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Close of play

Play is over for the day in the County Championship. You can read full reports on today's games by clicking the links below:

Nottinghamshire v Middlesex

Somerset v Sussex

Warwickshire v Yorkshire

Worcestershire v Hampshire

Leicestershire v Kent

Derbyshire v Glamorgan

Lancashire v Essex

Read stands firm for Notts

County Championship Division One

Nottinghamshire v Middlesex
BBC

BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand

at Trent Bridge:

"Nottinghamshire have reached tea on day three still trailing by 63 runs.

"Captain Chris Read is steering his side towards parity and was ably supported in a wicketless session by Brett Hutton, who has compiled a patient 26.

"Middlesex will be mightily disappointed that the new ball, now 27 overs old, failed to bring about a breakthrough, and with 34 overs remaining, they may themselves face a tricky period with the bat before stumps."

Sussex 208 & 187-2, Somerset 274

County Championship Division One

BBC Somerset's Anthony Gibson

at Taunton:

"With the wind howling across the County Ground from the west, Sussex added 175 in a 38-over afternoon session to put themselves in a strong position, leading by 121.

"Their captain, Ed Joyce, led the way, scoring only his second fifty of the season before he holed out to Peter Trego on 66, off 100 balls with 10 fours.

"At the other end, Matt Machan helped himself to an unbeaten 86, as the Somerset bowling lost its cutting edge."

Yorkshire press on against Warwickshire

County Championship Division One

Warwickshire v Yorkshire
BBC

Yorkshire lost Will Rhodes and Jack Leaning during the afternoon session at Edgbaston but the champions look in complete control against Warwickshire.

With in-form Jonny Bairstow and quick-scoring Australian Aaron Finch at the crease, the visitors will look to press home their advantage further in today's final session and add to their 371-run lead.

Worcestershire 478 v Hampshire

County Championship Division One

Worcestershire skipper Daryl Mitchell carried his bat for an unbeaten 206 as they posted a big first-innings total in the game between Division One's bottom two at New Road.

Mitchell faced 413 balls during his 542-minute innings and hit 25 fours, but ran out of partners when last man Charlie Morris was caught behind off Jackson Bird (4-146) and tea was taken during the innings break.

Joe Leach contributed 59 as he and Mitchell shared a seventh-wicket stand of 123.

Maximum batting points for Glamorgan

County Championship Division Two

Derbyshire v Glamorgan
BBC

BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb

at Chesterfield:

"Most of Glamorgan's batsmen have been in the runs as they reached maximum batting points by tea against Derbyshire.

"Colin Ingram, Craig Meschede, Graham Wagg and David Lloyd all took an aggressive approach, and although Mark Footitt claimed four wickets for the hosts, his colleagues could not back up the England hopeful consistently enough."

Lancashire 120-4 v Essex

County Championship Division Two

An early tea will be taken at 15:40 BST at Old Trafford where rain has allowed less than 10 overs of play so far on day two.

Lancashire have added 24 to their overnight 96-4, with Alex Davies 19 not out and skipper Steven Croft on 17.

KENT BEAT LEICESTERSHIRE BY EIGHT WICKETS

County Championship Division Two

Leicestershire v Kent
BBC

Kent completed only their second win of the summer soon after lunch at Grace Road as Joe Denly hit a boundary to take them past their target of 73.

Having taken the final Leicestershire wicket at the start of play, only rain prevented the visitors from wrapping things up before the interval.

Rain affects third morning at Edgbaston

County Championship Division One

Warwickshire v Yorkshire
BBC Sport

It's been a rain-affected third morning at Edgbaston, where Yorkshire have made it to lunch without losing a wicket against Warwickshire.

In the eight overs that were possible, Will Rhodes and Jack Leaning have added 23 runs.

Sussex 208 & 12-0, Somerset 274

County Championship Division One

BBC Sport's Isabelle Duncan

at Taunton:

"Somerset resumed on 176/4 and 1,200 school children cheered on an eventful first session as six wickets fell for 98 runs.

