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LV=CC, May 12: As it happened

Recap day two in this round of LV= County Championship games when England internationals Ian Bell and Eoin Morgan impressed with the bat. 

By Rob Barnett, Callum Dent & Matthew Sherry

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7.12pm - With stumps out of ground around the country, here is a round-up of the end-of-play scores:

Division One

Sussex, for whom Luke Wright and Ben Brown today fell for first-class bests of 189 and 163 respectively after a club record sixth-wicket stand of 335, are 505 for nine versus Durham at the County Ground.

Middlesex, for whom Eoin Morgan is 76 not out, are 275 for three in reply to Lancashire’s 266 at Lord’s.

Warwickshire, despite Ian Bell's unbeaten half-century, are 136 for six in reply to Yorkshire's 444 at Headingley.

Northamptonshire are 241 for eight against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, with Peter Siddle having claimed four wickets.

Division Two

Surrey are 41 for no wicket in pursuit of 266 as their clash with Gloucestershire moves on quickly at the Kia Oval.

Hampshire, for whom Liam Dawson, Michael Carberry and James Vince hit fifties, are 330 for eight in response to Glamorgan’s 244 at the Ageas Bowl.

Kent are 10 without loss at the 3aaa County Ground, after Doug Bollinger and Darren Stevens claimed five wickets apiece to dismiss Derbyshire for 118.

6.44pm - Play is, indeed, done for the day at Headingley; elsewhere, Northants close on 241 for eight versus Notts, while Kent reach 10 without loss in reply to Derbyshire's 118.

6.37pm - Despite Bell rolling on, Warwickshire continue to slide as Chris Woakes falls to Kane Williamson's part-time off-spin just before the players are taken off for bad light. With more play unlikely, it seems they will end on 136 for six in reply to the White Rose's 444.

Hampshire are now 299 for eight, Sean Ervine and Matt Coles departing in quick succession, while Surrey close on 41 without loss.

6.17pm - Ian Bell's superb season continues as he reaches a half-century against Yorkshire. Derbyshire are now nine down and sinking quickly, while Steven Crook becomes Shahzad's latest victim.

6.11pm - Derbyshire slip to 109 for eight, with Bollinger collecting his fifth wicket when having Tony Palladino caught behind.

5.57pm - Play is abandoned for the day between Middlesex and Lancashire, while Derbyshire and Hampshire lose Gareth Cross and Will Smith respectively. Surrey begin their pursuit impressively, Graeme Smith moving on to 32 at better than a run a ball. The hosts are 34 without loss.

5.39pm - Bad light stops play at Lord's with Middlesex prospering, while Tim Bresnan ousts Tim Ambrose to leave Warwickshire in trouble.

5.20pm - Andrew Hall is bowled by Ajmal Shahzad, leaving Northamptonshire 179 for five. Meanwhile, Gloucestershire's Matt Taylor is run out, with the hosts dismissed for 230. Surrey require 266 to win.

5.09pm - Glamorgan are pulling it back somewhat against Hampshire, Wagg striking again when having Joe Gatting caught behind. At the Kia Oval, meanwhile, Tom Curran strikes, castling Ian Saxelby to leave Gloucestershire - who lead by 254 - nine down.

4.48pm – Chris Tremlett bags Graeme McCarter for his sixth strike of the innings. Gloucestershire lead Surey by 223 with two wickets left.

Andre Adams cleans up Matt Spriegel to make Northants 152 for three.

In-form James Vince reaches his second fifty of the season, in addition to 159 versus Surrey last month, with Hampshire now holding a first-innings lead over Glamorgan.

4.33pm – There will be an inspection at the County Ground at 5.15pm.

4.12pm – A wicket heralds tea in two games as Kent’s Darren Stevens traps Shivnarine Chanderpaul in front and Yorkshire’s Brooks likewise ousts Ateeq Javid.

4.09pm – Matt Dunn, who claimed five first-innings scalps, gets James Fuller caught behind to put Gloucestershire seven down. Tea is taken soon after.

3.54pm – Morgan raises his second fifty of the season shortly before tea is taken at Lord’s.

Plunkett, buoyed by his rapid 86, has Will Porterfield held at gully to leave Warwickshire 37 for three.

The interval arrives at Trent Bridge with Peters unbeaten on 65.

