David Hopps at Yorkshire 229 for 7 lead Durham by 57
I have been otherwise occupied for much of the morning so apologies for a lack of updates, which will be remedied henceforth.
What I can tell you is that Gary Ballance has just fallen for 78 - his highest Championship score of the season - shifting well back in his crease to Graham Onions and pushing at a ball which he edged to second slip.
He also had a let off on 73, an acceptable chance put down by Paul Collingwood at first slip off Usman Arshad.
Andrew Gale has also fallen this morning, flicking Ryan Pringle into the leg side. Jack Leaning followed, Onions' first wicket of the morning.
Yorkshire will be anxious for a lead in excess of 100. The pitch remains a little uneven, and is still offering some response to the seamers, but this is an inexperienced Yorkshire attack with two players on Championship debut and it would be expecting a lot of Steve Patterson, who took a career-best six wickets in the fist innings, to bowl so manfully a second time.
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Tim Wigmore at Nottinghamshire 172-7 v Surrey
This has been the morning Surrey needed. First though, Samit Patel’s run-out. Michael Lumb pushed Gareth Batty into the offside, and called for a sharp single. Patel was slow replying, and stood motionless while Lumb ran past him: run out by almost the whole length of the pitch. He’s had more comical run-outs: Patel’s fall onto his own backside three years ago against Derbyshire has never been forgotten.
Anyway, Patel’s misfortune, combined with a Surrey fielding performance oozing vim - Ravi Rampaul snared Brendan Taylor early on with a delivery that nipped back late, and Gareth Batty has bowled an admirable spell of offspin - has left Notts in a perilous position, facing conceding a deficit of over 100.