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Specsavers Championship, Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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  • Brett D'Oliveira, Worcestershire century maker, on the task ahead. Jon Culley asks the questions.

  • Jack Leach reflects on his five wickets with Paul Edwards

  • The Somerset huddle is suddenly full of mystical power
     

    Title-chasing Essex are on the brink of the title after building a formidable first-innings lead at Edgbaston

    Essex's Varun Chopra hits 98 against former county as they go 168 ahead

    Spinner Jack Leach spearheads Somerset attack as second-placed Lancashire collapse

    Leach's 5 for 47 gives Somerset a 202-run lead on first innings

    Clearly his remodelled action is beginning to do the business

    Kumar Sangakkara returns from Caribbean T20 to inflict more misery on county attacks

    Sanga's 164 leads Surrey to 598 against Yorkshire

    Ashes hopeful Ben Foakes also hits a century before Yorkshire reply strongly

    Play is abandoned at Uxbridge due to wet outfield after heavy shower

    Even former England seamer Angus Fraser - long since suited and booted - grabs a pitchfork in desperation

    Winless Leicestershire jolt Worcestershire by posting 404 at New Road

    Cameron Bancroft's unbeaten 206 single-handedly wrecks Kent's promotion hopes

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