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  1. Seven matches on Sunday
  2. Tons for Joyce, Dexter, Trott & Ballance
  3. Rabada removes Cook for 49
  4. Broad takes three wickets for Notts

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By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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I'm afraid that's all I have time for today.

My esteemed colleague Phil Cartwright will be back in the hotseat on Monday morning.

One more match gets under way tomorrow - the Division Two game between Derbyshire and Northants at Queen's Park in Chesterfield.

Hope you can join Phil then. 

For now, have a good evening whatever you are up to.

Close of play scores

Division One:

Surrey 273 v Warwickshire 345-6 - day two

Yorkshire 291-5 v Middlesex - day one

Notts v Lancashire 273-9 - day one

Durham v Hampshire 319-6 - day one

Division Two:

Sussex 227-3 v Glamorgan 335 - day two

Worcestershire v Leicestershire 299-7 - day one

Essex 107-2 v Kent 207 - day one

Click here for full scorecards.

Close of play at Guildford

Surrey 273 v Warwickshire 345-6

So, the last of Sunday's games comes to an end.

It's very much been Warwickshire's day with the bat, and especially Jonathan Trott who notched his second Championship ton of the season with a brilliant 123.

Warwickshire lead by 72 with four wickets remaining going into day three.

Elation & devastation

Rabada removes Cook

Kagiso Rabada looks over the moon after dismissing Alastair Cook for 49 in the last over of the day at Chelmsford...

Kagiso Rabada
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the England Test captain appears less than impressed...

Alastair Cook
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Warwickshire's Ambrose out

Surrey 273 v Warwickshire 330-6

Meanwhile, amid the last-over carnage at Chelmsford, Tim Ambrose has also been dismissed for Warwickshire.

The wicketkeeper was caught by Zafar Ansari for 53 to give teenage paceman Sam Curran his second wicket.

Five overs to go there.

Close of play at Chelmsford

Essex 107-2 v Kent 207

And with that Cook wicket, stumps is called. Essex are exactly 100 behind Kent's first-innings' total.

WICKET Cook (lbw b Rabada 49)

Essex 107-2 v Kent 207

Oh my goodness, unbelievable scenes at Chelmsford in the final over!

With England Test captain Alastair Cook on 49, Kagiso Rabada pins him lbw with the penultimate ball of the opening day.

How many more fierce battles are these guys going to have in the coming years at international level? At county level - it's 1-0 Rabada.

Fifty for Tim Ambrose

Surrey 273 v Warwickshire 317-5

They may have lost Jonathan Trott, but the runs are still flowing at Guildford.

Tim Ambrose goes past fifty with a single off Surrey quick Sam Curran.

It's the wicketkeeper's fourth half-century of the summer.

Eight overs remain on day two.

Close of play at Scarborough

Yorkshire 291-5 v Middlesex

A good day for Yorkshire with the bat comes to an end as Gary Ballance walks back 106 not out.

Tim Bresnan also chipped in with a fine 63 as Yorkshire fought back from 131-4 after lunch.

Stumps at Hove

Sussex 227-3 v Glamorgan 335

Day two comes to a close on the south coast with Sussex in a strong position.

Glamorgan fast bowler Michael Hogan was unable to take to the field after being hit on the helmet while batting and Sussex took full advantage with Ed Joyce crafting his third century of the summer.

Joyce is leading the way in the run-scoring charts with 838.

WICKET Trott (lbw b S Curran 123)

Surrey 273 v Warwickshire 315-5

Sam Curran bags a huge wicket for Surrey late in the day at Guildford.

The 18-year-old paceman pins Jonathan Trott, 17 years his senior, in front of his wickets and he's out lbw for 123.

Surrey now have a glimmer of hope of keeping Warwickshire's first-innings' lead down to something respectable. It currently stands at 42.

Close of play at Chester-le-Street

Durham v Hampshire 319-6

They're also leaving the field at the Riverside. 

It was Hampshire's day if you look at the scorecard, but Durham did well to take six wickets after the visitors were 160-0.

Stumps at Trent Bridge

Notts v Lancashire 273-9

And that's the end of proceedings at Nottinghamshire where the hosts took regular wickets in the final two sessions to end the day on top.

There were three wickets each for Stuart Broad and Imran Tahir. Division One leaders Lancashire are in a spot of bother you'd say, but it's difficult to know until both teams have batted.

WICKET Browne (c Northeast b Rabada 33)

Essex 86-1 v Kent 207

You can never keep this young man out of the game. 

