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Tim Wigmore at Middlesex 46-2 v Surrey
Fifty-five days after what will surely prove the last England innings of his career, Nick Compton made his return to first-class cricket at Lord’s. His arrival was slow: Stevie Eskinazi, the dismissed batsman, had gone through the long room by the time Compton emerged. He was greeted by a feisty Tom Curran, bowling with three slips and a short leg, and defended his first ball to third slip. Compton got off the mark from his third, a scampered single to cover - not quite a Red Bull run - and unfurled a wonderful pull, rocking back in his crease, against Curran after lunch. But mostly he defended, playing inside the line of the ball in the face of hostile bowling from both Currans, taking, as is his won’t, plenty of time between deliveries. But when he reached 11, off 43 balls, his off stump was removed by an sharp delivery which he inside-edged from Stuart Meaker. This was not the return Compton had envisaged and, despite some fluent stroke play from Nick Gubbins, Middlesex are at risk of handing Surrey a sizeable first innings lead.
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Jon Culley at Yorkshire v Warwickshire 179 all out
A disappointing effort from Warwickshire, who have conceded a lead of 78 on first innings. Only Sam Hain (48) and Rikki Clarke (50 not out) were able to nourish the innings with any substance. Ryan Sidebottom, back from a stress fracture of an ankle sustained playing football back in April, bowled pretty well on his return to finish with three for 41 after wrapping things up by having Oliver Hannon-Dalby caught behind. Before that, Adil Rashid had dismissed Keith Barker, Jeetan Patel and Chris Wright in the space of 18 deliveries. Warwickshire will now look to Jeetan Patel to bowl themselves back into the game on a pitch that has already attracted one or two rueful looks from departing batsmen.