LV=CC, April 12: As it happened

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Evening Session

We've reached the end of play at all the ground around the country; here are the scores:

Division One

Somerset are 96 for two in their second innings against Durham, requiring a further 139 runs for victory.
Nottinghamshire are 182 for nine in their second innings, 107 runs ahead of Middlesex.
Warwickshire are 90 for none in reply to Derbyshire’s 226.
Yorkshire are 228 for eight in their second innings, 32 runs behind Sussex.

Division Two

Essex are 177 for three in reply to Gloucestershire’s 409 for five declared.
Glamorgan are 96 for four in their second innings, trailing Northamptonshire by 62 runs.
Leicestershire are 182 for five in their second innings, trailing Hampshire by 129 runs.
Lancashire are 250 for three in reply to Worcestershire’s 334.

Chris Devine at Warwickshire (90/0) v Derbyshire (226 all out): Warwickshire director of cricket Dougie Brown has told there is no chance of his side batting without due care and attention tomorrow morning as they seek a few extra bonus points.

"We're going out there to play solid cricket and get used to the brand of cricket we're playing," said Brown, rejecting the notion of a couple of big-hitters being pushed up the order.

"There's not enough time left in the game, you would suggest, to get a result (with a poor forecast for tomorrow afternoon).

"We've just got to go out, get ourselves established at the crease again, keep developing partnerships and bat for the rest of the day."

6:59pm - Northamptonshire will still be happy with their day’s work after the aforementioned Glamorgan pair navigate the final over. Having built a commanding first-innings lead, they claimed four wickets for nine runs in the evening session to be perfectly placed to claim victory tomorrow.

6:53pm - Warwickshire and Lancashire are both in command as they leave the field.

Chopra and Westwood have shared an unbeaten 90-run stand at Edgbaston while Lancashire have their second batting point. Prince and Katich will both look to kick on in the morning after putting on 71 for the fourth wicket.

Varun Chopra & Ian Westwood

Jim Allenby and Goodwin are looking to avoid any further setbacks for Glamorgan before the close...

6:42pm - Just three games currently in play, at Edgbaston, the SWALEC Stadium and Emirates Old Trafford.

Despite Westley’s efforts, Essex still trail by 232 runs with a draw the likely result at Chelmsford. The hosts are just 23 runs away from a batting point, however.

6:36pm - Eckersley is going to have to wait until tomorrow to complete his hundred given he is unbeaten on 99 as play finishes for the day at the Ageas Bowl. The 23-year-old has hit 13 boundaries in a valuable innings for Leicestershire, who still trail Hampshire by 129 runs.

Prince and Katich have put on 50 for the fourth wicket off 64 balls at Emirates Old Trafford; the pair have reduced Lancashire’s deficit to less than a 100.

Play has resumed at Edgbaston. Just four overs to play before stumps.

Bad light has ended play at Chelmsford with Westley 82 not out overnight.

6:20pm - Westley is closing on a century at Chelmsford with Mark Pettini offering useful support. Eckersley is also eyeing up a ton, just three runs short of a major milestone against Hampshire.

Prospects of play in Division One look slim, but Somerset, Sussex and Middlesex will all go into tomorrow confident of victory. Kieswetter will lead Somerset’s charge while Sussex need just two more wickets at Headingley. Despite Adams’ counter-attacking play at Trent Bridge, Middlesex should only be made to chase a relatively small total.

6:14pm - Northamptonshire have stepped up their efforts at the SWALEC Stadium with two wickets in as many overs. Marcus North made just one before edging Steven Crook to David Murphy, and Stewart Walters also failed to make double figures, giving Murphy his second catch - this time off Hall. Murray Goodwin is taking guard with Glamorgan still 87 runs behind after losing four wickets for nine runs.

Lancashire have moved past 200 to secure their first batting point but there is no play at any Division One grounds as bad light brings play to an abrupt halt.

6pm - Sussex may yet wrap up victory inside three days as Yorkshire's 81-run eight-wicket partnership comes to an end. Sidebottom was outscoring partner Ballance before edging to Chris Jordan off James Anyon for 48. The visitors need two more for the win.

Danny Briggs has broken the partnership at the Ageas Bowl, removing Boyce for 30. Chris Wood took the important catch at backward point.’s Chris Devine at Warwickshire (77/0) v Derbyshire (226 all out): Off again!

