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  1. Mark Stoneman hits 139 not out for Durham
  2. Marcus Trescothick goes second on Somerset's all-time run-scorers list
  3. Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali make half-centuries
  4. What's the strangest dismissal you've ever seen? Get involved via #bbccricket

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By Brendon Mitchell

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Stumps - day two

Mark Stoneman
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And that brings our coverage of day two to a close. A day that'll probably be better remembered for all the ridiculous weather - snow included - than it will be for the cricket.

Nonetheless, shall we do it all again tomorrow?

I'll be back, along with our BBC local radio commentators, to talk you through day three from around 10:55 BST.

Until then, it's goodnight from me!

Close of play scores

County Championship - day two

Division One:

Warwickshire v Yorkshire 368-9

Surrey 463 v Somerset 99-1

Durham 295-4 v Middlesex 389

Division Two:

Leicestershire v Kent 233-8

Gloucestershire 380 v Worcestershire 297-5

Essex 351-3 v Northants

Derbyshire 98-2 v Glamorgan 377

Click here for full scorecards.

Close of play

Worcestershire 297-5 v Gloucestershire 380

We're all done down in Bristol too. Here's BBC Hereford & Worcester's Dave Bradley to talk you through day two:

"Another topsy-turvy day, a mirror of the first day, with Worcestershire recovering from 162-5 thanks to a stand of 135 between Joe Clarke and Ben Cox.

"Clarke, still only 19, came in after Worcestershire’s collapse started when Moeen Ali went playing a strange shot to be caught behind on 74, when he looked nailed-on for a century.

"Brett D’Oliveira followed soon after and Worcestershire lost four wickets for 42 runs in 11 overs.

"Cox again provided vital support and, having averaged 37 last season, will be looking to push his average up this term. Jack Norwell was probably the pick of the Gloucestershire attack, although he bizarrely remained wicket-less."

Close of play

Durham 295-4 v Middlesex 389

Snow has stopped play. I repeat - snow has stopped play.

In truth, it's probably a fitting end isn't it? Durham finish on 295-4 in reply to Middlesex's 389, with Mark Stoneman's unbeaten 139 the obvious highlight.

It's the final countdown

We're into the final two overs of our two remaining matches. Any late twists?...

Clarke makes 100

Worcestershire 291-5 v Gloucestershire 380

Worcestershire's Joe Clarke has his third first-class century, coming off 128 deliveries and containing 13 fours.

Ben Cox is still next time on 55, their partnership now worth 130.

And then there were two...

Only the games at Bristol and Durham remain and, hang about, we may even have a century late in the day to tell you about...

Might just squeeze a full day in here. Another nasty cloud slowly heading south towards CLS. Durham 283-4. New ball due. #bbccricket

Close of play

Somerset 99-1 v Surrey 463

Marcus Trescothick
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That's turning out to be a belting, if not obvious, prediction from me at 18:00 BST.

Now they've called it quits for day two at The Oval as well, with Marcus Trescothick 68 not out having earlier gone second on Somerset's all-time list of run scorers.

The visitors will resume on 99-1 tomorrow, replying to Surrey's 463.

Close of play

Yorkshire 368-9 v Warwickshire

And the match at Edgbaston is the next to go! Steven Patterson (62 not out) and Ryan Sidebottom (six not out) did a very good job in guiding Yorkshire to 368-9, following Adil Rashid's 63 earlier in the day.

Bad light stops play

Yorkshire 368-9 v Warwickshire

Now they're off at Warwickshire too. I think we could lose a couple of games fairly quickly here...

Cox makes 50

Worcestershire 276-5 v Gloucestershire 380

Ben Cox has now brought up a very fine half-century for Worcestershire - and a useful one too, given it's taken them from 162-5 to 276-5.

The man with him, Joe Clarke, is also just 13 runs from his ton. Is there time for it tonight?

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Somerset 99-1 v Surrey 463

In... out... in... out... today has essentially been a very slow game of hokey-kokey. #bbccricket…

Exactly the analogy I used this afternoon. It's all been a bit silly, really.

Bad light stops play

Somerset 99-1 v Surrey 463

Oh dear. The players made it out on to the field, but then this happened...

Umpires are out there but huge dark cloud has arrived..sun has gone and it is very gloomy again..and we are off for bad light...

