Michael Hogan's impressive County season continued overnight with five wickets for Glamorgan.
Nottinghamshire 274 & 1-24 (Cowan 4no) v Surrey 207 on Day two at Trent Bridge
Ed Cowan finished day two on four not out as his Nottinghamshire outfit took control against Surrey.
The West Midlands side started the morning looking for early inroads. And they got it thanks to Luke Fletcher, Harry Gurney, Paul Franks, Ajmal Shahzad and Samit Patel who chipped in with two wickets apiece as Surey were all out for 207.
Cowan will be looking for quick runs tomorrow as his side eye a lead above 200.
Somerset 152 & 5-112 v Middlesex 347 on Day two at Taunton
Chris Roger's Middlesex will be looking to wrap up a comfortable victory over Somerset after dominating proceedings on day two at Taunton. The away side were eventually bowled out for 347 earlier in the day. Neil Dexter (82) top scoring.
Somerset suffered a torrid time in reply as they were skittled out for just 152.
Rogers enforced the follow-on and had the home team in all sorts of trouble at 5-35. A late rally saw them close on 5-112, but they are still 83-runs behind Middlesex with two days to play.
Warwickshire 128 v Yorkshire 7-318 (Jaques 25, Ballance 52, Bresnan 38) on Day two at Edgbaston
Yorkshire's fine County Championship season continued with an impressive batting performance against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Phil Jaques was dismissed for 25, but strong knocks by Gary Ballance (52), Adil Rashid (68no) and Tim Bresnan (38), who was released by England in time to play, saw them close on 7-318.
The White Rose side will be looking to build a substantial lead on day three as they look to cause an upset over
the defending champions.
Derbyshire 223 v Sussex 8-328 (Magoffin 9) on Day two at Derby
Steve Magoffin hit a late order nine as his Sussex side built a sizeable lead against Derbyshire.
Earlier in the day the home side were bowled out for 223, with Magoffin taking 2-48.
Michael Yardy's 121 and Chris Jordan's 92 helped them into a first innings lead which they will be looking to increase on day three.
Northamptonshire 355 v Leicestershire 1-89 (Copeland 1-26) on Day two at Northampton
Trent Copeland took the late wicket of Niall O'Brien as his Northamptonshire finished day two on a positive note.
Earlier former South African test all-rounder Andrew Hall starred with the bat as his side posted a first innings total of 355.
Hall's 113 lasted 304 minutes and included 13 fours.
Copeland then struck in reply snicking off O'Brien to wicketkeeper Ben Duckett for 29 as the Foxes closed on 1-89.
Glamorgan 231 v Essex 9-343 (Bopara 145) on Day two at Cardiff
England's Champions Trophy player Ravi Bopara cracked 145 to see his side overtake Glamorgan's 231 all out in Cardiff.
The Welsh side started the day looking for early wickets. Michael Hogan did most of the donkey work with the ball returning figures of 5-68 off his 25 overs.
But Bopara stood tall to register a superb hundred, just falling short of his 150 during his 265-ball stay at the crease.
It promises to be an intriguing days play tomorrow.
England 4/160 v New Zealand on Day one at Lord's.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, England struggled for runs against some quality New Zealand bowling on Day one of the First Test.
The English batsmen all managed to get a start, but Jonathon Trott's innings of 39 was the highest score for the day.
New Zealand's left-arm seamers in Trent Boult and Neil Wagner posed plenty of problems for the batsmen, with many suggesting Australia's Mitchell Starc could play a large role in determining the outcome of the upcoming Ashes.
Full recap of Day one here
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First Posted 17 May, 2013 8:48AM AEDT