5:55pm - Leicestershire pair Ned Eckersley and Matthew Boyce are quietly going about their business at the Ageas Bowl. The visitors still trail by 154 but a 62-run stand has ensured they have showed some resilience in the face of defeat.

Ned Eckersley

Ravi Bopara is the wicket to fall at Chelmsford. The Essex number four made 64 before pinned lbw by Benny Howell.’s Chris Devine at Warwickshire (75/0) v Derbyshire (226 all out): I stand corrected – play has, somewhat surprisingly, resumed once again!

5:47pm - Alan Richardson has made a breakthrough at Emirates Old Trafford with Karl Brown caught by Moeen Ali for a steady 34. Simon Katich joins Prince out in the middle. Lancashire need a substantial partnership from the overseas duo to get up to Worcestershire’s 334.

Andrew Hall has lured Ben Wright into giving Trent Copeland a catch at the SWALEC Stadium meaning Glamorgan have two batsmen yet to score in the middle.

Elsewhere, Yorkshire have moved past 200 and the covers are off at Edgbaston.

5:39pm - Bad light has intervened in a gripping contest at Trent Bridge. The rain is falling once more at Edgbaston so with no play at the Emirates Durham ICG, Yorkshire’s attempts to gain some pride against Sussex is the only live action in Division One.

All four games in Division Two are avoiding any weather problems, but Glamorgan have run into trouble, losing Will Bragg for 39, lbw to David Willey.’s Chris Devine at Warwickshire (73/0) v Derbyshire (226 all out): Ah, of course – more rain! We’re off again – and that could well be that for the day I imagine.

5:32pm - Luke Fletcher has made his highest score since 2009 but now been bowled by Tim Murtagh, three runs short of a half-century. Fletcher has been a useful foil for Adams and Middlesex will be relieved to bring to an end their 89-run ninth-wicket partnership. Nottinghamshire lead by 107.

Glamorgan are yet to lose a wicket as they reach 50 against Northamptonshire. They now trail by 100.’s Chris Devine at Warwickshire (59/0) v Derbyshire (226 all out): It’s all rather straightforward for the champions. Varun Chopra has seen one edge off Tim Groenewald drop short of first slip, but he and Ian Westwood have otherwise looked at ease. We are likely to get more rain from tomorrow afternoon. However, both sides may be able to boost their bonus-point tallies before then.

5:25pm - Adams is continuing to provide the thrust for Nottinghamshire’s fightback. He brought up his fifty in 37 balls; the hosts are now leading by 106 runs with two wickets remaining. Three fours and as many sixes have come in a fine knock from the New Zealander.

There’s a ripple of applause at Headingley as Ballance and Sidebottom shake hands on a fifty partnership. Sussex are relying on spin at both ends from Chris Nash and Monty Panesar with the light dimming.

Ashwell Prince and Karl Brown are making their way out to the middle at Emirates Old Trafford meaning The Emirates Durham ICG is the only ground without live action. Bad light is delaying Somerset’s attempts to reach their victory target of 235.

5:15pm - Yorkshire are offering some resistance against Sussex at Headingley with Gary Ballance and Ryan Sidebottom building a useful eighth-wicket partnership.

Tom Westley and Ravi Bopara have brought up their personal milestones at Chelmsford, the pair both compiling fifties.

Warwickshire have reached 50 without loss at Edgbaston as Varun Chopra and Ian Westwood build the hosts’ reply to Derbyshire’s 226.

4:36pm - Bad light has forced the players off at the Emirates Durham ICG with Somerset on 96 for two, needing 139 more to win. Craig Kieswetter is unbeaten on 39 from 56 balls.

Chris Rushworth

Play has begun again at the Ageas Bowl where Leicestershire are 110 for four following on, 201 behind Hampshire.

Luke Fletcher and Andre Adams are offering resistance for Nottinghamshire, Adams being dropped then hitting two consecutive sixes off Toby Roland-Jones to reach 36 not out.'s Chris Devine at Warwickshire (25/0) v Derbyshire (226 all out): We will be back on again at Edgbaston from 4:45pm... and this time it should be for a bit longer as there does not look to be any immediate prospect of further rain. Famous last words.

4:20pm - Yorkshire are seven down as Steve Magoffin takes a fourth wicket, bowling Liam Plunkett for five. The White Rose trail Sussex by 120.

