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  1. Surrey's Footitt stars with 6-14
  2. Warwickshire shot out for 91 at The Oval
  3. Hants' Abbott takes seven wickets
  4. Hampshire chasing 320 to win at Yorkshire
  5. Northants beat Glamorgan by innings & 22 runs
  6. Lancashire on top against Essex

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By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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Stumps - day two

Jimmy Anderson
Rex Features

So there we have it. On the most beautiful of batting days, the bowlers have completely dominated.

I told you cricket was a strange game.

I'll be back at 10.45 BST on Sunday to take you through day three.

Thanks for joining me, I'm off to enjoy the last few seconds of sunshine.

Close of play scores

Division One

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141 & 10-0 - Hampshire need 310 more to win

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 91 & 29-0 - Warwickshire trail by 334 runs   

Essex 159 v Lancashire 319 & 114-1 - Lancashire lead by 274 runs

Division Two

Northants 310 v Glamorgan 101 & 187 - Northants win by an innings and 22 runs

Leicestershire 251 & 51-6 v Notts 329 - Leicestershire trail by 27 runs

Kent 298 & 118-4 v Gloucestershire 149 - Kent lead by 267 runs

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Close of play at Leicestershire

Leicestershire 251 & 51-6 v Notts 329

Leicestershire make sure there will be a third day at Grace Road as skipper Mark Cosgrove and Gavin Griffiths see out the final few overs.

But they're still well behind the eight-ball.

And that my friends, is your lot for day two.

Let's have a look at the scores...

Day two belongs to Kent

Kent 298 & 118-4 v Gloucestershire 149

Adam Whitty

BBC Radio Kent

If, three balls before lunch today, you had said to be that Kent would have 120 on the board in their second innings, I would have told you that there's more chance of me running in the Grand National.

Gloucestershire were 89-2, Chris Dent and Will Tavare were going nicely, and all seemed well.

But after Tavare fell just before the interval, a wonderful spell from Mitchell Claydon put an end to that. His 4-35 after lunch starting a collapse which saw the visitors bowled out for 149.

Kent now have a lead of 267 runs, and have the chance to add to that significantly tomorrow.

To borrow another sports' analogy, the ball is very much in the hosts' court.

Day two winding down

Leicestershire 351 & 47-6 v Notts 329

Stuart Broad
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After one of the most hectic days of county cricket I can remember, we're down to one game.

There are three overs left at Leicestershire - Mark Cosgrove and Gavin Griffiths battling to see them out without any further damage.

Stumps at The Oval

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 91 & 29-0

Thankfully for Warwickshire, day two is over.

It's been an absolute nightmare. Mark Footitt took 6-14 to help skittle the Bears for just 91, all after Surrey had lost their last seven wickets for 76 earlier in the day.

William Porterfield and Alex Mellor have done well to see out the final 10 overs, but it will take a miracle for them to escape from this one.

They'll start day three still 334 adrift.

Close of play at Canterbury

Kent 298 & 118-4 v Gloucestershire 149

Kent finish the second day in complete command.

Their lead is up to 267 with six second-innings wickets remaining.

Joe Denly's wicket just before stumps for 59 provided a late boost for Gloucestershire, but they face an uphill task to get anything from the game.

Leicestershire slip to 39-6

Leicestershire 251 & 39-6 v Notts 329

The game at Grace Road could well be over tonight.

Luke Fletcher takes his third wicket, bowling Ned Eckersley for four.

Leicestershire still trail by 39 with six overs left on day two.

Stumps at Headingley

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141 & 10-0

An intriguing day in Leeds, which saw 15 wickets fall, comes to a close.

Kyle Abbott was the star man for Hampshire, taking 7-41, to give his side a slim chance of pulling off victory.

Hampshire openers Michael Carberry and Jimmy Adams will resume on day three needing 310 more to win.

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Less frantic at The Oval

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 91 & 13-0

It's been a wicketless first six overs for Surrey following the carnage we saw in Warwickshire's first innings.

There are four overs left in south London.

Leicestershire five down

Leicestershire 251 & 31-5 v Notts 329

The evening session is going from bad to worse for Leicestershire.

