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  1. Click 'Live Coverage' to select commentary
  2. Surrey draw against Yorkshire
  3. Lyth makes 202 for Tykes
  4. Day two of Glos v Essex

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By Brendon Mitchell

All times stated are UK

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That's a wrap

And, with that, it's time to bring our text and radio coverage of today's County Championship action to a close.

We'll be back with the third day at Cheltenham tomorrow.

Until then, goodnight.

Essex all out for 333


having reached 304-6, Essex's innings has come to a rather abrupt conclusion.

Josh Shaw finished with 4-72, and the visitors now lead Gloucestershire by 78 runs at Cheltenham.

That's also stumps for the day.

ICYMI: Lyth hits 202 as Tykes draw with Surrey

As we continue to wind down for the day at Cheltenham...

Earlier on, Adam Lyth scored the fourth double century of his career as champions Yorkshire drew with Surrey at The Oval.

The 28-year-old left-hander resumed on 116 not out on day four and reached 200 with a six off Stuart Meaker, before being caught behind next ball for 202.

His 291-ball knock helped Yorkshire to maximum batting bonus points and 407 all out, a first-innings lead of 140.

Surrey got to 106-1 in their second innings, opener Dominic Sibley making 54 not out, before a draw was agreed.

Click here to read the full report

100 for Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan 261-4 v England

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At 42, Misbah-ul-Haq becomes the oldest man to score a Test century at Lord's since 1926.

Pakistan are 261-4 against England, and you can click here to follow all the action if you so wish.

Wickets tumbling at Cheltenham!

Essex 304-8 v Gloucestershire 255

Dan Lawrence's resistance is over at last, as he's dismissed for 127 by Kieran Noema-Barnett.

And Graham Napier's stay at the crease is a great deal shorter, falling to the same bowler just a couple of deliveries later.

Nine overs left in the day.

100 for Lawrence

Essex 269-6 v Gloucestershire 255

Dan Lawrence has reached three figures for the third time in first-class cricket - and all at the tender age of 19 years and two days.

Quite an effort, is that. Essex lead by 14 runs at Cheltenham.

Essex 251-6 v Gloucestershire 255

There's just the one county match to keep our eye on today now then, and Essex have moved to within three runs of Gloucestershire's first-innings 255 with four wickets remaining.

Dan Lawrence has been the star of the show - he's 87 not out from 139 deliveries.


Surrey 106-1 & 267 v Yorkshire 407

And that'll be that. The captains shake hands and the inevitable has happened at long last, a draw between Surrey and Yorkshire at The Oval.

And the players make their way off for the final time in this game @YorkshireCCC

And the players make their way off for the final time in this game @YorkshireCCC

50 for Sibley

Surrey 106-1 & 267 v Yorkshire

Dominic Sibley, by the way, has also managed to bring up his half-century - from 130 deliveries.

Even the keeper's having a bowl!

Surrey 105-1 & 267 v Yorkshire 407

Now then, what's this?! Yorkshire wicketkeeper Andy Hodd has removed the gloves and he's having a bowl.

Two no balls and a couple of fours later and his over goes for 14.

Surrey 75-1 & 267 v Yorkshire 407

The match at The Oval continues to cruise towards an inevitable draw, as Zafar Ansari (19 not out) and Dominic Sibley (35 not out) bring up the 50 partnership.

Up and running again

And we're under away again at both The Oval and Cheltenham and, as before lunch, there's not been a huge amount to write home about.

The Surrey run rate has, at least, picked up a little bit and risen to a frantic 2.32.


All four teams are currently sipping cups of tea after a fairly uneventful afternoon.

Essex are 192-5 after 52 overs, while Surrey reached 39-1 off 20 overs - a run rate of just 1.95.

The partnership is broken!

Essex 182-5 v Gloucestershire 255

That's twice I've done that now today.

Having just poured praise on the two batsmen, Ryan ten Doeschate promptly falls to Josh Shaw.

50s for Lawrence and Ten Doeschate

Essex 182-4 v Gloucestershire 255

A couple of Essex half-centuries to tell you about, as Dan Lawrence and Ryan ten Doeschate both reach the landmark to continue their side's recovery.

The pair have now put on 102 for the fifth wicket, as Essex trail by 73 on first innings.

A milestone for Lawrence

Essex 156-4 v Gloucestershire 255

Congratulations to @Lawrenc28Daniel who has just passed 1,000 First Class runs! #ManyMoreToCome

Congratulations to @Lawrenc28Daniel who has just passed 1,000 First Class runs! #ManyMoreToCome

WICKET Burns (c & b Rafiq) 14

Surrey 20-1 & 267 v Yorkshire 407

At last, some action on the county circuit!

Rory Burns has been sent on his way by Azeem Rafiq for 14, caught and bowled.

Surrey are still 120 runs behind on the final afternoon.

Broad back in business

Pakistan 134-4 v England

Stuart Broad
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At Lord's, England's seamers continue to plug away on a surface offering not a great deal of assistance.

Stuart Broad has just taken the fourth Pakistan wicket to fall, Younus Khan his victim.

Click here to follow the action.

Surrey 11-0 & 267 v Yorkshire 407

Surrey have made a slow and steady start to their reply, cruising to 11-0 after three overs.

Essex, all the while, have moved to 134-4. All in all, there's not a huge amount going on in the County Championship at the moment.

The 100 is up for Essex

Essex 107-4 v Gloucestershire

Down at Cheltenham, meanwhile, Dan Lawrence has moved on to 28 as Essex move past the hundred-run mark.

They trail by 148 runs.

Yorkshire all out for 407

Willey (c Curran b Meaker) 2

David Willey is the final man to go, Stuart Meaker claiming his third wicket of the innings, meaning Yorkshire are all out for 407.

