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Summary

  1. Somerset beaten by Hampshire
  2. Hants win by 90 runs at Taunton
  3. Essex host Surrey as top two meet
  4. Surrey close on 55-1, 41 runs up
  5. Full set of Division Two fixtures
  6. Derbyshire and Leicestershire draw
  7. Worcestershire defeat Northants
  8. Notts easily beat Gloucestershire

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By Tom Garry and Felix Keith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks for joining us

    That brings Sunday's county cricket coverage to a close.

    It's a happy evening if you're a fan of Hampshire, in particular - but not a happy one to be a follower of Somerset.

    For six counties, the Bank Holiday weekend rolls onto tomorrow... Well see you then. Good bye.

  2. Read the match reports

    As ever, you can read all the match reports and view all the scorecards on our county cricket page.

  3. Day three re-cap

    Wins for Hampshire, Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire

    Mason Crane

    So, all seven games have now come to an end for the day.

    There were impressive wins for Hampshire over Somerset in Taunton, Nottinghamshire over Gloucestershire at Trent Bridge and Worcestershire over Northants at Northampton.

    Elsewhere, Derbyshire's final day with Leicestershire ended in a predictable draw on a flat pitch.

    That leaves us with Essex v Surrey, Kent v Sussex and Glamorgan v Durham, which will all resume at 11:00 BST tomorrow.

  4. Sussex end day three 321 runs behind Kent

    Kent 369 & 298-2d v Sussex 164 & 182-6 (62 overs)

    Sussex have successfully negotiated two of the five sessions needed to salvage a draw. But it's come at a price, with Kent now just four wickets from victory at Tunbridge Wells.

    Michael Burgess (44 not out) and David Wiese (14 not out) are still there, but it's surely just a matter of time until Kent follow Worcestershire's example and pick up a fourth straight win in Division Two.

    Sussex, who've won one of their three matches so far this season, still trail by a whopping 321 runs and only have Vernon Philander, Jofra Archer and Danny Briggs to come.

  5. Northants release statement on Levi

    Northamptonshire have released a statement regarding Richard Levi, who was struck on the head by a Josh Tongue bouncer earlier today.

    The South African was taken to hospital as a precaution and the club say he's now been discharged.

    The statement read:

    "Following some precautionary tests at Northampton General Hospital Richard has been diagnosed with mild concussion and is resting at home.

    "Northamptonshire County Cricket Club would like to thank all fans for their kind words of support."

  6. Worcestershire win by eight wickets

    Worcestershire 434 & 151-2 (27.4 overs) v Northamptonshire 238 & 343

    Daryl Mitchell notched a magnificent 239 runs in the match.

    And it's officially Worcestershire's best start to a season for 53 years...

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  7. BreakingWorcestershire beat Northamptonshire

    Worcestershire 434 & 151-2 (27.4 overs) v Northamptonshire 238 & 343

    They didn't even need half of those eight extra overs!

    Visitors Worcestershire round off their win in style, hitting five consecutive boundaries.

    Daryl Mitchell shows particular swagger with the latter four of those, finishing with... Four, Six, Four, Four.

    He ends on 78, alongside Joe Clarke on 34.

    It's a fourth straight win for Worcestershire. They've beaten Northamptonshire by eight wickets.

  8. England add Finn, Roland-Jones & Dawson

    England play South Africa at Lord's tomorrow

    What a way to cap a wonderful day. Liam Dawson, who bowled non-stop, taking 4-66 to help Hampshire beat Somerset by 90 runs at Taunton earlier, has been called up to the England squad to play South Africa tomorrow.

    Middlesex fast-bowling pair Steven Finn and Toby Roland-Jones will be on familiar turf in what is likely to be a much-changed side, which could feature frustrated drinks dispenser Jonny Bairstow as well.

    Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes are all sitting out the game with minor knocks.

    England wrapped up the series with a narrow two-run win yesterday, meaning they can have a look at others in the final match of the three-game series.

    Liam Dawson
  9. Worcestershire wind up the pace

    Worcestershire 434 & 124-2 (26.0 overs) v Northamptonshire 238 & 343

    Hitting 19 runs - including three boundaries - from the first two of their eight extra overs this evening, Worcestershire are closing in on winning before the close.

