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Live Reporting

By Joe Townsend and James Law

All times stated are UK

  1. WICKET Whiteley b Rushworth 18

    Worcestershire 43-4 v Durham (target 352)

    That's four out of four for Chris Rushworth.

    He bowls full to the left-handed Ross Whiteley and gets a little bit of movement, enough to send his off stump flailing. Durham require six more wickets to close this match out at Chester-le-Street.

    Worcestershire need 309 runs.

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  2. 50 for Liam Banks

    Warwickshire 83-1 v Essex (target 401)

    Liam Banks

    Warwickshire need at least one lengthy partnership if they're to get a positive result, and Liam Banks has picked up where he left off last night.

    It's a first first-class 50 for the 20-year-old, and he's played positively - with seven fours included in his total.

    The Bears are still 318 runs short of the victory mark.

  3. Listen to local radio coverage

    County Championship

    As some of our games reach a crescendo, why not listen in to some of our excellent local radio teams out and about at the grounds.

    Your options are at the top of this page - we can't guarantee World Cup final levels of excitement, but there are some closely-fought matches to be decided.

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  4. WICKET Groenewald c Fraine b Fisher 8

    Yorkshire 520, Somerset 196 & 167-5

    Close to the perfect start for Yorkshire as nightwatchman Tim Groenewald throws his wicket away. You could argue Matthew Fisher has trapped him though.

    The second over of the day started with two less than deliberate boundaries for Groenewald, edged to third man. After a couple of dots he actually middled one but hit it straight to Will Fraine at point.

    Not really the job of a nightwatchman that is it?

  5. Post update

    Warwickshire 71-1 v Essex (target 401)

    Simon Harmer bowls

    Essex's Simon Harmer almost has Rob Yates with the first ball of the day at Chelmsford!

    He loops the ball up but just out of the grasp of the bowler.

    It's a maiden for Harmer, and a nervy start for the Bears.

  6. Play under way

    Right then off we go on - deep breath in - day four in five matches, day three in one match and day two in another.

    Unless the weather intervenes, only Gloucestershire and Leicestershire will still be playing when stumps are called this evening.

    We're a crumbling Cheltenham pitch away from being all in for a full house. Or from shouting bingo. Or similar.

  7. Stick to cricket!

    Hampshire 409-9 dec & 119-2 v Kent 555

    After completing a 154 with the bat yesterday, Kent skipper Joe Denly was set for more glory with a different shaped ball in the warm-up - but his coach Matt Walker had other ideas...

    Hosts Hampshire will be hoping for similar mishaps in the field as they look to establish a lead.

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  8. Scores on the doors

    County Championship

    Here's how we stand in our seven remaining games - Surrey and Lancashire secured victories yesterday.

    A reminder that all of the games are going into their final day, with the exception of the matches at Derbyshire (day three) and Gloucestershire (day two).

    Division One

    • Essex 245 & 316-9 dec v Warwickshire 161 & 67-1 (Warwickshire need 334 runs to win)
    • Hampshire 409-9 dec & 119-2 v Kent 555 (Hampshire trail by 27 runs)
    • Yorkshire 520 v Somerset 196 & 159-4 (Somerset trail by 165 runs)

    Division Two

    • Durham 212 & 290-8 v Worcestershire 151 & 31-3 (Worcestershire need 321 runs to win)
    • Glamorgan 171 & 171-6 v Middlesex 384 & 342 (Glamorgan need 385 runs to win)
    • Derbyshire 146 & 155-5 v Northants 342 & 122 (Derbyshire need 164 runs to win)
    • Gloucestershire v Leicestershire 252
  9. Mullaney to have knee surgery

    County Championship

    Steven Mullaney

    After Nottinghamshire's heavy defeat by Surrey yesterday, they have more bad news...

    All-rounder Steven Mullaney will miss the start of the T20 Blast as he is to undergo knee surgery.

    The 32-year-old has passed on the Outlaws' captaincy to Dan Christian ahead of the tournament.

    "The injury has been there for a while now and the operation needs to happen to make it right," Mullaney said.

  10. Weather set fair for day

    County Championship

    Once again we're unlikely to see any rain interruptions today, giving us the best chance of getting results in the five games going into their final days.

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  11. Let's get going

    County Championship


    It's judgement day in Division One - leaders Somerset are on the rocks and second-placed Essex are well-positioned to take advantage.

    Things are a bit all over the place in Division Two, with games at various stages, but we'll keep you posted on all seven matches - with a few looking likely to finish in the not too distant future.