George Dobell at Somerset v Warwickshire (410-8)
Van der Merwe conceded just three runs from the 110th over of the innings to restrict Warwickshire to four batting bonus points. Despite a couple of huge swings from Rikki Clarke – neither of which connected – Warwickshire were unable to score the 8 required off the over to gain the points. Somerset gained two bowling points. Barker fell to a good catch at mid-on and Patel has just bowled after coming down the pitch.
Tim Wigmore at Durham 228-5 v Sussex
Some controversy on a somnolent afternoon. Ryan Pringle flicked the ball to fine leg, where David Wiese appeared to take a fine diving catch. But Pringle refused to accept the fielder’s worth, and decided to bat on - to cries of ‘Cheat’ from some disgruntled Sussex fans and the evident chagrin of the fielders. I had a good view of the catch (a perk of sitting on the elevated seats directly behind the bowler’s arm) and to these eyes it looked out. Pringle, though, did not agree, and the umpires did not compel him to leave the field either. Wiese was applauded as vigorously - probably even more so, to make the point - as if he had taken a catch to lead to a dismissal.
Tim Wigmore at Durham 215-5 v Sussex
Ryan Pringle and Paul Coughlin have batted with great application and skill to drag Durham back to a position resembling parity. Pringle has just brought up his half-century by on driving Chris Jordan up the slope for four, which is heartily applauded by Paul Collingwood and his team-mates on the Durham balcony. We have a full 30 overs left in the afternoon sunshine.