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Summary

  1. Middlesex set Warwickshire target of 338
  2. Keaton Jennings hits sixth hundred of season
  3. Div Two leaders Essex defeat Worcestershire
  4. Kent beat Sussex by an innings & 127 runs
  5. Northants beat Glamorgan by 318 runs

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By Paul Grunill

All times stated are UK

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  1. Signing off

    That's the end of another enthralling day of Championship cricket, which saw big wins for Essex, Kent and Northamptonshire in Division Two.

    Tom Westley made 254 for Essex against Worcestershire and they now need 25 points from their two remaining matches to secure the sole promotion spot.

    The title picture in Division One is far-less clear-cut with little to separate Middlesex and Yorkshire, who face a showdown at Lord's in the final round of matches. 

    Middlesex appear to have a slightly better chance of victory than Yorkshire in their current games, while defeat for Notts at Durham, for whom Keaton Jennings hit his sixth century of the summer, would push them closer to the trap door of relegation.

    Join us tomorrow from 10:40 BST for coverage of the final day's play in our five remaining matches. Until then, have a good evening.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One

    Durham 244 & 385-8 dec v Nottinghamshire 313 & 17-1

    Notts need another 300 for victory

    Yorkshire 281 & 143-2 v Hampshire 222

    Yorkshire lead by 202

    Somerset 553-8 dec v Lancashire 422-9

    Somerset lead by 131

    Middlesex 242 & 267-7 dec v Warwickshire 172 & 74-3

    Warwickshire need another 264 for victory

    Division Two

    Derbyshire 242 & 360 v Gloucestershire 331 & 10-0

    Gloucestershire need another 262 for victory

  3. Notts suffer late blow

    Durham 244 & 385-8 dec v Nottinghamshire 313 & 13-1

    Graham Onions bowls Notts opener Jake Libby with the final ball of the day after Durham declared during a break for bad light to set the visitors a target of 317. The wicket capped a memorable day for Onions, who earlier scored the first half-century of his career in support of Keaton Jennings' unbeaten 171.

    Victory for the home side would go a long way to securing their Division One place for next season. Failure to win for Notts would leave them on the brink of relegation.

  4. Tight contest at Derby

    Derbyshire 242 & 360 v Gloucestershire 331 & 10-0

    Gloucestershire's openers keep Derbyshire at bay in the final five overs of play at Derby. Gareth Roderick is six not out, Chris Dent has four and they need to score another 262 on the final day to win.

    But their position would have been a whole lot rosier but for the 82-run stand between Tom Milnes (56) and Harvey Hosein (52 not out) for the home side following Alex Hughes' superb innings of 140.

  5. Warwickshire look to Bell

    Middlesex 242 & 267-7 dec v Warwickshire 172 & 74-3

    Warwickshire avoid further damage and need to score another 264 on the final day for victory against the Championship leaders, who are probably favourites at this stage. Ian Bell is 12 not out, nightwatchman Chris Wright has 10 - but the forecast for Saturday is, as I mentioned earlier, dodgy.

    Ian Bell
  6. Notts begin run-chase

    Durham 244 & 385-8 dec v Nottinghamshire 313

    The sun has poked its head out from behind the clouds at Chester-le-Street, so the Notts openers have come out with eight overs to face. Their victory target is 317. Defeat would make relegation all but certain. No pressure then.

  7. Collingwood calls a halt

    Durham 244 & 385-8 dec v Nottinghamshire 313

    No resumption yet at the Riverside - but Durham skipper Paul Collingwood has declared their second innings, leaving Notts a target of 317 for victory. Keaton Jennings finishes unbeaten on 171 and now has 1,262 runs for the season, at an average of 66.42.

  8. Bears hope to avoid further damage

    Middlesex 242 & 267-7 dec v Warwickshire 172 & 67-3 (28 overs)

    Warwickshire have sent out Chris Wright as nightwatchman after Ian Westwood was lbw to Ollie Rayner for 28, with the score on 55. Ian Bell has 11, but their chances of reaching a target of 338 may be compromised by a poor weather forecast for Saturday.

  9. Miles ends Derbyshire innings

    Derbyshire 242 & 360 v Gloucestershire 331

    Paceman Craig Miles finishes with 4-82 and match figures of 8-112 after having Derbyshire number 11 Will Davis caught behind for a duck. His dismissal left Harvey Hosein unbeaten on 52 and Gloucestershire need to score 272 to win the game.