Luke Fletcher traps Lewis Hill lbw for just three.

Does anyone have any idea how many wickets have gone down in the six matches today?

Tweet me at #bbccricket to save me getting my abacus out.

Close of play at Chelmsford

Essex 159 v Lancashire 319 & 114-1

Alex Davies
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Lancashire opener Alex Davies goes to his 14th first-class fifty in the final over of the day against Essex.

And it's been completely dominated by the Red Rose county.

After shooting Essex out for 159, Haseeb Hameed (45) and Davies pushed home Lancashire's advantage, which currently stands at 274.

Watch Mark Footitt's spell of 6-14

You might want to take a look at this folks. It was as good a spell of fast bowling you are likely to see...

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WICKET Coad (b Berg) 0

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141

Yorkshire's second innings has come to a rapid end at Headingley.

Gareth Berg takes the final wicket, bowling Ben Coad for nought, meaning the hosts have lost their last three wickets in seven balls.

Hampshire will chase 320 to win.

Warwickshire follow-on

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 91 & 2-0

Amidst the carnage at Headingley, I did not get a chance to tell you Surrey had enforced the follow-on.

Hardly surprising with a first-innings lead of 363 and more than two days to go.

William Porterfield and Alex Mellor are in the middle for the Bears.

No hat-trick for Abbott

Yorkshire 273 & 186-9 v Hampshire 141

But Ben Coad survives the hat-trick ball.

I mentioned just now that Kyle Abbott was part of the 'six-for club'. Scrap that, he now has 7-41.

Meanwhile, Yorkshire wicketkeeper Andy Hodd has gone past 50. 

WICKET Shaw (b Abbott) 0

Yorkshire 273 & 186-9 v Hampshire 141

The seamer bowls Josh Shaw  first ball! Kyle Abbott is on a hat-trick...

WICKET Patterson (lbw b Abbott) 2

Yorkshire 273 & 186-8 v Hampshire 141

Kyle Abbott has joined the Mark Footitt and Ben Raine six-for club. And probably someone else I've forgotten - there have been that many fine bowling performances today.

The South African pins Steven Patterson lbw.

But wait, he's now on a hat-trick...

Leicestershire slump to 19-4

Leicestershire 251 & 19-4 v Notts 329

How many wickets have there been today? I've lost count.

Leicestershire are the latest team to collapse with Colin Ackermann and Mark Pettini falling to James Pattinson and giant paceman Luke Fletcher in consecutive overs.

And I thought it was going to be a batting day.

Watch Warwickshire's final wicket

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 91

Here's the moment Oliver Hannon-Dalby goes...

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WICKET Hannon-Dalby (c S Curran b T Curran) 2

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 91

Warwickshire are 91 all out. And 363 behind Surrey.

The Curran brothers wrap up the innings - Oliver Hannon-Dalby hoiks Tom Curran to younger sibling Sam.

I'll let you know if they enforce the follow-on.

Good start to the season

Essex 159 v Lancashire 319 & 83-1

Haseeb Hameed is averaging 46 so far this campaign.

Absolutely pointless stat I know, but I was filling.

I need fill no more - we have news from The Oval...

Haseeb Hameed
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Wright showing fight

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 91-9

Batting has never been so easy at The Oval!

Warwickshire number 10 Chris Wright is boshing the Surrey bowlers everywhere and has quickly moved to a run-a-ball 28.

There's one problem - the Bears are still 363 behind the hosts with one wicket remaining.

It's good fun while it lasts though.

WICKET Hameed (c Wheater b Beard) 45

Essex 159 v Lancashire 319 & 83-1

Oh dear, Haseeb Hameed just misses out on a half-century for the second time in the match.

The Lancashire opener snicks one behind off 19-year-old Aaron Beard and follows his first-innings 47 with 45 this time.

But the England man has put his county side in a super position as day two draws to a close.

Lancashire are 243 in front.


Northants 310 beat Glamorgan 101 & 187 by an innings and 22 runs

It's all over at Wantage Road - Glamorgan have taken an absolute thumping in their opening Division Two game.

Nathan Buck finishes things off, dismissing Marchant de Lange.