    They need just a further 24 runs to clinch it.

  10. Kent closing in on victory

    Sussex 164 & 175-6 (57.0 overs) v Kent 368 & 298-2d

    Adrian Harms

    Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

    Despite resistance from Stiaan Van Zyl, who made an excellent 78, and Michael Burgess' 42 not out, Kent are on the verge of a deserved victory

    Joe Denly has picked up a couple of wickets including Van Zyl and then Chris Jordan for a pair, to add to the 189 runs he has made in the match.

    Heavy rain is forecast for tonight and Kent will have fingers crossed that doesn't spoil what should be victory celebrations tomorrow.

    Kent
    Image caption: Clear skies at Tunbridge Wells
  11. Extra overs taken at Wantage Road

    Worcestershire 434 & 105-2 (24.0 overs) v Northamptonshire 238 & 343

    Eight extra overs will be played tonight at Wantage Road, where Worcestershire need 43 runs to beat Northamptonshire tonight.

    This could be very interesting indeed...

  12. BreakingStumps at Chelmsford

    At the close: Surrey 369 & 55-1 (17.0 overs) v Essex 383

    Rain has forced an early end to day three at Chelmsford, where Surrey lead by 41 runs.

    Depending on the weather tomorrow, that one is set up nicely for an interesting final day.

  13. Levi 'given the all clear'

    Worcestershire 434 & 97-2 (22.0 overs) v Northamptonshire 238 & 343

    Some good news to bring you.

    Earlier, Northamptonshire's Richard Levi was taken to hospital by ambulance as a precaution, after being struck on the head by the ball.

    He's posted on Twitter to indicate that he is now OK.

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  14. Kent four wickets from victory

    Sussex 164 & 164-6 (52.0 overs) v Kent 368 & 298-2d

    Kent are closing in on a win over Sussex. Joe Denly has dismissed Chris Jordan for 0.

    There are at least 10 overs left in this one tonight, but it would take a monumental recovery from Sussex for them to kept the 340 they need to win from here, or to bat for over three sessions to draw...

  15. Stumps at Swansea

    At the close: Durham 342 & 158-3 (46.1 overs) v Glamorgan 353

    With Durham leading Glamorgan by 147 runs, bad light has stopped play for the day at Swansea.

  16. Kent five wickets from victory

    Sussex 164 & 158-5 (48.5 overs) v Kent 368 & 298-2d

    However, they are still playing at Tunbridge Wells, where Kent need another five wickets to beat Sussex.

    They've just taken the big wicket of Stiaan van Zyl, who had made an excellent 78.

    He was caught off the bowling of Joe Denly.

  17. Still off because of rain at Chelmsford

    Delayed: Surrey 369 & 55-1 (17.0 overs) v Essex 383

    Just a reminder, they're still currently off the field because of rain in the remaining Division One game.

    It's hard to tell if there will be any further play at Chelmsford today. We'll keep you posted.

  18. Bad light stops play at Swansea

    Durham 342 &158-3 (46.1 overs) v Glamorgan 353

    Bad light has forced the players off at Swansea, where Durham lead Glamorgan by 147 runs.

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  19. Can Pears win tonight?

    Worcestershire 434 & 54-1 (11.5 overs) v Northamptonshire 238 & 343

    Alex Winter

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Into the run chase at Northampton, with Worcestershire I'm sure hoping to wrap things up tonight.

    They've made a positive start to chasing 148 in 32 overs, for what would be a fourth-consecutive County Championship victory to stay on the coat tails of Notts - and having played a game fewer too. vulnerable Sussex side to come for them next week too.

    Northants applied themselves far better in the second innings, chiefly through Rob Keogh who made an unbeaten 88 - his best effort of the season.

    But there were again far too many poor dismissals and again no significant partnerships - Northants have produced only one stand in three figures for the top six wickets so far this season.

    As it is, Northants are sliding to a fourth consecutive County Championship defeat against Worcestershire. Only question is, can it be done tonight?

    Wantage Rd
  20. BreakingMatch drawn - Derbyshire v Leicestershire

    Derbyshire 533 & 42-0 v Leicestershire 619 & 217-3d

    They've shaken hands at Derby. After some terrific batting over the first two or three days, that looked inevitable a long time ago.