LV County Championship Division One, day two
Durham finally declared their first innings against Nottinghamshire have reached 648 for five. Michael di Venuto was dismissed for 219 but there were also centuries for Shivnarine Chanderpaul (109 not out) and Dale Benkenstein (105) as the reigning champions piled on the runs. Nottinghamshire in reply were 65 for two, Mark Davies dismissing Scott Newman for 16 and Mark Wagh for three.
Third-placed Somerset bowled Lancashire out for 344 at Taunton. Paul Horton was eventually dismissed having made 172 and Kyle Hogg hit 69, the pair sharing a stand of 150 for the sixth wicket. Charl Willoughby led Somerset's charge with five wickets to Ben Phillips' four. Another century to Marcus Trescothick, who hit 102, and Arul Suppiah's 95, helped Somerset close on 266 for three in reply.
Warwickshire took charge against Sussex, who they dismissed for 254 on day one. Day two saw Ian Bell stroke 104 and Jonathan Trott 56 to help the Bears close the day on 302 for five, already 48 runs ahead.
Worcestershire's relegation from Division One was confirmed whten they were bowled out for 159 by Hampshire. The failure to achieve a batting point sealed their fate and having eventually bowled Yorkshire out for 383, they were struggling in their second innings as well. Four wickets for Imran Tahir hastened Worcestershire's demise first time round before Worcestershire reached 102 for four in their second innings.
LV County Championship Division Two, day two
Centuries for Niall O'Brien (128) and Riki Wessels (109) enabled Northamptonshire to work themselves into a strong position against Surrey. Jon Batty was dismissed for 110 and Surrey were swiftly dismissed for 376 before O'Brien and Wessels, both of whom also have experience with the gloves, also passed three figures to help Northamptonshire reach 331 for four overnight.
Runs continued to flow Uxbridge, where Darren Stevens made 208 and Justin Kemp an unbeaten 138 as Kent declared on 652 for seven. Middlesex were struggling in reply on 109 for four, Azhar Mahmood and James Tredwell both taking two wickets.
LV County Championship Division Two, day one
Glamorgan were bowled out for 311 by Essex just before the close of play, Gareth Rees and Danish Kaneria proving to be the outstanding performers. Rees made 122 in 245 deliveries and Kaneria picked up seven for 111 with Graham Napier (two) and David Masters (one) the other men to pick up a wicket. Rees' opening partner Mark Cosgrove chipped in with 53 before Essex hit back.
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Yorkshire picked up only their second win of the campaign, their young stars shining brighter than Gloucestershire. Pace bowlers Ajmal Shahzad, James Lee, Steven Patterson and Lee Hodgson were largely responsible for bowling the Gladiators out for 172 despite James Franklin's 55 and although 18-year-old David Payne picked up two Yorkshire wickets, half-centuries from Jacques Rudolph (72 not out) and Joe Sayers (55) saw Yorkshire home by eight wickets.
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