Hampshire v Middlesex at the Rose Bowl
Stumps Day 2: Hampshire 336 (Carberry 107, Dawson 89) lead Middlesex (Malan 40*) by 252 runs
Dawid Malan led a belligerent fightback for Middlesex after a rain-hit second day against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.
Missing Adam Voges through concussion, Hampshire’s eventual 336 looked stronger still when England hopefuls Sam Robson and Nick Compton both fell for single figures.
Nick Gubbins feathered behind to give Ryan McLaren a second wicket, and at 58-3, effectively 58-4, the visitors were in a spot of bother in Southampton.
Malan, accompanied by John Simpson reached 40 as the side mustered 84-3 by the time rain brought a premature end to proceedings. Promising leg-spinner Mason Crane will also look to have his say on Days Three and Four having been given just one over in his first game of the season so far.
Earlier in the day, Hampshire lost their last three wickets for 21 runs, with Crane and James Tomlinson both falling for ducks. But it wasn’t without the fun for new signing Tino Best, advancing down the wicket to launch a monster six off Tim Murtagh in his unbeaten 21.
Surrey v Durham at Kia Oval
Stumps Day 2: Durham 156-2 (Stoneman 57, Jennings 53) trail Surrey 457 (Harinath 96) by 301 runs
Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire at Trent Bridge
Stumps Day 2: Nottinghamshire 261 (Mullaney 78; Brooks 4-74) lead Yorkshire 170-4 (Lees 91*) by 91 runs
Lancashire v Somerset at Taunton
Stumps Day 2: Lancashire 493-9dec (Livingstone 108*; Van Der Merwe 3-87) lead Somerset 14-0 by 479 runs, at Cooper Associates County Ground