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Summary

  1. Day two in the County Championship
  2. Top-tier leaders Essex host Surrey
  3. Surrey's superb Sangakkara hits 200
  4. Cook out for 36 in Essex's reply
  5. Somerset all out for 197 against Hants
  6. Full set of Division Two fixtures
  7. All on day two except Derbys v Leics (day three)
  8. Mitchell hits 161 for Worcestershire

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By Tom Garry

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So, Saturday's country cricket comes to an end.

In Division One, Somerset trail Hampshire by 219 runs with 10 wickets left in the second innings, while Essex are 154 runs behind Surrey in their first innings.

You can find all the overnight scores here.

And do check the BBC cricket pages for all the match reports here.

Meanwhile, the drama of England and South Africa's second ODI continues here, with text and radio commentary.

See you again tomorrow. Good bye.

Stumps at Swansea - day two ends

Glamorgan 225-6 (59.0 overs) v Durham 342

Now 117 runs behind, after a rain-affected day, Glamorgan reach the close on 225-6, with Chris Cooke going very well on 63.

Kent in complete control

Stumps: Kent 369 & 116-0 (35.0 overs) v Sussex 164

Adrian Harms

Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

As good a day as this has been for Kent, it's been very poor from Sussex.

The tone was set in the first over of the day when Adam Rouse hit three fours as Kent added 53 in quick time to reach 369.

Sussex lost Chris Nash to the second ball of the innings and they never recovered, Darren Stevens ripping the innings apart, taking 5-40, helped by some indifferent batting.

Kent then showed there are no demons in the pitch adding 116 without loss, and the Sussex fielders tropped off knowing this had been a particularly bad day at the office.

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Kent openers Daniel Bell Drummond and Sean Dickson at close of play

Close of play at Trent Bridge

Gloucestershire 149 & 37-1 (10.3 overs) (f/o) v Nottinghamshire 430-9d

Trailing by 244 runs with nine wickets left, Gloucestershire's second innings is halted by bad light.

They'll resume in the morning battling to avoid a seemingly-probable defeat.

Stumps at Wantage Road

Northamptonshire 238 & 53-2 (18.0 overs) v Worcestershire 434

Trailing by 143 runs, with eight wickets left, Northamptonshire will resume tomorrow with Ben Duckett on 25 and Nathan Buck on six.

Stumps at Taunton - day two ends

Somerset 197 & 39-0 (10.0 overs) v Hampshire 162 & 293

Somerset safely reach the close with their openers' second-innings wickets still intact.

They require another 220 runs to win tomorrow - it should be some conclusion at Taunton!

Stumps at Derby - day three ends

Derbyshire 532-8 (141.0 overs) v Leicestershire 619

Derbyshire have batted all day and they avoided the follow on.

A draw at some stage tomorrow looks likely in this one.

Somerset need another 223 to win

Somerset 197 & 36-0 (8.0 overs) v Hampshire 162 & 293

With two overs remaining this evening, Somerset at 36 without loss as Marcus Trescothick and Dean Elgar look to see out the day in the middle.

Stumps at Tunbridge Wells

Kent 369 & 116-0 (35.0 overs) v Sussex 164

For dominant Kent, day two ends with them enjoying a 321-run lead over Sussex.

Kent will presumably declare at some stage tomorrow.

Saturday's play edging towards a close

We are approaching stumps at most of the rest of the grounds, except for at Trent Bridge, where at least another 15 overs remain this evening, following some rain interruptions earlier.

Stumps at Chelmsford - day two ends

Essex 215-3 (80.0 overs) v Surrey 369

That's the close of play on day two at Chelmsford and Division One leaders Essex trail by 154 runs with seven wickets in hand in the first innings.

Dan Lawrence (78*) and Ravi Bopara (33*) have built a very reasonable 89-run fourth-wicket partnership for the hosts so far.

Surrey have been economical in the field today, but not necessarily clinical.

Somerset's reply begins

Somerset 197 & 12-0 (1.5 overs) v Hampshire 162 & 293

Somerset openers Marcus Trescothick and Dean Elgar get their second innings under way.

Trescothick hits three consecutive fours to get the hosts off the mark in the second over.

Hants all out - WICKET: Crane (c J Overton b Bess) 29

Hampshire 162 & 293 (67.3 overs) v Somerset 197

Dominic Bess gets his seventh wicket of the innings and that's Hampshire's batting done and dusted for this match.

With at least 10 overs remaining tonight plus a further two days, Somerset need 259 to win.

