Rushworth Puts Durham on Top
Graham Onions' understudy Chris Rushworth took his second five-wicket haul in four days as Durham bowled out LV= County Championship high-fliers Warwickshire for 197 to claim a first-innings lead on day two of their Division One clash.
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Durham lost their last five wickets for 49 runs this morning - including Paul Collingwood (43) to the first ball of the day - to be dismissed for 277. Keith Barker took three of those to finish with four for 62 and Chris Woakes took four for 67.
Steve Harmison removed Warwickshire openers Varun Chopra (29) and Ian Westwood (36) after they put on 61, and Rushworth then took centre stage with five for 46 as the Bears' innings subsided.
Woakes and Barker were each back in the wickets as Durham slipped to 28 for two in their second innings.
Captain Chris Rogers put Middlesex in command against Somerset with a sparkling innings of 173.
Somerset resumed at 130 for four but lost overnight pair Craig Kieswetter (48) and Jos Buttler (nought) with no addition to the score and were ripped out for 173, Peter Trego scoring 38 of the 43 runs added in the morning.
Rogers single-handedly matched their total before he was caught by Arul Suppiah off Trego's bowling. The Australian opener's 100 came up from 139 balls, courtesy of a false shot but taking his side into the lead.
His 191-ball onslaught contained 23 fours and three sixes and he put on 245 with Joe Denly, who went on to complete his own century and was 105 not out from 175 balls at the close, with Dawid Malan 24no from 23.
Sussex skittled out rivals Surrey for 124 after winning the toss.
Australian Steve Magoffin took four for 27, bowling through the morning unchanged in the scheduled final game of his spell as overseas player, and James Anyon added four for 63 as Surrey, having been reduced to 32 for five and 52 for six, were grateful to their lower order.
Gareth Batty top-scored with 32 from number seven and Murali Kartik contributed an unbeaten 23.
Sussex responded with 81 for two, with the recalled Luke Wells 33 not out.
Ashwell Prince top-scored with 63no as defending champions Lancashire battled to 203 for six against Nottinghamshire.
Karl Brown (34) and Gareth Cross (35) made fast-scoring cameos, the latter falling to the final ball of an abridged day, but Andre Adams' four for 77 gave Notts the upper hand.
Division Two leaders Derbyshire took a first-innings lead on day two having bowled out Leicestershire for 177.
Wes Durston made 44 and Dan Redfern ended the day 40no, in an unbroken stand of 41 with David Wainwright (20no).
Glamorgan were 117 for three against Yorkshire after only 34 overs were possible at Colwyn Bay.
Gareth Rees made 35 and Stewart Walters was 37no as the Tykes' overseas star Mitchell Starc took two for 39.
Kent, alongside Yorkshire in pursuit of Derbyshire, reduced Hampshire to 50 for three in only 15.1 overs' play at Tunbridge Wells.
Mark Davies took two for 21 before Simon Katich (21no) began a rebuilding job.
Ravi Bopara followed up Monday's Clydesdale Bank 40 hundred with an unbeaten 65 as Essex reached 138 for four in 50 overs against Northamptonshire.
Mark Pettini (32) and James Foster (25no) offered support, the latter adding an unbroken 81 with Bopara, as David Willey took two for 23.