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George Dobell at Warwickshire (201 and 84-8) v Essex (369 for 9 dec)
With Essex having won the Championship five times previously and all those successes coming between 1979 and 1992, it will be the first in which Graham Gooch has not played in their Championship-winning side.
Paul Edwards at Somerset v Lancashire 131-1
As so often this season, Lancashire are getting themselves out of trouble and it does not worry them in the slightest if the pace of scoring does not please the home spectators. As the ball has aged, both Haseeb Hameed and Liam Livingstone have looked more comfortable against the spinners and Hameed has collected his third fifty in his last six championship innings. Grumbles about his scoring rate are outweighed by the importance of the opener remaining at the wicket and this has actually been the most fluent and well-organised of his three half-centuries.