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Summary

  1. Somerset close on 243-5 in reply to Surrey's 380
  2. Notts 90-6 at Essex, leading by just 36
  3. Jennings makes 97 for Lancashire
  4. Yorkshire 166-3 against Kent, leading by 80
  5. Bears in trouble at 184-7 after Hants make 354
  6. Sightscreen collapses at Newport - Glos' Payne uninjured (see 15:03)

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By Gary Smee and Steve Madeley

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  1. Post update

    That's where we'll leave it for today ladies and gentlemen.

    I'll be back with Steve Madeley just before 11:00 BST tomorrow with day three.

    Who will take the upper hand at Taunton? Can Dom Sibley make it six hundreds in a row? How soon will Essex wrap up victory? So many questions. Hopefully we'll have some answers. Join us then.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One

    Warwickshire 184-7 v Hampshire 354 - Warwickshire trail by 170

    Somerset 243-5 v Surrey 380 - Somerset trail by 137

    Kent 296 v Yorkshire 210 & 166-3 - Yorkshire lead by 80 runs

    Essex 241 v Notts 187 & 90-6 - Notts lead by 36 runs

    Division Two

    Worcestershire 321-6 v Durham 273 - Worcs lead by 48 runs

    Middlesex 349 v Leicestershire 257-9 - Leics trail by 92 runs

    Glamorgan 241-8 v Gloucestershire 463 - Glamorgan trail by 222 runs

  3. Post update

    And that's your lot for day two.

  4. Close of play at Edgbaston

    Warwickshire 184-7 v Hampshire 354

    Dom Sibley
    Kyle Abbott

    Dom Sibley is the batting star for Warwickshire and he goes to the dressing room unbeaten on 95, but it's been Hampshire's evening session thanks to Kyle Abbott.

    His 4-43, including the wickets of Alex Thomson and Tim Ambrose in successive deliveries, has swung the game very much the way of the visitors.

    Warwickshire need 21 more to avoid the threat of the follow-on with three wickets in hand.

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    Warwickshire 184-7 v Hampshire 354

    Dom Sibley has taken a single off the second ball of Liam Dawson's over and that, presumably, will be his cue to stay put at the non-striker's end on 95.

  6. Post update

    Warwickshire 183-7 v Hampshire 354

    One over to go until stumps and Dom Sibley is 94 not out and on strike...

  7. Post update

    It's now stumps at seven of our eight grounds.

    A few overs remain at Edgbaston.

  8. WICKET

    Miles c Soames b Edwards 11 (Warwickshire 171-7 v Hampshire 354)

    Pace has done for Craig Miles and suddenly Warwickshire might be worrying about follow-on issues.

    Fidel Edwards bangs one in and Miles can only fend it from in front of his face to Oli Soames at forward short leg. He takes the catch over his left shoulder.

    Warwickshire are still 183 behind with Dom Sibley unbeaten on 89.

  9. Stumps at Chelmsford

    Essex 241 v Notts 187 & 90-6

    Peter Siddle

    For a second day in a row, Essex go to the close completely in control.

    It didn't look that way when they were 158-8 this afternoon, but a ninth-wicket stand of 81 by Simon Harmer and Peter Siddle, followed by Harmer's four wickets means they are on course for victory.

    Notts finish with a lead of just 36.

  10. Close of play at Canterbury

    Kent 296 v Yorkshire 210 and 166-3

    Gary Ballance

    A closely-contested day ends with the game nicely poised with Gary Ballance's half-century giving Yorkshire a useful lead, but not yet a match-winning one.

    Ballance is 57 not out at stumps with Yorkshire 80 ahead with seven second-innings wickets in hand.

    That is after Ollie Robinson made it two centuries in two Championship games earlier in the day to give Kent a first-innings lead of 86.

  11. History beckons

    Warwickshire 166-6 v Hampshire 354

    Can Dom Sibley bring up three figures in the five overs we have left tonight and claim a piece of history?

    He is 86 not out and closing in on his sixth hundred in six successive first-class matches - one for MCC then five for his county.

    That would match the current Warwickshire record of five, held by a certain Brian Lara.

  12. Post update

    Essex 241 v Notts 187 & 87-6

    Tom Moores comes in at eight for Notts. Two overs to survive. The lead is just 33.

  13. WICKET

    Carter lbw b Siddle 2 (Notts 86-6)

    But there is further damage for Notts...

    I'm not convinced by that one though. Matthew Carter is struck on the pad by Peter Siddle and given out.

    It looked high and seemed to be going down leg. Hmm.

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    Essex 241 v Notts 187 & 86-5

    Chris Nash and Matthew Carter are just looking to see out the day without any further damage for Notts.

    Three overs left.

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    Worcestershire 303-6 v Durham 273

    Worcestershire continue to stretch their lead late in the day at New Road...

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    Essex 241 v Notts 187 & 85-5

    Chris Nash, who came in at three for Notts, has watched those wickets tumble around him.

    He halts the slide with a lovely punch down the ground for four off Peter Siddle.

    Five overs to go at Chelmsford.

  17. Division Two update

    Graham Wagg

    The close of play is imminent and Glamorgan could be asked to follow on at Newport despite 42 not out from Graham Wagg. With four overs of day two remaining, they are 233-8, trailing Gloucestershire by 230.

    Ben Cox and Ross Whiteley have added 50 for Worcestershire's seventh wicket and they have reached 286-6, leading Durham by 13.

    Ollie Raynor has taken four wickets for Middlesex to help reduce Leicestershire to 250-8 at Lord's. The visitors still trail by 99 and Raynor has gone past 300 first-class wickets in the process.

    Dane Vilas (28 not out) and Tom Bailey (37 not out) have steered Lancashire to 269-6 at Old Trafford and they lead Northamptonshire by 39.

  18. Close of play at Taunton

    Somerset 243-5 v Surrey 380

    And so ends another even day in the West Country.

    Steven Davies strolls off with 54 to his name, Lewis Gregory at his side on 18.

    Somerset trail by 137 heading into day three with five wickets in the bag.

    Taunton
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    Essex 241 v Notts 187 & 79-5

    Matthew Carter survives Simon Harmer's hat-trick delivery.

    The Essex spinner has 4-26. Notts' second innings is in tatters.

  20. WICKET

    Patel c Ten Doeschate b Harmer 0 (Notts 79-5)

    Samit Patel is out first ball. Simon Harmer is on a hat-trick!

    It's a great catch by Ryan ten Doeschate at short leg as he leaps one-handed and clings on.

    Nightwatchman Matthew Carter will face the hat-trick delivery...