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Summary

  1. Surrey's Mark Stoneman makes a career-best 197 against Essex
  2. No play on day two between Lancashire and Middlesex at Southport
  3. Ryan Sidebottom takes 5-56 and Yorkshire lead Somerset by 105 runs
  4. Glamorgan skipper Jacques Rudolph hits century against Worcestershire
  5. Rob Newton scores 108 for Northants in home game against Derbyshire

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By Paul Grunill and Josh Hunt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Signing off

    After the bowlers largely held sway on Friday, batsmen got a bit of their own back with Ryan ten Doeschate, Sam Northeast, Rob Newton and Jacques Rudolph posting centuries, and Surrey's Mark Stoneman achieving a career-best 197.

    There was disappointment at Southport, where a damp outfield prevented any play between Lancashire and Middlesex, but with 14 wickets falling on day one, everything is still to play for.

    The other Division One games between Surrey and Essex, and Somerset and Yorkshire, could go either way, and we'll be keeping you up to date with all the action again on Sunday from 10:30ish.

    Please join us then - and thanks for your company today.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One

    Middlesex 180 v Lancashire 123-4 (no play on day two)

    Yorkshire 202 & 127-2 v Somerset 224

    Yorkshire lead by 105 runs

    Surrey 399 v Essex 367-7

    Surrey lead by 32 runs

    Division Two

    Durham 448 & 271-6 dec v Kent 236 & 35-0 (day three)

    Kent need another 449 runs for victory

    Gloucestershire 303 v Nottinghamshire 221-3

    Gloucestershire lead by 82 runs

    Leicestershire 340 v Sussex 276-9

    Leicestershire lead by 64 runs

    Northamptonshire 218 & 247-4 v Derbyshire 176

    Northamptonshire lead by 289 runs

    Worcestershire 267 & 34-1 v Glamorgan 381

    Glamorgan lead by 80 runs

  3. Ten Doeschate survives to stumps

    Surrey 399 v Essex 367-7 (86 overs)

    Surrey take the new ball with two overs remaining at Guildford, but it does not bring them reward as Ryan ten Doeschate and Neil Wagner see it through to stumps, with Essex only 32 runs behind.

    Skipper ten Doeschate ends the day on 120 not out, facing 144 balls and hitting a six and 18 fours, and his stand with Wagner (20*), who hits the final ball of the day for four, has so far added 41 to the total.

  4. Extra batting point for Essex

    Surrey 399 v Essex 357-7 (82 overs)

    Essex earn their fourth batting bonus point as Neil Wagner finds the boundary twice in the same Ravi Rampaul over. Four to go at Guildford and the visitors now have a chance to do what Surrey didn't quite manage and collect all five available to them.

  5. Essex push towards Surrey total

    Surrey 399 v Essex 340-7 (77 overs)

    There are still nine over to go at Guildford where Ryan ten Doeschate celebrates his century for Essex with two successive fours off Mark Footitt, who has taken three wickets but conceded 82 runs so far. Surrey would love to polish off the visitors before stumps, and will have the new ball available shortly for a final crack at it.

  6. Philander leads Sussex resistance

    Leicestershire 340 v Sussex 276-9 (80.4 overs)

    Adrian Harms

    Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

    The Sussex lower order are seeing their side to a respectable total at Grace Road

    Vernon Philander (69*) has scored his second half century for the county and together with Danny Briggs (23*) has compiled the largest partnership of the innings, so far worth 75.

    The Leicestershire attack was starting to look a little tired and with bad light ending play early, they have been frustrated in their attempt to wrap up the Sussex innings before the close.

    Leicester
    Image caption: Grace Road
  7. Ten Doeschate leads by example

    Surrey 399 v Essex 327-7 (75.1 overs)

    Essex skipper Ryan ten Doeschate's first Championship hundred of the summer arrives with a single off Stuart Meaker. It has taken him 120 balls and featured a six and 16 fours. With his side facing a big Surrey total, he has given his side a chance of at least matching it on the third day.

    Ryan ten Doeschate and Neil Wagner
  8. WICKET Harmer (c Foakes b Footitt) 20

    Surrey 399 v Essex 326-7 (74.5 overs)

    The Footitt-Foakes combination pays off for the third time for Surrey as Simon Harmer is caught behind after a stand of 47 with Essex skipper Ryan ten Doeschate, who needs one more run for his century. Neil Wagner is the new batsman, with the visitors 73 runs behind.

  9. Umpires end play at Taunton

    Yorkshire 202 & 127-2 (43 overs) v Somerset 224

    Umpires Neil Bainton and David Millns decide the final six overs will not be possible at Taunton because of the light, so Yorkshire end day two 105 ahead with eight wickets standing.

    After only 22 runs separated the two sides on first innings, this is effectively now a one-innings game, and there could be an exciting finish ahead if the weather stays good.

  10. Kent face survival struggle

    Durham 448 & 271-6 dec v Kent 236 & 35-0 (10 overs)

    First job done for Kent who reach stumps unscatched after a tricky 10-over mini-session following Durham's declaration.

    Daniel Bell-Drummond is 17 not out, with Sean Dickson on 16, but a target of 484 is surely well out of reach for the home side on the final day at Canterbury.

