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Summary

  1. Notts beat Lancashire by six wickets after bowling them out for 73
  2. Hampshire bowl out Worcestershire for 127 to win by 196 runs
  3. Yorkshire v Essex abandoned without a ball bowled - 5 pts each
  4. Gloucestershire defeat Kent by five wickets in Division Two
  5. Sussex's David Wiese hits first century of season in draw with Warwickshire

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By Paul Grunill

All times stated are UK

That's all for now

Most of the excitement was packed into the first session of the final day in our opening round of County Championship matches.

Hampshire completed an ultimately comfortable win over Worcestershire, but in dramatic scenes at Old Trafford, Notts lost four wickets in scoring just 10 to beat Lancashire, who themselves slumped from their overnight 58-2 to 73 all out.

The loss of four complete days at Headingley for Yorkshire and Essex was a major talking point, while in Division Two, Gloucestershire saw off Kent at Canterbury and Warwickshire drew with Sussex.

Top individual performances on the day came from Notts pace bowler Harry Gurney, who took 6-25, and Sussex all-rounder David Wiese, scorer of the Championship's first century of the summer.

We'll be back at about 10:30 BST on Friday to do it all over again with a full quota of nine matches. Thanks for reading over the past four days.

Liam Livingstone's Lancashire were beaten by Notts at Old Trafford
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Championship results round-up

Division One

Hampshire 290 & 244 v Worcestershire 211 & 127

Hampshire (21 pts) beat Worcestershire (4 pts) by 196 runs

Lancashire 158 & 73 v Nottinghamshire 222 & 10-4

Notts (20 pts) beat Lancashire (3 pts) by six wickets

Yorkshire v Essex - match abandoned (5 pts each)

Division Two

Kent 64 & 153 v Gloucestershire 110 & 108-5

Gloucestershire (19 pts) beat Kent (3 pts) by five wickets

Warwickshire 299 & 87-3 v Sussex 374

Warwickshire (10 pts) drew with Sussex (12 pts)

BreakingWARWICKSHIRE DRAW WITH SUSSEX

Warwickshire 299 and 87-3 (10 pts) v Sussex 374 (12 pts)

It's all over as the players shake hands on a draw. Sussex would've harbored faint hopes of a win after reducing Warwickshire to 55-3 in their second innings, but with 150 overs lost in the game due to bad weather a stalemate was always likely.

An entertaining game nonetheless, with David Wiese scoring an aggressive 106 off 105 balls, his highest score in Championship cricket for Sussex, while Warwickshire's Olly Stone registered a career-best in all first-class cricket with 8-80.

With his pace, he is definitely one to keep an eye on this summer.

Can Sussex find a breakthrough?

Warwickshire 299 & 85-3 v Sussex 374

Sussex keeper Ben Brown pauses to take his gloves off after the first delivery of David Wiese's 10th over. Possibly a bit of soreness, but he seems OK to carry on. The over passes without runs or further incident and Warwickshire remain 10 in front with seven wickets in hand.

Warwickshire close to safety

Warwickshire 299 & 85-3 v Sussex 374

Possibly with one eye on the over rate, Luke Wells comes into the attack with his occasional leg-spin. Dominic Sibley closes out the over with careful defence and is now 41 not out. Adam Hose has an unbeaten 14 and Warwickshire have a lead of 10.

Warwickshire clear deficit

Warwickshire 299 & 78-3 v Sussex 374

Dominic Sibley
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Dominic Sibley tucks David Wiese away through mid-wicket for four and Warwickshire are into the black at Edgbaston. The former Surrey batsman now has 40 not out, with Adam Hose on eight - but is there enough time left in the game for him to reach a half-century?

Moores hails 'extraordinary' victory

Nottinghamshire (20 pts) beat Lancashire (3 pts) by six wickets

Seven years ago, head coach Peter Moores guided Lancashire to the title.

These days, he's doing the same job for Notts and they set out their stall for the summer with victory over his former employers after an astonishing morning session on the final day when Harry Gurney (6-25) and Jake Ball (4-14) ran through Lancashire's batting line-up.

