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Summary

  1. Leaders Essex reduce Somerset to 118-5 after being bowled out for 159
  2. Lancashire's Kyle Jarvis claims 6-67 as Warwickshire are all out for 200
  3. Surrey have best of opening day at The Oval, bowling out Middlesex for 247
  4. Notts lead Northants by 91 runs after 20 wickets fall at Trent Bridge
  5. Durham skipper Paul Collingwood hits unbeaten 127 against Derbyshire
  6. India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin makes Worcestershire debut

Live Reporting

By Felix Keith and Paul Grunill

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good bye

    So the end of day one arrives. It's been an unexpected one in many ways, with wickets tumbling, despite bright sunshine across the country.

    Paul Collingwood's marvellous innings for Durham was the exception on a day when the bowlers largely dominated.

    We hope you've enjoyed your bank holiday combination of sunshine and cricket. Please do join us again tomorrow - even if it is has to be from the less relaxing confines of your place of work.

  2. Close of play at Trent Bridge

    Notts 213 & 19-0 (5 overs) v Northants 141

    And that's all from Trent Bridge. Jake Libby and Steven Mullaney will begin again tomorrow, looking to build on Notts' 91-run lead.

    A fairly bonkers opening day which saw 20 wickets fall means this match will go nowhere near completing all four days.

  3. Close of play scores

    Division One

    Essex 159 v Somerset 118-5

    Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 112-3

    Middlesex 247 v Surrey 26-2

    Division Two

    Durham 376-7 v Derbyshire

    Glamorgan 294 v Sussex 79-3

    Leicestershire 326-9 v Kent

    Nottinghamshire 213 & 19-0 v Northamptonshire 141

    Worcestershire 338-7 v Gloucestershire

  4. Two overs to go at Trent Bridge

    Notts 213 & 14-0 (3 overs) v Northants 141

    Extras are doing a fine job for Notts, scoring 12 of their 14 runs so far.

    Two overs left for Jake Libby and Steven Mullaney to negotiate.

  5. Leicestershire duo share Stevens' limelight

    Leicestershire 326-9 (96 overs) v Kent

    Exhilarating stuff from Leicestershire's final-wicket pair ends what has undoubtedly been a see-saw day at Canterbury. All-rounder Darren Stevens (7-59) took the first seven wickets to fall, to raise the prospect of him claiming all 10 in an innings, but it was not to be and the final session belonged firmly to the visitors after they had been reduced to 174-8.

    Lewis Hill (77*) and Callum Parkinson (59*) have added 98 in 21.5 overs to frustrate the home side, who are one of four teams vying for the second promotion spot.

  6. Notts under way in second innings

    Notts 213 & 1-0 (1 over) v Northants 141

    Jake Libby and Steven Mullaney are back out in the middle for the second time today after 20 wickets have fallen on a remarkable opening day at Trent Bridge.

    The hosts and Division Two leaders have a lead of 73 runs and a further four overs to see off from Northants' attack tonight.

  7. Glamorgan fight back

    Glamorgan 294 v Sussex 79-3 (18 overs)

    A relatively even day at Colwyn Bay where Glamorgan recovered from 24-3 and 148-6 to come within six runs of a third batting point, tahnks mainly to Craig Meschede's aggressive 87 off 96 balls.

    Sussex would have been happy with their bowling efforts - especially Ollie Robinson (4-46) and Jofra Archer (3-67) - but the loss of Luke Wells, Stiaan van Zyl and Danny Briggs before the close means they have plenty of work to do on the second day. Angus Robson is 44 not out overnight.

  8. Livingstone looks good

    Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 112-3

    Lancashire hold the upper hand at Old Trafford after Kyle Jarvis took 6-67 in a below-par batting effort by relegation-threatened Warwickshire.

    The Bears attack bowled really well in the final session, with Chris Wright, Ryan Sidebottom and Olly Stone claiming a wicket each, but Liam Livingstone's unbeaten 41 has given the home side a platform to build a first-innings lead.

  9. WICKET Azharullah (c Read b Wood) 0

    Notts 213 v Northants 141 (37.4 overs)

    Notts clean up the Northants tail as Mohammad Azharullah skies one off Luke Wood for Chris Read to catch.

    That means Josh Cobb ends unbeaten on 46 off 49 balls and Notts take a first-innings lead of 72 runs. They will have about five overs left to face this evening.

  10. Surrey survive final over

    Middlesex 247 v Surrey 26-2 (9 overs)

    Surrey nightwatchman Stuart Meaker does his job and blocks out the final over of the day from off-spinner Ollie Rayner. It's been a good one for them against the reigning champions, who they bowled out in 84.2 overs with a side containing three 19-year-olds.

    England's Toby Roland-Jones grabbed two wickets at the end of play to give Middlesex some encouragement and he will likely be a big threat to Surrey on day two..

  11. Hill and Parkinson enjoy themselves

    Leicestershire 310-9 (88.1 overs) v Kent

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at Canterbury

    You'd have got pretty long odds on Leicestershire passing 300 when they resumed on 176-8 after tea.

