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Ged Scott and James Law

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  1. Wickets tumble on Day One

    Middlesex v Kent

    That's it then for the day.

    What a day of wicket-taking feats on the first day of this week's games.

    Not a great advert for fans of four-day cricket in September. But, for those who like to get it all over and done with in three (or even two) days, then this is the stuff!

    66 scalps from five matches in Division Two. 50 from four matches in Division One.

    116 in total. And two games all but halfway done already!

    Phew! Time for a cup of tea. Or maybe something a bit stronger. And we'll no doubt do it all over again tomorrow. Goodnight all.

  2. Division Two round-up

    A total of 66 wickets from five matches in Division Two.

    The most, 19, fell at Lord's as Kent reached 189-9, a potentially priceless lead, after bowling out hosts Middlesex for 161.

    A further 15 went down at Cardiff, where Glamorgan were bowled out for 137, then hit back by leaving Gloucestershire 137-5 at the close.

    Warwickshire fast bowlers Keith Barker and Olly Stone each took three wickets, while England's Chris Woakes claimed two, and a run-out, in bowling out Leicestershire for 100, but Dom Sibley then made 106 as the leaders made batting look a little easier, reaching 190-3 at the close.

    At Wantage Road, Alex Hughes had a good day for Derbyshire.

    After taking 4-57 to help bowl out Northamptonshire for 255, he was then unbeaten on 38 at the close as the visitors reached 60-2.

    But, up at Chester-le-Street, after bad light in the morning session, then rain after tea, only 27.3 overs)of play was possible, during which Durham collapsed to 92-7 against promotion hopefuls Sussex.

  3. Close of play scores

    Division One

    • Hampshire 142-9 v Somerset 106
    • Yorkshire 209 v Lancashire 105-0
    • Worcestershire 288-6 v Surrey
    • Nottinghamshire 177 v Essex 133-5

    Division Two

    • Durham 92-7 v Sussex
    • Glamorgan 137 v Gloucestershire 133-5
    • Leicestershire 100 v Warwickshire 190-3
    • Middlesex 161 v Kent 189-9
    • Northamptonshire 255 v Derbyshire 60-2
  4. Close of play at the Ageas Bowl

    Hampshire 142-9 v Somerset 106

    Hampshire end day one with a handy lead of 36 against Somerset, with one wicket still in hand.

    We've seen a half-century courtesy of Sam Northeast and a staggering 19 wickets, including a five-wicket haul for Hampshire's Kyle Abbott.

    Fidel Edwards (4*) and Abbott (7*) will come back out for the hosts first thing tomorrow.

  5. Post update

    Hampshire 137-9 v Somerset 106

    We're into the penultimate over in Southampton and Fidel Edwards gets off the mark with a cover drive.

    He's got Kyle Abbott alongside him and Hampshire are 137-9 against Somerset, with a lead of 31 runs.

  6. Close of play at Trent Bridge

    Notts 177 v Essex 133-5

    Ryan ten Doeschate and Jamie Porter see out the final six overs of the day and Essex close on 133-5.

    It looked like being so much better when they were 93-2 but three wickets in 11 balls has made the game look more even.

    Essex are 44 runs adrift of Notts' first-innings total of 177.


    Steyn b Davey 5 (Hampshire 135-9 v Somerset 106)

    Lovely shape on that ball from Alex Davey, getting the ball to come back in and bowl Dale Steyn for five.

    The South African hit a boundary with the previous ball but leaves with Hampshire 135-9.

    Fidel Edwards is the number 11 and joins Kyle Abbott at the crease as they look to increase their 29-run lead.

  8. Close of play at Headingley

    Yorkshire 209, Lancashire 105-0

    That's it for the day in Leeds.

    Despite Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s superb unbeaten 105 - his second century in two matches, it's Lancashire's day in the Roses Match relegation crunch, for sure.

    Having bowled out Yorkshire for 209, openers Alex Davies (57) and Karl Brown (43) have reached stumps unparted, having already gone past the halfway mark in overhauling Yorkshire's total.

    But for TKC's ton, what sort of a mess would the Tykes be in?


    Northeast b J Overton 53 (Hampshire 126-8 v Somerset 106)

    They're still playing at the Ageas Bowl, where the 18th wicket of the day has fallen...

