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  1. Rob Keogh takes 9-52 for Northants
  2. Middlesex lead Warwickshire by 133 runs
  3. Yorkshire ahead by 128 against Hampshire
  4. Hundreds for Trego, Libby, Duckett & Mustard
  5. Five-fors for Bailey, Rayner, Brooks, Magoffin and Palladino

Live Reporting

By Paul Grunill

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Signing off

After bowlers by and large dominated the opening day of the current round of County Championship matches, the batsmen hit back on day two.

Innings of the day was played by Tom Westley, who made a superb unbeaten 238 for Division two leaders Essex against Worcestershire, but there were also centuries for Peter Trego, Jake Libby, Ben Duckett and Phil Mustard.

Despite that, there were some impressive bowling displays, none more so than Northants off-spinner Rob Keogh, who took 9-52 as Glamorgan were skittled for 124 at Wantage Road.

And Tom Bailey, Ollie Rayner, Jack Brooks, Steve Magoffin and Tony Palladino all claimed five-fors.

Please join us tomorrow from about 10:30 BST to find out what the third day's play has in store.

Close of play scores

Division One

Durham 244 & 83-3 v Nottinghamshire 313

Durham lead by 14

Yorkshire 281 & 69-1 v Hampshire 222

Yorkshire lead by 128 runs

Somerset 553-8 dec v Lancashire 138-2

Somerset lead by 415

Middlesex 242 & 63-0 v Warwickshire 172

Middlesex lead by 133

Division Two

Derbyshire 242 & 16-2  v Gloucestershire 331

Gloucestershire lead by 73

Worcestershire 230 v Essex 512-4

Essex lead by 282

Northamptonshire 269 & 305-7 dec v Glamorgan 124 & 0-0

Glamorgan need 451 for victory

Sussex 180 & 42-2 v Kent 496

Kent lead by 274

Yorkshire in strong position

Yorkshire 281 & 69-1 v Hampshire 222 - close

Following the dismissal of Alex Lees, there are no further setbacks for Yorkshire at the Ageas Bowl as Adam Lyth reaches stumps on 37 with Gary Ballance 17 not out. The visitors lead by 128 and now have the task of batting Hampshire out of the game before attempting to win it and thereby increasing their chances of a third successive title.

Notts press Durham hard

Durham 244 & 83-3 v Nottinghamshire - close

Durham nightwatchman Graham Onions does his job by keeping Notts at bay in the final over at the Riverside, with Keaton Jennings reaching stumps on 34 at the other end. They have a lead of 14 runs, but will need a much-improved batting performance on day three against opponents desperate for a victory, following Jake Libby's 144 in their first innings, to boost their hope of escaping relegation. 

Derbyshire openers fail

Derbyshire 242 & 16-2 v Gloucestershire 331

Derbyshire lose openers Ben Slater and Billy Godleman in the final seven overs of play as Gloucestershire gain the upper hand on day two. The visitors lead by 73 following Phil Mustard's unbeaten 107.

Tony Palladino takes five wickets for the home side, passing 350 in his career in the process, but the onus will be on their remaining batsmen on day three as they look to revive their hopes of winning the game.

Westley stars at Chelmsford

Worcestershire 230 v Essex 512-4 - close

Tom Westley
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Take a bow Tom Westley, who bats through the entire day to reach 238 not out. He has hit 37 fours so far and after a good night's sleep, there will be plenty of time for him to add a few more on day three as his side are 282 ahead, but presumably only looking to bat once in the game.

Captain Ryan ten Doeschate has 77 not out and their fifth-wicket partnership has added 144 to the total in 26.2 overs.

WICKET Burnham (b Tahir 3)

Durham 244 & 78-3 (29.2 overs) v Nottinghamshire 313

Durham have their noses in front at the Riverside - just - but they only have seven wickets remaining after leg-spinner Imran Tahir cleans up Jack Burnham with his second delivery. Graham Onions comes out as nightwatchman with two and a bit overs to go.

