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Trott, Bell impress for Warwickshire, Broad leads Nottinghamshire fightback

Jonathan Trott (left) and Ian Bell added 116 runs for the third wicket for Warwickshire.
Jonathan Trott (left) and Ian Bell added 116 runs for the third wicket for Warwickshire.
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Specsavers County Championship Division One

Guildford, day two: Surrey 273 v Warwickshire 345-6

Resuming on 12 without loss, Warwickshire finished day two with a lead of 72 largely thanks to a stand of 116 between ex-England stars Johnathon Trott (123) and Ian Bell (66).

Tim Ambrose (53) also added useful runs as the visitors go into day three in a strong position. Sam Curran (2-46) was the pick of the Surrey bowlers, removing both Trott and Ambrose shortly before the close.

Chester-le-Street, day one: Hampshire 319-6 v Durham

Hampshire finish day one in a good position after all of their top four batsmen passed 40, with an opening stand of 160 between Will Smith (67) and Jimmy Adams (86) the highlight of the innings.

Tom Alsop (40) and Michael Carberry, in his new role at number four, with 48 continued the good work, while the wickets were shared around amongst the Durham attack

Trent Bridge, day one: Lancashire 273-9 v Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire fought back well on day one, with Lancashire having been in control when lunch was taken with them on 109 for one, opener Tom Smith top scoring with 70.

However excellent spells from international duo Stuart Broad (3-50) and Imran Tahir (3-78) soon had the Trent Bridge men with the upper hand, before useful contributions from Karl Brown (36) and Liam Livingstone (33) saw the visitors finish on 273 for nine.

Scarborough, day one: Yorkshire 291-5 v Middlesex

Adam Lyth was dismissed with the first ball of the game at his home club by Tim Murtagh (3-61), before Alex Lees (63), New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (28) and Gary Ballance (106 not out) with his first century of the season restored some calm to the innings.

With Tim Bresnan (63) also removed by Murtagh, the reigning champions will be hoping Ballance can continue to build his innings when play resumes tomorrow. 

Specsavers County Championship Division Two

Hove, day two: Glamorgan 335 v Sussex 227-3

Glamorgan added just 44 to their overnight score of 291 for seven, with Stuart Whittingham (4-58) and  Steve Magoffin (3-54) the main wicket takers in the innings. Whittingham in particular bowled with pace and hostility, injuring both Jacques Rudolph (hand) and Michael Hogan (head) during the innings.

With Hogan off the field and unable to bowl because of his head injury, Sussex openers Chris Nash (33) and Ed Joyce were able to put together a stand of 133 before Nash was dismissed.

Joyce continued on to 106, taking his tally as the leading run scorer in the division this season to 838. With Glamorgan at one point having to use three substitute fielders, the hosts look well placed to take a first innings lead, with Luke Wells (41 not out) and Luke Wright (17 not out) well set when stumps were drawn with the score on 227 for three.

Chelmsford, day two: Kent 207 v Essex 107-2

Despite England captain Alastair Cook being dismissed for 49 to the last ball of the day bowled by Kagiso Rabada, Essex are in a strong position after bowling visitors Kent out for 207 on a helpful wicket at Chelmsford.

Earlier, a fine innings of unbeaten 89 from Alex Blake had underpinned the visitors effort, after they had lost the contested toss and been asked to bat. Jamie Porter with 51 for three was the pick of the Essex bowlers, despite the last three Kent wickets to fall adding 50 to their total.

Worcester, day one: Leicestershire 299-7 v Worcestershire

Neil Dexter continued his fine form this season with his third century of the campaign, his 109 helping Leicestershire to close the day on 299 for seven.

Opener Angus Robson (50) and wicket keeper Ned Eckersley (40 not out) also made useful contributions with the bat for the visitors despite the efforts of Ed Barnard (3-49) for Worcestershire who were boosted by the return to the line-up of Tom Fell after his recent battle against cancer.

Tour Match

Taunton, day one: Pakistan 324-5 v Somerset

Pakistan opened their tour of England in Taunton, and closed day one on 324 for five, with Younis Khan tantalisingly poised on 99 not out.

After opener Shan Masood was removed for 62, the tourists were in a little trouble at 132 for four, before a stand of 179 between Younus and Asad Shafiq (80) saw them finish the day in a strong position despite the dismissal of captain Misbah-ul-Haq for a duck.

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