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By Rob Stevens

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  1. Goodbye


    That's it for our coverage of this week's County Championship action.

    There were wins for Essex and Surrey in Division One, while Glamorgan kick-started their promotion campaign in Division Two.

    Sussex couldn't bat out the day at Hove as Ben Raine took career-best figures of 6-27.

    Meanwhile, the weather-affected game between Northants and Leicestershire ended in a draw.

    Thanks for joining us. Until the next time, goodbye.


    Northamptonshire 206-6 & 299 v Leicestershire 293

    Hands are being shaken at Wantage Road - it's a draw.

    Both sides take 10 points from the game.

    Northants slip to the bottom of the table after Durham won, while Leicestershire move up to sixth on 73 points.

  3. Updated Division Two table

    Durham (384 & 284-3 dec) beat Sussex (232 & 240) by 196 runs

    Here's what Durham's win at Sussex has done to the top of the Division Two table.

    Coupled with Glamorgan's win at Gloucestershire yesterday, Sussex's promotion hopes have been dealt a blow.

    With a game in hand, Lancashire will enjoy hearing the news of the result at Hove.

    Durham are just out of the picture in seventh, four points behind Worcestershire.

    Top six
  4. up for Northants

    Northamptonshire 204-6 & 299 v Leicestershire 293

    Northants keep going at Wantage Road.

    Luke Procter is unbeaten on 14 and Brett Hutton is 22 not out.

    The lead is 210 runs.

  5. Post update

    Northamptonshire 183-6 & 299 v Leicestershire 293

    At Wantage Road, the hosts have moved on and now have a lead of 189 runs over the Foxes.

    It'll be a draw unless Leicestershire can take four quick wickets and score runs with gusto.


    Sussex 240 & 232 v Durham 384 & 284-3 dec

    All wrapped up at Hove, as Ben Raine removes Aaron Thomason, who is caught in the slips by Durham skipper Cameron Bancroft.

    Raine gets his sixth of the innings and ends with 6-27, which are his best career figures.

    That is a big blow to Sussex's promotion hopes, while Durham have a second win of the Division Two season.

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  7. Post update

    Sussex 236-9 & 232 v Durham 384 & 284-3 dec

    Delray Rawlins has started swinging the bat since Sussex lost their ninth wicket.

    He has hit a couple of sixes and is up to 20 not out.

    There are 30 overs left in the day.

  8. WICKET: Bavuma c Azad b Klein 68

    Northamptonshire 167-6 & 299 v Leicestershire 293

    The two batsmen had look settled at Northampton, and now both have departed in quick succession.

    Dieter Klein picks up the wicket of Temba Bavuma, who pulled a short delivery towards the square leg boundary.

    Luke Procter and Brett Hutton come together at the crease. The lead is 173 runs.

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  9. WICKET: Jordan c Eckersley b Raine 44

    Sussex 220-9 & 232 v Durham 384 & 284-3 dec

    Big wicket for Durham!

    Chris Jordan goes, caught behind and Ben Raine has his fifth of the innings.

    Surely it's a matter of time before the visitors seal victory now.

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  10. WICKET: Rossington st Hill b Ackermann 19

    Northamptonshire 165-5 & 299 v Leicestershire 293

    I've jinxed them. haven't I?

    Adam Rossington comes down the track as he continues attacking and misses this delivery from Colin Ackermann.

    It's a straightforward stumping for Lewis Hill.

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  11. partnership at Wantage Road

    Northamptonshire 164-4 & 299 v Leicestershire 293

    Temba Bavuma and Adam Rossington have picked up where they left off before tea, and are scoring with frequency.

    This pair have now put on 56 runs for the fifth wicket, and the lead is up to 170 runs.

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  12. Post update

    Sussex 215-8 & 232 v Durham 384 & 284-3 dec

    Sussex get started at Hove and survive the first over after tea.

    Durham have 36 more overs to bowl the hosts out.

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  13. Very faint hope for Sussex

    Sussex 215-8 & 232 v Durham 384 & 284-3 dec

    Adrian Harms

    BBC Sussex at Hove

    A terrific session for Durham, who took four wickets and reached tea on the verge of victory

    Ben Raine and Chris Rushworth have both taken 4 wickets in the innings, with Raine taking a wicket either side of lunch, and in that spell taking 4 wickets without conceding a run

    Ollie Robinson has provided the post-lunch resistance, but that ended after facing 144 balls he edged to third slip where Jack Burnham took a brilliant diving catch

    Chris Jordan has reached tea 39 not out and in Delray Rawlins and Aaron Thomason Sussex have two players who normally bat far higher up the order.

    There is hope for Sussex, but only just!!

  14. Tea at Hove

    Sussex 215-8 & 232 v Durham 384 & 284-3 dec

    And it's also time for the interval at Hove.

    Durham are still searching for the two wickets which will give them victory.

    Sussex need an improbably 222 runs, or to bat the evening session out for a draw.

  15. Tea at Northampton

    Northamptonshire 150-4 & 299 v Leicestershire 293

    Northants bring up the 150 just before tea.

    They lead by 156 runs now.

  16. Post update

    Sussex 206-8 & 232 v Durham 384 & 284-3 dec

    Sussex have made some progress since losing Ollie Robinson, but it has mostly come through Chris Jordan.

    The England all-rounder is up to 38 not out.

    New man Delray Ralwins is yet to get off the mark.

  17. for Bavuma

    Northamptonshire 130-4 & 299 v Leicestershire 293

    Temba Bavuma hits a single into the leg side and gets his half-century, which has come from 108 balls - including eight fours.

    The South African has his first 50 in the Championship this season since joining the club.

    Northants are 136 runs ahead.

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  18. WICKET: Robinson c Burnham b Rushworth 59

    Sussex 197-8 & 232 v Durham 384 & 284-3 dec

    Chris Rushworth does the damage with the new ball.

    Ollie Robinson's defiant innings comes to an end after just over three and a half hours.

    Jack Burnham takes a stunning one-handed catch at third slip, diving away to his right.

    A partnership of 54 runs for the eighth wicket is over and Durham can smell victory now.

    Delray Rawlins joins Chris Jordan in the middle.

  19. WICKET: Keogh c Horton b Wright 7

    Northamptonshire 108-4 & 299 v Leicestershire 293

    Leicestershire are keeping things interesting at Northampton.

    Chris Wright has a wicket with the first ball of his spell as Rob Keogh is caught at second slip by Foxes captain Paul Horton.

    Adam Rossington makes his way to the square, with the lead at 114 runs.

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  20. New ball taken at Hove

    Sussex 186-7 & 232 v Durham 384 & 284-3 dec

    Eighty overs into Sussex's second innings and the new ball is available.

    Durham don't hesitate in taking it immediately and it's thrown to Chris Rushworth.

    He took three wickets yesterday evening and is coming down the slope at Hove from the Cromwell Road End.

    Into a crucial phase of the game now...