Northants take 22 points and are off to a flyer.

WICKET Rafiq (c Ervine b Dawson) 2

Yorkshire 273 & 165-7 v Hampshire 141

Yorkshire just can't get anything going in this second innings.

Azeem Rafiq goes cheaply to an excellent one-handed catch at slip by Sean Ervine off Liam Dawson.

The bad news for Hampshire fans - Yorkshire's lead is creeping up towards 300.

Milestone for Broad

Leicestershire 251 & 7-2 v Notts 329

He hasn't played all that much for Notts over the last few years, but still an impressive tally for the 30-year-old...

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Kent slowly building a big lead

Kent 298 & 70-2 v Gloucestershire 149

Adam Whitty

BBC Radio Kent

Kent appeared to be going along rather swimmingly as the shadows lengthened in Canterbury on day two.

Joe Weatherley, on debut, and Joe Denly, were building an attiritional, but patient, 64 run partnership, and took the hosts lead past 200.

But Liam Norwell has just dismissed Weatherley after a mistimed hook shot, which will have caused some Kent members to spit out their afternoon tea.

The lead though is now 219, and this game is fully in Kent's control.

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Early wickets for Notts

Leicestershire 251 & 2-2 v Notts 329

Leicestershire are in early bother in their second innings.

James Pattinson got rid of Harry Dearden for nought, and fellow opener Paul Horton has just been trapped lbw by England paceman Stuart Broad.

WICKET Ballance (c McManus b Wheal) 55

Yorkshire 273 & 156-6 v Hampshire 141

Hampshire are just about clinging on at Headingley.

Gary Ballance edges Brad Wheal behind and the captain goes for an excellent 55.

The Yorkshire advantage is still 288. I don't fancy Hampshire's chances, but cricket is a strange old sport.

Just look at what's going on at The Oval.

WICKET Patel (c Borthwick b S Curran) 8

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 61-9

Sam Curran is in on the swing the ball, find an edge, catch them at slip, game.

Jeetan Patel gives Scott Borthwick his fourth catch of the innings.

Warwickshire are facing an early contender for lowest score of the season.

Hameed approaching fifty

Essex 159 v Lancashire 319 & 68-0

How cool and composed is Haseeb Hameed?

The Lancashire opener was struck by a fiery Neil Wagner delivery, but the 20-year-old continues to look un-flustered. He's never flustered.

Hameed is up to 39, Alex Davies is 26, and the lead is 228. Life is sweet for Lancashire supporters.

Haseeb Hameed
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Footitt out of the attack

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 61-8

You can breathe a sigh of relief Bears fans, Mark Footitt is replaced by Sam Curran.

The left-armer's spell - nine overs, 6-14. Wow.

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Pattinson stranded on 89

Leicestershire 251 v Notts 329

James Pattinson
Rex Features

There will be no maiden first-class hundred for James Pattinson.

The Australian is left high and dry 11 short as Harry Gurney departs to Ben Raine.

Leicestershire seamer Raine finishes with 6-66, but Notts have a decent first-innings lead of 78. 

Fifty for Ballance

Yorkshire 273 & 138-5 v Hampshire 141

Gary Ballance is giving the England selectors some thinking to do.

The Yorkshire skipper backs up his first-innings century with a fifty.

The left-hander got there off 76 balls with seven fours.

WICKET Ambrose (c Borthwick b Dernbach) 6

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 48-8

MARK FOOT...Not really, it's actually Jade Dernbach with the wicket for Surrey this time.

Tim Ambrose plays with a straight bat, but it finds the edge and Scott Borthwick takes a simple catch at slip.

Warwickshire have lost eight wickets for 18 runs. Collapse doesn't do it justice.

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WICKET Bresnan (c Dawson b Abbott) 0

Yorkshire 273 & 115-5 v Hampshire 141

Kyle Abbott is also in the wickets for Hampshire.

The South Africa seamer now has 5-32 and is giving his side a fighting chance.

Tim Bresnan mis-times him to Liam Dawson at mid-wicket and goes for a duck. It's a pair for the Yorkshire all-rounder.

Hampshire are still in this. Yorkshire lead by 247.