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Summary

  1. Gubbins fifty helps Middlesex recover
  2. Duckett makes 208 against Kent
  3. Wickets continue to tumble at Taunton
  4. Sussex beat Leics in two days
  5. Get involved #bbccricket

Live Reporting

By Phil Shepka

All times stated are UK

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Somerset couldn't quite finish the job at Taunton but Sussex certainly did against Leicestershire - winning inside two days.

Meanwhile, the Division One title race is looking tasty, with leader Middlesex's match against Notts looking finely poised and Yorkshire dominant against Durham.

I'll be back tomorrow for more action, but if you want to follow England's T20 international against Pakistan, you can here.

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Wicket and stumps

Kent 15-4 & 230 v Northants 384

James Tredwell, brought in as a second nightwatchman for Kent has just been dismissed by the unstoppable Rory Kleinveldt and the champagne could well be on ice at Division Two leaders Essex...

Close at Taunton

Warwickshire 123 & 131-8 v Somerset 95 & 211

Somerset can't get the final two wickets this evening and Warwickshire's trip to the Bakelite Museum has been postponed...

Rikki Clarke (42) and Chris Wright (38) are the men to take this to a third day.

What a morning session we have in prospect at Taunton.

No hat-trick for Kleinveldt

Kent 12-3 & 230 v Northants 384

Four slips in as Kent have two nightwatchmen in, but Rory Kleinveldt can't get a hat-trick - Hardus Viljoen the man to survive.

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Warwickshire 123 & 130-8 v Somerset 95 & 211

Man alive this is so Somerset. Take us to the brink of happiness but leave us dangling #SOMvWAR #bbccricket

It looks like it's going to a third day...

Close at Headingley

Durham 205-4 v Yorkshire 460

CLOSE: 205/4, trailing by 255 runs, after another hard-fought day at Headingley. Burnham (34*) & Clark (17*) the not out batsmen #YORvDUR

Kleinveldt on a hat-trick

Kent 7-3 & 230 v Northants 384

Ben Duckett now has 2619 runs across 3 formats this summer - the highest tally in the land #countycricketlive

Meanwhile, his team-mates are doing a good job of backing Ben Duckett up.

Rory Kleinveldt has just taken two wickets in two balls...

Could we have the second hat-trick in two days?!

Stumps at The Oval

Hampshire 213-3 v Surrey 329

Tom Alsop is still there for Hampshire at the close.

The relief on his face when he reached his maiden Championship century was clear for all to see, but he was a lucky man having been dropped a number of times and nearly run out in the nervous nineties.

What could day three bring there?

Warwickshire 123 & 123-8 v Somerset 95 & 211

The stand between Rikki Clarke and Chris Wright has not only doubled the score but is also the best partnership in this entire match.

61 more runs needed to win, but if one of these is out, Josh Poysden will be coming in.

Poysden is very much a number 11.

Batting point for Durham

Durham 200-4 v Yorkshire 460

1st batting point for Durham as they reach 200-4 with three overs left in the day. #bbccricket Target for f/o is 311!

Ever the optimist, Martin...

Warwickshire 122-8 & 123 v Somerset 95 & 211

Could Warwickshire still win this?

Probably not, but Rikki Clarke has just smashed a six off Jack Leach to show they are not done yet. 72 to win...

Northants 384 v Kent 230

Alex Winter

BBC Radio Northampton sport

"Ben Duckett's fine innings has put Northants into a strong position here but it becomes an even more remarkable knock in the context of the game. Alex Wakely's 73 the next-highest score on either side.

"The second new ball has taken 6 for 37 in 12.1 overs and kept Kent in touch in this game. 

"The lead of 154 is very solid but if the home side can bat well second time around - they will also have Sam Billings back tomorrow - they could yet set Northants a tricky target on a pitch that looks rather dry and has shown signs of turn."

And Northants have struck with the first ball of Kent's second innings, Rory Kleinveldt getting the wicket of Daniel Bell-Drummond.

Close at Cardiff

Gloucestershire 345-8 v Glamorgan 220

STUMPS: Gloucestershire finish the day 347/8 with Payne 58* and Shaw 17*. Frustrating day for Glamorgan #GLAvGLO

Gloucestershire have batted through the day, with Hamish Marshall's fourth century of the summer the pick of the day's play.

Close at Trent Bridge

Notts 241 & 24-0 v Middlesex 247

After starting the day 9-3, Middlesex will be rather happy with how the day has panned out.

Nick Gubbins (75) was the mainstay of their innings, and Notts opener Steven Mullaney is sitting pretty on 20 going into day three.

