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Warwickshire 67-2 trail Lancashire 308 by 2412 runs
The Specsavers County Championship match at Emirates Old Trafford remains finely balanced as Warwickshire went into tea on the second day on 67 for two in reply to Lancashire's 308.
After resuming this morning on on 196 for four, Lancashire were taken to 234 for four by Steven Croft (100 from 201 balls with nine fours and a six) and Karl Brown (61, 139 balls, six fours) but then lost their last six wickets for 74 runs.
Brown fell lbw to Keith Barker, Croft and Neil Wagner tickled leg-side catches to wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose off Rikki Clarke and Olly Hannon-Dalby respectively and Arron Lilley gave Boyd Rankin a return catch.
From 278 for eight at lunch, the last two wickets fell when Kyle Jarvis was lbw to a Rankin yorker and debutant Matthew Parkinson was bowled by Patel.
Warwickshire's reply advanced smoothly to 54 without loss before Jarvis removed Andy Umeed and Ian Bell with successive balls thanks to excellent slip catches by Tom Smith and Liam Livingstone respectively.
Tea was taken 6.3 overs early when the umpires took the players from the field after an unspecified noise, possibly from adjacent building work, was deemed too loud to enable the players to concentrate.
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Surrey 94-1 lead Notts by 235 runs
Surrey took charge of their Specsavers County Championship Division One match against Nottinghamshire at the Kia Oval, reaching 94 for 1 in their second innings for a lead of 235 after Gareth Batty had earlier taken 4 for 23 from 11.4 overs as the visitors were bowled out for 182.
Eight wickets fell in a dramatic morning session as Notts collapsed from 120 for 3 in reply to Surrey’s first innings 323, with Samit Patel’s comical run out for 12 featuring in the middle of a flurry of three wickets in six overs which sparked the slide.
At tea Surrey had lost Rory Burns, caught low down at backward point off Jake Ball for 34, but Arun Harinath was 39 not out and had Kumar Sangakkara with him on an unbeaten 19.
Notts began day three on 82 for 2 and soon lost Brendan Taylor for 21, leg-before to an off-cutter from Ravi Rampaul in the third over of the morning.
Riki Wessels, flashing, edged the persevering Tom Curran to Ben Foakes behind the stumps to go for 5 and, after Patel had failed to respond to Michael Lumb’s call for a single and was run out by almost the length of the pitch, Surrey captain Batty continued the Notts decline by picking up his first wicket of the innings.
Batty bowled Lumb for 48 in his fifth over with an arm ball that beat the left-hander’s attempt to cut and, in his eighth over, the veteran off spinner spun one to have Brett Hutton caught at short leg for 8.
Dan Christian remained stranded on 19 not out as Batty, bowling with great control on a surface offering him some assistance, made short work of the Notts tail.
Batty had Matt Carter caught at mid off for 8 when he tried to hit him over the top but got a leading edge, which Rampaul held running to his left, and Harry Gurney only just survived three balls from Stuart Meaker, who had removed Jake Ball’s off stump on 8, before swinging Batty to deep mid wicket.
Chris Ostick @LancscricketMEN 15m15 minutes ago
Bizarre, players coming off because of a loud buzzing noise. Umps say it is off-putting. Lancs not happy. Tea being taken
Not sure if the noise is coming from outside or inside the ground! We had 3,500 kids here this morning making a right old noise!
Ashley Giles, not happy. But he starts walking over to The Point to find out where noise is coming from, and it stops!
It's been confirmed that noise was caused by the PA system in The Point! It has now stopped.
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Tim Wigmore at Surrey 136-1 v Nottinghamshire
A second half-century of the match for Arun Harinath although this, oddly, has been a little slower and less fluent than the first - at least until the emphatic pull through mid-on that he’s just hit; Kumar Sangakkara has oozed assurance at the other end, and Surrey’s lead is above 270. They could yet declare tonight - there are 21 overs remaining in the day - though it seems more likely that they will declare overnight. Given their current plight, allowing Notts a sliver of hope might be Surrey’s best chance of getting a win; their fourth draw of the season, to go with four losses, will do their hopes of staying in Division One little good.