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Adam Williams

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  1. That's time

    So, the end of another day's play.

    It's been engrossing once more and thanks for being with us to enjoy it.

    I'll leave you with this rather pleasant image from The Oval this evening courtesy of my esteemed colleague Mark Church.

    We'll be back from around 10:45 BST on Easter Day for the third day of this round....

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One:

    Hampshire (209-4) trail Middlesex (356) by 147 runs

    Surrey (112-2) trail Lancashire (470) by 358 runs

    Somerset (209 & 174) lead Essex (129 & 10-0) by 244 runs

    Warwickshire (178) trail Yorkshire (295-6) by 117 runs

    Division Two:

    Durham (162 & 162-5) lead Nottinghamshire (305) by 19 runs

    Derbyshire (281) trail Northamptonshire (291-9) by 10 runs

    Glamorgan (207 & 141-3) trail Worcestershire (403) by 55 runs

    Gloucestershire (466-8 dec) lead Leicestershire (165-6) by 301 runs

    Sussex (291) trail Kent (304 & 82-2) by 95 runs

    Don't forget, you can read reports on all of those games on the Cricket pages of the BBC Sport website.

  3. Post update

    We're all done for the day in our nine games. Close of play scores on the way....

  4. Close of play at Chester-le-Street

    Durham 162 & 162-5 v Nottinghamshire 305

    And that's your lot in the north east after all 104 overs of the second day.

    Durham have squeezed themselves into a narrow lead courtesy of Keaton Jennings' half-century. He's moved on to 62 not out.

    The lead is only 19 runs for Durham, but who knows? This one could still have a twist to come.

  5. Double injury blow for Sussex?

    Sussex 291 v Kent 82-2 & 304

    All done for the day at Hove, but news from our man Adrian Harms of a possible double injury worry for their bowlers...

  6. Post update

    And as Alex suggested, that is indeed stumps in Derby for the day.

    Still a couple of overs to bowl though at Chester-le-Street....

  7. Bad light stops play at Derby

    Derbyshire 281 v Northamptonshire 291-9

    Our man in the East Midlands has news of a delay in play....

  8. White Rose's day once again

    Warwickshire 178 v Yorkshire 295-6

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at Edgbaston

    Another day that belongs to Yorkshire, though Warwickshire's bowlers cannot be faulted for effort - it's the batsmen that have let them down.

    If there's any criticism that can be waged at the Tykes, it's that none of their batsmen kicked on to a huge score - five fell for scores between 22 and 75.

    Still, their biggest opponent in this contest is likely to be the bad weather that is forecast for Sunday, because their lead could already be a match-winning one.

  9. Tune in to the conclusion

    Durham 162 & 153-5 v Nottinghamshire 305

    Still a few overs to play tonight in the north east and you can hear this match on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra.

  10. 50 for Keaton Jennings

    Durham 162 & 147-5 v Nottinghamshire 305

    Martin Emmerson

    BBC Newcastle at Chester-le-Street

    Keaton Jennings has notched his first 50 of the season in a patient 114 balls. 

    It included nine fours and with six overs remaining today, he's helped to wipe out the Durham deficit of 143 runs.

    He and Paul Coughlin added 52 before Coughlin went lbw to James Pattinson for 36. 

    Pattinson's pace is proving a problem and Durham need a lot more runs on the board if they are to try and save this one.

    Notts must feel they can make it two wins in two some time tomorrow. 

  11. Close of play at Edgbaston

    Warwickshire 178 v Yorkshire 295-6

    And that's your lot at the end of a slightly longer second day at Edgbaston.

    Yorkshire have put themselves in the box seat by building a handy lead of 117 so far.

    Tim Bresnan made 61 and Peter Handscomb 75 earlier. Warwickshire have battled, but are behind the eight-ball in this one.

  12. Close of play at The Oval

    Surrey 112-2 v Lancashire 470

    Late bit of drama at The Oval as Scott Borthwick is dismissed in the last over of the day.

    Kyle Jarvis does for him with a catch behind by Alex Davies and the former Durham man is gone for 19.

    Rory Burns is unbeaten on 48 at the other end and Surrey still trail by 358 runs.

  13. Close of play at Ageas Bowl

    Hampshire 209-4 v Middlesex 356

    That's stumps on day two at the Ageas Bowl and Hampshire will feel they've battled their way through it.

    Michael Carberry (84 not out) has shown some real defiance and he will resume in the morning 16 runs shy of a comeback century.

    Kyle Abbott, who survived that bizarre drop earlier, will stride out with him on Sunday with his side still 147 runs behind.

  14. Pattinson walking a fine line

    Durham 162 & 133-4 v Nottinghamshire 305

    Martin Emmerson

    BBC Newcastle at Chester-le-Street

    James Pattinson

    The umpires have been told to stamp down on bad behaviour this season and it will be interesting to see if Peter Hartley and Alex Wharf decide to have a chat with Notts' bowler James Pattinson tonight.

    He was brought back into the attack and thought he'd got Paul Collingwood lbw, but Peter Hartley gave it not out.

    Pattinson was clearly stunned by the decision and his appeal turned into a lengthy one with three different acts. He then questioned the umpire.

    Replays show it was certainly close and we can only suspect the umpire believed Collingwood got an inside edge. However when Riki Wessels pulled off a stunning one-handed catch at the start of the next over to remove Collingwood for 40, from Pattinson's bowling, the Aussie could not hide his disdain and ran up to the Durham batsman shaking his fist in celebration close to his face.

    Collingwood stopped and appeared to question Pattinson's behaviour. He was clearly unimpressed with the way he was behaving. Watch this space.

  15. Post update

    Been great to see all our nine matches go uninterrupted today.

    I gather though, we might not be so fortunate tomorrow with some Easter Day showers forecast.

    We'll cross our fingers until then...

  16. WICKET Bresnan (lbw b Barker) 61

    Warwickshire 178 v Yorkshire 279-6

    Just as Yorkshire edge their lead past 100, Tim Bresnan goes.

    Keith Barker claims his scalp with a leg before after an impressive 61 from the former England man.

  17. Surrey enjoying the evening

    Surrey 106-1 v Lancashire 470

    The Oval

    Moving into the closing stages of the day at The Oval and what a picture it looks.

    Surrey have move past 100 in their reply to Lancashire's 470, Rory Burns (47 not out) is nearing a half-century.

  18. Dropped catch for Middlesex

    Hampshire 206-4 v Middlesex 356

    Wow! What a drop late in the day by Middlesex.

    Nightwatchman Kyle Abbott is done for by Steven Finn as he edges to gully and it all seems like he'll have to make his way off.

    But, Sam Robson has taken the catch and then spilled it as he's thrown it up to celebrate.

  19. Close of play at Taunton

    Somerset 209 & 174 v Essex 129 & 10-0

    Alastair Cook

    All done for the day at Taunton, where 18 wickets have fallen following 12 on the first day.

    Alastair Cook (4 not out) and Nick Browne (6 not out) have steered themselves through seven overs before the close.

    They'll resume tomorrow still requiring 245 runs to win in the west country.

  20. WICKET Ervine (b Finn) 53

    Hampshire 206-4 v Middlesex 356

    Sorry Sean Ervine and Hampshire fans, I've done for him there.

    Half-century and out for the top-order batsman. Steven Finn breaches his defences with just over five overs remaining in the day.