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Summary

  1. Surrey's Mark Stoneman makes a career-best 197 against Essex
  2. No play on day two between Lancashire and Middlesex at Southport
  3. Ryan Sidebottom takes 5-56 and Yorkshire lead Somerset by 105 runs
  4. Glamorgan skipper Jacques Rudolph hits century against Worcestershire
  5. Rob Newton scores 108 for Northants in home game against Derbyshire

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By Paul Grunill and Josh Hunt

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Signing off

After the bowlers largely held sway on Friday, batsmen got a bit of their own back with Ryan ten Doeschate, Sam Northeast, Rob Newton and Jacques Rudolph posting centuries, and Surrey's Mark Stoneman achieving a career-best 197.

There was disappointment at Southport, where a damp outfield prevented any play between Lancashire and Middlesex, but with 14 wickets falling on day one, everything is still to play for.

The other Division One games between Surrey and Essex, and Somerset and Yorkshire, could go either way, and we'll be keeping you up to date with all the action again on Sunday from 10:30ish.

Please join us then - and thanks for your company today.

Close of play scores

Division One

Middlesex 180 v Lancashire 123-4 (no play on day two)

Yorkshire 202 & 127-2 v Somerset 224

Yorkshire lead by 105 runs

Surrey 399 v Essex 367-7

Surrey lead by 32 runs

Division Two

Durham 448 & 271-6 dec v Kent 236 & 35-0 (day three)

Kent need another 449 runs for victory

Gloucestershire 303 v Nottinghamshire 221-3

Gloucestershire lead by 82 runs

Leicestershire 340 v Sussex 276-9

Leicestershire lead by 64 runs

Northamptonshire 218 & 247-4 v Derbyshire 176

Northamptonshire lead by 289 runs

Worcestershire 267 & 34-1 v Glamorgan 381

Glamorgan lead by 80 runs

Ten Doeschate survives to stumps

Surrey 399 v Essex 367-7 (86 overs)

Surrey take the new ball with two overs remaining at Guildford, but it does not bring them reward as Ryan ten Doeschate and Neil Wagner see it through to stumps, with Essex only 32 runs behind.

Skipper ten Doeschate ends the day on 120 not out, facing 144 balls and hitting a six and 18 fours, and his stand with Wagner (20*), who hits the final ball of the day for four, has so far added 41 to the total.

Extra batting point for Essex

Surrey 399 v Essex 357-7 (82 overs)

Essex earn their fourth batting bonus point as Neil Wagner finds the boundary twice in the same Ravi Rampaul over. Four to go at Guildford and the visitors now have a chance to do what Surrey didn't quite manage and collect all five available to them.

Essex push towards Surrey total

Surrey 399 v Essex 340-7 (77 overs)

There are still nine over to go at Guildford where Ryan ten Doeschate celebrates his century for Essex with two successive fours off Mark Footitt, who has taken three wickets but conceded 82 runs so far. Surrey would love to polish off the visitors before stumps, and will have the new ball available shortly for a final crack at it.

Philander leads Sussex resistance

Leicestershire 340 v Sussex 276-9 (80.4 overs)

Adrian Harms

Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

The Sussex lower order are seeing their side to a respectable total at Grace Road

Vernon Philander (69*) has scored his second half century for the county and together with Danny Briggs (23*) has compiled the largest partnership of the innings, so far worth 75.

The Leicestershire attack was starting to look a little tired and with bad light ending play early, they have been frustrated in their attempt to wrap up the Sussex innings before the close.

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Grace Road

Ten Doeschate leads by example

Surrey 399 v Essex 327-7 (75.1 overs)

Essex skipper Ryan ten Doeschate's first Championship hundred of the summer arrives with a single off Stuart Meaker. It has taken him 120 balls and featured a six and 16 fours. With his side facing a big Surrey total, he has given his side a chance of at least matching it on the third day.

Ryan ten Doeschate and Neil Wagner
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WICKET Harmer (c Foakes b Footitt) 20

Surrey 399 v Essex 326-7 (74.5 overs)

The Footitt-Foakes combination pays off for the third time for Surrey as Simon Harmer is caught behind after a stand of 47 with Essex skipper Ryan ten Doeschate, who needs one more run for his century. Neil Wagner is the new batsman, with the visitors 73 runs behind.

Umpires end play at Taunton

Yorkshire 202 & 127-2 (43 overs) v Somerset 224

Umpires Neil Bainton and David Millns decide the final six overs will not be possible at Taunton because of the light, so Yorkshire end day two 105 ahead with eight wickets standing.

