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James Law and Adam Williams

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  1. Good night and farewell

    So, that is that for the first day and night of this round of matches in the County Championship.

    If you've missed any of it, you can read reports right here on the Counties section of the BBC Sport website.

    We'll be back to bring you the action from day two of this round on Tuesday from 10:45 BST, so make sure you join us then.

    Thanks for being with us.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One:

    Scarborough: Yorkshire 299-8 (64 overs) v Surrey

    Old Trafford: Hampshire 302-6 (96 overs) v Lancashire

    Chelmsford: Essex 298-4 (98 overs) v Somerset

    Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire 336-5 (96 overs) v Worcestershire

    Division Two:

    Sophia Gardens, Cardiff: Northamptonshire 281 v Glamorgan 21-0

    Derby: Derbyshire 245 (66 overs) v Leicestershire 82-0 (28 overs)

    Chester-le-Street: Warwickshire 297-5 (96 overs) v Durham

    Canterbury: Kent 241 (71.2 overs) v Middlesex 54-9 (22 overs)

  3. Post update

    Well, then. That is all the action done on this first day.

    We'll show you how the games all closed very shortly.

  4. Wicket and close of play at Canterbury

    Kent 241 (71.2 overs) v Middlesex 54-9 (22 overs)

    Well, what an extraordinary first day of this game at Canterbury.

    The wicket of Ravi Patel, bowled by Ivan Thomas, from the final ball of it means we've seen a total of 19 wickets fall and many of them in the closing session.

    Middlesex are in all sorts of bother on 54-9 in reply to Kent's earlier 241.

    This one could all done and dusted inside two days.

  5. WICKET Simpson c Rouse b Haggett 2

    Kent 241 (71.2 overs) v Middlesex 54-8 (20.2 overs)

    Two down in three balls for Middlesex and John Simpson is the eighth Middlesex wicket to go down.

    Callum Haggett finds his outside edge and Adam Rouse takes the catch behind.

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  6. WICKET Harris b Thomas 1

    Kent 241 (71.2 overs) v Middlesex 54-7 (20 overs)

    A seventh Middlesex wicket falls and Ivan Thomas accounts for James Harris.

    Almost every ball seems to be a pearler and it's a real struggle for the batsmen out there.

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  7. Post update

    Still going at Canterbury with three overs still to bowl.

    While that reaches its conclusion, let's bring you some reports of the other matches to have taken place today in both divisions.....

  8. Close of play at Chester-le-Street

    Warwickshire 297-5 (96 overs) v Durham

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    It wasn't always exhilarating stuff at Chester-le-Street, but Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott dug deep to end the day on 119 not out with his side 297-5 at Durham.

    A total they would certainly have settled for when they were 81-3.

    Tim Ambrose made a slow but steady 67 while Matthew Salisbury finished the day with figures of 3-69 for the hosts.

  9. Close of play at Derby

    Derbyshire 245 (66 overs) v Leicestershire 82-0 (28 overs)

    Stumps at Derby where the visitors Leicestershire will be very pleased with their evening's work.

    Having bowled out Derbyshire for 245, they've reached 82-0 in reply.

    Harry Dearden was forced to retire hurt on just 9 but Paul Horton (48 not out) and Colin Ackermann (14 not out) have kept it going through to the close. They trail by 163 runs going into the second day.

  10. Five-wicket haul for Kent's Grant Stewart

    Kent 241 (71.2 overs) v Middlesex 50-6 (15.5 overs)

    Another one down at Canterbury and Kent seamer Grant Stewart has a five-wicket haul!

    It's an absolute jaffa too to dismiss Grant Scott for just three and knock back his off stump.

    Middlesex now 50-6 in reply to Kent's 241.

  11. Still 7 to bowl at Canterbury

    Kent 241 (71.2 overs) v Middlesex 50-5 (15 overs)

    Lights well and truly in effect now at the St Lawrence Ground.

    There's still seven overs to bowl on this first evening after the earlier delay.

    How many more wickets will fall before the close?

  12. Close of play at Trent Bridge

    Nottinghamshire 336-5 (96 overs) v Worcestershire

    That's it for day one at Trent Bridge - a day which was largely uneventful before sparking into life in the final session.

    Worcestershire's Steve Magoffin took three wickets in the space of five balls as Notts went from 306-1 to 308-5.

    Billy Root and Ross Taylor went for ducks, while earlier in the day Chris Nash made 139, with Jake Libby and Samit Patel adding 88 and 72 respectively.

  13. Wickets continue to tumble at Canterbury

    Kent 241 (71.2 overs) v Middlesex 45-5 (12.5 overs)

    Still playing at Canterbury and there's still a procession of wickets.

    Middlesex now in a bit of trouble in their reply to Kent's 241...

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  14. Wessels gets off the mark

    Nottinghamshire 330-5 (94 overs) v Worcestershire

    A loose over from debutant Dillon Pennington gives Riki Wessels the chance to get off the mark in style with two boundaries and a further two runs.

    Notts have crept to 330-5 but no matter what happens in these final two overs Worcestershire will be elated with their efforts since the second interval.

  15. Close of play at Chelmsford

    Essex 298-4 (98 overs) v Somerset

    And that is stumps at Chelmsford.

    Essex reach 298-4 at the close of this first day and captain Ryan ten Doescahte survives a big leg before shout off Josh Davey with the final delivery.

    He (46 not out) and Ravi Bopara (37 not out) have added 86 for this fifth wicket so far to move them within reach of 300.

    Somerset's bowlers plugged away well all day after Alastair Cook's earlier 96 and Nick Browne's 66.

  16. Moores breaks Worcestershire stranglehold

    Nottinghamshire 320-5 (93 overs) v Worcestershire

    Notts have broken the Worcestershire stranglehold for now - Tom Moores hitting a couple fours off man of the moment Steve Magoffin to take some pressure off.

    That was some spell though by Magoffin and Notts will just want to get through these last three overs unscathed.

  17. Moving towards the close

    Almost stumps in our five day/night fixtures.

    Clear skies and setting sun making way for the light of the moon (and the floodlights!).

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  18. WICKET Taylor c Whitely b Magoffin 0

    Nottinghamshire 312-5 (90 overs) v Worcestershire

    This really has gone from one total extreme to another - Worcestershire's Steve Magoffin has three wickets in five balls, without conceding a run!

    New Zealander Ross Taylor goes for a 12-ball duck as he edges to slip, and Notts go from 306-1 to 312-5 in the blink of an eye.

    The scoreboard looks massively different and Brett D'Oliveira's decision to take the new ball with eight overs to play looks an inspired one.

  19. Kent in the wickets with new ball

    Kent 241 (71.2 overs) v Middlesex 19-3 (5.3 overs)

    They've got back out at Canterbury after sun stopped play and the Kent bowlers have been in the wickets...

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  20. Trott and Ambrose build strong foundation

    Warwickshire 269-5 (88 overs) v Durham

    Martin Emmerson

    BBC Newcastle at Chester-le-Street

    Jonathan Trott took 187 balls to reach the 45th century of his FC career. It is his second v Durham in championship matches following 104 in 2014.

    However it is his second against them on this ground this season after he made a straight 100 at the start of the month in the One-Day cup.

    Progress was slow in the late afternoon period but once tea was out of the way Trott and Ambrose got going as Durham approached the new ball.

    Although Ambrose was extremely lucky to survive a very good shout for lbw when on 11. The ball from Nathan Rimmington struck his back pad below the knee roll judging by the replay I have studied.

    He has just departed for 67 though as a partnership worth 135 ended with Chris Rushworth bagging him with a catch at deep square leg by Gareth Harte.