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  2. Roses match at Old Trafford
  3. Division One leaders Middlesex host Durham
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By Phil Shepka

All times stated are UK

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Thanks for following all the County Championship action with me today. It's been a good one!

We'll be back tomorrow to bring you more, but for now, it's goodnight!

Close of play

Surrey 33-1 & 252 v Warwickshire 247

And it's all over in the final game of today at Edgbaston, in a game which is totally in the balance now. I wouldn't know which way to put my money, if I had any.

Close of play

Derbyshire 116-6 v Essex 530-9d

It's the close at Derby. Division Two leaders Essex were totally dominant against Derbyshire this morning.

After Essex opener Nick Browne's unbeaten 229, seam bowler Paul Walter, in his first Championship appearance ever has three wickets to help maintain that commanding position.

WICKET Sibley 11 (c Westwood b Patel)

Surrey 28-1 & 252 v Warwickshire 247

Right before the close of play, Jeetan Patel has a vital wicket, more psychologically than anything.

Dominic Sibley is caught by Ian Westwood, bringing nightwatchman Stuart Meaker to the crease.

Close of play

Hampshire 106-1 & 319 v Nottinghamshire 245

Four wickets for Andy Carter in his first Championship match of the season have given Hampshire a very handy position going into day three against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Jimmy Adams is still out there unbeaten on 68 as Hampshire will look to press home their advantage on day three.

Close of play

Sussex 326-4 v Gloucestershire 367

Sussex batsman Luke Wells has his fourth century of the Championship season in the final over against Gloucestershire on a day when only seven wickets fell.

Close of play

Middlesex 408-6 v Durham 204

Day two at Lord's will be remembered for a record-breaking partnership between Nick Gubbins and Nick Compton, who both posted centuries.

Compton, in particular, looked emotional after his knock, which has helped Middlesex into a very commanding position going into the third day.

Close of play

Worcestershire 150-2 & 163 v Glamorgan 280

It's been yet another entertaining day's cricket at New Road with wickets falling like nobody's business, but Tom Fell and Joe Clarke have put together a 95-run partnership, with the former unbeaten on 65 which gives the hosts a slender lead of 33 runs.

In this match of low scores, that could be crucial psychologically going into day three.

Close of play

Northants 142-4 v Leicestershire 519

Wicket and close at Wantage Road as nightwatchman Azharullah is caught off Rob Sayer's bowling for four.

Leicestershire are certainly on top - thanks on day two to a Ned Eckersley century - as they look to press home their advantage and keep up the pressure on Division Two's other promotion contenders.

Hampshire 85-1 & 319 v Nottinghamshire 245

Fifty for @Jhkadams! Hampshire are now 85-1, a lead of 159 runs. six overs are left in the day.

Fifty for @Jhkadams! Hampshire are now 85-1, a lead of 159 runs. six overs are left in the day.

Close of play

Yorkshire 136-2 v Lancashire 494

While it's all been kicking off elsewhere, Yorkshire's Alex Lees (62) and Andrew Gale (36) have quietly gone about their business and remain unbeaten at the close.

Lancashire's bowlers have actually been better with the bat today, having taken them from 299-7 at the start of the day's play, to ending day two 358 ahead.

WICKET Stirling 43 (c Jennings b Hickey)

Middlesex 402-6 v Durham 204

Middlesex pass the 400-run mark but almost immediately lose Paul Stirling. But they still have a near-200-run lead. 

As easy as it is for me to say, Durham will have to go some to properly get back into this match.

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Lovely evening on the South coast @SussexCCC 296-4 with 7 overs left in the day @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

Lovely evening on the South coast @SussexCCC 296-4 with 7 overs left in the day @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket


Northants 123-3 v Leicestershire 519

Just after making his half century, Rob Keogh drags a Neil Dexter delivery onto his own stumps.

WICKET MacDonnell 21 (c Foster b Walter)

Derbyshire 79-6 v Essex 530-9d

Paul Walter. Take a Bow.

In his first-ever Championship match, the 22-year-old seamer from Basildon has his third wicket to really put Essex in control at Derby.

