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Title contenders Durham turned the screw against First Division leaders Yorkshire at Scarborough, stretching their overnight score of 406 for 6 to 573, their highest total since May 2011 and their biggest against Yorkshire, who closed the second day at 182 for 3 in reply, with New Zealand all-rounder Kane Williamson unbeaten on 76.

Only Nick Compton can say how much pressure he is feeling

Middlesex 428-5 dec Warwickshire 267-5: Unlucky break for Evans adds to Warwickshire woes

The two things Warwickshire wanted to be spared in this match were a spanking and any more injuries. With the unsettled weather on their side, they may not suffer the former, even though they still need 12 to avoid the follow-on. Their list of wounded, however, has grown.

Joe Root showed his class with 182 to help Yorkshire to victory

Round-Up: Warwickshire draw strength from escape at Somerset

Warwickshire pulled off an unlikely escape act to salvage a draw as yesterday's sole remaining County Championship fixture produced a thriller in Taunton.

Murali Kartik: Accused of unsporting behaviour after running out Alex Barrow

County Championship round-up: Batty apologises after 'Mankading' dismissal causes outrage at Taunton

Gareth Batty, the Surrey captain, last night apologised for his role in sparking extraordinary scenes at Taunton yesterday when the Somerset batsman, Alex Barrow, was run out at the non-striker's end in a so-called “Mankading” dismissal executed by Surrey's Indian left-arm spin bowler, Murali Kartik.

Wright ton blasts Sussex into semi-finals

It was almost like old times at Canterbury as a large bank holiday crowd gathered to cheer the Spitfires into the CB40 semi-finals. However, it was the cross-border supporters who enjoyed the afternoon as Sussex Sharks cruised to a nine-wicket victory with 10 overs to spare.

Ian Westwood has scored two centuries in three weeks

Warwickshire fail to capitalise on (another) rare Ian Westwood century

Middlesex 287 Warwickshire 293-8

Paul Collingwood: The Durham captain was one of two to fall to Steven Finn’s bowling

Finn tucks in but Onions fails to sizzle as Durham struggle

It was advantage Finn as the two England bowlers who are next in line went head to head in the First Division of the County Championship yesterday.

Paul Collingwood hits out during his doughty knock yesterday

County Championship round-up: Warwickshire hope to beat the weather (and Durham) to reclaim their place at top

Warwickshire will hope to find a way through the filthy weather to reassert themselves at the top of the County Championship after reducing Durham from 28 for two overnight to 147 for 7 in their second innings at Chester-le-Street.

Tim Ambrose: Turned the match after Surrey's Gareth Batty had Warwickshire reeling at 37 for 4

Round-up: Ambrose has the Bears sitting pretty

Warwickshire need only 41 on the final morning at The Oval to complete a win that will give them a 15-point lead at the top of the First Division, with a fourth victory in six matches.

Paul Horton: The opener's unbeaten 56 was the highlight as Lancashire followed on

Horton delays prospect of defeat for champions

Warwickshire 557-6 dec Lancashire 197 & 122-3

Surrey director of cricket Chris Adams made his displeasure clear to his players after Somerset piled on the runs at The Oval

Woakes roars back to maul Lancashire

Warwickshire 557-6 dec Lancashire 61-5

County round-up: Chanderpaul makes light of Bears' depleted ranks

Warwickshire may he short-handed after the loss of three bowlers and a batsman to a combination of injury and international calls but Shivnarine Chanderpaul underpinned their efforts to secure the win that will put them on the heels of title-favourites Lancashire by doing what he does best at Headingley yesterday.

Warwicks fear losing Woakes to national service for title run-in

Hampshire 141 & 163-4 Warwickshire 250
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