After only 22 runs separated the two sides on first innings, this is effectively now a one-innings game, and there could be an exciting finish ahead if the weather stays good.

Kent face survival struggle

Durham 448 & 271-6 dec v Kent 236 & 35-0 (10 overs)

First job done for Kent who reach stumps unscatched after a tricky 10-over mini-session following Durham's declaration.

Daniel Bell-Drummond is 17 not out, with Sean Dickson on 16, but a target of 484 is surely well out of reach for the home side on the final day at Canterbury.

After home skipper Sam Northeast's unbeaten 109 in the morning, Graham Clark (83) and Paul Collingwood (51*) were the main contributors as Durham pressed on to a huge lead which they hope has provided a platform for a first Championship victory of the summer.

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Northants hold big lead at close

Northamptonshire 218 & 247-4 (83 overs) v Derbyshire 176

Northamptonshire are firmly in control of their game with Derbyshire at close of play on the second day, despite losing two late wickets.

The hosts lead by 289 heading into the third day, with Ben Duckett and nightwatchman Nathan Buck at the crease.

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Notts on top at stumps

Gloucestershire 303 v Nottinghamshire 221-3 (82 overs)

Samit Patel
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A terrific day for Nottinghamshire comes to an end at Bristol.

Gloucestershire could add only 47 to their overnight 256-7, before Notts dominated proceedings with the bat.

Che Pujara threw his wicket away right at the end for 67, advancing to swat away a Jack Taylor delivery and holing out to extra cover as a result.

Pujara was furious with himself, but with Samit Patel unbeaten on 78 and the hosts' lead down to 82, the visitors will still be feeling pretty content.

WICKET Wakely (c Smit b Palladino) 79

Northamptonshire 218 & 244-4 (80.2 overs) v Derbyshire 176

Tony Palladino has his second wicket of the innings, and it's a big one for Derbyshire.

Alex Wakely goes for 79, edging the seamer behind to keeper Daryn Smit.

The hosts' lead at Northampton is 286, with three overs left to be bowled today.

Nathan Buck comes out as a nightwatchman, only to see Rob Keogh get out at the other end for five two balls later.

Philander reaches 50 for Sussex

Leicestershire 340 v Sussex 250-9 (72 overs)

Sussex's last-wicket resistance continues at Leicester, and Vernon Philander has just brought up his half-century with a boundary off spinner Colin Ackermann.

The South Africa international's stand with last batsman Danny Briggs is worth 49 runs, a partnership which has earned their side a second batting bonus point.

Light halts play at Taunton

Yorkshire 202 & 127-2 (43 overs) v Somerset 224

Is that it for the day at Taunton? The umpires take the players off with six overs remaining as the light closes in. Peter Handscomb is 57 not out for Yorkshire, who lead by 105, with skipper Gary Ballance on 15. Handscomb has struck 11 fours so far and if he can convert his fine start into a big score on day three, then Yorkshire will fancy their chances of forcing a win.

BBC Somerset's Anthony Gibson: "He may have the ungainliest of stances, but Handscomb is as Handscomb does, and Peter of that ilk was turning this match in Yorkshire's favour with an unbeaten 57 as the sides went off six overs early for bad light."

Glamorgan on top at New Road

Worcestershire 267 & 34-1 ( 8 overs) v Glamorgan

Bad light ends play slightly early at New Road with Worcestershire 80 runs in arrears after an excellent second-day batting performance by Glamorgan.

Having been 58-6 at one stage, the Welsh county added another 313 for their last four wickets thanks to Jacques Rudolph's 111 and half-centuries by Chris Cooke, Andrew Salter and Lukas Carey.

Brett D'Oliveira is 12 not out for Worcestershire, with Tom Fell on four, and they need to avoid early damage on the third morning as Glamorgan press for a fourth win in five games in all competitions.

Handscomb on form for Yorkshire

Yorkshire 202 & 123-2 (42 overs) v Somerset 224

As Australia fight to stay in the Champions Trophy, Peter Handscomb reaches fifty at Taunton with a boundary off spinner Jack Leach. Surplus to requirements he may be in limited-overs international cricket, but he has proved a handy acquisition for Yorkshire and is close to 400 runs for the season so far. the lead has now reached three figures.

Dickson fit to open for Kent

Durham 448 & 271-6 dec v Kent 236 & 3-0 (2 overs)

Looks like the blow Sean Dickson took while fielding (see 15:40 entry) wasn't too bad as he's out there to open the batting for Kent, who face a fight for survival at Canterbury after being set 484 to win by Durham.

