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  1. Yorkshire's Bairstow 198, Root 190*
  2. Double tons for D'Oliveira and Joyce
  3. Centuries for Robson, Northeast, Wells & Procter
  4. Warwickshire set 322 to win

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By Gary Smee and Mike Minay

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Stumps - day two

And so another day of run-scoring feats in this remarkable 2016 season comes to an end.

Are the pitches too flat or is it simply great batting? It's a debate that will no doubt rumble on.

The weather forecast isn't looking good for tomorrow, but we'll bring you as much action as we can from 10.55 BST.

Hope you can join us then. For now, goodbye.

Joe Root Jonny Bairstow
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Day two scores

So here's how day two ended up...

Division One:

Yorkshire 486-5 v Surrey 330

Warwickshire 152 & 4-0 v Somerset 295 & 178

Middlesex 203-3 v Nottinghamshire 354

Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 22-1

Division Two:

Leicestershire 332 & 132-6 v Northants 151

Kent 304-3 v Gloucestershire 337

Glamorgan 42-4 v Worcestershire 456-6 dec

Derbyshire 191 v Sussex 468-5

Click here for full scorecards.

Close of play at Edgbaston

Warwickshire 152 & 4-0 v Somerset 295 & 178

Varun Chopra and Ian Westwood safely negotiate the remaining two overs and stumps is called.

Warwickshire require another 318 for victory in two days.

Here come the openers

Warwickshire 152 & 0-0 v Somerset 295 & 178

Warwickshire's openers Varun Chopra and Ian Westwood are in the middle at Edgbaston.

Two overs to survive this evening - 322 the victory target.

Close of play at Grace Road

Leicestershire 332 & 132-6 v Northants 151

Northants paceman Ben Sanderson picks up a wicket with the final ball of the day at Grace Road as Aadil Ali nicks him to the wicketkeeper.

Leicestershire are still odds-on for the victory though - the Foxes lead by 313.

Ben Sanderson's 4th in @leicsccc second innings to the last ball of the day. Hosts close 132 for 6, lead @NorthantsCCC by 313 #bbccricket


Warwickshire 152 v Somerset 295 & 178

Rikki Clarke wraps up Somerset's second innings at Edgbaston as Jack Leach edges him behind.

It means the hosts will have to bat for two more overs this evening chasing 322.

The way this game has gone, you'd have to say a Bears victory is unlikely.

Close of play at Headingley

Yorkshire 486-5 v Surrey 330

Jonny Bairstow Joe Root
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A day that will live long in the memory comes to a close at Headingley. 

Jonny Bairstow (198) and Joe Root (190 not out) put on a breathtaking 372 for the fourth wicket before Bairstow fell two runs short of his second double century of the season.

Root goes again in the morning, looking for 10 more.

'Lead is over 300'

Leicestershire 332 & 123-5 v Northants 151

Lead goes over 300 for @leicsccc meaning it would be a record 4th inns score for @NorthantsCCC v Leics to win from here #bbccricket

Stumps at Canterbury

Kent 304-3 v Gloucestershire 337

Play is called off for the day at The Spitfire Ground with Kent captain Sam Northeast unbeaten on 154.

Another game where the bat has dominated today.

Close of play at Old Trafford

Hampshire 109 and 22-1 v Lancashire 456

Another dominant day for Lancashire where three of the top four scored more than fifty - Luke Procter going on to make 137, and Alviro Petersen blasting his way to 81 off 85 balls. 

Hampshire struggled up until tea, but afterwards Tino Best burst into life and took a five-wicket haul to give Hampshire another chance with the bat before the end of the day. 

They went six consecutive overs without scoring a run as James Anderson and Kyle Jarvis kept it tight, but James Vince will be looking to kick on in the morning  - he's seven not out.

Luke Procter and Alviro Petersen
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'A pleasure to watch'

Sussex 468-5 v Derbyshire 191

Despite only scoring six with the bat himself for Sussex, the New Zealand international still seems to have enjoyed himself at Derby.

A pleasure to watch the partnership between @edjoyce24 and @luke_wells07. @SussexCCC record. #310

Time for Root to get a double ton?