"Extraordinary is probably the right word for it. It was an outstanding hour of cricket by us," said Moores.

"We made the most of the conditions. Harry Gurney set the tone. He bowled brilliantly all game. He held length and moved the ball both ways.

"And Jake Ball did what Jake Ball can do. If he wanted to make a statement then he's done it with nine wickets in the game. He bowled aggressively, he bowled at the stumps and he got his lengths right."

Nottinghamshire's Harry Gurney
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Bears not out of the woods yet

Warwickshire 299 & 64-3 v Sussex 374

A slight pause in proceedings as Dominic Sibley is struck on the right elbow by a delivery from Ollie Robinson. He looks in some discomfort but manages to get off strike and move on to 31. Adam Hose sees out the over and Warwickshire are now 11 adrift.

As we mentioned earlier (see 4.04 entry), Glamorgan are one of six teams who will start their first Championship game of the season on Friday. Here are a few thoughts from skipper Michael Hogan.

Michael Hogan of Glamorgan celebrates after taking the wicket of Joseph Ludlow of Cardiff MCCU

Hogan wants 'much better' Championship year

Glamorgan captain Michael Hogan wants a much better Championship season despite expecting inconsistencies in a young squad.

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First-innings runs key, says Vince

Hampshire (21 pts) beat Worcestershire (4 pts) by 196 runs

James Vince
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Making good starts to games has been identified as a key to success this summer by Hampshire.

And according to skipper James Vince, it was that approach that stood them in good stead in their home victory over Worcestershire earlier today.

"The way we started the game set us up quite nicely which allowed us to get over par in the first innings.

"First innings runs is something we have talked about and we have to accept on a wicket like that 290 is a good score," said Vince, who was also pleased with the efforts of his pace attack.

"We know what to expect from Kyle (Abbott). He is as consistent you are going to get for a seamer. And, as the game went on Fidel (Edwards) hit the gloves a bit harder and found some nice rhythm."

WICKET Trott (lbw b Sharma) 4

Warwickshire 299 & 55-3 v Sussex 374

Jonathan Trott
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There will be a few nerves in the Warwickshire dressing room now. Ishant Sharma pins Jonathan Trott lbw with a ball that spears into him and looked to keep a fraction low. The draw is not a given just yet. Warwickshire are 20 behind with a minimum of 28 overs left. Adam Hose will join Dominic Sibley in the middle.

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From Phil Webb: "In all this, after 1 game we may have overlooked that Fidel Edwards has scored 4 more runs than the entire Yorklshire and Essex teams combined #bbccricket."

From Ralph Brooker: "Olly Stone looking a real handful early in the season. Pace. Aggression. Music of the chin! Does he swing it too? #bbccricket @WarwickshireCCC."

From Chris Ward: "Does anyone know why we don't have a full round of fixtures this week? Seems ridiculous that with an even number of teams in both divisions, there are teams not playing #countycricketlive #bbccricket."

Good question, Chris. If anyone from the ECB is reading this, please enlighten us.

WICKET Bell (c Brown b Sharma) 10

Warwickshire 299 & 45-2 v Sussex 374

Ishant Sharma, bowling from the Pavilion End, gets Sussex off to the best possible start in the final session of play as Ian Bell drives at a full ball and gets a thin edge through to the keeper. A bit of away movement perhaps? Warwickshire still 30 adrift.

Coming next

As the final session at Edgbaston gets under way, we have a chance to tell you about the second round of County Championship matches, which start on Friday. Here's the list of fixtures:

  • Essex v Lancashire, Chelmsford
  • Somerset v Worcestershire, Taunton
  • Surrey v Hampshire, The Oval
  • Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire, Headingley
  • Derbyshire v Middlesex, Derby
  • Durham v Kent, Riverside
  • Gloucestershire v Glamorgan, Bristol
  • Leicestershire v Sussex, Leicester
  • Northamptonshire v Warwickshire, Northampton

Some great games to look forward to, as Somerset, Surrey, Derbyshire, Durham, Glamorgan, and Leicestershire enter the fray - and we will, of course, have our usual radio and text commentary service for you, starting from about 10:30 BST.

