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Summary

  1. Lancashire's Liam Livingstone 215* at stumps against Warwickshire
  2. Essex lead Somerset by 112 when rain ends play early at Chelmsford
  3. Riki Wessels scores 77-ball hundred as Notts lead Northants by 389 runs
  4. Durham lead Derbyshire by 316 on first innings after Paul Collingwood's 177
  5. Jack Taylor makes century for Gloucestershire against Worcestershire

Live Reporting

By Felix Keith and Paul Grunill

All times stated are UK

Signing off

Liam Livingstone
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That's all on day two of our eight County Championship matches.

Despite one or two slightly early finishes, we've enjoyed a good day, with Liam Livingstone undoubtedly the star performer, hitting a maiden double century for Lancashire.

Paul Collingwood, Jack Taylor and Riki Wessels also shone with the bat, while there was plenty of intrigue at Chelmsford and The Oval.

You can read all of our reports here. Have a nice evening and please join us again tomorrow for day three.

Close of play scores

Division One

Essex 159 & 117-3 v Somerset 164

Essex lead by 112 runs

Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 484-6

Lancashire lead by 284 runs

Middlesex 247 & 15-0 v Surrey 280

Surrey lead by 18 runs

Division Two

Durham 480-9 dec v Derbyshire 164

Durham lead by 316 runs

Glamorgan 294 & 126-6 v Sussex 268

Glamorgan lead by 152 runs

Leicestershire 350 v Kent 313-9

Leicestershire lead by 37 runs

Nottinghamshire 213 & 317-8 v Northamptonshire 141

Notts lead by 389 runs

Worcestershire 363 & 10-0 v Gloucestershire 258

Worcestershire lead by 115 runs

Kent hang on at Canterbury

Leicestershire 350 v Kent 313-9 (88 overs)

Kent enjoy the best of the final session at Canterbury to close just 37 in arrears after being in trouble on 193-6 against Leicestershire earlier in the day.

Skipper Sam Northeast will be disappointed to have got out for 97, but his was the main contribution for the home side, who have Imran Qayyum (22*) and Adam Milne (20*) not out overnight. Former Kent man Neil Dexter claimed 5-76 for the visitors.

Pears on top at New Road

Worcestershire 363 & 10-0 (5 overs) v Gloucestershire 258

Worcestershire openers Daryl Mitchell and Brett D'Oliveira see out the final five overs of play as they reach stumps with a 115-run lead over neighbours Gloucestershire at New Road.

Jack Taylor's unbeaten 101 off 143 balls was the feature of the Gloucestershire innings, but Ed Barnard claimed 4-23, well supported by Ravichandran Ashwin (3-94), to restrict them to two batting points.

Close of play at Trent Bridge

Notts 213 & 317-8 (64 overs) v Northants 141

The umpires have called it a day at Trent Bridge, where there was no play after tea. Riki Wessels will begin tomorrow 107 not out, with Notts 389 runs ahead.

'Taylor likes Worcestershire'

Worcestershire 363 v Gloucestershire 258

Bob Hunt

BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Amongst the hurly burly of the test, a great stat from New Road .

Jack Taylor has just reached his fourth successive century in four successive innings against Worcestershire.

Add to that three more against them for the seconds and you get the feeling he likes playing his northern neighbours.

WICKET Podmore (c Collingwood b Rushworth) 5

Durham 480-9 dec v Derbyshire 164 (64.3 overs)

You can't keep Paul Collingwood out of this game, and following his 177 earlier in the day, he takes the catch to bring Derbyshire's first innings to an end. The visitors trail by 316 at the Riverside, and Collingwood's overnight decision about the declaration is surely a formality.

Gloucestershire all out for 258

Worcestershire 363 v Gloucestershire 258

Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed Craig Miles and Ed Barnard did for Liam Norwell to wrap up Gloucestershire's innings at New Road.

Ashwin finishes his first Championship bowling spell with 3-94, while Barnard posts outstanding career-best figures of 4-23. Worcestershire have a lead of 105 runs.

Livingstone's day to remember

Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 484-6 (122 overs)

Liam Livingstone
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Umpires Russell Evans and David Millns decide no further play is possible at Old Trafford where Lancashire lead Warwickshire by 284 following a superlative double century by Liam Livingstone. His unbeaten 215 has come off 318 deliveries and included three sixes and 25 fours.

The numbers speak for themselves - and Lancashire scored 372 in the day, having resumed on 112-3.

Middlesex openers survive

Middlesex 247 & 15-0 (6 overs) v Surrey 280

Nine overs still to go at The Oval as Middlesex's openers retreat to the dressing room after the umpires decide the light is no longer good enough for play to continue, and that'll be it for the day.

Sam Robson has nine and Nick Compton has six and the reigning champions have done well to haul themselves back into the game after Jason Roy (79) and Ben Foakes (73) appeared to be guiding Surrey towards a sizeable first-innings lead. Just 18 more needed by Middlesex to clear the deficit.

