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Summary

  1. Adam Wheater's 204 helps Hampshire reach 531
  2. Warwickshire close 131-3 in reply, 400 runs behind
  3. Middlesex move into solid first-innings lead
  4. Harris and Fuller in 149-run ninth-wicket stand
  5. Northants struggle against in-form Worcestershire
  6. Surrey 95-2 v Yorkshire as rain stops play early

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By Tom Garry

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Good evening

Adam Wheater
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Until tomorrow then, folks. Thanks for your company.

Have a good evening - you'd imagine Adam Wheater will enjoy his, immensely.

Time for a look back at Monday's play

Monday's County Championship cricket action

So, shall we remind ourselves what has happened today?

In Division One, Surrey chose to bat, lost a couple of wickets and then lost most of the first day to rain. It was torrential stuff at the Oval at times, against Yorkshire.

At Edgbaston, Adam Wheater's unbeaten 204 helped Hampshire move from 304-4 this morning to 531 all out. In reply, Warwickshire closed on 131-3.

But one of the stories of the day was surely Middlesex's 149-run ninth-wicket stand, which sees them frustrate a Somerset side who had hoped to see of the visitors' tail end.

And in Division Two, Worcestershire enjoyed themselves against Northants at Wantage Road - they have opened up an impressive 310-run lead.

All four of today's match reports can be found on the BBC Sport website's cricket pages.

BreakingBad light stops play at Edgbaston

Warwickshire 131-3 v Hampshire 531

That's it for today, folks - bad lights brings at end to Day Two at Edgbaston.

Warwickshire will resume on Tuesday 400 runs behind...

Despite the rest of the Warwickshire batsmen struggling, Jonathan Trott has batted without fuss and has looked untroubled as he scored his fourth Championship half-century of the season. Sam Hain has looked uneasy at the crease and seems relieved as the players come off for bad light.

Kalika MehtaBBC Sport at Edgbaston

50 partnership for Trott & Hain

Warwickshire 128-3 v Hampshire 531

A single brings up the 50 partnership for Jonathan Trott and Sam Hain. They've done well so far - but these two surely need to bat together until at least Lunch tomorrow for the hosts to have any real hope of salvaging something from this match?

Warwickshire trail by 403 runs.

BreakingClose of play at Wantage Road

Northamptonshire 148 v Worcestershire 277 & 181-4

50 up for Trott

Warwickshire 110-3 v Hampshire 531

Jonathan Trott brings up his 50. He's leading Warwickshire's attempt at a recovery, in reply to Hampshire's 531.

WICKET Kohler-Cadmore (lbw b Prasanna 0)

Northamptonshire 148 v Worcestershire 277 & 180-4

Tom Kohler-Cadmore fails to score off 13 balls and is out lbw.

But it would take an almighty Worcestershire collapse from here for this match to become close again.

TWO WICKETS IN TWO BALLS

Northamptonshire 148 v Worcestershire 277 & 177-3

Take a bow, Rob Keogh. Arguably Northants' best moment of the day comes as he takes two wickets in two balls.

Joe Clarke goes for a golden duck after Brett D'Oliveira is stumped on 81.

But it still hasn't been a good day for the hosts, who trail by more than 300 runs and counting.

Close of play at Taunton

Somerset 236 v Middlesex 361-8

Stephan Shemilt

BBC Sport at Taunton

"Undoubtedly Middlesex's day thanks to an incredible ninth-wicket stand between James Harris and James Fuller. They have added 149 runs to give the visitors a lead of 125. Somerset, who looked increasingly uninspired as the day wore on, might feel that this game is gone."

BreakingStumps at Taunton

Somerset 236 v MIddlesex 361-8

James Harris and James Fuller have put on 149 for Middlesex's ninth wicket. No, do not adjust your screen. 149!

Their lead over Somerset is now 125 runs, which should tell you all you need to know about how important this combination has been for the visitors. Earlier, Somerset looked certain to bat before Tea, let alone before the close of play...

