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Summary

  1. Notts beat Hampshire by 203 runs despite 112 by Hashim Amla
  2. Jimmy Anderson takes first wicket of summer in Lancashire's draw with Somerset
  3. England's Mark Stoneman out for 20 as Surrey draw with Worcestershire
  4. Teenage spin bowler Amar Virdi takes career-best 6-105
  5. Division Two: Sussex defeat Middlesex by three wickets at Hove
  6. James Weighell takes 7-32 as Durham bowl out Leics for 101 to win by 46 runs

Live Reporting

By Kalika Mehta and Paul Grunill

All times stated are UK

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  1. Signing off

    If you get good weather, you get great cricket.

    That's certainly been true of the past four days in the County Championship.

    After Yorkshire beat Essex on Sunday despite being bowled out for 50 in their first innings, Durham rounded things off by winning for the first time having been asked to follow-on as Leicestershire - winless last summer - came up short in their bid to score just 148 for victory.

    Nottinghamshire are back on top of Division One after defeating Hampshire, Warwickshire overcame Derbyshire and lead Division Two, and it was an excellent Bank Holiday weekend for cricket fans in the south-east corner of the country with wins for Sussex and Kent.

    Thanks for your company over the past four days. We'll be back with you on Friday to do it all over again.

  2. How things stand

    Four rounds of Championship matches are done and dusted. Here's how the tables are looking.

    Division One table
    Division Two table
  3. Mullaney enjoying captaincy challenge

    Nottinghamshire beat Hampshire by 203 runs

    Nottinghamshire captain Steven Mullaney says he has enjoyed taking over the captaincy this season after leading his side to third Championship win, which saw his side return to the top of Division One.

    “We’re delighted, obviously by that result," he said. "A win like that makes it all worthwhile.

    "Sitting back up there in the dressing room with 22 points and sitting nicely at the top of the league after four games is probably better than any of us could imagine at this point.

    “I’m enjoying it so far and have been going with a gut feel a lot of the time. They are a great set of lads to captain and some old heads have been passing on some words of advice, that sometimes I take or sometimes I’ll still go with what I think."

  4. Championship results at-a-glance

    Division One

    Somerset 429 & 269-8 dec v Lancashire 492

    Match drawn

    Nottinghamshire 302 & 389-9 dec v Hampshire 223 & 265

    Nottinghamshire (22 pts) beat Hampshire (4 pts) by 203 runs

    Surrey 434 & 173-7 dec v Worcestershire 526

    Match drawn

    Division Two

    Leicestershire 440 & 101 v Durham 184 & 403 (following on)

    Durham (18 pts) beat Leicestershire (6 pts) by 46 runs

    Middlesex 230 & 322 v Sussex 323 & 232-7

    Sussex (22 pts) beat Middlesex (4 pts) by three wickets

  5. BreakingDURHAM BEAT LEICESTERSHIRE BY 46 RUNS

    Leicestershire 440 & 101 (29.5 overs) v Durham 184 & 403

    Durham win a Championship game after following on for the first time as James Weighell has Varun Aaron lbw first ball. It gives him figures of 7-32, a quite incredible bowling effort after Chris Rushworth claimed three early wickets before going off injured.

    Leicestershire only needed 148 for their first win since September 2016 following Gavin Griffiths' 6-49 in Durham's second innings, but the visitors choked in the chase with only skipper Michael Carberry and Neil Dexter reaching 20.

    Durham take 18 points from the game, with Leicestershire, who led by 256 runs after the first innings, having to make do with six.

  6. WICKET Parkinson (c Rimmington b Weighell) 4

    Leicestershire 440 & 101-9 (29.4 overs) v Durham 184 & 403

    No stopping James Weighell now, and that's a career-best as he claims his sixth wicket. Callum Parkinson chips a simple catch to Nathan Rimmington at mid-wicket.

    India's Varun Aaron is Leicestershire's number 11. Has he ever experienced a situation like this?

  7. Post update

    Leicestershire 440 & 101-8 (29 overs) v Durham 184 & 403

    Leicestershire only need 47 to win - "a chasm", says BBC Radio Leicester's Richard Rae, "it feels as far away as Reykjavik". It's a maiden over by Will Smith.

  8. WICKET Dexter (b Weighell) 21

    Leicestershire 440 & 100-8 (27.4 overs) v Durham 184 & 403

    Neil Dexter plays and misses at a ball from James Weighell - he does so again, but this time it's straighter and the off stump is knocked out of the ground and it's five-for for the Durham pace bowler.

    Gavin Griffiths, who took five wickets in 24 balls for Leicestershire earlier this afternoon to give them a chance of victory, now needs to produce something special with the bat.

