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LV=CC, June 15: As it happened

Coverage of the latest round of LV= County Championship action, which saw the bowlers on top around the country.

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By Matthew Sherry & Glen Robertson

6.50pm - And that is that! A lot of wickets on an overcast day in many places leave us with some intriguing games. Join us again tomorrow, when we will have day one of Sussex against Yorkshire to look forward to as well.

Division One

Nottinghamshire are 258 for four on day two at Trent Bridge, in reply to Middlesex's massive 505, in which Eoin Morgan was out for 191.

Durham have reached 310 for eight after being inserted by Lancashire at the Emirates Durham ICG, thanks mainly to Phil Mustard and Paul Coughlin’s century partnership late on.

Northamptonshire are 297 for eight having elected to bat against Warwickshire at Wantage Road, with Rob Newton unbeaten on 108.

Division Two

Surrey are 44 for one at the 3aaa County Ground after Tom Curran’s five-for helped bowl Derbyshire out for 153.

Kent are 236 for eight against Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium.

Essex are 55 for two in response to Hampshire’s 286 all out at the Ageas Bowl.

Leicestershire are 58 for two after bowling out Worcestershire for 237 at Grace Road. The visitors’ score was underpinned by Alexei Kervezee’s century.

6.44pm - That's play done at Emirates Durham ICG. Once they follow suit at the Ageas Bowl we'll round up the day's events. 

6.35pm - Bad light means it is stumps at both the SWALEC Stadium and at Grace Road, while Durham go past 300 in one of the two games still taking place.

6.20pm - That's it for the day at Wantage Road and the 3aaa County Ground. Paul Coughlin's dream debut has seen him put on a century partnership with Mustard as Durham push on towards 300.

6.07pm - Hogan has another victim. This time it's Ben Harmison, who made 33 from his two-and-three-quarter-hour stay at the crease, heading back to the changing rooms. Kent are 224 for eight.

They're off for bad light at Wantage Road, while the umpires have called it a day at Trent Bridge. When the other games have also concluded we will bring a close-of-play round-up of all the scores.

5.53pm - Essex now two for two! Bopara also falls early, edging James Tomlinson behind. 

Leicestershire are three down, Ned Eckersley ousted for seven, while Kent are 21 for seven, with Adam Ball bowled by Michael Hogan. Phil Mustard is still going strong in the north-east, though. He's reached a fifty.

5.45pm - Essex's reply gets off to a bad start as Abbott bowls Tom Westley in the second over.

Elsewhere, Chris Wright has a second wicket to leave Northamptonshire eight down, Lancashire have taken the new ball at the Emirates Durham ICG, while we're back playing in Wales.

5.30pm - Monty Panesar rounds things up at the Ageas Bowl with the wicket of James Tomlinson and Hampshire have been bowled out for 286 . At Wantage Road Chris Woakes has a third scalp, bowling Andrew Hall for 45, and Northamptonshire are 270 for seven.

5.26pm - Ravi Bopara strikes! He's bowled Kyle Abbott for 24, leaving Hampshire nine down. Samit Patel has recorded a half-century at Trent Bridge, as Nottinghamshire continue to chip away at Middlesex's first-innings total.

The players are back on at the 3aaa County Ground but play has stopped, hopefully briefly, at the SWALEC Stadium.

5.21pm - The batsmen are digging in around the country at the moment. The steady supply of wickets we've had all day appear to be drying up.

5.14pm - In today's NatWest T20 Blast offering, Somerset have beaten Sussex Sharks by 34 runs in the South Group.

4.59pm - Saeed Ajmal was having some fun, but it's ended by Shreck and Worcestershire are all out for 237. Ajmal hit five fours in his 19-ball stay - including boundaries from both of the balls that preceeded his dismissal - and added 27 to his side's total, which could prove important as the game goes on.

4.49pm - Kervezee's stay at the crease is over. Charlie Shreck ousts the Worcestershire batsman - caught and bowled - for a fine 102.

4.45pm - Bad light forces the umpires to halt play at the 3aaa County Ground once more while Hampshire are now seven down against Essex, with Reece Topley removing Sean Ervine for 38.

4.30pm - Agony for Alex Hales as he falls four runs short of a hundred at Trent Bridge, Tim Murtagh trapping him lbw. Durham are now seven down with only 180 on the board after Gordon Muchall is accounted for by Kyle Hogg, who now has four wickets to his name.

4.24pm - Yes, Alexei! Kervezee reaches a richly-deserved century and Worcestershire head to tea on 209 for nine.

4.13pm - Kervezee is beginning to run out of partners with Jack Shantry the latest man to fall as Richard Jones strikes.

3.54pm - A wicket falls at Trent Bridge, where Hales is approaching a century, as Neil Dexter bowls James Taylor. Meanwhile, Ben Raine has struck with successive balls at Grace Road, earning lbw verdicts against Ross Whiteley and Joe Leach. Another side to have lost a second wicket in quick succession are Hampshire, David Masters luring Michael Bates into an edge behind.

3.47pm - Just as the players are heading out at the 3aaa County Ground, rain - which had been falling during the interval - sends them back off!

3.26pm - Curran completes career-best figures of 5-51, ousting Tom Taylor as Derbyshire are dismissed for 153 . They'll now take tea.

