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Warwickshire v Essex, Sussex v Yorks and more: county cricket – as it happened

Joe Root was out for five, for the second time in two days at Hove, caught off 20-year-old off spinner Jack Carson, who inspired a Sussex revival with three for 35. Yorkshire muddled through their second innings, finishing with a lead of 92. Sussex had earlier eked to a 71-run lead, bolstered by 86 from Tom Haines, Dom Bess’s first wicket of the summer.

On an attritional day at Edgbaston, the skyscrapers popping up behind the ground like giant chimney pots, the pitched roofs of everyday life stretching out to the right, Essex chipped away at Warwickshire but were held-up by late-order stubborness by Danny Briggs and Craig Miles. There were three wickets apiece for Simon Harmer and Peter Siddle, bowling for the first time for Essex this year. Before play Tim Bresnan was awarded his county cap by Ian Bell.

The shadows now spreading over Edgbaston, the end of another intriguing day round the grounds. Friday night champagne for David Bedingham, and 20 year old Jack Carson, who dismissed Joe Root for five. Till tomorrow, dear friends. Good night!

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