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  1. Marcus Trescothick scores 50th ton for Somerset in draw with Warwickshire
  2. Peter Handscomb hits 76-ball hundred for Yorkshire as Roses match against Lancashire is drawn
  3. Reigning champions Middlesex draw with Surrey at Lord's
  4. Worcestershire beat Derbyshire by an innings and 42 runs in Division Two
  5. Colin Ingram and Chris Cooke bat through entire day as Glamorgan draw with Notts
  6. Sussex's Luke Wells scores a career-best 258 against Durham on his return from long injury lay-off

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So all three Division One games end in draws, and after four rounds of matches Essex have a one-point lead over Surrey at the top of the table, with Lancashire five points further back in third.

Top billing goes to Marcus Trescothick who sets a new Somerset record with his 50th first-class century for the club and is there at the end with 46 not out in the second innings at Taunton as they avoid defeat by Warwickshire after having to follow on.

Somerset's Marcus Trescothick
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Australian Peter Handscomb is another to shine with the bat, making 101 not out off 77 balls, in the drawn Roses match at Old Trafford.

In Division Two, Worcestershire complete an impressive innings victory at Derby, while Glamorgan's Colin Ingram and Chris Cooke bat through the entire day for unbeaten centuries at Cardiff to deny Notts a fourth succesive win.

Top scorer, though, is Sussex's Luke Wells with 258 on day two against Durham in his first match for several months because of injury. And our BBC local radio commentary team will be in their seats at Hove tomorrow to provide continuing ball-by-ball coverage of that match,

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Championship results at-a-glance

Division One

Yorkshire 448-8 dec & 177-1 dec v Lancashire 432

Match drawn

Surrey 313 & 339 v Middlesex 411 & 92-2

Match drawn

Warwickshire 413 v Somerset 230 & 86-1 (following on)

Match drawn

Division Two

Derbyshire 275 & 98 v Worcestershire 415-9 dec

Worcestershire won by innings & 42 runs

Nottinghamshire 448 v Glamorgan 187 & 420-5 dec

Match drawn

Leicestershire 420 & 61-2 dec v Kent 462-9 dec

Match drawn


Durham 287 v Sussex 452-4

Day two only, match continues on Tuesday

Van Zyl still there for Sussex

Durham 287 v Sussex 452-4 (107 overs)

Sussex score 409 runs in the day against a depleted Durham attack, minus injured Graham Onions, to lead by 165 at the half-way point of the game.

South African Stiaan van Zyl reaches stumps on 141 not out, his maiden first-class century for the county, after a boundary off Ryan Pringle in the penultimate over, having earlier put on 376 with Luke Wells, one of two late victims for Paul Coughlin after making 258.

Luke Wright's side lost their first two Championship games of the season, but have now built a position from which victory is a distinct possibility, unless Durham find some batting heroes of their own against a strong Sussex seam attack.

WICKET Wright (c Poynter b Coughlin) 2

Durham 287 v Sussex 422-4 (100.1 overs)

Having waited so long for a wicket, Paul Coughlin takes two in successive overs for Durham. Sussex skipper Luke Wright registers a four-ball duck as wicketkeeper Stuart Poynter takes a good catch down the leg-side. Sussex lead by 135 as Michael Burgess comes to the middle.

WICKET Wells (c Jennings b Coughlin) 258

Durham 287 v Sussex 419-3 (98.5 overs)

Luke Wells
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So Michael Yardy and Murray Goodwin keep Sussex's third-wicket partnership record (see previous entry) as Luke Wells finally holes out in the deep off Paul Coughlin. He batted for just over six hours, faced 311 balls and hit seven sixes and 34 fours.

Stiaan van Zyl is still there on 127 not out as skipper Luke Wright, who presumably has been sitting with his pads on for the last 87 overs, comes out to join him.

There are eight overs left in the day's play at Hove.

Sussex pair close on record

Durham 287 v Sussex 419-2 (98.3 overs)

Adrian Harms

Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

Much time spent thumbing through the record books at Hove as Luke Wells beat his previous career-best of 208 at The Oval in 2013, and together with Stiaan Van Zyl has added an 376 so far for the third wicket

The county third-wicket record is 385 by Michael Yardy Yardy and Murray Goodwin set in 2006.

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Surrey 313 & 339 v Middlesex 411 & 92-2

Mystifying scenes at Lord's where the game continues several overs beyond the point where a victory for either side was possible.

Set 242 to win off 39 overs, Middlesex opted to bat out time and Dawid Malan (67*) and Stevie Eskinazi (31*) put on 61 in 16 overs before the teams finally shook hands.

Middlesex take 13 points from the game and Surrey, who began it as Division One leaders, earn 11 to lie second, one point behind Essex, who beat Hampshire by an innings on Sunday.

