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Championship round-up

Aadil stands firm for Foxes

Leicestershire 332-8 v Gloucestershire

Patient batting by Aadil Ali saw Leicestershire collect their third batting point against Gloucestershire at Grace Road.

The 20-year-old was 43 not out at the interval after almost two-and-a-quarter hours at the crease, having shared stands of 56 with Wayne White (38) and 57 with Clint McKay (29).

White and McKay both fell to Liam Norwell, who has taken 4-89 so far.

Bears put Middlesex on back foot

Middlesex 171-7 v Warwickshire - tea, day two

BBC WM's Mike Taylor

at Edgbaston:

"Warwickshire remain on top but with yesterday's play having been lost they will need to keep the intensity high.

"Jeetan Patel bowled for most of the afternoon from the Birmingham End and put all the batsmen in difficulty, but Neil Dexter held firm to reach 50 not out, surviving one difficult chance.

"He found useful support for an hour from Ollie Rayner, but will need more after tea if Middlesex are to remain competitive."

Bairstow leads Yorkshire dominance

Somerset 110, Yorkshire 364-7 - tea, day two

BBC Radio Bristol's Stephen Lamb

at Headingley:

"Yorkshire extended their first innings lead past the 250 mark on day two at Headingley, with Jonny Bairstow showing further signs of the excellent form that has re-established his international credentials.

"Bairstow reached the tea interval unbeaten on 76 from 94 deliveries, and in doing so passed 1,000 runs for the season in the County Championship.

"Somerset's Craig Overton also passed a milestone, taking his hundredth first-class wicket by trapping Aaron Finch lbw during an excellent spell with the second new ball."

Sussex close on Worcs total

Worcestershire 210, Sussex 185-3 - tea, day two

BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms

at New Road:

"This was a potentially decisive session with Sussex reaching tea just 25 runs in arrears.

"Luke Wright took 23 balls to get off the mark but then accelerated, and together with Ben Brown has added 91.

"Earlier, Chris Nash retired hurt having been hit on the head having made 38."

Bowlers on top at Edgbaston

Middlesex 171-7 v Warwickshire - tea, day two

BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand

at Edgbaston:

"Middlesex have reached tea on day two of the rain-affected match at Edgbaston on 171-7.

"Neil Dexter is unbeaten on 50 but only has the tail left to try to dig the visitors out of a hole.

"The pitch has been slow and the afternoon has been a long battle between bat and ball after the prodigious swing before lunch disappeared."

Northeast ton frustrates Lancashire

Kent 499-6 v Lancashire - tea, day two

BBC Radio Manchester's Scott Read

at Canterbury:

"Lancashire were well below par during the afternoon session, bowling as poorly as they have done all season and Kent cashed in.

"Sam Northeast finally converted a half-century into a hundred for the first time this season but Darren Stevens will be kicking himself, having slog swept Simon Kerrigan for six, he tried a similar shot the next delivery and was caught in the deep for 92."

Hampshire earn modest lead

Durham 213, Hampshire 251 - tea, day two

BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James

at Chester-le-Street:

"Hampshire were bowled out on the stroke of tea for 251, a lead of 38 runs.

"John Hastings picked up two wickets this afternoon to add to his two in the morning to keep Hampshire from building a sizeable lead.

"But Durham's catching was average, with five dropped in the innings. In a low-scoring game they may prove to be very costly indeed."

Payne impresses at Grace Road

Leicestershire 229-6 v Gloucestershire - lunch, day two

It has been a busy morning at Grace Road, with Leicestershire advancing their total by 102 runs, but losing four wickets in the process.

Dan Redfern fell one runs short of a half century, the first of three victims for seam bowler David Payne.

Hamish Marshall was the other successful bowler, winning an lbw decision against Roby Sayer, who made 34.

Gidman fifty boosts Worcestershire

Worcestershire 210, Sussex 59-2 - lunch, day two

BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms

at New Road:

"A riveting relegation tussle at New Road with honours about even at lunch.