And there indeed is the close of play at Taunton.

WICKET Chopra (b Andrew 39)

Warwickshire 78-3 v Hampshire 531

Gareth Andrew (2-17) will be delighted! He cleans bowls Varun Chopra for 39 and Hampshire have well-and-truly cemented their advantage on Day Two at Edgbaston.  

They're still there...

Somerset 236 v Middlesex 345-8

Middlesex's James Fuller is now up to a career-best 77, having hit six boundaries, and is still going strong.

Alongside him on 65 is James Harris, who is just 22 runs off his own personal career-best score.

Somerset will be desperate to break this partnership...but they can't seem to find a way at present.

Warwickshire recovering?

Warwickshire 76-2 v Hampshire 531

Jonathan Trott and Varun Chopra are helping Warwickshire stabilise a little, at Edgbaston.

Their 65-run partnership has moved the hosts up to 76-2, after losing two early wickets.

Half century for James Harris

Somerset 236 v Middlesex 311-8

James Harris is the man. He brings up 50 from 143 balls and what an afternoon this has proved to be for Middlesex!

Head-to-head record broken

Somerset 236 v Middlesex 306-8

In the 101st over, Middlesex's James Fuller and James Harris move to a ninth-wicket stand of 94 and our man from BBC London Sport has the stat of the day:

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Rain stops play for the day

Surrey 95-2 v Yorkshire

Play has been abandoned for the day at the Oval. Just the 33 overs played there today, thanks to all that wretched rain.

We'll see you again tomorrow for that one, with Zafar Ansari (35) and Aaron Finch (34) set to resume for Surrey in the morning.

50 for James Fuller

Somerset 236 v Middlesex 299-8

James Fuller brings up his 50 but, more importantly, Middlesex are getting close to 300, having previously slipped to 133-6 and 177-7 and it is largely thanks to Fuller's ninth-wicket partnership with James Harris, who is on 45. Well played, gents.

WICKET Mitchell (lbw b Prasanna 47)

Northamptonshire 148 v Worcestershire 277 & 104-1

Daryl Mitchell is out lbw as he was approaching a half century but, moments later, Brett D'Oliveira gets his own 50. Their partnership had been excellent - now what can Tom Fell do for the visitors?

Not Northants' day

Northamptonshire 148 v Worcestershire 277 & 104-0

Alex Winter

BBC Radio Northampton sport

Inspection at 17:30 BST

Surrey 95-2 v Yorkshire

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"Can we have our ball back, please?"

Somerset 236 v Middlesex 282-8

Stephan Shemilt

BBC Sport at Taunton

As annoying as this ninth-wicket stand between James Harris and James Fuller is for Somerset, it's tremendously entertaining for the neutral. Fuller has just lofted Craig Overton over extra cover for six, resulting in the ball being lost in the church next door. I'm off to look for it...

Middlesex building a useful lead

Somerset 236 v Middlesex 266-8

Frustrating afternoon for Somerset, as they struggle to mop up the Middlesex tail. Pitch getting easier? Or just indifferent bowling? Either way, Middlesex building a useful lead.

Anthony GibsonBBC Somerset at Taunton

WICKET Bell (b Berg 5)

Warwickshire 12-2 v Hampshire 531

Ian Bell is gone! Oh no, Warwickshire are in trouble now! Hampshire are delighted!

A wicket that has looked supremely easy to bat on for the best part of five sessions now looks to be throwing up a few demons. Ian Bell becomes the second Warwickshire batsman to be bowled as Hampshire tighten their grip on this match.

Kalika MehtaBBC Sport at Edgbaston

Why does it always rain on me?

Surrey 95-2 v Yorkshire

More rain at the Oval prevented the scheduled 16:00 BST inspection from going ahead. It is still raining there now.

May we have the new ball?

