Two centuries hand advantage to Warwickshire

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Jim Troughton and Chris Woakes both hit centuries at Taunton as LV= County Championship Division One leaders Warwickshire moved into a strong position on day two against Somerset.

After losing all but 10.4 overs of the opening day to rain, the Bears racked up 
387-7 as Troughton reached 132 not out and England one-day international Woakes added 107 from No 8.

Opener Varun Chopra fell seven short of his hundred, while veteran seamer Alfonso Thomas picked up 3-54 for the home side.

Second-placed Nottinghamshire were frustrated, with no play possible against Surrey at Trent Bridge. That left them waiting on 178-5.

At Old Trafford, Worcestershire rolled Lancashire over for 162, ending the day 138 in front.

The reigning champions resumed on 13-0 in response to the visitors’ 291 all out but crumbled as Moeen Ali took 6-67 and Shaaiq Choudhry claimed 4-38.

Opener Paul Horton’s 34 was the Red Rose’s best and there were important contributions from No 10 Kyle Hogg (21no) and last man Simon Kerrigan (20) before Worcestershire’s second innings reached 9-0.

Durham and Sussex were looking evenly matched at Arundel, with the hosts moving to 100-3 in reply to 231 all out.

Durham, 92-4 overnight, built their total around 50 from Scott Borthwick and 43 from Dale Benkenstein, while Steve Magoffin turned in figures of 3-28 from 22 overs.

Chris Rushworth struck early in the response and Callum Thorp added two wickets – before Murray Goodwin and Michael Yardy saw their side to three figures.

In Division Two, Ian Saxelby had career-best figures of 6-48 as Gloucestershire dismissed Leicestershire for 162 at Cheltenham.

On day one at Canterbury, Kent posted 310-4 in a productive 81 overs against Glamorgan. Former West Indies batsman Brendan Nash made 110no in 190 balls, with Darren Stevens racing to 120no in 142.

It was a batsman’s day at Chelmsford too, with Hampshire’s Neil McKenzie 134no in a score of 303-6.

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