Durham 278-4 v Middlesex 389

Don't panic - it wasn't the end of the world after all and there's glorious sunshine now... #bbccricket

Don't panic - it wasn't the end of the world after all and there's glorious sunshine now... #bbccricket

Thank goodness. Kevin, we're pleased you're still with us.

The sun is shining...

Somerset 99-1 v Surrey 463

... And play is set to get back under way at 17:55 BST at The Oval. A whopping 16 overs is left - we're going to be here all night!

WICKET Brooks (c Ambrose b Barker) 2

Yorkshire 352-9 v Warwickshire

Shortly after securing Yorkshire's fourth batting point, Jack Brooks falls for two to leave Ryan Sidebottom and Steven Patterson (56 not out) left to eek out any final runs.

Close of play

Glamorgan 377 v Derbyshire 98-2

Three down, four to go. That's stumps at Derbyshire too.

CLOSE: There will be no more play today. #DCCC will resume tomorrow morning on 98-2 #DERvGLA #P2bD

CLOSE: There will be no more play today. #DCCC will resume tomorrow morning on 98-2 #DERvGLA #P2bD

WICKET Rashid (b Woakes) 63

Yorkshire 343-8 v Warwickshire

Adil Rashid's resistance comes to an end, bowled by England team-mate Chris Woakes for 63.

Moments later, Steven Patterson brings up his half-century off 62 balls - having now been joined by Jack Brooks in the middle.

More snow in Durham

Durham 262-4 v Middlesex

Mark Stoneman has seen it all weather-wise during his 181-ball innings - including snow. If you don't believe me, click here to watch a video.

To the players' credit they stayed on the field, and Stoneman remains unbeaten on 126, Michael Richardson with him on 14.

@KevinHandBBC @Martycricket Middlesex fielders bemused at fielding whilst it was snowing #bbccricket

They're back on at Edgbaston

Yorkshire 339-7 v Warwickshire

The players are back on at Edgbaston, although it's still looking a bit glum out of our office window here in Birmingham.

The matches in Durham and Bristol are the only other two currently seeing any cricket.

Durham 255-4 v Middlesex 389

Meanwhile, at Chester-le-Street, BBC Radio London's Kevin Hand is fearing Armageddon. With his sunscreen at the ready.

Weather can't make its mind up at Durham. Half the ground suggests end of the day (possibly the world). #bbccricket

Weather can't make its mind up at Durham. Half the ground suggests end of the day (possibly the world). #bbccricket

Bad light stops play

Yorkshire 339-7 v Warwickshire

And now they've gone off at Edgbaston because of bad light as well. Steven Patterson is on 47, Adil Rashid 61.

Close of play

Essex 351-3 v Northants

That's us for the day at Chelmsford too, where Essex had reached an imposing 351-3 before rain and bad light struck. Ravi Bopara (66 not out) and Dan Lawrence (51 not out) will crack on again from 11:00 BST tomorrow.

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What's the strangest dismissal you've ever seen?

Ah yes, poor old Samit. This one makes me chuckle even now...

Surely one of the best dismissals, courtesy of Samit Patel #bbccricket

Surely one of the best dismissals, courtesy of Samit Patel #bbccricket

By the way, you can also now listen to Sean Dickson's rather comical dismissal for handling the ball on the BBC Sport website...

Kent batsman out for handling ball

Close of play

Kent 233-8 v Leicestershire

Play has at last been called off for the day at Grace Road... Just 15 minutes after taking tea. Am I right to assume the players are fast eaters?

All done for the day @leicsccc v @kentcricket. Intensely frustrating - hoping for better tomorrow. Kent 233-8. #bbccricket

Yorkshire 334-7 v Warwickshire

It's beginning to look a little murky at Edgbaston too, so says BBC WM's Richard Wilford:

"The light is threatening to interrupt an excellent counter-attack from Adil Rashid and Steve Patterson as their enterprising partnership exceeds the 80-run mark.

"Meanwhile, Bears' chief executive Neil Snowball has popped in to join commentary and said a rejig of domestic Twenty20 seems inevitable. He also accepted the need for some live cricket to return to free-to-air TV."

It's sleeting in Derby!

