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By Ged Scott and Paul Grunill

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  1. Signing off

    Surrey celebrate beating Hampshire

    We have new leaders of Division One after Surrey defeated Hampshire by and innings and 58 runs at the Ageas Bowl.

    But their lofty status may only last for a few hours, with Somerset and Notts poised for an exciting final day at Taunton, where the visitors lead by 210 after following on, thanks to Tom Moores' 103.

    Defending champions Essex held their nerve to beat Lancashire by five wickets after being set just 105 to win and Leicestershire made it back-to-back victories in Division Two as they defeated Northants by six wickets.

    There are four matches left and all of them could have exciting finishes tomorrow. Join us again from 10:30 BST.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One

    Surrey 368 v Hampshire 135 & 175

    Surrey won by an innings and 58 runs

    Lancashire 301 & 105 v Essex & 302 & 108-5

    Essex beat Lancashire by five wickets

    Somerset 392 v Nottinghamshire 134 & 468-8 (following on)

    Nottinghamshire lead by 210 runs

    Division Two

    Durham 96 & 376 v Derbyshire 205 & 69-4

    Derbyshire need another 199 runs for victory

    Kent 582-9 dec v Gloucestershire 240 & 73-0

    Gloucestershire need another 269 to avoid an innings defeat

    Northamptonshire 204 & 229 v Leicestershire 217 & 217-4

    Leicestershire beat Northamptonshire by six wickets

    Glamorgan 220 & 323 v Warwickshire 250 & 25-0

    Warwickshire need another 269 runs for victory

  3. Result in balance at the Riverside

    Durham 96 & 376 v Derbyshire 205 & 69-4 (24 overs)

    Fading light forces the players from the field at the Riverside with a handful of over remaining. In fact, that's all she wrote for the day and Derbyshire will need to score another 199 on the final day to win the game, while Durham require another six wickets.

    Ben Slater and Callum Brodrick are the not out batsmen on 41 and nine respectively.

  4. Warwickshire make secure start

    Glamorgan 220 & 323 v Warwickshire 250 & 25-0 (13 overs)

    Division Two leaders Warwickshire reach stumps unscathed at Edgbaston, having been set a victory target of 294 by Glamorgan.

    It would have been a lot smaller but for the efforts of Australia's Usman Khawaja, who marked his Championship debut for the Welsh county by scoring 125 off 143 balls.

    Skipper Chris Cooke provided solid support with 59, but once they departed the last four wickets went down for 39 as Chris Wright and Henry Brookes claimed three wickets each.

    The Bears will need another 269 on the final day to earn their fourth win in five games.


    Lancashire 301 & 105 v Essex 302 & 108-5 (28.5 overs)

    All over at Old Trafford as Ravi Bopara's sweep for four gives county champions Essex their third win of the season.

    It is their second win inside three days against last season's runners-up Lancashire, having also made the Red Rose wilt at Chelmsford in April.

    A dramatic day of 20 wickets in Manchester.

    22 points for Essex. 6 for Lancashire.

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  6. Durham chase unlikely win

    Durham 96 & 376 v Derbyshire 205 & 55-4 (20 overs)

    Having been bowled out for under 100 in their first innings, and with a side including four debutants, Durham are now in position to force a remarkable victory at the Riverside.

    With nine overs remaining, Derbyshire need another 213 to win, but Ben Slater is still there on 31 not out, with Championship newcomer Callum Brodrick on seven at the other end.

    Chris Rushworth claimed the most recent wicket, bowling Matt Critchley for a first-ball duck.

  7. WICKET ten Doeschate c Davies b Parkinson 19

    Essex 93-5 (26.3 overs) & 302 v Lancashire 301 & 105

    12 still needed as Ryan ten Doeschate holes out in the covers for 19, going for a big lofted off drive off Matt Parkinson.

    But Ravi Bopara is still there, well set on 32.

  8. Glos openers deny Kent

    Kent 582-9 dec v Gloucestershire 240 & 73-0 (25 overs)

    Not even Matt Henry can conjure up a breakthrough for Kent as Gloucestershire's openers see it through to stumps, having followed on at Bristol, with Benny Howell 44 not out and Chris Dent on 27.

    New Zealand paceman Henry earlier took 6-58 in their first innings as Gloucestershire conceded a 342-run lead despite 83 by Graeme van Buuren and Kieron Noema-Barnett's 73 not out.

    And Kent remain the only side in a position to win this game on the final day, with the home side still 269 in arrears.


    Northamptonshire 204 & 229 v Leicestershire 217 & 217-4 (66.4 overs)

    Neil Dexter hits Saif Zaib over mid-off for four and Leicestershire have a second successive Championship victory - the first time they have 'doubled up' for eight years.

    Dexter finishes 10 not out with Colin Ackermann on 42, but Lewis Hill (85) and Paul Horton (62) set up the win with a second-wicket stand of 148.

