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By Ged Scott and Paul Grunill

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  1. Signing off

    Somerset's Dom Bess and Tom Abell

    Another round of County Championship action is done and dusted and hard though it is to believe, there are only six games remaining for the eight teams in Division One.

    Somerset's sixth win keeps them at the head of the pack, with Essex in hot pursuit, and Yorkshire are also in contention following their dramatic late win over 2018 champions Surrey, who surely now have too much to do with a 62-point gap to close on the leaders.

    Plenty of great individual performances to remember from the likes of Warwickshire's Dom Sibley (a career-best 244, the highest Championship score this season), Marnus Labuschagne (106 and 100), Brett D'Oliviera (nine wickets and 103) and there were centuries for England hopefuls Dawid Malan (199) and Mark Stoneman (100).

    Thanks for your company over the past four days.

  2. How things stand

    Following today's wins by Somerset, Essex and Yorkshire, and draws in the four other games, here's how things look at the top of Divisions One and Two.

    Division One table
    Division Two table
  3. Results at-a-glance

    Division One

    Kent 585-7 dec v Warwickshire 574-7 dec

    Match drawn

    Nottinghamshire 213 & 183 v Essex 519-9 dec

    Essex won by an innings and 123 runs

    Somerset 408 & 358-8 dec v Hampshire 349 & 104

    Somerset won by 313 runs

    Yorkshire 327 & 352 v Surrey 362 & 194

    Yorkshire won by 123 runs

    Division Two

    Derbyshire 557-6 dec & 178-6 dec v Middlesex 520

    Match drawn

    Glamorgan 449 & 246-5 dec v Worcestershire 370 & 143-1

    Match drawn

    Lancashire 337 & 247 v Durham 281 & 194-6

    Match drawn


    Lancashire 337 & 247, Durham 281 & 194-6

    It's turned six o'clock and they've suddenly decided to shake hands on a draw at Sedbergh.

    So no century for Cameron Bancroft, but his match-saving second-innings 92 is the highest score of a marvellous first-ever first-class match on this most stunningly picturesque of grounds.

    Even England star Jimmy Anderson, despite his calf injury yesterday, had only good things to say about the place, along with all the other players - and media. "It was an honour to cover a game in such beautiful surroundings," said Martin Emmerson from BBC Newcastle. And it's a safe bet that Lancy will be back.

    Sedbergh School was a captivating setting as the 13th ground on which Lancashire have staged a first-class cricket match
    Image caption: Sedbergh School, once in Yorkshire, now in Cumbria, proved to be a captivating setting as the 13th ground on which Lancashire have staged a first-class cricket match

    Second-placed Lancashire, who an only wonder what might have happened with a fit Anderson, take 11 points from the draw, to Durham's nine.

    The Red Rose, who have a game on hand on Glamorgan, move back within three points of the leaders.

    As for the congested eight-team scrap for the third promotion place, Durham now stand 8th, four points ahead of the new bottom club Middlesex - but only 23 points adrift of Sussex, in third.

    Lancashire are in Championship action again on Sunday, when they head to Wantage Road to face fifth-placed Northants, while Durham are also in the East Midlands at Grace Road against ninth-placed Leicestershire.

  5. Five overs left at Sedbergh

    Lancashire 337 & 247, Durham 281 & 192-6

    Cameron Bancroft into the Nervous Nineties.

    He is now on 91, after his seventh boundary of the innings, off Saqib Mahmood.

    This match-saving effort is certainly worthy of a century.


    Yorkshire 327 & 352 v Surrey 362 & 194

    Duanne Olivier comes up for his final over of the game and finds the edge with his first delivery, but it falls short of gully.

    His second tempts Surrey number 11 Gareth Batty into a drive and this time Adam Lyth takes the catch at second slip and Yorkshire have a dramatic victory with just 10 balls to spare.

    Having been 136-1 at one stage, Surrey lost seven wickets for 23 runs and although teenager Jamie Smith battled away for almost two hours for an unbeaten 24 not out, his more experienced team-mates were unable to see the job through with him.

    Yorkshire take 22 points from the game and Surrey six.

  7. Surrey inch closer to draw

    Yorkshire 327 & 352 v Surrey 362 & 194-9

    Ben Coad has three slips and two gullies in place.

    The Yorkshire paceman has 18-year-old Jamie Smith in his sights.

    Smith leaves anything he doesn't absolutely have to play and it's a maiden.

    Just two overs - 12 balls - stand between Surrey and a draw.

  8. Tykes take new ball

    Yorkshire 327 & 352 v Surrey 362 & 194-9

    A leg bye is the only addition from the latest Jack Leaning over.

    Ben Coad peels off his sweater. Three overs to go.