Just as Essex were beginning to look as comfortable as your favourite armchair with the bat, Kagiso Rabada finds Nick Browne's top edge and the ball flies into the hands of Kent skipper Sam Northeast at mid on.

It's the South African international's first Championship wicket for Kent.

Alastair Cook meanwhile is on 45.

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Gary Ballance hits a century

Yorkshire 281-5 v Middlesex

Well batted Gary Ballance. The Yorkshire left-hander reaches his first hundred of the season in his 14th innings.

It's been a patient knock, coming off 202 balls, but an absolutely crucial one for his side.

Four overs left at Scarborough.

Close of play at New Road

Worcestershire v Leicestershire 299-7

Stumps is called bang on six o'clock at New Road - something of a rarity these days.

Ned Eckersley goes in on 40 for the visitors, but the day undoubtedly belonged to Neil Dexter who hit his third Championship hundred of the season.

Worcestershire did well to pull things back from 164-2 however and will still feel they're well in the game.

Only summer in appearance

Durham v Hampshire 311-6

There may be blue skies at some of our grounds, but it's certainly not summer temperatures out there.

I hope BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson is wrapped up warm. He's got another three days of commentary to get through yet!

Three overs to go tonight. Looks chilly out there now. Hants 311-6 v Durham. #bbccricket

More like summer

Sussex 211-3 v Glamorgan 335

It's been so nice to see plenty of blue skies today. We've only had one rain shower before lunch at Guildford and that only lasted about 10 minutes. 

That's a rarity this summer!

9 overs left this evening. Sussex 211/3 trail by 124 runs #bbccricket

9 overs left this evening. Sussex 211/3 trail by 124 runs #bbccricket

Late wickets falling

Couple more to tell you about at Chester-le-Street and New Road.

Hants wobbling as McLaren edges Coughlin to Jennings at 1st slip on 4. Lost 3-21 late on. 310-6 v Durham. #bbccricket

WICKET | McKay lbw Barnard 19. Leics 282-7

Jonathan Trott makes a century

Surrey 273 v Warwickshire 281-4

Jonathan Trott is enjoying a golden summer with Warwickshire.

The 35-year-old brings up his second century, to go with four fifties, off 172 balls. He's now averaging almost 73 with the bat in 2016.

The Bears are also into the lead at Guildford.

Livingstone goes

Notts v Lancashire 253-9

Oops, I jinxed it. Or maybe Jacob did. Either way, Liam Livingstone is gone to Stuart Broad, caught excellently at backward point by Samit Patel for 33.

England paceman Broad now has 3-37 and Lancashire are nine down.

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Jacob Newbury: How long will it take for Liam Livingstone to be promoted up the order?

The Lancashire batsmen is on 33 after coming in at seven, but is running out of partners.

WICKET Bresnan (b Murtagh 63)

Yorkshire 257-5 v Middlesex

Yorkshire all-rounder Tim Bresnan is bowled by Tim Murtagh, but what a super job he's done for his side in rebuilding this innings.

Gary Ballance is approaching his century at the other end - he's 86 not out.

Cook getting into his groove

Essex 57-0 v Kent 207

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After the most watchful of starts to his innings, Alastair Cook's quality is beginning to shine through.

The England Test captain hits Kent paceman Mitch Claydon for three fours in a row to move to 31.

His average in the Championship this season - a staggering 136.5.

Wickets tumbling at Trent Bridge

Notts v Lancashire 251-8

Oh my word, Neil Wagner is now out for the Division One leaders! Sounded like a pretty strange dismissal.

Wicket! Gurney's bouncer hits Wagner (0) and the ball rebounds onto the stumps. Lancashire 251-8. #NottsvLancs

Wicket! Gurney's bouncer hits Wagner (0) and the ball rebounds onto the stumps. Lancashire 251-8. #NottsvLancs

Wicket at Chester-le-Street

Durham v Hampshire 301-5

Durham have removed both the well-set Hampshire batsmen in consecutive overs...

McCarthy gets Wheater LBW for 44. Hants 301-5 with 10 overs to go tonight. #bbccricket

Second wicket for Broad

Notts v Lancashire 250-7

I'll let BBC Radio Nottingham's Dave Bracegirdle describe the moment...

WICKET Wow moment of the day Stunning caught and bowled by Stuart Broad to catch a clubbed blow from Jordan Clark Lancs 250-7 #bbccricket

WICKET Carberry (b Onions 48)

Durham v Hampshire 295-4

Michael Carberry is having a bit of a stinker this season by his standards.

