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Paul Edwards at Durham v Lancashire 101-5
Durham's young seamers are repaying the faith Paul Colingwood showed in them and Lancashire are making a right mess of this run chase. Having scored 56 in their first ten overs, though for the loss of both openers, they have now lost three wickets in four overs with Petersen and Croft being especially culpable. It has, however, been a fine morning for Brydon Carse and Barry McCarthy - top work from them this session. Davies and Livingstone just need to bat for an hour. something their senior colleagues have signally failed to do.
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Derbyshire 280 & 174-1 trail Essex 538-7 by 84 runs
Essex’s hopes of a third Specsavers County Championship win of the season were held up by the weather and some determined batting by nightwatchman Tom Taylor.
Thirteen overs had already been taken off the day’s schedule when play started 50 minutes late – and the players were off half-an-hour later when rain returned.
Taylor looked comfortable in the seven overs that were possible before an early lunch was taken, apart from one delivery of Graham Napier which he aimed to play through the offside but which squirted off an inside edge to square leg.
The 21-year-old, who was elevated to sentry duty after hitting 25 in Derbyshire’s first innings, set the scoreboard moving this morning with an angled boundary through the slips off Jamie Porter. He picked up another four off the same bowler with a thickish edge to third man.
At the other end the New Zealander Hamish Rutherford got his head down and attempted to play himself back into form. He had added 11 to his overnight score of 20.