  9. Coming up

    Here's the list of fixtures for the next round of County Championship games:


    D1: Hampshire v Warwickshire, Southampton


    D1: Essex v Yorkshire, Chelmsford

    D1: Somerset v Nottinghamshire, Taunton

    D1: Surrey v Kent, The Oval

    D2: Leicestershire v Durham, Leicester

    D2: Middlesex v Gloucestershire, Northwood

    D2: Northamptonshire v Lancashire, Northampton

    D2: Worcestershire v Derbyshire, Kidderminster

  10. Batty opens account

    Yorkshire 327 & 352 v Surrey 362 & 193-9

    Duanne Olivier forces Gareth Batty to take evasive action with a short one, but the Surrey veteran responds by square cutting for four - his first runs.

    Four overs to go - new ball available after next one.

  11. Durham homing in on a draw

    Lancashire 337 & 247, Durham 281 & 184-6

    Lancashire have got close again but it looks like they are going to be denied victory here.

    Cameron Bancroft (85) and Ben Raine (16) look increasingly comfortable.

    Eight overs left.

  12. Leaning seeks final wicket

    Yorkshire 327 & 352 v Surrey 362 & 189-9

    Jack Leaning replaces Duanne Olivier.

    Jamie Smith tries to cut his second delivery, misses the ball runs away for four byes.

    Leaning finds some turn and Adam Lyth dives forward from slip to take a catch but there was again no contact with the bat.

    Five overs left - new ball available after two more.

  13. Maharaj shouts in vain

    Yorkshire 327 & 352 v Surrey 362 & 185-9

    Two appeals by Keshav Maharaj in his latest over to Gareth Batty. Nothing doing from the umpire. Six to go.

  14. Bancroft wins private duel with Vilas

    Lancashire 337 & 247, Durham 281 & 180-6

    We're unlikely to ever know if rival skippers Dane Vilas and Cameron Bancroft had any sort of private wager as to who might get the most runs in this match.

    But Bancroft, after following his first-innings score of 77 with 84 so far second time around, has now outstripped the 72 and 85 made by Vilas. The bottom line is that these two internationals have stood out like beacons in this game. And it's the Australian who just shades the South African.

    Dane Vilas (left) and Cameron Bancroft at the toss on Sunday morning at Sedbergh

    Better than that, Bancroft's 83 is the highest score made by any batsman against Lancashire this season, improving on the 82 made by Miles Hammond for Gloucestershire at Cheltenham College back in May. That says a lot about the quality of pitches at the top schools.

    Thanks to Radio Lancashire's Scott Read for that excellent last statistical nugget.

  15. Smith defies Yorkshire

    Yorkshire 327 & 352 v Surrey 362 & 185-9

    Another Duanne Olivier over. Another maiden.

    Teenager Jamie Smith remains on 24 not out. Seven overs left.

    Quote Message: This is terrific stuff by Jamie Smith. He has looked absolutely calm and in control" from Mark Church BBC Radio London commentator
    Mark ChurchBBC Radio London commentator
  16. 'We've got to score more runs' - Moores

    Essex beat Nottinghamshire by an innings and 123 runs

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    Video caption: It's been more than a year since Notts won a County Championship match

    Nottinghamshire head coach Peter Moores has been speaking after the county's heavy innings defeat by Essex left them in deep trouble at the foot of Division One, 33 points adrift of Warwickshire.

    "We've got to score more runs to create more pressure. We've got to bat for longer and put more on the board for our bowlers to play with," he told BBC East Midlands Today's Colin Hazelden.

    "The key is to get 11 guys on the field who you feel are the best team to get more out of the game.

    "When you lose games, you feel it personally. Losing is painful and it sticks to you. You find it hard to take.

    "But you have to find ways to dust yourself down and get up for the challenge. We'll be ready for what's ahead next week against Somerset."

  17. Surrey cling on at Scarborough

    Yorkshire 327 & 352 v Surrey 362 & 185-9

    Gareth Batty is surrounded by Yorkshire close to the wicket fielders as Keshav Maharaj tries to induce an error from the former Surrey skipper.

    No joy for Yorkshire, though, as Batty plays out a maiden over. His 18-year-old partner Jamie Smith is on 24 not out.

    There are eight overs to go - and there could be a new ball for the last three.

  18. Batty the last bastion

    Yorkshire 327 & 352 v Surrey 362 & 180-9

    Bradford-born Gareth Batty is Surrey's number 11.

    He comes onto strike as Jamie Smith takes a single off Keshav Maharaj to advance to 20 not out.

    Batty sees out the over - there are 10 to go.

  19. WICKET Morkel run out 0

    Yorkshire 327 & 352 v Surrey 362 & 180-9

    Jamie Smith plays to backward point. Morne Morkel wants a run. Smith doesn't. Morkel is run out by Tom Kohler-Cadmore's throw to the bowler without facing a ball.

    And just like that, Surrey are on the brink of defeat.

  20. WICKET Clark b Olivier 1

    Yorkshire 327 & 352 v Surrey 362 & 180-8

    After being frustrated by Surrey for an hour, Duanne Olivier makes the breakthrough for Yorkshire by yorking Jordan Clark with an excellent delivery.

    Clark made one run from 58 balls. There are 11 overs to go as Morne Morkel comes to the crease.