LV= County Championship - News

Middlesex were facing an uphill struggle to avoid a defeat that would damage their title hopes after Derbyshire dominated the second day of the LV= County Championship Division One match at Derby.
Essex were left facing the follow-on as Northamptonshire totally dominated the second day of the LV= County Championship Division Two clash at Colchester.
Australian seamer Michael Hogan returned 5-43 as 13 wickets fell on the first day of Glamorgan's LV= County Championship Division Two clash with Leicestershire at Swansea.
Ben Harmison scored his second hundred of the season against Gloucestershire and Darren Stevens hit an unbeaten 98 as Kent recovered from a poor start to dominate the opening day of their latest LV= Championship Division Two clash.
Warwickshire dismissed Somerset for 340, Wayne Madsen hit an unbeaten century for Derbyshire and Stephen Peters and David Sales put Northamptonshire in a strong position.

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