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Phil Shepka

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  1. Goodbye

    Well that's us for the day. Hope you enjoyed following this live text coverage and the huge numbers of wickets tumbling. We will be back with you tomorrow.

    Hope you have a wonderful evening.

  2. Close of play

    Middlesex 342-3 v Hampshire

    We're done in the final Championship game of the day, which definitely belongs to Dawid Malan and Adam Voges. The Middlesex pair both hit centuries, with the latter still at the crease on 128.

    Dawid Malan and Adam Voges
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    Northants 444 v Essex 274-2

    BBC Radio Northampton’s Alex Winter: “It’s been a great day for Essex. This morning they took 5 for 68 to bowl Northants out for 444 and a total that is probably only par.

    “With the sun out, batting has been very straightforward this afternoon and Jaik Mickleburgh’s first ton of the season has led a strong reply.

    “It took an old fashion squeeze to get a breakthrough - eight overs for just seven runs brought two wickets for Richard Gleeson. 

    “From here, with two days to go, one would have to put Essex as the more likely winners."

    Jaik Mickleburgh
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    Worcestershire 341-8 v Gloucestershire

    Worcestershire are getting themselves into a pretty decent position in this match against Gloucestershire, but in truth it's mostly down to Tom Kohler-Cadmore.

    His career-best unbeaten 153 takes him into the second day alongside Jack Shantry at the crease.

  5. Close of play

    Derbyshire 150 v Sussex 342-4

    Sussex are really turning the screw against a Derbyshire side whose 150 first-innings score is looking worse and worse as play goes on. 

    Ed Joyce and Luke Wells have both hit centuries for Sussex, with the latter still at the crease going into day three.

  6. Close of play

    Leicestershire 340-8 v Kent

    Marks Cosgrove and Pettini are the ones that will be taking all the plaudits in Canterbury tonight. The Leciestershire pair dragged their team back from 19-3 with a 216 run partnership that has given them a strong position against Kent.

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    Yorkshire 301-9 v Lancashire

    Yorkshire may have suffered the late dismissal of Andy Hodd off the bowling of Neil Wagner, but they can take great pride in their fightback today.

    Tim Bresnan and Adil Rashid's 136-run partnership brought them back from the brink of a monumental collapse and they go into the second day of the Roses clash in a much better position than what could have been.

  8. Close of play

    Surrey 264 & 94-6 v Somerset

    And thus ends a dramatic day at Taunton where 18 wickets tumbled, mostly to spin.

    After Somerset got the final two Surrey wickets early on, the hosts absolutely crumpled under the bowling of Gareth Batty, who finished with figures of 7-32.

    Surrey's batting hasn't been much better and Jack Leach has followed his fellow spinner Batty in reaping the rewards with three wickets of his own.

  9. Close of play

    Notts 534 v Durham 193-4

    It's over for the second day at Trent Bridge, a day that will be remembered for Riki Wessels' unbeaten 159 to give the hosts a great first-innings score.

    But Scott Borthwick has been a central figure to this tie, and is currently at the crease on 59 alongside Paul Collingwood. Hard to say if that game will have a result or not.

  10. Post update

    Worcestershire 336-8 v Gloucestershire

    Tom Kohler-Cadmore take a bow, son.

    The Worcestershire batsman, making his 26th career first-class appearance, had already surpassed his previous best total, and has now reached his 150 alongside Jack Shantry.

    Shantry seems to be leaving all the work for Kohler-Cadmore, but has managed a 34-ball 22 so far.

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    Notts 534 v Durham 186-4

    Scott Borthwick's five-fer was the pick of the bowlers for Durham in the first innings, and he is adding some useful runs with the bat as he reaches a half century for the fourth time this summer. On two of the three previous occasions he has gone on to make a ton.

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    Leicestershire 320-8 v Kent

    Casual Billings. Sounds like a 70s detective show.

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    Yorkshire 279-8 v Lancashire

    Things could have got a bit shaky for Yorkshire after the loss of Adil Rashid and Tim Bresnan, but Andy Hodd and Steven Patterson have kept their heads and have just brought up the 50 partnership.

    Hodd is only playing in his second Championship match of the summer.

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    Northants 444 v Essex 237-2

    BBC Radio Northampton's Alex Winter there bemoaning Nothants' inability to hold onto the ball against an Essex side cranking up the runs.

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    Derbyshire 150 v Sussex 332-2

    Shortly after Taylor's half century, Luke Wells scores his second century against Derbyshire this month, coming off 180 balls.

    Taylor is then caught behind off his namesake Tom Taylor for 54, which brings Matt Machan to the crease.

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    Derbyshire 150 v Sussex 326-2

    New Zealand's Ross Taylor has his second half century of the season for Sussex as they continue to compound Derbyshire's misery at Hove, after he cuts down to third man for a single.

    A lead of 176 with eight wickets remaining, surely there's only one result if the weather holds out?

  17. Post update

    Surrey 264 & 74-6 v Somerset 102

    As bizarre as it sounds, we haven't had a wicket from Taunton for a little while!

    A 23-run partnership, the second highest of any in the last two innings, between Zafar Ansari and Ben Foakes has taken Surrey into a lead of 236 runs.

    How long before the 19th wicket of the day, eh?

  18. Post update

    Leicestershire 295-7 v Kent

    After losing Mark Cosgrove and Mark Pettini, another two Leicestershire batsmen have fallen in relatively quick succession as Kent are on the fightback in Canterbury.

    Niall O'Brien (31) and Ned Eckersley (11) are the Foxes pair to have fallen, with Darren Stevens currently boasting figures of 3-57.

  19. WICKET Malan 147 (c Ervine b Dawson)

    Middlesex 293-3 v Hampshire

    Dawid Malan

    Dawid Malan's superb 279-run partnership with Adam Voges is over after he is caught in the slips off Liam Dawson.

    Still, his 147 and second Championship ton of the summer has given Middlesex quite some platform to build upon in this match.

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    Northants 444 v Essex 200-1

    Commentator's curse strikes again, Nick!