Yorkshire 475-5 v Surrey 330

Joe Root is 12 away from 200 with four overs left in the day at Headingley. Can he get there tonight?

Close of play at Derby

Sussex 468-5 v Derbyshire 191

Sussex finish day two in a commanding position thanks to Ed Joyce (250) and Luke Wells (116) who put on 310 for the second wicket. 

The 250 from Joyce is his highest in first-class score and the innings included five consecutive fours in one Luke Fletcher over.

Derbyshire fought back slightly after tea with Wes Durston taking two wickets and Shiv Thakor taking the other, but the Midlands side have their backs against the wall for the next couple of days. 

Stumps at Derby @SussexCCC 468-5 lead 277 with 315 scored after lunch @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

Stumps at Derby @SussexCCC 468-5 lead 277 with 315 scored after lunch @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

WICKET Trego (c Hain b Patel 51)

Somerset 295 & 151-8 v Warwickshire 152

BBC WM's Mike Taylor with the details from Edgbaston:

"With the lead climbing towards 300, Peter Trego finally falls, top-edging a sweep at Jeetan Patel, and falling to a catch by Sam Hain, running round to square leg.

"Trego's 94 and 51 are significant contributions in what has turned out to be a relatively low-scoring match. Two wickets to go, but Warwickshire are going to have to make the highest total of the match to win."

Sam Hain catch
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Six maiden overs

Hampshire 109 & 9-1 v Lancashire 456

Immaculate bowling from Lancashire's pairing of James Anderson and Kyle Jarvis. Between them they've just bowled six consecutive maiden overs to keep Hampshire in single figures for now. 

WICKET Gale (c Foakes b Rampaul 18)

Yorkshire 452-5 v Surrey 330

As one captain reaches 150, another goes as Andrew Gale nicks Ravi Rampaul behind.

Yorkshire are still in a dominant position though with Joe Root going strong on 178.


Kent 290-3 v Gloucestershire 337

Kent skipper Sam Northeast brings up his 150 off 222 balls with 18 fours and one six.

His side look set for a healthy lead over Gloucestershire at Canterbury.

Close of play at Lord's

Middlesex 203-3 v Nottinghamshire 354

Yep, the rain is too heavy in London and day two is called to a close.

Sam Robson will resume on 114 in the morning along with John Simpson, who is on 66.

Wickets falling at Edgbaston

Warwickshire 152 v Somerset 295 & 136-7

BBC WM's Mike Taylor has more from the ground:

"Short-pitched bowling has featured strongly since tea, and another short ball picked up the seventh Somerset wicket.

"Ryan Davies, keen to counter-attack, hit three fours before pulling Keith Barker to deep backward square leg. The ball has to be hit high to fly out of Boyd Rankin's reach, and it didn't.

"Peter Trego remains steadfast for Somerset though. His 94 in the first innings was vital to keeping Somerset in the game - his second innings, currently worth 48, may turn out to vital in winning it."

The calm after the storm

Yorkshire 436-4 v Surrey 330

Joe Root
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Things are a lot more sedate at Headingley after Jonny Bairstow's blitz.

Joe Root is creeping up towards 200, he's on 172 - but the run-rate has slowed considerably.

Root and Andrew Gale have put on 22 in 10 overs. At least I can keep up now!

Three day match?

Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 9-1

BBC Sport's Stephan Shemilt at Old Trafford:

"How often do we see this? One team bats all day, makes it look so simple, then the opposition loses early wickets when they get their turn late in the day. It's brilliant from James Anderson, taking the edge of Jimmy Adams, who goes for a duck. Much more of that and Hampshire will be vanquished in three days."

WICKET Joyce (lbw b Durston 250)

Sussex 430-5 v Derbyshire 191

Finally he falls, but not before Ed Joyce reaches 250 - his highest ever score in first-class cricket. 

Out lbw to Wes Durston, Joyce receives a standing ovation from all around the County Ground in Derby. It's been a superb innings from the Irishman who struck 34 fours and two sixes in his time at the crease. 