Positives for both sides

Warwickshire 299 & 45-1 v Sussex 374

Adrian Harms

BBC Sussex cricket commentator

The afternoon session saw Olly Stone take a career best 8-80 and David Wiese make his highest score for Sussex of 106, but the game looks set for a draw.

Both sides will take positives from the match and on this evidence both will expect to be challenging for promotion at the end of September

The sun is shining now but it's a little to late for there to be a result with 150 overs lost in the match

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After all the rain a glorious if breezy afternoon at Edgbaston

Is this Harry Gurney unsuccessfully attempting a 'dab' during Nottinghamshire's win over Lancashire earlier today? Perhaps not, but the left-arm seamer certainly had plenty to smile about after taking 6-25, giving him match figures of 8-47. He only managed 27 in total last season, so that's a great start - but needs to keep it up as Notts have Mark Footitt, no mean left-armer himself, waiting in the wings.

Harry Gurney
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Championship round-up

Here's an at-a-glance reminder of the results from earlier today:

Division One

Hampshire 290 & 244 v Worcestershire 211 & 127

Hampshire (21 pts) beat Worcestershire (4 pts) by 196 runs

Lancashire 158 & 73 v Nottinghamshire 222 & 10-4

Notts (20 pts) beat Lancashire (3 pts) by six wickets

Yorkshire v Essex - match abandoned (5 pts each)

Division Two

Kent 64 & 153 v Gloucestershire 110 & 108-5

Gloucestershire (19 pts) beat Kent (3 pts) by five wickets

Warwickshire 299 & 45-1 v Sussex 374

Sussex lead by 30 runs - match in play

Warwickshire close to safety

Warwickshire 299 & 45-1 v Sussex 374

Despite a couple of nervous moments, Warwickshire have reached the tea interval trailing by 30. Barring a calamitous start to the final session, the draw is very much on the cards. Dominic Sibley will resume on 23, with Ian Bell unbeaten on 10.

Can Warwickshire hold their nerve?

Warwickshire 299 & 33-1 v Sussex 374

Unlucky for David Wiese, bowling the 13th over of the innings and having an appeal for caught behind against Dominic Sibley turned down. The batsman gets through the over on 17 not out and Ian Bell is unbeaten on four. Warwickshire are 42 runs behind.

You learn something every day. Thank you to Warwickshire for letting us know that the collective noun for bears is a 'sleuth'. Not many people know that - but we bet Sir Michael Caine does.

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WICKET Rhodes (b Robinson) 6

Warwickshire 299 & 25-1 v Sussex 374

Ollie Robinson
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There's the breakthrough for Sussex! Will Rhodes plays down the wrong line to a fuller delivery from Ollie Robinson, who rips out the batsman's off stump. Warwickshire trail by 50, with a minimum of 39 overs left in the game.

Hants 'flattered' by win margin - Leach

Hampshire (21 pts) beat Worcestershire (4 pts) by 196 runs

Worcestershire skipper Joe Leach insisted his team could take plenty of encouragement from their opening game back in Championship Division One, despite defeat by Hampshire earlier today.

The Pears regained their top-flight status by winning nine of their 14 games last summer and taking the second-tier title.

"The scoreboard doesn't quite do us justice, although we deserved to lose the game. It flatters them slightly. After the 75 (James) Vince got, we were always fighting to get back in the game. We always felt we were 50 runs behind," said Leach, who was out first ball.

"Ultimately it wasn't good enough, but we live and learn. We drove the game for large parts and have not got it right in other parts."

Joe Leach
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Steady start for Warwickshire

Warwickshire 299 & 11-0 v Sussex 374

No early alarm bells for Warwickshire, who move to 11-0 after five overs in their second innings, trailing by 64. Will Rhodes is four not out and Dominic Sibley is unbeaten on seven. A draw remains the most likely outcome.

A final twist at Edgbaston?

Warwickshire 299 v Sussex 374

After this morning's flurry of wickets at Old Trafford, it would be foolish to state that this match at Edgbaston is a nailed-on draw. However, it will need a major collapse in Warwickshire's second innings for the two teams not to be taking five points each from this one.