Derbyshire 98-2 v Glamorgan 377

Rain, snow, sunshine, hail, wind, bad light... And sleet. Of course, how could we forget about sleet?

UPDATE: We have a frustrating combination of rain and sleet at #The3aaaCountyGround. Prospects of play continue to look bleak #DERvGLA

Clarke makes 50

Worcestershire 202-5 v Gloucestershire 380

We haven't popped down to Bristol for a wee while, so now seems as good a time as any.

Joe Clarke (56 not out) and Ben Cox (14) have been leading a bit of a recovery for Worcestershire, moving to 202-5. That'll be the first batting point for the Pears too.

WICKET Stokes (c Stirling b Finn) 9

Durham 231-4 v Middlesex 389

But, thanks in part to a dose of commentator's curse I'm sure, Ben Stokes is now on his way. Sorry, Durham fans.

Michael Richardson is the next man in.

WICKET: Finn has revenge from earlier today as Stokes (9) pops one up into the leg side and Stirling takes a good low catch. 231/4 #DURvMID

Durham 231-3 v Middlesex 389

Up at tropical Chester-le-Street, Ben Stokes has moved on to nine and Mark Stoneman on to 109...

it sounds insanely windy at @DurhamCricket on #bbccricket right now.


Kent 233-8 v Leicestershire

Oh cricket, you are daft sometimes. Given there's been no play since 15:15 BST - with plenty of bad weather still around and no sign of an inspection - you've got to chuckle at 'Tea' popping up on the scorecard.

I wonder if there was a collective cheer from the players when tea was eventually called and they could get stuck in to some grub. It must be a bit like waiting around starving hungry for your mum to get your dinner ready as a kid.

Rain stops play

Somerset 99-1 v Surrey 463

Yes, sorry, that annoying little rain graphic's back.

Moments after Marcus Trescothick passes 17,000 first-class runs for Somerset - he's now 68 not out - the players are forced off again, first through bad light and then by pouring rain. Could that be that for the day at The Oval?

WICKET Burnham (lbw b Finn) 61

Durham 213-3 v Middlesex 389

Jack Burnham
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It's curtains for Jack Burnham, whose 131-ball innings is ended by Steven Finn.

But the 19-year-old has plenty to be proud of, sharing 131 with Mark Stoneman (101 not out) and scoring a Championship best 61.

His wicket brings England's Ben Stokes to the crease, fresh from taking 4-80 this morning.

There's still rain around

Nothing much continues to occur at Derby. #bbccricket #bbcnocricket

You're not alone, Nick. The Division Two matches between Essex and Northants and Kent and Leicestershire are also off for rain.

In fact, considering the amount of weather that has been around today, the one surprise is probably that nothing's been called off yet.

Trescothick makes 50

Somerset 85-1 v Surrey 463

And it appears that Marcus Trescothick has had enough of waiting around, as the 40-year-old smashes three fours in four balls to bring up his half-century.

Game on at The Oval

Somerset 73-1 v Surrey

Down at The Oval, meanwhile, I'm pleased to say we've got a game on again...

Right then..we are underway again...Somerset 73-1


Yorkshire 308-7 v Warwickshire

Adil Rashid
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And now it's tea at Edgbaston too. I don't know about you, but I've lost all track of today's playing times.

Nonetheless, Adil Rashid's half-century has helped Yorkshire to 308-7 and a valuable third batting point. Steven Patterson is with him on 30 not out.


Worcestershire 171-5 v Gloucestershire 380

It's tea time at Bristol as well, where Worcestershire have struggled their way to 171-5 in reply to Gloucestershire's 380. It was all looking so good for the visitors until Moeen Ali fell for 74 too. BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt says the England all-rounder "will be furious".


Durham 213-2 v Middlesex 389

After Mark Stoneman reaches three figures, there's just one further over before the umpires decide it's time for a cuppa.

Fancy another weather report? BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson is your man:

"It's lovely and warm in our press box but out there on the field the real temperature is about zero.

"It's not an easy day for the players. There's a howling gale, but Mark Stoneman has been patient in reaching his 15th first-class century.

"It came in the over before the break and took 139 balls and 12 fours His partnership with Jack Burnham, who has made a career-best 61, is currently 131.

"Durham look comfortable at 213-2, 176 behind. The fielders, however, look frozen and the heating is broken in the pavilion!"