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Summary

  1. Durham still 46 runs short of victory against Somerset
  2. Hampshire captain Will Smith scores career-best 210 v Lancashire

Live Reporting

By Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's time

    And that's is that for all of today's County Championship action.

    You can read about it all on the counties section of the BBC Sport website.

    I'll be back once again from 10:45 BST tomorrow to take you through what's set to be another big day in both divisions.

    Until then...

  2. Close of play scores

    Colchester scoreboard

    Stumps drawn in all our matches, so before we go, a look at the scores.

    Division One (day two of four):

    Ageas Bowl:Hampshire 548-6 dec v Lancashire 70-1

    Lord's:Middlesex 249-5 v Surrey 415

    Taunton:Somerset 184 & 180 v Durham 189 & 130-5

    Headingley:Yorkshire 257 & 78-5 v Warwickshire 179

    Division Two (day three of four):

    Swansea:Glamorgan 236 v Northants 321 & 230-7

    Canterbury:Kent 451 v Worcestershire 211 & 213-6

    (day two of four):

    Colchester:Essex 358 v Sussex 291-6

    Leicester:Leicestershire 380 v Derbyshire 199-6

  3. England reach close without loss

    England 297 & 120 v Pakistan 400

    Alex Hales

    Stumps drawn on day three of the third Test at Edgbaston and England have a lead of 17 runs.

    Alex Hales reaches a half-century in the last over and England will feel pretty happy with that after conceding a first-innings deficit of 103.

    Follow all the reaction here. 

  4. Close of play at Headingley

    Yorkshire 257 & 78-5 v Warwickshire 179

    Stumps drawn in Leeds at the end of day two between Yorkshire and Warwickshire.

    This one is also in the balance still after Warwickshire claimed some vital second-innings wickets.

    Yorkshire go into the changing rooms 156 runs ahead with five second-innings remaining.

  5. 100 partnership from Jordan and Archer

    Essex 358 v Sussex 278-6

    Jofra Archer

    Division Two leaders Essex are struggling to remove a fine lower-order partnership between Sussex's Chris Jordan and Jofra Archer at Colchester.

    The pair have rescued them from 173-6 to leave this one delicately poised towards the end of day two.

  6. England back ahead

    England 297 & 113-0 v Pakistan 400

    Alastair Cook 50

    Up at the Test match at Edgbaston, play is nearing the close on day three.

    England have wiped out the first-innings deficit of 103 without losing a wicket. Alastair Cook has yet another Test half-century.

    Follow the action through to stumps here.

  7. WICKET Patterson (lbw b Clarke) 0

    Yorkshire 257 & 68-5 v Warwickshire 179

    Two Yorkshire wickets down in two balls late in the day at Headingley.

    Rikki Clarke works his magic to remove Jack Leaning and then nightwatchman Steven Patterson to keep the Bears in the hunt.

    Yorkshire's lead 146 runs with five second-innings wickets remaining. 

  8. Close of play at Taunton

    Somerset 184 & 180 v Durham 189 & 130-5

    And it's also stumps on an enthralling second day at Taunton. At one stage, we looked set for a finish before lunch.

    But, Somerset still have a sniff of a victory after their last second-innings wicket added 52 runs.

    As it stands, Durham will return tomorrow still needing 46 runs with five wickets in hand.  

  9. Kent well set at close

    Kent 451 v Worcestershire 211 & 213-6

    Stumps on day three in Kent's Division Two clash against Worcestershire at Canterbury.

    The hosts are well set for a big win against second-placed Worcestershire after James Tredwell struck with the final ball of the day.

    The visitors still trail by 27 runs with four second-innings wickets remaining.

  10. Nightwatchman in

    Somerset 184 & 180 v Durham 189 & 128-5

    Durham have sent Graham Onions out to the middle as nightwatchman.

    Looks like they've put to bed their quest to win this inside two days.

  11. WICKET Muchall (c Trescothick b Van der Merwe) 17

    Somerset 184 & 180 v Durham 189 & 127-5

    And still the wickets falls at Taunton.

    Gordon Muchall falls this time to Roelof van der Merwe and it's getting nervy now for Durham, who still require 49 runs for victory.

  12. WICKET Stoneman (b Van der Merwe) 57

    Somerset 184 & 180 v Durham 189 & 118-4

    Big scalp for Somerset as yet another twist comes in this game at Taunton.

    Half-centurion Mark Stoneman is dismissed by Roelof van der Merwe.

    Durham have six wickets left, but still require another 58 runs for victory.

  13. Super League: Two from two for Vipers

    Southern Vipers (132-4) beat Lancashire Thunder (121-7) by 11 runs

    Southern Vipers celebrate

    We've got a result in from the first of today's Women's Super League matches.

    Southern Vipers have made it two wins from two in the T20 competition with an 11-run victory against Lancashire Thunder at Blackpool.

    Suzie Bates (pictured above left) captained in the absence of injured Charlotte Edwards and took two wickets in the final over.

  14. 50 for Mark Stoneman

    Somerset 184 & 180 v Durham 189 & 102-3

    Mark Stoneman

    A huge and potentially match-winning half-century at Taunton from Durham's Mark Stoneman.

    It's come from 88 balls with six fours for the opener and victory and a place at the top of Division One is 74 runs away. 

  15. Madsen's moment

    Leicestershire 380 v Derbyshire 165-5

    Apologies for not dipping into the East Midlands derby at Grace Road that much today in Division Two.

    But, now seems as good a time as any where Derbyshire's Wayne Madsen has reached a notable landmark in the visitors' first innings.

  16. WICKET Richardson (lbw b Leach) 33

    Somerset 184 & 180 v Durham 189 & 88-3

    Somerset find a very welcome breakthrough at Taunton as they end Durham's third-wicket partnership of 69 runs.

    Keaton Jennings is trapped leg before by Jack Leach.

    Durham have scored 88 in their second innings, they require 88 more to win.

  17. Hampshire make early breakthrough

    Hampshire 548-6 dec v Lancashire 38-1

    Lancashire have lost their opener Tom Smith early in reply to Hampshire's mammoth first innings at Ageas Bowl.

    Gareth Berg was the man to find his outside edge for a catch for wicketkeeper Lewis McManus.

    Haseeb Hameed and Luke Procter together now with 13 overs still to negotiate before the close.

  18. Evans has swagger

    Glamorgan 236 v Northants 321 & 150-4

    Alex Winter

    BBC Radio Northampton at Swansea

    "Northants' lead is very healthy here, but time is against them.

    "One day left in the game and they have to give themselves enough time to try and bowl Glamorgan out again - their first innings lasted 80 overs. 

    "Northants aren't in a position to declare just yet.

    "Their lead has been built by a second half-century of the game from Laurie Evans - on-loan from Warwickshire. 

    "He's looked very classy. He hasn't played for Surrey since 2010, but he still retains a little of the Surrey Swagger." 

  19. WICKET Head (c Chopra b Clarke) 2

    Yorkshire 257 & 50-2 v Warwickshire 179

    Warwickshire grab a second quick wicket in Yorkshire's second innings.

    Rikki Clarke has a second for himself as well as the dangerous Travis Head is removed by the same combination that did for Adam Lyth at first slip.

  20. England chip away at deficit

    England 297 & 51-0 v Pakistan 400

    Alastair Cook

    A quick dip into the latest score in the third Test at Edgbaston.

    England conceded a first-innings deficit of 103 earlier, but Alastair Cook and Alex Hales have put on a 50 plus opening stand so far in their second innings.

    Follow it all with the latest video highlights.