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Somerset 230 & 86-1 (25.1 overs), Warwickshire 413

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It was a day which at one stage promised the possibility of a result, as Warwickshire bowled out Somerset for 230 - still 34 short of the hosts' follow-on target

Young seamer Grant Thornton picked up four of those wickets and, when Somerset's overseas player Dean Elgar gifted an easy catch to Ian Bell in the second over, to give another Bears debutant Sunny Singh his first wicket, Warwickshire thought they might be on to something.

In the end, a much needed knock of 35 not out from home captain Tom Abell brought him his highest score of the season.

And, barely half an hour after completing his Somerset record-breaking 50th Championship century Trescothick was still there unbeaten on 46 in the second innings when the players shook hands.

Wells hits double century

Durham 287 v Sussex 358-2 (93 overs)

Luke Wells reaches 200 off 289 balls with a boundary to third man and celebrates with a six from James Weighell's next delivery. A couple of singles in the next over carries him past his previous career-best of 208. What a day for the left-hander, whose father Alan and uncle Colin served Sussex with distinction for many years.

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Leicestershire 420 & 61-2 dec v Kent 462-9 dec

With so much time lost to rain on the first two days, a draw was the only realistic result at Grace Road, but both sides earn 13 points, thanks to some positive batting.

Kent's Darren Stevens made 100 off 98 balls against his former club and there were half-centuries for Adam Rouse (60), James Tredwell (55) and Matt Coles (56 not out off 38 balls) before the visitors declared 42 runs in front.

Will Gidman dismissed Paul Horton for 40 in Leicestershire's second innings, caught behind by substitute keeper Ollie Robinson, and the game came to an end after Harry Dearden's dismissal by Matt Hunn for 17.

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Nottinghamshire 448 v Glamorgan 187 & 420-5 dec

Hats off to Colin Ingram and Chris Cooke, who bat through the entire day at the Swalec to earn Glamorgan a draw and end Nottinghamshire's 100% start to the Division Two season.

South African Ingram ends on 155 not out, having batted for just seven minutes short of 10 hours, while Cooke is unbeaten on 113 - and their stand of 226 is a county sixth-wicket record against Notts.

The two teams shake hands on the draw after a brief spell of Michael Lumb's occasional spin for the visitors, for whom England's Stuart Broad sends down 34 overs for figures of 0-55.

Notts take 10 points from the game, and Glamorgan seven.


Yorkshire 448-8 dec & 177-1 (36 overs), Lancashire 432

Peter Handscomb hits his first century for Yorkshire.

One of the more rapid Roses match centuries, off just 76 balls, with 12 fours and one six, in an unbroken stand of 153 with Alex Lees (62*).

Then, four balls later, with Australian Handscomb on 101, it's game over, and the two sides shake hands on a draw.

Having denied Yorkshire any chance of a second win in four matches when they avoided the follow-on earlier in the day, Steven Croft’s Lancashire remain unbeaten in four matches this season. But they have still not beaten Yorkshire in Championship cricket since their title-winning season of 2011.

Lumb last throw of Notts' dice?

Nottinghamshire 448 v Glamorgan 187 & 417-5 (170 overs)

Michael Lumb comes into the attack for Notts at Cardiff - so everyone bar Riki Wessels and wicketkeeper Chris Read has now turned their arm over.

It's looking increasingly likely that Colin Ingram (153*) and Chris Cooke (112*) will succeed in batting through the entire day in tandem, thereby securing the draw for Glamorgan.

Their lead is now 158 and the visitors' hopes of making it four wins out of four are about to be dashed.

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Wells dominates Durham

Durham 287 v Sussex 300-2 (87 overs)

You suspect that Durham will be glad when this day is over. Luke Wells collects two boundaries in three balls from James Weighell to go past 150. Another boundary follows at the start of the next from partner Stiaan van Zyl and they have now added 257 together. The new ball hasn't made any difference so far, and there are another 20 overs to go in the day.

Leach aims to keep 'riding the wave'

Worcestershire (24 pts) beat Derbyshire (5) by an innings and 42 runs

Worcestershire demonstrated their promotion potential at Derby earlier this afternoon by securing a third successive Championship win.

Skipper Joe Leach took nine wickets in the game and after Derbyshire were bowled out for 98 in their second innings, he told BBC Hereford & Worcester: "We are on the crest of a wave at the moment and we need to make sure we keep on riding it.

"I've learnt over the years that momentum in the four-day game plays a massive part and we knew if we could get 140 ahead there would be a lot of pressure on them to defend their wickets.

"Once you get on a roll, things go for you but we worked really hard over three days to get there."

