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Surrey reached 164 for 2 against Middlesex at Lord's before the rain fell and the covers came on. Scott Newman, who hit an unbeaten 86 in the draw with Sussex last time out, hit the same score after sharing in a stand of 119 for the first wicket with his captain, Jon Batty.

Surrey reached 164 for 2 against Middlesex at Lord's before the rain fell and the covers came on. Scott Newman, who hit an unbeaten 86 in the draw with Sussex last time out, hit the same score after sharing in a stand of 119 for the first wicket with his captain, Jon Batty.

Stephen Peters top-scored with 76 as Worcestershire reached 212 for 5 against Kent at Canterbury. Peters put on 79 with Graeme Hick (38) and 53 with Vikram Solanki (32 not out), while Alamgir Sheriyar claimed 2 for 51 against his former county.

In the Second Division, Charlie Shreck took 3 for 61 as Nottinghamshire reduced Durham to 175 for 5 at the Riverside.

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