three down against Kent - Matt Coles has removed Daryl Mitchell to leave the hosts 53-3 and 207 behind.

    Notts are continuing to rattle along against Leicestershire - Samit Patel (131 not out) and Riki Wessels (20 not out) have put on 67 for the fifth wicket. Notts are 306-4.