Borthwick leads the way for Durham

Borthwick (103) scored more than half of his runs in a last-wicket stand of 95 with Graham Onions as Durham were dismissed for 198 after resuming on 14 without loss.

That left them a deficit of 125 but Worcestershire could only extend that to 190 at the end of play for the loss of six wickets as John Hastings took three for six off two overs.

There was wickets galore at Hove too as 12 fell in just two sessions to make it 27 in two days between Sussex and Warwickshire.

Sussex bowler Matt Hobden took four for 43 in a telling 10-over burst before Rikki Clarke led Warwickshire's fightback with an unbeaten 32 on the second day.

Bad light stopped play after an over of the final session with Warwickshire 180 for seven, a lead of 169, and even though the floodlights were in use it did not improve sufficiently to allow a resumption.

Umpires Michael Gough and Russell Evans have already marked the pitch on the south coast as 'below average' and if they downgrade that assessment to 'poor' it will be reported to the England and Wales Cricket Board by Cricket Liaison Officer Tony Pigott once he has consulted both captains, coaches, umpires and the groundsman Andy Mackay.

James Hildreth moved ever closer to 1,000 first-class runs this summer courtesy of an imperious 82 on the second day of Somerset's match against Yorkshire at Taunton.

Having seen Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan (100 not out) post his first Championship century for eight years, Hildreth batted without equal on a day that saw more than 400 runs scored for the loss of just six wickets.

The morning session belonged to Bresnan, who reached three figures for the fourth time in his career as Yorkshire were bowled out for 438.

Hildreth, ably supported by half-centuries from Marcus Trescothick (56), Tom Abell (62) and Tom Cooper (55 not out) then helped guide Somerset to 309 for four.

In Division Two, a record-breaking third-wicket stand of 258 by Ashwell Prince and Alviro Petersen restored Lancashire's fortunes and left the Old Trafford side in a position from which they could contemplate taking a first-innings lead in their game against Derbyshire.

Replying to Derbyshire's 370 all out, Steven Croft's side were 348 for four at the close after the South African pair had transformed the game with a partnership which established a new first-class record for both the ground and for matches between the sides.

Petersen made 113 off 176 balls, an innings which included 16 fours, while Prince ended the day unbeaten on 156 having faced 229 balls and hit 21 boundaries and one six.

Elsewhere, Kent's wily veteran all-rounder Darren Stevens gained one of the most prized scalps of his long county career when he sent back Kumar Sangakkara for just 10 before Surrey rallied to 250 for eight by stumps on day two at Beckenham.

Stevens took three for 47 overall and Matt Coles three for 58 but Surrey, at 170 for seven in late afternoon, counter attacked after tea with Gary Wilson scoring a combative 42 and adding 55 for the eighth wicket with Gareth Batty, who remains a spirited 36 not out.

When bad light lopped 18 overs from the day's allocation, with no play possible after 5.10pm, Surrey were just 32 runs adrift of Kent's first innings of 282.

  Scott Borthwick held Durham's innings together
Scott Borthwick held Durham's innings together