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County cricket – live!

11.05am BST

It’s not that warm here either, though unlike Richard Gibson I do not have a dashboard sophisticated enough to send me messages like “Risk of Ice”.

However it is dry at the moment and there is a “Risk of Overton”. Who knows what he will deliver this morning? Last night Jamie Overton propelled an eye-catching penultimate over, which had the poles of Simpson and Rayner cartwheeling. He was fast and everyone, including the remaining Middlesex batsmen, will have taken note. However he is not a machine. I’m presuming Marcus Trescothick will start with him this morning.

10.37am BST

Richard Gibson sets up the day

I ventured back to Headingley this morning in quite different conditions to the previous two days of this match. Imagine my surprise when a dashboard light came on to warn me of a ‘Risk Of Ice’. April 28 and it was only 3 degrees at a quarter past nine. Glad to report the temperature has been on the up since, although that might be something to do with the central heating.

10.30am BST

Morning all,

Today we have Vic Marks at Somerset v Middlesex, Richard Gibson at Yorkshire v Warwickshire and Ali Martin at Surrey v Essex.

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County cricket – live!

3.55pm BST

Ali Martin reports from The Oval

Greeting from the Oval, somewhat belatedly, where Essex are going great guns on day two. Their openers are still standing, with Nick Browne on 82, Jaik Mickelburgh on 59 and the score 151 for no loss. Surrey were earlier skittled for 340, losing their last three wickets for nowt. But then you knew that, right?

3.21pm BST

Richard Gibson reports

A player with the career longevity of Tim Bresnan should probably have more five-wicket hauls than the seven he has managed in first-class cricket. The seventh came up shortly after lunch on day two when Jeetan Patel’s cameo came to an end via a bunt to deep mid-off. There was also a career milestone for James Middlebrook, who claimed his 50th scalp for Yorkshire in dismissing Ian Westwood for 196.

12.50pm BST

So much for the rejected England openers…

Sam Robson edged the second ball of the day into the slip cordon; Nick Compton, having looked in princely form, was given out caught behind. He really did not want to go, standing statuesque and disbelieving, before finally returning to the pavilion. Umpire Alex Wharf had spied an inside edge.

12.35pm BST

Richard Gibson reports from Headingley

Ian Westwood has his career-best score in Warwickshire’s 350-5 at Headingley, and needs only a further nine runs for a maiden double hundred. The left-hander’s progress this morning has been at a similar pace to that of day one.

11.43am BST

Some late-morning reading from Gary Naylor, who has six talking points from last week’s matches in the County Championship:

11.09am BST

Expecting a more serene day today after yesterday’s fireworks. There is the prospect of two recent England opening batsmen demonstrating that they should not have been rejected. Sam Robson is at the crease, Nick Compton has his pads on in the pavilion.

Yesterday’s technicolour action has brought a good crowd in. There is sunshine alongside a chill wind and an intriguing day awaits. I was going to meander gently through the prospects but Lewis Gregory has just bowled Robson with his second ball. Enter Compo!

10.35am BST

Richard Gibson sets up the day from Headlingley

Top of the morning to you all, on a glorious morning in Leeds. It was a lovely drive in this morning and the addition of four rose-shaped floodlights means I can now see the ground as I drop down into Meanwood on my journey.

10.22am BST

Morning all,

Today we have Vic Marks at Somerset v Middlesex, Richard Gibson at Yorkshire v Warwickshire and Ali Martin at Surrey v Essex.

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County cricket – live

10.49am BST

Richard Gibson checks in from Trent Bridge

Yorkshire should have an answer today to their request for Adil Rashid to be released from England’s Test tour of the Caribbean. When reporting this yesterday I refrained from writing ‘in an unprecedented move’ but I still cannot recall a county asking for a return of one of their players from international duty.

10.35am BST

Good morning all, from Cardiff, on this very fourth of days in the County Championship. And what a day we have in prospect.

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