Shortly after, Sussex lose their fifth wicket as Derbyshire's Shiv Thakor removes Matt Machan, caught by Tom Poynton. 

But there is no doubt today belongs to Joyce. 

The 15th highest innings by a @SussexCCC player @edjoyce24 out 250 @BBCSussexSport @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

The 15th highest innings by a @SussexCCC player @edjoyce24 out 250 @BBCSussexSport @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

James Vince batting

Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 6-1

Lancashire and England paceman James Anderson removes Hampshire opener Jimmy Adams with his fourth ball, which brings England hopeful James Vince to the crease. Can he make amends for his first innings run out for nought?

'Remarkable day at Grace Road'

Leicestershire 337 & 62-3 v Northants 151

BBC Radio Northampton’s Alex Winter at Grace Road:

“Remarkable second day here. 18 wickets have fallen. The new rules at the toss were supposed to stop these type of days but batsman have come and gone since the first over this morning. Nice and warm, a bit of swing and this green-tinged wicket still offering something for the bowlers despite the blazing sunshine.

“Leicestershire are still well ahead and a even as few as a hundred more in this second innings should make the game safe - Northamptonshire have never made a score over 300 in the fourth innings against Leicestershire."

Close of play at Cardiff

Glamorgan 42-4 v Worcestershire 456-6 dec

The weather has had its say in Wales as the umpires call time.

A day that will be remembered for Brett D'Oliveira reaching his maiden double ton.

WICKET Wagner (st Wheater b Crane 37)

Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109

BBC Sport's Stephan Shemilt at Old Trafford:

"Lancashire are finally bowled out for 456, a lead of 347. 

"It's undoubtedly their day, but it will be best remembered for the pace, hostility, histrionics and entertainment provided by Tino Best. The West Indies pacer took five wickets, including two spectacular yorkers to uproot the stumps of Liam Livingstone and James Anderson. 

"It was spectacular stuff, complete with running, first-pumping celebrations."

WICKET Taylor (c Hughes b Thakor 6)

Sussex 408-3 v Derbyshire 191

The illustrious previous partnership of 310 between Luke Wells and Ed Joyce is now followed up by one only of 27 as Ross Taylor is caught in the slips by Chesney Hughes off the bowling of Shiv Thakor.

Maybe time to listen to the advice of Alick?

@SussexCCC declare - let’s have a pop at them! #bbccricket

Having said that, Ed Joyce continues to add to his tally

Highest f/c score for @edjoyce24 beating previous best 231 a he's scored 100 since tea! @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

Highest f/c score for @edjoyce24 beating previous best 231 a he's scored 100 since tea! @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

Latest Scores

Division One:

Yorkshire 423-4 v Surrey 330

Warwickshire 152 v Somerset 295 & 106-6

Middlesex 203-3 v Nottinghamshire 354 - Rain stopped play

Lancashire 454-9 v Hampshire 109

Division Two:

Leicestershire 332 & 60-2 v Northants 151

Kent 238-3 v Gloucestershire 337

Glamorgan 42-4 v Worcestershire 456-6 dec - Rain stopped play

Derbyshire 191 v Sussex 409-3

Click here for full scorecards.

WICKET Gregory (lbw b Rankin 9)

Somerset 295 & 104-6 v Warwickshire 152 - Somerset lead by 247

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BBC WM's Mike Taylor has details of the latest wicket at Edgbaston:

"Two wickets in the session now for Boyd Rankin.

"Lewis Gregory's first delivery, from Rankin, clattered into the batsman's helmet as he tried to duck out of the way.  He bravely continued with new headgear, but in Rankin's next over pushed across the line of a full delivery and was lbw - a regular mode of dismissal today.

"25 overs are still available today."

Off for rain at Lord's

Middlesex 203-3 v Nottinghamshire 354

Hmm, things are looking a bit grim in the capital...

Heavy rain and I think it's fair to say: "that's all, folks" #bbccricket

Heavy rain and I think it's fair to say: "that's all, folks" #bbccricket

WICKET Bairstow (c Sangakkara b Burke 198)

Yorkshire 417-4 v Surrey 330

Oh, what a shame for Jonny Bairstow. The England and Yorkshire wicketkeeper picks out Kumar Sangakkara at backward point just two runs shy of his second double hundred of the season.