Tom Westley and Ravi Bopara have taken Essex into three figures with a stand worth 78 at a late tea. The hosts are still some way off Gloucestershire’s 409 for five declared.

Afternoon Session

4:11pm - Ajmal Shahzad is Dexter’s latest victim as Middlesex continue to tighten the screw, caught by Dawid Malan for 11.

Trescothick has also been dismissed, bowled by Ben Stokes for 22 against Durham.'s Chris Devine at Warwickshire (25/0) v Derbyshire (226 all out): I bet you can't guess what's happened at Edgbaston...

As the rain returns to Edgbaston, here are the latest scores from across the country:

Division One

Somerset are 75 for two in their second innings against Durham, requiring a further 160 runs for victory.
Nottinghamshire are 107 for eight in their second innings, 32 runs ahead of Middlesex.
(Delayed) Warwickshire are 25 for none in reply to Derbyshire’s 226.
Yorkshire are 137 for six in their second innings, 123 runs behind Sussex.

Division Two

Essex are 72 for two in reply to Gloucestershire’s 409 for five declared.
Glamorgan are 21 for none in their second innings, trailing Northamptonshire by 137 runs.
(Delayed) Leicestershire are 100 for four in their second innings, trailing Hampshire by 211 runs.
(Delayed) Lancashire are 172 for two in reply to Worcestershire’s 334.

3:55pm - Dexter’s three wickets in an over have left Nottinghamshire in big trouble but the have now ensured Middlesex will be required to bat again.

Kieswetter and Trescothick have moved Somerset past 50 against Durham while Yorkshire will be left to inspect the damage at tea, 128 runs behind with four wickets remaining.

Glamorgan’s second innings has started at the SWALEC Stadium. Still no play at the Ageas Bowl or Emirates Old Trafford but action is back underway at Chelmsford.

3:47pm - Sussex are closing in on a convincing win at Headingley with Steve Magoffin claiming two wickets in two balls. Jaques nicked off to Michael Yardy for 57 before Azeem Rafiq played on for a golden duck. Liam Plunkett was able to keep out the hat-trick delivery but the hosts are staring at the prospect of a heavy defeat with only four wickets remaining.

Wickets are also tumbling at Trent Bridge where Dexter is bowling Middlesex to victory. Taylor was caught behind for 27 before Riki Wessels was caught by Ollie Raynor. Dexter then trapped Read lbw leaving the hosts floundering at 69 for seven.

Middlebrook was the last wicket to fall in Northamptonshire's first innings, top-scoring with 70 as the visitors established a 158-run lead.

Varun Chopra and Ian Westwood are resuming their innings at Edgbaston meanwhile.

Craig Kieswetter

3:34pm - Samit Patel hasn’t lasted long, caught by substitute fielder Harry Podmore off Neil Dexter for one. Middlesex are in the driving seat now as Chris Read comes to the crease at 60 for four.

The game remains delicately poised at the Emirates Durham ICG as the players take tea with Somerset 40 for one.

Wagg has picked up his second wicket at the SWALEC Stadium with Steven Crook dismissed for eight, leaving Northamptonshire 158 ahead with one wicket remaining.

We have interruptions in play at Chelmsford, the Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford but the players are on the field at Edgbaston!’s Chris Devine at Warwickshire (14/0) v Derbyshire (226 all out): Rejoice!! We are finally about to have play at Edgbaston!! Although it is getting gloomy again...

3:21pm - Hales was showing promise at Trent Bridge with 33 off 56 balls with four boundaries before edging Gareth Berg to John Simpson. Nottinghamshire are still 17 runs away from wiping out Middlesex’s first-innings advantage.

David Willey has been bowled by Graham Wagg for five with play resuming at the SWALEC Stadium. An early tea is being taken at Emirates Old Trafford.

Gary Ballance has got away with one at Headingley as his edge evades the Sussex slip cordon.

3:09pm - Yorkshire are going to need a big innings from Jaques with Jonny Bairstow bowled by Chris Jordan for 18. It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the White Rose will be able to hold out for a draw, with Jaques their only bright spot. The Australian left-hander is looking good, hitting seven fours on his way to an unbeaten half-century. The struggling hosts are 103 for four.

Ravi Bopara and Tom Westley are the men handed the task of helping Essex chip away at Gloucestershire’s 409 for five declared as play gets underway for the day at Chelmsford.

