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Live Reporting

Gary Smee and Ged Scott

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    Luke Wood celebrates

    That's us done for day two.

    I'll be back with Steve Mather tomorrow from 10:45 BST on what could be a pivotal day in a number of matches.

    Hope you can join us then.

  2. Close of play scores

    Day two

    Group One

    • Durham 475 v Derbyshire 148-5
    • Warwickshire 243-8 v Essex 295
    • Worcestershire 436 v Notts 99-0

    Group Two

    • Hampshire 470 v Gloucestershire 114-2
    • Leicestershire 233 & 48-3 v Somerset 318
    • Middlesex 268 v Surrey 154 & 105-3

    Group Three

    • Kent 85-4 v Lancashire 525
    • Northants 251-7 v Glamorgan 407
    • Sussex 221 v Yorkshire 150 & 163-5
  3. Essex pay for dropped catches

    Essex 295, Warwickshire 243-8

    Don Topley

    BBC Essex

    Warwiçkshire’s bowlers batted with much determination and resilience to deny Essex an important and substantial lead at Edgbaston.

    Danny Briggs enhanced his reputation as an all-rounder as he and Craig Miles added an unbroken 50-run, ninth-wicket partnership, which helped Warwiçkshire finish day two just 52 runs behind.

    Simon Harmer and Peter Siddle have three wickets apiece, but the good cricket played by Essex lost a bit of shine as the champions dropped three catches - two extremely hard chances, but surprisingly by Simon Harmer and one regulation chance at slip by Sir Alastair Cook.

  4. Stumps at Leicester

    Leics 233 & 48-3 v Somerset 318

    Somerset end day two well on top thanks to three wickets in the evening sunshine - two from big Craig Overton and one from Josh Davey.

    Leicestershire face an uphill battle to get something from the game, still trailing by 37.

  5. Close of play at Chester-le-Street

    Durham 475, Derbyshire 148-5

    Wayne Madsen closed on 76, but muich will depend on him tomorrow when Derbyshire resume still trailing Durham by 327 runs with only five wickets remaining.

    After earlier taking three wickets at the top of the order, Chris Rushworth's return to remove Matt Critchley may prove the key dismissal.

  6. Close of play at Southampton

    Hampshire 470, Gloucestershire 114-2

    Gloucestershire still trail Hampshire by 356 runs, following the in-form hosts' excellent 470 at Southampton.

    But, despite the late loss of West Indies Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite, Gloucestershire have England Lions wicketkereper James Bracey well set tio start day three on 46.

  7. Close of play at New Road

    Worcestershire 436, Nottinghamshire 99-0

    Nottinghamshire openers Ben Slater and Haseeb Hameed put their bats under their arms and head for the pavilion just one short of a century stand after making a solid reply to Worcestershire's earlier all-out total of 436.

    Half-centuries from the Pears' 8, 9 and 10 Ed Barnard, Azzarri Joseph and Joe Leach had hauled the hosts up from 216-7.

    But Hameed (51) and Slater (41) have so far amassed 99 from 44 overs.

  8. Stumps at Lord's

    Middlesex 268 v Surrey 154 & 105-3

    That's it for day two in the capital.

    It's advantage Middlesex I'd say, especially if they can pick up a couple of quick wickets in the morning.

    But Surrey have a couple of experienced heads at the crease in Rory Burns and Ben Foakes and batting to come.

    Surrey still trail by nine.

  9. Close of play at Northampton

    Northants 251-7 v Glamorgan 407

    Northants will head into day three needing another seven runs to avoid the follow-on.

    An unbroken stand of 38 between Wayne Parnell and Gareth Berg has just about kept them in the game.

  10. Stumps at Canterbury

    Kent 85-4 v Lancashire 525

    Zak Crawley's breezy innings of 60 not out is the only bright spot on a challenging second day for Kent.

    Centuries from Luke Wood and Danny Lamb earlier in the day at Canterbury have put Lancashire in command.

  11. Close of play at Edgbaston

    Essex 295, Warwickshire 243-8

    Another hard-fought day at Edgbaston as Warwickshire refuse to buckle.

    At 193-8, they looked likely to fall short of even one batting point in reply to Essex's 295.

    But Danny Briggs and Craig Miles have rallied well to put on 50 for the ninth wicket.

    Briggs (32) and Miles (22) will resume tomorrow needing five more runs for an even more unlikely second batting point, while Essex have 10 overs to take the one wicket they need for a third bowling point.

  12. WICKET

    Brathwaite c McManus b Dawson 60 (Gloucestershire 106-2 v Hampshire)

    A late breakthrough for Hampshire as England spinner Liam Dawson has West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite caught behind for 60.

    Tom Lace joins James Bracey, who has now moved on to 45.

  13. WICKET

    Aitchison b Raine 2 (Derbyshire 137-5 v Durham)

    Two wickets in seven balls for Durham as the hosts end the day well at Chester-le-Street.

    After Chris Rushworth's removal of Matt Critchley, Ben Raine strikes at the other end to clean bowl Ben Aitchison.

    Matching Durham's first-iinnings score of 475 suddenly looks a long way off - but Wayne Madsen is still there on 73.

  14. WICKET

    Critchley b Rushworth 40 (Derbyshire 132-4 v Durham)

    After repairing the Derbyshire innings with a century partnership, Wayne Madsen and Matt Critchley are parted at Chester-le-Street.

    Chris Rushworth, Durham's destroyer earlier, returns to the attack and, within two overs, he makes a breakthrough, bolwing Critchley for 40.

    It is the first time in five innings this season that Critchley has not reached 50.

    It is also Rushworth's 500th wicket in the County Championship.

  15. Close of play at Hove

    Sussex 221 v Yorkshire 150 & 163-5

    Stumps on the south coast and it's Sussex who just about end day two on top.

    Yorkshire only lead by 92 and will need a big push in the morning to give themselves a decent total to defend.

  16. WICKET

    Tattersall c Garton b Carson 8 (Sussex 221 v Yorkshire 150 & 157-5)

    Big wicket for Sussex late in the day at Hove.

    Jonny Tattersall edges spinner Jack Carson to slip with just a couple of overs left.

    Yorkshire lead by 86.

  17. Madsen makes up for unlucky Luis

    Durham 475, Derbyshire 129-3

    Martin Emmerson

    BBC Radio Newcastle

    It's the 95th time that Derbyshire stand-in skipper Wayne Madsen has gone past 50 in his first-class career - and his fourth half-century against Durham, although he hasn't yet gone on to reach three figures.

    He and Matt Critchley came together after Luis Reece was adjudged to have clipped one down the leg side from Chris Rushworth, on 15 in the seventh over.

    I was surprised to see Neil Mallender give it out. Later analysis suggested that he didn't hit the ball and was unlucky.

  18. for Burns

    Middlesex 268 v Surrey 154 & 92-3

    It's been a good couple of minutes for England's top-order batsman.

    Surrey captain Rory Burns goes to his second fifty of the season.

    The England opener still has a lot of hard work on his hands to get Surrey into a decent position at Lord's though. They trail by 22.

  19. for Crawley

    Kent 68-3 v Lancashire 525

    A rapid half-century for England batsman Zak Crawley.

    The Kent number three gets there off just 48 balls and has hit 10 fours. Impressive stuff from the 23-year-old.

  20. partnership for Derbyshire

    Durham 475, Derbyshire 129-3

    Wayne Madsen and Matt Critchley have helped Derbyshire recover from their false start against Durham with a century stand.

    Madsen has moved on to 68, while Critchley is on 39, just 11 away from a fifth successive half-century.