Somerset 236 v Middlesex 247-8

In case you haven't heard, the United Kingdom will have a new Prime Minister by Wednesday evening, David Cameron has confirmed.

Over at Taunton, Somerset have taken the new BALL straight after Tea.

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WICKET Umeed b Andrew 0

Warwickshire 4-1 v Hampshire 531

Andrew Umeed is bowled for a five-ball duck by Gareth Andrew. Not the start Warwickshire had in mind, as the reply to Hampshire's mighty first-innings total.

Tea at Wantage Road

Northamptonshire 148 v Worcestershire 277 & 59-0

Tea at Taunton

Somerset 236 v MIddlesex 242-8

Play still delayed at the Oval

Surrey 95-2 v Yorkshire

Hampshire rocked by young spinner

Warwickshire v Hampshire 531

A sudden and quite unexpected turn of events at Edgbaston as Hampshire inexplicably lose their last five wickets for just nine runs. Warwickshire captain Ian Bell turned to young leg spinner Josh Poysden who wrapped up the tail to finish with career best figures of 4-85. On a pitch that looked to be offering nothing for the bowlers it was a collapse the visitors will not be pleased with.

Kalika MehtaBBC Sport at Edgbaston

BreakingHampshire all out for 531

Warwickshire yet to bat

Warwickshire's Josh Poysden takes three quick wickets, including two in two balls, to finish off Hampshire's fine first innings.

Adam Wheater remained not out on 204. Quite a knock.

TWO WICKETS IN THREE BALLS

Warwickshire v Hampshire 522-7

Hello, we have wickets at Edgbaston, and maybe some turn!

Jeetan Patel takes two wickets in three balls, as Sean Ervine is caught for 75 and then Lewis McManus goes for a duck on his second ball.

Hampshire won't be too down about it all though - they're in a commanding position and, if they can manage the match well from here onwards, victory looks likely, even from here before Tea on Day Two.

A blow for Middlesex

Somerset 236 v Middlesex 215-8

Middlesex's George Bailey has gone for 71 and that sees the end of a 35-run eighth-wicket partnership that was vital for Middlesex's innings.

Wheater impresses at Edgbaston

Warwickshire v Hampshire 519-5

Adam Wheater brings up his double century with a beautifully guided four off Jeetan Patel. The wicketkeeper/batsman's second ton came off only 79 balls as he passed 5,000 first-class runs. It has been an innings of great guile and concentration.

Kalika MehtaBBC Sport at Edgbaston

Breaking200 for Wheater

Warwickshire v Hampshire 517-5

That's some knock from Adam Wheater who reaches 200 from 226 balls. Well played, sir.

Could we see a declaration soon?

Hampshire pass 500-5

Warwickshire yet to bat

With Sean Ervine now up to 65 and Adam Wheater approaching a magnificent 200, Hampshire remain in control at Edgbaston and move past 500. They've added 200 for the loss of just one wicket today.

Pitch inspection at the Oval

Surrey 95-2 v Yorkshire

The umpires will carry out an inspection at the Oval in around 10 minutes time. Play has been suspended since shortly after lunch.

Huge lead for Worcestershire

Northamptonshire 148 v Worcestershire 277 & 15-0

“A huge lead for Worcestershire here, in the context of a dry pitch offering some turn that will surely be very tricky to bat on in the final innings of this game - and Northants could be facing a large target. Not for the first time this season, Northants have batted poorly in the first innings of a Championship match but this is their first failure at Wantage Road this season - and perhaps their most disappointing effort.

BBC Radio Northampton’s Alex Winter:

Delicately poised at Taunton

Somerset 236 v Middlesex 190-7

Stephan Shemilt

BBC Sport at Taunton

So delicately poised as the sun tries its best to break through at Taunton. Middlesex, led by George Bailey, are battling hard for parity, but Somerset have an end open following the departure of Ollie Rayner. As Jack Leach marks out his run, we see spin for the first time, almost five sessions into the match.