WICKET Compton (c S Curran b Footitt) 18

Surrey 313 & 339 v Middlesex 411 & 31-2 (11.1 overs)

It didn't appear as if Middlesex were going to try and chase down their target, but maybe a rush of blood by Nick Compton suggests otherwise. Mark Footitt bangs in a short ball and the England batsman picks out deep backward square leg.

The reigning champions need 211 from 27.5 overs - but do Surrey believe they can take eight more wickets to snatch the win for themselves?

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Glamorgan's Cooke scores century

Nottinghamshire 448 v Glamorgan 187 & 387-5 (159 overs)

Chris Cooke
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Glamorgan aren't going to win this match, but it has been a memorable one for the team and supporters alike. Chris Cooke collects a boundary off Jake Libby in the first over after tea to reach a 228-ball century, the fourth of his career in first-class cricket.

The partnership with Colin Ingram (139*) is now worth 193 and the Welsh county are 126 in front.

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Durham look to new ball

Durham 287 v Sussex 257-2 - tea

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Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

Stiaan Van Zyl has completed his first century of his Sussex career with 11 fours and a six and the home side have batted themselves into a strong position at tea on day two.

So far he and Luke Wells have added 214 runs for the third wicket, county record against Durham

The visitors have been hampered by the loss of Graham Onions, who hasn't bowled since 11.38 this morning, and skipper Paul Collingwood will be hoping the new ball, which is due in three overs, will bring the breakthrough.

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Tea at Hove

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Tea at Taunton

Somerset 230 & 26-1 (8 overs), Warwickshire 413

Somerset survive the first eight overs intact. 34 still to come in the final session. If it goes that far.

Tea scores round-up

Division One

Yorkshire 448-8 dec & 109-1 v Lancashire 432

Yorkshire lead by 125 runs

Surrey 313 & 339 v Middlesex 411 & 13-1

Middlesex need another 229 to win

Warwickshire 413 v Somerset 230 & 26-1 (following on)

Warwickshire lead by 153 runs

Division Two

Derbyshire 275 & 98 v Worcestershire 415-9 dec

Worcestershire won by inns & 42 runs

Nottinghamshire 448 v Glamorgan 187 & 383-5

Glamorgan lead by 122 runs

Leicestershire 420 v Kent 462-9 dec

Kent lead by 42 runs

Durham 287 v Sussex 257-2 - day two only

Durham lead by 30 runs

Anxious wait for Cooke

Nottinghamshire 448 v Glamorgan 187 & 383-5 (158 overs)

Nick Webb

BBC Wales Sport

Glamorgan's remarkable rearguard action goes on in Cardiff as Colin Ingram and Chris Cooke complete a second session together to put their side within sight of an unlikely draw.

Ingram's hundred off 294 balls was the slowest Championship century of the season, though Samit Patel nearly bowled him either side of the landmark.

He reached his highest Championship score when he got to 138, while Cooke is 99 not out at tea.

Notts have a second new ball to look forward to two overs after tea, but Glamorgan's lead is 122 so the visitors are running out of time.

Yorkshire tee off at Old Trafford

Yorkshire 448-8 dec & 109-1 (22 overs), Lancashire 432

After the early loss of Adam Lyth, Alex Lees and Peter Handscomb have opened their shoulders, posting the hundred up in the 21st over.

Handscomb hit seven fours in reaching his half-century in 34 balls. He is already on 60, the Australian's second Championship half-century of the season, while Lees, last season's Yorkshire one-day skipper, goes to the tea interval having hit six boundaries in his 37.

Van Zyl makes first Sussex century

Durham 287 v Sussex 254-2 (75.1 overs)

South African Stiaan van Zyl collects a single off Ryan Pringle to post his first Championship hundred for Sussex off 213 balls. He and Luke Wells, who is now on 123, have added 211 in 64 overs since the dismissal of Chris Nash. That was a very long time ago as far as Durham are concerned.

WICKET Gubbins (c Foakes b S Curran) 5

Surrey 313 & 339 v Middlesex 411 & 6-1 (3.3 overs)

Middlesex may be less inclined to go for this target as Nick Gubbins under-edges a catch to the keeper. They need another 236 from 35.3 overs as Stevie Eskinazi joins Nick Compton.

Scare for Somerset

Somerset 230 & 17-1 (4.2 overs), Warwickshire 413

Marcus Trescothick almost holes out on the boundary in Keith Barker's third over.

But Grant Thornton goes over the rope in taking the catch.

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Kent declare at Grace Road

Leicestershire 420 v Kent 462-9 dec (96.1 overs)

James Tredwell's dismissal, bowled by the first ball of the game from Harry Dearden, prompts Kent to declare, with an early tea to be taken. Tredwell made 55 and put on 89 in 15.3 overs for the ninth wicket with Matt Coles, who thumped an unbeaten 56 off 38 balls.