Lancashire face uphill task

Somerset 553-8 dec v Lancashire 138-2 - close

Alviro Petersen and Liam Livingstone stay together for the final 15 overs at Old Trafford, adding 42 to the Lancashire total, but it is Somerset's day after Peter Trego (154 not out) and Ryan Davies (86) put on 236 for the eighth wicket.

With Middlesex and Yorkshire ahead in their games, the visitors need a victory, and will be hoping their attack can extract enough assistance from the pitch to enable them to do so without having to bat again.

WICKET Lees (b Wheal 12)

Yorkshire 281 & 39-1 (17 overs) v Hampshire 222

With only a few overs remaining at the Ages Bowl, Yorkshire lose the first wicket of their innings as Alex Lees goes for 12. The defending champions decide against a nightwatchman as Gary Ballance comes out to join Adam Lyth. The lead is 98.

Claydon strikes late for Kent

Sussex 180 & 42-2 v Kent 496 - close

Sussex lose nightwatchman Ajmal Shahzad to the final ball of the day, caught behind off Mitch Claydon for three. Chris Nash remains unbeaten on 19, but Sussex are 274 in arrears and facing the prospect of a heavy home defeat.

Glamorgan openers survive

Northamptonshire 269 & 305-7 dec v Glamorgan 124 & 0-0 - close

Glamorgan block out three maidens to end an eventful second day at Wantage Road, which was totally dominated by the home side. Following Rob Keogh's 9-52 in the morning, Ben Duckett then helped himself to 185 as they set the Welsh county a remote victory target of 451 - although they still have two days in which to get them.

Middlesex on top at Edgbaston

Middlesex 242 & 63-0 v Warwickshire - close

Job done in the final session by the Middlesex openers as Nick Gubbins reaches stumps 41 not out, with Sam Robson on 20. The Championship leaders had a poor opening day, but have wrested the initiative from Warwickshire and will be hoping to build a big lead on the third day.

WICKET Borthwick (lbw Gurney 0)

Durham 244 & 68-2 (24 overs) v Nottinghamshire 313

Harry Gurney follows his six wickets in Durham's first innings by removing Scott Borthwick for a fourth-ball duck. The north-east county still need one more run to bring the scores level.

Palladino ends Glos innings

Derbyshire 242 v Gloucestershire 331

Tony Palladino
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Tony Palladino dismisses Gloucestershire number 11 Josh Shaw to claim the 13th five-for of his career. His final figures are 5-74 and Phil Mustard finishes unbeaten on 107, with his side 89 ahead. There are a handful of overs for Derbyshire to face before stumps.

WICKET Haines (c Billings b Viljoen 11)

Sussex 180 & 40-1 (11 overs) v Kent 496

This has been a tough match in which to make his Championship debut and 17-year-old Tom Haines follows his first-innings duck with 11 before edging South Africa paceman Hardus Viljoen to the keeper. Sussex trail by 276.

Here's the field with 3 overs left in the day.

Here's the field with 3 overs left in the day.

Northants declare with huge lead

Northamptonshire 269 & 305-7 dec v Glamorgan 124

Northants declare 450 runs ahead after Rory Kleinveldt is bowled by Owen Morgan for one, leaving Glamorgan three overs to survive this evening. Seventeen wickets have fallen in the day so far, nine of them to Rob Keogh, and I'm fairly confident he will have the ball in his hands before the close.

WICKET Stoneman (c Taylor b Mullaney 39)

Durham 244 & 67-1 (22.3 overs) v Nottinghamshire 313

Mark Stoneman and Keaton Jennings share a half-century opening partnership for the second time in the match, but the former departs, caught at first slip off Steven Mullaney, after hitting the previous delivery for four. Durham are still two runs short of parity.

Middlesex extend lead

Middlesex 242 & 51-0 (17 overs) v Warwickshire 172

Warwickshire have tried seam and spin but Middlesex's openers are keeping them at bay at Edgbaston, with the lead now above 120. Nick Gubbins is doing the bulk of the scoring and has 35, with Sam Robson content to play second fiddle. 


Derbyshire 242 v Gloucestershire 317-9

Hundred up for Phil Mustard off 185 balls, as he puts Will Davis away for his 13th four. It's the seventh of his career, and after four centuries in the match between these two sides earlier in the season, the overall total is now six.