We are told that a minimum of 50 overs remain. Dominic Sibley and Will Rhodes are the two opening batsmen for the Bears.

Livingstone rues 'average shots'

Nottinghamshire (20 pts) beat Lancashire (3 pts) by six wickets

Steven Croft's off stump flies out of the ground as he is bowled by Jake Ball
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Incredible scenes at Old Trafford this morning as 12 wickets went down for 25 runs before Notts marked their return to Division One by wrapping up victory over Lancashire.

Hardly the way Liam Livingstone wanted his captaincy career to begin for the Red Rose county, and he admitted they had played some "average shots".

Livingstone added: "It's been a funny game really. At times, the pitch has looked unplayable and at times the pitch has looked pretty good. This morning it has quickened up and nipped around.

"We came out and bowled a really good length there which shows that we have the fight that we need. It would have been horrible for them if we'd got 70 or 80 in front."

WICKET Sharma (b Stone) 22

Warwickshire 299 v Sussex 374

That's the end of the Sussex innings. India's Ishant Sharma, maybe with his mind still on hitting Olly Stone for only the second six of his first-class career, backs away to square leg to smear the bowler through the off-side and loses his off stump. Stone finishes with a career-best 8-80. Sussex lead by 75, with the best part of two sessions of play left in the game.

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From Mark: "#bbccricket county batsmen not exactly covering themselves with glory & screaming "pick me" to the England selectors. Either pitches are awful, bowling exceptional or batsmen are average....probably a mixture of the three."

In many cases, 'haven't had much practice out in the middle because of the weather' is another explanation.

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Absolutely love the Icelandic team name, Kopavogur Puffins. I once made my wife (then pregnant) walk the entire length of Lundy Island in search of puffins - didn't see a single one. And having just typed that, I can't get Peter Griffin singing 'Bird is the Word' out of my head.

WICKET Wiese (lbw b Stone) 106

Warwickshire 299 v Sussex 361-9

Olly Stone, bowling with the new ball wide of the crease, hits Wiese on the pads with a quick delivery and the batsman is adjudged lbw. Brilliant innings from Wiese and the first Championship century of the summer. Sussex 62 runs in front.

Championship round-up

We've already had four results today - although it's hard to call the five points each for Yorkshire and Essex, after a match without any play, a result - and here's a reminder of what has happened.

  • A draw appeared the most likely result between Lancashire and Notts at Old Trafford as the home side began the day on 58-2, but 12 wickets went down for just 25 runs as the visitors struggled to 10-4 to complete a six-wicket win.
  • Worcestershire were never at the races in their bid to score 324 to win at the Ageas Bowl. Instead, Hampshire knocked over their last seven wickets for 68 to win by 196 runs.
  • In Division Two, Gloucestershire only needed another 47 to win and although they lost three wickets for three runs and four for 21, Benny Howell's unbeaten 50 saw them home by five wickets against Kent.
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WICKET Brown (c Ambrose b Barker) 91

Warwickshire 299 v Sussex 349-8

Keith Barker opens the bowling for the afternoon session from the Pavilion End - and has Ben Brown caught behind first ball! He goes for a valuable 91, an innings which began when Sussex were reeling on 88-5. Sussex lead by 50.

Simply magnificent Wiese!

Warwickshire 299 v Sussex 347-7 - lunch

Adrian Harms

Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

By his own admission, David Wiese was disappointed by his performances for Sussex last season but he seems determined to put that right this time round

His celebration at reaching three figures said it all, as he punched the air in delight after a quite magnificent innings which drew generous applause from the Warwickshire players

The innings was full of shots all around the wicket the highlight of which was a huge six into the Birmingham end, and it followed his four wickets earlier in the match.

It was his first hundred in Sussex colours and the first century of the County Championship season.

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'He's a stubborn individual'

Gloucestershire (19 pts) beat Kent (3 pts) by five wickets

Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson singled out Gareth Roderick for special praise following their season-opening win over Kent at Canterbury.

Roderick made a half-century in their first innings and added 75 with Benny Howell in the second before they eventually reached their target of 127.