With both teams having earned maximum batting points in a game badly affected by rain on the first two days, a halt will no doubt be called at the earliest opportunity.

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Sussex make most of Onions injury

Durham 287 v Sussex 237-2 (70 overs)

Martin Emmerson

BBC Newcastle

Luke Wells reached his 14th first-class century in 168 balls, with 16 fours, a great return after eight months out with a knee injury. It's his third against Durham as well and they have all been in home games.

He now has 115 and Stiaan Van Zyl 91. Their partnership is worth 194 and has easily beaten Sussex's best third-wicket stand against Durham of 142 in 1997 in Chester-le-Street.

Durham are a bowler down as well with Graham Onions walking off at 11:38am, presumably with another back issue. All we've been told is he is being "assessed", but he is a big miss in the heat of Hove.

WICKET Elgar (c Bell b Singh) 0

Somerset 230 & 1-1 (1.2 overs), Warwickshire 413

Sunny Singh takes a wicket
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Warwickshire open up with pace at one end and spin at the other - and Dean Elgar goes to Sunny Singh's second ball, scooping a catch to mid-wicket.

A maiden Championship wicket for young slow left-armer Singh.

Marcus Trescothick is back in the middle after barely half an hour's rest following his record-breaking 50th first-class century for Somerset.

But, for all his efforts earlier, it was his dismissal that triggered the clatter of wickets as the hosts lost their last five men for 22 runs inside 43 balls, on a pitch that is not really helping the bowlers.

WICKET Footitt (c Compton b Malan) 0

Surrey 313 & 339 v Middlesex 411

Dawid Malan has figures of 2-1 as he brings Surrey's second innings to a close, as Ben Foakes runs out of partners on 67 not out. The reigning champions have a target of 242 from 39 overs for victory - will they go for it?

Somerset collapse against Bears

Warwickshire 413 v Somerset 230 (78.3 overs)

Anthony Gibson

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A curate's egg of a day for Somerset with the joy of Marcus Trescothick breaking Harold Gimblett's record by scoring his 50th century for his county followed by the misery of losing their last five wickets for just 22 runs and being forced to follow on.

They've got 42 overs to survive to save the game, and will need to bat a whole lot better than first time around - Trescothick excepted!

WICKET Meaker (b Malan) 0

Surrey 313 & 331-9 (125 overs) v Middlesex 411

Two wickets in successive overs for Middlesex as Toby Roland-Jones has Gareth Batty lbw for six and Dawid Malan's leg-spin accounts for Stuart Meaker. It was quite an over for Malan, who had Meaker dropped at silly point, then at short leg with his two previous deliveries, before finally getting his man.

Just one to get for the reigning champions, but Surrey are 233 ahead with Ben Foakes 59 not out and only 43 overs left in the day. Do Middlesex have time left to get the job done?

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Worcestershire 415-9 dec v Derbyshire 275 & 98 (29.4 overs)

Game over at Derby where Tony Palladino holes out off Australia spinner Nathan Lyon as Worcestershire make it three wins out of three in Division Two. It's also a maximum 24 points for the visitors, while Derbyshire director of cricket Kim Barnett may have questions about a sorry second-innings batting effort.

Worcestershire skipper Joe Leach takes 5-32 for match figures of 9-82, his third five-for of the 2017 season so far.

Going back to include last season when Steve Rhodes' side finished the summer with two victories, this is actually Worcestershire's fifth successive Championship win.

It is their best start to a Championship season since winning their first three matches (aided by Graeme Hick's famous 405 not out at Taunton), in the title-winning season of 1988 when Rhodes, now the coach, was a player.

No 'demons' for Glamorgan

Nottinghamshire 448 v Glamorgan 187 & 343-5 (145 overs)

Peter Miller

BBC Sport at Cardiff

Glamorgan’s stubborn resistance continues as Colin Ingram and Chris Cooke continue to frustrate Nottinghamshire.

Their partnership has now lasted more than 40 overs and there has not been a single breakthrough for the visitors on this final day. The pitch has very few demons in it, but an odd ball that has passed the bat.

The Glamorgan lead is only 82 runs so Nottinghamshire have a chance of forcing victory, but in the absence of wickets, a draw is beginning to look more likely.

WICKET Lyth (b Kerrigan) 9

Yorkshire 448-8 dec & 24-1 (8.5 overs), Lancashire 432

WICKET C Overton (b Clarke) 8

Warwickshire 413 v Somerset 224-8 (75.2 overs)

Craig Overton is bowled
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Another one down at Taunton as Craig Overton becomes Rikki Clarke's second victim of the innings. He is replaced by brother Jamie with Somerset still 26 short of a second batting point - and still 40 short of avoiding the possibility of following on.