WICKET Foster (c Foakes b Footitt) 12

Surrey 399 v Essex 279-6 (65 overs)

Surrey are gradually working their way through the Essex batting line-up and there is Mark Footitt's second wicket of the day as a thin edge by James Foster is taken by Ben Foakes. The visitors are 120 behind, but skipper Ryan ten Doeschate is still there on 73 not out as Simon Harmer joins him.

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Kent unbeaten record under threat

Durham 488 & 271-6 dec v Kent 236

Matt Cole

Sports Editor, BBC Radio Kent

Durham have set Kent a theoretical 484 to win at Canterbury with 10 overs left of day three.

Once again, it has been the visitors’ day as Graham Clark racked up a first-class career best of 83, and Paul Collingwood’s eight half century in nine matches piled on the misery for the Kent bowlers and fielders.

The declaration may seem a conservative one, but Kent will be physically and mentally weary as they try and protect their unbeaten record in the Championship.

If Durham bowl with the vigour and skill they did in Kent’s first innings, they should wrap up their first victory of the campaign.

Scoring hard work at Northampton

Northamptonshire 218 & 236-2 (72 overs) v Derbyshire 176

Alex Winter

BBC Radio Northampton sport

We've had the Northampton Carnival bounce it's way past the ground this afternoon - adding some rhythm to an otherwise calm day.

Northants are just grinding out the runs on a slow wicket against the older ball - scoring isn't particularly easy and the boundaries of yesterday and before lunch today have completely dried up.

Rob Newton worked his way to a first century of the season in the County Championship - but taking 123 balls and scoring just two fours between 50 and 100 tells you all you need to know about batting on this wicket.

But Northants have time on their hands and will look to push the lead up towards 450 probably and then have a day and a half to bowl Derbyshire out.

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Worcestershire lose first wicket

Worcestershire 267 & 34-1 (7 overs) v Glamorgan 381

Sometimes, it just isn't your day.

Having seen Glamorgan recover from 76-6 to earn a 114-run first innings lead, Worcestershire quickly lose their first wicket of their second innings.

Daryl Mitchell is the man to go, caught at first slip off seamer Michael Hogan.

Sussex avoid follow-on

Leicestershire 340 v Sussex 236-9 (64.2 overs)

Adrian Harms

Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

It's debatable whether Leicestershire would have enforced the follow-on, but the Sussex tail have ensured there is no decision to be made for the home side by passing the 190 needed.

Vernon Philander - playing his last game for Sussex before teaming up with South Africa's squad for the Test series against England - is showing his worth as a batsman and is well on his way to a second half- century of the season.

Colly declares after half-century

Durham 488 & 271-6 dec (70 overs) v Kent 236

Paul Collingwood
Rex Features

Durham skipper Paul Collingwood reaches a 49-ball fifty with a single off Joe Denly at Canterbury. It's been a typically efficient, busy innings by the former England all-rounder and he finally calls a halt with his side 483 in front.

Kent will have 10 overs or so to face this evening and a full day tomorrow to try and save the game. Should Durham win, they will finally be in + figures after starting the season on -48.

WICKET Lees (b C Overton) 38

Yorkshire 202 & 93-2 (33 overs) v Somerset 224

Paceman Craig Overton uproots Alex Lees' middle stump with an angled delivery as Yorkshire lose their second wicket at Taunton. Their lead is 71 as captain Gary Ballance comes out to partner Peter Handscomb. With 15 overs remaining, this will be an important passage of play in a game which could go either way.

WICKET Newton (lbw b Palladino) 108

Northamptonshire 218 & 223-2 (65.4 overs) v Derbyshire 176

Rob Newton
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Derbyshire get their long-awaited second wicket against Northamptonshire, as Rob Newton falls lbw to Tony Palladino for 108.

It may well be a case of too little, too late, as the hosts' lead is already up to 265, with 17 overs left to be bowled on the second day.

WICKET Bopara (b Meaker) 64

Surrey 399 v Essex 254-5 (60 overs)

Ryan ten Doeschate pulls a short one from Ravi Rampaul for six to ensure Essex will not have to follow on but loses partner Ravi Bopara to an error of judgement in the next over as he plays no stroke and is leg-before. Bopara hit two sixes and nine fours in his 90-ball knock and their partnership was worth 120.

Yorkshire build lead at Taunton

Yorkshire 202 & 89-1 (31 overs) v Somerset 224

Alex Lees and Peter Handscomb are content to accumulate for Yorkshire, who are 67 ahead with nine wickets still standing, adding 54 so far in 15 overs. Lees has 37, Handscomb 35 and Somerset are operating with spin at one end, seam from the other.