    Northants lost their last six wickets for 49 runs earlier in the day at Wantage Road, despite skipper Alex Wakely's 74, and they have now lost four games this summer after narrowly missing out on promotion in 17.

    They take four points, with Leicestershire earning 20.

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  10. WICKET Moores lbw Bess 103

    Somerset 392 v Nottinghamshire 134 & 468-8 (130.1 overs)

    Play comes to an end at Taunton as Tom Moores is leg-before to Dom Bess for a superb 103. The left-hander batted for just under two and a half hours, faced 117 balls and hit 16 fours.

    Having been forced to follow-on by Somerset, Nottinghamshire now lead by 210 and all threeresults are possible ahead of the final day.

    Steven Mullaney (94), Jake Libby (69), Chris Nash (66) and Samit Patel (59) also batted well on a tough day for the Somerset bowlers, with Roelof van der Merwe sending down 43 overs for his 4-114.

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  11. Essex on the way to victory

    Essex 73-4 (18.4 overs) & 302 v Lancashire 301 & 105

    Essex still needed 64 when Ravi Bopara was joined by his sklpper Ryan ten Doeschate but they have now halved that deficit.

    Just 32 required now.

  12. WICKET Hill b Zaib 85

    Northamptonshire 204 & 229 v Leicestershire 217 & 200-4 (62.2 overs)

    Lewis Hill misses out on a match-winning century as he tries to sweep a ball from left-arm spinner Saif Zaib and is given out leg-before. Mark Cosgrove comes out to join Colin Ackermann (35*) with just 17 more needed by Leicestershire, and hits a catch into the deep in Zaib's next over, departing for a duck.

  13. for Tom Moores

    Somerset 392 v Nottinghamshire 134 & 460-7 (126.1 overs)

    It's a proud day for Nottinghamshire head coach Peter Moores as his 21-year-old son flicks a ball from Josh Davey down to fine leg for four, the 16th of his innings. Understandably, he punches the air in delight. It has taken Moores Jr just 106 balls to reach three figures and it is an innings which has brought his side right back into this match.

    The day's scheduled allocation of overs having been bowled, we are now in extra-overs territory.

  14. WICKET Root b Bess 36

    Somerset 392 v Nottinghamshire 134 & 456-7 (125.1 overs)

    Bill Root is deceived by one that drifts in with the arm and England spinner Dom Bess has his first wicket of the match for Somerset. Root put on 118 with Tom Moores, who is 98 and on the brink of a maiden first-class century. The Notts lead is 198.

  15. Glamorgan all out at Edgbaston

    Glamorgan 220 & 323 v Warwickshire 250

    Glamorgan have been bowled out by Warwickshire at Edgbaston for 323.

    Pacemen Henry Brookes and Chris Wright have taken three wickets each to leave the Division Two leaders with a victory target of 294.

    Meanwhile, having enforced the follow-on against Gloucestershire, Kent are finding things tougher second time around.

    Yesterday, they slumped to 5-3, responding to Kent's mammoth first innings 582-9 declared. Today, put back in, they are 59-0.

    Benny Howell is going particularly well on 38. Chris Dent is on 19.

  16. 50 up for Essex

    Essex 51-4 (12.1 overs) & 302 v Lancashire 301 & 105

    Only 53 needed now as Ravi Bopara finds the mid-wicket boundary to bring up the Essex 50. He then nudges a single. Ryan ten Doeschate does the same. Essex look in good hands now.

  17. Leicestershire close on victory

    Northamptonshire 204 & 229 v Leicestershire 217 & 172-2 (56 overs)

    Fewer than 50 now required by Leicestershire for a second successive Championship victory. We think the last time they did that was in 2010, when they beat Gloucestershire and Northants - with current head coach Paul Nixon playing in those games. If we're wrong, tweet us at #bbccricket.

    Lewis Hill is 75 not out and Colin Ackermann has moved quickly to 19 after two fours in the last over from Rob Keogh, one bashed over mid-off and the other hit straight down the ground.

    Just like Mike and his Mechanics, Northants need a miracle.

  18. WICKET Lawrence b Mennie 3

    Essex 41-4 (10.3 overs) & 302 v Lancashire 301 & 105

    Game on in Manchester now as a fourth wicket falls.

    Joe Mennie gets in on the act by rearranging Dan Lawrence's stumps.

    The off stump flies out of the ground and Essex are in full panic mode.

    Cue the arrival of the reassuring presence of skipper Ryan ten Doeschate. 64 still needed!

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  19. Career-best for Moores

    Somerset 392 v Nottinghamshire 134 & 425-6 (119 overs)

    Easy pickings for Tom Moores as Lewis Gregory strays outside leg stump and he flicks it away for his 12th boundary. He is now 80 not out - by some distance the highest first-class score of his career. Billy Root is on 23 and together they have added 87 in 18 overs. The Notts lead is 167.