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Summary

  1. Middlesex beat Yorkshire by an innings and 64 runs
  2. Essex spinner Harmer takes 6-92
  3. Vilas makes 244 in Lancashire's 593
  4. James Anderson takes three quick Hants wickets
  5. Notts beat Leics by innings & 280 runs

Live Reporting

By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Simon Harmer

    That's me done for the day.

    I'll be back tomorrow with Matt Henry to see if Essex can stretch their lead at the top and Hants can avoid a big defeat at Lancashire.

    We're also in for exciting finishes at New Road and Chester-le-Street.

    In the meantime head over to the England v South Africa page where England have got off to a rather decent start in the first T20 international.

    Until tomorrow, goodbye.

  2. Close of play scores

    County Championship - day three

    Division One

    • Middlesex 446 v Yorkshire 208 & 174 - Middlesex win by an innings and 64 runs
    • Lancashire 593 v Hampshire 395 & 50-5 - Hants trail by 148
    • Essex 541-9 dec v Warwickshire 283 & 27-2 - Warwickshire trail by 231

    Division Two

    • Notts548-9 dec v Leicestershire 134 & 134 - Notts win by an innings and 280 runs
    • Worcestershire 336 & 16-0 v Kent 260 & 474 - Worcestershire need 382 more to win
    • Durham 402 v Glamorgan 295 & 92-2 - Glamorgan trail by 15
  3. Stumps at Durham

    Durham 402 v Glamorgan 295 & 92-2

    Andrew Salter finishes day three with a boundary off Ryan Pringle and will resume on 25.

    Glamorgan still trail by 15, but it'll be a big challenge for Durham to pick up their first win of the season tomorrow.

  4. Post update

    Durham 402 v Glamorgan 295 & 88-2

    Into the final over they go. Andrew Salter will face Ryan Pringle.

  5. WICKET Rudolph (c Poynter b Potts) 43

    Durham 402 v Glamorgan 295 & 88-2

    And there is that wicket!! Glamorgan captain Jacques Rudolph goes. It's huge for Durham.

    The opener tickles one down the leg-side from Matt Potts and Stuart Poynter does the rest behind the stumps.

    That could be the difference between a draw and a first win of the season for Durham.

  6. Post update

    Durham 402 v Glamorgan 295 & 88-1

    Erm, I don't have much to say I'm afraid.

    Two overs left at Chester-le-Street - there won't be anything exciting to report unless there's a wicket!

  7. Post update

    Durham 402 v Glamorgan 295 & 83-1

    Four overs to go at Durham.

    Jacques Rudolph breaks the shackles with a boundary off Ryan Pringle to move to 42, but there will be nothing silly now.

  8. Post update

    Durham 402 v Glamorgan 295 & 77-1

    All eyes turn to Chester-le-Street for the final few overs then.

    Jacques Rudolph (36) and Andrew Salter (17) are in blocking mode for Glamorgan as the visitors look to chalk off the first-innings deficit.

    It currently stands at 30.

  9. Close of play at New Road

    Worcestershire 336 & 16-0 v Kent 260 & 474

    Daryl Mitchell and Brett D'Oliveira see things through to stumps for Worcestershire.

    The task facing the hosts on the final day is a tricky one to say the least...

    Worcs runs
  10. Post update

    Division Two update

    So now we're down to just the two games in Division Two.

    And it's about to finish for the day at New Road with Worcestershire 14-0, chasing 399 to beat Kent.

    Glamorgan are 73-1 at Durham, trailing by 34. There are still eight overs to go there after rain in the morning session.

  11. Stumps at Old Trafford

    Lancashire 593 v Hampshire 395 & 50-5

    One of the most one-sided days you will ever see comes to a close in Manchester.

    After Dane Vilas (244) and Ryan McLaren (107) batted Hampshire out of the game with a sixth-wicket stand of 231, Lancashire rattled through the Hampshire top order after tea.

    It will take something special to avoid Lancashire picking up maximum points tomorrow.

  12. WICKET Vince (c Jones b McLaren) 29

    Lancashire 593 v Hampshire 395 & 50-5

    Lancashire also have a late wicket! James Vince is out.

    The former Hampshire captain picks out Rob Jones at short cover and is dismissed once again after getting a start.

    Nightwatchman Matt Salisbury comes in with two overs left.

  13. WICKET Trott (lbw b Harmer) 8

    Essex 451-9 dec v Warwickshire 283 & 27-2

    You are kidding me? Simon Harmer gets Jonathan Trott with the final ball of day three!

    It caps a remarkable Wednesday for the Essex spinner - this time he pins Trott lbw.

    Essex are flying, Warwickshire's nightmare season continues.

  14. Post update

    Essex 541-9 dec v Warwickshire 283 & 24-1

    They're into the final over at Chelmsford. Anyone want to take a guess who's bowling it?

    I'll give you a clue - he's tired.

  15. Post update

    Andrew Umeed

    It's gone a bit quiet in our two remaining Division One games.

    There are a couple of overs left at Chelmsford and Old Trafford - Warwickshire and Hampshire are playing for stumps.

  16. England v South Africa coming up

    SA win toss and bat

    Eoin Morgan

    If you want more cricket tonight then you're in luck.

    England play their first of three T20 international against South Africa from 18:30 BST.

    The big team news is that Hampshire spinner Mason Crane is handed his debut on his home ground.

    You can follow all of the action from Southampton here with live text commentary, Test Match Special commentary and video clips and highlights.

  17. Worcestershire need 399 to win

    Worcestershire 336 v Kent 260 & 474

    Joe Denly is finally out - for a brilliant career-best 227.

    Home skipper Joe Leach finishes things off with his fourth wicket.

    Worcestershire need a mammoth 399 to win with five overs left tonight and a full 96 tomorrow.

    Kent are big favourites.

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    Thomas Harley: Essex are on a role. Best county by far this year. Gone from relegation fav to Champions elect in 3 months. Bring on tomorrow

  19. Post update

    Essex 541-9 v Warwickshire 283 & 16-1

    There's a fiery battle going on between Essex paceman Neil Wagner and Bears batsman Jonathan Trott at the moment.

    Neither will want to give an inch. They're both fierce competitors with plenty of international experience.

    Jonathan Trott
  20. Post update

    Lancashire 593 v Hampshire 395 & 26-4

    It's maiden central at Old Trafford right now.

    Four in a row in fact. James Anderson has 3-5 off eight overs.

    Hampshire have seven more overs to survive before they can enjoy a stiff drink.