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  1. Alviro Petersen hits 191 for Lancashire v Middlesex at Lord's
  2. Somerset's James Hildreth makes 150 for second time this season

Live Reporting

By Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. Stumps are drawn

    Middlesex celebrate

    And that is that for another day of action in the County Championship.

    You can read reports from all of today's matches across the two divisions on our county cricket section.

    We'll be back with more of the twists and turns tomorrow as many of these matches move into a crucial third day.

    Join us from 10:45 BST on Tuesday. Until then, thanks for being with us.

  2. Close at Grace Road

    Leicestershire 252-7 v Gloucestershire

    And it's all over at the end of the first day between Leicestershire and Gloucestershire.

    The Foxes were put in after an uncontested toss in this Division Two encounter and they had Neil Dexter (107 not out) to thank for guiding them to two batting points.

    Dexter came in on the sixth ball of the day and struck seven fours on his way to three figures.

  3. Hildreth's day once again

    Hampshire 219 & 18-1 v Somerset 474-8 dec

    James Hildreth

    A day to remember at the Ageas Bowl for Somerset's James Hildreth.

    The right-hander passed 150 for the second time this season as his side racked up an impressive first innings total of 474-8 dec.

    Johann Myburgh (110) also registered a first first-class century of the season as Somerset took a 255-run lead.

    Jimmy Adams fell to Lewis Gregory before the close at the start of Hampshire's innings. They will resume on day three still 237 runs behind.

  4. Bears close on top

    Warwickshire 283-8 v Nottinghamshire 152

    It was wickets aplenty earlier at Edgbaston and the possibility of a day three finish as the batsmen struggled to settle.

    But, lower-order runs for Warwickshire from Tim Ambrose (72) and Rikki Clarke (74) have seen the hosts take a 131-run lead at the end of day two against Nottinghamshire.

    Jake Ball's impressive campaign continued with 4-76 including the late wicket of Clarke to keep his side just about in contention.

  5. Wayne's World at Canterbury

    Kent 379 v Derbyshire 291-3

    Wayne Madsen

    Not a bad day for Derbyshire's Wayne Madsen against Kent.

    Earlier, he watched his bowlers mop up what was left of the Kent lower-order and at the close of day two he's helped his side get within 100.

    Madsen (73 not out) and Chesney Hughes (83) have been the mainstays of Derbyshire's so far impressive reply in this Division Two fixture.

  6. Close of play at Lord's

    Middlesex 146-1 v Lancashire 513

    Stevie Eskinazi

    Stumps have been drawn at Lord's where bat is most definitely dominating ball between Middlesex and Lancashire.

    Nick Gubbins (71 not out) and Stevie Eskinazi (43 not out) have shared 87 runs so far for the second wicket to frustrate the Red Rose.

  7. WICKET Clarke (c Hutton b Ball 74)

    Warwickshire 264-8 v Nottinghamshire 152

    Some late in the day wickets falling across Division One and Rikki Clarke falls before the close after his potentially match-defining innings for Warwickshire.

    Another wicket for Jake Ball who seems to have a knack at the moment for coming up with scalps when his side most need them.

  8. WICKET Adams (b Gregory 0)

    Hampshire 219 & 0-1 v Somerset 474-8 dec

    Worst possible start for Hampshire to their second innings as they try to avoid losing wickets late in the day against Somerset.

    Jimmy Adams has seen his defences breached by Lewis Gregory before a run can even be added.

  9. Bears lead beyond 100

    Warwickshire 255-7 v Nottinghamshire 152

    Rikki Clarke has played a great hand down the order for Warwickshire at Edgbaston as they look to have taken a decisive lead in this Division One contest.

    Nottinghamshire had a sniff of sneaking a slim first innings lead earlier when the Bears were teetering on 117-5.

    But Tim Ambrose (72) and Clarke (71 not out) have turned the game in Warwickshire's favour.

  10. 100 for Neil Dexter

    Leicestershire 232-6 v Gloucestershire

    Coming towards the close of day one at Grace Road in Division Two where Neil Dexter has shown great staying power with a century from 247 balls for the hosts.

    It's been a vital knock from the former Kent and Middlesex all-rounder as Leicestershire eye a strong first innings total and a potential place on top of the division by the end of this round.

  11. Declaration from Somerset

    Hampshire 219 v Somerset 474-8 dec

    Pretty much right on cue with that Somerset declaration with a lead of 255 against Hampshire.

    The hosts will have nine overs to bat out before the close of play in their second innings.

  12. Somerset's lead continues to grow

    Hampshire 219 v Somerset 470-8

    Somerset take their lead beyond 250 against Hampshire as day two at the Ageas Bowl moves to a conclusion.

    Craig Overton and Ryan Davies have added 78 runs for the ninth wicket to make it even more agonising for the hosts.

    Could be a declaration as well from the visitors to put Hampshire in again for a few uncomfortable overs before stumps.

  13. Your half-term reports


    Asked you earlier for your assessments of how your county is faring in the Championship as we approach the halfway mark of this season.

    Peter's offered this concise report of the Red Rose in 2016 to date...

    While Sam has this view of the Bears....

    Keep them coming in via #bbccricket

  14. Warwickshire accumulate a lead

    Warwickshire 224-6 v Nottinghamshire 152

    Clive Eakin

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport at Edgbaston

    "The action has slowed down somewhat since the dismissal of Tim Ambrose for 72.

    "The former England wicket-keeper played splendidly, producing some glorious cover drives in his thirteen fours. It came as something of a surprise when he edged a Samit Patel delivery to give Steven Mullaney his third slip catch.

    "Since then Warwickshire have added to their lead through steady accumulation with Rikki Clarke and Keith Barker forging a partnership."

  15. 50 for Nick Gubbins

    Middlesex 101-1 v Lancashire 513

    Nick Gubbins

    A half-century for Middlesex opener Nick Gubbins at Lord's as the hosts continue to mount a response to Lancashire's imposing first innings total.

    Seven fours in the left-hander's innings so far as Lancashire turn to a combination of medium pace and spin.

  16. Somerset pass 400

    Hampshire 219 v Somerset 411-8

    Maximum batting points registered for Somerset at the Ageas Bowl as some lusty hitting from Craig Overton and Ryan Davies takes the visitors beyond 400.

    Added to that, they're now closing in on a first-innings lead of more than 200.

  17. All over at Taunton

    England women beat Pakistan women by 202 runs

    All over in the third women's ODI at Taunton and a great start to Heather Knight's captaincy as her side complete a 3-0 series win in emphatic fashion.

  18. Division Two latest

    Runs-a-flowing nicely for the batting sides so far at both Leicester and Canterbury.

    On day one at Grace Road, Leicestershire have picked up a first batting point after going past 200 with Neil Dexter (89 not out) eyeing-up a century.

    They're 202-5 against Gloucestershire currently.

    In the evening session on day two at Canterbury, Kent's earlier 379 is gradually being chipped away at by Derbyshire.

    Chesney Hughes (73 not out) and captain Wayne Madsen (39 not out) have shared 82 for the third wicket so far in a total of 221-2.

  19. WICKET Robson (c Livingstone b Parkinson 21)

    Middlesex 59-1 v Lancashire 513

    Lancashire have had to be patient for a breakthrough at Lord's against Middlesex.

    Sam Robson has fallen to new spin kid on the block Matt Parkinson after edging to Liam Livingstone at slip.

  20. Get Involved


    This round of County Championship matches pretty much marks the halfway stage for this season.

    How has your side fared so far and what would be your half-term report?

    Tell us your county and try and sum up their fortunes if you can in fewer than 140 characters via #bbccricket