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Live Reporting

By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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  1. Stumps

    Leicestershire draw with Gloucestershire

    So that brings this week's County Championship action to a conclusion.

    There are two T20 Blast matches this evening, Durham play Worcestershire and Kent take on Sussex.

    There will be live ball-by-ball radio commentary from both starting at 18:30 BST which you can find on the BBC cricket website.

    I'll be back tomorrow with live text coverage of Friday's T20 Blast fun and games.

    Until then, goodbye.

  2. 'Leicestershire's hearts not in it'

    Leicestershire draw with Gloucestershire

    BBC Sport's Isabelle Westbury at Grace Road:

    "After a washed out morning session eradicated any chance of a result, it became a purely bonus points affair on the final day. 

    "Gloucestershire had the most to win and win they did, if a draw can be described as much, reaching 403 - and maximum batting points - in just 89 overs. 

    "Leicestershire never really had their hearts in it and with centuries apiece to both Chris Dent and Graeme van Buuren, Gloucestershire will come away very satisfied indeed, all things considered."

  3. BreakingLEICESTERSHIRE DRAW WITH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 403-2

    Well, I expected them to carry on for a bit to see if Leicestershire could pick up a third wicket and one bowling bonus point, but they've decided enough is enough.

    Gloucestershire take 12 points from the game and Leicestershire eight.

  4. Maximum batting bonus points

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 403-2

    And there it is, five batting bonus points for Gloucestershire.

    I guess the plan is now to hang around for a bit to see if Leicestershire can pick up another wicket in the 11 overs remaining for one extra point and then they'll all shake hands.

  5. Century for Graeme van Buuren

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 348-2

    Graeme van Buuren now has three figures for Gloucestershire from just 123 balls.

    The visitors are racing towards maximum batting bonus points at Grace Road.

  6. WICKET Dent (lbw b Dexter 165)

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 315-2

    Chris Dent's superb innings comes to an end, lbw to medium-pacer Neil Dexter.

    He batted for 229 balls and hit 25 fours and two maximums - but he's put his side in sight of maximum batting bonus points.

    85 more needed off 23 overs.

  7. Chris Dent passes 150

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 281-1

    Chris Dent continues on his merry way as he goes past 150.

    The Gloucestershire opener has struck 23 fours and two sixes in his 155.

    Marvelous stuff from the 25-year-old.

  8. Fifty for Graeme van Buuren

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 261-1

    The runs continue to flow at Grace Road as Graeme van Buuren reaches his half-century off 82 balls.

    Gloucestershire have 32 overs left in the match to score the 139 needed for five batting bonus points.

    Leicestershire require three wickets for their first bowling bonus point.

    Yep, I'm talking a lot about bonus points because that's all that's riding on this game! Oh, and Chris Dent may get a double ton - he's 142 not out.

  9. 'It's all about bonus points'

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 229-1

    BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt at Grace Road:

    "It's all about searching for bonus points at Leicester with these two sides locked together in Division Two and the visitors have a chance of reaching maximum in the batting column.

    "Chris Dent, surely worth a look at as an England Lions possibility, is batting beautifully on 121."

  10. Tea

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 229-1

    The players go to tea with the game drifting towards a draw.

    Chris Dent is on 121 and Graeme van Buuren is unbeaten on 41.

    I guess it's only a question of whether Gloucestershire can get to 400 and maximum batting bonus points in the 39 overs remaining - the result is nailed on.

  11. Chris Dent hits a century

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 183-1

    It may be cool and dreary outside, but this is turning into something of a golden summer for Gloucestershire batsman Chris Dent.

    The opener reaches his third century of 2016 with a boundary off Clint McKay.

    It came off 163 balls including 16 fours and one six. There are still 46 overs left in the day - is there time for him to make it 200?

  12. WICKET Roderick (c Robson b Jones 46)

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 138-1

    Richard Jones picks up his first County Championship wicket for Leicestershire since joining on loan from Warwickshire.

    The paceman finds the edge of Gareth Roderick's bat and Angus Robson clings on at slip.

    Graeme van Buuren is the new man in.

  13. Fifty for Chris Dent

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 99-0

    There may be little riding on this game in terms of a result - but there are still plenty of personal milestones up for grabs.

    Gloucestershire opener Chris Dent brings up his second County Championship half-century of the season, to go with two hundreds, off 102 balls.

    Gareth Roderick is ticking along nicely on 36 and it's all very serene.

  14. Play under way

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 83-0

    Good news! Play is under way at Grace Road with Chris Dent and Gareth Roderick at the crease.

    There are 70 overs left to be bowled, but it's surely only a case of Gloucestershire and Leicestershire earning as many bonus points as they can now.

  15. Early lunch taken

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 69-0

  16. Post update

    Well, it was short and sweet, but with no play I'll put the live text on hold for the moment and bring you any news when I have it.

    Hopefully I'll be back soon!

  17. No play before lunch?

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 69-0

    BBC Sport's Isabelle Westbury indicates there will be no play before lunch.

  18. Inspection at 11:30 BST

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 69-0

    It's still a pretty damp scene after Wednesday's deluge.

  19. Where has the summer gone?

    Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 69-0

    It's a question we've all been asking ourselves over the last few weeks.

    The County Championship seems to have ground to a bit of a halt with draw after draw in a string of rain-affected games.

    Thankfully it is the last day of soggy June, so surely it's onwards and upwards in July and August?!

    Today there is just one game in the offering - the final day of the Division Two match between Leicestershire and Gloucestershire - which also seems to be heading towards a draw after yesterday's washout.  

    And I'm afraid things aren't looking great at Grace Road this morning either...