George Dobell at Warwickshire (332) v Surrey (97-1).
Clarke has drawn a false stroke from Borthwick, but the ball has still gone for 4. The ball was slightly short and angled across. Borthwick, unsure whether to cut or leave, ended up having a bit of a prod and the ball flew past the slips to the third man boundary. He then drove Clarke for another boundary through extra-cover. The runs are flowing now.
Tim Wigmore at Middlesex 354-4 v Essex
Well played, Steve Eskinazi. He’s shown no adverse affects of his blow since lunch, and has just driven Jamie Porter down the ground for four to reach a fine century. He was rarely fluent before lunch but fought resolutely. Middlesex need 46 in 11 overs to secure maximum batting points which shouldn’t be a problem despite Adam Voges’ dismissal playing across the line to the admirable Porter.
George Dobell at Warwickshire (332) v Surrey (84-1).
This stand is starting to look very promising for Surrey. Stoneman took 18 off one over from Keith Barker and has his half-century (from 64 balls with seven fours) while Borthwick has just laced a drive through extra-cover off Clarke and is so quick between the wickets that Warwickshire are struggling to control the scoring. Clarke has been warned for running on the pitch, too. It looks pretty comfortable out there right now.