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Live Reporting

Paul Grunill and Ben Pheazey

All times stated are UK

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  1. Signing off

    The final delivery of the day at The Oval brings a marathon day of county cricket to an end.

    Batting honours go to Ricardo Vasconcelos of Northants, Warwickshire opener Will Rhodes and Sussex skipper Ben Brown, who all made centuries in Division Two.

    But the Division One action has been compelling in all four games, with leaders Surrey fighting back after being bowled out for just 211 in their day-nighter against Lancashire, reducing them to 134-6.

    We'll be back again at 10:30ish tomorrow to do it all again. Thanks for your company.

    Floodlit cricket at The Oval
  2. Close of play scores

    Division One

    Hampshire 277 v Nottinghamshire 39-4

    Somerset 308-7 v Essex

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 134-6

    Yorkshire 216 v Worcestershire 39-0

    Division Two

    Glamorgan 154 v Durham 75-0

    Leicestershire 220 v Kent 53-3

    Northamptonshire 332-8 v Middlesex

    Sussex 400-7 v Derbyshire

    Gloucestershire 127 v Warwickshire 170-2

  3. Bohannon stands firm

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 134-6 - close

    Well done Josh Bohannon, who plays out a maiden over from Morne Morkel to bring proceedings to an end at The Oval, despite having to glove a short one away from his head.

    After a disappointing batting display, the unbeaten Division One leaders have fought back strongly to remove more than half of the Lancashire batting line-up.

    They will resume on Monday 77 runs behind, with Shiv Chanderpaul 25 not out and Bohannon on one.

  4. One left for Lancashire

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 134-6

    Josh Bohannon collects his first run in Championship cricket at 11 minutes past nine at night, tucking Rikki Clarke away into the leg-side.

    Shiv Chanderpaul takes strike to the next one and has to let it hit him after getting himself into a tangle. It doesn't disturb his concentration, though, and he finds the third man boundary with an angled bat.

    Three dot balls follow, so Bohannon will be facing at the start of the final over - and it'll be Morne Morkel with the ball in his hand. Gulp!

    Shiv Chanderpaul
    Quote Message: Who will we interview tonight? I suppose it'll be whoever is still awake" from Mark Church BBC Radio London commentator on close of play tasks
    Mark ChurchBBC Radio London commentator on close of play tasks
  5. Lancs pair look to survive

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 129-6

    Just two overs left at The Oval. Lancashire are 82 behind, but the numbers don't matter at the moment. What matters is Shiv Chanderpaul and partner Josh Bohannon, who is 23 years his junior, playing out the final 12 deliveries from Surrey, who have really shown their pedigree after one of their worst batting days of the Championship campaign.

  6. Testing time for Bohannon

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 129-6

    Who remembers singer Hamilton Bohannon? Don't think Championship debutant Josh Bohannon is any kind of relation, but Lancashire certainly need him to tune in quickly at The Oval. He sees out the over and Rikki Clarke reverts to fielding duties with 2-18 top his credit.

  7. WICKET Parkinson (lbw Clarke) 0

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 129-6

    Rikki Clarke

    It's hard enough being a nightwatchman without actually having to do the job at night. Matt Parkinson manages to keep out his first delivery, but is then pinned in front by Rikki Clarke. It's almost nine o'clock and there is no let-up in the action at The Oval.

  8. WICKET Croft (c Finch b Clarke) 10

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 129-5

    Maybe Jade Dernbach going off was a blessing in disguise. Rikki Clarke produces a beauty to Steven Croft and Aaron Finch takes a sharp catch at slip as Lancashire lose their fifth wicket. Matt Parkinson is sent out as a nightwatchman.

    Quote Message: That was an outrageously good delivery, a bit of extra bounce and Croft had to play at it" from Scott Read BBC Radio Manchester commentator
    Scott ReadBBC Radio Manchester commentator
  9. Chanderpaul finds the boundary

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 129-4

    Sam Curran strays onto the pads of Shiv Chanderpaul and the former West Indies batsman unerringly finds the leg-side boundary. He certainly won't be fazed by the colour of the ball, the lights, the lateness of the hour, having seen just about everything in his long career.

    Looks like Jade Dernbach's day may be done as he went off midway through the previous over, leaving Rikki Clarke to send down the final three deliveries.

