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Summary

  1. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow fall cheaply for Yorkshire
  2. Alastair Cook goes for 14 as Essex struggle against Middlesex
  3. Nottinghamshire beat Sussex by an innings and 88 runs
  4. Worcestershire defeat Northants by 20 runs at New Road
  5. England batsman Keaton Jennings makes 87 for Durham

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By Paul Grunill

All times stated are UK

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Signing off

It's been quite a day - with Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire wrapping up two-day victories in Division Two.

At least Stuart Broad and Moeen Ali ended up on the winning side, but there won't be many more happy faces among the other England players involved in the current round of Championship matches.

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Keaton Jennings scored 87 for Durham, but fell short of a hundred, and Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed were all dismissed cheaply.

Champions Middlesex have Essex in some trouble at Lord's, and it's a similar situation facing Yorkshire against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

How will things develop? Join us again tomorrow from about 10:30 BST to find out.

Close of play scores

Division One

Hampshire 455 v Yorkshire 128-6

Hampshire lead by 327 runs

Lancashire 109 & 152-2 v Somerset 278

Somerset lead by 17 runs

Middlesex 507-7 dec v Essex 120-4

Middlesex lead by 387 runs

Warwickshire 332 v Surrey 299-3

Warwickshire lead by 33 runs

Division Two

Gloucestershire 303 v Durham 270-4

Gloucestershire lead by 33 runs

Kent 259 & 142-7 v Derbyshire 159

Kent lead by 242 runs

Leicestershire 420 v Glamorgan 281-4

Leicestershire lead by 139 runs

Nottinghamshire 447 v Sussex 155 & 204

Notts (24 pts) beat Sussex (3 pts) by an innings and 88 runs

Worcestershire 188 & 153 v Northamptonshire 157 & 164

Worcestershire (19 pts) beat Northants (3 pts) by 20 runs

Late wickets cap a good day for Middlesex

Middlesex 507 dec v Essex 120-4

The hosts piled on the runs courtesy of Stevie Eskinazi (100) and John Simpson (90) before declaring and leaving Essex a difficult final period to overcome. 

Middlesex chipped away with regular wickets then to confirm their dominance. Toby Roland-Jones (2-43) had former England Test captain Alastair Cook caught behind, while Steven Finn bowled Tom Westley for 31.

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But it was the late wickets of Nick Browne (47) - lbw to Ollie Rayner - and nightwatchman Jamie Porter - bowled by Roland-Jones - that really capped a fine day. 

Unbeaten batsmen Dan Lawrence (10) and Ravi Bopara will be under pressure from the start tomorrow, with a deficit of 387 looming.  

WICKET Porter (b Roland-Jones) 4

Middlesex 507 dec v Essex 120-4

Nightwatchman Jamie Porter hasn't done much good at Lord's. He struck a four off his second ball, but Toby Roland-Jones has the last laugh, bowling him three balls later. 

Ravi Bopara comes to the crease for the final over. 

BreakingWORCESTERSHIRE BEAT NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Worcestershire 188 & 153 beat Northants 157 & 164 by 20 runs

Northamptonshire's run of five successive Championship wins - three at the end of last season, two at the start of this - comes to an end as Worcestershire skipper Joe Leach takes the 40th wicket to fall in two days at New Road and give his side their second victory of the summer.

Leach has last man Andy Carter lbw to finish with 5-62 and match figures of 10-122, the first time he has taken 10 in a match. Teenager Josh Tongue, though, deserves his share of the plaudits after claiming 4-45, including the important wickets of Richard Levi and Josh Cobb.

England's Moeen Ali was dismissed for a duck in Worcestershire's second innings - but his 50 on the opening day was the highest knock of a low-scoring contest.  

Joe Leach
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10 wickets in the match for Joe Leach, outstanding from the Worcester captain. Great spell from Josh Tongue this evening too #bbccricket

WICKET Browne (lbw Rayner) 47

Middlesex 507-7 dec v Essex 115-3 (33.5 overs)

Off-spinner Ollie Rayner strikes an important blow for Middlesex in only his second over as Essex opener Nick Browne falls lbw after hitting six fours in a 114-ball innings. Jamie Porter comes out as nightwatchman and there are two overs to go. 