  9. Post update

    Leicestershire 440 & 100-7 (27 overs) v Durham 184 & 403

    Neil Dexter takes a single, exposing Callum Parkinson to the strike. A confident lbw appeal is turned down as Will Smith breezes through his over in next to no time - 48 required by Leicestershire.

  10. Post update

    Leicestershire 440 & 99-7 (26 overs) v Durham 184 & 403

    Durham are into the Leicestershire tail now, but new batsman Callum Parkinson squeezes a boundary down to third man from the first delivery he faces. Parkinson has a first-class best of 75 and Leicestershire would be grateful for a similar show of batting prowess. Leicestershire need another 49.

  11. WICKET Raine (c Markram b Weighell) 4

    Leicestershire 440 & 95-7 (25.1 overs) v Durham 184 & 403

    James Weighell

    Not a great shot by Ben Raine and Aiden Markram clings onto a low slip chance. James Weighell now has figures of 4-27 - and this is a really fine effort by the Durham paceman.

    The home side have never won a Championship game after following on. Is this the day it happens for them?

  12. Post update

    Leicestershire 440 & 95-6 (25 overs) v Durham 184 & 403

    Durham try spin as Will Smith relieves Nathan Rimmington. After three dot balls, Leicestershire pick up three leg byes from the next and Ben Raine finds himself on strike. He's soon off it again as he takes a single. Nothing too threatening from Smith there - 53 needed.

  13. Post update

    Leicestershire 440 & 91-6 (24 overs) v Durham 184 & 403

    That's what you call a good leave. James Weighell can't believe it as Leicestershire batsman Neil Dexter offers no stroke and the ball just clears the bails.

    A single from the next brings Ben Raine onto strike and his heart is in his mouth as an unconvincing stroke falls just short of the cover fielder.

    The final ball of the over bounces more than Raine expects, but he survives. One run from the over, Leicestershire need another 57 to win.

  14. Post update

    Leicestershire 440 & 90-6 (23 overs) v Durham 184 & 403

    Leicestershire's Ben Raine is a former Durham player. Could he be the man to condemn the home side to defeat at the Riverside? He picks up two off Nathan Rimmington, as the runs required total drops below 60. The final ball of the over is played back to the bowler by Raine.

    Quote Message: There's a few white knuckles out there, as well as in here." from Richard Rae BBC Radio Leicester commentator
    Richard RaeBBC Radio Leicester commentator
  15. Post update

    Leicestershire 440 & 87-6 (22 overs) v Durham 184 & 403

    Following Ned Eckersley's departure earlier in the over, Neil Dexter slashes a welcome boundary past gully. The final ball of the over brings three runs for a well-placed cover drive. Leicestershire need another 64.

  16. WICKET Eckersley (c Poynter b Weighell) 15

    Leicestershire 440 & 79-6 (21.1 overs) v Durham 184 & 403

    Ned Eckersley tries to flick the ball away and feathers a catch to Durham keeper Stuart Poynter, giving James Weighell his third wicket.

    "You'd have to say now that Durham are the favourites," says BBC Radio Leicester's Richard Rae.

    Leicestershire need 69 runs - Durham need four wickets.

  17. Post update

    Leicestershire 440 & 79-5 (21 overs) v Durham 184 & 403

    BBC Radio Leicester's Richard Rae mentions 'A Catcher In The Rye' as the radio commentary momentarily takes a literary turn at the Riverside.

    Ned Eckersley - whose middle name Holden is the same as the main character in the aforementioned book - clips the ball away for a single off Australian Nathan Rimmington, who is back into the attack in place of Barry McCarthy.

    The final ball scuttles along low outside off stump. Just as well for Neil Dexter, because if that had it him in front it would have been curtains.

  18. Post update

    Leicestershire 440 & 78-5 (20 overs) v Durham 184 & 403

    Unlucky, James Weighell, as the Durham pace bowler just beats the edge of Neil Dexter's bat. Only a single from that over. Ned Eckersley has 14, Dexter is 11 not out and Leicestershire need another 70 to win.

  19. Post update

    We're reaching the end of another round of Championship matches - but a very different form of the game will be top of the agenda at an important meeting on Tuesday.

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  20. Post update

    Leicestershire 440 & 77-5 (19 overs) v Durham 184 & 403

    Leicestershire just need one decent partnership - can Ned Eckersley and Neil Dexter produce it?

    Ned Eckersley starts Barry McCarthy's latest over with a boundary, but a fine diving stop at leg-slip prevents Dexter adding four from the final delivery.

    Another 71 needed by the visitors, with 27 overs to do it.