Trent Bridge pitch inspection at 6.15pm

Notts 213 & 317-8 (64 overs) v Northants 141

They will try one last time at Trent Bridge. The umpires will check the light and the pitch at 6.15pm in hope of getting out again.

for Jack Taylor

Worcestershire 363 v Gloucestershire 255-8 (74.3 overs)

Well batted Jack Taylor. That's a hugely important knock for Gloucestershire.

He's reached the landmark from 140 balls with 12 fours and has limited the first-innings deficit.

Game in the balance at Colwyn Bay

Glamorgan 294 & 126-6 (42 overs) v Sussex 268

Craig Meschede (19*) and Tom Cullen (11*) play out the final seven and a bit overs as Glamorgan end day two with a 152-run lead against Sussex, but with only four wickets standing.

These two produced a major partnership in the Welsh county's first innings and Sussex will want to knock them over early on the third morning to leave themselves a moderate run-chase. Ollie Robinson has taken 3-29 and has seven wickets in the match so far.

WICKET Northeast (lbw Dexter) 97

Leicestershire 350 v Kent 277-8 (75.5 overs)

Many names have been bandied about in connection with England and Sam Northeast is another of them, so he'll be very disappointed to miss out on a century at the St Lawrence Ground. Neil Dexter picks up his fourth victim of the innings for Leicestershire, with the home skipper departing after facing 170 balls and hitting 11 fours.

Light halts play at Old Trafford

Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 484-6 (122 overs)

If Lancashire were contemplating a late declaration, the overhead conditions may have foiled them as the umpires take the players off with seven overs remaining. Liam Livingstone is 215 not out, with Ryan McLaren on 13, and the home side's lead is a commanding 284.

Game off at Chelmsford

Essex 159 & 117-3 (52.3 overs) v Somerset 164

I'm afraid that there will be no more play at Chelmsford between Essex and Somerset as the umpires have called it a day.

Nick Browne (66 not out) and Adam Wheater (36 not out) will begin batting again tomorrow morning with a lead of 112 runs.

Substitute fielder Mason Crane's fantastic catch dismisses West Indies' Roston Chase on the final day of the second Test.

Onions bags his 600th wicket

Durham 480-9d v Derbyshire 146-9 (59 overs)

Graham Onions (4-42) has reached a significant landmark, dismissing Hardus Viljoen to reach 600 first-class wickets in his career.

Durham are all over Derbyshire at the Riverside, too. The visitors are 334 runs behind with just Imran Tahir and Harry Podmore left at the crease.

WICKET Buttler (c Sibley b Umeed) 49

Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 460-6 (117 overs)

No half-century for Jos Buttler, who holes out in the deep off Andy Umeed. Lancashire won't worry about that, though. They're 260 to the good as Ryan McLaren joins Liam Livingstone.

for Liam Livingstone

Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 454-5 (116.1 overs)

Liam Livingstone
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He brought up his 100 with a six, but Liam Livingstone is content with a single off Andy Umeed as he doubles it from 302 deliveries faced.

The fact that he has single-handedly matched Warwickshire's first-innings total underlines the quality of his innings - and his partnership with Jos Buttler, who is on 48 not out, is now worth 78. Will Lancashire consider a declaration before the close?

Covers coming on at Trent Bridge

Notts 213 & 317-8 (64 overs) v Northants 141

WICKET Coles (c Hill b Parkinson) 37

Leicestershire 350 v Kent 242-7 (68 overs)

Matt Coles is gone, caught behind off the bowling of spinner Callum Parkinson. Sam Northeast is still there for Kent, who are looking at a first-innings deficit at Canterbury. The skipper has 78.

Surrey all out in a hurry

Middlesex 247 v Surrey 280 (87.4 overs)

Surrey lose their last four wickets to the new ball for 14 runs at The Oval, where Toby Roland-Jones finishes things off by bowling last man Amar Virdi for one. Figures of 4-66 are a good return for the England man, who will be hoping to reclaim his Test spot for the third Test against West Indies.

WICKET Pope (lbw Murtagh) 25

Middlesex 247 v Surrey 279-9 (86.1 overs)

Two wickets in three balls at The Oval where Toby Roland-Jones has Rikki Clarke caught for one, and Tim Murtagh traps Ollie Pope lbw at the start of the next over. Surrey are 32 ahead and it looks like they'll have to settle for a modest first-innings lead.

WICKET Noema-Barnett (lbw Ashwin) 15

Worcestershire 363 v Gloucestershire 206-7 (61.5 overs)

India's star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin strikes again at New Road as Gloucestershire lose their seventh wicket, and are still 157 in arrears. The Worcestershire debutant now has 2-74 from 25 overs.

Robinson revives Sussex

Glamorgan 294 &100-5 (34 overs) v Sussex 268

Sussex may have trailed on first innings at Colwyn Bay, but their bowlers are doing their best to try and put them on top in this game, especially Ollie Robinson, who has just had Kiran Carlson caught behind and now has 3-29. Glamorgan's lead is 130.

Warwickshire on the ropes

Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 415-5 (106.3 overs)

Liam Livingstone has 180 + to his name, but is content to give Jos Buttler his head as Lancashire bat themselves into a match-winning position in the final session at Old Trafford. One six and four boundaries so far for Buttler and 40 have been added in eight and a half overs.