Worcestershire 230 v Essex 428-4 (106.4 overs)

It has been a superb display by Tom Westley and he brings up the first double century of his career with a boundary off Miguel Cummins - the 33rd of his innings. The Essex lead is now over 200 too.

Mustard closes on century

Derbyshire 242 v Gloucestershire 300-9

After Kent's Will Gidman ran out of partners on 99, is Phil Mustard about to suffer a similar fate. Liam Norwell is the latest Gloucestershire wicket to fall, caught behind off Will Davis. Mustard has 94 not out, with only Josh Shaw left for company.

Tony Palladino has a five-for in his sights after claiming the 350th wicket of his career earlier in the innings.

WICKET Duckett (c Hogan b van der Gugten 185)

Northamptonshire 269 & 271-4 (52.5 overs) v Glamorgan

Northants opener Ben Duckett hit a double century earlier in the season, but he is denied a second by Timm van der Gugten. Quite some innings, though, just 159 balls and featuring three sixes and 25 fours. The Northants lead is 420 - when will they declare? Tonight, or wait until tomorrow?

WICKET Jones (run out 34)

Somerset 553-8 dec v Lancashire 96-2 (37 overs)

Superb fielding by Tim Groenewald off his own bowling and Rob Jones is on his way. Tough situation for Lancashire, who need a whole lot of runs to avoid the follow-on.

Gidman runs out of partners

Sussex 180 v Kent 496

A few minutes ago I said Ravi Bopara was unlucky to be dismissed for 99 (see 4:42 entry). Well, Will Gidman is even more unlucky as Mitch Claydon's dismissal for 11 leaves him stranded on 99 not out. 

Reaching a century would have been a deserved reward for almost six hours of effort, but the on-loan all-rounder can console himself with the fact that promotion-chasing Kent have a 316-run lead.

Steve Magoffin has Claydon caught at mid-off and takes 5-88 for Sussex, but barring a weather intervention, someone is going to have to produce something amazing with the bat if they are to get out of this situation.

WICKET Keogh (run out 40)

Northamptonshire 269 & 243-3 v Glamorgan 124

Everything went right for Rob Keogh earlier in the day when he took 9-52, the best figures by a Northants bowler since the 1950s. His batting effort comes to an end, though, when he is run out by Kiran Carlson after hitting two fours earlier in the youngster's over. 

Brooks puts Yorkshire on top

Yorkshire 281 v Hampshire 222

Jack Brooks bowls last man Andy Carter for figures of 5-53 as Yorkshire earn a 59-run first-innings lead at the Ageas Bowl. They are keeping pace with leaders Middlesex, and have a slight advantage thus far as they earned one more batting point on the opening day.

Hampshire's last six wickets muster just 23 runs between them and only the stand between Sean Ervine (80) and James Vince (60) prevented a huge deficit.

Duckett dominates Glamorgan

Northamptonshire 269 & 223-2 (46.2 overs) v Glamorgan 124

Ben Duckett
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Glamorgan surely cannot have experienced many days worse than this one in recent seasons. Ben Duckett becomes the first Northants batsman to score 1,000 Championship runs in a season since Stephen Peters in 2010 and reaches 150 off just 134 balls with a single off Graham Wagg. 

He starts the 47th over with back-to-back fours off teenage spinner Kiran Carlson and the lead is 378.

WICKET Hameed (c Davies b Groenewald 56)

Somerset 553-8 dec v Lancashire 87-1 (30.1 overs)

That's it for the day for Haseeb Hameed as Tim Groenewald finds the edge and Ryan Davies does the rest behind the stumps. Liam Livingstone is in next as Lancashire's investment in youthful batting talent continues.

WICKET Bopara (c Whiteley b Shantry 99)

Worcestershire 230 v Essex 367-3 (95.4 overs)

Now that's just unlucky. Ravi Bopara falls one run of what would have been his first Championship century since July 2014 after pushing forward and edging to slip. His downfall ends a third-wicket stand of 213 with Tom Westley, who is still there on 179.

