Paul Edwards at Lancashire 187-2 v Somerset
Some fine cricket at Emirates Old Trafford this morning. Against a Somerset attack which has kept its discipline on a suddenly flat pitch - so what was Friday all about? - Liam Livingstone and Alex Davies have batted with exemplary rectitude. Only 35 runs have been scored but I bet that no one at Old Trafford minds at all. What they will mind about, though, is that Liam Livingstone was just struck a nasty blow on the finger by Craig Overton and stalked off to square leg in obvious pain. The finger has been strapped up and painkillers taken. Alex Davies is three short of a century which he richly deserves. Actually, make that two runs and this is not a running blog (whatever that is).
George Dobell at Warwickshire (332) v Surrey (347-4)
In the last over from Wright a couple of balls have misbehaved off the pitch. Both times the ball took off from a length. You would expect that, I think, with no heavy roller in use but that is the first sign of it. It suggests batting could become far more difficult as the game progresses. Olive Hannon-Dalby, who has bowled with excellent control this season, has replaced Keith Barker from the Pavilion End. Sibley has just edged him to third man for four.
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George Dobell at Warwickshire (332) v Surrey (335-4)
Two fours in three balls from Dominic Sibley have taken Surrey into the lead. He has been very patient here but, presented with one on his legs from Chris Wright, he whipped it to the short square-leg boundary. A minute or so later, Wright tested him with a short ball and he hooked it very fine – finer than he intended – just wide of Tim Ambrose to the boundary. Warwickshire have bowled pretty well this morning, but Surrey are in no hurry and know that, if they can stretch this lead and gain full batting bonus points, it will be very hard for the hosts to claw their way back into the match.
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George Dobell at Warwickshire (332) v Surrey (318-4)
Morning from Edgbaston. There’s a glimmer of an opportunity for Warwickshire here. Keith Barker, armed with the new ball that was taken last night, has removed Kumar Sangakkara via an outside edge and Surrey do have, by Division One standards, a bit of a tail. Tom Curran, scheduled to come in at No. 8, has a first-class average of 16. Sangakkara reached his century and Surrey are now only a few runs behind so Surrey still have the upper hand.