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WICKET Cobb (c and b Tongue) 9

Worcestershire 188 & 153 v Northamptonshire 157 & 154-9 (41 overs)

Is that Northamptonshire's last hope gone? Josh Cobb gives a return catch to 19-year-old Josh Tongue, who now has figures of 4-43 from 10 overs. The visitors still need another 31 runs to win, with their last-wicket pair at the crease.

Yorkshire on back foot

Hampshire 455 v Yorkshire 128-6 (43 overs)

An uncomfortable day for Yorkshire after Hampshire managed to add 174 to their overnight 281-4, with Gareth Berg hitting an unbeaten 99 after skipper James Vince fell early for 147.

Berg then ripped through the visitors' top order, with Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow both going cheaply, as they slumped to 46-5. Skipper Gary Ballance has provided some stability for his side with an unbeaten 63, but they trail by 327 going into day three. 

Light ends play at Canterbury

Kent 259 & 142-7 (35 overs) v Derbyshire 159

Having taken the teams off for bad light, the umpires waste no time in declaring play over for the day at the Spitfire Ground. With Kent 242 to the good, but with only three wickets remaining, it looks like this game is heading for a positive result, one way or the other.

Colly toughs it out for Durham

Gloucestershire 303 v Durham 270-4 (88 overs)

If you want a player with grit, look no further than Durham skipper Paul Collingwood. Struck a painful blow on the hand earlier in the day, he nevertheless came out to bat at number five and survived nearly 27 overs for his 28 not out as his side progressed to just 33 runs behind Gloucestershire's first-innings total.

Paul Collingwood
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Earlier, England batsman Keaton Jennings showed that he is in good nick by making 87 and sharing an opening stand of 114 with Stephen Cook (64). So comfortable did Jennings look that it was a surprise when he nicked through to the keeper off Chris Liddle.   

Stevens extends Kent lead

Kent 259 & 142-7 (35 overs) v Derbyshire 159

As the clock ticks past seven o'clock, the umpires decide the light isn't good enough at Canterbury for play to continue. Kent lead by 242, with Darren Stevens, who took six wickets earlier in the day, on 53 not out.

He and Adam Rouse have added 31 in four overs since Matt Coles fell to Luis Reece for seven, so it doesn't look like they were having too much bother seeing the ball.

Selman leads Glamorgan fightback

Leicestershire 420 v Glamorgan 281-4 (71 overs)

Glamorgan opener Nick Selman is unlikely to forget this day in a hurry after making the third first-class century of his career. The Welsh county have made a good fist of replying to Leicestershire's first innings total and following Selman's 117, Colin Ingram has reached an unbeaten 84 off 153 balls, with two sixes and 12 fours.

Leicestershire will be hoping for early wickets on day three in order to press home their advantage following defeats in their opening two games of the summer.  

WICKET Buck (c Hastings b Leach) 5

Worcestershire 188 & 153 v Northamptonshire 157 & 127-8 (36 overs)

Last summer Josh Cobb played a brilliant innings to win the T20 Blast final for Northants. They need another from him now with 58 still needed for victory at New Road.

Nathan Buck is unable to provide the support he needs as home skipper Joe Leach takes his fourth wickets of the innings.

Notts make class tell

Nottinghamshire beat Sussex by an innings and 88 runs

Isabelle Westbury at Trent Bridge

A mismatch of class is probably the only way to describe the events at Trent Bridge, where a four-pronged Notts seam attack wreaked havoc against an injury-ridden and inexperienced Sussex side. 

The Australian quick James Pattinson capped off a fine, if fleeting, overseas stint to claim seven wickets in the game, ably supported by five each from homegrown favourites Stuart Broad and Luke Fletcher. 

At 88-5 on the first day Notts looked to be struggling in overcast conditions, but a dynamic double-century from Riki Wessels flipped the game on its head as they cantered to a first innings total of 447. 