Northants all out

Northants 384 v Kent 230

Northants, or Ben Duckett's Northants as they should be known today, are all out for 384, a first-innings lead of 153.

Division Two leaders Essex will owe Duckett and Northants a pint after this match if things continue to go against their closest promotion rivals.

Extra 30 mins taken

Warwickshire 123 & 94-8 v Somerset 95 & 211

Somerset have taken the extra half hour at Taunton in a bid to get the final two Warwickshire wickets.

I mean, why wouldn't you?

Meanwhile, BBC Sport's Elizabeth Ammon has had this to say about the Taunton pitch.

Well it's fair to say a good number of the wickets have been from poor shots rather than pitch related twitter.com/andy_d_74/stat…

100 for Alsop

Hamsphire 196-3 v Surrey 329

Tom Alsop has not only hit his maiden century of the Championship season, but it is also his highest first-class score.

He'll be very glad he wasn't left in the nervous nineties overnight.

'We had an honest chat'

Leicestershire 135 & 119 v Sussex 313 - Sussex won by an innings and 59 runs

Some reaction from the earlier win for Sussex...

Sussex captain Ben Brown:

“It takes a lot of character to come back from losing as comprehensively as we did against Kent last week, but we have to understand we’re a young side and there are going to be ups and downs.

“We had a long honest chat about moving forward, and this is a step in that direction.

“I felt there was a huge amount in the pitch, it wasn’t a great one to be perfectly honest, and Ollie Robinson and I looked to counter-attack this morning. 

"As we went on it got a little bit easier, as it always does, and we took it to the opposition, and a lead of 178 was always going to be decisive: to get over 300 on a 160 pitch was a fantastic effort."

Payne in the neck for Glamorgan

Glamorgan 220 v Gloucestershire 331-8

Nick Webb

BBC Radio Wales

"Gloucestershire tail-ender David Payne helped steer his side past a century lead in Cardiff with a stubborn half-century.

"He added 60 for the eighth wicket with Craig Miles (33) before frustrating Glamorgan further in a painstaking partnership with Josh Shaw.

"Hamish Marshall's 101 has been the main contribution for the visitors while Michael Hogan bowled a mean 23 overs, taking 3-31." 

Warwickshire 123 & 86-8 & Somerset 95 & 211

No wickets for a while. I have no idea what's happening at Taunton.

Warwickshire 86/8 and need a further 98 to win the match #SOMvWAR

Warwickshire 86/8 and need a further 98 to win the match #SOMvWAR

WICKET Collingwood (b Bresnan) 6

Durham 165-4 v Yorkshire 460

Cheers for the Yorkshire fielders as Paul Collingwood plays onto his own stumps off Tim Bresnan's bowling.

Durham are still a long, long way away from the follow-on target...

Sussex cruise to innings win over Leics

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If you missed it earlier, Sussex complete victory over Leicestershire by an innings and 59 runs inside two days at Grace Road.

To find out how, you can read about it here.

Dropped catch

Hampshire 174-3 v Surrey 329

Tom Alsop put down in the field once more by Sam Curran this time on 90. @hantscricket 174-3 #bbccricket

Surrey don't seem to want to get Tom Alsop out today... The Hampshire man is edging close to his first century of the Championship summer.

Middlesex all out

Middlesex 247 v Notts 241

WICKET AND ALL OUT Middlesex 247 all out as Finn is bowled by Tahir. Notts have 5 overs to bat #bbccricket

The match between the top and bottom sides in the division at the start of the match is finely-poised.

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Jack Leach giving selectors a big nudge for 3rd spinner slot this Winter - left armer to complement Rash & Mo #bbccricket

WICKET Patel (lbw b Leach) 1

Warwickshire 123 & 61-8 v Somerset 95 & 211

Jack Leach's figures were already phenomenal in this match and he has made them even better now.

Leach has 5-10 from his 8.1 overs in this innings after catching Jeetan Patel's pad. 

This game will all be over tonight. That's pretty much nailed on now.

Middlesex 236-9 v Notts 241

Middlesex are nearly level in this match, but Jake Ball is Jake Ball-ing again.

Wicket! Jake Ball's on fire again! Roland-Jones c&b to be his fifth victim. 234-9 #NottsvMiddx

Wicket! Jake Ball's on fire again! Roland-Jones c&b to be his fifth victim. 234-9 #NottsvMiddx

Buckethands Trescothick

Warwickshire 123 & 56-7 v Somerset 95 & 211

Stats fans win love this one....

Marcus Trescothick has just taken his 393rd first-class catch, equaling the all-time Somerset record for outfield catches.

