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Chris Woakes claimed career-best figures of nine for 36.

Chris Woakes celebrates England recall with career-best figures of nine for 36

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Chris Woakes celebrated his England recall in spectacular fashion by claiming career-best figures of nine for 36 on the second day of Warwickshire's Specsavers County Championship clash with Durham at Edgbaston.

Woakes headed straight off to join the squad ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka at close of play having significantly strengthened his side's chances of staying top of Division One.

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Woakes' superb performance saw Durham bowled out for 190 in reply to Warwickshire's first innings total of 313, achieved thanks to a ninth-wicket stand of 52 by Jeetan Patel and Chris Wright.

Alviro Petersen scored his 40th first-class hundred as second-placed Lancashire moved into a dominant position at the end of the second day against Surrey at Old Trafford.

Petersen hit 105 off 108 balls in a strong response to the visitors' 191, while an opening partnership of 99 between Tom Smith and Haseeb Hameed also contributed to a total of 342 for nine - a lead of 151.

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Surrey bowlers Tom Curran and Stuart Meaker did their best to limit the damage as they posted figures of three for 62 and three for 59 respectively.

Ryan McLaren took three wickets from 17 runs to put Hampshire in control against Nottinghamshire at Southampton.

McLaren eclipsed the wicketless Jake Ball, who has been called up for England duty, as he took the wickets of Michael Lumb, Brendan Taylor and Samit Patel in quick succession.

Tim Murtagh took five wickets for Middlesex before the hosts set about making good inroads into Somerset's first innings total of 376 on day two at Lord's.

Murtagh took three wickets in three overs with the new ball before the visitors were settled by all-rounder Peter Trego, who compiled his fourth half-century of the season.

Giving chase, Middlesex were 139 without loss at close of play.

In Division Two, Derbyshire moved into a strong position despite a rain-shortened second day against Kent at Derby.

Shiv Thakor's 130 was his first century for Derbyshire while Tom Taylor made a career-best 80 as the pair helped their side to a formidable total of 492.

Kent were 79 for one when a downpour wiped out most of the final session.

Joe Leach took five wickets as Worcestershire hit back against Leicestershire at Grace Road, turning a first day total of 253 for four into 316 all out.

But the visitors were themselves restricted in response as they closed on 249 for eight.

Gloucestershire reached 240 for four - a lead of 64 - on day two against Northamptonshire at Bristol, with Chris Dent (93) and Michael Klinger (62 not out) sharing a third-wicket stand of 137.

Tom Westley and Ravi Bopara both scored 80 to help Essex gain a 40-run first- innings lead against Glamorgan at Cardiff, reaching 300 for nine at the close.

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