  10. Lancashire survive to stumps

    Somerset 553-8 dec v Lancashire 422-9

    Lancashire's last-wicket pair block out the final four overs of play and they will resume on the final morning 131 runs behind, but with a draw the most likely result. Alviro Petersen was the home side's star performer, making 155 off 255 balls, while Lewis Gregory has taken 3-74 for Somerset.

  11. Hosein boosts Derbyshire total

    Derbyshire 242 & 359-9 (95 overs) v Gloucestershire 331

    Derbyshire wicketkeeper Harvey Hosein picks up a boundary - the seventh of his innings - off Josh Shaw to reach the second first-class fifty of his career, but the over ends with Tony Palladino caught at mid-on by David Payne. The home side's lead is 270.

  12. Milnes cameo comes to an end

    Derbyshire 242 & 351-8 (2 overs) v Gloucestershire 331

    After some rough treatment from Tom Milnes and Harvey Hosein, David Payne has disposed of the former for 56, ending a stand of 82 in 14.5 overs. Derbyshire are 262 ahead.

  13. WICKET Kerrigan (c Hildreth b Gregory 0)

    Somerset 553-8 dec v Lancashire 414-9 (144 overs)

    This has been an excellent spell by Lewis Gregory, who picks up his third wicket - but has it come too late for Somerset. They are 135 ahead, but will need to add to that quickly on the final morning to give themselves a chance of victory.

  14. Bell holds key for Bears

    Middlesex 242 & 267-7 dec v Warwickshire 172 & 42-2 (20 overs)

    Jonathan Trott has failed for the second time in the game, falling lbw to left-arm spinner Ravi Patel for eight. Warwickshire captain Ian Bell is now at the crease and could be the key figure if they are to successfully chase down their target of 338 on the final day.

  15. Final day dilemma for Yorkshire

    Yorkshire 281 & 143-2 (42 overs) v Hampshire 222

    The umpires finally lose patience with the light and call off play at the Ageas Bowl. Yorkshire are 202 ahead, with Gary Ballance 46 not out and Andrew Gale on 19, and will face a tricky declaration decision on the final day.

    Hampshire director of cricket Giles White told BBC Radio Solent: "I think it's in Yorkshire's hands and they might view it that they would like to force a result, which might open the door for us, but it's up to them to make that call."

  16. Play halted at the Riverside

    Durham 244 & 385-8 (117 overs) v Nottinghamshire

    That may be it for the day at Chester-le-Street where the light has closed in with 11 overs left. Durham opener Keaton Jennings has batted all day for 171 not out, facing 324 balls and hitting 22 fours. 

    They lead by 316 and all results are possible on the final day.

  17. WICKET Jarvis (b Gregory 10)

    Somerset 553-8 dec v Lancashire 414-8 (142 overs)

    Another six overs left to play at Old Trafford after Lewis Gregory removes Kyle Jarvis. Tom Bailey and Simon Kerrigan are the not out batsmen and Lancashire trail by 139.

  18. Milnes reaches deserved fifty

    Derbyshire 242 & 336-7 (89 overs) v Gloucestershire 331

    Tom Milnes hits a boundary off David Payne to bring up his 50 from 44 balls. Suddenly Derbyshire are 247 ahead and this game could go either way tomorrow.

  19. BreakingESSEX BEAT WORCESTERSHIRE BY AN INNINGS & 161 RUNS

    Worcestershire 230 & 210 v Essex 601-5 dec

    Graham Napier, Tom Westley and David Masters

    David Masters misses out on 10 wickets in the match as Graham Napier grabs the final Worcestershire wicket for figures of 5-59 to complete Essex's sixth win of the season. 

    Skipper Ryan ten Doeschate takes the catch to dismiss Jack Shantry for 18 and his side are now 24 points clear of Kent in Division Two with two games to play.

    Next up for Essex is a home fixture against Glamorgan, and if they win that one, they may only need bonus points at Canterbury in the final match of the season to seal promotion.

  20. WICKET Clark (c Davies b Gregory 16)

    Somerset 553-8 dec v Lancashire 404-7 (139.2 overs)

    A boundary by Tom Bailey and Lancashire avoid the follow-on at Old Trafford. A draw now looks the likely result in this game - but Jordan Clark goes in the next over as Lewis Gregory takes his first wicket.