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LV= CC, September 11: As it happened

Every one of the week's seven LV= County Championship fixtures was interrupted by poor weather on a frustrating day. James Vince, Steven Mullaney and Owais Shah were among those to prosper when play was able to take place.

5:30pm - Here is how things stand in the seven LV= County Championship fixtures that began today:

Division One

Derbyshire reached 99 for one from 31 overs after being inserted by leaders Durham at Derby.

Sussex were put in by Yorkshire at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground and recovered from a poor start to close on 276 for nine from 76 overs.

Surrey won the toss and made 195 for eight from 81 overs against fellow strugglers Somerset at Taunton.

At Lord's Steven Mullaney's unbeaten 88 helped Nottinghamshire to 161 for two off 69.1 overs versus Middlesex, who elected to field.

Division Two

Only 21 overs were possible at Emirates Old Trafford, where Lancashire, who can secure promotion this week, dashed to 92 without loss after being sent in by Leicestershire.

Essex made 186 for four from 77.1 overs against Kent, who won the toss at Canterbury.

The only century of the day came at New Road, James Vince's 106 not out lifting Hampshire, who were inserted, to 197 for three off 52.5 overs against Worcestershire.

5:19pm - Taunton is the final venue to call the whole thing off, bringing an end to a frustrating evening across the country. We will have a round-up of all the scores very soon on a day that saw every game truncated to some degree.

5:03pm - This is becoming rather repetitive. Middlesex and Nottinghamshire are the latest teams to have their hopes of an evening restart wiped out. The visitors to Lord's close with 161 for two and Mullaney on 88.

4:55pm - And another one gone. There will be no resumption at New Road, where Vince's hundred has helped Hampshire to 197 for three.

4:51pm - Another one bites the dust. Kent and Essex will not be resuming battle this evening and the latter will begin day two at Canterbury on 186 for four, with Shah on 83.

4:40pm - Dearie me. The light also becomes an issue at Taunton, where Surrey troop off five shy of a first batting point. Will we see any more county action today?

4:29pm - It's gloomy once again at Trent Bridge, which means another interruption. Somerset and Surrey are the only teams playing right now and Batty has fallen to Alfonso Thomas for 39.

4:24pm - Bad light stops play at Hove and Canterbury.

At Taunton, Gareth Batty and Stuart Meaker are counter-attacking effectively for Surrey, their eighth-wicket partnership worth 55 from 11 overs.

4:20pm - We are also done for the day at Derby, which is not a scenario that will please Derbyshire or Durham.

4:14pm - Ben Brown continues to defy Yorkshire. Sussex have added more than 100 since losing their seventh wicket and their wicketkeeper is unbeaten with 74 of 268 for nine.

4:06pm - There will be no more play today at Emirates Old Trafford. Stumps are pulled up with Lancashire 92 without loss.

Owais Shah and Ben Foakes take their partnership past 50 for Essex, who are now 166 for four.

4:03pm - Kane Williamson returns to the attack for Yorkshire and bowls James Anyon with the first delivery of his new spell.

3:56pm - Bad light forces the teams off at Trent Bridge, meaning Taunton, Hove and Canterbury are the only grounds where there is action.

Sussex have a second batting point.

3:47pm - It has been a decent day for title-chasing Yorkshire at Hove. Steve Magoffin's resistance ends on 26 when he is caught behind off Ryan Sidebottom, leaving Sussex 238 for eight.

Surrey slip into further trouble as Steven Davies falls to Piysuh Chawla for 38.

3:43pm - That's a shame. Rain has returned to interrupt proceedings at New Road. They are still off at Derby and Emirates Old Trafford.

Middlesex claim a much-needed breakthrough as Ollie Rayner, fresh from a 15-wicket haul last week, ousts Michael Lumb for 54. Steven Mullaney has 85 for Notts.

3:37pm - It would appear Vince is unperturbed by Dawson's exit. He moves past three figures by taking a maximum and two fours from the remainder of Cessford's 11th over.

3:33pm - The ball after striking Graeme Cessford for the first six of the match, Liam Dawson is run out for 70, ending a partnership of 158 with James Vince.

3:25pm - New Road is the only venue where play is currently taking place as Sussex have reached tea on 237 for seven against Yorkshire.

3:20pm - Tea is taken at Lord's and Taunton, where Nottinghamshire and Surrey are 153 for one and 124 for six respectively.

The afternoon session is also over at Canterbury, Essex having moved on to 137 for four, but play has resumed at New Road.

3:10pm - An early tea begins in the key Division One game at Derby, while Brown registers a valuable fifty for Sussex.

3:02pm - Somerset strengthen their grip on the relegation tussle as Peter Trego has Ansari caught behind, reducing Surrey to 116 for six.

2:54pm - Lumb, one of England’s Twenty20 opening batsmen, shows his versatility by registering a 135-ball fifty.

2:47pm - Three pairs of batsmen are digging in in Division One: Notts’ Mullaney and Michael Lumb, Ben Brown and Steve Magoffin of Sussex, and Surrey’s Steven Davies and Zafar Ansari.

In the second tier Adam Riley traps Ryan ten Doeschate in front with his first ball, leaving Essex 117 for four, while an early tea will be taken at Emirates Old Trafford.

2:40pm - Tea is being taken at New Road.

2:26pm - A reminder that there is no play at Derby, Emirates Old Trafford and New Road due to rain.

2:09pm - Steven Mullaney heralds a half-century soon after Notts enter three figures.

1:59pm - Sidebottom cleans up Zaidi for 17, leaving Sussex seven down, and Kent’s Charlie Shreck ousts Gautam Gambhir for 36, ending a stand of 55 with Owais Shah and making Essex 74 for three.

