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  1. Worcestershire thrash Northants by 311 runs
  2. Trescothick (124) builds Somerset lead at Taunton
  3. Somerset close with a 203-run lead at stumps
  4. Three of Tuesday's four matches hit by rain
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By Tom Garry

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    Tuesday's County Championship action

    So, Worcestershire trashed Northamptonshire, Somerset have battled back to lead against Middlesex, Surrey & Yorkshire look set to draw and Warwickshire were unfortunately denied any play whatsoever by the weather in Birmingham against Hampshire today.

    Marcus Trescothick and Peter Trego will sleep well tonight - they have batted superbly at Taunton.

    And that, in a nutshell, was Tuesday 12 July 2016 in the County Championship. The full reports on the day's play can be found here.

    See you tomorrow! Good evening.

  2. BreakingClose of play at Taunton

    Somerset 236 & 348-6 v Middlesex 381

    Peter Trego finds a four from the final ball of the session and that's it for the day!

    Somerset will resume on Wednesday with Trego (115) and Alex Barrow (7) in the middle and a lead of 203 runs over Middlesex.

  3. No runs from the over

    Somerset 236 & 341-6 v Middlesex 381

    There are no runs scored from the 84th over of Somerset's second innings, as Harry Podmore (3-69) bowls his sixth maiden over of this innings.

  4. Stumps is not far off

    Somerset 236 & 337-6 v Middlesex 381

    There are four overs left. Harry Podmore and James Harris are the chosen bowlers in this spell for Middlesex as they look to end a frustrating day on a high.

  5. Boundary for Barrow

    Somerset 236 & 334-6 v Middlesex 381

    Alex Barrow finds his first boundary with a four and moves up to six from 16 balls alongside Peter Trego, who is now on 102.

    Somerset are looking to close out the day with these two in the middle. They lead by 189 runs.

  6. Seven overs to play today

    Somerset 236 & 329-6 v Middlesex 381

    They are nearing the end of an intriguing day at Taunton.

    Can the hosts see out the remaining overs of the evening without loss?

  7. Superb 100 for Trego

    Somerset 236 & 327-6 v Middlesex 381

    A sweetly-struck single sees Peter Trego achieve a superb century and it has been a fine innings for Somerset in his 200th first-class match.

    He punches his fist, looking up towards the dressing room. He kisses his helmet. The hosts are delighted!

  8. WICKET Overton (c Simpson b Harris 2)

    Somerset 236 & 315-6 v Middlesex 381

    Oh! It's another! Craig Overton has been caught behind. James Harris has struck twice in the space of two important overs. Somerset are now 315-6, with a 170-run lead.

  9. How long until the close?

    Somerset 236 & 309-5 v Middlesex 381

    Potentially, there are as many as 20 overs remaining this evening at Taunton. 20 very important overs for both sides.

  10. WICKET Trescothick (c Simpson b Harris 124)

    Somerset 236 & 307-5 v Middlesex 381

    Big moment for Middlesex at Taunton! The hosts' Marcus Trescothick faced 217 balls but is finally out.

    His innings has rescued Somerset. They now have a lead of 162 runs, as he departs. But the visitors have their long-awaited breakthrough and the 181-run fifth-wicket partnership ends.

  11. Worcestershire win by 311 runs

    Northamptonshire 148 & 142 v Worcestershire 277 & 324-8d

    Worcestershire's Matt Henry (5-36) has enjoyed himself in this second innings. A quality performance.

  12. BreakingWorcestershire beat Northants by 311 runs

    Northamptonshire 148 & 142 v Worcestershire 277 & 324-8d

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  13. Your Parliament XI


    The polls have closed, Big Ben (Stokes) has rung out and we have a result!

    Thank you for all your suggestions for today's Parliament-themed cricket XI - the #bbccricket team have Labour-ed through your suggestions...some of the attempts at humour were arguably a little too Conservative...but well done if your suggestion made it!

    Here is today's team in batting order:

    Andrew Strauss of Commons (capt)

    Jake Libby-ral Democrat

    Gunpowder Trott

    Nick Speak-er

    Luke Wright Honourable Gentleman 

    Craig White Paper 

    Black Rod Marsh (wicketkeeper) 

    Chris Guido Foakes (Woakes)

    Ben Hilfenhaus of Lords

    Dale Ab-steyn-sion

    Jade Dernbach-bencher  

    Home ground: Nevil Chamberlain Road

  14. Somerset's session, Somerset's day?

    Somerset 236 & 290-4 v Middlesex 381

    Somerset's lead at Taunton is now 145 runs. Have they turned a likely defeat into a possible victory?

  15. Boundaries....then homeward-bound

    Northamptonshire 148 & 129-9 v Worcestershire 277 & 324-8d

    Ben Sanderson hits 12 in one over, with three fours, but then gets caught off George Rhodes. One wicket remains for Northants.

  16. WICKET Prasanna (c Rhodes b Henry 31)

    Northamptonshire 148 & 115/8 v Worcestershire 277 & 324-8d

    Seekkuge Prasanna is caught hooking and Northamptonshire are still 338 runs behind with only two wickets remaining.

  17. Crucial 100 from Trescothick

    Somerset 236 & 260-4 v Middlesex 381

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at Taunton

    Quote Message: "Only by coming to Taunton do you really get an appreciation of what Marcus Trescothick means to the people of Somerset. When the 40-year-old made his debut in 1993, most of this ground wasn't built. A 49th ton for Somerset takes him past Sir Viv Richards' tally of 48. Not only that, but he's turning the tide of this match."
  18. WICKET Crook (c Mitchell b Leach 33)

    Northamptonshire 148 & 81-7 v Worcestershire 277 & 324-8d

    Joe Leach takes the wicket of Steven Crook, who had offered the toughest resistance for Northants, and now it looks like a question of when, not if, for Worcestershire's big victory.

  19. 50 for Peter Trego

    Somerset 236 & 235-4 v Middlesex 381

    Peter Trego brings up his 50 from 61 balls.

    His partner out in the middle, Marcus Trescothick, is on 94 and going strong.

  20. 100 partnership for Somerset

    Somerset 236 & 232-4 v Middlesex 381

    Marcus Trescothick and Peter Trego's fifth-wicket partnership is now over 100 runs for the hosts. The pair have been key to Somerset's revival this afternoon. Well played.