"James Hildreth (82) and Peter Trego (81) both fell to Ollie Robinson (4-79), but Craig Overton wielded the willow for a blistering 53 not out, striking five fours and two sixes.

"They were all out for 274, giving them a 66-run lead, and Sussex openers Ed Joyce and Luke Wells then survived the three overs before lunch."

Glamorgan 216-4 v Derbyshire

County Championship Division Two

BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb

at Chesterfield:

"Glamorgan continued to blast away on the second day against Derbyshire at Chesterfield, adding 49 runs in the 10.5 overs possible in the first session.

"Colin Ingram was caught at third man off Mark Foottit for 89 but Craig Meschede reached 60 before rain arrived.

"Just six overs were lost with an early lunch taken and the weather drying up."

Worcestershire 314-6 v Hampshire

County Championship Division One

It has been slow going for Worcestershire skipper Daryl Mitchell on the second morning at New Road, but he was still there at lunch with 134 to his name.

He added just 29 runs to his overnight score in the 23 overs of play possible during the session.

Ben Cox was bowled by Brad Wheal, but Mitchell and Joe Leach (27 not out) have so far added 55 for the seventh wicket.

Lancashire 101-4 v Essex

County Championship Division Two

Only two balls were possible during the morning session because of bad weather at Old Trafford.

Alex Davies hit the first for four and then added a single before the umpires took the players off the field.

An early lunch was later ordered with the hope of more play this afternoon.

Leicestershire 159 & 123, Kent 210 & 50-2

County Championship Division Two

Kent only need another 23 runs to complete their second win of the summer, but an early lunch has been taken after rain intervened.

Earlier, Matt Coles took the last wicket to fall after Leicestershire resumed on 110-9, giving him 4-43 in the innings and career-best match figures of 10-98.

Facing a target of just 73, Daniel Bell-Drummond and Rob Key were both out before the weather closed in at Grace Road.

Middlesex 374, Nottinghamshire 203-5

County Championship Division One

BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand

at Trent Bridge:

"An early lunch has been taken on day three after rain began falling with Nottinghamshire still trailing by 145.

"Samit Patel and Steven Mullaney were the two wickets to fall in the hour that was possible this morning, with the latter caught for 76 off the last ball before the weather intervened.

"Captain Chris Read is still there on 26 and has some work to do for this side with the new ball available to Middlesex in only three overs."

County Championship Division Two

Play due to start at 11:00 BST

There could be an early finish on day three at Grace Road, with Leicestershire set to resume on 110-9 in their second innings against Kent, leading by just 59.

Glamorgan had the better of day one against Derbyshire at Chesterfield, closing on 167-3, while Lancashire reached 96-4 against Essex on a rain-disrupted opening day at Old Trafford.

County Championship Division One

Play due to start at 11:00 BST

Division One leaders Yorkshire will hope to press home their advantage against Warwickshire, having dismissed the Bears for just 69 on day two. The reigning champions have moved to 125-1 in their second innings, a lead of 269.

At Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire are 180-4 in reply to Middlesex's first-innings 374, while Somerset pair Peter Trego and James Hildreth will continue their unbroken partnership of 140 after the hosts closed on 176-4 at Taunton, replying to Sussex's 208.

Worcestershire ended day one at New Road on 228-5 against bottom side Hampshire, with Daryl Mitchell 105 not out overnight.

Commentaries available on this page: (scroll through the live coverage tab to select your game)

Full scorecards available here

Warwickshire v Yorkshire - day three - BBC WM 95.6, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire and 5 live sports extra

Nottinghamshire v Middlesex - day three - BBC Radio Nottingham

Somerset v Sussex - day three - BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Somerset

Leicestershire v Kent - day three - BBC Radio Leicester

Worcestershire v Hampshire - day two - BBC Hereford and Worcester

Derbyshire v Glamorgan - day two - BBC Radio Derby

Lancashire v Essex - day two - BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Lancashire