Durham lose another wicket

Durham 448 & 230-5 (63 overs) v Kent 236

Durham wickets are falling at a pretty swift pace, but it's unlikely to change the result, with their lead over Kent up to 442.

Ryan Pringle is the latest batsman out, stumped off part-time spinner Joe Denly for eight.

A draw or Durham win are still the only realistic results heading into Sunday's final day though.

Salter and Carey lead 'remarkable' fight

Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 381 (101.5 overs)

Nick Webb

BBC Wales Sport

Glamorgan's lower order completed a remarkable transformation as Andrew Salter (80*) and Lukas Carey (54) both posted career-best performances.

Josh Tongue finished with six wickets and Joe Leach four with both batting and bowling figures completely lopsided.

Glamorgan had recovered from 58 for six after Tongue's five-wicket burst on the first evening, with Salter and Carey both hitting hard either side of tea.

Newton completes century for Northants

Northamptonshire 218 & 214-1 (62.5 overs) v Derbyshire 176

Having taken extended scrutiny of the 90s, Northants opener Rob Newton reaches his 12th first-class century by pulling away a short ball from spinner Jeevan Mendis.

It's only the second Championship century for Northants this season, but the pick of the players has been Rob Newton, who was awarded his county cap before the start of play yesterday."

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Essex pair hit fifties

Surrey 399 v Essex 232-4 (56.4 overs)

Ryan ten Doeschate and Ravi Bopara
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Ryan ten Doeschate wins the race to 50 between the two Essex batsmen, collecting four runs off Gareth Batty to get there from 73 balls. Bopara takes one more to bring up his half-century with a boundary off Ravi Rampaul. They have added 94 in 23 overs so far and will soon erase the possibility of their side having to follow on.

Worcs take final Glamorgan wicket

Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 381 (101.5 overs)

Joe Leach bowls Michael Hogan for his fourth wicket of the innings, and Glamorgan are finally all out for 381, a lead of 114.

The visitors just miss out on maximum batting bonus points, but having been 76-6 at the start of the day, they'll be thrilled with their final total.

WICKET Clark (b Yasir) 83

Durham 448 & 213-4 (60 overs) v Kent 236

Graham Clark smashes Yasir Shah over the ropes for six, but the Pakistan leg-spinner gets his revenge with the very next ball, bowling the Durham batsman for a career-best 83.

Winless Durham's lead is up to 425 - surely the declaration can't be too far away?

Patel reaches 50 for Notts

Gloucestershire 303 v Nottinghamshire 152-2 (60.5 overs)

Nottinghamshire are still progressing nicely in reply to Gloucestershire's 303, and they're now over halfway towards their opponents' total.

Samit Patel has just reached his half-century, taking his personal tally to 52 from 121 balls with three runs off spinner Graeme van Buuren.

Che Pujara, his partner at the crease, has made a patient 26 from 92 deliveries.

Worcs take crucial wicket

Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 359-9 (99 overs)

Glamorgan's ninth wicket stand finally comes to an end, as Lukas Carey is caught off the bowling of Josh Tongue, who now has figures of 6-82.

Carey put on 124 alongside Andrew Salter, who now has the tough task of putting on at least 41 more runs for the final wicket to secure the final batting bonus point.

Wakely reaches half-century

Northamptonshire 218 & 192-1 (56 overs) v Derbyshire 176

Alex Wakely takes a single off spinner Jeevan Mendis to reach 50 off 100 balls and then brings up a century partnership with Rob Newton by striking Conor McKerr to the boundary. Newton is only eight short of a hundred and Northants are in control of this game.

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Fourth bonus point for Glamorgan

Worcestershire 267 v Glamorgan 350-8 (96 overs)

Andrew Salter earns Glamorgan a fourth batting bonus point in style, smashing Josh Tongue over the ropes for six.

There's still 14 overs left them to try to reach 400 and secure maximum bonus points.

WICKET Steel (c Yasir b Coles) 43

Durham 448 & 166-3 (58 overs) v Kent 236

Kent check Durham's march towards a 400+ lead as Matt Coles removes Cameron Steel, who surrenders his wicket with a top-edged hook shot. Skipper Paul Collingwood is the new batsman, with Graham Clark going well on 60 at the other end.

Matt Coles
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Handscomb off the mark

Yorkshire 202 & 43-1 (20 overs) v Somerset 224

While his compatriots tangle with England at Edgbaston, Australia's Peter Handscomb negotiates 14 dot balls before opening his second-innings account for Yorkshire with a boundary off Dom Bess. The lead is 21 as Tom Abell rotates his bowlers in search of a second breakthrough.