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Paul Edwards at Lancashire v Durham 96-2
Durham have got to lunch on 96-2 and they would, I think, have settled for that at eleven o'clock. Jennings, batting in the proven groove that brought him 869 runs before today's play, is 40 not out, Jack Burnham is unbeaten on 23 but was dropped by Tom Smith off Simon Kerrigan when 21, a tricky slip catch to the fielder's right which he held for an instant before his landing elbow jogged the ball out of his hand. Three wickets would have given Lancashire the edge but the spinners have probed without offering clear and present danger. The day has not yet taken a clear direction in favour of Durham but the visitors are prospering quietly in the still, broiling heat.
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Durham 97-2 need 247 to beat Lancashire
Durham have enjoyed an encouraging start to their pursuit of 247 to beat Lancashire at Southport, reaching lunch on day four at 97 for two from 35 overs.
This is a key fixture in the Specsavers County Championship title race, with the winner taking a huge stride forward as they bid to close in on leaders Middlesex.
Lancashire removed Mark Stoneman, in the day’s first over, and Scott Borthwick, reducing the score to 47 for two in the 16th over.
But in-form opener Keaton Jennings has stood firm with 40 not out.
Stoneman was trapped lbw by Kyle Jarvis with the new ball before Tom Smith had Borthwick caught in the gully by a tumbling Alviro Petersen for 28.
Jack Burnham was handed a life on 21 just before lunch when Tom Smith failed to grasp a one-handed slip chance diving to his right off Simon Kerrigan.
Jennings and Burnham have shared shared 50, and Durham need 150 more to win.
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Surrey 637 lead Hampshire 186 for five by 451 runs
Surrey continued their assault on Hampshire by taking three morning wickets – the hosts still 451 runs behind.
Dominic Sibley grabbed two early wickets before Mark Footitt celebrated his third scalp of the innings soon before the interval.
Leg spinner Sibley had Ryan McLaren leg before to the first delivery of the day to end a 68 run stand with Tom Alsop for the third wicket – after falling to 5 for two yesterday evening.
The next over the part time bowler got rid of a driving Alsop, caught at first slip by Jason Roy.
Wheater and Ervine then pushed the runs forward by adding 59 in a swift counter attack.
Wheater, who scored a double century against Warwickshire last week, rode his luck when he was dropped by Roy at second slip – while loosely driving to Footitt.
He fought back to score his third half century of the season off 68 balls but fell 10 minutes before lunch – chipping up to Steven Davies at cover from a Footitt cutter.