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By Tom Garry

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  1. Thanks for your company

    Draws in all five of Saturday's matches

    That's about it for today then, folks, after a Saturday filled with rain and bad light rather than thrilling cricket.

    A lightning spell from Yorkshire's Jack Brooks - who took three quick wickets at the Ageas Bowl - and a 50 for Gary Ballance were arguably the brightest moments of an otherwise cloudy day.

    We've had five draws from the five matches that concluded today and now just four points separate the top two sides in Division One.

    Do join the #bbccricket team again soon for more live action. Until next time, good bye.

  2. What has that done to the table?

    County Championship Division One

    So, with both sides still having five matches remaining, leaders Middlesex and second-placed Yorkshire are now separated by just four points at the top of the Division One table.

    It's mighty close up there!

    The poor weather denied both sides the chance to gain a big advantage today.

    Surrey are a further 12 points behind Yorkshire, lying in third, while Somerset - who drew at Lancashire earlier today - are in fourth.

  3. BreakingWARWICKSHIRE DRAW WITH MIDDLESEX

    Match drawn: Warwickshire 172 & 120-4 v Middlesex 242 & 267-7d

    ... And the weather has won at Edgbaston as well, with bad light meaning Warwickshire were unable to add to their second innings score of 120-4.

    Division One leaders Middlesex add nine points to their tally in the table, one less than the 10 points that second-placed Yorkshire were able to manage in their draw.

  4. Recap: Division One results

    While the players remain off the field for bad light at Edgbaston, here is a reminder of today's confirmed results in Division One, with the rain resulting in three draws so far:

    Results

    In Division Two, bottom club Derbyshire were denied the chance to play any further overs against Gloucestershire this morning because of the weather, so that match ended in a draw too.

  5. Moeen confirms Bangladesh availability

    Moeen Ali

    Some other cricket news for you now, as England's Moeen Ali says he will definitely take part in the Bangladesh tour if selected despite security concerns surrounding the trip.

  6. Bad light stops play

    Warwickshire 172 & 120-4 v Middlesex 242 & 267-7d

    Bad light has now stopped play at Edgbaston as well, so a result is looking increasingly unlikely in that match too.

  7. BreakingHAMPSHIRE DRAW WITH YORKSHIRE

    Match drawn: Hampshire 222 & 84-4 v Yorkshire 281 & 238-5d

    The weather has got the better of the teams at Southampton, sadly, and Yorkshire will not be able to hunt down those remaining wickets. Hampshire will take the draw, from the position they were in this morning.

    Defending champions Yorkshire collect 10 points from the match - now, what can their title rivals Middlesex do at Edgbaston?

  8. Hampshire maybe saved by the weather

    Hampshire 222 & 84-4 v Yorkshire 281 & 238-5d

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    Jack Brooks

    With an early tea taken at the Ageas Bowl after the light deteriorated rather rapidly, there is relief for Hampshire’s batsman, who had seemed to be in the middle of a batting collapse.

    They are 84-4, having lost three quick wickets to Yorkshire bowler Jack Brooks. Hampshire captain James Vince will be particularly disappointed, as an impressive display here may have secured a place on England’s tour of Bangladesh – he fell for just 16.

    Hampshire have 39 overs to negotiate if they want to save this match, while visitors Yorkshire have to get six wickets to win.

    However, the English weather may well be rearing its ugly head once again... The dark clouds have returned with more rain. It may save Hampshire, but it might thwart Yorkshire in their title bid.

  9. The hosts need another 227 to win

    Warwickshire 172 & 111-4 v Middlesex 242 & 267-7d

    The wickets are not tumbling at Edgbaston at quite the rate Division One leaders Middlesex would like them to, as Warwickshire have lost only the wicket of Chris Wright since resuming after this morning's delay.

    Ian Bell and Sam Hain are making relatively steady ground, with their partnership now up to 22 runs.

  10. Bad light stops play

    Hampshire 222 & 84-4 v Yorkshire 281 & 238-5d

    Well, bad light has halted Yorkshire's bid for wickets at Southampton. It's a frustrating delay for the visitors, who still need another six wickets to snatch victory.

  11. WICKET Vince (c Bresnan, b Brooks 16)

    Hampshire 222 & 78-4 v Yorkshire 281 & 238-5d

    In Hampshire's 29th over, Jack Brooks (3-20) has his third wicket as the hosts' James Vince is caught at first slip by Tim Bresnan. It's starting to get very, very interesting. Six more wickets needed for Yorkshire.

  12. 15:45 BST start at Edgbaston

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

    Oh my, this afternoon is really looking up now, cricket fans! We have a start time, for play at Edgbaston, at long, long last!

    Division One leaders Middlesex are going to have 36 overs available to try and take the remaining seven Warwickshire wickets.

  13. WICKET Adams (c Lyth b Brooks 30)

    Hampshire 222 & 59-3 v Yorkshire 281 & 238-5d

    Jack Brooks has another one, as Jimmy Adams is caught at second slip by Adam Lyth.

    Is a dramatic victory on for Yorkshire?

  14. WICKET Alsop (c Azeem Rafiq, b Patterson 18)

    Hampshire 222 & 50-2 v Yorkshire 281 & 238-5d

    Jack Brooks gets the wicket of Tom Alsop, who is caught at square leg.

    The question is, can Yorkshire find another eight wickets today? It could be a tall order.

  15. Pitch inspection

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

    Some patches of blue sky are now visible at Edgbaston, where there will be a pitch inspection at 15:10 BST if there is no rain between now and then.

  16. Post update

    Hampshire 222 & 38-1 v Yorkshire 281 & 238-5d

    The fact that we've had 16 consecutive dot balls possibly tells you all you need to know about Hampshire's intentions of trying to win this match. Either that, or I'm doing Yorkshire's fine bowling a dis-service.

  17. Into Hampshire's 15th over

    Hampshire 222 & 34-1 v Yorkshire 281 & 238-5d

    The run rate is low at Southampton. It's very low. Hampshire trail by 264.

    Something tells me the hosts don't fancy trying to chase down that initial target of 298 to win.

    Equally though, Yorkshire are being frustrated in their bid for more wickets.

  18. DERBYSHIRE DRAW WITH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

    Match drawn: Gloucestershire 331 & 10-0 v Derbyshire 242 & 360

    Another one bites the dust, with no overs played at Derby today.

  19. BreakingDURHAM DRAW WITH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

    Match drawn: Nottinghamshire 313 & 17-1 v Durham 244 & 385-8d

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    Sadly for the fans, the match is abandoned at Chester-le-Street. It's been a horrible day of rain.

    Nottinghamshire couldn't really afford to lose this match and the weather has guaranteed they haven't.

    Now Notts fans will be watching the Hampshire result with real interest, as they lie 10 points behind Hampshire at the bottom of the Division One table.

  20. Post update

    Hampshire 222 & 25-1 v Yorkshire 281 & 238-5d

    It is looking more and more likely that this is the only match that will see any significant play today, so here's hoping Yorkshire and Hampshire can deliver a thrilling finale.

    Tom Alsop (9) and Jimmy Adams (10) are in the middle for the hosts.