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LV=CC, June 2: As it happened

Durham's Scott Borthwick and Yorkshire's Adam Lyth starred by hitting double-centuries in the day's LV= County Championship action.

By Callum Dent & Matthew Sherry

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6.46pm - Play is done for the day! Here are the scores:

Division One

Durham’s Scott Borthwick made 216 before Mark Wood helped reduce Middlesex to 69 for four at the Emirates Durham ICG.

Stuart Broad claimed three wickets but Ed Joyce’s unbeaten century took Sussex to 270 for eight at the County Ground after Nottinghamshire were dismissed for 452.

Adam Lyth and Alex Lees, with 230 and 138 respectively, amazingly helped Yorkshire to 546 for three declared before Northamptonshire, set 432 to win, were reduced to 66 for three at Wantage Road.

Lancashire were struggling on 22 for two after Alviro Petersen’s 155 led Somerset to 420 at Emirates Old Trafford.

Division Two

Rory Burns’ half-century helped Surrey to 134 for two after Moeen Ali’s 162 aided Worcestershire's 476 at the Kia Oval.

Derbyshire are 166 for seven in response to Hampshire’s 388 at the Ageas Bowl.

Glamorgan are none without loss in their second innings, 36 behind Essex at the Essex County Ground following James Foster’s fine 86.

Gloucestershire reached 12 for none in reply to Leicestershire’s 269 at Grace Road. 

6.32pm - Ed Joyce has moved to a superb century, reaching the milestone with a pull off Ajmal Shahzad that continues his fine campaign.

6.16pm - They are done for the day at Wantage Road, while James Foster has fallen to Michael Hogan for a superb 86 at the Essex County Ground.

6.05pm - Derbyshire are now seven down, Ervine and Briggs again combining - this time to get rid of Chesney Hughes for 32.

5.42pm - Play is done for the day in Chester-le-Street, while Sussex's plight has worsened with Steve Magoffin chipping a return catch to Samit Patel. Liam Norwell has bowled Nathan Buck at Grace Road to dismiss Leicestershire for 269.

5.35pm - Northants, who are enduring a miserable return to the top flight, lose another as Jack Brooks traps David Sales lbw. Elsewhere, James Anyon has been pinned in front by Andre Adams to leave Sussex 208 for seven, still 94 from avoiding the follow-on.

In Division Two, Essex's James Foster has reached his fifty and Leicestershire's O'Brien has fallen for 88.

5.28pm - Tim Bresnan gets another one! Stephen Peters is the man to go, caught at second slip by man-of-the-moment Adam Lyth. At the Ageas Bowl, Sean Ervine has taken a fine slip catch to earn Danny Briggs the wicket of Scott Elstone.

5.03pm - Make that 198 for eight, Dean Cosker trapping Tom Craddock lbw. At the Emirates Durham ICG, five Ben Stokes deliveries after restarting, the rain returned!

5pm – Glamorgan are heading for a first-innings lead at the Essex County Ground the way they are going. Ahead by 47, Tom Helm dismisses Matt Salisbury to leave the hosts 197 for seven. 

4.50pm – Leicestershire are plodding on at Grace Road, where Irishman Niall O'Brien brings up a half-century. The hosts are 214 for six.  

4.36pm – Shortly after Jack Leaning goes to a maiden half-century, Yorkshire declare 431 runs ahead on 546 for three at Wantage Road. 

Ed Joyce replicates Leaning's achievement, moving to the milestone from 99 balls to boost Sussex. 

Essex are six down as Dean Cosker dismisses Pettini for 51. 

4.26pm – They are still off for rain at the Emirates Durham ICG and Emirates Old Trafford.

Leicestershire, whose game with Gloucestershire started today, get their first batting point at 202 for six.

4.04pm – Aaron Finch’s assault ends on 63 as Northants’ Maurice Chambers has him held at cover. 

Hampshire’s Danny Briggs is rewarded for tight bowling, trapping Marcus North lbw in the over before Kyle Abbott likewise ousts Stephen Moore for 53.

Essex’s Mark Pettini raises a fifty shortly before the interval at Chelmsford.

3.50pm -  Nottinghamshire continue to prosper, Adams striking again when having Luke Wright caught behind. Plenty of games a headed for tea, too.

3.35pm - Wood is on fire, striking for the second time in his first nine balls when having Dawid Malan taken at third slip. Finch is on to 50 for Yorkshire, although it appears rain may be looming. It's brighter at the Ageas Bowl, however, with play set to resume.