    After home skipper Sam Northeast's unbeaten 109 in the morning, Graham Clark (83) and Paul Collingwood (51*) were the main contributors as Durham pressed on to a huge lead which they hope has provided a platform for a first Championship victory of the summer.

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  11. Northants hold big lead at close

    Northamptonshire 218 & 247-4 (83 overs) v Derbyshire 176

    Northamptonshire are firmly in control of their game with Derbyshire at close of play on the second day, despite losing two late wickets.

    The hosts lead by 289 heading into the third day, with Ben Duckett and nightwatchman Nathan Buck at the crease.

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  12. Notts on top at stumps

    Gloucestershire 303 v Nottinghamshire 221-3 (82 overs)

    Samit Patel

    A terrific day for Nottinghamshire comes to an end at Bristol.

    Gloucestershire could add only 47 to their overnight 256-7, before Notts dominated proceedings with the bat.

    Che Pujara threw his wicket away right at the end for 67, advancing to swat away a Jack Taylor delivery and holing out to extra cover as a result.

    Pujara was furious with himself, but with Samit Patel unbeaten on 78 and the hosts' lead down to 82, the visitors will still be feeling pretty content.

  13. WICKET Wakely (c Smit b Palladino) 79

    Northamptonshire 218 & 244-4 (80.2 overs) v Derbyshire 176

    Tony Palladino has his second wicket of the innings, and it's a big one for Derbyshire.

    Alex Wakely goes for 79, edging the seamer behind to keeper Daryn Smit.

    The hosts' lead at Northampton is 286, with three overs left to be bowled today.

    Nathan Buck comes out as a nightwatchman, only to see Rob Keogh get out at the other end for five two balls later.

  14. Philander reaches 50 for Sussex

    Leicestershire 340 v Sussex 250-9 (72 overs)

    Sussex's last-wicket resistance continues at Leicester, and Vernon Philander has just brought up his half-century with a boundary off spinner Colin Ackermann.

    The South Africa international's stand with last batsman Danny Briggs is worth 49 runs, a partnership which has earned their side a second batting bonus point.

  15. Light halts play at Taunton

    Yorkshire 202 & 127-2 (43 overs) v Somerset 224

    Is that it for the day at Taunton? The umpires take the players off with six overs remaining as the light closes in. Peter Handscomb is 57 not out for Yorkshire, who lead by 105, with skipper Gary Ballance on 15. Handscomb has struck 11 fours so far and if he can convert his fine start into a big score on day three, then Yorkshire will fancy their chances of forcing a win.

    BBC Somerset's Anthony Gibson: "He may have the ungainliest of stances, but Handscomb is as Handscomb does, and Peter of that ilk was turning this match in Yorkshire's favour with an unbeaten 57 as the sides went off six overs early for bad light."

  16. Glamorgan on top at New Road

    Worcestershire 267 & 34-1 ( 8 overs) v Glamorgan

    Bad light ends play slightly early at New Road with Worcestershire 80 runs in arrears after an excellent second-day batting performance by Glamorgan.

    Having been 58-6 at one stage, the Welsh county added another 313 for their last four wickets thanks to Jacques Rudolph's 111 and half-centuries by Chris Cooke, Andrew Salter and Lukas Carey.

    Brett D'Oliveira is 12 not out for Worcestershire, with Tom Fell on four, and they need to avoid early damage on the third morning as Glamorgan press for a fourth win in five games in all competitions.

  17. Handscomb on form for Yorkshire

    Yorkshire 202 & 123-2 (42 overs) v Somerset 224

    As Australia fight to stay in the Champions Trophy, Peter Handscomb reaches fifty at Taunton with a boundary off spinner Jack Leach. Surplus to requirements he may be in limited-overs international cricket, but he has proved a handy acquisition for Yorkshire and is close to 400 runs for the season so far. the lead has now reached three figures.

  18. Dickson fit to open for Kent

    Durham 448 & 271-6 dec v Kent 236 & 3-0 (2 overs)

    Looks like the blow Sean Dickson took while fielding (see 15:40 entry) wasn't too bad as he's out there to open the batting for Kent, who face a fight for survival at Canterbury after being set 484 to win by Durham.

  19. WICKET Foster (c Foakes b Footitt) 12

    Surrey 399 v Essex 279-6 (65 overs)

    Surrey are gradually working their way through the Essex batting line-up and there is Mark Footitt's second wicket of the day as a thin edge by James Foster is taken by Ben Foakes. The visitors are 120 behind, but skipper Ryan ten Doeschate is still there on 73 not out as Simon Harmer joins him.

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  20. Kent unbeaten record under threat

    Durham 488 & 271-6 dec v Kent 236

    Matt Cole

    Sports Editor, BBC Radio Kent

    Durham have set Kent a theoretical 484 to win at Canterbury with 10 overs left of day three.

    Once again, it has been the visitors’ day as Graham Clark racked up a first-class career best of 83, and Paul Collingwood’s eight half century in nine matches piled on the misery for the Kent bowlers and fielders.

    The declaration may seem a conservative one, but Kent will be physically and mentally weary as they try and protect their unbeaten record in the Championship.

    If Durham bowl with the vigour and skill they did in Kent’s first innings, they should wrap up their first victory of the campaign.