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Live Reporting

Gary Smee

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  1. Stumps

    That's it from me today I'm afraid. There's still about an hour left in the Sussex v Northants game at Arundel.

    You can still listen to live radio commentary of that one by clicking on the live coverage tab at the top of this page.

    My colleague Paul Grunill will be back tomorrow morning.

    Until then, goodbye.

  2. Close of play at Derby

    Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 24-1 (f/o)


    Sussex 178 v Northants

    Rob Keogh picks up the final wicket of Ajmal Shahzad. Northants will have 22 overs to bat this evening.


    Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 159-6

    That's it, Essex suffer their first County Championship defeat of the season.

    Neil Dexter takes of couple of David Masters and Leicestershire reach their target of 159 with 11 balls to spare.

    It was touch and go for a bit, but the Foxes just about stumbled over the line.

  5. Leicestershire need two off two overs

    Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 157-6

    Ned Eckersley hits the last ball of Ravi Bopara's over to the boundary to put Leicestershire in touching distance of victory.

  6. Leicestershire need 9 off 18 balls

    Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 150-6

    Neil Dexter flashes a four over the slips off David Masters and the equation is suddenly looking less daunting for Leicestershire.

    Nine needed off the last three overs.

  7. Wicket at Derby

    Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 17-1

    This is turning into something of a nightmare day for Worcetershire. Skipper Daryl Mitchell is out for the second time today.

  8. WICKET Ali (c Foster b Bopara 7)

    Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 143-6

    This match is not over yet! Aadil Ali nicks Ravi Bopara behind with Leicestershire still needing 16 for victory.

    Less than five overs remain.

  9. Stumps at Chester-le-Street

    Durham 172 & 452-8 v Yorkshire 323

    A memorable day for Keaton Jennings and Durham comes to a close.

    Jennings batted throughout for his 185 and Durham's lead has grown to 301.

    What a final day we have in store there!

  10. Close of play at Old Trafford

    Lancashire 308 & 170-5 v Warwickshire 263

    It's stumps at Old Trafford with Lancashire opener Haseeb Hameed on 81 and Liam Livingstone on 39.

    Lancashire's lead is 215 heading into the final day.

  11. WICKET Robson (c ten Doeschate b Masters 56)

    Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 134-5

    Oh my word, what are Leicestershire doing at Chelmsford?! Angus Robson goes in the same manner as Mark Pettini, caught at mid-off for 56.

    Leicestershire only need 25, surely they can't make a mess of this?!

    Aadil Ali and Neil Dexter are both on nought.

  12. WICKET Pettini (c ten Doeschate b Bopara 16)

    Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 134-4

    Essex old-boy Mark Pettini can't see his new side home as he chips Ravi Bopara to Ryan ten Doeschate at mid-off.

    Leicestershire need 25 off eight overs.

  13. Derbyshire enforce the follow-on

    Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 4-0

  14. WICKET Cosgrove (c Mickleburgh b Masters 38)

    Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 116-3

    Mark Cosgrove's assault on Essex's bowlers ends at the hands of David Masters.

    The Leicestershire skipper smashed six fours and one maximum in his 21-ball cameo to take his side within 43 of victory.

    They've got 11 overs to do it.


    Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164

    It's not often being bowled out for 164 resembles a decent effort - but considering Worcestershire were 18-5 at one stage, their first-innings' total is not too bad.

    However, they still trail by 303 and the follow-on will surely be enforced by Derbyshire.

    Joe Leach bowled
  16. First-class best for Jennings

    Durham 172 & 433-8 v Yorkshire 323

    And boy does Keaton Jennings deserve it! The Durham opener moves to a career-best 178 not out.

    Durham's advantage is 282.

  17. Back on at Old Trafford

    Lancashire 308 & 145-5 v Warwickshire 263

  18. Sussex eight down

    Sussex 146-8 v Northants

  19. Leicestershire on the charge

    Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 93-2

    Leicestershire are really going for it now with 40 coming off the last four overs at Chelmsford.

    Angus Robson reaches his second fifty of the match off 62 balls, while skipper Mark Cosgrove has smashed 20 off 12.

    Leicestershire need 66 off 14 overs.

  20. Sanderson ruins the party

    Sussex 146-7 v Northants

    Boo Ben Sanderson! The Northants right-armer claims the seventh wicket of the innings as he removes Ollie Robinson.

    There will be no 10-wicket haul for Azharullah today. More importantly for Northants - they're well on top at Arundel.