Rayner ends Bears innings

Middlesex 242 v Warwickshire 172

Ollie Rayner
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Warwickshire lose their last eight wickets for 50 runs in 20 overs as Championship leaders Middlesex earn a healthy 70-run lead at Edgbaston. Off-spinner Dismisses Chris Wright and Josh Poysden in the same over to finish with 5-49 - taking him to 40 wickets for the season at an impressive average of 20.92. 

Four points for the visitors, three for Warwickshire.

Hameed continues prolific form

Somerset 553-8 dec v Lancashire 74-0

Looks like Haseeb Hameed has the temperament to go with the undoubted batting talent. There's another 50, reached off 87 balls with the help of four overthrows, and the odds on him touring with England shortern further.

Essex tighten grip

Worcestershire 230 v Essex 355-2 (92.3 overs)

Magnificent batting by Tom Westley and Ravi Bopara, whose partnership is now worth 201. Westley has 175 and Bopara is on 91. The benign batting conditions make Alastair Cook's dismissal for 66 during the morning session look even more of a surprise.

WICKET Coles (c Robinson b Briggs 70)

Sussex 180 v Kent 466-8 (122.2 overs)

Matt Coles departs after hitting two sixes and five fours, the lead is 286, but a declaration at the moment is surely unlikely with his ally in a 115-run eighth-wicket partnership, Will Gidman, just 16 short of a century.

Warwickshire collapse continues

Middlesex 242 v Warwickshire 160-8 (73 overs)

Two in two for off-spinner Ollie Rayner as Keith Barker is caught behind for 22 and Jeetan Patel is bowled by the next delivery, which spins back between bat and pad and keep slightly low. Chris Wright survives the hat-trick ball, but Middlesex are looking good for a first-innings lead at Edgbaston.

Hameed makes solid start

Somerset 533-8 dec v Lancashire 59-0

There were reports this morning of England bigwigs attending Old Trafford to watch Lancashire opener Haseeb Hameed. Well, he's doing alright so far, with 36 not out. And remember that if you add the ages of Hameed and partner Rob Jones together, it would be about the same as Marcus Trescothick.

WICKET McLaren (c Hodd b Sidebottom 26)

Yorkshire 281 v Hampshire 210-7

Having been going along nicely when James Vince and Sean Ervine were together, Hampshire now seem to be losing their way. Lewis McManus is caught at mid-wicket off Jack Brooks and tea is taken after Ryan McLaren edges Ryan Sidebottom (3-42) to the wicketkeeper four balls later.

Kent poised for declaration

Sussex 180 v Kent 441-7 - tea

BBC Radio Kent's Peter Guise:

"Kent continue to pile on the runs in the sun at Hove. 

"Matt Coles became the third Kent batsman to score a half century and at tea the hop county are well placed with a handy lead of 261. 

"Bat big, bat once seems to be the vision and with poor weather forecast for day four, the declaration may not be far away."

Westwood's controversial dismissal

Middlesex 242 v Warwickshire 151-6 - tea

Clive Eakin

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

"A Warwickshire collapse of four wickets for six started with the controversial run out of Ian Westwood for 81.

"The batsman was accidentally impeded twice by prostrate bowler, Ollie Raynor, who had fallen over trying to field the ball.

"After a direct hit from Toby Roland-Jones the umpires had a lengthy conversation with Middlesex captain James Franklin who stuck with the appeal."   

Tea scores round-up

Division One

Durham 244 v Nottinghamshire 313

Yorkshire 281 v Hampshire 208-5 - still in play

Somerset 553-8 dec v Lancashire 57-0

Middlesex 242 v Warwickshire 151-6

Division Two

Derbyshire 242 v Gloucestershire 251-5

Worcestershire 230 v Essex 351-2

Northamptonshire 269 & 168-2 v Glamorgan 124

Sussex 180 v Kent 441-7

WICKET Libby (lbw Coughlin 144)

Durham 244 v Nottinghamshire 313

Jake Libby
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Jake Libby's long vigil comes to an end as the opener falls to the last ball before tea at the Riverside. He batted for 379 minutes, faces 276 balls and struck 11 fours. As a result of his efforts, Notts lead by 69 on first innings.