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Tim Wigmore at Middlesex 218-2 v Somerset
No century for Sam Robson, but Nick Gubbins has his maiden ton in first-class cricket, sealed with drive through mid-off. One suspects there will be many more to come: Gubbins combines tightness in defence with lightness on his feet. Many here at Middlesex reckon that, like his fellow Radley College pupil Andrew Strauss, Gubbins will go on to succeed in international cricket too. The similarities in their games - both are left-handers who marmalise any width outside off stump - are obvious. More significant is the similarities in their temperament: both are phlegmatic and react to cricketing triumph and despair with equanimity.
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Warwickshire 102-8 lead Durham by 225
Durham bowled themselves right back into their Specsavers County Championship game with Warwickshire by taking six wickets in the morning session at Edgbaston.
The home side went into lunch on 102 for eight, 225 ahead overall in bowler-friendly conditions, but having failed to put the game beyond Durham's reach.
James Weighell led the way with four wickets to add to his four in the first-innings.
Resuming this morning on 15 for two, Warwickshire quickly lost first-innings century-maker Andy Umeed who edged an excellent lifting delivery from Weighell who then trapped Ian Bell lbw for 15.
Varun Chopra (34, 70 balls) and Jonathon Trott added 33 before the former was curiously adjudged lbw to an outswinger from Barry McCarthy. Sam Hain's thin time in the championship continued when he played on to Weighell for just four before Trott edged Brydon Carse into the slips.
On the stroke of lunch, Weighell took his eighth wicket of the match when Tim Ambrose was caught at short leg.
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Surrey 58-2 trail Lancashire by 145 runs
Surrey are battling to avoid an innings defeat inside three days in their ongoing Specsavers County Championship match against Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford.
The visitors, 203 runs behind on first innings, have been restricted to 58 for two from 18 overs at lunch as Arun Harinath was caught behind off Tom Bailey and Kumar Sangakkara chipped Neil Wagner to mid-off.
Surrey are effectively three down with Rory Burns ruled out of the rest of the game with mild concussion following a blow at short-leg yesterday afternoon.
Day three had started with Lancashire, replying to 191, at 342 for nine after 108 overs.
They secured a fourth batting point by reaching 350 inside 110 thanks to a boundary apiece for Kyle Jarvis and Simon Kerrigan.
They went on to share 63 inside 15 overs for the tenth wicket as the Red Rose lead went beyond 200.
Jarvis and Kerrigan, 35 and 32 not out respectively, both played aggressively without slogging as they shared the county’s third successive tenth-wicket stand of 50 or more against Surrey.
That dates back to last season’s Division Two fixtures, with Kerrigan involved in all of them.
Stuart Meaker had Jarvis caught behind down the leg-side to wrap up the innings.
Tom Curran, Surrey’s locum opener, and Jason Roy are unbeaten on 23 and nine respectively.