Charlie MacDonnell edges a low catch to wicketkeeper James Foster and Walter is enjoying his start in first-class cricket.

Northants 122-2 v Leicestershire 519

Somewhere else where there hasn't been a wicket for a while is Wantage Road...

FIFTIES | Newton & Keogh have both recorded half-centuries, Northants 122-2 after 37 overs. There are eight overs remaining this evening

Worcestershire 105-2 & 163 v Glamorgan 280

Wickets are tumbling up and down the country, but not in Worcester as the hosts are digging in against Glamorgan. 

Twenty-two dismissals have occurred so far in this match, but Tom Fell and Joe Clarke - who will now spend the next few months getting confused for an Olympic gold medalist - have built a 60-run stand in a low-scoring game.

Now the hosts only trail by 12 runs.

WICKET Hannon-Dalby 1 (b T Curran)

Warwickshire 247 all out v Surrey 252

Tom Curran didn't want his brother Sam - with his five wickets - taking all the acclaim and takes the wicket of Warwickshire's last man Oliver Hannon-Dalby.

Surrey take a first-innings lead of five while Sam Curran has career-best figures of 5-44.

WICKET Simpson 14 (c Borthwick b Coughlin)

Middlesex 367-5 v Durham 204

Durham showing some good fight now as John Simpson is caught at second slip by Scott Borthwick.

Could be in for an interesting final few overs tonight.

Yorkshire 119-2 v Lancashire 494

Fifty for Alex Lees - the seventh time this season he's reached his half century. Only once, though, has he gone on to convert it into a ton.

WICKET Broom 31 (c Browne b Napier)

Derbyshire 74-5 v Essex 530-9d

It's not looking good for Derbyshire.

Neil Broom attempts to cut a ball from Graham Napier but instead edges to Nick Browne at slip, becoming Napier's second victim in the process.

456 runs behind with five wickets remaining. This is going to be some effort against a side currently top of Division Two.


Sussex 256-4 v Gloucestershire 367

WICKET.. Luke Wright goes for 54, caught by Jack Taylor off the bowling of Craig Miles. Sussex 256/4, David Wiese the new man #GOSBTS

WICKET Patel 29 (c Roy b Footitt)

Warwickshire 236-9 v Surrey 252

Warwickshire have done well to get back in touch with Surrey's first innings total, but Mark Footitt is doing his best to ensure Surrey have a slender lead going into the second innings.

Footitt takes his first wicket of the match as Jeetan Patel plays into the hands of Jason Roy.

WICKET Smith 20 (lbw b Gurney)

Hampshire 42-1 & 319 v Nottinghamshire 245

Breakthrough for Nottinghamshire as Harry Gurney traps Will Smith leg before. They're going to need a couple more where that came from to really up the pressure on Hampshire at Trent Bridge.

Northants 92-2 v Leicestershire 519

BBC Radio Northampton's Alex Winter:

"The evening session has turned very pleasant as Northants try to recover from the loss of two early wickets. 

"They've ticked the board along at a decent lick since tea to the tune of a saxophonist tooting away in an adjacent house. Sunshine, jazz, cricket . . . What more could a man want?"

Wantage Road
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Sussex 243-3 v Gloucestershire 367

Strange how theses things happen. After Marks Cosgrove and Pettini put together a great partnership for Leicestershire yesterday and Nicks Gubbins and Compton's stand today, now we have another forename partnership.

Luke Wells (69) and Luke Wright (44) have added 102 for the fourth wicket against Gloucestershire - and doesn't it look great down there.

Stunning evening sunshine at Hove. Sussex 242 for 3. Wells 69 and Wright 44. These pair have put on 102 now #GOSBTS

Stunning evening sunshine at Hove. Sussex 242 for 3. Wells 69 and Wright 44. These pair have put on 102 now #GOSBTS

Hampshire 32-0 & 319 v Nottinghamshire 245

We are 11 overs into Hampshire's second innings and openers Jimmy Adams and Will Smith are untroubled so far.

They lead by 103 runs and it goes without saying that they'll want to build on this and set themselves up for the final two days at Trent Bridge.

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Middlesex 350-4 v Durham 204

England were defeated by Pakistan at The Oval in the final Test to level the four-match series at 2-2.

