County cricket: Essex v Yorkshire, Lancashire v Somerset and more – live!

Good morning from Chelmsford, where we are greeted by wall to wall sunshine for the third day running. Essex will begin day three on 97/4 in pursuit of 238, and in keeping with the first two days of this crazy fixture, I expect them to be nine down needing five or six at some point this afternoon.

Both sides are chasing their second victory in four matches this season. If Yorkshire can win having been bowled out for 50 in their first innings, it would be their lowest first-innings winning total for 96 years when they beat Sussex at Hove having been bowled out for 42 with the likes of Holmes, Sutcliffe, Rhodes and Leyland in their side.

Scores at stumps on day two:

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