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Josh Hunt and Kalika Mehta

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  1. Until tomorrow...

    We're back again tomorrow, with seven games still to be resolved.

    The weather forecast isn't perfect, but hopefully you can join us from 10:50 all the same.

    Thanks for reading today. Until tomorrow, goodbye.

  2. Scores at stumps

    Division One

    Essex 231& 34-2 beat Yorkshire 113 & 150 by eight wickets.

    Lancashire 149 & 314-5 v Hampshire 224 -Lancashire lead by 239 runs

    Warwickshire 126 & 293-8 v Middlesex 161 -Warwickshire lead by 258 runs

    Somerset 234-4 v Surrey (day one)

    Division Two

    Derbyshire 220 & 45-1 v Nottinghamshire 508-9 dec -Derbyshire trail by 243 runs

    Durham 525-8 dec v Leicestershire 124-4 - Leicestershire trail by 401 runs

    Northamptonshire 343 v Gloucestershire 224-7 - Northamptonshire lead by 128 runs

    Sussex 430 v Worcestershire 231-8 - Worcestershire trail by 199 runs

  3. That's it for the day

    Lancashire 149 & 314-5 v Hampshire 224

    Lancashire will be thrilled with their efforts today.

    Having ended Hampshire's first-innings resistance in the morning session, Alex Davies' blistering 97 and Haseeb Hameed's unbeaten 77 have given them a lead of 239 at stumps.

    We'll bring you the scores from all of today's games in a moment's time.

  4. WICKET Buttler (lbw b Edwards) 21

    Lancashire 149 & 302-5 v Hampshire 224

    Erm, perhaps Jos Buttler shouldn't have gone on the attack after all.

    Hampshire have something to celebrate, Fidel Edwards removing Buttler leg-before to end his entertaining cameo.

  5. Buttler on the attack

    Lancashire 149 & 302-4 v Hampshire 224

    Jos Buttler is trying to round off a brilliant day's cricket for his side with a flourish.

    The England keeper has 21 from 21 balls, with a four and two sixes.

    Just 3.5 overs remain before the teams, and the rest of us, are done for the evening.

  6. Close of play at Worcester

    Sussex 430 v Worcestershire 231-8

    A tough day for Worcestershire is at an end.

    The hosts still require 49 more runs to avoid the follow-on when they restart tomorrow.

  7. Hameed and Buttler digging in

    Lancashire 149 & 279-4 v Hampshire 224

    Haseeb Hameed is in characteristically patient mood at Hampshire, while Jos Buttler has reined in his attacking instincts.

    The Lancashire lead stands at 204 runs with seven overs left under the floodlights.

    If you think I'm counting down the overs, you'd be right.

  8. Leics in trouble at close

    Division Two update

    A few more games are starting to wrap up now.

    Leicestershire have closed at 124-4 after Durham declared earlier on 525-8, Cameron Steel leading the way for the visitors with 224.

    Another man making 200 today was Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales, whose side lead by 243 runs against Derbyshire, who close on 45-1 in their second innings.

    Northamptonshire have collapsed in the second innings against Gloucestershire, reaching stumps at 50-5, a lead of 128.

  9. WICKET Chanderpaul (c Adam b Dawson) 35

    Lancashire 149 & 272-4 v Hampshire 224

    Hampshire finally have a breakthrough as Shivnarine Chanderpaul is caught at slip by Jimmy Adams off Liam Dawson.

    Hasseb Hameed is still there plugging away, unbeaten on 63, as Lancashire take their lead to 197 runs.

  10. Back on at New Road

    Sussex 430 v Worcestershire 215-8

    Somehow, the light has improved again at New Road, where there are 8.2 overs left to play.

    Incidentally, Adrian Harms has been doing some (more) research on record for number of catches in a day.

    "Our earlier research was incorrect. The record for catches by a fielder is seven, jointly held by three players: Rikki Clarke, Tony Brown and Mickey Stewart.

    "Five by Harry Finch is a decent day's work though, and equals the Sussex record last achieved in 1976."

  11. Five games left

    So, with Essex having wrapped up victory against Yorkshire inside two days, and poor light and rain seeing off two more games, only Lancashire and Hampshire are still going in Division One.

    All four games are ongoing in Division Two, though Sussex and Worcestershire are facing their second delay for bad light.

  12. Bad light stops play at Lord's

    Warwickshire 126 & 293-8 v Middlesex 161

    No more play will be possible this evening at Lord's.

    It's been a good day for Warwickshire, who have given themselves a real chance of a first Championship win of the season, leading by 258 runs heading into the third day.

  13. Bad light at Lord's

    Warwickshire 126 & 293-8 v Middlesex 161

    Fading light is starting to have an impact in a few games now.

    Warwickshire and Middlesex are back in the dressing rooms at Lord's, where there are seven overs remaining in the day.

  14. Long evening ahead

    Lancashire 149 & 245-2 v Hampshire 224

    In case you were wondering, there are still a minimum of 17 overs to be bowled at Lancashire.

    They're taking their time at Worcester too, where 15 overs remain and the teams are back out after an improvement in the light meter readings.

  15. Patient Haseeb reaches 50

    Lancashire 149 & 241-3 v Hampshire 224

    Haseeb Hameed

    That's been the shot of the day from Haseeb Hameed, a good old-fashioned forward defensive stroke.

    Still, you can't argue with the results, as he eventually brings up his first Championship 50 of the season from 154 balls, with six fours.

    Hopefully the start of a happier run of form for the young England batsman.

  16. Northants collapse in style

    Northamptonshire 343 & 19-5 v Gloucestershire 265

    Oh dear.

    Northamptonshire took a big lead into their second innings, but it's not looking nearly big enough, such is the nature of their collapse here.

    Liam Norwell has three wickets and David Payne has two, leaving the hosts five down and only 97 ahead. Calamitous batting.

  17. Could there be a twist at Wantage Road?

    Northamptonshire 343 & 17-3 v Gloucestershire 265

    Bob Hunt

    BBC Radio Gloucestershire

    Gloucestershire were dismissed for 265, giving the home side a 78 first innings lead, but Ben Duckett (5) and Rob Newton (1) have gone early leaving Northants tottering on 11-2.

    David Payne then castles Max Holden for five to leave the hosts reeling on 17-3.

  18. Play abandoned at Somerset

    Somerset 234-4 v Surrey

    It turns out that no news is not always good news.

    The umpires have had a look and decided no more play is possible at Somerset, where the hosts have had the better day after being put in to bat.

    Tom Abell (88) will resume alongside Steven Davies (68) tomorrow, so long as the weather improves.

  19. No news yet from Somerset

    Somerset 234-4 v Surrey

    A pitch inspection was scheduled for 17:20 at Somerset, but we're yet to hear the results of it.

    There was a little drizzle around a few minutes ago, which might be enough to see an end to play.

  20. Hameed edges towards 50

    Lancashire 149 & 226-3 v Hampshire 224

    Lancashire are now three down at Hampshire, having seen Dane Vilas deceived by spinner Mason Crane, the ball clattering into the stumps.

    It's better news for Haseeb Hameed though, the opening batsman just three away from 50, and with the steadying presence of Shivnarine Chanderpaul for company.