At a damp Southgate, Ashley Giles was on form as Middlesex struggled against Warwickshire. The home side resumed after lunch on their overnight score of 58 for 2, following Warwickshire's first innings of 496.
Sven Koenig and Owais Shah saw Middlesex past three figures but England's slow left-armer made up for lost time by claiming three wickets, Ed Joyce, Abdul Razzaq - first ball - and Paul Weekes, in quick succession. At the close the home side had struggled to 244 for 8, still 252 in arrears.
Worcestershire began their match against Derbyshire two points adrift of the Second Division leaders, Northamptonshire, but their likely victory was held up with only six overs possible.
Glamorgan require another 164 runs to win after dismissing Hampshire for 449 at the Rose Bowl. The hosts had been forced to follow on and wicketkeeper Nic Pothas at least ensured there was a target to chase with 121 off 170 balls including 18 fours and two sixes.
He shared a stand of 149 for the sixth wicket with Dimitri Mascarenhas, who made 75, and Richard Hindley made an unbeaten 68 on his first-class debut. The Glamorgan captain, Robert Croft, claimed 5 for 117 with his off-spin but then saw his side slump to 33 for 3 in pursuit of 198, Chris Tremlett removing both openers cheaply.
In a truncated day at the Riverside, Yorkshire were reduced to 103 for 6, giving them a lead of 224, Shoaib Akhtar grabbing 3 for 23 for Durham.
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