1:51pm - The economical Craig Meschede bowls former Somerset man Zander de Bruyn for 30, making Surrey 81 for five with Meschede boasting figures of 9.3-5-14-3.

Bad light forces the players off at New Road with Hampshire 144 for two of which Vince has 72.

1:37pm - Liam Dawson follows batting partner Vince to a half-century, shortly after they share a hundred partnership for the third wicket.

1:33pm - Former England seamer Matthew Hoggard, who is not playing for Leicestershire this week, announces he will retire from professional cricket at the end of the season.

1:28pm - Steven Patterson bowls Matt Prior for 23, reducing Sussex to 137 for six. Debutant Ashar Zaidi, playing on non-contract terms following his trial with the second XI, is the new man.

1:16pm - James Vince raises a fifty for Hampshire.

12:37pm - Below are the lunchtime scores. Openers Paul Horton and Luis Reece have raced to Lancashire’s total from just 21 overs. Somerset’s Piyush Chawla had Vikram Solanki lbw for 14 to herald the interval at Taunton.

Division One

Derbyshire are 95 for one after being put into bat by Durham at Derby.
Nottinghamshire are 73 for one against Middlesex, who chose to bowl, at Lord's.
Surrey, who won the toss, are 61 for four facing Somerset at Taunton.
Sussex are 117 for five following Yorkshire’s decision to bowl at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground.

Division Two

Essex are 59 for two versus Kent, who chose to field, at Canterbury.
Lancashire are 92 for none, having been put in by Leicestershire at Emirates Old Trafford.
Hampshire are 105 for two after Worcestershire won the toss at New Road.

12:28pm - Yorkshire have Sussex 114 for five as Kane Williamson, having been hit for two sixes by Hamilton-Brown, bowls the same batsman for 20 in his first over.

12:23pm - Sussex, who have Matt Prior and Rory Hamilton-Brown in situ, are today’s first team to reach three figures. Hampshire are not far behind with third-wicket pair Liam Dawson and James Vince nearing fifties.

12:18pm - Derbyshire skipper Wayne Madsen is dropped at third slip off Graham Onions, having made 18 of Derbyshire’s 75 for one.

12:01pm - Plunkett is right on the money today, Michael Yardy now playing on for 29 an over before Ryan Sidebottom bowls Ed Joyce round his legs to leave Sussex 83 for four.

11:41am - Meschede strikes again and this time it’s the massive wicket of Hashim Amla, caught behind, before Alfonso Thomas identically gets Rory Burns to make Surrey 31 for three.

Worcestershire’s Richardson also has a second scalp, that of Michael Roberts. Soon after Lancashire race past 50 for no wicket from just 60 balls.

11:33am - Liam Plunkett has Chris Nash caught behind for a smooth 35 to leave Sussex two down and Middlesex’s Neil Dexter likewise snares Riki Wessels.

11:28am - Sibley’s maiden first-class innings is relatively short as he is trapped in front by Craig Meschede.

11:21am - Durham’s Chris Rushworth sends Ben Slater’s stumps flying and Sussex reach 50 for the loss of Wells.

In Division Two Kent’s Darren Stevens has Greg Smith caught at slip and play is set to resume soon at Emirates Old Trafford.

11:15am - It’s the time of year when contracts are renewed, or not in some cases. Worcestershire have decided to release Michael Johnson and Aneesh Kapil at the end of the season.

11:02am - Rain intervenes at Emirates Old Trafford with Division Two leaders Lancashire 12 for none in the fifth over.

10:57am - Division One title-chasers Yorkshire make an early breakthrough as Jack Brooks has Luke Wells caught at slip.

10:48am - There is now play in all seven games. Dominic Sibley is opening the batting for Surrey in place of the dropped Arun Harinath on the 18-year-old’s first-class debut.

10:32am - Hampshire’s in-form captain Jimmy Adams, who hit 218 last week, is the day’s first wicket, caught behind for nought off Alan Richardson. He goes only just before Essex’s Jaik Mickleburgh, also for a duck, to Mark Davies.

10:25am - England are in action action later today, their NatWest Series one-day international with Australia at Edgbaston due to begin at 2pm. Here are limited-overs head coach Ashley Giles’ thoughts on selection.

10:17am - Twitter is the place to get the line-ups for most of the teams playing today. Here is how the respective league leaders line up:

10:10am - Here are the outcomes of the tosses:

Division One

Derbyshire are put into bat by Durham at Derby.
Middlesex choose to bowl against Nottinghamshire at Lord's.
Somerset are asked to field by Surrey at Taunton.
Yorkshire opt to bowl versus Sussex at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground.

Division Two

Kent ask Essex to bat at Canterbury.
Leicestershire opt to bowl versus Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford.
Worcestershire invite Hampshire to bat at New Road.

10am - While waiting for news of the toss at each ground, why not read our Division One and Division Two team news previews that explain the permutations on the titles, promotion and relegation of these contests?

9:55am - Good morning and welcome to ecb.co.uk’s live text commentary on day one of this week’s LV= County Championship games that will see the two titles, promotion and relegation much closer to being decided. Indeed, Lancashire can go up, possibly as champions, in this round of matches.

Here are the fixtures, which are set to start at 10:30am:

Division One

Derbyshire v Durham, Derby
Middlesex v Nottinghamshire, Lord's
Somerset v Surrey, Taunton
Sussex v Yorkshire, the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground

Division Two

Kent v Essex, Canterbury
Lancashire v Leicestershire, Emirates Old Trafford
Worcestershire v Hampshire, New Road

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