  10. Croft makes positive start

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 123-4

    Sam Curran starts the ball out wide to give it a chance to swing but Lancashire's Steven Croft cover drives to the boundary. The next one is a tighter line and takes the edge, but the ball runs away past the slips for another four.

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  11. WICKET Vilas (c Foakes b Curran) 61

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 114-4

    Sam Curran

    Sam Curran gets his man as Dane Vilas goes for a big drive and edges to the keeper. It ends a stand of 73 with Shiv Chanderpaul, bringing Steven Croft to the crease with 10 and a bit overs to go.

    If Surrey can nip out another one or two before the close, they may consider themselves to have the upper hand - despite being bowled out for 211.

    Quote Message: He is absolutely livid with himself" from Mark Church BBC Radio London commentator
    Mark ChurchBBC Radio London commentator
  12. Surrey look to Curran

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 108-3

    England's Sam Curran is back into the attack for Surrey after Shiv Chanderpaul receives a bit of treatment from the Lancashire physio.

    If anyone can swing it under the lights, it will be Curran, but Chanderpaul pulls the ball away for a single to bring Dane Vilas onto strike.

    Two men are in at short extra cover - innovative thinking by skipper Rory Burns at 20:20 on a Sunday evening, but the tactic doesn't pay off immediately as Vilas helps himself to one.

  13. Lancashire looking comfortable

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 105-3

    Another Jade Dernbach over yields four singles to Lancashire. These two don't look in a whole lot of trouble at the moment despite the floodlights. There are 13 overs remaining - Dane Vilas has 55 and Shiv Chanderpaul is 13 not out.

    Quote Message: Batting is looking much more simple now, interestingly since the lights came on. Maybe we should start at this time tomorrow and have an overnight game" from Mark Church BBC Radio London commentator
    Mark ChurchBBC Radio London commentator
  14. for Dane Vilas

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 96-3

    Dane Vilas gets away with a top-edged sweep off Amar Virdi which falls into a gap and brings him two runs. two balls later, he collects his ninth boundary to reach a 73-ball half-century, putting a full toss away through the off-side. Just what Lancashire needed after seeing their top order swept away.

  15. Surrey pair post fifty stand

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 94-3

    Dane Vilas crashes Jade Dernbach's opening delivery for four and finds the boundary again with a cover drive later in the over to bring up a half-century partnership with Shiv Chanderpaul.

    The South African moves on to 46 not out - the highest score of the day, beating Aaron Finch's 43 for Surrey.

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  16. Vilas takes to the air

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 82-3

    No doubt chastened by the words of commentator Scott Read (see 8.00pm entry), Dane Vilas advances down the track and lofts spinner Amar Virdi away for four. He then squeezes away a single from the final delivery to keep the strike as Jade Dernbach prepares to return to the attack.

  17. No joy for Clarke

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 78-3

    Dane Vilas moves across his stumps and is struck on the pads, prompting an appeal from Rikki Clarke. But it's missing leg stump and there's nothing doing from the umpire. Vilas is 30 not out and Shiv Chanderpaul has 11.

    Quote Message: This is the quietest period of the day so far" from Scott Read BBC Radio Manchester commentator
    Scott ReadBBC Radio Manchester commentator
  18. Rampaul now 'stable'

    Ravi Rampaul

    Better news about Derbyshire paceman Ravi Rampaul, who was taken to hospital earlier on after experiencing breathing problems during day one against Sussex, with an update on his condition from skipper Billy Godleman.

    "He is not the kind of guy who complains easily. He’s very much stable now, but it’s always worrying to see something like that,” Godleman said.

  19. Chanderpaul finds the boundary

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 68-3

    How does Shiv Chanderpaul do it from a stance which sees him standing square on to the bowler? It's a mystery, but the timing of a cover drive which brings him the first four of his innings off Rikki Clarke is perfect. Time for spin now with Amar Virdi

    Quote Message: We saw Matt Parkinson get the ball to turn earlier today, so this will be interesting with Amar Virdi into the attack" from Mark Church BBC Radio London commentator
    Mark ChurchBBC Radio London commentator
  20. Rush of blood by Vilas

    Surrey 211 v Lancashire 64-3

    Dane Vilas is a lucky man. He flashes at one from Morne Morkel and the ball clears the slip cordon and runs away for four. It takes the South African onto 26 not out. Partner Shiv Chanderpaul is on two.