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Josh Hunt

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  1. Thanks for joining us

    Thank you to all of you who've joined us over the last four days.

    You can check in tomorrow from 10:50 for coverage of the final day of Somerset v Surrey at Taunton, though a draw is clearly in store there.

    We'll have more live text commentary for you when the T20 Blast returns on Friday. Until then, goodbye.

  2. The final scorecards

    With no play possible in four of the five games scheduled to be played today, here's a look at the final scorecards.

    Division One

    Lancashire 149 & 314-5 drew with Hampshire 224

    Somerset 436 v Surrey 69-1 (day three) - Somerset lead by 367 runs (no play possible on Wednesday)

    Division Two

    Durham 525-8 dec drew with Leicestershire 124-4 (no play possible on Wednesday)

    Nottinghamshire 508-9 dec beat Derbyshire 220 & 227 by an innings and 61 runs

    Northamptonshire 343 & 50-5 drew with Gloucestershire 224-7 (no play possible on Wednesday)


    Derbyshire 220 & 227 v Nottinghamshire 508-9d

    Nottinghamshire seamer Brett Hutton takes his tenth wicket of the match to wrap up a comprehensive victory for his side.

    Hutton does it in style too, beating Tony Palladino all ends up and rearranging his stumps.

    Notts' lead over second-placed Worcestershire at the top of the Division Two table now stands at 35 points, with Northants a further 15 points back in third.

    Derbyshire remain eighth, having won only once in the County Championship this season.

  4. WICKET Taylor (lbw b Hutton) 15

    Derbyshire 220 & 206-9 v Nottinghamshire 508-9d

    The live text commentator's curse strikes again.

    Brett Hutton has his ninth wicket of the match and fourth in the innings, trapping Tom Taylor lbw and putting an end to Derbyshire's obstinate ninth-wicket stand.

    Ben Cotton is the last man in.

  5. Taylor and Palladino frustrate Notts

    Derbyshire 220 & 206-8 v Nottinghamshire 508-9d

    Derbyshire might not be out of this match after all.

    Tony Palladino and Tom Taylor are proving rather more difficult to remove than Nottinghamshire would have liked, with their ninth-wicket partnership worth 31 runs from 10 overs.

  6. Two more Derbyshire wickets fall

    Derbyshire 220 & 175-8 v Nottinghamshire 508-9d

    Nottinghamshire's victory looks inevitable now.

    First Wayne Madsen gets an inside edge to a Brett Hutton delivery and plays on to his stumps, before Hardus Viljoen drags on to a Jake Ball effort.

    Notts are into the tail-enders, and they still have 26 overs to take the last two wickets.

  7. WICKET Hosein (c Read b Ball) 11

    Derbyshire 220 & 166-6 v Nottinghamshire 508-9d

    Derbyshire lose another one.

    Chris Read takes the catch behind the stumps after Jake Ball finds Harvey Hosein's edge.

    There are still another 30 overs for the hosts to survive.

  8. WICKET Hughes (lbw Hutton) 24

    Derbsyhire 220 & 154-5 v Nottinghamshire 508-9 dec

    Alex Hughes' resistance comes to an end as he is trapped lbw for 24 off 65 balls by Brett Hutton.

    Derbyshire captain Wayne Masden comes to the crease and, despite feeling unwell, he smacks his first ball to the boundary.

    33 overs left for Nottinghamshire to claim the five wickets they need for victory.

  9. Into the final session

    Derbyshire 220 & 150-4 v Nottinghamshire 508-9d

    Back out come the teams after the tea interval.

    There are 37 overs left for Nottinghamshire to take the final Derbyshire wickets and further assert their dominance at the top of the Division Two table.

  10. Tea at Derby

    Derbyshire 220 & 150-4 v Nottinghamshire 508-9d

    It's going to be a tense final session at Derby.

    Derbyshire are four wickets down at tea, but Nottinghamshire may only need five wickets to win, as Wayne Madsen's status remains unclear.

    Another 138 runs for the hosts would force Notts to bat again.

  11. WICKET Wilson (c Read b Footitt) 0

    Derbyshire 220 & 137-4 v Nottinghamshire 508-9d

    Gary Wilson was pushed up the order to number five, but he hasn't lasted long in his new position.

    Left-arm seamer Mark Footitt finds the edge, and Chris Read takes the catch behind the stumps.

    Harvey Hosein comes out to the middle, with Wayne Madsen seemingly unable to bat this afternoon.

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  12. Derbyshire a man down?

    Derbyshire 220 & 137-3 v Nottinghamshire 508-9d

    Nottinghamshire may not need to take seven wickets after all.

    Wayne Madsen has yet to come out to bat for Derbyshire, and there's no word on whether he'll be able to do so should any more wickets fall.

    And the news only gets worse for the hosts...

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  13. WICKET Godleman (c Hutton b Patel) 47

    Derbyshire 220 & 130-3 v Nottinghamshire 508-9d

    And another one for Nottinghamshire.

    Billy Godleman is caught by Brett Hutton off left-arm spinner Samit Patel, leaving the visitors just seven wickets away from victory against Derbyshire.

    The hosts still have 47 overs to see off.

  14. WICKET Slater (c Wessels b Hutton) 44

    Derbyshire 220 & 110-2 v Nottinghamshire 508-9d

    Nottinghamshire aren't giving up just yet.

    Brett Hutton picks up the first wicket of the day, Ben Slater edging to Riki Wessels at first slip.

    There are 54 overs for Notts to take the remaining eight wickets.

  15. Derbyshire edge towards draw

    Derbyshire 220 & 99-1 v Nottinghamshire

    Plenty of work to do still for Derbyshire, but they've made the best possible start in salvaging a draw against Division Two leaders Nottinghamshire.

    Ben Slater has 42, while Billy Godleman is unbeaten on 28.

    The pair have added 54 runs since the restart, needing 189 more to make Notts bat again.

    There are 60 overs left to be played, though the captains could shake hands on a draw before then.

  16. Play abandoned at Somerset

    Somerset 436 v Surrey 69-1

    The rain claims yet another victim, as no play will be possible on the third day at Taunton.

    Somerset and Surrey are surely destined for a draw when, or indeed if, play resumes tomorrow.

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    As there is cricket in Derby the BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra commentary has switched to the County Ground.

    You can listen to the live commentary by clicking on the tab above.


    Lancashire 149 & 314-5 drew with Hampshire 224

    Disappointment for Haseeb Hameed as yet more rain forces another early abandonment and leaves the 20-year-old stranded on 77 not out.

    The opener will undoubtedly be pleased to have made his first half-century in the Championship this season, as Lancashire and Hampshire take a share of the points at the Ageas Bowl.

    The draw means Essex lead Division One by a mammoth 41 points as both Lancashire (in second) and Hampshire (in third) have 117 points.