Sussex in reply could only manage 155 and, having been bowled out just before lunch today, it was no surprise when Notts skipper Chris Read sent them back in to follow on. 

Chris Nash made the only half-century for the visitors before falling lbw to Pattinson and if Sussex fans have anything to take away from the game, it’s the performance of Jofra Archer, whose three wickets and 87 runs across two innings showed signs of an exciting future. 

Browne the key for Essex

Middlesex 507-7 dec v Essex 94-2 (26 overs)

Nick Gledhill

BBC Essex

The early Middlesex declaration after tea left Essex 36 overs to bat in this final session. They have lost Alastair Cook and Tom Westley, the heroes from Taunton, who were both looking good while at the crease. 

Nick Browne is established and Essex now need him to make his first big score of the season.

Middlesex have to bowl Essex out for less than 358 to enforce the follow on. Should Essex get past that mark there may not be enough time for the champions to force a result on a pitch that's unlikely to deteriorate.

WICKET Crook (b Tongue) 0

Worcestershire 188 & 153 v Northamptonshire 157 & 122-7 (34.4 overs)

Josh Tongue strikes for the second time in the over and Worcestershire now look favourites as Nathan Buck, who took 4-42 in Worcestershire's second innings, comes out to join Josh Cobb.

WICKET Levi (lbw Tongue) 22

Worcestershire 188 & 153 v Northamptonshire 157 & 122-6

It has certainly been a remarkable match at New Road, where the game is on a knife edge - if you'll forgive the cliche - with Northants needing another 63 for victory.

Richard Levi becomes the 36th batsman dismissed in the game as Josh Tongue claims his second victim of the visitors' second innings. Two new batsman at the crease now, Steven Crook and Josh Cobb.

Can they emulate Notts and make it three wins out of three? Well, they certainly have the nerve, after beating Derbyshire off the penultimate ball last week. 

Ballance reaches half-century

Hampshire 455 v Yorkshire 105-6 (34 overs)

Yorkshire skipper Gary Ballance picks up two runs off Gareth Berg to reach an 89-ball half-century and without him, they would be in a sorry mess at the Ageas Bowl. Five of the top six failed to reach double figures, including Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow, and the visitors have a big job on their hands to avoid the possibility of following on. 

Sangakkara must wait for hundred

Warwickshire 332 v Surrey 299-3 (83 overs)

Time runs out on Kumar Sangakkara, who ends the second day at Edgbaston just two runs sort of yet another century. The Sri Lankan has hit two sixes and nine fours and his 140-run partnership with Mark Stoneman has put Surrey on course for what should be a handy first-innings lead.

They are only 33 behind, with seven wickets standing, after opener Stoneman led the way with 123 - his second Championship century for his new county, and one which might persuade the England selectors to keep him in the 'one to watch' column. 

WICKET Westley (b Finn) 31

Middlesex 507-7 dec v Essex 86-2 (22 overs)

England's Steven Finn is operating as second change for champions Middlesex, but he's made an important breakthrough by sending Tom Westley on his way. Nick Browne has 33 not out as Dan Lawrence joins him in the middle. 

A tight finish in store at New Road

Worcestershire 188 & 153 v Northants 157 & 105-5

Alex Winter

BBC Radio Northampton sport

This match continues to flip one way and then the other. Partnerships have developed for the second and fourth wickets for Northants but neither have been able to progress into anything that could have put the visitors firmly on course.

Worcestershire, lead by their captain Joe Leach, have produced enough good deliveries to stay right in the game with the pitch still providing just enough help - four of the five wickets have been bowled.

Who knows which way this is going to go: Northants require 80 runs; Worcestershire five wickets.

WICKET Bresnan (c McManus b Berg) 21

Hampshire 455 v Yorkshire 94-6 (31.2 overs)

There's absolutely no doubt who the 'player of the day' is at the Ageas Bowl as Gareth Berg follows his 99 not out by picking up his fourth wicket of the Yorkshire innings, with the help of keeper Lewis McManus. 

