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  1. Dawid Malan hits century for Middlesex against Surrey at Lord's
  2. Jack Leaning's century helps Yorkshire to 421-7 against Lancashire
  3. Hampshire slump from 18-0 to 18-5 against Essex, but reach 91-7 at stumps
  4. Only 37 balls possible on day two between Somerset and Warwickshire
  5. Notts bowl out Glamorgan for 187 and have option of enforcing the follow-on

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By Paul Grunill and Ged Scott

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  1. Signing off

    Dawid Malan

    Only two centuries on another rain-affected day in the County Championship, but both could be crucial in the context of the games in question.

    Dawid Malan's unbeaten 103 has put Middlesex on course for a first-innings lead against Surrey at Lord's, while Jack Leaning's 118 not out in Yorkshire's 421-7 has raised the prospect of them pressing on for a declaration in the Roses match at Old Trafford.

    The best bowling performance of the day came from Hampshire's Kyle Abbott, with five wickets against Essex, but he later found himself hanging on grimly to stumps with the bat after his side were reduced to 18-5 and then 34-7 in reply.

    There should be some exciting action ahead on day three. So please join us from 10:30 BST.

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  2. Close of play scores

    Division One

    Essex 360 v Hampshire 91-7

    Yorkshire 421-7 v Lancashire

    Surrey 313 v Middlesex 296-5

    Warwickshire 124-3 v Somerset

    Division Two

    Derbyshire 200-6 v Worcestershire

    Nottinghamshire 448 v Glamorgan 187

    Leicestershire 129-2 v Kent

  3. Surrey set for Lord's lead

    Surrey 313 v Middlesex 296-5 (78 overs)

    Middlesex complete a highly successful day just 17 runs behind Surrey's first-innings total, thanks to an unbroken sixth-wicket partnership of 92 between Dawid Malan and skipper James Franklin.

    Malan reached stumps on 103 not out, with Franklin on 63, having faced only 67 balls, from which he hit two sixes and nine fours.

    Buoyed by the early wicket of Kumar Sangakkara, who added only one to his overnight score before departing for 114, Middlesex picked up the last five Surrey wickets for 47 during the morning.

    Stevie Eskinazi made 67 for the reigning champions, but it was not until Malan and Franklin came together at 204-5 that they began to get on top of the bowlers.

  4. Close of play

    Glamorgan 189 all out (62.3 overs) v Nottinghamshire

    Lukas Carey holes out for 22 to give Brett Hutton a second wicket and Glamorgan are bowled out for 189 - a deficit of 261.

    The hosts will almost certainly be invited to bat again by Nottinghamshire when they resume for day three tomorrow morning.

    It has been another good day for the Division Two leaders who have already won their first three matches this season comprehensively, by 10 wickets against Leicestershire, nine wickets agaisnt Durham and by an innings against Sussex.

    And Glamorgan will have to bat a lot better second time around to avoid the same happening to them.


    Surrey 313 v Middlesex 294-5 (75 overs)

    Middlesex batsman Dawid Malan completes his 18th first-class century with a boundary off Gareth Batty. It has taken him 169 balls and included 15 fours in total.

  6. Essex on top at Chelmsford

    Essex 360 v Hampshire 91-7 (29 overs)

    Lewis McManus (30*) and Kyle Abbott (26*) survive the final 15 overs to stumps after a day of contrasting fortunes for Hampshire against Essex.

    The visitors did well to take the last eight Essex wickets for 117 runs, with Abbott claiming 5-58, but not even the most optimistic home supporters could have expected what was to follow at the start of Hampshire's reply as they lost five wickets for no runs to go from 18-0 to 18-5.

    Jamie Porter (3-17) and Matt Quinn (2-17) ran through the top order, and there were two wickets in an over from Ravi Bopara before McManus and Abbott halted the slump with an unbroken stand of 58.

    There is still a long way to go on the third day, however, if they are to avoid the follow-on.

  7. Hampshire pair dig in

    Essex 360 v Hampshire 90-7 (26 overs)

    Whatever demons Hampshire's top order thought were lurking in the pitch at Chelmsford as they slumped to 18-5, Lewis McManus and Kyle Abbott have proved that it was just an illusion. Together, they have added 56 in 12 runs with McManus 29 not out and Abbott on 26. There are three overs to go, but the visitors still face a major task in the morning to avoid the follow-on.

  8. Still playing in Cardiff

    Glamorgan 167-9 (57.1 overs) v Nottinghamshire

    They were due to play right through until seven o'clock in Cardiff - but the scoreboard shows five more overs still to come. And, as the light is holding, they are indeed playing on.

    Of course, the final Glamorgan wicket might curtail the innings slightly sooner.

    Three wickets for Luke Fletcher, two for Stuart Broad so far.

  9. Franklin races to half-century

    Surrey 313 v Middlesex 268-5 (70 overs)

    James Franklin

    Middlesex skipper James Franklin has batted really well since he came in, racing to a 43-ball half-century, which he completes with two successive sixes off Scott Borthwick, followed by a four to end the over, which cost 17 runs. Franklin (54*) and Dawid Malan (84*) have also posted a half-century partnership. With the light good, there are still another eight overs to be bowled.