Having made his way nicely to 48, he tries to pull Graham Onions away but gets an inside edge and the ball clatters into his stumps.

The former England man is averaging just over 27 in the Championship.

Taylor goes quickly

Sussex 181-3 v Glamorgan 335

Glamorgan are fighting back nicely all of a sudden on the south coast...

Graham Wagg traps Ross Taylor lbw for 4, claiming his 400th first-class wicket. Sussex 181/3 v Glamorgan #bbccricket

WICKET Joyce (b van der Gugten 106)

Sussex 176-2 v Glamorgan 335

Ed Joyce's fine innings is over at Hove. 

The Sussex opener is bowled by Glamorgan paceman Timm van der Gugten for 106.

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor replaces him. It doesn't get any easier for the Welsh county!

Wicket at Trent Bridge

Notts v Lancashire 239-6

Ah, one of those middle-order partnerships has just been broken...

Brown gone! He's been caught behind off Gurney for 36 after feathering a forward defence behind. @LancsCCC 239-6 in the 83rd.

Division One update

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Some handy middle-order partnerships are beginning to form in our four Division One games.

At Guildford, Jonathan Trott and Tim Ambrose have shared 42 to take Warwickshire to 246-4 against Surrey. Trott is 80 not out.

Lancashire are rebuilding at Notts, Liam Livingstone and Karl Brown taking them to 237-5.

Tim Bresnan has just reached 50 for Yorkshire, his third of the summer, and his stand with Gary Ballance is up to exactly 100. Yorkshire are 232-4 at Scarborough against Middlesex.

Finally at Chester-le-Street, Hampshire are in a very healthy position against Durham - they're 265-3 with Adam Wheater and Michael Carberry both ticking along nicely.

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Watchful start by Essex

Essex 14-0 v Kent 207

Kagiso Rabada
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It's certainly been a cautious opening eight overs from Essex - no boundaries and Kagiso Rabada has conceded three runs from his four overs.

Alastair Cook has five off 24 balls.

Ed Joyce hits a century

Sussex 160-1 v Glamorgan 335

What a fine batsman Ed Joyce is. The Sussex opener reaches his 45th first-class century to put his side in complete control at Hove.

He's also the leading run scorer in either division with 832 runs at an average of more than 83.

The stats - 165 balls, 14 fours and just over three and a half hours at the crease.

Pure quality.

WICKET Dexter (c Cox b Leach 109)

Worcestershire v Leicestershire 230-5

Worcestershire are just getting themselves back into the match at New Road.

Joe Leach picks up the wicket of centurion Neil Dexter with an edge behind and Leicestershire are five down.

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Don't forget, today is about you guys as well!

After passing 10,000 Test runs earlier this summer, how many do you think Alastair Cook can get?

He's only 31, so potentially another six or seven years of cricket left.

Can he pass Sachin Tendulkar's mark of 15,921?

Tweet us your thoughts using #bbccricket

'Jack Russell doing a brisk trade'

Surrey 273 v Warwickshire 223-4

Clive Eakin

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"It's a picturesque scene at the Guildford Festival. In one corner of the ground former England wicket keeper Jack Russell is doing a brisk trade in selling some of his art, the sun is shining and a good crowd is enjoying its Sunday cricket.

"The match itself is well poised. Warwickshire's declared ambition is to accumulate a big total and avoid being set a tricky target on the final day.

"While Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott were together in a century stand they seemed on course for that, but two wickets just before tea have got Surrey back in the game."

Rudolph to have X-ray

Sussex 151-1 v Glamorgan 335

Hmm, this sounds slightly concerning for the Glamorgan skipper. His side aren't enjoying a great day on the field either - Sussex are 151-1 with Ed Joyce on 91.

Jacques Rudolph will have an X-ray on his hand tomorrow. No further update on Hogan until the morning.

Cook batting for Essex

Essex 5-0 v Kent 207

What a fascinating battle we have here. Alastair Cook, England Test captain, faces up to Kagiso Rabada, one of the best young fast bowlers in the world.

No danger for the England skipper though as he clips the first ball he faces from the 21-year-old for one to get off the mark.

I'll keep a close eye on proceedings at Chelmsford.

Neil Dexter hits a century

Worcestershire v Leicestershire 208-4

We have our first century of the day, and it's arrived at New Road.

Leicestershire's Neil Dexter reaches three figures off 185 balls - his third ton of the season and second in a row.

The 31-year-old has been some signing for Leicestershire as they continue their resurgence in Division Two this season.