3.41pm – David Sales' return to the Northants first XI lasts only 10 balls. The right-hander becomes Siddle's second victim, bowled for 10. 

Middlesex reach 200 and therefore secure their first batting bonus point. 

Rain forces an early tea interval at the County Ground and Ageas Bowl respectively.

3.32pm – Peter Siddle breaks Peters' and James Middlebrook's 107-run opening partnership at Trent Bridge. The Australian finds the latter's edge, on 47, and Chris Read does the rest. 

At Lord's another run-out boosts Lancashire as Malan, eight runs shy of a ton, is short of his ground. Eoin Morgan is 47 not out at the other end. 

Patterson, recalled to the Yorkshire side for the rested Ryan Sidebottom, accounts for Laurie Evans with his fourth delivery. Warwickshire are 25 for two. 

3.22pm – Tremlett's remarkable spell of bowling continues with a fifth victim. Cameron Herring is bowled for a six-ball duck, leaving Gloucestershire 169 ahead with just four second-innings wickets remaining. 

Bollinger has a second scalp in Derby, removing Wayen Madsen for 14 before rain stops play with the score at 24 for three. 

3.10pm – Northamptonshire make a fine start at Trent Bridge, with Stephen Peters unbeaten on 50 of his side's 85 without loss. 

Tremlett has a fourth when Benny Howell is dismissed leg before to reduce Gloucestershire to 133 for five, a lead of 169. 

2.52pm – Tremlett is on fire at the Kia Oval, taking his third wicket in six balls! Dent, fresh from reaching a half-century, provides a catch for Dominic Sibley to depart for 54. 

The rain continues to frustrate Sussex and Durham at the County Ground.

2.45pm – Chris Tremlett strikes twice in four deliveries to reduce Gloucestershire to 106 for three, a lead of 142 over Surrey. The paceman pins Tavare lbw before having Alex Gidman caught by Graeme Smith. Dent then reaches a fifty.

Warwickshire's reply starts poorly with Varun Chopra bowled by Jack Brooks for three.

Doug Bollinger dismisses Stephen Moore lbw to leave Derbyshire four for one. 

2.37pm – While play is finally underway at the 3aaa County Ground, the rain returns in Hampshire. Another six overs are lost. 

2.30pm – Warwickshire dismiss Yorkshire for 444 as the impressive Plunkett holes out to the deep off Chris Woakes for 86 off 75 balls. 

Will Tavare and Dent lead Gloucestershire into three figures. 

2.11pm – Michael Klinger's opening stand with Chris Dent ends on 76 when the former is trapped lbw by Tim Linley for 33. Gloucestershire, leading by 112, are 76 for one at the Kia Oval.  

2.04pm – An excellent underarm direct hit from Luis Reece accounts for Robson on 51, reducing Middlesex to 108 for two. 

The rain has returned at Headingley, where Yorkshire are well placed on 417 for nine versus Warwickshire. 

1.55pm – Dawid Malan follows Robson to the milestone at the home of cricket, bringing up the century stand in the process. 

The weather is winning at the County Ground, but play is under way at Trent Bridge. 

1.45pm – Three balls after the interval at Headingley and Yorkshire lose Steven Patterson to Jeetan Patel for 43, ending a ninth-wicket stand of 106 with Liam Plunkett. 

Sam Robson goes to a half-century at Lord's, while play at the Ageas Bowl will restart at 2pm. 

1.10pm – Here’s the scores at lunch on day two.

Division One

Sussex, for whom Luke Wright and Ben Brown today fell for first-class bests of 189 and 163 respectively after a club record sixth-wicket stand of 335, are 505 for nine versus Durham at the County Ground.

Middlesex, with Sam Robson and Dawid Malan having added an unbroken 90, are 91 for one in reply to Lancashire’s 266 at Lord’s.

Yorkshire, aided by Liam Plunkett’s swift unbeaten fifty, are 400 for eight against Warwickshire at Headingley, where a slightly early lunch was taken.

There was again no play between Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire at Trent Bridge, where the toss has not been possible.

Division Two

Gloucestershire, who today dismissed Surrey for 132 to gain a first-innings lead of 36 as James Fuller took 6-47, are 55 for no wicket at the Kia Oval.

Hampshire, for whom Liam Dawson followed Michael Carberry to a fifty, are 155 for two in response to Glamorgan’s 244 at the Ageas Bowl.