Their lead is 140, so Surrey's first task will be to eat away at that as quickly as they can.

WICKET Hodd (c Burns b Curran) 5

Yorkshire 406-9 v Surrey 267

Another one bites the dust.

Andy Hodd is sent packing by Tom Curran for five, so it's all on David Willey and Azeem Rafiq now.

WICKET Lyth (c Davies b Meaker) 202

Yorkshire 400-8 v Surrey 267

To celebrate his latest landmark, Adam Lyth has decided to head back to the pavilion to join his team-mates.

Just one ball after launching Stuart Meaker out of the park, he's caught behind for 202.

A whopping 291 balls, 17 fours and five sixes. Well played.

Lyth gone! He's skied Meaker behind for brilliant 202 the ball after getting to his milestone off 290 balls. 400-8 in the 105th. Lead of 133

200 for Lyth

Yorkshire 400-7 v Surrey 267

Adam Lyth
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Take a bow, Adam Lyth.

The Yorkshire opener smashes his fifth six of the innings to reach his double century - and bring up the final batting point in the process.

The 28-year-old, born just a day before I was, now has four career first-class double centuries. Which is four more than I have.

WICKET Plunkett (run out) 37

Liam Plunkett's cameo has come to an end, run out coming back for a second to deep cover.

The England seamer struck three fours and two sixes in his 20-ball 37.

Adam Lyth, meanwhile, keeps chugging along, now into the nervous 190s.

Sixes galore at The Oval

Yorkshire 366-6 v Surrey 267

Adam Lyth and Liam Plunkett are really pressing for the final batting point here, clobbering three sixes in the space of two overs.

They lead Surrey by 100 - and they need another 34 runs from eight overs to bring up the magical 400.

We're back under way

Everyone enjoy lunch? I've helped myself to a rather nice pulled chicken sandwich.

Anyway, that's quite enough food chat, let's get on with the cricket.


Essex 69-3 v Gloucestershire 255

Lunch has also been taken at Cheltenham, where Essex, having lost Ravi Bopara cheaply, have reached 69-3, trailing Gloucestershire by 186.


Yorkshire 330-6 v Surrey 267

... And the new man in, Liam Plunkett, survives the final before the lunch interval.

The Tykes lead by 63.

WICKET Bresnan (lbw Batty) 3

Yorkshire 330-6 v Surrey 267

Adam Lyth is beginning to run out of partners, as now Tim Bresnan falls for three, trapped in front by Gareth Batty.

Lyth remains on 173.

WICKET Rashid (c Finch b Ansari) 16

Yorkshire 324-5 v Surrey 267

Adil Rashid
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With time running out for batting bonus points, it appears the Yorkshire order have picked up the scoring rate a little in the last few overs - but there's been another casualty as a result.

Adil Rashid is the man to fall, caught by Aaron Finch off Zafar Ansari for 16.

Adam Lyth, 170 not out, is joined by big Tim Bresnan.

A mixed bag for Essex

Essex 53-2 v Gloucestershire 255

Having lost Nick Browne relatively early on, Jaik Mickleburgh and Tom Westley led a recovery of sorts, taking Essex to 53-1 - only for the latter to then fall lbw to Josh Shaw for 24.

Ravi Bopara is the next man in.

Will Yorkshire retain the County Championship title?

Answer: Maybe

It seems like you're an indecisive bunch, with 48% of you voting that Yorkshire would retain their title - and 52% voting that they wouldn't.

In other words, it's all very much to play for.

The vote has closed

Will Yorkshire retain the County Championship title?

Just a heads up that our vote has now closed, and the results will be on the way shortly.

WICKET Patterson (b Ansari) 51

Yorkshire 288-4 v Surrey 267

But, just an over after reaching his half-century, Steven Patterson is bowled by Zafar Ansari to break his 91-run partnership with Adam Lyth.

Agony for Patterson, who, at the age of 32, was only 12 runs shy of his best-ever first-class score.

150 for Lyth

Yorkshire 285-3 v Surrey 267

Adam Lyth
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Adam Lyth is going big.

The Yorkshire opener has reached 150 from 233 balls, an innings featuring 15 fours and two sixes.

His partner, Steven Patterson, has just passed 50 too.

Milestones. @lythy09 150 off 233 balls and Patterson 50 off 87. @YorkshireCCC are 286-3 after 85 overs. 76 remaining in the day.

The Tykes take the lead

Yorkshire 271-3 v Surrey 267

With opener Adam Lyth now on 143 from 224 deliveries, Yorkshire have stormed into a four-run lead against Surrey at The Oval.

I wonder if there will be any funky declarations in an attempt to set up a game?

A wicket for Woakes

Pakistan 38-1 v England

Chris Woakes
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Away from the county game, England at last have a breakthrough at Lord's - and it's Chris Woakes, having Shan Masood caught behind for seven.

Click here if you'd like to follow the action at Lord's.


Will Yorkshire retain the County Championship title?

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All the while, we've got a wee vote to tell you about.

With this match surely looking destined for a draw - Yorkshire's sixth in nine red-ball games - the Tykes' title defence hasn't quite gone as smoothly as they might've hoped so far.

That said, with games in hand on each of the top three they're still very much in the race, and so we're asking you whether you think they'll successfully defend their crown this season?

The vote, which you can access on the right of this page or by using the vote tab at the top, will close at 12:30 BST and you can click here to read our terms and conditions.

Gloucestershire all out for 255

v Essex

Well I put the mockers on that, didn't I?

Gloucestershire's lower-order resistance is ended by Jamie Porter, who first bowls Craig Miles for 58 and then has Liam Norwell caught for 31.

The home side finish 255 all out - and Matthew Quinn on 7-76, having been denied the opportunity of further wickets this morning.