Leicestershire are 137 ahead, with Mark Pettini 42 not out, but the gathering gloom at Hove has forced a halt to play. Despite that, the Foxes will be happy campers in this position, providing the weather does them a favour of the final two days.
When I was a village cricketer, I wish I'd known that I could send opposition batsmen on their way simply by saying 'he looks like a good player' or 'he's batting really well' or 'he's doing a really good job for the team', we'd have won loads of trophies.
Apologies for putting the mockers on Mitchell Claydon, who holes out off Graham Wagg. Looks like Glamorgan will be in again well before stumps.
Mitchell Claydon doesn't score many fifties, in fact this is only his fourth in first-class cricket, but it's a valuable one for his side, who are now 196 runs to the good. It took just 47 balls and included a six and seven fours.
- Copyright: Rex Features
Tom Westley and Alastair Cook fall short of Essex's second-wicket partnership record against Worcestershire as theirs comes to an end on 222 when Westley misses an attempted drive and is leg before. Still a tremendous innings, though, lasting 198 balls and featuring a six and 22 fours. Cook has yet to add to his score since play resumed.
Lancashire's total passes 400, but England pace bowler James Anderson is gone, taken at slip by Marcus Trescothick to give Craig Overton a second wicket. Liam Livingstone is still there on 60.
BBC Somerset's Anthony Gibson:
"More tight Somerset bowling since the resumption, Van de Merwe getting Wagner stumped and a fine catch by Marcus Trescothick has accounted for Jimmy Anderson, who was warmly applauded when he came in to bat. They appreciate great cricketers here at Taunton, whoever they're playing for."
Another one bites the dust as the weather prevents a resumption in the Division Two game at Wantage Road. Northamptonshire's Ben Duckett will start day three 36 not out, with opening partner Jake Libby on 28.
We are done for the day at the Ageas Bowl, with just 42 overs bowled in the day. Dawid Malan is 40 not out for Middlesex, who trail by 252, with John Simpson on nine. Let's hope for better conditions on Tuesday.
So there will be no century for Mark Cosgrove as George Garton rearranges his stumps with an excellent delivery. Leicestershire still in a very strong position, however, as Niall O'Brien joins Mark Pettini.
Neil Wagner is beaten in the flight after advancing down the track and Ryan Davies completes a stumping to give Roelof van der Merwe his second success. New batsman James Anderson is quickly under way with three.
Will we see another Alastair Cook ton before the day is out? Well, it's certainly a possibility with play set to resume at New Road at 16:45 BST and 28 overs of play still possible if the weather holds. The England captain is 83 not out, but Essex need to start upping the tempo in a serious way if they are to have a chance of winning this rain-interrupted game.
It's the 47th birthday today of Mr Brian Charles Lara - Mr 501 and 400 himself. What West Indies would give to have a player like him available for their Test side now.Copyright: Getty Images
After a long weather delay, Liam Livingstone reaches a 79-ball fifty for Lancashire with a single of Roelof van der Merwe. It's his second half-century in successive games and further justifies Ashley Giles' show of faith by including him in the Championship side.
BBC Radio Kent's Matt Cole:
"We've seen some prodigious hitting at Canterbury in the second session as Kent impose themselves on the game.
"Darren Stevens (58) smashed the ball into the upper tier of the pavilion and Matt Coles (29) and Mitchell Claydon (29*) cleared the rope at cow corner as Kent clocked up maximum batting points.
"Honours pretty much even on the second day, but Kent's opening century stand between Tom Latham and Daniel Bell-Drummond has helped them take control."
A further inspection will take place at 16:30 BST...
BBC Radio Leicester's Richard Rae:
"Another excellent session for Leicestershire has seen them build a first innings lead of 91, with seven wickets remaining.
"The only wicket they lost was that of Paul Horton, who played quite beautifully in going to three figures for the first time since moving from Lancashire, hitting 14 fours, before being given out to his evident surprise, caught down the legside off the bowling of the young Sussex left-armer George Garton."
"Mark Cosgrove is going well, though, and the Leicestershire skipper is approaching a second century in as many games as they continue to calmly put themselves in a position of control."
What is Gareth Batty doing in this photo? Is he - a) yelling instructions to Surrey's catering staff not to put pickle in his sandwiches? b) practising for the Oval am-dram society's forthcoming production of Rigoletto? Or c) celebrating the pre-tea wicket of Durham's Mark Stoneman with a roar of triumph?
Please write your answers on a small piece of paper and attach to the leg of a carrier pigeon. Meanwhile, rain intervenes three balls into the final session...Copyright: Getty Images
Looks like we may be in for some evening action at Trent Bridge - hopefully...
Matt Coles clouts Michael Hogan for six to take Kent's total past 400 and earn a fifth batting point, but loses his middle stump to the very next delivery. Adam Riley comes out to join Mitchell Claydon with the lead 142.
BBC Radio Derby's Dave Fletcher:
"A crow has just taken the opportunity to have a good bath on the covers at Wantage Road after the heavens opened.
"We had eight balls after lunch before the players were taken off - and there is no sign of a resumption. Northamptonshire added one run in that time."