There were some big totals in the County Championship Division Two including a double-ton for one captain.
Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire
Close of play: Gloucestershire 192 & 34-1, Northants 404.
After finding themselves on 283-8 at one stage the Northants tail-end scored well for the second successive match.
Bowlers James Middlebrook and Steven Crook both scored half-centuries, whilst last man Trent Copeland made 27 not-out as the away side established a 212 run lead.
Resuming the day on 107-3 Alex Wakely did bat a patient 88 before being trapped lbw by Will Gidman.
Gidman was the best of the bowlers for the hosts as he finished with figures of 4-109.
In reply the home side lost captain Michael Kilnger cheaply to leave them in serious jeopardy on 34-1 as they chase Northants’ impressive total.
Hampshire v Worcestershire
Close of play: Hampshire 500-9dec, Worcestershire 159-5.
Skipper Jimmy Adams continued his fine form with the bat into day two, frustrating Worcestershire and finishing the innings on 219 not-out.
It was the third double century of Adams’ career and it helped establish a healthy winning platform for the home side.
The captain and Chris Wood had put on 80 runs for the seventh wicket as the hosts looked comfortable.
Moeen Ali finished with figures of 4-103 before doing his best to lead the charge with the bat in reply, top scoring with 55 before falling late on day two.
With the visitors still 341 runs behind with only five wickets spare it could be a difficult third day for Worcestershire.
Lancashire v Kent
Close of play: Lancashire 43-2, Kent 244.
Ahead of a busy summer of cricket for England, seam bowler James Anderson finished off the Kent tail end to take figures of 4-57.
Anderson looked in fine form for Lancashire before the rain set in at Old Trafford to interrupt most of day two.
The home side had made it to 43-2 before lunch, with the visitors dismissing Luke Proctor and Paul Horton.
However, the weather effectively stopped all meaningful play after the break so there will be plenty of catching up to do on day three.
All matches resume at 11.00 BST today.