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  2. Essex beat Notts by eight wickets after Harmer takes 6-60
  3. Somerset dismiss Burns late on day three - Surrey close on 152-5 & 134 in front
  4. Warwickshire set 424 to win by Hants
  5. Kent chasing 384 to beat Yorkshire - Ballance made 159
  6. Lancs need 16 on final day to beat Northants

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  1. Post update

    And with stumps at Old Trafford comes the close of play at BBC Towers.

    I'll be back with Steve Madeley tomorrow for the final day. Expect plenty more drama.

    Have a good evening.

    Jack Leach
  2. Close of play scores

    So, after another eventful day here's how things stand with a day to go in the latest round of matches.

    Division One

    Warwickshire 233 & 42-2 v Hampshire 354 & 302-2d - Warwickshire need another 382 to win

    Somerset 398 v Surrey 380 & 152-5 - Surrey lead by 134 runs

    Kent 296 & 34-3 v Yorkshire 210 & 469 - Kent need another 350 to win

    Essex 241 & 105-2 v Notts 187 & 158 - Essex won by eight wickets

    Division Two

    Worcestershire 390 v Durham 273 & 197 - Worcestershire need 81 to win

    Middlesex 349 & 223 v Leicestershire 268 & 38-0 - Leicestershire need another 267 to win

    Lancashire 415 v Northants 230 & 200 - Lancashire need 16 to win.

    Glamorgan 250 & 359-1 (f/o) v Gloucestershire 463 - Glamorgan lead by 146 runs


    Sanderson c Jones b Livingstone 6 (Northants 200 all out, lead by 15)

    Lancashire will have to chase 16 on the final day!

    Ben Sanderson pokes at Liam Livingstone and the ball loops up off bat and pad to Rob Jones at short leg.

    That is indeed stumps and barring rain, Lancashire will win this game.

  4. Post update

    Northants 199-9 (lead by 13)

    No grace in that shot by Ben Sanderson. He steps away and smokes Tom Bailey - forehand smash style - past the stumps for four.

    Two overs are left. I'm pretty certain we'll be coming back tomorrow now - but don't hold me to that.

  5. Post update

    Northants 193-9 (lead by eight)

    Ben Sanderson is the last man in. Three overs for Lancashire to get this final wicket tonight.


    Wood b Livingstone 14 (Northants 192-9, lead by seven)

    One away!

    Luke Wood tries to cut Liam Livingstone but gets an inside edge onto his stumps.

    Are Lancashire going to have a small chase tonight? Should have brought my pyjamas.

  7. Post update

    Northants 192-8 (lead by seven)

    Lancashire will have to bat again! It's bonkers batting by Nathan Buck.

    The Northants number 10 hits a couple of fours off Saqib Mahmood, one an edge, one a biff through mid-on and then hoiks him for a massive straight six!

    Four overs to go.

  8. Post update

    Northants 176-8 (trail by nine)

    Swoosh! Nathan Buck slaps Saqib Mahmood in front of square. Four!

  9. Post update

    Northants 169-8 (trail by 16)

    Luke Wood and Nathan Buck are the two Northants men tasked with seeing out the final few overs of day three.

    Maybe it'll pour it down in Manchester tomorrow?

  10. Post update

    Northants 168-8 (trail by 17)

    Lancashire have indeed asked for the extra half-hour to try and get these final two wickets. They'll have a minimum of eight overs to do it, or we go into the final day.

  11. Post update

    And so all eyes turn to Old Trafford where Lancashire need two more Northants wickets...

  12. Close of play

    Leicestershire 38-0 (target 305)

    That's stumps at Lord's where Leicestershire openers Ateeq Javid and Paul Horton have done wonderfully well to see out 13 overs.

    Middlesex will still fancy their chances, but it could be a thrilling final day in the capital.

  13. Post update

    Okay, we've got two matches remaining.

    A couple of overs are left at Lord's where Leicestershire are 37-0 chasing 305 to beat Middlesex.

    And at Old Trafford we may well be looking at an extra half-hour. Northants are 162-8, still 23 away from an innings defeat.

  14. Close of play at Taunton

    Somerset 398 v Surrey 380 & 152-5

    Jack Leach

    A gripping third day comes to an end in the West Country.

    All three results are still possible as Surrey close 134 ahead with five wickets in hand.

    Oh, there might be a bit of rain about tomorrow as well!

    What would Somerset fancy chasing? Any more than 180 will be hugely tricky on a turning track.

  15. Post update

    Somerset 398 v Surrey 380 & 152-5

    Oof, almost another wicket in the penultimate over.

    Craig Overton finds the edge of Will Jacks and the ball flies past second slip to the fence.

    What a finish to day three.

  16. Close of play at Canterbury

    Kent 34-3 (target 384)

    Ben Coad came to the fore at the end of the day that belonged entirely to Yorkshire and mainly to Gary Ballance.

    Ballance made his third County Championship century in as many matches before Coad compiled a career-best 35 to help the tail wag.

    Coad then claimed 2-17 with the new ball, seeing off Zak Crawley and Matt Renshaw to leave Yorkshire in complete charge at stumps. There is a chance of rain tomorrow but Kent will need quite a downpour.

    Ben Coad
  17. Post update

    Somerset 398 v Surrey 380 & 148-5

    Morne Morkel comes in as nightwatchman for Surrey.

  18. WICKET

    Burns st Davies b Leach 78 (Somerset 398 v Surrey 380 & 148-5)

    Rory Burns, what have you done?!

    With three overs left in the day, the Surrey skipper charges down the track to Jack Leach, is beaten and Steve Davies takes off the bails.


    Rory Burns
    Jack Leach wicket
  19. Post update

    Somerset 398 v Surrey 380 & 148-4

    Somerset's bowlers are beginning to look a little ragged late on day three.

    Craig Overton bowls a leg-stump half volley to Will Jacks and he clips it away for four.

    BUT HOLD ON...

  20. Division Two update

    10 wickets for Gleeson

    What a home debut for Richard Gleeson! The Lancashire paceman has just picked up his fifth wicket of the innings against former side Northants and 10th of the match.

    Northants are 150-8 and facing an innings loss.