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Felix Keith and Tom Garry

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  1. We've reached the close

    County Championship, day two

    Thanks for joining us today, on another impressive day for Kumar Sangakkara among others, but a day that was ultimately ended by some bad light.

    You can catch up on all the day's scorecards and match reports via the BBC cricket page.


    Here's to some bright sunshine tomorrow!

    Until then, good night.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One

    Hampshire 254 v Essex 76 & 208-3

    Middlesex 233 & 152 v Lancashire 165 & 46-1

    Somerset 269 v Surrey 328-6

    Warwickshire 219 & 49-1 v Yorkshire 296

    Division Two

    Derbyshire v Kent - No play on first two days due to wet outfield

    Sussex 346 v Durham 321-6

    Glamorgan 442 v Gloucestershire 161-1

    Northamptonshire 194 & 270 v Nottinghamshire 151 & 33-2

  3. Close of play at Lord's

    Middlesex 233 & 152 v Lancashire 165 & 46-1 (11 overs)

    They can indeed make it to stumps. Haseeb Hameed has 22 not out and Liam Livingstone is on 13 not out.

    They've lost five overs to bad light at Lord's, but it hasn't exactly slowed this game down, with 31 wickets falling in two days.

    Lancashire will require 175 more runs tomorrow; Middlesex nine wickets.

  4. Can young England pair reach the close?

    Middlesex 233 & 152 v Lancashire 165 & 41-1 (9.1 overs)

    Alex Davies may have fallen, but it's still two young, talented England batsmen at the crease in the form of Haseeb Hameed (22 not out) and Liam Livingstone (8 not out).

    Both are in the frame for England's Ashes tour and will undoubtedly want to still be batting tomorrow morning. Lancashire's season may be all but over, but their personal ambitions are all to play for.

    Haseeb Hameed
  5. Roland-Jones to sit out rest of the match

    Middlesex 233 & 152 v Lancashire 165 & 31-1 (7.3 overs)

    It's Tim Murtagh and Steven Finn to bowl for Middlesex, because Toby Roland-Jones has been ruled out of the rest of the match with a stiff back.

    The England man has had scans, but they've been inconclusive and Middlesex don't want to risk him further.

  6. BreakingStumps at the Oval

    Somerset 269 v Surrey 328-6 (102 overs)

    With a lead of 59 runs, Surrey reach stumps with four wickets remaining at the Oval.

  7. Close of play at Wantage Road

    Northants 194 & 270 v Notts 151 & 33-2 (14 overs)

    Jake Libby and nightwatchman Luke Wood have reached stumps at Wantage Road on a day dominated by Rory Kleinveldt. Notts require a further 281 runs to win, with eight wickets in hand.

  8. Close of play at the Ageas Bowl

    Hampshire 254 v Essex 76 & 208-3 (74 overs)

    That's it at the Ageas Bowl, where the clouds have closed in an brought and end to preceedings.

    Dan Lawrence will resume on 78 and Ravi Bopara 52 tomorrow morning.

  9. WICKET Davies (lbw b Finn) 1

    Middlesex 233 & 152 v Lancashire 165 & 17-1 (5.1 overs)

    But Alex Davies falls the very next ball as Steven Finn traps him in front. Lancashire face a difficult period to finish up here, chasing 221 runs to win.

  10. Hameed hits back-to-back boundaries

    Middlesex 233 & 152 v Lancashire 165 & 17-0 (5 overs)

    They're back out at Lord's after a break and Haseeb Hameed moves onto 15 with two fours off Tim Murtagh.

  11. Back under way at the Oval

    Somerset 269 v Surrey 321-6 (98.2 overs)

    Can Somerset get some more wickets tonight before the close?

    The lead for Surrey is 52 runs and growing.

  12. WICKET Root (c Keogh b Kleinveldt) 7

    Northants 194 & 270 v Notts 151 & 16-2 (8.4 overs)

    Billy Root becomes the 11th Notts player to be dismissed by Rory Kleinveldt, who I reckon just might have the Man of the Match award sewn up.

    Notts need a further 205 runs to win.

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  13. Stumps at Headingley

    Warwickshire 219 & 49-1 (16 overs) v Yorkshire 296

    Mike Taylor

    BBC WM at Headingley

    Yorkshire have always had the advantage in this match but they have never broken entirely free of Warwickshire's attentions - certainly not enough to relax as they keep a close eye on the fixtures in London.

    Today, every time Yorkshire appeared to be taking complete control, the Bears winkled another man out. Most of the Yorkshire batsmen settled in, but only Adam Lyth reached 50. He was rarely troubled until pulling a short ball from Boyd Rankin onto his stumps. Tim Bresnan seemed set to increase the Yorkshire lead as far as three figures, until he was bowled sweeping Jeetan Patel.

    With two wickets and three catches to add to his century, Patel made another fine contribution, bowling almost throughout as he and Chris Wright shouldered much of the bowling responsibilities.

    When Warwickshire batted again, 18-year-old Liam Banks played positively, surviving one sharp chance to the slips, and Yorkshire had only one success before the light closed in.

    The assistance Patel found from the pitch today was enough to suggest that he might make a target upwards of 180 an uncomfortable prospect for Yorkshire under pressure - but his team will have to bat well tomorrow to set up such a challenge.

  14. Close of play at Headingley

    Warwickshire 219 & 49-1 (16 overs) v Yorkshire 296

    Stumps has been called in light of the bad light at Headingley.

  15. Bad light stops play at the Oval

    Somerset 269 v Surrey 317-6 (96.3 overs)

    ... And with that, they're off for bad light at the Oval as well.

  16. WICKET Curran (c Overton b Trego) 17

    Somerset 269 v Surrey 317-6 (96.3 overs)

    Pete Trego has ANOTHER wicket and Surrey are six down as Sam Curran is caught.

    The hosts' lead at the Oval is 48 runs.

  17. Bad light stops play at Lord's

    Middlesex 233 & 152 v Lancashire 165 & 5-0 (2 overs)

    They're off at Lord's again with the players continuing their hokey-cokey due to the light. This is the third delay of the day, which denies Middlesex the opportunity to bowl at Haseeb Hameed and Alex Davies in testing conditions.

  18. Bad light stops play

    Yorkshire v Warwickshire and Hampshire v Essex have both been halted due to bad light.

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