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Summary

  1. Haseeb Hameed scores 117 for Lancashire v Middlesex
  2. Alastair Cook makes just 11 on return to The Oval for Essex v Surrey
  3. Gary Ballance scores 148 for Yorkshire v Hampshire
  4. George Bartlett and Tom Abell make centuries for Somerset v Nottinghamshire

Live Reporting

By Adam Williams and Ben Pheazey

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thank you and good night

    Hameed

    And that's your lot for the second day of our coverage in this round.

    Another day with plenty of early-season runs and we'll give a deserved headline billing to Haseeb Hameed and his welcome return to form for Lancashire.

    A very well-compiled 117 at Lord's against Middlesex has helped edge his side ahead.

    You can read more about that and the rest of the day's games on the counties section of the BBC Sport website and app.

    In terms of day three, we'll be back with all the build-up from 10:45 BST on Saturday.

  2. Close of play scores

    stumps

    Here's the tale of all the games at the close on day two...

    Division One:

    Ageas Bowl: Hampshire 74-3 v Yorkshire 554-7 dec

    Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire 263 & 25-2 v Somerset 403 - Notts trail by 115 runs

    The Oval: Surrey 395 v Essex 202-4

    Edgbaston: Warwickshire 136-3 v Kent 504-9 dec

    Division Two:

    Chester-le-Street: Durham 224 & 31-1 v Sussex 202 - Durham lead by 53 runs

    Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan 570-8 dec v Northamptonshire 234-0

    Bristol: Gloucestershire 202-5 v Derbyshire 291

    Grace Road: Leicestershire 180-4 v Worcestershire 553-6 dec

    Lord's: Middlesex 265 v Lancashire 267-4

    And you can take a fuller look at all the scorecards right here.

  3. Post update

    That's stumps in all our games, stay right there - we'll give you a look at the scores in all our games very shortly.....

  4. Close of play at Chester-le-Street

    Durham 224 & 31-1 v Sussex 202 - Durham lead by 53 runs

    And that's your lot for the day.

    Very interestingly poised this one. Durham have a lead of 53 runs over a battling Sussex.

    Cameron Bancroft and Alex Lees will both resume on 14 not out in the morning for the hosts.

  5. Last couple of overs at Chester-le-Street

    Durham 224 & 29-1 v Sussex 202 - lead by 51 runs

    Almost the end of the day in the north east where there's two overs for Cameron Bancroft and Alex Lees to negotiate.

    An invaluable little partnership this that's nudged their lead up to 51 over Sussex after losing Cameron Steel just five balls into the second innings.

  6. End of day two at Trent Bridge

    Notts 263 & 25-2 v Somerset 403 - trail by 115

    Plenty for Notts to ponder as Ben Slater (13 not out) and nightwatchman Luke Fletcher (4 not out) leave the field with the hosts more than 100 runs in arrears.

    Can Slater survive the second new ball tomorrow?

    Great day for centurions Tom Abell and George Bartlett and don't forget Stuart Broad's 5-73.

  7. Stumps at Lord's

    Middx 265 v Lancs 267-4

    The Red Rose are in block mode as Rob Jones plays out a maiden over by Toby Roland-Jones to reach the close on 55 not out.

    Dane Vilas is on 19. Lancashire have a slender lead but will have plenty of work to do tomorrow to try and seize control of this match.

    Hats off to Haseeb Hameed for his first championship century in two years this afternoon.

  8. Close of play at Ageas Bowl

    Hampshire 74-3 v Yorkshire 554-7 dec

    All done for the day as nightwatchman Kyle Abbott blocks out a couple of overs for Hampshire.

    Yorkshire in total control after declaring their first innings on a mammoth 554-7 and then picking up three wickets before the close.

    Hampshire know they will need 405 just to avoid the follow-on.

  9. Close of play at Edgbaston

    Warwks 136-3 v Kent 504-9 dec - trail by 368

    It's still a good pitch - but Dominic Sibley and Sam Hain have had top put in a tough shift to soak up the scoreboard pressure.

    Still way behind but the Bears are hanging on.

  10. WICKET Nash c Davies b Brooks 0

    Notts 263 & 16-2 v Somerset 403

    Notts are in big trouble now - as Jack Brooks finds the edge of the bat and Steven Davies clings on to the chance.

    A brief innings from Chris Nash - who goes for a duck.

    Hello! Luke Fletcher is in as nightwatchman.

  11. 50 for Dominic Sibley

    Warwks 117-3 v Kent 504-9 dec

    It's been a grind but a very important knock nonetheless.

    147 balls no less - with six fours.

  12. WICKET Markram c Ballance b Leaning 45

    Hampshire 70-3 v Yorkshire 554-7 dec

    Oh dear! Aiden Markram won't want to see this again...

    He's made a horror piece of judgement late in the day trying to whack the part-time spin of Jack Leaning out of the park.

    Mistimes out to deep mid-wicket where Gary Ballance takes the catch and Hampshire's difficult day continues.

  13. Elsewhere in Division Two...

    Here's the latest, away from Lord's and Chester-le-Street

    The runs are flowing for both sides in Cardiff as Northants reply to the Glamorgan innings of 570-8 dec with 211-0.

    Ricardo Vasconcelos is 110 not out.

    Gloucestershire have reached stumps on day two on 202-5 against Derbyshire at Bristol and trail by 89.

    Worcestershire have had the better of it so far at Grace Road, where Leicestershire are 175-4 with Ateeq Javid and nightwatchman Chris Wright at the crease.

    They trail by 378.

  14. Close of play at The Oval

    Surrey 395 v Essex 202-4

    All done for the day after they came off for bad light about an hour or so ago.

    Essex will resume in the morning still 193 runs behind and Dan Lawrence will be on 87.

  15. Joe Root has a bowl

    Hampshire 62-2 v Yorkshire 554-7 dec

    Light still pretty poor towards the close of the day at the Ageas Bowl so Joe Root is brought on for a bit of spin from one end to get a few more overs in.

  16. Run feast continues in Cardiff

    Glamorgan 570-8 dec v Northamptonshire 203-0

    Who'd be a bowler at Sophia Gardens this week?

    Batsman aren't complaining though as runs continue to flow on the second day of the Division Two clash.

    Ricardo Vasconcelos registers a ton at the top of Northants' order as they pile on a huge opening stand.

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  17. WICKET Duckett c Abell b Brooks 4

    Notts 263 & 8-1 v Somerset 403 - trail by 132

    Jack Brooks takes first blood as he has Ben Duckett caught in the covers by his captain.

    Chris Nash is the number three.

  18. Sibley and Hose resist

    Warwks 108-3 v Kent 504-9 dec - trail by 399

    This has been a grind for the Warwickshire pair, both of whom have strike rates in the low 30s here.

    Hose is well forward defending Adam Riley and pinches the strike with a single through the covers.

  19. Notts batting at Trent Bridge

    Notts 263 & 8-0 v Somerset 403

    Hmm! His first ball is edged through to third man for four by Ben Slater.

    The batsman survives.

    At the other end Ben Duckett picks up a four of his own off Jack Brooks. 132 behind.

  20. Lancashire close the gap at Lord's

    Middx 265 v Lancs 257-4

    Jones is beaten outside off stump by Steven Finn, bowling with the new ball.

    He's right behind the next one though and defends off the back foot.

    Just eight runs behind Middlesex now.

    Eight overs left tonight. Tim Murtagh to bowl.