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Live Reporting

By Ged Scott and Joe Townsend

All times stated are UK

  1. Thankyou and Good night

    Well, that's another day's County Championship cricket done with.

    It was not the most spectacular summer's day, weather wise (or so we are informed, anyway, as we haven't got out much).

    But only one game was affected by the weather at the Riverside, where Worcestershire had Durham 47-6 at one point, only to then spend the rest of the day going on and off like a faulty car alarm.

    As for the places where we have had cricket, Hampshire's Felix Organ made his maiden first-class century and Warwickshire's rarely used medium pacer Will Rhodes trundled his way to a most unlikely career-best haul of 5-17. And Ravi Ashwin took six wickets for bottom club Notts as they bowled out Surrey, to give themselves hope of escaping the drop.

    Lancashire spinner Matt Parkinson celebrated only his third 'five-fer' on his first start of the summer

    As for the issues at the top of the respective divisions, it has gone with the formbook only at Old Trafford, where Lancashire spinners Matt Parkinson (6-23) and Glenn Maxwell (4-41) bowled out Sussex for 127, as all 10 wickets went down for just 50 runs, in an almighty collapse from 77-0.The Division Two leaders then closed on 149-1, totally in command.

    But it has certainly not gone to plan for Division One's top two. A lot of work for Essex and Yorkshire to do.

    There are also a few other major distractions tomorrow. But, for anyone who prefers their county cricket, we'll be here to talk you through it all.

    Until then.

  2. Close at Cardiff with Glamorgan in tatters

    Glamorgan 25-4, Middlesex 384

    Wow, wow, wow.

    This match has been turned on its head by two men. First off Dawid Malan scored 166 to drag Middlesex out of the mire from 131-6 to post 384 - in fairness he was helped by a couple of half-centurions.

    Then Tom Helm's four-over spell obliterated Glamorgan's top order as he ended the evening with 4-8 to leave the home side in all sorts of trouble.

    This match could be done tomorrow!

  3. WICKET: Hemphrey b Helm 4

    Glamorgan 24-4, Middlesex 384

    What I just wrote below, except replace Marnus Labuschagne with Charlie Hemphrey.

    The ball is past Hemphrey before he can get his bat down. Done for pace, completely and utterly, as well a little movement off the pitch.

    Tom Helm's figures are an astonishing 4-8 and Glamorgan are melting.


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  4. WICKET: Labuschagne b Helm 6

    Glamorgan 21-3, Middlesex 384

    Oh Tom Helm, you are not buying a beer tonight are you.

    He's fast eating into Dawid Malan's free drinks, which will be the blot on a near perfect day for the Middlesex captain after he made 166.

    Helm takes his third victim in this quickfire 10-over assault on the Glamorgan batting line-up as he squeezes one through Marnus Labuschagne. He's trying to clip into the legside and is unceremoniously bowled around his legs.

    It's a long, loooooooooong way back for Glamorgan now.

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  5. WICKET: Carey c Simpson b Helm 0

    Glamorgan 7-2, Middlesex 384

    Two in an over for Middlesex and Glamorgan make the worst possible start.

    They send out Lukas Carey as nightwatchman and he looks exactly like what he is, a nightwatchman. Tom Helm digs one in towards his ribs and Carey backs off, jumping away from the ball and prodding his hands at it.

    A little nick through to the keeper and he's back in the hutch. Experiment failed.

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  6. WICKET: Selman c Malan b Helm 7

    Glamorgan 7-1, Middlesex 384

    Tom Helm squares up Nick Selman and he edges to Middlesex captain Dawid Malan at second slip. As if Malan didn't do enough with his 166! He can't keep out of the game this lad.

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  7. Close of play at Riverside

    Durham 122-6 v Worcestershire

    That is indeed that.

  8. Rain stops play at Riverside

    Durham 122-6 v Worcestershire

    Surely that is that for the day?

    Really not had a lot of luck at Chester-le-Street today have they.

  9. Close of play at Southampton

    Hampshire 340-6 v Kent

    Felix Organ

    A day that belonged to Hampshire opening batsman Felix Organ as he posted his maiden first-class century, having previously got no further than 18 in is three previous innings.

    Organ shared a stand of 166 with Rilee Rossouw (92), after earlier putting on 97 for the opening wicket with last week's centurion Ian Holland, who today chipped in with another 60.

    For makeshift openers, Organ and Holland aren't doing too badly. And, with a chirpy 40 late on from Aneurin Donald, that has helped Hants to 340-6 at the close, fully justifying stand-in skipper Kyle Abbott's decision to bat first.

  10. Two games still going in Division Two

    Just in case you thought we were about to knock off, not quite yet.

    Glamorgan have just started their first innings after Middlesex made 384, led by 166 from captain Dawid Malan.

    At Chester-le-Street on what's been a heavily disrupted opening day, Durham and Worcestershire are back on the field looking to catch up some overs - they have 10 left.

    Durham are 121-6 - a major improvement from the 47-6 they were when the first rain delay arrived.

  11. Close at Trent Bridge

    Surrey 240, Nottinghamshire 20-1

    Dave Bracegirdle

    BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

    Trent Bridge seems to have undergone a makeover of late. Once regarded as a seam-bowler’s paradise, the signing of Indian spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin has changed all that.

