Jon Culley at Sussex 155 & 36-2 v Nottinghamshire
It will be a victory of sorts if Sussex manage to get this game into a third day. Getting a partnership into double figures in overs would be a start. So far, the average time between Sussex wickets has been 3.2 overs, the longest partnership before the current one was the eight-over alliance of Jofra Archer and Adam Barton for the ninth wicket of their first innings, which added 43 runs, most of them accrued by the 22-year-old from Barbados, Jofra Archer. An exciting quick bowling prospect, Archer can clearly bat, too, and is no respecter of reputations, which is no bad thing on the field of play. Not far into his 40 off 29 balls, he took England’s young quick Jake Ball for six-four-four in consecutive balls and hit a maximum off Luke Fletcher, too, following up with a four next ball. It wasn’t just swing and hope stuff either. He was out a little naively, pulling one down the throat of deep backward square after Stuart Broad had set an obvious trap for him, but in the context of the Sussex innings as a whole it is hard to be critical. Having been 10-2, Sussex need a very long partnership at this point in their second innings. So far, Chris Nash and Stiann van Zyl have managed to stick around for nine overs.
George Dobell at Warwickshire (332) v Surrey (127-2).
Clarke strikes. Drew a prod from Borthwick with a good length ball that may have bounced a little and taken the edge. Trott takes his second catch of the innings. He’s on for all 10. 50 for Borthwick. In comes Sangakkara.
Some clarification on Eskinaz from Middlesex: he was hit on the helmet, the physio just checked him over so see if all was fine. He was completely satisfied, so equipped with a new helmet Eski continued his innings.