|LV= County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day two)|
|Somerset 215: Wagner 72, Davey 46; Rushworth 5-47 & 90-2: Dickson 36*, Umeed 20*; Barnard 2-27|
|Warwickshire 273: Barnard 73, Davies 44, Rhodes 42; Davey 3-62, Wagner 3-67|
|Somerset (3 pts) lead Warwickshire (4 pts) by 32 runs|
In-form Warwickshire all-rounder Ed Barnard maintained his late-season flurry with bat and ball to try and help the Bears engineer a positive result against Somerset.
The Bears go into their final game of this longest-ever English domestic season needing to take eight Somerset wickets quickly, or hope that the visitors try to make a game of this otherwise meaningless match.
After totalling 273 to take a 58-run first-innings lead, thanks largely to 73 from Barnard, he then took two quick wickets before Somerset closed on 90-2 with a lead of 32.
Having resumed on 112-3, the Bears lost three wickets in the morning session.