Lancashire have been architects of their own downfall at Emirates Old Trafford as a mix-up between Horton and Brown results in the opener being run out for 66 by Neil Pinner. Ashwell Prince was the next man in before the covers came on.’s Chris Devine at Warwickshire (14/0) v Derbyshire (226 all out): I don’t believe this. With the players having completed their warm-ups and the pitch rolled and ready to go, we've had another burst of rain!! The players appear optimistic that this won't be a long delay, but the covers are back on once again, much to the annoyance of everyone here at Edgbaston.

Surrey today held their pre-season media day at the Kia Oval and caught up with Vikram Solanki, who spoke about his move from Worcestershire, Graeme Smith and his hopes for this season.

Vikram Solanki is enjoying Surrey life

2:54pm - Somerset have suffered their first setback in pursuit of their 235-run victory target with Suppiah falling lbw to Onions for 17. The visitors are 33 for one.

Ned Eckersley took just 71 balls to bring up his half-century against Hampshire before Danny Briggs had Josh Cobb dismissed, caught by James Vince for seven.

Lancashire continue to make impressive progress in reply to Worcestershire’s 334 but there’s currently no play at the SWALEC Stadium due to rain.

2:43pm - Glamorgan are keeping in touching distance of Northamptonshire with David Murphy gone for 27. Murphy put on 64 for the seventh wicket with Middlebrook before guiding Michael Hogan’s delivery into the hands of Jim Allenby.

Lancashire pair Horton and Karl Brown have moved their second-wicket partnership past 50 while Monty Panesar has been introduced to Sussex’s bowling attack at Headingley.

England pair Hales and James Taylor have stabilised Nottinghamshire’s second innings against Middlesex. The players are back on the field at the Ageas Bowl meanwhile.

2:28pm - Ramnaresh Sarwan is trudging back to the pavilion at the Ageas Bowl with Michael Carberry taking the catch off James Tomlinson. Only 28 runs in the match for the West Indian. Rain has halted the hosts' progress with them now requiring seven wickets to win.

Ramnaresh Sarwan & Hampshire

Somerset openers Arul Suppiah and Marcus Trescothick have both struck early boundaries as they begin their run-chase.

2:18pm - Middlesex have grasped the initiative at Trent Bridge with Michael Lumb now dismissed lbw by Toby Roland-Jones for a third-ball duck.

Onions and Rushworth’s resolve has been broken at the Emirates Durham ICG with Rushworth edging Alfonso Thomas to Craig Kieswetter for an entertaining 18. Thomas finishes with figures of 4-29. A tremendous bowling effort from Somerset sees Durham bowled out for 116, leaving the visitors needing 235 to win.

The players are back out at the SWALEC Stadium where Middlebrook has reached a half-century. Paul Horton has also raised his bat at Emirates Old Trafford with the hosts 140 for one, still trailing by 194.

2:10pm - Double strike for James Anyon at Headingley. Lyth has gone for 25, tickling a simple catch to Ben Brown down the leg side. Captain Andrew Gale strides to the crease but does not last long, caught in the slips by Ed Joyce for three. Sussex can sense a comprehensive victory with the hosts 64 for three.

Ed Cowan has been unable to replicate his first-innings half century at Trent Bridge, bowled by Tim Murtagh for one.

Rain has returned to the SWALEC Stadium with Middlebrook unbeaten on 49.'s Chris Devine at Warwickshire (14/0) v Derbyshire (226 all out): The rain has ceased, for the meantime at least. The umpires will make another inspection at 2:30pm with a view to starting at 3pm. Hope springs eternal!

Andrew Gale

2:00pm - Northamptonshire have established a 100-run lead over Glamorgan as James Middlebrook and David Murphy continue to compile a useful seventh-wicket partnership.

Niall O’Brien has been dismissed at Hampshire with Chris Wood the wicket-taker. The visitors still trail by 244 runs.

Nottinghamshire opening pair Ed Cowan and Alex Hales will look to overturn Middlesex’s 75-run first-innings lead as soon as possible at Trent Bridge.

1:51pm - We’re underway at Headingley and the Emirates Durham ICG for the first time today.

Somerset have made an immediate breakthrough with Phil Mustard run out by Jamie Overton for 25. Graham Onions and Chris Rushworth are the final pair who will be looking to nudge Durham past 100.

