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Summary

  1. Adam Wheater's 204 helps Hampshire reach 531
  2. Warwickshire close 131-3 in reply, 400 runs behind
  3. Middlesex move into solid first-innings lead
  4. Harris and Fuller in 149-run ninth-wicket stand
  5. Northants struggle against in-form Worcestershire
  6. Surrey 95-2 v Yorkshire as rain stops play early

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By Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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  1. See you tomorrow

    Good evening

    Adam Wheater

    Until tomorrow then, folks. Thanks for your company.

    Have a good evening - you'd imagine Adam Wheater will enjoy his, immensely.

  2. Time for a look back at Monday's play

    Monday's County Championship cricket action

    So, shall we remind ourselves what has happened today?

    In Division One, Surrey chose to bat, lost a couple of wickets and then lost most of the first day to rain. It was torrential stuff at the Oval at times, against Yorkshire.

    At Edgbaston, Adam Wheater's unbeaten 204 helped Hampshire move from 304-4 this morning to 531 all out. In reply, Warwickshire closed on 131-3.

    But one of the stories of the day was surely Middlesex's 149-run ninth-wicket stand, which sees them frustrate a Somerset side who had hoped to see of the visitors' tail end.

    And in Division Two, Worcestershire enjoyed themselves against Northants at Wantage Road - they have opened up an impressive 310-run lead.

    All four of today's match reports can be found on the BBC Sport website's cricket pages.

  3. BreakingBad light stops play at Edgbaston

    Warwickshire 131-3 v Hampshire 531

    That's it for today, folks - bad lights brings at end to Day Two at Edgbaston.

    Warwickshire will resume on Tuesday 400 runs behind...

    Quote Message: Despite the rest of the Warwickshire batsmen struggling, Jonathan Trott has batted without fuss and has looked untroubled as he scored his fourth Championship half-century of the season. Sam Hain has looked uneasy at the crease and seems relieved as the players come off for bad light. from Kalika Mehta BBC Sport at Edgbaston
    Kalika MehtaBBC Sport at Edgbaston
  4. 50 partnership for Trott & Hain

    Warwickshire 128-3 v Hampshire 531

    A single brings up the 50 partnership for Jonathan Trott and Sam Hain. They've done well so far - but these two surely need to bat together until at least Lunch tomorrow for the hosts to have any real hope of salvaging something from this match?

    Warwickshire trail by 403 runs.

  5. BreakingClose of play at Wantage Road

    Northamptonshire 148 v Worcestershire 277 & 181-4

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  6. 50 up for Trott

    Warwickshire 110-3 v Hampshire 531

    Jonathan Trott brings up his 50. He's leading Warwickshire's attempt at a recovery, in reply to Hampshire's 531.

  7. WICKET Kohler-Cadmore (lbw b Prasanna 0)

    Northamptonshire 148 v Worcestershire 277 & 180-4

    Tom Kohler-Cadmore fails to score off 13 balls and is out lbw.

    But it would take an almighty Worcestershire collapse from here for this match to become close again.

  8. TWO WICKETS IN TWO BALLS

    Northamptonshire 148 v Worcestershire 277 & 177-3

    Take a bow, Rob Keogh. Arguably Northants' best moment of the day comes as he takes two wickets in two balls.

    Joe Clarke goes for a golden duck after Brett D'Oliveira is stumped on 81.

    But it still hasn't been a good day for the hosts, who trail by more than 300 runs and counting.

  9. Close of play at Taunton

    Somerset 236 v Middlesex 361-8

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at Taunton

    Quote Message: "Undoubtedly Middlesex's day thanks to an incredible ninth-wicket stand between James Harris and James Fuller. They have added 149 runs to give the visitors a lead of 125. Somerset, who looked increasingly uninspired as the day wore on, might feel that this game is gone."
  10. BreakingStumps at Taunton

    Somerset 236 v MIddlesex 361-8

    James Harris and James Fuller have put on 149 for Middlesex's ninth wicket. No, do not adjust your screen. 149!

    Their lead over Somerset is now 125 runs, which should tell you all you need to know about how important this combination has been for the visitors. Earlier, Somerset looked certain to bat before Tea, let alone before the close of play...

    And there indeed is the close of play at Taunton.

  11. WICKET Chopra (b Andrew 39)

    Warwickshire 78-3 v Hampshire 531

    Gareth Andrew (2-17) will be delighted! He cleans bowls Varun Chopra for 39 and Hampshire have well-and-truly cemented their advantage on Day Two at Edgbaston.  

  12. They're still there...

    Somerset 236 v Middlesex 345-8

    Middlesex's James Fuller is now up to a career-best 77, having hit six boundaries, and is still going strong.

    Alongside him on 65 is James Harris, who is just 22 runs off his own personal career-best score.

    Somerset will be desperate to break this partnership...but they can't seem to find a way at present.

  13. Warwickshire recovering?

    Warwickshire 76-2 v Hampshire 531

    Jonathan Trott and Varun Chopra are helping Warwickshire stabilise a little, at Edgbaston.

    Their 65-run partnership has moved the hosts up to 76-2, after losing two early wickets.

  14. Half century for James Harris

    Somerset 236 v Middlesex 311-8

    James Harris is the man. He brings up 50 from 143 balls and what an afternoon this has proved to be for Middlesex!

  15. Head-to-head record broken

    Somerset 236 v Middlesex 306-8

    In the 101st over, Middlesex's James Fuller and James Harris move to a ninth-wicket stand of 94 and our man from BBC London Sport has the stat of the day:

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  16. Rain stops play for the day

    Surrey 95-2 v Yorkshire

    Play has been abandoned for the day at the Oval. Just the 33 overs played there today, thanks to all that wretched rain.

    We'll see you again tomorrow for that one, with Zafar Ansari (35) and Aaron Finch (34) set to resume for Surrey in the morning.

  17. 50 for James Fuller

    Somerset 236 v Middlesex 299-8

    James Fuller brings up his 50 but, more importantly, Middlesex are getting close to 300, having previously slipped to 133-6 and 177-7 and it is largely thanks to Fuller's ninth-wicket partnership with James Harris, who is on 45. Well played, gents.

  18. WICKET Mitchell (lbw b Prasanna 47)

    Northamptonshire 148 v Worcestershire 277 & 104-1

    Daryl Mitchell is out lbw as he was approaching a half century but, moments later, Brett D'Oliveira gets his own 50. Their partnership had been excellent - now what can Tom Fell do for the visitors?

  19. Not Northants' day

    Northamptonshire 148 v Worcestershire 277 & 104-0

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  20. Inspection at 17:30 BST

    Surrey 95-2 v Yorkshire

    The Oval