Somerset boost County Championship title bid but fellow hopefuls Essex stumble

Somerset enjoyed an exceptional day with??bat and ball to take control of their Specsavers County Championship Division One match at Taunton against Yorkshire.
The traffic collapsed before dinner, a shortage of 96 from 86-3 to 103 out, with spinner Roelof van der Merwe. Somerset vs Yorkshire scorecard
Title hopefuls Somerset closed in the end of day two to lead by 365. Captain Tom Abell scored 62, although James Hildreth (58) along with also Tom Banton (43) supplied excellent support before bad light ended play early.
On a buffer was struck by the title challenge of essex following a marathon century by Warwickshire batsman Matt Lamb at Edgbaston. Warwickshire vs Essex scorecard
The 23-year-old was in the crease for seven hours since he created a bang of 173 to help his side reach 517 and also take the Bears a very long way towards securing the attraction that would transfer them from relegation.
Essex, who reached 31-1 from the close in reply, will have to create something outstanding within the two weeks to get the success they have to keep pace.
All-rounder Darren Stevens finished with 5-39 as Kent bowled out Nottinghamshire to get 124 to abandon them on the point of relegation. Nottinghamshire vs Kent scorecard
Stevens followed his 88 with the bat by using his 500th wicket that was first-class on the best way to helping establish a lead of 180 at Trent Bridge.
Sam Billings struck 100 with Zak Crawley incorporating a rapid 82, as Kent finished on 236-8 along with an outcome of 416 runs, off 106 balls.
Hampshire captain James Vince hit 91 including 18 fours, at the second innings to put his side in hands against Surrey, off just 59 balls. Hampshire vs Surrey scorecard
The 28-year-old placed on 129 to the fourth wicket with Sam Northeast (73) in only 16.3 overs since Hampshire built an outcome of 283, finishing the second day on 296-6.
Lancashire all-rounder Josh Bohannon struck a century to help his side to a first-innings lead over Derbyshire. Lancashire vs Derbyshire scorecard
After a lost morning due to rain, the Division two leaders moved on by their overnight score of 20-1 to achieve 269-2 – a lead of 25. Bohannon went on to finish on 150, with Keaton Jennings the only wicket to fall through the next day.
Sussex built up a direct result of 113 from Gloucestershire at Bristol on the day of the match. Gloucestershire vs Sussex scorecard
Sussex started the afternoon on 73-0 and openers Phil Salt (64) and Luke Wells (42) extended their stand to 100 until they started to lose wickets regularly, together with David Payne carrying 3-58. However, Sussex shut on 313-7 and also did manage to bring up a third batting bonus point.
Glamorgan’s promotion hopes suffered a setback firmly. Worcestershire vs Glamorgan scorecard
The hosts are well placed on 153-2 in their second innings since Hamish Rutherford (52) and Daryl Mitchell (52 not out) helped start a lead of 165 runs following Glamorgan struggled to 193 all out.
Middlesex want Durham to be beaten by another 175 runs after a day of wickets tumbling at Lord’s. Middlesex vs Durham scorecard
The hosts added another 54 until they were all out for 143 and began on. Durham then posted 191 using the bat to lead by 195 runs. Middlesex was able to endure the handful of overs as play was suspended for bad light, to close on 21-0.
Three wickets guaranteed following a century by Rob Keogh had threatened to put Northamptonshire firmly Leicestershire remained in the match. Leicestershire vs Northamptonshire scorecard
Adam Rossington, Luke Procter and then Keogh (132) all fell at the last hour Northamptonshire, having been 304-4closed on 325-7, a lead of just 17 together with three wickets in hand.

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