Phil Jaques and Adam Lyth have put on 54 runs for the second wicket at Headingley, with Yorkshire still 202 runs behind.

There’s also live action now from the SWALEC Stadium, the Ageas Bowl and the Emirates Old Trafford...

Morning Session's Chris Devine at Warwickshire (14/0) v Derbyshire (226 all out): The rain is now heavier than it has been at any point during this game. I'm starting to get the feeling I may have been better off picking another ground to visit this week...

1:15pm - Simpson is left stranded on 97 as Andre Adams has Murtagh caught behind for two, making Middlesex 353 all out. The visitors to Trent Bridge take a first-innings lead of 75 and Simpson at least has the consolation of having improved on his championship-best 47 from last year. Here are the lunchtime scores:

Division One

Middlesex were 353 all out in reply to Nottinghamshire’s 278 at Trent Bridge.
There was no morning play at the Emirates Durham ICG where Durham are 92 for eight in their second innings, 210 ahead of Somerset.
There was no morning play at Headingley where Yorkshire are 27 for one in their second innings, 233 behind Sussex.
There was no morning play and none all day yesterday at Edgbaston where Warwickshire are 14 for none in reply to Derbyshire’s 226.

Division Two

Leicestershire are 53 for one, 258 behind Hampshire, following on at the Ageas Bowl.
Lancashire are 112 for one in reply to Worcestershire’s 334 at Emirates Old Trafford.
Northamptonshire are 218 for six in reply to Glamorgan’s 134 all out at the SWALEC Stadium.
There was no morning play at Chelmsford where Essex are 30 for two in reply to Gloucestershire’s 409 for five declared.

1pm - Simpson may get stranded just short of a century because Carter has removed Toby Roland-Jones four nought, Patel this time holding a catch. Tim Murtagh is Middlesex’s last man.

Leicestershire have passed 50 as they follow on versus Hampshire. The visitors to the Ageas Bowl still have a long way to go to save the game. Like Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Lancashire have reached lunch without further loss.

Just a reminder that there has been no play this morning at the Emirates Durham ICG, Edgbaston, Headingley, and Chelmsford.

12:45pm - Hampshire and Leicestershire are back on after a second short delay and Lancashire have raised their hundred against Worcestershire.

Excitement at Trent Bridge where Simpson survives on 92 as Samit Patel spills his edge at second slip. Soon after, new signing James Harris is caught behind for eight off Andy Carter, leaving Middlesex 348 for four and 70 ahead.

John Simpson's Chris Devine at Warwickshire (14/0) v Derbyshire (226 all out): A nightmare here for the poor old Edgbaston groundstaff. They spent 15-20 minutes removing sheets and sopping up water...only for the rain to return as they approached the end of their work! What a shame.

12:30pm - Luke Procter reaches a fifty with a six and falls in the same Chris Russell over. The left-hander swung the maximum over backward square-leg but then drove aerially to mid-on to go for 53, leaving Lancashire 97 for one in response to Worcestershire’s 334.

It never rains but it pours! Michael Reed snares Hall for 32, putting Northamptonshire 202 for six and therefore 68 ahead of Glamorgan on first innings. Sean Ervine traps Michael Thornely lbw for 12, making Leicestershire 28 for one following on, 283 in arrears versus Hampshire.

The above highlighted comment proves apt as heavy rain at Chelmsford has prevented the intended 12:30pm start. It seems there won’t be play there any time soon.

12:15pm - We have the first wicket of the day! Who would have thought it would take 75 minutes to come, albeit with play at just four grounds? Ajmal Shahzad has Ollie Rayner caught at first slip for 13, leaving Middlesex 320 for seven in reply to Nottinghamshire’s 274. John Simpson, who had 77 overnight, is still there on 83.

Good news from Chelmsford where, following an inspection, play between Essex and Gloucestershire is due to begin at 12:30pm.

Some optimistic news at Edgbaston, from where Derbyshire have Tweeted: ‘Just spotted a hint of - whisper it - blue sky!! All the covers are still on but it's stopped raining and it's quite bright now...hopeful’.

12pm - Further frustration at the Ageas Bowl where play is interrupted for a second occasion today. This time Leicestershire are 23 without loss, trailing by 288 as they follow on.