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Derbyshire 493-7 (128.5 overs) v Leicestershire 619

Lizzy Ammon

BBC Test Match Special

Gary Wilson has helped Derbyshire avoid the follow-on. The home side required 470 to make Leicestershire bat again.

Earlier captain Billy Godleman made a magnificent 141 before being bowled by Zak Chappell.

There was a little flurry of wickets after the new ball was taken but Wilson (85*) has steered Derbyshire towards saving the game.

Wickets have been hard to come by throughout the match and it's likely now that this one is heading for a draw.

Bell-Drummond adds to Kent's lead

Kent 369 & 93-0 (24.2 overs) v Sussex 164

Adrian Harms

Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

Kent are stepping on the accelerator with Daniel Bell-Drummond racing to his first half century in Championship cricket this season

Much talk around the ground about the decision not to enforce the follow on, with the weather forecast tomorrow predicting rain from mid-afternoon

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Worcestershire with big lead

Worcestershire 434 v Northamptonshire 238

Alex Winter

BBC Radio Northampton sport

Worcestershire are well on course for a fourth-straight County Championship win here.

A lead of 196 and now 18 overs to throw everything at Northants before the close on day two.

Daryl Mitchell set the situation up with a near six-hour effort and, just when it looked like Northants had restored some pride with quick second new-ball wickets, Joe Leach and Jack Shantry smashed a fifty stand in just 37 balls for the ninth wicket.

I think being reverse-swept by Jack Shantry is a sign that the day isn't going your way.

Gloucestershire all out for 149

Gloucestershire 149 (44.1 overs) v Nottinghamshire 430-9d

The visitors' first innings ends with them managing just 149 at Trent Bridge.

Stuart Broad gets his third wicket for Notts today.

The follow-on is being enforced...

50 for Essex's Lawrence

Essex 181-3 (67.0 overs) v Surrey 369

Dan Lawrence's half-century is giving Essex some reason to be positive.

They trail by 188 runs, still with seven wickets remaining.

Lawrence is up to 53 alongside Ravi Bopara (24).

Hampshire still going

Hampshire 162 & 270-9 (90.0 overs) v Somerset 197

With just one run from the past four overs, the runs are drying up for Hampshire, but they're still out there batting, and that'll frustrate Somerset, who were so good in the field between Lunch and Tea.

The visitors' lead is 235.

Division Two update

Kent 369 & 59-0 (15.1 overs) v Sussex 164

Kent's second innings has begun in solid fashion - they're 59 without loss and Daniel Bell-Drummond has 46 from 50 balls.

They lead by 264 runs.

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WICKET: Abbott (c Davies b J Overton) 33

Hampshire 162 & 257-9 (54.3 overs) v Somerset 197

Hampshire are nine down at Taunton now. Somerset are edging closer and closer to getting the chance to bat this evening.

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So many dot balls...

Essex 160-3 (59.2 overs) v Surrey 369

Essex are finding it hard to score many runs at all against this disciplined Surrey attack.

Wickets haven't exactly tumbled, but Essex are still 209 runs behind.

Tea at Swansea

Glamorgan 112-4 (26.0 overs) v Durham 342

Peter Miller

BBC Sport at Cardiff

We have reached tea in Swansea after the entire morning session was washed out. With Durham having been bowled out at the close last night, Glamorgan began their first innings at 14:30 BST and got off to a quick start thanks to a frenetic innings from former captain, Jacques Rudolph, who made 31 from 15 balls before he edged Chris Rushwood to Paul Collingwood at second slip.

There was a recovery of sorts after Glamorgan had lost both of their openers when Will Bragg and Colin Ingram put on 37 for the third wicket, before both men fell in quick succession.

Aneurin Donald and David Lloyd are at the crease and they will need to both make sizeable contributions if Glamorgan are going to get anywhere close to parity on first innings.

WICKET: Ervine (c Bess b J Overton) 27

Hampshire 162 & 246-8 (50.4 overs) v Somerset 197

Hampshire lose their eighth wicket! Somerset will want the next two as quickly as possible.

The visitors lead by 211 and counting...

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Essex 147-3 (53.3 overs) v Surrey 369

Essex continue to add runs slowly, trailing by 222 now. Dan Lawrence has 31.

Surrey will be content as things stand overall.

Disciplined session from Surrey bowlers

Essex 135-3 (49.1 overs) v Surrey 369

Mark Church

BBC Radio London commentator

Before Tea, Surrey's bowlers made life very hard for the Essex batsmen in the afternoon session.

Tom Curran trapped Alastair Cook in the second over after lunch for 36 and runs were at a premium.

