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Summary

  1. Div One leaders Notts reach 112-0 at stumps after following on against Somerset
  2. Surrey's Rikki Clarke takes 5-29 as Hampshire are bowled out for just 135
  3. Alastair Cook makes 58 for Essex before rain ends play early against Lancashire
  4. Joe Denly scores 107 as Kent make 582-9 declared against Gloucestershire
  5. Ian Bell hits his first Warwickshire century for two years against Glamorgan

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By Ged Scott and Paul Grunill

All times stated are UK

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  1. Signing off

    Division One leaders Nottinghamshire have lifted their spirits at Taunton with a second-innings fightback against Somerset.

    But Hampshire may be feeling down in the dumps after being forced to follow on by Surrey, for whom Rikki Clarke claimed 5-29.

    In Division Two, there were centuries for the evergreen Ian Bell and Joe Denly, but Durham are only 46 ahead with four wickets remaining against Derbyshire.

    An interesting third day's play is in prospect in our seven games tomorrow, so please join us from 10:30 ish. Have a good evening.

  2. Close of play scores

    At the end of the second day's play:

    Division One

    Surrey 368 v Hampshire 135

    Hampshire trail by 233 runs and will follow on

    Lancashire 301 v Essex & 221-6

    Lancashire trail by 80 runs

    Somerset 392 v Nottinghamshire 134 & 112-0 (following on)

    Notts need another 146 to avoid innings defeat

    Division Two

    Durham 96 & 155-6 v Derbyshire 205

    Durham lead by 46 runs

    Kent 582-9 dec v Gloucestershire 44-4

    Gloucestershire trail by 538 runs

    Northamptonshire 204 & 165-3 v Leicestershire 217

    Northamptonshire lead by 152 runs

    Glamorgan 220 & 54-0 v Warwickshire 250

    Glamorgan lead by 24 runs

  3. for Rikki Clarke

    Surrey 368 v Hampshire 135 (49.2 overs)

    All over for Hampshire as Fidel Edwards edges Rikki Clarke to the keeper. Clarke finishes with 5-29 - the fifth time he has taken five or more in an innings in a first-class match. Surrey lead by 233 and Rory Burns unsurprisingly puts Hampshire in again. The umpires, though, decide that the light isn't good enough for the home side to start their second innings. We're done until tomorrow.

  4. One-day international update

    We're a bit late with this news but Scotland have pulled off a remarkable first-ever win over England in a quite remarkable 50 over contest in Edinburgh.

    Set a target of 372, Jonny Bairstow made 105 off 59 balls but once he was gone, wickets fell fairly regularly and England were all out for 365 with seven balls remaining.

    You can read all about it here.

  5. WICKET Abbott b S Curran 3

    Surrey 368 v Hampshire 134-9 (48.5 overs)

    England's Sam Curran is back in the attack for Surrey, relieving Morne Morkel, and a perfect in-ducker accounts for Kyle Abbott, bowling him between bat and pad. Fidel Edwards is Hampshire's number 11 - he took five wickets earlier in the day. What can he conjure up with the bat?

  6. Hampshire try to hang on

    Surrey 368 v Hampshire 128-8 (47 overs)

    So, we have play left in one match. Can Hampshire get through to stumps without being bowled out? Well, there are 13 still to be bowled, so it won't be easy. Dale Steyn is four not out and Kyle Abbott is on one.

  7. Wakely helps Northants bed in

    Northants 204 & 165-3 v Leicestershire 217

    Close of play at Northampton.

    After two low-scoring first innings, Northants are looking a bit more comfortable second time around.

    Alex Wakely became the first man to hit a half century in this match as his side closed on 165-3, with a lead of 152 - and the hope of building a matchwinning advantage on day three. He has so far put on 44 with Adam Rossington.

    That was after Rory Kleinveldt (4-51) earlier took three wickets to finish off the Leicestershire innings.

  8. WICKET Taylor c Borthwick b Clarke 5

    Surrey 368 v Hampshire 124-8 (45.3 overs)

    Rikki Clarke takes a wicket for Surrey

    Another wicket, another slip catch for Scott Borthwick - and that's four victims now for Rikki Clarke as Brad Taylor is dismissed. Kyle Abbott is joined by fellow South African Dale Steyn, and they could have Morne Morkel bowling at them from the other end. It'll be like a Proteas net session.

  9. Kent in charge at Bristol

    Gloucestershire 44-4 v Kent 582-9 dec

    All over for the day at Bristol as Gloucestershire wobble in response to Kent's whopping 582-9 declared.

    After the best part of two days in the field, watching Sean Dickson hit 117, Joe Denly 107 and Darren Stevens 89, the home side's front three Benny Howell, Chris Dent and Gareth Roderick managed just one run between them.

