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Live Reporting

By Paul Grunill and Ben Pheazey

All times stated are UK

  1. Signing off

    Essex spin bowler Simon Harmer

    That's the end of day one in the final round of County Championship games for 2019.

    Most of them were affected by rain and bad light, none more so than the title decider at Taunton where Essex reduced Somerset to 75-4 before the weather intervened.

    Batting highlights of the day were unbeaten centuries for Yorkshire's Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Scott Borthwick of Surrey, while Lancashire's Richard Gleeson (6-43) and Hampshire Keith Barker (5-48) produced the best figures.

    Join us again tomorrow from 10:00 BST for coverage of the second day - and let's hope we'll see some clear skies.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One

    Kent 147 v Hampshire 80-3

    Somerset 75-4 v Essex

    Surrey 246-2 v Nottinghamshire

    Yorkshire 261-2 v Warwickshire

    Division Two

    Durham 197-6 v Glamorgan

    Gloucestershire 80-6 v Northamptonshire

    Leicestershire 155 v Lancashire 2-1

    Middlesex 176-3 v Derbyshire

    Sussex 150-5 v Worcestershire

  3. Bad light ends play at Riverside

    Durham 197-6 v Glamorgan

    Martin Emmerson

    BBC Newcastle

    Not a bad day from Durham's point of view.

    Glamorgan, looking for early wickets, didn't really get them.

  4. Close of play at Riverside

    Durham 197-6 v Glamorgan

    As expected, bad light has ended play early with nine overs lost tonight.

    The high point of the day for Glamorgan came in the 12th over when the hosts were 33-2.

    Even though the promotion chasers have picked up two bonus points since then and had better weather than third-placed Gloucestershire at Bristol, they remain a long way short of forcing a result in this game.

    Frustration may well be compounded by a worsening forecast tomorrow.

    Michael Hogan was the pick of the bowlers with 4-31 and BJ Watling has been the batting linchpin with 83 not out in more than four hours of resistance.

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  6. Bad light stops play at Riverside

    Durham 197-6 v Glamorgan

    Martin Emmerson

    BBC Newcastle

    The light's not going to improve so nine overs have effectively been lost.

  7. Bad light stops play

    Durham 197-6 v Glamorgan

    That might be the last scoring shot of the day.

    We're off for bad light. Very frustrating session for promotion chasers Glamorgan.

  8. Hampshire seize the initiative

    Kent 147 v Hampshire 80-3 - close

    The umpires abandon play for the day as what looks like a prolonged shower settles in at Canterbury.

    Hampshire will be happy with their day's work despite the loss of three wickets, having bowled out Kent in just 43.5 overs with Keith Barker claiming 5-48 - his first 'five-for' for the county.

    Darren Stevens did his best to bowl Kent back into the game, picking up the wickets of Felix Organ and Tom Alsop, but Sam Northeast and James Vince are the not out batsmen and their partnership could be key to Hampshire's hopes of a sizeable first-innings lead.

    Just two points separate the teams, with third place in Division One at stake.

  9. Durham close in on 200

    Durham 197-6 v Glamorgan

    Has Watling got time to reach his century tonight? Probably not.

    Raine picks up a single off Lukas Carey.

    Watling cuts to point for one. He's on 84.

    Raine plays and misses outside off.

    A drive to cover brings an all-run four off the last ball. Long chase for Tom Cullen.

  10. De Lange returns

    Durham 191-6 v Glamorgan

    11 overs left. In theory.

    Ben Raine gets a single off Marchant de Lange down to fine leg for one.

    De Lange tries a bouncer. No ball? Watling checks with the square leg umpire. It isn't.

  11. Runs dry up at Riverside

    Durham 189-6 v Glamorgan

    Glamorgan have kept the rate below three in the last ten overs.

    Lukas Carey is bowling from the Lumley End and a diving stop by Tom Cullen in the covers keeps Ben Raine on strike.

    The sixth ball nips back sharply and strikes Raine below the waist.

    Hopefully he's wearing a box.

  12. Light fading at Riverside

    Durham 189-6 v Glamorgan

    The floodlights are on here at the Riverside.

    Watling jabs a ball from Van der Gugten to gully but it doesn't carry.

    A half volley outside off is driven to cover for one.

    Raine picks up three runs to move to 20.

    Timm van der Gugten
  13. Lucky break for Raine

    Durham 185-6 v Glamorgan

    Three slips in for Lukas Carey as Ben Raine pushes defensively into the off side.

    This is Carey's 17th over. Edged! But the ball runs away between slip and gully for two.

    13 overs left till stumps unless rain or bad light gets in the way.

  14. Rain arrives at Canterbury

    Kent 147 v Hampshire 80-3

    Having gone off because of the light at the Spitfire Ground, it is now raining.

    That might be it for the day.

  15. Raine on the attack

    Durham 183-6 v Glamorgan

    Ben Raine drives Timm van der Gugten...

    Hogan is just over the rope as he flicks the ball back into the field and he sportingly signals four.

    Four more to Raine through cover.

    14 overs left till stumps.

  16. Glamorgan press for more wickets

    Durham 174-6 v Glamorgan

    A reminder that this is the only active Championship game at the moment but stumps haven't been drawn at Canterbury yet - where we're currently off for bad light.

    Lukas Carey is clipped away by Raine for one and Watling defends down the ground.

    Tight bowling from Carey but Glamorgan need more wickets.

  17. Glamorgan frustrated at Riverside

    Durham 172-6 v Glamorgan

    Watling drives Timm van der Gugten into the off side for one.

    Ben Raine is beaten outside off but survives.

    A good take by Chris Cooke off the sixth ball as the captain-keeper dives to his right.

    16 overs left before stumps - but the light is dipping a bit here.

  18. Glamorgan held up by Watling and Raine

    Durham 171-6 v Glamorgan

    Ben Raine drives to mid-off and a bit of a blemish from Marchant de Lange allows the batsman a single.

    The batsmen trade singles off Lukas Carey.

  19. Watling keeps Glamorgan at bay

    Durham 166-6 v Glamorgan

    BJ Watling is holding the innings together here with three-and-a-half hours at the crease to date.

    He gets a single off Timm van der Gugten's fifth ball and Ben Raine defends.