"Worcester showed great resolve to reach 210 all out having been 117-7 Alex Gidman guiding the tail with an excellent 60 not out.

"In reply Sussex have lost both openers Luke Wells and Michael Yardy, the latter to a quite magnificent catch by Tom Fell at leg slip."

Tom Curran shines for Surrey

Derbyshire 313 v Surrey - lunch, day two

BBC London 94.9's Mark Church at

the Oval:

"Another five wicket haul for Tom Curran but Derbyshire will be happy with their morning's work.

"After Chesney Hughes had fallen to Curran for 96, Tony Palladino and Matthew Critchley both made 31 until both fell to the older Curran who finished off the innings when he dismissed Mark Footitt to finish with 5-71."

Hastings double boosts Durham

Durham 213, Hampshire 145-5 - lunch, day two

BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson

at Chester-le-Street:

"It's been a slow morning in gloomy conditions, with Hampshire adopting a policy of survival.

"At one point Will Smith and Liam Dawson were plodding along at two runs an over, but their partnership eventually came to an end on 58 when Dawson was caught down the legside off John Hastings on 25.

"Two overs later Smith also fell to Hastings for 38, taking the bait of a short ball which he hooked to Chris Rushworth on the legside boundary."

Foster battles for Essex

Essex 265-7 v Northants - lunch, day two

BBC Radio Northampton's Alex Winter

at Chelmsford:

"The future of James Foster is being debated at the moment at Chelmsford, but he has shown he still retains the ability to apply himself with the bat, playing a vital knock here for his fourth Championship half-century of the season.

"He's had Mark Pettini for company throughout the morning and the pair have recovered Essex from 119 for 6 to 265 for 7 at lunch - the wicket coming in the last over before the break, Rory Kleinveldt making the breakthrough and picking up his 50th Championship wicket of the season."

Lancashire toil against Kent

Kent 332-5 v Lancashire - lunch, day two

BBC Radio Manchester's Scott Read

at Canterbury:

"It looks a slow, docile pitch at Canterbury which is making the bowlers and batsman work hard for runs and wickets.

"Sam Northeast reached 50 from the last ball before the lunch interval, with Lancashire still four points away from securing promotion.

"Jordan Clark having bowled a terrific spell first up and after seeing Northeast dropped by Toby Lester he eventually got some reward with the wicket of James Tredwell."

Bears' bowlers fight back against Middlesex

Middlesex 82-4 v Warwickshire - lunch, day two

BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand

at Edgbaston:

"After yesterday's washout, Middlesex would have been delighted to reach 52-0 after the first hour of the second day at Edgbaston but the hosts have reduced them to 82-4 at lunch.

"Paul Stirling hit 41 before edging to slip and is the only score of note for the visitors.

"The wickets have been shared by the Warwickshire attack on a pitch that has swung despite mild overhead conditions, while spinner Jeetan Patel looked threatening in his brief appearance before the interval."

Yorkshire building big lead

Somerset 110, Yorkshire 236-4 - lunch, day two

BBC Sport's Lizzy Ammon

at Headingley:

"Yorkshire have pressed home their dominance by extending their first innings lead to 126 in the Leeds sunshine.

"There was an excellent partnership between Gary Ballance and nightwatchman Steven Patterson which lasted most of the morning session, but Craig Overton found the edge of Ballance's bat with a bit of extra pace and he was caught at second slip for 91.

"It's been Yorkshire's session again and they will just look to bat and bat today and accumulate the bonus points and extend their lead well beyond Somerset's reach."

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(All matches start at 10:30 BST)

Yorkshire v Somerset - BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Worcestershire v Sussex - BBC Hereford and Worcester

Surrey v Derbyshire - BBC London 94.9

Essex v Northants - BBC Essex

Durham v Hampshire - BBC Newcastle

Leicestershire v Gloucestershire - BBC Radio Leicester

Warwickshire v Middlesex - BBC Coventry and Warwickshire and BBC WM 95.6

Kent v Lancashire - BBC Radio Kent