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David Hopps at Somerset 178-2 v Yorkshire
No Marcus Trescothick hundred at Taunton, but something glorious nonetheless for those of us who want to catch him while we can - some fine biffing in an innings of 97 which ended when he tried to hit Adil Rashid down the ground and fell to an alert return catch.
The stalwart bowling performance has come from Steve Patterson who might have had Chris Rogers on 40, dropped at first slip by Alex Lees.
The most uplifting sight for Yorkies has been Tim Bresnan bowling on the outfield at lunch as he recovers from a calf injury. After hitting a single stump twice in a row, he was challenged by a specttaor to do it again.
"How much?" said Bresnan.
"Two quid," came the reply.
It was never in doubt.
As far as I could see, no money changed hands.
He had moved from 93 to 97 the ball before by clumping him over mid-on and here, it seemed, was the shot to bring up another hundred in an excellent run of form.
There was a lot of muttering around the outer about Andtew Gale's decision to bowl first at Taunton and then compound the error by filling the overs up to lunch with two non-strike bowlers in Will Rhodes and Adam Lyth.
The spectator who asked "Where was Adil Rashid?" will be crowing after he picked up Trescothick with his sixth ball. Two left-handers at the crease excused Rashid's absence, but he has removed one of them immediately. Somerset were in total control - how Yorkshire needed that wicket.
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Paul Edwards at Durham 184-4 v Lancashire
Placed under pressure in the field for the first time this season, Lancashire have responded in good style, slip catches by Liam Livingstone removing both Jack Burnham (44) and Michael Richardson (1) off Tom Bailey and Kyle Jarvis respectively. However, Paul Collingwood has now joined Scott Borthwick - the latter has played some lovely shots by the way - and one senses that the fate of Durham's innings, be it affluence or relative penury, lies in their hands. This battle has already been joined, though. A pleasing day, this, although there's association football on the television.