    Jamie Overton has his third wicket. He gets one through the defences of Sam Northeast and knocks back his middle and off stump. He goes for an impressive 53.

    Somerset had been building the pressure, keeping things tight, and Hampshire are 126-8 with a lead of 20 runs.

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  10. Close of play at New Road

    Worcestershire 288-6 v Surrey

    New Road

    Off they come, with seven balls left in the day.

  11. Close of play at Grace Road

    Leicestershire 100, Warwickshire 190-3

    Bad light calls a slightly early halt at Grace Road. Following he loss of Dom Sibley for 106, Warwickshire close on 190-3, 10 short of a first batting bonus point.

    Jonathan Trott still there on 34.

  12. 100 up for Lancashire

    Yorkshire 209, Lancashire 101-0

    Lancashire's openers go past the 100 mark unparted. Alex Davies on 57. Karl Brown catching up a bit now on 43. 105 for no wicket.

  13. WICKET

    Vijay c Moores b James 56 (Notts 177 v Essex 118-5)

    That's the end of Murali Vijay for 56.

    Did the India man get any bat on it though? The umpire takes a while to decide but the finger goes up and it's a third wicket for rookie Lyndon James.

    Vijay doesn't look happy but trudges off. Essex have slumped to 118-5, having been 93-1, and nightwatchman Jamie Porter is in with Ryan ten Doeschate.

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  14. Getting gloomy at New Road

    Worcestershire 287-6 v Surrey

    The umpires are talking at Worcester.

    But, after a quick consultation, Neil Mallender and Michael Burns have decided to let Worcestershire bat on. And Wayne Parnell shows it's the right decision by despatching Tom Curran to the boundary. 13 runs to a third batting point.

    There should be three more overs to come. And they talk again. Umpire Mallender even gets on his walkie-talkie. But the players stay on.

  15. 50 for Murali Vijay

    Notts 177 v Essex 109-4

    Murali Vijay

    It's a 50 on debut for India batsman Murali Vijay.

    He was dropped at mid-on on 43 but has otherwise looked assured while his team-mates have lost their composure somewhat.

    It's come from 89 balls and included eight boundaries. Essex are 109-4 and 68 runs behind Notts' first-innings total.

  16. WICKET

    Dawson c&b Green 31 (Hampshire 124-7 v Somerset 106)

    Lyndon Green has got his maiden wickets for Notts this afternoon and now Ben Green follows suit for Somerset.

    He gets Liam Dawson caught and bowled for 31.

    Hampshire are 124-7 - Kyle Abbott joins Sam Northeast at the crease.

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  17. WICKET

    Bopara c Patel b Mullaney 5 (Notts 177 v Essex 102-4)

    Three wickets in 11 balls for Notts!

    Skipper Steven Mullaney has bowled a great spell - Ravi Bopara nicks him and it's an impressive low catch from Samit Patel.

    Bopara goes for five and Essex are all of a sudden 102-4. Captain Ryan ten Doeschate next in.

  18. 100 Dom Sibley

    Leicestershire 100, Warwickshire 180-2

    A century for Warwickshire vice-captain Dom Sibley, who is now on 106 not out. Only a second of the summer for the Bears. And this one surpasses the 104 he made against Kent at Tunbridge Wells in June.

    But it has put the Division Two leaders firmly on top at Grace Road.

    After putting on 123 for the first wicket with Will Rhodes (37), he then saw Ian Bell depart second ball for a single. But he has now put on a further 54 with Jonathan Trott (28).

  19. WICKET

    Lawrence c Fletcher b James 0 (Notts 177 v Essex 93-3)

    Lyndon James has another wicket - two wickets in three balls for the debutant!

    It's a great catch by Luke Fletcher, who leaps up and picks the ball out of the air to see the end of Dan Lawrence for a second-ball duck.

    Ravi Bopara in alongside Murali Vijay, who's 44 not out. Notts have a bowling point too.

  20. 50 Alex Davies

    Yorkshire 209, Lancashire 78-0

    Alex Davies reaches his half-century. It's his sixth of the season.

    With five overs left on the first day at Headingley, it looks like Lancashire will end on it on top.