    But a ninth-wicket partnership of 54 between Clint McKay (32) and Lewis Hill took them to 228-9.

    Since then, Calum Parkinson and Hill have guided their side past 300 and frustrated a Kent side, who must would had designs on batting for at least an hour tonight.

    Parkinson now has a maiden first-class half-century in just 48 balls as this last-wicket stand moves to 82. Brilliant stuff from Leicestershire's lower-order.

  12. WICKET Burns (c Simpson b Roland-Jones) 11

    Middlesex 247 v Surrey 26-2 (8 overs)

    Middlesex have a second wicket at the Oval but it isn't nightwatchman Stuart Meaker, it's Rory Burns who edges a ball from Toby Roland-Jones through to the keeper. Roland-Jones has 2-13 from his first four and there is one left to be bowled from the other end as Scott Borthwick joins Meaker in the middle.

  13. 'Captain Courageous' does it again

    Durham 376-7 (96 overs) v Derbyshire

    Martin Emmerson

    BBC Newcastle

    Paul Collingwood raises his bat towards the home dressing room.
    Image caption: Durham skipper Paul Collingwood reaches his 100 v Derbyshire.

    He's now 41 years and 94 days old but Durham skipper Paul Collingwood is having a great season with the bat, and recorded his 35th first-class century today - and his 25th for the club.

    It came off 150 balls and included 11 fours, and once again helped Durham recover from a tricky situation, and he was unbeaten on 127 at the close.

    He added 53 for the fourth wicket with Cameron Steel, who made 72, but his partnership of 130 with Paul Coughlin for the seventh wicket changed the nature of the day and left Derbyshire a tad deflated in the field.

    Coughlin was eventually out for 68 but the partnership was Durham's best for a seventh-wicket stand against Derbyshire, beating the 94 by Chris Scott and Jonathan Longley in Chesterfield in 1994.

  14. WICKET Gleeson (lbw b Hutton) 25

    Notts 213 v Northants 132-9 (34.5 overs)

    The stand is broken. Richard Gleeson becomes the third man to fall lbw to Brett Hutton.

    There are still 10 overs remaining at Trent Bridge, so Notts will be keen to pick up the final Northants' wicket.

  15. Close of play at Chelmsford

    Essex 159 v Somerset 118-5 (43 overs)

    Steven Davies just about negotiates a final over of the day from off-spinner Simon Harmer and that's all from Chelmsford for the day. He has seven, while nightwatchman Jack Leach is on eight.

    It's Somerset's day, but Jamie Porter's 4-27, which included the crucial wickets of Tom Abell and James Hildreth, has seen Essex fightback somewhat.

  16. WICKET Patel (c Robson b Roland-Jones) 11

    Middlesex 247 v Surrey 21-1 (6 overs)

    England's Toby Roland-Jones strikes at The Oval and it's teenager Ryan Patel who goes, taken at leg gully. Stuart Meaker is Surrey's nightwatchman with the job of preventing any further loss this evening.

  17. Northants stall the clatter of wickets

    Notts 213 v Northants 125-8 (31.4 overs)

    Josh Cobb (35 not out) and Richard Gleeson (21 not out) have done well to stall the clatter of wickets at Trent Bridge.

    The duo have put on 41 in nine overs so far and are edging the away side's score on.

  18. WICKET Vilas (b Stone) 6

    Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 80-3 (26.3 overs)

    Dane Vilas and Olly Stone

    Pace bowler Olly Stone picks up his first Championship wicket for Warwickshire as South African Dane Vilas falls with 6.3 overs remaining at Old Trafford. If they can add another before the close, they will end the day in much better spirits after a largely undistinguished batting effort.

    Stephen Parry has been sent in as nightwatchman for the home side.

  19. Cox boosts Worcestershire total

    Worcestershire 338-7 (98 overs) v Gloucestershire

    A satisfactory day for second-placed Worcestershire at New Road with three batting points already banked and the possibility of pressing on for all five on the second morning. Brett D'Oliveira (93) played the day's major innings, but Ben Cox's unbeaten 56 off 85 balls saw them finish a far healthier position than perhaps seemed likely at 206-5 following D'Oliveira's dismissal. Spinner Tom Smith was the pick of the Gloucestershire attack with 3-82 from 31 overs.

  20. Division Two round-up

    Sussex have lost their first wicket Colwyn Bay, replying to Glamorgan's 294 all out, with Luke Wells bowled by Lukas Carey for 21. They are 57-1 in the 13th over.

    Gloucestershire have just run out Ed Barnard for 46, but Ben Cox is still there on 56, with Worcestershire 338-7 in the 98th over at New Road.

    It's been slower going at Canterbury, where Leicestershire are 269-9 in the 83rd over against kent, with Lewis Hill unbeaten on 53. He has so far added 42 for the last wicket with Callum Parkinson.

    And Durham have now moved on to 347-6 in the 91st over against derbyshire, with Paul Collingwood (112*) and Paul Coughlin (68*) having put on 130 in 24 overs.