He his 24 fours in his 231-ball knock and put on 372 with Joe Root who is still there on 163.

Can Root bring up his double ton?

WICKET - Wells (c Madsen b Durston 116)

Sussex 381-2 v Derbyshire 191

At last. Derbyshire, through Wes Durston, take the wicket of Luke Wells.

It ends Wells' partnership of 310 with Ed Joyce who is still there on 219. 

Luke Wells goes for 116 partnership 310 5th highest for 2nd wicket in @SussexCCC history #bbccricket Ed Joyce 219no

Luke Wells goes for 116 partnership 310 5th highest for 2nd wicket in @SussexCCC history #bbccricket Ed Joyce 219no

Warwickshire fighting back at Edgbaston

Warwickshire 152 v Somerset 295 & 88-5

Boyd Rankin picks up his second wicket of the innings as Chris Rogers is caught by Sam Hain.

Somerset's lead is 231 with five wickets in hand, but the dangerous Peter Trego is still at the crease on 29.

BBC WM's Mike Taylor has more details from Edgbaston:

"Rankin and Rikki Clarke have been peppering the middle of the pitch since tea.

"Rankin has been rewarded with the important wicket of Rogers, who edged the ball onto his hip and looped up a catch to Hain at backward short leg.

"Somerset lead by a still-significant 231 runs with five wickets to fall, and 27 overs to go tonight."

Five-wicket haul - Tino Best

Lancashire 413-8 v Hampshire 109

Five wickets for Hampshire's Tino Best who removes Lancashire's James Anderson for a duck. 

Although Lancashire have really pulled away throughout the day, Best has helped haul things back slightly.

In the previous over, Alex Davies was caught by Michael Carberry off the bowling of Mason Crane.

Record stand between Root and Bairstow

Yorkshire 407-3 v Surrey 330

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow now hold Yorkshire's best ever fourth-wicket stand - surpassing Darren Lehman and Michael Lumb's 358 against Durham in 2006.

Their partnership is worth 362 and counting and Bairstow is just five shy of his second double ton of the season.

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Bad light stops play

Middlesex 203-3 v Nottinghamshire 354

They're also off at Lord's with Middlesex pair Sam Robson (114 not out) and John Simpson (66 not out) going great guns.

Here's what Simpson did to one of the Long Room windows earlier when he hit Samit Patel for a maximum...

Some heavy hitting from @Middlesex_CCC's @JohnSimpson_88 #mindthewindows #LoveLords

Some heavy hitting from @Middlesex_CCC's @JohnSimpson_88 #mindthewindows #LoveLords

Rain stops play

Glamorgan 42-4 v Worcestershire 456-6 dec

Let's have a bit of a break from this run-scoring to bring you news from Cardiff where they are currently off for rain. 

The news does not look too encouraging from BBC Hereford and Worcester's Dave Bradley...

No announcement after umpires inspection, but it looks as if more covers are coming on, and it's raining again. @WorcsCCC #bbccricket


Sussex 365-1 v Derbyshire 191

This is remarkable batting from Sussex opener Ed Joyce

He knocks Andy Carter over the slips for six to bring up his double hundred.

It may have been slow this morning but now the Irishman, in the 95th, 96th and 97th overs has hit 10 fours, including five in a row (see 4:31PM). 

Sorry to keep bringing it up but Ed Joyce was dropped on 47 - how bad do you feel now, Derbyshire?

He follows up the double century with another boundary, and then the following ball brings up the 300 partnership with Luke Wells. Wow. 

Partnership of 307 Joyce/Wells 5th highest in @SussexCCC history @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

Partnership of 307 Joyce/Wells 5th highest in @SussexCCC history @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket


Yorkshire 382-3 v Surrey 330

Yorkshire's Joe Root continues to churn out the runs at Headingley as he moves to his 150 off just 160 balls.

Jonny Bairstow is 19 short of a double hundred and the partnership moves on to 337. Who'd want to be a bowler this season eh?!