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Live Reporting

By Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye


    Thanks for your company during this round of County Championship matches.

    We'll be back with live text coverage of the next round of games, which begins on Sunday.

    Before then, you can listen to BBC local radio commentary of the latest action from the T20 Blast on the BBC Sport website and app.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One:

    Durham 421-9 dec v Hampshire 472-9 dec & 174-4 - match drawn

    Nottinghamshire 474 v Lancashire 276 & 304-7 -  match drawn

    Yorkshire 406 & 167 v Middlesex 577 - Middlesex won by an innings and four runs

    Division Two:

    Essex 569 & 9-0 v Kent 207 & 370 - Essex won by 10 wickets

    Worcestershire 349 & 369-7 v Leicestershire 407 & 307-3 dec - Worcestershire won by three wickets

    Derbyshire v Northamptonshire - match abandoned, wet outfield

  3. BreakingRESULT: Worcestershire beat Leicestershire by three wickets

    Worcestershire 349 & 369-7 v Leicestershire 407 & 307-3 dec


    Worcestershire seal victory with a boundary from Ed Barnard, while Joe Leach ends unbeaten on 64 not out

    Chasing 366, the home side were 73-4 at one point in the afternoon session.

    But Joe Clarke's innings will be the main talking point. On 31, he was given out lbw and then recalled to the crease to resume his innings - much to the annoyance of Leicestershire captain Mark Cosgrove, who was involved in an exchange with umpire Jeremy Lloyds.

    Clarke came back to score 123 and guide his side to victory. I doubt we've heard the last of this one.

    Worcestershire take 21 points and go third in Division Two.

  4. Post update

    Worcestershire 358-7 (target 366, 3 overs left) v Leicestershire

    Joe Leach smashes a Charlie Shreck full toss for a boundary, and then Ed Barnard hits a boundary of his own.

    Twelve runs off the over, eight more needed for victory.

  5. WICKET (Clarke run out 123)

    Worcestershire 345-7 (target 366, 4.4 overs left) v Leicestershire

    Now then, now then! Joe Clarke run out for 123, as Worcestershire tried to take a sneaky single to the wicketkeeper. Ned Eckersley hits, and Clarke goes.

    Joe Leach apologises for calling his partner through for a risky run. Ed Barnard is the next man in.

  6. Post update

    Worcestershire 345-6 (target 366, 5 overs left) v Leicestershire

    Leicestershire captain Mark Cosgrove brings himself on to bowl and goes for six runs, leaving Worcestershire 21 off five overs for victory.

    When he declared just before lunch, I'm sure he didn't envisage Worcestershire chasing down in excess of 350 on the final day.

  7. 50 for Leach

    Worcestershire 339-6 (target 366, 6 overs left) v Leicestershire

    The two Joes - Clarke and Leach - bring up their century partnership off 15.2 overs and Worcestershire need 27 more runs off six overs to win this thrilling match.

    Leach gets his second half-century of the game, the first having significantly reduced Worcestershire's first-innings deficit.

  8. Post update

    Worcestershire 330-6 (target 366, 7 overs left) v Leicestershire

    Joe Leach, who scored 90 in Worcestershire's first innings, is motoring again.

    Two successive fours off Charlie Shreck take the target down to 36 runs of seven overs.

  9. Listen live on BBC local radio

    Worcestershire 320-6 (target 366, 8 overs left) v Leicestershire

    Listen to the closing stages of Worcestershire v Leicestershire by clicking on the Live Coverage tab and selecting the joint commentary from BBC Hereford & Worcester and BBC Radio Leicester.

    There, you can also listen to the T20 Blast contest betwen Gloucestershire and Surrey.

  10. Ten overs to go

    Worcestershire 309-6 (target 366) v Leicestershire

    Worcestershire, with centurion Joe Clarke and Joe Leach both going well, are probably slight favourites now.

    The hosts need 57 runs from the final 10 overs for victory, Leicestershire need four wickets.

