George Dobell at Warwickshire (321) v Lancashire (273 and 6-1)
Buttler has gone. England’s incumbent No. 7 has flicked Barker to mid-wicket and been unable to make a push to retain his Test place with only three runs in the match. Hameed is in at No. 3. I suppose if he made a century, he might persuade the selectors to retain him, too. He has cover driven his first ball for four.
George Dobell at Warwickshire (321) v Lancashire (273 and 0-0)
Panayi is taking the new ball. Which is a surprise. He was on a hat-trick from the first innings but his first ball in the second innings has been defended back down the pitch. Hameed is not opening – presumably due to the hand injury – and Jos Buttler is in instead of him.
Jon Culley at Notts v Kent 105-4
Early ‘lunch’ being taken at Trent Bridge, where the rain has to all intents and purposes stopped and mopping up is kind of under way in that the sopper has been fired up. As things look at the moment my money would be on there being play, bearing in mind that it’s only 12.43 in real money, if you know what I mean. Jake Ball, meanwhile, has had a scan on his right knee, although no news yet on what it has revealed.
George Dobell at Warwickshire (321) v Lancashire (273)
Clarke has finished it off with a full, straight one uprooting Panayi’s stumps. He bowled well here. Good pace, good consistency. His figures – 4-81 – do not flatter him and represent a first-class career best. The lead is 48.