Yorkshire skipper Gary Ballance has 46 to his name, but he can't be too chuffed by what's happening at the other end.

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Lancashire close to parity

Lancashire 109 & 152-2 (53 overs) v Somerset 278

Could it be that all three results are now back on at Old Trafford? That seemed an unlikely eventuality after Dean Elgar's painstaking unbeaten 113 guided Somerset to a 169-run first-innings lead.

Alex Davies (78 not out) and Liam Livingstone (57 not out) have reduced the deficit to just 17 runs and if they can extend their 129-run partnership some distance into day three, they may be able to exert some pressure on Somerset in the final innings. 

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Rob: Looks like the rest has done Bairstow and Root the world of good.

Indeed, Rob - the ECB's strategy doesn't look too bright when two of their stars return from a break and make seven and eight respectively. 

Jonny Bairstow
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Game on at Canterbury

Kent 259 & 81-6 v Derbyshire 153 (Kent lead by 181)

Adam Whitty

BBC Radio Kent

When Kent's openers wondered out to bat with a lead of 100, they thought they would be building a commanding lead.

But that's might not happen now.

Derbyshire have bowled strongly, with some aggressive, accurate bowling being hurled at the Kent batsman. But the hosts batting has also been poor, with this innings littered with loose shots.

The most positive of Kent supporters will say that they are essentially 180-6, but if that was a first innings total it would be nothing to shout about.

Darren Stevens is required to save Kent again, he'll need the help of the tail to put Kent back on top here t Canterbury.

BreakingNOTTINGHAMSHIRE BEAT SUSSEX

Nottinghamshire 447 beat Sussex 155 & 204 by an innings & 88 runs

Just as he did in the first innings at Trent Bridge, spinner Samit Patel takes the final Sussex wicket after the main damage was done by their pace attack, with Stuart Broad, James Pattinson and Luke Fletcher claiming three each. 

This time it's Jofra Archer who goes for 47, caught by Jake Ball at deep mid-wicket after hitting a four and a six from the first two balls of the over.

So, that's three wins out of three for Notts, who were relegated last season, and it's clear they intend to regain their place in the top flight at the earliest opportunity. 

Sussex, meanwhile, need to regroup after losing their first two games and earning only eight points in the process. 

Notts one wicket from victory

Nottinghamshire 447 v Sussex 155 & 192-9

Steve Magoffin is heading to the crease to bat, so Notts still need a wicket to complete a two-day victory and their third win of the season. 

WICKET Barton (b Broad) 5

Nottinghamshire 447 v Sussex 155 & 192-9

Adam Barton has been bowled by Stuart Broad and Nottinghamshire may have completed their win, as there is a doubt whether Steve Magoffin is fit to bat.

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Red Rose pair 'increasingly impressive'

Lancashire 109 & 142-2 (49 overs)

Scott Read

BBC Radio Manchester Sport

The scene at Old Trafford couldn't be more different 24 hours on from yesterday's 18-wicket carnage.

The cloud and floodlights from the opening day have been replaced with blue sky and sunshine this afternoon.

Batting looked impossible yesterday, but today it's the bowlers have struggled to find any joy from the pitch.

Half centuries from the increasingly impressive Liam Livingstone and Alex Davies are giving Lancashire hope.

Hampshire look to Berg

Hampshire 455 v Yorkshire 78-5 (26 overs)

Gareth Berg is back into the attack after his initial spell of 3-13. He starts with five dot balls, but Tim Bresnan picks up a boundary from the last to move into double figures. Gary Ballance has 37 at the other end and this is a vital partnership for the visitors.

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Dave Wood: This is very refreshing to see from @hantscricket after the events of last season. Yorkshire, title favourites? Really? 

Livingstone on song again

Lancashire 109 & 136-2 46 overs) v Somerset

Liam Livingstone
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Liam Livingstone was like the boy stood on the burning deck in Lancashire's dismal first-innings effort, and he is in the runs again today - helping himself to two boundaries in a Tim Groenewald over to reach a 101-ball fifty. He and Alex Davies (69*) have added 113 so far and the Red Rose county only need another 33 runs to avoid an innings defeat.