    On the same strip that hosted two matches in the World Cup, Nottinghamshire’s trio of slow bowlers - led by the mercurial Ashwin - dismantled the Surrey batting line-up on day one.

    With 11 wickets from his first two outings for his new county, Ashwin claimed figures of 6-69 as the defending county champions were bowled out for 240.

    Liam Patterson-White bagged three more and Samit Patel took the other.

    Notts, bottom of the table and without a win in any of their last 16 Championship matches, reached the close on 20 for the loss of Ben Slater.

  12. Essex bowled out by Bears at Chelmsford

    Essex 245 all out v Warwickshire

    Will Rhodes had just one first-class wicket to his name this season going into this match - and 28 in his entire career.

    But the Warwickshire medium pacer has somehow ended up with a 'five-fer' to his name.

    It was a surprise when skipper Jeetan Patel called on his services to bowl today. But, at 157-2, Rhodes got his prize wicket, Sir Alastair Cook to a loose shot outside off stump.

    And he has now gone on to take four more, capped by the removal of Aaron Beard, caught behind for 29.

    That also means the close of play at Chelmsford.

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  13. Close of play at Old Trafford

    Sussex 127, Lancashire 149-1

    Keaton Jennings goes past 50 for the first time in almost two months just before the close of play in Manchester.

    As the current England Test opener (well, he was when England last played a Test back in March), he was unlikely to keep his place for the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, following a poor run of scores.

    It now seems increasingly likely that Surrey's one-day specialist Jason Roy will finally get a Test call.

    But Lancs, at least, will be pleased to have Jennings back in form as they build what looks like being a decent lead.

    He will resume on 53 in the morning, while Haseeb Hameed is on 4, from 35 balls.

    But the real story of the day here was Sussex being bowled out as they collapsed from 77-0 to 127 all out in the 80 minutes either side of lunch - by spinners Matt Parkinson (a career-best 6-23) and Australia's Glenn Maxwell (4-41).

  14. Close at Headingley

    Yorkshire 283-3 v Somerset

    A promising opening day for Yorkshire comes to an end after Somerset elected to bowl following an uncontested toss.

    After a steady start from Adam Lyth and Will Fraine, who both gave their wickets away when well set, a 199-run partnership from Gary Ballance and Tom Kohler-Cadmore took over.

    Ballance reached an impressive century before eventually edging to slip for 111. Kohler-Cadmore remains on 77 alongside nightwatchman Josh Shaw.

    Work to do for Somerset on day two.

  15. for Dawid Malan - MIDDLESEX 384 ALL OUT

    Middlesex 384 v Glamorgan

    Are you watching Ed Smith? Dawid Malan has flown past 150 and is now 166 not out. He's hit 22 fours and three sixes in what's turned into a special knock from the Middlesex skipper.

    He was ably supported by Nathan Sowter's (57) flashy knock at the tail end. He reached a run-a-ball 50 as this pair's stand went in to three figures but had to retire hurt.

    Tim Murtagh came to the crease for a short while, was dismissed, and now Sowter is back out there! This partnership has turned the opening innings of the match on its head.

    And just as I was clicking SEND - Malan is caught at long on off the bowling of Lukas Carey.

    Middlesex 384 ALL OUT.

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  16. WICKET Donald c Denly b Stewart 40

    Hampshire 318-6 v Kent

    Aneurin Donald's rapid innings of 40 comes to an end. He hit seven fours in his 46 balls at the crease.

  17. WICKET: Ballance c J Overton b Groenewald 111

    Yorkshire 281-3 v Somerset

    You don't get a third life Gary! The curse of Nelson strikes with him on 111.

    Jamie Overton, having seen Gary Ballance dropped off his bowling just a few balls previously, shows James Hildreth how it's done by taking the catch at slip off the bowling of Tim Groenewald. A much-needed breakthrough for Somerset, ending a 199-run stand.

    A superb knock from Ballance. It lasted 212 balls, contained 19 fours and took a fraction more than four hours.

    Yorkshire send out Josh Shaw as nightwatchman to join Tom Kohler-Cadmore. Three overs to survive.

  18. Hampshire hoist 300 at the Rose Bowl

    Hampshire 300-5 v Kent

    Hampshire reach the 300-mark - and a third batting point - as Aneurin Donald helps them settle down again following the rapid loss of centurion Felix Organ and Gareth Berg in the space of three balls.

  19. Ballance dropped on 110

    Yorkshire 279-2 v Somerset

    This was the chance Somerset needed, but they couldn't take it.

    Gary Ballance wafts at a wide ball from Jamie Overton and edges to James Hildreth in the slips. It's regulation, just to his left but the Somerset batsman can't keep hold.

    Ballance clips a single off the next ball to move on to 111. He's probably earned that second life.

  20. WICKET: Slater c Jacks b Morkel 1

    Surrey 240, Nottinghamshire 8-1

    Early strike for Surrey delivered by Morne Morkel.

    Ben Slater has Will Jacks right under his nose at short leg and he turns the ball straight in to his path for a sharp catch.