  10. Close of play at Old Trafford

    Yorkshire 421-7 (139 overs) v Lancashire

    Despite his hugely entertaining final half hour at Old Trafford, Yorkshire tail ender Jack Brooks walks off still six runs short of the rare honour of posting a maiden first-class century in a Roses Match.

    Playing his first match of the season following a calf injury picked up in mid-March, Brooks is on 94, having hit seven four and six fours.

    Partner Jack Leaning ends the day on 118 after a match-turning stand of 165 so far for the eighth-wicket - a Roses Match record.

  11. Hants avoid unwanted record

    Essex 360 v Hampshire 55-7 (21 overs)

    Lewis McManus

    Hampshire at least avoid the embarrassment of making their lowest score against Essex as Lewis McManus hits a boundary off Neil Wagner and adds two more runs from the final ball of the over to see them past the 54 all out made in 1931. Both McManus and Kyle Abbott are now in double figures, the first Hampshire batsmen to do so in this innings.

  12. WICKET Donald (c sub b Fletcher) 53

    Nottinghamshire 448 v Glamorgan 152-7 (50.1 overs)

    Aneurin Donald posts his third half-century in three Championship games for Glamorgan, but is then superbly caught by sub Luke Wood on the mid-wicket boundary. Notts are many people's favourites to win promotion this season, and having won their first three games, they are already pressing hard at the Swalec for a fourth.

  13. Brooks on fire at Old Trafford

    Yorkshire 402-7 (135 overs) v Lancashire

    Having beaten his previous career-best score of 53, Jack Brooks has suddenly teed off at Old Trafford, to help Yorkshire reach 400,

    He has rapidly moved on to 82, with three fours and two sixes off spinners Liam Livingstone and Stephen Parry, at one point hitting 26 off seven deliveries. Jack Leaning is becalmed comparatively on 110, approaching his own career-best landmark of 123.

    It is also now a Roses Match record for an eighth-wicket partnership - for either side.

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  14. Bad light ends play at Leicester

    Leicestershire 129-2 (47.3 overs) v Kent

    Hopes of a 13-over mini-session to end the day are dashed as the light closes in at Grace Road. So, less than 50 overs have been bowled over the first two days of the game. Colin Ackermann (32*) and Mark Cosgrove (10*) are the not out batsmen after Darren Stevens and Matt Coles took a wicket each for Kent earlier in the day.

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  15. WICKET Berg (c Wheater b Bopara) 2

    Essex 360 v Hampshire 39-7 (14.3 overs)

    Two wickets in five balls for Ravi Bopara as Gareth Berg goes in the same way as Sean Ervine earlier in the over. Having taken a five-for earlier in the day, Kyle Abbott now finds himself at the crease with his side struggling to reach stumps without being bowled out.

    Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara celebrates at Chelmsford
  16. WICKET Simpson (lbw Footitt) 11

    Surrey 313 v Middlesex 204-5 (59.2 overs)

    Left-arm paceman Mark Footitt has been expensive today, but there is his third wicket nonetheless as John Simpson is leg-before. The scoring rate has declined, with Dawid Malan (74*) and Simpson adding just 32 in 13.2 overs. Skipper James Franklin is the new Middlesex batsman.

  17. 100 - Yorkshire's Jack Leaning

    Yorkshire 358-7 (129 overs) v Lancashire

    Jack Leaning completes only his fourth first-class century - as well as bringing up the hundred partnership with Jack Brooks. A demoralising stand for the hosts that is now worth 108 off 31 overs.

    And Brooks is now onto a career-best 56, beating his two best previous efforts, a 53 not out England Lions against South Africa A at Boland Park in January 2015 and a 53 for Northants against Gloucestershire in 2010.

  18. 50 - Yorkshire's Jack Brooks

    Yorkshire 354-7 (128.3 overs) v Lancashire

    For only the fourth time in his career, Jack Brooks has hit a first-class 50.

    But this, in a Roses Match, has to be the most important.

    His only other one for Yorkshire, a round 50, was at Lord's in the game in which they won the Championship in 2015.

    But his 51 to date has taken 112 balls, just two short of a career-best. And his four fours and a six, in tandem with Jack Leaning, could prove vital.

  19. WICKET Ervine (c Wheater b Bopara) 9

    Essex 360 v Hampshire 32-6 (13.1 overs)

    We spoke too soon (see 17:59 entry). Ravi Bopara enters the attack as first-change for Essex and his second delivery induces an edge from Sean Ervine, whose nine is the highest score so far by a Hampshire batsman.

    In case you were wondering, Hampshire's lowest total against Essex is 54 at Southampton in 1931.

  20. Hampshire try to rebuild

    Essex 360 v Hampshire 26-5 (12 overs)

    It's suddenly gone quiet at Chelmsford where Hampshire have survived five overs without losing a wicket after crumbling from 18-0 to 18-5. They have a long way to go, though, to get out of trouble, with Sean Ervine and Lewis McManus together in the middle.

    Scoreboard at Chelmsford