Kent suffer double blow

Kent 259 & 52-5 v Derbyshire 159

Kent, looking to extend their lead, have lost two wickets, with captain Sam Northeast and Will Gidman falling in successive overs. 

They still have a lead of 152 runs - and the very capable Wayne Parnell and Darren Stevens at the crease - but they need a partnership. 

WICKET Stoneman (lbw Barker) 123

Warwickshire 332 v Surrey 267-3 (70 overs)

I mentioned Warwickshire's need to 'conjure a breakthrough' in the last update from Edgbaston and Keith Barker has done just that by bringing to an end Mark Stoneman's 201-ball innings.

Stoneman and Kumar Sangakkara put on 140 in 38.4 overs and the Sri Lankan remains on 78 not out. Dominic Sibley is his new partner.

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Gloucestershire's mini fightback

Gloucestershire 303 v Durham 224-4

Peter Miller

BBC Sport at Bristol

Gloucestershire have fought back well after Durham reached 183-2 after half centuries from Stephen Cook and Keaton Jennings. 

The visitors have now lost three wickets for just 30 runs with Craig Miles picking up two of those in an excellent spell from the Ashley Down Road end. 

Durham will still feel confident of getting a lead over Gloucestershire with captain Paul Collingwood at the crease. 

Earlier today Collingwood hurt his finger taking a slip catch and left the field for treatment, but he has come in to bat at five. 

WICKET Bairstow (lbw Wheal) 7

Hampshire 455 v Yorkshire 46-5 (20 overs)

It's not been a great day for England batsman, with the exception of Keaton Jennings. Haseeb Hameed, Alastair Cook and Joe Root have all failed - and Jonny Bairstow's name can now be added to that list.

He is trapped in front in Brad Wheal's third over and Hampshire - who beat the 2014-2015 champions in the opening round of matches - are now well on top at the Ageas Bowl.

Yorkshire skipper Gary Ballance is 22 not out as Tim Bresnan strolls out to join him. 

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Day to remember for Selman

Leicestershire 420 v Glamorgan 238-2 (54 overs)

Nick Webb

BBC Wales Sport

Glamorgan's young opener Nick Selman reached the county's first century of the season as he shared a three-figure stand with Colin Ingram.

The pair took Glamorgan within striking distance of the follow-on target of 271 after the Foxes reached a formidable first-innings total.

Selman's innings has been a battling affair, but has included 16 fours, his second fifty coming at a run a ball.

Ingram celebrated his own 50 by lofting two enormous straight sixes off Harry Dearden as the Leicestershire attack, minus the injured Zak Chappell, toiled in vain.

WICKET Whittingham (c Read b Fletcher) 6

Nottinghamshire 447 v Sussex 155 & 171-8

Luke Fletcher is bowling Nottinghamshire towards a third win of the season. His third wicket in succession sees Stuart Whittingham edge behind to the well-worn gloves of Chris Read.

Sussex, with just two wickets remaining, still need 121 runs to make Notts bat again at Trent Bridge. More likely they're going to slip to a second defeat of the season.  

Surrey pair dominate

Warwickshire 332 v Surrey 261-2 (67 overs)

Surrey went into this match with a three-point lead at the top of Division One and at the moment, they are purring along like a cat that has found keys to a cream factory that someone has dropped in the street.

Mark Stoneman has 122, Kumar Sangakkara is 73 not out, and they look set fair for a first-innings lead at Edgbaston, unless the Warwickshire attack can conjure a breakthrough.

A century for Glamorgan's Selman

Leicestershire 420 v Glamorgan 223-2

A third first-class century for Glamorgan's Nicholas Selman at Grace Road. The 21-year-old has batted superbly, hitting 16 fours in his score of 105 not out.

He's alongside Colin Ingram (51) at the crease, with a partnership of 127 developing well after Jacques Rudolph and David Lloyd fell to leave them 97-2.