3.21pm - Mark Wood has grabbed Middlesex's second wicket, having Sam Robson caught behind.

3.03pm -  As the players head back out at the Essex County Ground, they are back off in Manchester. And bad light has struck, too, in Southampton.


4.52pm -  Stuart Broad wins the battle of good friends, trapping Matt Prior lbw for 30. Play is quickly getting back under way at Emirates Old Trafford and the Essex County Ground.

4.41pm -  Yorkshire are beyond 400 amid Leicestershire losing a fifth wicket, Josh Cobb bowled by Liam Norwell. Surrey's innings has started poorly, Arun Harinath falling to Jack Shantry.

2.34pm -  Lancashire and Essex, having lost two wickets in recent times, have seen their slumps halted by rain in Manchester and Chelmsford. Essex had lost Greg Smith and Ben Foakes in successive overs, Graham Wagg castling the former before Michael Hogan had the latter caught behind.

2.28pm -  Durham's fine day continues as Hastings gets rid of compatriot Chris Rogers, who plays on. Derbyshire have lost a second wicket, Wayne Madsen taken at slip off Sean Ervine with the score on 69.


2.19pm -  Things go from bad to worse for the Red Rose as Andrea Agathangelou is trapped lbw by Peter Trego. Elsewhere, Northants have finally struck at Wantage Road, Matt Spriegel getting rid of Lees for 138... Aaron Finch has been promoted to three so expect some fireworks.

  2.06pm - Durham have declared on 568 for nine following the departure of Phil Mustard, debutant John Hastings having struck 38 not out.

2.03pm -  Ben Cox is beyond 50 for Worcestershire, whose total is edging towards 500, while Andre Adams has bowled Sussex's Chris Nash.

1.54pm -  We have our second double-centurion of the day in Yorkshire's Adam Lyth. His partner Alex Lees is on 133 as their epic stand, currently on 358, goes on. At the County Ground, meanwhile, Matt Prior is beginning to free his arms.

1.47pm -  Glamorgan grab a key wicket after lunch, Michael Hogan castling Jesse Ryder to undermine the hosts.

1.25pm -  It's now lunch at Emirates Old Trafford, too, with Craig Overton falling lbw to Glen Chapple as Somerset are dismissed for 420

1.13pm -  Somerset are nine down so they are playing on at Emirates Old Trafford. As promised, the other seven scores are as follows:

Division One

Scott Borthwick made 216 of Durham’s 525 for eight against Middlesex at the Emirates Durham ICG.

Stuart Broad claimed both wickets to reduce Sussex to 44 for two at the County Ground after Nottinghamshire lost five wickets for 43 runs to be dismissed for a first-innings 452.

Adam Lyth and Alex Lees, with 182 and 131 not out respectively, amazingly helped Yorkshire to 337 without loss , a lead of 222 at the home of Northamptonshire .  

Division Two

Moeen Ali contributed 162 to Worcestershire’s 439 for seven against Surrey at the Kia Oval.

Derbyshire are 33 for one in response to Hampshire’s 388 at the Ageas Bowl.

Essex are 96 for two replying to Glamorgan’s 244 all out at the Essex County Ground.

Leicestershire , who won the toss, progressed to 93 for three on the first morning versus Gloucestershire at Grace Road. 

1.01pm - With lunch arriving around the country, we will round-up the scores shortly.  

12.54pm - Craig Meschede and Alfonso Thomas depart in quick succession, leaving Somerset nine down for 404 against Lancashire.

Benny Howell is keeping it tight at Grace Road, where he takes the prized scalp of West Indian Ramnaresh Sarwan for two, leaving the hosts 84 for three. 


12.43pm - Borthwick completes his maiden double century before losing Gordon Muchall to Roland-Jones. Durham are 497 for seven.  

Broad strikes again at the County Ground, Rory Hamilton-Brown the man to go for six as Sussex slip to 27 for two, 425 behind. 

Petersen is gone for 155, handing Lancashire spinner Simon Kerrigan his second wicket. 

12.33pm - Petersen brings up his 150 at Emirates Old Trafford. Will he follow Lyth's lead and kick on rather then head back to the pavilion like Moeen and Patel? 

Paul Collingwood is dismissed by Toby Roland-Jones as Durham lose a sixth wicket, Scott Borthwick is still waiting for that elusive double hundred. 

Angus Robson departs for 46 at Grace Road and Ross Whiteley helps Worcestershire to 400 before falling two overs later to Chris Tremlett. 