  11. 100 for Clarke

    Worcestershire 300-6 (target 366) v Leicestershire

    Joe Clarke

    It's a third Championship century of the season for Worcestershire's Joe Clarke and it's one not without controversy.

    Clarke was given out lbw on 31 and was then recalled by the umpires to resume his innings, since when he has gone on to be the backbone of Worcestershire's run chase.

    66 needed for victory off 11.4 overs, Leicestershire need four wickets.

  12. Tension building

    Worcestershire 295-6 (target 366) v Leicestershire

    All three results still possible at New Road with 12 overs remaining.

    Worcestershire need 71 runs, Leicestershire need four wickets.

    Or neither could happen and they'll draw.

  13. RESULT: Nottinghamshire draw with Lancashire

    Notts 474 v Lancashire 276 & 304-7

    Haseeb Hameed

    It's a draw between Nottinghamshire and Lancashire.

    An opening stand of 151 between Haseeb Hameed and Tom Smith laid the foundation for them to save the game at Trent Bridge.

    Teenager Hameed went on to make a patient 122, the best score of his career, and Lancashire survived for a draw despite a flurry of wickets in the afternoon session.

    Lancashire collect nine points, while Nottinghamshire take away 13.

  14. All eyes on New Road

    Worcestershire 265-6 (target 366) v Leicestershire

    So, two games still standing.

    Nottinghamshire and Lancashire look set to draw in Division One, but in the second tier there's an intriguing finish in prospect at New Road, where Worcestershire are chasing 366 to beat Leicestershire.

    The home side need 101 from a minimum of 17 overs, with Joe Clarke 87 not out.

    Earlier, Clarke was given out lbw and already off the field when the umpires decided to recall him. That could prove to be a real talking point.

  15. Middlesex beat Yorkshire by an innings

    Yorkshire 406 & 167 v Middlesex 577

  16. BreakingRESULT: Middlesex beat Yorkshire by an innings and four runs

    Yorkshire 406 & 167 v Middlesex 577

    Middlesex celebrate

    What a win for Middlesex. They've inflicted a first defeat of the season on champions Yorkshire, and gone top of Division One in the process.

    Their victory was set up by Stevie Eskinazi's career-best 157 on day three, and then some astonishing hitting by Toby Roland-Jones and Tim Murtagh on the fourth morning.

    The visitors scored more than 100 runs in the first 40 minutes of play to earn a first-innings lead of 171.

    The second-innings wickets were shared around, with Murtagh wrapping things up by having Jack Brooks caught at slip by Sam Robson.

  17. Clark goes

    Notts 474 v Lancashire 276 & 289-7

    Jordan Clark is out for 11 off 69 balls, bowled by Harry Gurney.

    Just when you think it's tailing off at Trent Bridge, Notts get a wicket.

    Surely getting three more and then knocking off at least 90 runs in 16 overs is going to be too much to ask, though?

  18. Final hour at Scarborough

    Yorkshire 406 & 166-9 v Middlesex 577

    It's going to be a long hour if Yorkshire are to save this one.

    Listen live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra by clicking on the play icon at the top of the page.

  19. WICKET (Cox b Shreck 9)

    Worcestershire 237-6 (target 366) v Leicestershire

    Leicestershire's Charlie Shreck has four wickets in the innings and suddenly the visitors are sniffing victory against Worcestershire.

    Ben Cox is bowled and the hosts have a minimum of 21.3 overs to survive.

  20. The end approaching?

    Notts 474 v Lancashire 276 & 281-6

    BBC Radio Nottingham's Dave Bracegirdle at Trent Bridge:

    "Lancashire are close to securing a draw. They lead by 83 with only 19 overs remaining and Steven Croft and Jordan Clark are standing firm.

    "Stuart Broad appears to have done for the day, having bowled 35 overs, while Imran Tahir has wheeled away for 41 overs."