Alex Barrow leaps for a take

Notts v Somerset, LV= County Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Barrow plays down recalling James Taylor after drop

Somerset enjoyed the better of the exchanges on a rain-shortened second day of their LV= County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge


Jim Allenby steers the ball into the off side

Nottinghamshire v Durham, LV= Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge

Allenby, Overton keep Philander at arms length

Half-centuries from Jim Allenby and Craig Overton helped Somerset to a total of 312 on the first day at Trent Bridge.

Alex Hales cracked six sixes off consecutive deliveries

Nottinghamshire v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Trent Bridge

Hales' sixes dash thrills on opening night

Are you watching Mumbai Indians? Alex Hales is heading your way for the final stages of IPL, his confidence soaring after six successive sixes on the opening night of the NatWest Blast

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County news

Fletcher joins Surrey on loan

Nottinghamshire fast bowler Luke Fletcher is joining Surrey on a month's loan for red ball cricket, but will remain available for Notts Outlaws in the NatWest T20 Blast

Mark Wood cracked his maiden first-class fifty

Durham v Nottinghamshire, LV= County Championship Div One, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Durham batting defies doubts for third win

Wise heads around these parts do not give Durham better than an outside chance in the Championship this season, arguing that for all the strength of their seam bowling resources they have a brittle quality to their batting line-up that too often lets them

Vernon Philander picked up Nick Compton

Durham v Notts, LV= Championship, Division One, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day

Wood, Hutton shine as Notts take charge

Nottinghamshire were dismissed for 178 in their second innings but in conditions still offering substantial help to the bowlers a target of 261 to win may be enough to give Chris Read's side a first win of the season