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Summary

  1. Notts' Patel makes 247 off 305 balls
  2. Essex pair Bopara (192) & Foster (121) put on 229
  3. Middlesex's Sam Robson out for 159
  4. Yorkshire collapse to 186-9
  5. 100s for Lancs' Davies & Worcs' Clarke

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By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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  1. Stumps - day two

    Joe Clarke

    So, another eight hours in which we've seen plenty of runs and big scores, but also a little bit for the bowlers.

    Myself and Matt Henry are back in the hotseat tomorrow morning from 10:45 BST.

    Hope you can join us then. Goodnight.

  2. Day two scores

    Division One

    • Middlesex 446 v Yorkshire 186-9
    • Lancashire 278-5 v Hampshire 395
    • Essex 541-9 dec v Warwickshire 60-2

    Division Two

    • Worcestershire 336 v Kent 260 & 120-3
    • Notts 548-9 dec v Leicestershire 134
    • Durham 281-4 v Glamorgan 295

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  3. Close of play at Old Trafford

    Lancashire 278-5 v Hampshire 395

    Day two finally ends in Manchester with the game in the balance.

    Lancashire trail Hampshire by 117, but they've got two set batsmen in.

    Dane Vilas and Ryan McLaren will have to start again in the morning though - it promises to be a cracker!

  4. Durham's Clark scores first hundred

    Durham 281-4 v Glamorgan 295

    Praise for Durham's centurion Graham Clark from his teammate Keaton Jennings who misses this week's game as he is captaining England Lions.

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  5. And then there was one

    Lancashire 277-5 v Hampshire 395

    Gareth Berg

    So, we're down to just one match again. And it's at Old Trafford again. Shock!

    Just a couple of overs left in that one, where Dane Vilas (76) and Ryan McLaren (22) are looking to see it through to stumps.

  6. Stumps at Lord's

    Middlesex 446 v Yorkshire 186-9

    And a day in which county champions MIddlesex have dominated with the ball comes to an end.

    Led by their big pacemen, the hosts have ripped through Yorkshire's batting line-up after tea.

    Gary Ballance goes to stumps on 53. He'll be looking to put on as many as he can with last man Ryan Sidebottom in the morning.

  7. Fifty for Gary Ballance

    Middlesex 446 v Yorkshire 184-9

    It's a pretty lonely place in the middle for Gary Ballance right now.

    The Yorkshire skipper reaches yet another half-century off 101 balls, his fourth of the season alongside three tons, but his side are facing a huge first-innings deficit at Lord's.

    They'll need Gazza to go big in the second innings too by the looks of things.

  8. Stumps at Chester-le-Street

    Durham 281-4 v Glamorgan 295

    A fine day for Durham in their bid to win a first Championship match of the season comes to a close.

    They trail Glamorgan by just 14 thanks to a maiden century from Graham Clark and Paul Collingwood's unbeaten 71.

    Plenty of work still to do tomorrow though.

  9. WICKET Coad (c Simpson b Finn) 14

    Middlesex 446 v Yorkshire 178-9

    Ben Coad was just beginning to frustrate Middlesex, but he's out now.

    Steven Finn gets him to nick behind to John Simpson.

    Gary Ballance, on 48, is joined by number 11 Ryan Sidebottom.

    He'll give it his all with the bat will Ryan.

  10. Play abandoned at Trent Bridge

    Notts 548-9 dec v Leicestershire 134

    Yep, the light's not good enough for Leicestershire to start their second innings, following on, and play is called off for the day.

  11. Stumps at Chelmsford

    Essex 541-9 dec v Warwickshire 60-2

    Ian Bell

    Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell see through the final half hour to the close unscathed.

    It's been Essex's day thanks to centuries from Ravi Bopara and James Foster.

    But Essex still need 18 wickets on the final two days to stretch their lead at the top of Division One.

    Tough ask.

  12. Follow on enforced at Trent Bridge

    Nottinghamshire 548-9 dec v Leicestershire 134 & 0-0

    Notts have indeed asked Leicestershire to follow on, 414 behind.

    They'll have a few overs to bat before stumps if the light holds. The umpires are just checking.

  13. Close of play at New Road

    Worcestershire 336 v 260 & 120-3

    Kent have just about held onto Worcestershire's coat tails in the final hour at New Road, led by Joe Denly's 67 not out.

    An intriguing third day awaits - Kent lead by 44.

    Josh Tongue wicket
  14. Clark gone

    Durham 274-4 v Glamorgan 295

    Moments after reaching three figures for the first time, Durham batsman Graham Clark is out for 109, edging Marchant de Lange behind.

    Skipper Paul Collingwood is there on 69.

  15. Leicestershire bowled out for 134

    Notts 548-9 dec v Leicestershire 134

    Steven Mullaney wraps up the Leicestershire innings as Ben Raine nicks him to a diving Brendan Taylor at slip.

    The deficit is 414. Surely the hosts will enforce the follow on?

  16. Century for Graham Clark

    Division Two update

    Well batted Graham Clark. The Durham man brings up his maiden first-class century off 129 balls.

    Durham now trail Glamorgan by just 35 at 260-3.

    Joe Denly is battling for Kent at New Road - he's 65 not out, Kent are 105-3 with a lead of 29.

    Leicestershire are just about hanging in there at Trent Bridge. They're 126-9.

  17. Fifty for Dane Vilas

    Lancashire 253-5 v Hampshire 395

    Amidst the flurry of wickets, I didn't get a chance to mention that Lancashire batsman Dane Vilas has passed fifty.

    It's his third half-century since joining Lancashire at the start of the season.

  18. WICKET Westwood (c Cook b Harmer) 22

    Essex 541-9 dec v Warwickshire 39-2

    Are Essex genuine title contenders? You bet they are.

    Spinner Simon Harmer tickles the edge of Ian Westwood's willow and Alastair Cook does the rest at slip.

    Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell are now in the middle for the Bears. Essex will surely want one of those before stumps.

    Simon Harmer
  19. Evergreen Colly

    Durham 239-3 v Glamorgan 295

    When you're struggling at the foot of the table, Paul Collingwood is the man you'd want to dig you out of trouble.

    The Durham skipper has just brought up his fifth half-century of the summer to put his side in a highly winnable position.

    Graham Clark is nine away from a maiden hundred at the other end.

  20. WICKET Brooks (b Higgins) 0

    Middlesex 446 v Yorkshire 146-8

    BOWLED! Again. It's mayhem at Lord's!

    Jack Brooks misses a straight one from Ryan Higgins, which may have kept a little low, and he's on his way.

    Yorkshire are going to be following on here.