Bears wrap up innings win
A review of Tuesday's LV= County Championship action as Warwickshire beat Middlesex by an innings and 47 runs.
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Middlesex lost their last six wickets for 41 as Warwickshire completed an innings victory on the third day of their LV= County Championship clash at Edgbaston.
Captain Chris Rogers (82), England hopeful Sam Robson (68) and Dawid Malan (40) offered the only serious resistance as Middlesex, beginning their second innings 295 in arrears, were bowled out for 248.
Jeetan Patel was the pick of the Warwickshire bowling with four for 78 to add to his century with the bat.
Elsewhere in Division One, champions Durham were battling to save the game against Yorkshire and were thankful for centuries from Mark Stoneman and Michael Richardson at Chester-le-Street.
Responding to Yorkshire's imposing 589 for eight declared, Stoneman (131) and Richardson (148) offered strong resistance for the hosts and shared in a stand of 136 for the fourth wicket.
But the rest of the Durham order failed to offer support and they had slipped to 361 for eight by the close of the third day, still trailing by 228. Debutant Kumar Sangakkara fell for a second-ball duck.
Some hard lower-order hitting from Peter Trego brought Somerset back into contention against Nottinghamshire.
The Somerset number eight smashed a quickfire 86 as the hosts recovered from a difficult situation to get within 38 of Notts' first-innings 440 before declaring at Taunton.
The visitors then found progress slow going second time around but Phil Jaques, with his second half-century of the match, was unbeaten with 55 of their 97 for two - a lead of 135 - at stumps.
Sussex were looking strong against Lancashire at Old Trafford, reaching 216 for five for a lead of 323.
Lancashire conceded a first-innings deficit of 107 after being finished off for 191 early in the day. Former England under-19 wicketkeeper Alex Davies top-scored with 59 while Steve Magoffin claimed four for 36.
Michael Yardy (45), Rory Hamilton-Brown (44) and Matt Machan (44no) put the visitors in the ascendancy.
In the Second Division, Kent looked to have established a winning position against Surrey at Canterbury.
The extra half-hour could not bring a conclusion but Surrey were clinging on at 170 for nine in their second innings, leading by just 20.
Kent added 80 to finish their first innings on 435, 150 ahead, before Adam Riley led the way with four for 65 as they built on that advantage.
At Cardiff, Glamorgan were 14 for one after being set a target of 382 by Daryl Mitchell-inspired Worcestershire.
Mitchell hit a superb unbeaten 151 - his second century of the match - and on-loan Alex Hales weighed in with 63 as Worcestershire posted 296 for six declared in their second innings.
Jacques Rudolph fell early as Glamorgan were left with a tough task to save the game.
Essex were 101 for one in their second innings at Chelmsford, trailing Leicestershire by 51.
Centurion Ned Eckersley (110) added just six to his overnight score but Angus Robson (94) and Josh Cobb (70) helped Leicestershire to 433 and a first-innings lead of 152.
Jaik Mickleburgh (47no) and Greg Smith (43no) were at the crease for Essex at the close.