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Live Reporting

By Gary Smee and Ben Pheazey

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    With stumps at Wantage Road, that's us done for today.

    We'll be back tomorrow with two games remaining in Division One and three in Division Two.

    Hope you can join us then.

    Simon Harmer
  2. End of day three at Northampton

    Northants 217 & 315 v Durham 131 & 212-8 - Target 402

    Big shout for lbw but it looked too high and Matt Salisbury may have hit that.

    A play and a miss outside off stump.

    Edged just past Keogh at gully! The batsmen decide not to run.

    Another light meter reading.,.. We're going off and that's stumps on day three.

  3. New ball at Northampton

    Northants 217 & 315 v Durham 131 & 212-8 - Target 402

    Another ball tucked away to leg for four by Eckersley off Bracewell.

    A light meter reading is being taken by Umpire Russell Warren...

    But the new ball has been taken and Ben Sanderson is coming on!

  4. 78 wickets for Harmer

    Result: Essex beat Surrey by an innings & 40 runs

    Essex spinner SImon Harmer now has 78 wickets at 18.11 this season.

    That's six more than the 72 he took when Essex won the title in 2017.

    A good omen?

    Simon Harmer
  5. 50 for Ned Eckersley

    Northants 217 & 315 v Durham 131 & 208-8 - Target 402

    Doug Bracewell is bowling round the wicket with three slips, a gully and a short leg.

    A short ball and Eckersley ducks.

    Full this time and tickled round the corner for four!

    That's his 50 in 114 balls with seven fours.

    Ned Eckersley
  6. Post update

    So, just the Division Two game between Northants and Durham remains this evening...

  7. Essex go top

    Result: Essex beat Surrey by an innings & 40 runs

    And here is that updated table after Essex's victory and Somerset's defeat at Hants earlier...

  8. Gloomy at Northampton

    Northants 217 & 315 v Durham 131 & 200-8 - Target 402

    Another chat between Umpires Peter Hartley and Russell Warren...

    Doug Bracewell is coming on.


    Essex (395) beat Surrey (174 & 181) by an innings and 40 runs

    All over!

    It took a while to get there, but Simon Harmer finishes things by bowling Morne Morkel.

    The Essex spinner finishes with 7-58.

    Essex go top of Division One and lead Somerset by 12 points heading into their vital clash next week. Can't wait.

    Simon Harmer
  10. Northants turn to spin

    Northants 217 & 315 v Durham 131 & 200-8 - Target 402

    They'll be desperate to stay out there for as long as possible.

    The umpires are getting twitchy about the light so on comes the spinner Rob Keogh.

    Ned Eckersley takes a single off the first ball to square leg and there's the Durham 200.

  11. Stumps at Trent Bridge

    Notts 498 & 105-5 v Warwickshire 488

    Day three comes to a close in Nottingham, with the hosts in a bit of trouble.

    Joe Clarke is still there on 59, but they've lost five wickets and lead by just 115.

    Earlier, Warwickshire's Dom Sibley carried his bat for 215.

  12. Post update

    Essex 395 v Surrey 174 & 176-9

    Simon Harmer

    Still waiting for that final wicket at Chelmsford.

    Morne Morkel has been batting for 96 minutes now!

  13. End of day three at Headingley

    Yorks 269 & 44-6 v Kent 482-8 dec & 337-7 dec - Target 551

    Tattersall gets a single to square leg off Stevens and will hope that's his last ball tonight.

    Bresnan is beaten outside the off peg with a bit of nip away on a good length.

    Another play and miss off the last ball and another deflating day at HQ for Yorkshire is over.

    Darren Stevens finishes day three with 4-12.

    Yorkshire lost three wickets for no runs in 11 balls in that session.

    Darren Stevens
  14. WICKET Evison b Hannon-Dalby 12

    Notts 498 & 99-5 v Warwickshire 488

    A wicket late in the day at Trent Bridge...

    Debutant Joey Evison is a little late on a full, straight one from Oliver Hannon-Dalby and the off stump flies out of the ground.

    Paul Coughlin comes in for the final couple of overs of day three.

  15. Stumps at Old Trafford

    Lancs 259 & 289-8 v Middlesex 337

    It's also the close at Lancashire.

    The Division Two champions have a lead of 211 with a couple of wickets remaining. Should be a cracking final day on Thursday.

    Liam Livingstone
  16. Yorkshire on the slide at Headingley

    Yorks 269 & 43-6 v Kent 482-8 dec & 337-7 dec - Target 551

    Jonny Tattersall and Tim Bresnan are trying to bat out the rest of day three.

    Darren Stevens has 4-11 in this dig.

    Tattersall plays out a Darren Steven's tenth over - a maiden.

    Tim Bresnan is in block mode against Matt Milnes. Maiden. One over left tonight.

  17. Close of play

    Glamorgan 435 & 251-5 dec v Leics 263 & 32-2 - target 424

    Glamorgan are still huge outsiders for promotion, but at least they're giving themselves a chance heading into the final round.

    They should wrap up victory against bottom side Leicestershire tomorrow and take the maximum 24 points from the game.

    Glamorgan celebrate
  18. Post update

    Essex 395 v Surrey 174 & 168-9

    Surrey number 11 Amar Virdi skips down the track to Simon Harmer and smacks the six-wicket man to the leg-side boundary.

    Harmer's not impressed.

  19. WICKET Patterson c Crawley b Milnes 0

    Yorks 269 & 43-6 v Kent 482-8 dec & 337-7 dec - Target 551

    Still four overs left tonight and you can't rule out Kent prizing another one out.

    There's another one!

    Steven Patterson is squared up by Matt Milnes and Zak Crawley holds on to a sharp chance off the shoulder of the bat, diving at full stretch.

    They can't wrap this up tonight can they?!

  20. for Clarke

    Notts 498 & 90-4 v Warwickshire 488

    Joe Clarke's fine individual match continues as he goes to fifty.

    It's taken the 23-year-old just 59 balls. Can he get to a second century?

    Not tonight. Six overs to go at Trent Bridge.