County Cricket 2008 Day One - As It Happened
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The umpires call time on the last remaining action, Gloucestershire closing on 216 for six having bowled Derbyshire out for 124 in Bristol. Chris Taylor (68) departed shortly before the end of play.
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CLOSE OF PLAY!
Middlesex close day one against Leicestershire at Grace Road on 257 for five, Ed Joyce unbeaten on 11 after Nick Compton was dismissed for one in the 93rd over of the day.
Oxford UCCE close on 20 for three in reply to Glamorgan's 300 for nine declared.
Essex close on four without loss in reply to Northamptonshire's 280 in Chelmsford.
Cambridge UCCE slumped to 69 for five after Somerset declared on 354 for four.
Durham finish on 116 for five after bowling out Durham UCCE for 76; Yorkshire close on an imposing 384 for six against Bradford/Leeds UCCE.
Hampshire end on four for one after bowling out Sussex for 332, Nottinghamshire are 121 for three against Kent, who were bowled out for 162 and Warwickshire are 39 for three against Worcestershire (249).
Michael Powell (29) is bowled by Steve Magoffin as Worcestershire bowl themselves back into contention at New Road. Warwickshire are 37 for three in reply to 249.
Marcus North is out on that most unlucky of numbers if you are an Australian, 87, trapped in front by Greg Smith but Gloucestershire, on 193 for five, are well ahead already.
CLOSE OF PLAY!
Surrey close on 242 for two against Lancashire after bad light gives Lancashire some respite against Mark Ramprakash and Mark Butcher, who were approaching a double century third-wicket stand.
In Multan, Salman Butt and Bazid Khan scored half-centuries as Pakistan secured a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh. They lead the series 4-0 with one to play.
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Hampshire lose opener Michael Carberry for two, trapped in front by Robin Martin-Jenkins - they are two for one against Sussex at The Rose Bowl.
Simon Jones takes a first wicket for Worcestershire, having Darren Maddy caught behind for eight and Warwickshire are 37 for two.
Ed Smith falls for Middlesex, who are 252 for four against Leicestershire. He is Nadeem Malik's first wicket for Leicestershire, after he made 56.
One down, two to go for Ramprakash, who completes a 98th career ton for Surrey against Lancashire. Bad light stops play shortly after he reached the milestone with the home side on 242 for two.
A fine comeback from Hampshire who have bowled Sussex out for 332. The last six wickets went down for just 15 runs. Shane Bond finishes with seven for 66, career-best figures for him.
Marcus North completes what could turn out to be a crucial half-century for Gloucestershire against Derbyshire in Bristol. Fourteen wickets have fallen on day one already and Gloucestershire have a first innings lead.
Northamptonshire are bowled out for 280, Jason Brown the last to go for ten, leaving Lance Klusener unbeaten on 72. Andre Nel and Ravi Bopara pick up three wickets for Essex.
Northamptonshire are 277 for nine after SP Bailey is caught by Wright off of David Masters for three. At Leicester, Owais Shah's innings of 116 is ended by James Allenby, who has him caught by Jacques du Toit. At Worcester, Kabir Ali has removed Ian Westwood lbw; Warwickshire are 14 for one in reply to Worcestershire's 249 all out.
Shane Bond marks his Hampshire debut with five wickets, his fifth is Robin Martin-Jenkins (one) as Sussex slide from 317 for four to 324 for nine as Bond follows that up with the wicket of Ragheb Aga, bowled for a duck.
Murray Goodwin is also out, caught by Nic Pothas for Chris Tremlett's first wicket of the season. He scored 121 from 184 balls, hitting 17 fours.
Ed Smith is giving valuable support to Owais Shah as Leicestershire suffer at Grace Road. He has scored a half-century, his side are 240 for two.
Mark Ramprakash and Mark Butcher have added a 150-run partnership for the third wicket for Surrey against Lancashire. Ramprakash needs three centuries for one hundred of them and must be eyeing one up either late tonight or tomorrow morning.
Glamorgan declare on 300 for nine against Oxford UCCE at The Parks. David Hemp (104) and Robert Croft (81 not out) were the main contributors.
Worcestershire are finally bowled out for 249 by Warwickshire at New Road. Simon Jones picks up a six-ball duck (number twenty) but Stephen Moore carries his bat for 109. The next highest scorer was Kabir Ali with 36. Neil Carter and Jonathan Trott finished with three wickets apiece.
Double blow from Shane Bond, who first traps Matt Prior in front for 62 before sending Luke Wright on his way for a five-ball duck (number nineteen of the day) to leave Sussex on 317 for six against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl.
Stephen Crook is also dismissed, caught by James Foster off of James Middlebrook for 35 in the Essex v Northamptonshire game. Five balls later, David Wigley departs for, you guessed it, a duck! The visitors are 255 for eight.