    On 44-4, in which Stevens took the first two wickets, they look short odds to follow on tomorrow. Gloucestershire face a real battle to avoid defeat in this one.

  10. 50 for Alex Wakely

    Northants 204 & 160-3 v Leicestershire 217

    That is the Northamptonshire captain's first Championship half century of 2018.

    He has now shared a fourth-wicket stand of 43 with Adam Rossington.

  11. WICKET Berg lbw Clarke 8

    Surrey 368 v Hampshire 121-7 (42 overs)

    Suddenly the Surrey bowlers are running in again with intent and it's two wickets in successive overs as Rikki Clarke removes Gareth Berg. Clarke now has 3-22 from eight overs. Kyle Abbott is the new batsman.

  12. WICKET Rossouw c Pope b Morkel 46

    Surrey 368 v Hampshire 117-6 ( 41 overs)

    Morne Morkel collects his second wicket as fellow South African Rilee Rossouw is caught in the gully at the Ageas Bowl. Surrey have the bit between their teeth now and Hampshire may find it tough to prolong their first innings into tomorrow. Gareth Berg is on seven as he is joined by Brad Taylor.

  13. Hants pair hold up Surrey

    Surrey 368 v Hampshire 117-5 (41 overs)

    There are still 19 overs to go, in theory, at the Ageas Bowl as the umpires try to make up time after Saturday's rain. Rilee Rossouw is four short of a half-century for Hampshire, and partner Gareth Berg has seven, with both content to be watchful and wait for an occasional loose ball.

  14. Glamorgan wipe out deficit

    Glamorgan 220 & 54-0 v Warwickshire 250

    Job done by the Glamorgan openers in the final 18 overs of play, clearing the first-innings deficit and establishing a 24-run lead to take into day three.

    Nick Selman is 37 not out, and Jack Murphy has 17, but the innings of the match was played earlier in the day by Warwickshire's Ian Bell, who made an unbeaten 106 before running out of partners.

    The former England batsman batted for just over four hours and hit 12 boundaries, but the home side's last six wickets went down for 86 as seamer Timm van der Gugten took 4-65.

  15. Notts openers reach stumps

    Somerset 392 v Nottinghamshire 134 & 112-0 (30 overs)

    A maiden over by Roelof van der Merwe brings proceedings to an end at Taunton, where the final session has certainly gone a lot better for Notts than the previous two, having been made to follow on.

    Steven Mullaney and opening partner Jake Libby both have 54 not out, having collected 19 boundaries between them, while England spinner Dom Bess' first seven overs of the game brought him 0-23.

    Division One leaders Notts still need another 146 to avoid an innings defeat, and if they avoid throwing wickets away like in the first innings, it could be a tough third day for Somerset.

    Jake Libby
  16. for Steven Mullaney

    Somerset 392 v Nottinghamshire 134 & 112-0 (29 overs)

    Dom Bess tries his luck from around the wicket, but that's overpitched and Steven Mullaney puts it away for his 10th four to bring up an 84-ball half-century. Mullaney and Jake Libby are both 54 not out as the final over of the day begins.

  17. Kent turn screw

    Kent 582-9 dec v Gloucestershire 37-4 (23 overs)

    Another Gloucestershire wicket has gone at Bristol where James Bracey has edged a ball from Harry Podmore into the slips. He made 12 and Jack Taylor and Graeme van Buuren are now together with six overs remaining. The home side's scoring rate is just 1.6 an over and that's unlikely to rise significantly before the close.

  18. That's it at Chester-le-Street

    Durham 96 & 155-6 v Derbyshire 205

    Play called off early at the Riverside too!

    After taking the final two Derbyshire wickets this morning, Durham are making a better fist of it in their second innings, having reached 155-6 - a slender lead of 46, thanks largely to 67 from opener Tom Latham.

    Gareth Harte (24) and injured stand-in skipper Cameron Steel (6) will be the two not-out batsmen when they resume, hopefully on time at 11:00 tomorrow morning.

  19. WICKET McManus b S Curran 6

    Surrey 368 v Hampshire 83-5 (32 overs)

    England's Sam Curran is primarily a swing bowler, but that's a superb seaming delivery which cuts away off the pitch and hits the top of Lewis McManus' off stump. Very little the batsman did wrong there. Rilee Rossouw is 21 not out as he is joined by Gareth Berg.

  20. for Jake Libby

    Somerset 392 v Nottinghamshire 134 & 95-0 (21 overs)

    He gave partner Steven Mullaney a head start, but Jake Libby is the first to fifty with a dab for two off Dom Bess. It's taken him 63 balls and it's only his second half-century of the summer in the Championship. Notts need him to go on and make it a really big score.