There is still no play at the Emirates Durham ICG, Edgbaston, Headingley or Chelmsford.

Northamptonshire hold a first-innings lead of 50 over Glamorgan, who managed only 134, with Hall on 22 and Middlebrook 16. The sixth-wicket duo are taking their time but making progress.

11:45am - Play has started at Trent Bridge where Middlesex resumed on 297 for six in reply to Nottinghamshire’s 278 all out. The hosts have Tweeted: ‘Great work from the ground staff allowing us to get underway so quickly. Top work gents.’


A Tweet from Lancashire reads: ‘Successive boundaries from Horton off Lucas move Lancashire onto 75-0. Both lovely shots by the opener.’ David Lucas is the aforementioned bowler.

In other news, the MCC committee has rejected a proposal that recommended building on a strip of land at the Nursery End of Lord’s and the MCC itself has announced a 12-strong Women's Young Cricketers squad for the 2013 season, including England quartet Tammy Beaumont, Amy Jones, Sarah Taylor and Danni Wyatt.

11:30am - Andrew Hall and James Middlebrook are extending Northamptonshire’s first-innings lead, which stands at 37 over Glamorgan with five wickets down.

Lancashire opening batsmen Paul Horton and Luke Procter are still going well, with Procter dominating the scoring. Lancashire have just Tweeted: ‘Beautiful straight drive from Luke Procter gets him 4, he moves on to 36 and Lancs are 64-0.’

Good news from the Ageas Bowl - where they are back on after a short delay - and Trent Bridge, where play is due to begin for the day at 11:45am.

11:15am - There have been no wickets so far in the three games with play. Lancashire, who resumed on 42 for none, have brought up their fifty in reply to Worcestershire’s 334.

Sadly they are now off at the Ageas Bowl where Leicestershire are eight without loss following on, 303 behind Hampshire. The visitors’ recent signing Anthony Ireland, who is not the first XI this week, has Tweeted: ‘Big day for the foxes today. Find a way lads.’

There is still no action at the other five grounds.

11am - Disappointingly it’s easier to say where there is play than where there isn’t. They are under way at the Ageas Bowl, Emirates Old Trafford and the SWALEC Stadium. Everywhere else has delayed starts.

Pre-Play News

10:50am - Meanwhile, Graeme Smith has been introduced at Surrey, who are not in championship action this week. South Africa’s Test captain, who will lead Surrey this year, said he "needed a new challenge", adding: “I hope to create something (at Surrey). If we have some success then it's a feather in all of our caps.” Below is an image of him at the Kia Oval press conference.

Graeme Smith

10:40am - Unfortunately the weather at Edgbaston is typical of much of the country. We’ll soon find out how many of the eight games can begin on time at 11am. Here is a Tweet from Durham CCC that reflects the picture there and elsewhere: ‘Bad light is delaying an estimated start time, we will update accordingly’.'s Chris Devine at (a rather soggy) Warwickshire (14/0) v Derbyshire (226 all out): It's never a great sign when you arrive at a cricket ground to be told: 'I hope you've got a good book, or a pack of cards'. In all honesty, it's pretty grim in Birmingham, although there is a chance we might see some play this morning as the rain has ceased for the time being. The forecast for later in the day is not particularly promising...

10:20am - Daily championship highlights are available on this website. All of yesterday’s are here, except from Edgbaston where there was no play.

10:15am - Good morning and welcome to’s live blog on day three of the LV= County Championship season. There has been some compelling action on the opening two days and today we could see the first results. Below are how the games stand, with links to yesterday’s reports.

Division One

Durham are 92 for eight in their second innings, 210 ahead of Somerset at the Emirates Durham ICG.
Yorkshire are 27 for one in their second innings, 233 behind Sussex at Headingley.
Middlesex are 297 for six in reply to Nottinghamshire’s 278 at Trent Bridge.
There was no play yesterday at Edgbaston where Warwickshire are 14 for none in reply to Derbyshire’s 226.

Division Two

Leicestershire are nought without loss, 311 behind Hampshire, following on at the Ageas Bowl.
Lancashire are 42 without loss in reply to Worcestershire’s 334 at Emirates Old Trafford.
Essex are 30 for two in reply to Gloucestershire’s 409 for five declared at Chelmsford.
Northamptonshire are 145 for five in reply to Glamorgan’s 134 all out at the SWALEC Stadium.

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