- Live Update
George Dobell at Nottinghamshire (241 and 240) v Middlesex (247 and 78-3)
Morning from Trent Bridge. Middlesex have made it through the first 40 minutes unscathed but they really shouldn’t have done. Stevie Eskinazi has just been missed in the slips on 17 (the score was 74 for 3) off Harry Gurney; Brendan Taylor unable to cling on to the chance going to his right. It could prove to be a huge moment in this match. Crucially, Middlesex made it through Jake Ball’s opening burst – he started with a searing yorker that Nick Compton kept out with some assurance and didn’t concede a run in the three-over spell – but life it little easier with Imran Tahir introduced in Ball’s place. He started with a long-hop which Eskinazi pulled for four. Middlesex require another 157.
- Live Update
David Hopps at Durham 63-6 v Yorkshire
Ryan Sidebottom is propelling Yorkshire towards victory at a rapid rate at Headingley. I told the car park steward it would be all over by 20 to 3 this morning, but that seems to have hopelessly overrated Durham's ability to stage resistance. They are a tough side but they seem to have been broken here as Yorkshire press for the Championship.
Sidebottom's impact has been restricted by injury this season but he can still show an excellent strike rate when he gets on the field. he has removed the nightwatchman Graham Onions at cover, had Scott Borthwick plumb lbw and claimed a second lbw of the morning when Paul Collingwood's leave-alone did not go according to plan. That was a burst of 3 for 10 this morning and those 10 included an edged four wide of third slip.
So all hunky dory for Yorkshire, and Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett and David Willey as potential reinforcements for the last 2 games of the season.
Thank-you to the wellwisher who has just rung the Headingley press box to correct my blog error.... we could make this a habit