Told you it was good.

'Special innings from Duckett'

Northants 362-5 v Kent 230

Alex Winter

BBC Radio Northampton sport

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"We've been treated to a few special innings this season from Ben Duckett and here he has wowed again. 208 in 251 balls. 

"He had the complete measure of the Kent attack and there was almost nowhere to bowl to him after he'd passed his first century. 

"Kent took the new ball and he slapped it back past mid-on. I was stood next to Alex Wakely at the time and he simply said he'd never seen anything like it. Wakely also tweeted earlier that Duckett simply must play for England ASAP!"

WICKET Barker (c Trescothick b Bess) 2

Warwickshire 56-7 & 123 v Somerset 95 & 211

Warwickshire might be checking out of their Taunton hotel tonight, unless they want a nice day off in Somerset tomorrow.

Maybe they fancy a trip to the Bakelite Museum?

Anyway, Dom Bess has his eighth wicket of the match as Keith Barker plays into the hands of Marcus Trescothick at slip.

Warwickshire, who have only won two games all season, certainly aren't safe yet.

Collingwood in

Durham 159-3 v Yorkshire 460

Borthwick
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Amidst all the chaos everywhere else, I missed Scott Borthwick's dismissal at Headingley after a great catch by Adam Lyth at second slip.

Paul Collingwood is now at the crease alongside Jack Burnham, who has already been dropped.

WICKET Franklin (c Imran Tahir b Ball) 40

Middlesex 227-8 v Notts 241

Jake Ball comes into his element at this time of a day, having taken a hat-trick late yesterday, and has James Franklin caught at third man after he played a loose shot off a short ball.

WICKET Mellor (c Abell b Leach) 22

Warwickshire 123 & 49-6 v Somerset 95 & 211

Alex Mellor was trying to play it through mid-wicket, but despite showing some decent potential in this match, but that was tame.

Keith Barker is out at the crease now. Jack Leach has four in this innings at 50 for the season.

And Mellor pops it straight into the hands of short leg. Warwickshire now 49/6 - need another 135 and Leach has taken 4 for five.

WICKET AND SUSSEX WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 59 RUNS

Leicestershire 119 & 135 v Sussex 313

It's all over at Grace Road and Sussex have won this match within two days.

Ned Eckersley's 31 and Ben Raine's 25 is not enough to get Leicestershire anywhere near suprassing Sussex's first-innings.

Raine was the last man out after being caught at first slip by David Weise off the bowling of Ollie Robinson.

Seven wickets apiece for Jofra Archer and Steve Magoffin in this match.

Duckett out

Northants 347-5 v Kent 230

Finally, after reaching 208, Ben Duckett is out after James Tredwell's catch off the bowling of Matt Coles.

Duckett's season average? 62.55. Not too shabby if you're making a half century every game, on average.

But remember, 490 of those runs have come in just two innings.

Handshakes for Duckett from the Kent bowlers after he finally departs. Standing ovation from many Kent fans as he trudges off.

Warwickshire capitulating

Warwickshire 123 & 44-5 v Somerset 95 & 211

Matt Lamb's wicket sums up this Warwickshire innings. 

The youngster has gone for a combined two runs in his two innings on his Bears debut and the visitors, who bowled out their opponents inside the first session yesterday, look like they will probably be losing this within two days.

This is just silly now.

Not long left at Grace Road...

Leicestershire 117-9 & 135 v Sussex 313

Nine down one to go as @David_Wiese picks up his 3rd wicket Leics 117-9 @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket @SussexCCC

Nine down one to go as @David_Wiese picks up his 3rd wicket Leics 117-9 @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket @SussexCCC

Leicestershire are still 61 runs behind with one wicket remaining...

WICKET Lamb (b Leach) 1

Warwickshire 34-5 & 123 v Somerset 95 & 211

Wickets are tumbling everywhere right now. And Warwickshire are throwing this away.

Matt Lamb tries to play toward mid-wicket but his off-stump is taken out by the Jack Leach's delivery.

WICKET Hain (c Trescothick b Bess) 0

Warwickshire 33-4 & 123 v Somerset 95 & 211

Dom Bess was the star of the first day, and he's got in on the act now as Sam Hain is out first ball, edging to Marcus Trescothick in the slips.

WICKET Vince (c Foakes b Footitt) 4

Hampshire 125-3 v Surrey 329

I like James Vince a lot, but the lad doesn't look to be in the best of form right now, edging Mark Footitt behind for a meagre four.

Oh James Vince, driving outside edge, those words are going to define his summer forever more.