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Live Reporting

Adam Williams, Kalika Mehta and James Law

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  1. Night all


    And that is that for all the action on this second day of County Championship cricket.

    We'll take a well-earned rest there as we're set for more scorching weather tomorrow.

    If you've missed any of today's action, head to the counties page of the BBC Sport website for close of play reports.

    We'll be back with you for those three day matches that start at 11:00 BST with the day/night matches to follow in the afternoon.

    Join us right here on BBC Sport from 10:45 BST. Until then, thanks for being with us.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One:

    Scarborough: Yorkshire (342) lead Surrey (219-7) by 123 runs

    Old Trafford: Hampshire (451) lead Lancashire (140-3) by 311 runs

    Chelmsford: Essex (517-5 dec) lead Somerset (140-2) by 377 runs

    Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire (499-9 dec) lead Worcestershire (215-7) by 284 runs

    Division Two:

    Sophia Gardens, Cardiff: Northamptonshire (281 & 169-0) lead Glamorgan (254) by 188 runs

    Derby: Leicestershire (297) lead Derbyshire (245 & 43-3) by 9 runs

    Chester-le-Street: Warwickshire (424) lead Durham (138-2) by 286 runs

    Canterbury: Middlesex (56 & 22-2) need 445 more runs to beat Kent (241 & 281)

  3. Close of play at Trent Bridge

    Nottinghamshire 499-9 dec v Worcestershire 215-7 (55 overs)

    Nightwatchman Dillon Pennington - who is playing in his maiden first-class match for Worcestershire - survives a final five balls from Stuart Broad, sending the final one to the boundary ropes, to get through to the end of the day.

    Ross Whiteley at the other end finishes on 25 not out but Worcestershire will need some sensational batting from the pair if they are going to avoid being asked to follow-on.

    They trail the hosts by 284 runs, after a half-century from Tom Moores and an unbeaten 75 from Riki Wessels earlier helped Notts declare on 499-9.

  4. Post update

    One match still to finish on this second day....

    But they're in the last over at Trent Bridge with Stuart Broad trundling in for Nottinghamshire against Worcestershire.

  5. Close of play at Durham

    Warwickshire 424 v Durham 138-2 (56 overs)

    Martin Emmerson

    BBC Newcastle at Chester-le-Street

    This is a slow burner. There's no doubt about that. Warwickshire made 424 in 134 overs at three an over, but Durham's response has been cautious, watchful and slow.

    They have been going along at just over two an over, but have certainly taken a lead from Jonathan Trott, who proved patience could be rewarded here as he made 170 not out from 286 balls.

    It's a slow track and if you dig in you will get runs. Tom Latham and Cameron Steel put on 96 for the first wicket with their partnership ending in the 43rd over when Latham was adjudged to have edged Oliver Hannon-Dalby behind on 50.

    He looked stunned to be give out by umpire Chris Watts, who in response looked perplexed by the reaction. Maybe it struck his thigh pad? It was a long walk back to the pavilion. It was only the second opening stand of a first innings of more than 50 for Durham this season.

    Despite losing Will Smith for two, Cameron Steel and Graham Clark pushed on as the sun battled to break through gloomy cloud to the west. Steel reached his 50 in 158 balls and has 51. Clark has 18.

    Durham will resume day three on 138-2, trailing by 286.

    PS, we did a head count and believed there were around 112 spectators left in the ground with about half an hour to go!

  6. WICKET Twohig b Broad 2

    Nottinghamshire 499-9 dec v Worcestershire 195-7 (51 overs)

    Stuart Broad is enjoying himself in the twilight at Trent Bridge.

    The England and Nottinghamshire seamer bowls Ben Twohig and Worcestershire are in serious trouble as the second day draws to a close.

  7. Close of play at Canterbury

    Middlesex (56 & 22-2) v Kent (241 & 281) - target 467

    That's stumps on day two at Canterbury in this incredible match.

    Middlesex survive losing any more wickets in the twilight as Ravi Patel comes in as nightwatchman at number four.

    Kent will need eight more Middlesex wickets when they resume on day three, Middlesex need another 445 runs!

  8. WICKET D'Oliveira c Nash b Broad 24

    Nottinghamshire 499-9 dec v Worcestershire 189-6 (48.1 overs)

    Stuart Broad gets his first wicket as Notts look to wrap up this Worcestershire first innings.

    Brett D'Oliveira clips the England bowler to Chris Nash in the slips, to leave the visitors six wickets down and still trailing the hosts by 310 runs.

