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  1. Day two in the County Championship
  2. Top-tier leaders Essex host Surrey
  3. Surrey's superb Sangakkara hits 200
  4. Cook out for 36 in Essex's reply
  5. Somerset all out for 197 against Hants
  6. Full set of Division Two fixtures
  7. All on day two except Derbys v Leics (day three)
  8. Mitchell hits 161 for Worcestershire

Live Reporting

By Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it for today

    Thanks for your company

    So, Saturday's country cricket comes to an end.

    In Division One, Somerset trail Hampshire by 219 runs with 10 wickets left in the second innings, while Essex are 154 runs behind Surrey in their first innings.

    You can find all the overnight scores here.

    And do check the BBC cricket pages for all the match reports here.

    Meanwhile, the drama of England and South Africa's second ODI continues here, with text and radio commentary.

    See you again tomorrow. Good bye.

  2. Stumps at Swansea - day two ends

    Glamorgan 225-6 (59.0 overs) v Durham 342

    Now 117 runs behind, after a rain-affected day, Glamorgan reach the close on 225-6, with Chris Cooke going very well on 63.

  3. Kent in complete control

    Stumps: Kent 369 & 116-0 (35.0 overs) v Sussex 164

    Adrian Harms

    Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

    As good a day as this has been for Kent, it's been very poor from Sussex.

    The tone was set in the first over of the day when Adam Rouse hit three fours as Kent added 53 in quick time to reach 369.

    Sussex lost Chris Nash to the second ball of the innings and they never recovered, Darren Stevens ripping the innings apart, taking 5-40, helped by some indifferent batting.

    Kent then showed there are no demons in the pitch adding 116 without loss, and the Sussex fielders tropped off knowing this had been a particularly bad day at the office.

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    Image caption: Kent openers Daniel Bell Drummond and Sean Dickson at close of play
  4. Close of play at Trent Bridge

    Gloucestershire 149 & 37-1 (10.3 overs) (f/o) v Nottinghamshire 430-9d

    Trailing by 244 runs with nine wickets left, Gloucestershire's second innings is halted by bad light.

    They'll resume in the morning battling to avoid a seemingly-probable defeat.

  5. Stumps at Wantage Road

    Northamptonshire 238 & 53-2 (18.0 overs) v Worcestershire 434

    Trailing by 143 runs, with eight wickets left, Northamptonshire will resume tomorrow with Ben Duckett on 25 and Nathan Buck on six.

  6. Stumps at Taunton - day two ends

    Somerset 197 & 39-0 (10.0 overs) v Hampshire 162 & 293

    Somerset safely reach the close with their openers' second-innings wickets still intact.

    They require another 220 runs to win tomorrow - it should be some conclusion at Taunton!

  7. Stumps at Derby - day three ends

    Derbyshire 532-8 (141.0 overs) v Leicestershire 619

    Derbyshire have batted all day and they avoided the follow on.

    A draw at some stage tomorrow looks likely in this one.

  8. Somerset need another 223 to win

    Somerset 197 & 36-0 (8.0 overs) v Hampshire 162 & 293

    With two overs remaining this evening, Somerset at 36 without loss as Marcus Trescothick and Dean Elgar look to see out the day in the middle.

  9. Stumps at Tunbridge Wells

    Kent 369 & 116-0 (35.0 overs) v Sussex 164

    For dominant Kent, day two ends with them enjoying a 321-run lead over Sussex.

    Kent will presumably declare at some stage tomorrow.

  10. Post update

    Saturday's play edging towards a close

    We are approaching stumps at most of the rest of the grounds, except for at Trent Bridge, where at least another 15 overs remain this evening, following some rain interruptions earlier.

  11. Stumps at Chelmsford - day two ends

    Essex 215-3 (80.0 overs) v Surrey 369

    That's the close of play on day two at Chelmsford and Division One leaders Essex trail by 154 runs with seven wickets in hand in the first innings.

    Dan Lawrence (78*) and Ravi Bopara (33*) have built a very reasonable 89-run fourth-wicket partnership for the hosts so far.

    Surrey have been economical in the field today, but not necessarily clinical.

  12. Somerset's reply begins

    Somerset 197 & 12-0 (1.5 overs) v Hampshire 162 & 293

    Somerset openers Marcus Trescothick and Dean Elgar get their second innings under way.

    Trescothick hits three consecutive fours to get the hosts off the mark in the second over.

  13. Hants all out - WICKET: Crane (c J Overton b Bess) 29

    Hampshire 162 & 293 (67.3 overs) v Somerset 197

    Dominic Bess gets his seventh wicket of the innings and that's Hampshire's batting done and dusted for this match.

    With at least 10 overs remaining tonight plus a further two days, Somerset need 259 to win.

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  14. Day three update from Derby

    Derbyshire 493-7 (128.5 overs) v Leicestershire 619

    Lizzy Ammon

    BBC Test Match Special

    Gary Wilson has helped Derbyshire avoid the follow-on. The home side required 470 to make Leicestershire bat again.

    Earlier captain Billy Godleman made a magnificent 141 before being bowled by Zak Chappell.

    There was a little flurry of wickets after the new ball was taken but Wilson (85*) has steered Derbyshire towards saving the game.

    Wickets have been hard to come by throughout the match and it's likely now that this one is heading for a draw.

  15. Bell-Drummond adds to Kent's lead

    Kent 369 & 93-0 (24.2 overs) v Sussex 164

    Adrian Harms

    Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

    Kent are stepping on the accelerator with Daniel Bell-Drummond racing to his first half century in Championship cricket this season

    Much talk around the ground about the decision not to enforce the follow on, with the weather forecast tomorrow predicting rain from mid-afternoon

    Image caption: Tunbridge Wells from the pavillion
  16. Worcestershire with big lead

    Worcestershire 434 v Northamptonshire 238

    Alex Winter

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Worcestershire are well on course for a fourth-straight County Championship win here.

    A lead of 196 and now 18 overs to throw everything at Northants before the close on day two.

    Daryl Mitchell set the situation up with a near six-hour effort and, just when it looked like Northants had restored some pride with quick second new-ball wickets, Joe Leach and Jack Shantry smashed a fifty stand in just 37 balls for the ninth wicket.

    I think being reverse-swept by Jack Shantry is a sign that the day isn't going your way.

  17. Gloucestershire all out for 149

    Gloucestershire 149 (44.1 overs) v Nottinghamshire 430-9d

    The visitors' first innings ends with them managing just 149 at Trent Bridge.

    Stuart Broad gets his third wicket for Notts today.

    The follow-on is being enforced...

  18. 50 for Essex's Lawrence

    Essex 181-3 (67.0 overs) v Surrey 369

    Dan Lawrence's half-century is giving Essex some reason to be positive.

    They trail by 188 runs, still with seven wickets remaining.

    Lawrence is up to 53 alongside Ravi Bopara (24).

  19. Hampshire still going

    Hampshire 162 & 270-9 (90.0 overs) v Somerset 197

    With just one run from the past four overs, the runs are drying up for Hampshire, but they're still out there batting, and that'll frustrate Somerset, who were so good in the field between Lunch and Tea.

    The visitors' lead is 235.

  20. Division Two update

    Kent 369 & 59-0 (15.1 overs) v Sussex 164

    Kent's second innings has begun in solid fashion - they're 59 without loss and Daniel Bell-Drummond has 46 from 50 balls.

    They lead by 264 runs.