It won't be long before Warwickshire spinner Jeetan Patel has three figures in the runs conceded column and the Bears are coming under fire like Conor McGregor in the final round of his bout with Floyd Mayweather.

It's raining at Chelmsford

Essex 159 & 117-3 (52.3 overs) v Somerset 164

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WICKET S Curran (c Rayner b Murtagh) 4

Middlesex 247 v Surrey 266-7 (80.3 overs)

Middlesex take the new ball at The Oval and it brings an instant reward as Sam Curran is taken at slip off Tim Murtagh. Surrey's lead is just 19 as Rikki Clarke joins Ollie Pope.

WICKET Stevens (lbw b Pillans) 46

Leicestershire 350 v Kent 193-6 (58.4 overs)

No fifty to go with his eight-wicket haul for Darren Stevens as he falls lbw to Mat Pillans for 46.

Leicestershire are doing a fine job at Canterbury, but they need to get rid of the home side's skipper Sam Northeast, who has 67 not out.

Bad light at Trent Bridge

Notts 213 & 317-8 (64 overs) v Northants 141

It's gloomy at Trent Bridge too, where the sides have been prevented from getting back out after tea. Riki Wessels is 107 not out and itching to get back out in the middle.

Bad light at Chelmsford

Essex 159 & 117-3 (52.3 overs) v Somerset 164

The dreaded light meter has brought the players off at Chelmsford, despite the floodlights being on. That won't please Essex fans, whose side are on top - 112 runs ahead.

for Jack Taylor

Worcestershire 363 v Gloucestershire 171-6 (51.1 overs)

Jack Taylor takes two off Joe Leach for a 70-ball half-century and follows it with a boundary. It's the final scoring stroke of his 78-run partnership with Phil Mustard, though, as the latter is run out by Brett D'Oliveira's direct hit at the start of the next over for 29. Needless.

Lancashire turn the screw

Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 391-5 (101.3 overs)

A single boundary was all Jos Buttler managed from the first dozen balls he faced at Old Trafford. Will the 13th be unlucky - no it won't, it'll be lofted away over the rope for six. Maximum batting points on the horizon for Lancashire and they have now almost doubled Warwickshire's firs-innings total.

Surrey forge ahead

Middlesex 247 v Surrey 257-6 (76 overs)

Surrey have quickly moved into the lead after tea at The Oval, with youngster Ollie Pope striking a couple of early boundaries to reach double figures.

However, Ben Foakes is gone - trapped lbw by James Franklin for 73, and that is a big boost for Middlesex with the new ball now only four overs away.

James Franklin
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Browne & Wheater building for Essex

Essex 159 & 114-3 (50 overs) v Somerset 164

Nick Browne (65 not out) and Adam Wheater (34 not out) are doing exactly what Essex need them to: build a partnership. They have put on 75 together and are approaching the 78-run mark that signifies the biggest partnership of the match.

There's also been a change of umpire at Chelmsford where Neil Mallender has left the field feeling unwell. Cricket liaison officer Phil Whiiticase is doing square leg to square leg.

'Wessels puts Notts in control'

Notts 213 & 317-8 (64 overs) v Northants 141

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

A scintillating century from Riki Wessels has put Nottinghamshire in total command on the second day against Northamptonshire at Trent Bridge.

Fading light prompted the umpires to call for an early tea, with 37 overs still left in the day, with Notts on 317 for eight, a lead of 389.

Rory Kleinveldt and Richard Gleeson have each taken three wickets, to try and keep Northants in the contest, but Wessels’ knock, the 22nd century of his career, appeared to have finally knocked the stuffing out of a side that has undergone its fair share of bad luck.

WICKET Chanderpaul (c Patel b Wright) 95

Warwickshire 200 v Lancashire 376-5 (98.1 overs)

Boy, did Warwickshire need that. Shiv Chanderpaul misses out on a 77th first-class century as seamer Chris Wright claims his second wicket of the innings by having him caught at square leg to end a stand of 211 with Liam Livingstone. Here comes Jos Buttler. What has he got in store for the Bears?

Northants get a break from Wessels

Notts 213 & 317-8 (64 overs) v Northants 141

A brief respite from Riki Wessels' one-man assault for Northants as tea is taken at Trent Bridge. The Notts' batsman has taken the game away completely in a T20-inspired show of whacking. He's 107 not out from just 79 balls.

There are very few players capable of such destruction with the red ball. Notts lead by 389 runs.

Riki Wessels
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Stevens Kent's pivotal man yet again

Leicestershire 350 v Kent 180-5 - tea

Adam Williams

BBC Sport at Canterbury

Tea on day two here and yet again, Darren Stevens is playing a pivotal role in the outcome of this game.

After his first-class career-best 8-75 with the ball in Leicestershire's 350, he's now reached the interval unbeaten on 45 off 75 balls, sharing an unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 67 with captain Sam Northeast (55 not out).

Stevens just survived being caught behind off Clint McKay from the final ball of the session as his outside edge landed agonisingly between wicketkeeper Lewis Hill and first slip Mark Cosgrove.