There is still no play at the 3aaa County Ground, where Kent yesterday asked hosts Derbyshire to bat first.

1.02pm – The interval arrives in the contests not forced to take an early lunch by rain. We’ll soon round up the scores.

12.51pm – Mark Wood ousts James Anyon to make Sussex 485 for nine.

Lunch is being taken at Headingley.

12.39pm – Liam Plunkett raises a brisk half-century, from 51 balls, just before rain forces the players off at Headingley with Yorkshire 400 for eight from 115 overs. Plunkett and Steven Patterson, who has 43, have put on 106.

12.29pm – Sam Robson and Dawid Malan continue to dig in for Middlesex while Gloucestershire’s Michael Klinger and Chris Dent start smoothly.

12.14pm – Hampshire and Glamorgan get back on for nine balls, with the score staying 145 for two, until rain intervenes again.

12.09pm – Following the 335-run stand, Sussex’s highest for the sixth wicket, that spanned 71.4 overs, another wicket falls two balls later as Chris Rushworth removes Ashar Zaidi in the same fashion as Wright for his fourth scalp.

11.50am – Surrey are all out for 132, 36 behind on first innings, as McCarter snares Tim Linley. Zafar Ansari, batting at number 11 despite an elbow injury, was unbeaten. Fuller returned 6-47.

Play resumes between Sussex and Durham, with Luke Wright and Ben Brown’s stand worth 329.

11.42am – Fuller has a sixth scalp, that of Matt Dunn, to leave Surrey nine down.

Carberry falls to Jim Allenby for 66, ending the stand with Dawson on 108.

There will be no action before lunch at the 3aaa County Ground.

11.34am – Michael Carberry and Liam Dawson, who soon goes to a fifty, share a hundred partnership for Hampshire’s second wicket.

Sussex against Durham is due to resume at 11.50am, but there will be no play before lunch at Trent Bridge.

11.09am – The games at Nottingham and Derby are again delayed by rain, which also intervenes at Headingley and the County Ground after just four balls and one over respectively with no significant developments at either.

There are several early wickets to report. Middlesex captain Chris Rogers, a double-centurion in his previous innings at Lord’s, is caught behind for one off Kyle Hogg.

Surrey, already in trouble, lose two more scalps as James Fuller traps Jason Roy in front on 44 for his fifth breakthrough and Chris Tremlett edges Graeme McCarter behind for 19.

10.55am – England’s fixtures for next summer, including the Investec Ashes, have been revealed this morning. All the details are here. Also, Mushtaq Ahmed has left his role as England spin-bowling coach to take up a similar position with Pakistan. A story on Mushtaq will follow.

10.50am – In one of the two matches that were washed out yesterday there was a toss, with Kent opting to field first versus Derbyshire at the 3aaa County Ground. The coin-flip and the start between Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire at Trent Bridge has again been delayed.

10.45am – Hello and welcome to our coverage of day two in this round of LV= County Championship games. Five are set to continue while two are due to start after washouts yesterday. Here’s how they stand, including details of a stunning partnership between Sussex’s Luke Wright and Ben Brown:

Division One

Luke Wright and Ben Brown, with 183 and 152 respectively in a remarkable record-breaking unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 326, helped Sussex, who lost the toss, to 441 for five against defending champions Durham at the County Ground.

Half-centuries from Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Tim Bresnan took Yorkshire to 310 for eight versus Warwickshire, who elected to bowl, at Headingley.

Having won the toss, Middlesex dismissed Lancashire, boosted by half-centuries from Jos Buttler and Tom Smith, for a first-innings 266 after Neil Dexter claimed 6-63 at Lord’s.

There was no play between Nottinghamshire, who included the recalled Alex Hales in their starting XI, and Northamptonshire at Trent Bridge.

Division Two

Michael Carberry’s unbeaten half-century guided Hampshire to 119 for one, 105 runs behind Gloucestershire, who managed 224 after they were asked to make first use at the Ageas Bowl.

Surrey, whose decision to bowl paid off as career-best figures of 5-48 from Matt Dunn helped dismiss Glamorgan for 224, closed on 118 for six, 50 runs adrift at the Kia Oval.

Wet weather ensured there was no play possible at the 3aaa County Ground, where Kent won the toss and opted to bowl against Derbyshire

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