But that has given someone the chance to pop across London to Lord's and watch some county action.

Beth Cooper on Twitter: "An upside to the early finish #engvpak now @HomeOfCricket@Middlesex_CCC. #bbccricket keeping me company at both."

Beth is watching a match that Middlesex are currently dominating with a lead of 146 runs.  

Yorkshire 94-2 v Lancashire 494

Obdurate. That's how I'd describe Alex Lees' 118-ball 29 for Yorkshire against Lancashire.

He and Andrew Gale (23) are digging in and not letting this Roses match get away from the White Rose.

WICKET Barker 62 (c Sibley b S Curran)

Warwickshire 197-8 v Surrey 252

Sam Curran has a five-fer!

Keith Barker is his latest victim - going the same way as Ian Bell, caught by Dominic Sibley off the bowling of Curran.

Curran's previous best first-class bowling figures are 5-67. So far he has 5-27.

WICKET Bell 43 (c Sibley b S Curran)

Warwickshire 196-7 v Surrey 252

His partner Keith Barker may have hit a half century, but Bears captain Ian Bell falls just short of his own.

Sam Curran - a man intent on tearing apart the Warwickshire middle order - has his fourth wicket of the innings. The Bears trail by 56 runs with three wickets left.

WICKET Compton 131 (b Onions)

Middlesex 338-4 v Durham 204

Having batted superbly, Nick Compton plays on to a Graham Onions delivery and the hosts have two new batsmen at the crease, in Paul Stirling and John Simpson.

Worcestershire with work to do

Worcs 163 and 60-2 v Glamorgan 280

BBC Wales' Nick Webb:

"Worcestershire still had some way to go to clear the deficit as they resumed 67 runs behind.

"They lost Brett D'Oliviera to the Graham Wagg and Mark Wallace combination that had revived Glamorgan's lower order, while Tom Fell, on two, should have gone the same way only for Wallace to shell the catch."

Just after Nick sent this through, Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell is caught off the bowling of Lukas Carey for 33.

WICKET Malan 5 (c Richardson b Onions)

Middlesex 335-3 v Durham 204

The burgeoning start of the Durham fightback?

Dawid Malan becomes the second Middlesex batsman to fall in just more than three overs as he edges Onions behind for a meagre five.

Sussex 200-3 v Gloucestershire 367

BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt:

"A protracted afternoon session finished 35 minutes late with Sussex well placed on 200-3.

"Gloucestershire's woes continued; Liam Norwell has been ruled out for the rest of the match after being hit on the helmet by Chris Jordan.

"Then bizarrely Graeme Van Burren, who would have been expected to fill in some of the missing Norwell's overs, is searching for a Brighton dentist after knocking out a couple of teeth when he pulled a ball back from the boundary rope straight into his mouth."

Poor lad

Middlesex 327-2 v Durham 204

Awesome from Gubbins but he's stranded on 999 runs - one short of being the 1st to 1,000 in the Champ this season! 😮

Awesome from Gubbins but he's stranded on 999 runs - one short of being the 1st to 1,000 in the Champ this season! 😮

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Curran for a quick wicket after tea, then tie Warwickshire down until end of play.. #bbccricket

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WICKET Gubbins 145 (c Borthwick b Wood)

Middlesex 324-2 v Durham 204

I can't believe my eyes....

There's been an actual wicket. A real actual one. Gubbins goes for 145 - partnership of 247 runs. Middx 324/2.

Wood finally has a wicket after 18 overs of trying, with Scott Borthwick taking the catch in the slips. Remember, this is only Wood's second Championship appearance of the summer.


Tea is being taken pretty much everywhere now, so if you want a check of the scorecards you can find them all here.

WICKET Tahir 25 (c Carter b Dawson) & Gurney 0 (lbw Dawson)

Nottinghamshire 245 all out v Hampshire 319

Well that escalated quickly.

They've gone to tea here after Liam Dawson broke up the Imran Tahir and Chris Read partnership when the former top-edged for a simple catch.

And the very next ball, the spinner traps Harry Gurney leg before. Hampshire, therefore, have a first-innings lead of 74.