12.15pm - England paceman Broad collects the scalp of Luke Wells for a single as Notts make early inroads versus Sussex. 

Yorkshire are amazingly 302 without loss at Wantage Road, a record stand for any wicket against Northamptonshire, while Jim Allenby bowls Tom Westley to reduce Essex to 42 for two. 

12.08pm - Yorkshire's Adam Lyth is the third batsman to raise his bat for 150. 

Alviro Petersen is approaching the milestone at Emirates Old Trafford, where the rain has abated. However, he loses another partner in Peter Trego, who edges Tom Smith to second slip for a run-a-ball 19. 

Mark Footitt wraps up the Hampshire innings for 388 , dismissing Kyle Abbott and James Tomlinson in quick succession. 

11.47am - Magoffin takes two wickets in as many balls, removing Ajmal Shahzad and Andre Adams respectively, to help dismiss Notts for a first-innings 452 . The visitors lose five wickets for 43 runs this morning, with the Australian seamer taking four.

Rain halts Somerset's quest for extra bonus points at Emirates Old Trafford. 

Hampshire's Michael Bates moves to a half-century against Derbyshire while, at the Kia Oval, Moeen follows Nottinghamshire's Patel in losing his wicket after reaching 150, the left-hander adding 12 more before becoming Matt Dunn's first scalp.

11.36am - Patel's innings ends on 156, though, when he becomes debutant Matthew Hobden's third victim. A fine knock from the 29-year-old. 

Here is the full story on Phil Jaques extending his stay at Nottinghamshire.  

11.24am - In-form all-rounders Moeen Ali, of Worcestershire, and Patel, playing for Nottinghamshire, both move to 150.

11.14am - Mark Wood departs at the Emirates Durham ICG, Tim Murtagh dismissing the nightwatchman. 

Sussex seamer Magoffin snares another, this time Stuart Broad is pinned lbw for just eight to leave Notts 417 for seven. Samit Patel, unbeaten on 145, needs help!

Glamorgan, who posted 244, strike early when Graham Wagg accounts for Jaik Mickelburgh. 

11.07am -  Nottinghamshire wicketkeeper-batsman Chris Read fails to add to his overnight 61, edging Steve Magoffin behind to Matt Prior, while Somerset's Alex Barrow offers no shot and is trapped lbw by Glen Chapple. 

Leicestershire's decision to bat looks questionable as Greg Smith is bowled by Will Gidman with the first ball of the match. Just like in the NatWest T20 defeat to Birmingham Bears yesterday, the hosts make a sloppy start. 

11am - Here we go then. Another enthralling day awaits! Can the bowlers bounce back after the batsmen dominated yesterday? On a side note, the picture above shows a certain new Lancashire Lightning signing training with his new team-mates at Emirates Old Trafford. 

10.34am - Some good news coming in for Nottinghamshire supporters. Australian batsman Phil Jaques extends his stay at Trent Bridge until the end of the club's championship match with Warwickshire, which starts on June 29. Full story to follow. 

News of the toss from Grace Road, where Leicestershire elect to make first use versus Gloucestershire.

10.30am - Good morning and welcome to live coverage of today's LV= County Championship action. Seven games are set to resume, while Leicestershire - who were in NatWest T20 Blast action yesterday , host Gloucestershire at Grace Road. The state-of-play in all the games are below: 

Division One

Nottinghamshire  are 408 for five having been asked to bat by  Sussex at the County Ground, Samit Patel 142 not out.

Durham , powered by big centuries from Mark Stoneman and Scott Borthwick, the latter's unbeaten, are 411 for four after choosing to bat versus Middlesex  at the Emirates Durham ICG.

Somerset are 312 for three against Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford, with Alviro Petersen unbeaten on 109. 

Yorkshire are 237 without loss in their second innings at the halfway stage against Northamptonshire,  122 ahead courtesy of unbeaten centuries from openers Adam Lyth and Alex Lees. 

Division Two

Worcestershire, for whom Moeen Ali will resume on 138, are 329 for four   against Surrey at the Kia Oval.

Derbyshire asked Hampshire  to bat at the 3aaa County Ground and half-centuries from openers Jimmy Adams and Will Smith and wicketkeeper Adam Wheater helped them to 332 for seven

Glamorgan were 244 all out   against after opting to make first use at the Essex County Ground. Essex left-arm seamer Reece Topley did the bulk of the damage with figures of 6-61. 

Leicestershire v Gloucestershire, Grace Road

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