George Dobell at Somerset (178-5) v Warwickshire
It was June 1994 when Marcus Trescothick scored his maiden first-class century for Somerset. He has gone into lunch here on the verge of his 50th and, in the process, gone a long way to ensuring Somerset escape with a draw. Nobody has previously scored 50 first-class hundreds for Somerset, with Tresco and Harold Gimblett the current record-holders on 49. Somerset require 86 more to avoid the follow-on.
Tim Wigmore at Sussex 144-2 v Durham
An excellent morning’s work for Sussex - at least barring an end-of-session collapse to rival Durham’s yesterday. The classiest batting has come from Stiaan van Zyl, who has just taken Chris Rushworth for consecutive boundaries - an exquisite extra cover drive and then a fine late cut, precisely bisecting gully and third man- and is closing in on 50. Luke Wells, playing his first Championship game of 2017 after a knee injury, has played pleasingly too. Durham’s bowling attack certainly appears top-heavy: Rushworth and Graham Onions are a formidable new ball pair, but the sight of Paul Coughlin and Ryan Pringle as first and second change would not have alarmed Sussex. Perhaps we’ll see some Colly wobbles in the afternoon.