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County cricket: Surrey v Hampshire, Gloucs v Middlesex and more – as it happened
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County cricket: Surrey v Hampshire, Gloucs v Middlesex and more – as it happened

Durham 358 v Essex 314-3 play abandoned for the day

The Oval: Surrey 359 v Hampshire 151 and 116-5

Edgbaston: Warwickshire 175-5 v Nottinghamshire 400

Kidderminster: Worcestershire 451-9dec v Somerset 309-9dec and 5-1

DIVISION TWO

Bristol: Gloucestershire 322 v Middlesex 203 and 262-3

Grace Road: Leicestershire 97-2 v Northampton 453-7dec play abandoned for the day

Headingley: Yorkshire 450-5 v Derbyshire 190-3 play abandoned for the day

Durham 358 v Essex 314-3 play abandoned for the day

The Oval: Surrey 359 v Hampshire 151 and 31-2 play to start at 4.30pm

Edgbaston: Warwickshire 74-3 v Nottinghamshire 400 play started at 4pm

Kidderminster: Worcestershire312-5 v Somerset 309-9dec

DIVISION TWO

Bristol: Gloucestershire 322 v Middlesex 203 and 66-2

Grace Road: Leicestershire 97-2 v Northampton 453-7dec play abandoned for the day

Headingley: Yorkshire 450-5 v Derbyshire 190-3 play abandoned for the day

Durham 358 v Essex 314-3 no play yet today

The Oval: Surrey 359 v Hampshire 151 and 31-2 no play yet today

Edgbaston: Warwickshire 71-3 v Nottinghamshire 400 no play yet today

Kidderminster: Worcestershire 185-1 v Somerset 309-9dec

DIVISION TWO

Bristol: Gloucestershire 314-7 v Middlesex 203

Grace Road: Leicestershire 97-2 v Northampton 453-7dec play abandoned for the day

Headingley: Yorkshire 450-5 v Derbyshire 190-3 play abandoned for the day

Yorkshire with a reverse-ramp for six before being bowled by a Zak Chappell yorker for 119, shaking his head as he trudged off.

Brook’s hundred, his ninth for Yorkshire and second of the season, was a more brutal affair at a run a ball. Derbyshire looked in deep trouble at 23 for three, but Wayne Madsen (88) and Brooke Guest (74) frustrated Yorkshire until stumps on a day so chilly that Root fielded in a snood.

Essex batted with restrained fortitude at Chester-le-Street, thanks to a quick-witted and stylish century from Feroze Khushi, his second for Essex, and a steady unbeaten 94 from Nick Browne, trailing by just 44 but with rain forecast for Sunday.

The groundsman Vic Demain explained that the wet weather had meant that his team couldn’t get heavy machinery on to the square early this year to compact the earth, and that therefore pitches are starting softer than he would like, without the bounce he was aiming for. Durham’s attack proved testing in the early overs of the day, with Ben Raine and Matthew Potts agitating, unsuccessfully but energetically, for several close lbw shouts.

Rory Burns put together a seven-hour 113, blunting skilful spells from Kyle Abbott and Mohammad Abbas, to reach his first hundred since July 2022. The innings hauled Surrey from a wobbly 44 for four to an intimidating 359 on a grassy Oval pitch. Jordan Clark provided the power hitting, freestyling an unbeaten 106 at a run a ball, and biffing Surrey to a lead of 208. Browbeaten Hampshire then lost two quick wickets before the rain fell.

Pepperpot Ben Duckett duly reached a brilliant 200 at Edgbaston, the fifth of his career and the one he considers his best in county cricket, as Nottinghamshire got the upper hand at a damp Edgbaston. He and Dillon Pennington steered Notts to 400, before Warwickshire’s in-form top order were reduced to 26 for three. Ed Barnard and Dan Mousley steered them safely to stumps.

There was a first hundred for George Bartlett in Northamptonshire colours, as he, with support from the gung-ho Chris Tremain and Lewis McManus, carried Northants to maximum batting points, biffing 116 in 14 overs and reaching 450 with two balls to spare.

Ben Sanderson then dismissed Leicestershire’s Australian opener Marcus Harris for a duck. On a wet day at Kidderminster, Jake Libby reached his fourth half century of the summer against Somerset, while Miles Hammond (81) and Graeme van Buuren (75) helped Gloucestershire to a 68-run lead over Middlesex at Bristol.

Durham 358 v Essex 314-3

The Oval: Surrey 359 v Hampshire 151 and 31-2

Edgbaston: Warwickshire 71-3 v Nottinghamshire 400

Kidderminster: Worcestershire 107-1 v Somerset 309-9dec

DIVISION TWO

Bristol: Gloucestershire 271-6 v Middlesex 203

Grace Road: Leicestershire 97-2 v Northampton 453-7dec

Headingley: Yorkshire 450-5 v Derbyshire 190-3

Good morning! Round the grounds? Wet.

Source: theguardian.com