3.13pm - The Notts Express has been slowed a little, Steven Finn bowling Michael Lumb short of a half-century after his hundred partnership with Hales.

3.04pm - Ravi Bopara strikes in Southampton, ousting James Vince for 41. Derbyshire are now eight down, Tony Palladino edging Tom Curran behind. 

2.54pm - More good work from Alex Hales, who continues his good form by reaching a typically aggressive half-century featuring 11 fours.

2.46pm - Mixed news for Worcestershire as Tom Kohler-Cadmore edges Charlie Shreck to gully before Alexei Kervezee moves to a half-century. Rob Key's fine innings has come to an end at the SWALEC Stadium, the skipper trapped lbw by Jim Allenby.

2.36pm - What's in the water at Durham and Derby, Ben Stokes the latest man to form when being castled by Kabir Ali the ball after a glorious straight four had moved him on to 21.

2.30pm - Lancashire are well and truly enjoying themselves now, Hogg's lifter finding the shoulder of Paul Collingwood's bat and flying to Usman Khawaja at gully.

2.23pm - Rain has curtailed proceedings at Grace Road, while Reece Topley has struck again at the Ageas Bowl by having Will Smith caught behind.

2.17pm - Lancashire continue to chip away at Durham, with Kyle Hogg trapping Michael Richardson lbw. Warwickshire are looking in even better shape as Chris Woakes has Richard Levi taken behind. It's not just bowlers smiling, though; Rob Key has just moved beyond 50 for Kent.

2.03pm - Northants lose a fourth wicket, Chris Wright trapping Matt Spriegel lbw.

1.53pm - The second session belatedly gets going at Trent Bridge while the players quickly return at the 3aaa County Ground. It could be a stop-start afternoon.

1.42pm - We're back underway in most of the games, but rain has delayed the start at Trent Bridge. 

1.35pm - A bit of lunchtime news for you all. Sussex have completed the signing of James Tredwell on an initial one-month loan. He will only be eligible to play in the LV= County Championship, while he will continue to play limited-overs cricket for Kent.

1.05pm - Here's how things stand as the players head off for a bit of lunch around the country.

Division One

Nottinghamshire are 27 for one on day two at Trent Bridge, in reply to Middlesex's massive 505. Eoin Morgan fell nine runs short of a double hundred for the visitors.

Durham have reached 96 for three after being inserted to bat by Lancashire at Emirates Durham ICG this morning.

Northamptonshire are 97 for three having elected to bat against Warwickshire at Wantage Road.

Division Two

Derbyshire have reached 77 for three against Surrey at the 3aaa County Ground after deciding to have a bat this morning. 

Kent also chose to post a total on day one at the SWALEC Stadium, and they are 80 for one against Glamorgan.

Essex have asked Hampshire to bat at the Ageas Bowl and the hosts are 82 for two after the first session.

Leaders Worcestershire lost the toss at Grace Road and have been restricted to 66 for three by bottom club Leicestershire.

12.56pm - Paul Borrington is the latest Derbyshire man to fall, Zafar Ansari the man to strike. Notts' reply has started badly with Tim Murtagh bowling Phil Jaques.

12.46pm - Mark Stoneman continues his good season by moving beyond 50, only to then be bowled by Lancashire's form man Tom Smith. There has also been another wicket at the Ageas Bowl, Michael Carberry edging Tymal Mills behind for 35.

12.22pm - They keep on tumbling. Warwickshire's Clarke strikes again when castling Rob Keogh.

12.18pm - A flurry of wickets! Tom Curran has ousted Wayne Madsen to leave Derbyshire two down, Andre Adams has grabbed the penultimate Middlesex wicket by trapping Steven Finn lbw, Northamptonshire's James Middlebrook has feathered Rikki Clarke behind and Nathan Buck has trapped in-form Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell lbw.

12.07pm - Morgan eventually departs for an epic 191, edging Fletcher behind. In Durham, Usman Khawaja has caught Keaton Jennings at slip off Kyle Hogg.

11.46am - Middlesex lose a seventh as Luke Fletcher gets rid of Toby Roland-Jones. Eoin Morgan remains on 183 not out.

11.30am - Early wicket for Leicestershire, for whom Richard Jones runs out Matt Pardoe. Meanwhile, Peter Siddle has struck at Trent Bridge when having Paul Stirling caught behind for 31.

11.12am - Essex start well in Division Two's second-versus-third meeting, Reece Topley having Hampshire skipper Jimmy Adams caught behind.

10.44am - While play will not start on time at the Emirates Durham ICG, the tosses have taken place elsewhere:

Division One

Northamptonshire win the toss and elect to bat against Warwickshire at Wantage Road

Division Two

Essex win the toss and elect to bat against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl

Derbyshire win the toss and elect to bat against Surrey at the 3aaa County Ground

Leicestershire win the toss and elect to bowl against Worcestershire at Grace Road

Kent win the toss and elected to bat against Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium

10.15am - Hello and welcome to our LV= County Championship live blog. Six matches begin today, while Middlesex will resume on  417 for five   with Eoin Morgan 174 not out at Nottinghamshire. For all the information you need on the encounters beginning, our exhaustive preview is the only place to go.

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