"That 51 was probably worth 100 on a different pitch. He batted exceptionally, and the way he and Benny batted in the second innings was really good as well; the tempo that they played, even though there were still balls passing the edge and appeals and things. He puts a price on his wicket, he's a stubborn individual," Dawson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

"I've been working on some things over the winter and it's nice to get out there and put them into practice. On a wicket like that, you probably need a little bit of luck, and across both innings I hd some fortunate things go my way," said Roderick.

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Nottinghamshire lost four wickets in scoring the 10 runs they needed for victory over Lancashire at Old Trafford - but a win is a win. Do Steve Mullaney's men have what it takes to emulate Essex and win the title the season after being promoted?

And what about Hampshire's chances following their opening victory over Worcestershire? Life in Division One hasn't been easy for them over the past couple of years, but the addition of Hashim Amla and Sam Northeast has certainly strengthened their batting line-up. How likely is it that they could become champions for the first time since glam rock was a prominent musical genre?

'You thought there was one with your name on it'

It definitely wasn't the start to the summer that Northamptonshire were hoping for, losing to Middlesex by 160 runs on Sunday.

They were bowled out for 142, chasing a target of 303, and skipper Alex Wakely admitted afterwards that his bowlers had not used the conditions as well as the Middlesex seamers.

"It was a bowler's paradise and it was always going to be very difficult to score runs. I think the pitch was slightly under-prepared, possibly too soft to play first-class cricket on," he said.

"There were two balls going past the edge every over and you always thought there was probably one with your name on it. We wanted to be positive but the only way we were going to win was to put a 100-150 partnership together."

Alex Wakely
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And then there was one....

Well, that was a busy morning, wasn't it?

Just Warwickshire v Sussex remains in play, and we'll continue to follow that match through the afternoon. You can listen to our local radio commentators describing the action via the radio link above.

Lunch scores round-up

Division One

Hampshire 290 & 244 v Worcestershire 211 & 127

Hampshire (21 pts) beat Worcestershire (4 pts) by 196 runs

Lancashire 158 & 73 v Nottinghamshire 222 & 10-4

Notts (20 pts) beat Lancashire (3 pts) by six wickets

Yorkshire v Essex - match abandoned (5 pts each)

Division Two

Kent 64 & 153 v Gloucestershire 110 & 108-5

Gloucestershire (19 pts) beat Kent (3 pts) by five wickets

Warwickshire 299 v Sussex 347-7

Wiese pushes Sussex ahead

Warwickshire 299 Sussex 347-7

Sussex have the better of the morning session, as they go to lunch on 347-7 with a lead of 48. David Wiese is 103 not out off just 94 balls. Ben Brown has a more sedate 90 not out off 171.

HAMPSHIRE BEAT WORCESTERSHIRE BY 196 RUNS

Hampshire 290 & 244 (21 pts) v Worcestershire 211 & 127 (4 pts)

James Vince
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Kyle Abbott is denied a five-for to go with his half-century earlier in the match as Worcestershire number 11 Steve Magoffin clips a ball from spinner Liam Dawson to James Vince at mid-wicket.

Travis Head is left unbeaten on 45, while the impressive Abbott's 4-45 gives him match figures of 7-90.

Worcestershire's batsmen now know how tough life can be in Division One following promotion last summer, with only three reaching double figures in their second innings after they were left a target of 324 to win.

FOR DAVID WIESE

Warwickshire 299 Sussex 334-7

Olly Stone comes back into the attack in the 77th over and is pulled away by Wiese for the batsman's first-ever Championship 100 for Sussex and 10th in all first class cricket - and it's the first Championship hundred of the summer. 91 balls, 14 fours and three sixes. Sussex lead by 35.

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That was quite some finish at Old Trafford where 12 wickets went down for 25 runs, as Notts began life back in Division One with a victory.

Andy Smith: "WOWSERS @bracecricket I need a lay down.... phew #carnage"

Simon Mahon: "Shame Lancashire didn't get a few more runs on the board. If Notts had a chase of 100+ it could have been very interesting"