  9. WICKET Bartlett b S Cook 42

    Essex 517-5 dec v Somerset 140-2 (41.5 overs)

    Out of nowhere Essex pick up a second Somerset wicket and it's come right at the end of the day's play.

    George Bartlett makes an error of judgement as he leaves a ball outside off from Sam Cook that crashes into his stumps.

    Disappointing end for the visitors who have fought very hard throughout.

  10. WICKET Eskinazi c Crawley b Podmore 5

    Middlesex (56 & 17-2) v Kent (241 & 281) - target 467

    Kent in the wickets again late on at Canterbury.

    Harry Podmore has a second scalp with the new Dukes ball and this time it's Stevie Eskinazi who joins the procession of Middlesex batsman to struggle in the twilight.

    Well taken catch at second slip by Zak Crawley.

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  11. 50 for Ed Byrom

    Essex 517-5 dec v Somerset 137-1 (40 overs)

    Somerset continue to plunder the runs on the feather-bed Chelmsford pitch.

    Ed Byrom has a half-century to his name off 98 balls, which has included seven fours.

    He and George Bartlett (40 not out) batting with very little alarm out there for this second wicket partnership.

  12. WICKET Cox b Gurney 25

    Nottinghamshire 499-9 dec v Worcestershire 173-5 (45.2 overs)

    Harry Gurney strikes once more, sending Ben Cox's stumps cartwheeling out of the ground to pick up his third wicket of the innings.

    It brings an end to an important 45-run fifth-wicket partnership between Cox and Brett D'Oliveira and Worcestershire are staring down the barrel of a big first innings deficit.

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  13. Closing moments

    We're slowly but surely moving towards the close of this second evening.

    Not been huge amounts to tell you in the past hour. The wicket flurry of last night hasn't exactly repeated itself.

  14. Sun makes way for moon and swing at Canterbury

    Middlesex (56 & 2-1) v Kent (241 & 281) - target 467

    A marvellous picture this from the commentary box at Canterbury as Kent's bowlers hunt more Middlesex wickets in the twilight.

    One already for Harry Podmore. Will the man of the moment Grant Stewart bag even more?

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  15. WICKET Holden c Rouse b Podmore 0

    Middlesex (56 & 0-1) v Kent (241 & 281) - target 467

    Wicket time again at Canterbury!

    Three balls into Middlesex's second innings, Max Holden is caught behind without scoring off Harry Podmore.

    The target of 467 looks a long way away for the visitors.

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  16. Somerset pass 100

    Essex 517-5 dec v Somerset 101-1 (30 overs)

    Somerset progressing nicely at Chelmsford as the run feast continues.

    Neil Wagner has been plugging away though with the ball for Essex from one end trying to examine the batsmen's technique against the short ball.

    But Ed Byrom (41 not out) and George Bartlett (25 not out) have withstood it all.

  17. WICKET Stewart c Malan b Patel 103

    Kent (241 & 281) v Middlesex (56)

    And Grant Stewart finally falls shortly after his whirlwind century.

    Dawid Malan takes the catch in the deep off Ravi Patel to dismiss him after just 74 balls. Kent all out for 281 in their second innings.

    Middlesex will face 10 overs in the twilight of the evening with a rather imposing 467 the victory target.

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  18. 100 for Grant Stewart

    Kent (241 & 281-9) lead Middlesex (56) by 466 runs

    What a moment for Kent's Grant Stewart! A maiden first-class century!

    It's come from just 71 balls with 13 fours and five sixes.

    He's having some game too as he scored a previously career-best 38 in the first innings before taking 6-22 with the ball as Middlesex were rolled out for just 56.

  19. Division Two latest

    Time to bring you up to date with our three evening matches in Division Two.

    Grant Stewart's spectacular innings for Kent has well and truly rubbed salt into Middlesex's wounds at Canterbury.

    He's 92 not out off just 65 balls with his side now 266-9 in their second innings, a lead of 451.

    At Derby, Leicestershire were dismissed for 297 in their first innings against Derbyshire to take a lead of 52. The hosts are 6-0 at the start of their second innings.

    And at Chester-le-Street, Durham are serenely progressing in reply to Warwickshire's 424 at 79-0.

  20. WICKET Clarke lbw b Fletcher 40

    Nottinghamshire 499-9 dec v Worcestershire 128-4 (32.5 overs)

    Another timely wicket for Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge as they remove classy Worcestershire batsman Joe Clarke.

    Luke Fletcher pins him leg before to leave the visitors in a bit of bother on 128-4.

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