Tom Westley was caught behind off Sam Curran for 16 and Amar Virdi bowled with great control on his Surrey debut. And Nick Browne, who had battled to 52, pulled Meaker to Tom Curran to finish off an excellent couple of hours for the visitors.

Kent decide not to enforce the follow on

Sussex 164 all out v Kent 369

Adrian Harms

Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

Despite an indifferent weather forecast tomorrow, Kent have surprisingly decided not to enforce the follow on despite leading by 205.

Sussex were skittled out for just 164 on a good batting pitch with the evergreen Darren Stevens taking five wickets and Justin Harris three, although Sussex didn't help their own cause with some indifferent shots.

Kent will now be looking for quick runs in the 35 overs after tea to set up a declaration sometime tomorrow and allow enough time to bowl Sussex for a second time.

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Darren Stevens leads of Kent after his 5-40

In the balance?

Tea: Hampshire 162 & 229-7 (48.0 overs) v Somerset 197

Anthony Gibson

BBC Somerset

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Tea at Taunton

Hampshire 162 & 229-7 (48.0 overs) v Somerset 197

They break for Tea at Taunton now too, with Hampshire 194 runs ahead with three wickets remaining.

That session belonged to Dominic Bess, who has figures of 6-89.

Tea at Chelmsford

Essex 127-3 (48.0 overs) v Surrey 369

After a a superb, economical session in the field for Surrey, they pause for Tea at Chelmsford, where Essex trail by 242 runs with seven wickets remaining.

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WICKET: Browne (c T Curran b Meaker) 52

Essex 126-3 (46.6. overs) v Surrey 369

Two balls after passes the 50 mark, Essex opener Nick Browne is gone, caught off Stuart Meaker.

WICKET: Berg (b Bess) 49

Hampshire 162 & 206-7 (43.2 overs) v Somerset 197

Just shy of a 25th first-class 50, Gareth Berg is out and - yet again - it's Dominic Bess celebrating, for the sixth time since lunch.

Latest at Wantage Road

Worcestershire 321-5 (89.4 overs) v Northamptonshire 238

Alex Winter

BBC Radio Northampton sport

Daryl Mitchell (now out for 161) only made two centuries in the whole of the County Championship last summer but has taken only four games to match that mark this season.

He likes batting against Northants, having made two centuries against them at New Road last term.

His partnership of 169 with Tom Kholer-Cadmore featured few memorable moments but it's attritional nature nullified Northants' hopes of a comeback this morning and has put Worcestershire in a position to build a huge lead. Taking maximum batting points is still a possibility too.

Northants have a second new ball and need a flurry of wickets to have any chance to keeping a toe-hold on the game.

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200 up for Hampshire

Hampshire 162 & 200-6 (41.5 overs) v Somerset 197

The visitors have managed to do in their second innings what neither side managed in their first innings at Taunton - score 200 runs.

Division Two update

Worcestershire 312-4 (87.0 overs) v Northamptonshire 238

Hats off to Daryl Mitchell, who is on 156 for Worcestershire, from 238 balls.

He's helped the visitors into a lead of 74 runs, with six wickets in hand.

Berg stabilising Hampshire

Hampshire 162 & 182-6 (38.0 overs) v Somerset 197

After six Hampshire wickets fell for just 56 runs, Gareth Berg is stabilising things for the visitors somewhat, thanks to a quick 40 from 28 balls.

He's hit seven boundaries, including two sixes.

Bad light and rain stops play

Gloucestershire 88-5 (24.0 overs) v Nottinghamshire 430-9d

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

A combination of rain and bad light has forced the players from the field at Trent Bridge.

Gloucestershire 88-5, still 342 behind, with Phil Mustard 21* and Jack Taylor 16* still there.

Meanwhile, in the ODI...

England v South Africa, second ODI, Southampton

In today's one-day international, England have posted 330-6 from their 50 overs.

South Africa need 331 to stay in the series.

You can follow live text and radio commentary of that game from the BBC by clicking here.

Stevens in the wickets again!

Sussex 127-7 (38.3 overs) v Kent 369

Adrian Harms

Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

Kent's 41-year-old Darren Stevens has bowled unchanged for 17 overs and ripped the heart out of the Sussex innings on a blameless Tunbridge Wells pitch, taking 5-40.

Stevens has used all his experience and guile, bowling an impeccable line and length, to record his fourth five-wicket haul of the season.

The big question with showers forecast tomorrow is whether, if they get the chance, Kent will enforce the follow on.

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Beautiful day at Tunbridge Wells