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Summary

  1. Middlesex opener Nick Gubbins scores maiden double century v Lancashire
  2. Rain brings play to an early end across country
  3. Your #TennisXI named via #bbccricket

Live Reporting

By Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. Stumps for us too

    And that is where we'll call time on today's county cricket live page.

    Fingers crossed the rain stays away tomorrow with many of these games heading into the final day.

    Should that happen, Josh Hunt will be the man steering the ship through the County Championship waters from around 10:45 BST on Wednesday.

    Until then, we'll leave you with the undoubted man of the day - Middlesex opener Nick Gubbins, who got to celebrate a maiden double century before the rain arrived at Lord's.

    Nick Gubbins
  2. Close of play scoreboards

    Division One (day three of four):

    Warwickshire 311 lead Nottinghamshire 152 & 81-2 by 78 runs

    Middlesex 419-5 trail Lancashire 513 by 94 runs

    Hampshire 219 & 173-4 trail Somerset 474-8 dec by 82 runs

    Division Two (day three of four):

    Kent 379 & 32-0 trail Derbyshire 574-9 dec by 163 runs

    (day two of four):

    Leicestershire 334 lead Gloucestershire 69-0 by 265 runs

  3. Rain stops play

    Kent 379 & 32-0 v Derbyshire 574-9 dec

    And that could well be that for today's action as the players are taken off at Canterbury and the covers are being dragged on at the St Lawrence Ground.

    Weather permitting, it's set up to a tough day for Kent to try and survive tomorrow.

  4. Kent edge closer to close

    Kent 379 & 29-0 v Derbyshire 574-9 dec

    Right, argue the case all you wish over that #TennisXI but the selectors' decision is final.

    Meanwhile, at Canterbury Tom Latham survives a huge appeal for a caught behind off Wayne Madsen's off spin as the light continues to fade.

  5. Tennis XI - the final selection

    Here's who made the cut in the all important final selection...

  6. Tennis XI

    #bbccricket

    Fanatics

    Stand by everyone. 

    The moment you've all been waiting for will shortly be revealed right here on this page and on @bbctms

    The #TennisXI has been decided...

  7. Play abandoned at Lord's

    Middlesex 419-5 v Lancashire 513

    After around an hour's delay, they've decided to call it a day at Lord's and rain has halted Middlesex's pursuit of Lancashire's mammoth first innings score.

  8. Kent watchful so far

    Kent 379 & 8-0 v Derbyshire 574-9 dec

    Tom Latham and Sean Dickson doing their best to safely negotiate their way to the close of play without alarm for Kent.

    Latham survives a loud appeal from Ben Cotton and co for Derbyshire.

    Eight more overs left in the day as long as the light holds out at Canterbury.

  9. What's the worst that could happen?

    We all dream of catching a six in the crowd, but one man's dream turned into a nightmare at the England v Sri Lanka ODI at Bristol on Sunday.

    After getting himself into the perfect position to catch a big hit from Upul Tharanga, the ball slipped from his grasp, with the moment captured by the cameras.

    Watch for yourself and try not to cringe.

  10. Tennis XI

    #bbccricket

    Gilles Muller

    Right, there might not be a lot of cricket going on still, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been some serious hard work going on.

    The selectors have been furiously scribbling on notepads making their final selection for the #TennisXI but there's still a couple of places up for grabs.

    Here's a 15-minute warning for you to get yours in before the squad has to be named.

    Get them in via #bbccricket

  11. Magic moment for Gubbins

    Nick Gubbins

    Covers still on at Lord's but just before rain stopped play, Middlesex opener Nick Gubbins had plenty to celebrate...

  12. Declaration for Derbyshire

    Kent 379 v Derbyshire 574-9 dec

    Derbyshire have finally decided to bring their first innings to a close with a declaration at 195 runs ahead of Kent at Canterbury.

    That'll give their bowlers around 15 overs at Kent's top order before the close this evening (weather permitting of course).

  13. Play abandoned

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 69-0

    ...and from the Ageas Bowl to Grace Road in Division Two where the outcome is exactly the same.

    Only two days gone in that fixture remember.

  14. Play abandoned for the day

    Hampshire 219 & 173-4 v Somerset 474-8 dec

    Another one bites the dust sadly in Division One and there will be no more play at the Ageas Bowl for today.

    Hampshire still trail by 82 runs with six second-innings wickets remaining.

  15. Tennis XI

    #bbccricket

    Get the impression rain might be around for a while in the capital as the roof on Centre Court at Wimbledon has been closed following Andy Murray's first round straight sets win.

    While we're on the tennis, time for a few more of your #TennisXI name suggestions from #bbccricket

    A decent squad coming together...

  16. WICKET Thakor (c Northeast b Stevens 123)

    Kent 379 v Derbyshire 560-8

    The only place it's currently not raining is Canterbury, but Shiv Thakor's reign at the crease for Derbyshire is finally over.

    A 170-ball knock is ended as Kent captain Sam Northeast takes the catch at long-on.

    Derbyshire closing in on a lead of 200.

  17. 200 for Nick Gubbins

    Middlesex 419-5 v Lancashire 513

    Nick Gubbins

    Fantastic stuff from Nick Gubbins.

    A maiden first-class double hundred for the left-hander, which he brings up with a pull shot for four off Kyle Jarvis.

    Just in time too from the opener as rain does now arrive at Lord's and off they go..

  18. Rain stops play

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 69-0

    At Grace Road, we had been due an inspection at 16:30 after the players came off earlier around 15:00.

    But, it looks like the rain has returned... 

  19. Pressing on at Lord's (for now)

    Middlesex 408-5 v Lancashire 513

    No rain as yet just north of Regent's Park where the players are back out after tea.

    Nick Gubbins (190 not out) creeps ever closer to a maiden first-class double century....

  20. 100 for Shiv Thakor

    Kent 379 v Derbyshire 528-6

    Derbyshire continue to pile on a huge lead at Canterbury after tea and now Shiv Thakor has joined the list of centurions in this match.

    A long, long way away from former England boss Roy Hodgson giving a very uncomfortable press conference right now...

    That's his second century of the season off 147 balls.