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Summary

  1. Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott scores 219*
  2. Lancashire's Neil Wagner takes 11-111 on debut
  3. Vince & Ervine make hundreds for Hants
  4. Dent & Norwell hit tons for Gloucestershire
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Live Reporting

By Paul Grunill

All times stated are UK

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Signing off

So, that's your lot for day three.

Lancashire are poised to win at Old Trafford, barring an astonishing bowling performance from Notts, but the games at Headingley and Lord's look destined for draws.

In Division Two, it's all to play for between Sussex and Essex, but Leicestershire are pressing hard for victory over Glamorgan, while the pitch at Bristol looks likely to remain one to forget for bowlers.

What will happen tomorrow? 

All you have to do to find out is get into bed, put your head on the pillow, sleep, wake up, have breakfast and and then join us again at 10:45 BST. See you then.    

Day three scores

Here's how the games stand with one day's play remaining:

Division One:

Nottinghamshire 242 & 175 v Lancashire 332 - Notts lead by 85

Middlesex 452 & 76-2 v Warwickshire 468 - Middlesex lead by 60

Hampshire 450-8 v Yorkshire 593-9 dec - Yorkshire lead by 143

Division Two:

Glamorgan 348 & 172-8 v Leicestershire 427 - Glamorgan lead by 93

Gloucestershire 563 v Derbyshire 444 - Glos lead by 119

Sussex 360 & 282-9 v Essex 320 - Sussex lead by 322

Close of play

Glamorgan 348 & 172-8 v Leicestershire 427

Glamorgan will need some remarkable tail-end resilience to escape defeat in a game which swung in Leicestershire's favour on day three. Clint McKay (65) and Wayne White (58) guided the visitors to a 79-run first-innings lead and McKay then picked up two early wickets at the start of Glamorgan's reply.

Ben Raine weighed in with 3-48 and although Graham Wagg (19 not out) remains, the Welsh county are only 93 ahead with Leicestershire well-placed to win their opening Championship fixture for the first time since 2012. Guess who they beat on that occasion - Glamorgan.

Close of play

Sussex 360 & 280-9 v Essex 320

Sussex's last-wicket pair of Ajmal Shahzad and Steve Magoffin survived the final 12 overs at Hove as play ended with all three results still possible. Chris Nash followed his first-innings century with 92, despite being struck on the helmet by Jamie Porter, as the home side built a lead of 322.

Graham Napier took 5-86 and Porter 4-82 for Essex, who will be hopeful of chasing down whatever target they face on day four to make it two wins out of two.

Can you tell the difference?

On the left the old style. On the right the new style. Just tried them on I can see why they might not like new ones

On the left the old style. On the right the new style. Just tried them on I can see why they might not like new ones

Napier takes five for Essex

Sussex 360 & 263-9 v Essex 320

Veteran all-rounder Graham Napier claims five wickets in an innings for the 14th time in his career by having Danny Briggs lbw for nine as he and Jamie Porter set up an intriguing final-day finish at Hove. Sussex have a lead of just over 300 with a minimum of six overs left.

Close of play

Middlesex 452 & 76-2 v Warwickshire 468

Jonathan Trott is the star of day three as he makes an unbeaten 219, his highest score for the county and just seven runs short of his career-best, to help Warwickshire achieve a narrow first-innings lead. Middlesex lose two quick wickets at the start of their reply, but England's Nick Compton (34) and first-innings double centurion Sam Robson (35) share an unbroken stand of 56 and the game appears likely to end in a draw. 

Jonathan Trott
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Close of play

Nottinghamshire 242 & 175 v Lancashire 332

Lancashire will need only 86 on the final day to mark their return to Division One of the Championship with a home win at Old Trafford. James Anderson ends day three by taking the final wicket, with Harry Gurney caught behind for two, for figures of 3-29 from 22.5 overs.

However, the real star is left-arm paceman Neil Wagner, whose 5-45 gives him match figures of 11-111 in his debut appearance for the Red Rose county. Only one bowler has better figures than that in his first appearance for the club and I'll hopefully be able to tell you who that was before long.

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@legsidelizzy Wagner has brought about gotterdammerung for Notts #bbccricket

WICKET Wallace (lbw Raine 0)

Glamorgan 348 & 133-8 v Leicestershire 427

Two wickets in three balls for Ben Raine with Craig Meschede and Mark Wallace adjudged leg-before and Glamorgan are really tottering now. They are just 54 ahead, with a minimum of eight overs remaining.

Close of play

Gloucestershire 563 v Derbyshire 444

Benny Howell is caught by Andy Carter off Shiv Thakor from the final ball of the day as Gloucestershire are finally bowled out, with a first-innings lead of 119 established. Opener Chris Dent hit 180 earlier in the day and there was a maiden century for nightwatchman Liam Norwell, who hit three sixes and 14 fours in his 102, as he and Dent added 168 for the second wicket. Spinners Wes Durston and Chesney Hughes each take three wickets for the visitors. 

What a moment!! So please for @LCNorwell24, feel privileged that I got to what it from the other end!

What a moment!! So please for @LCNorwell24, feel privileged that I got to what it from the other end!

Close of play

Hampshire 450-8 v Yorkshire 593-9 dec

Ryan McLaren helps himself to an unbeaten 55 as Hampshire avoid the follow-on against the defending champions to leave a draw as the most likely result. Superb centuries by James Vince (119) and Sean Ervine (123), plus Adam Wheater's 62 frustrated Yorkshire, but Ryan Sidebottom claimed the 1000th wicket of his career and ended the day with 3-78 from 25 overs.

WICKET Lloyd (run out 18)

Glamorgan 348 & 130-5 v Leicestershire 427

Glamorgan could ill afford that. Aneurin Donald turns for a second run and confusion reigns, with partner David Lloyd the one to suffer the consequences - 51 ahead, just five wickets remaining.

WICKET Bird (lbw Wagner 0)

Nottinghamshire 242 & 167-9 v Lancashire 332

Neil Wagner
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Neil Wagner removes Jake Ball and Jackson Bird with successive deliveries to give him 11 wickets in the match and leave him on a hat-trick at the start of his next over. Notts are now staring defeat squarely in the face, just 77 runs ahead. 

Donald digs in

Glamorgan 348 & 121-4 v Leicestershire 427

Teenager Aneurin Donald is highly regarded in south Wales and a composed half-century off 71 balls, brought up with a boundary off Charlie Shreck, underlines why. But Leicestershire are still in the ascendancy, with the home side only 46 ahead.

Gloucestershire build huge total

Gloucestershire 546-8 v Derbyshire 444

It's certainly been a batsman's day at Bristol with centuries for Chris Dent and Liam Norwell, 72 by Hamish Marshall and now a half-century for Kieran Noema-Barnett. A single off Chesney Hughes takes him to fifty off just 49 balls and then he and Benny Howell each hit a six in the same over. 

However, Noema-Barnett then tries his luck once too often and departs for 58, caught by Luke Fletcher off spinner Wes Durston. 

WICKET Broad (c Hameed b Wagner 4)

Nottinghamshire 242 & 155-7 v Lancashire 332

New Zealander Neil Wagner has his ninth wicket in his first Championship outing for Lancashire as Stuart Broad is taken at short leg. The Notts lead is only 66.

This has been a fantastic bowling display by Lancs. really put the pressure on and got their rewards. #bbccricket

WICKET Nash (lbw b Napier 92)

Sussex 360 & 227-6 v Essex 320

Chris Nash falls just short in his attempt to score two centuries in the same match for the first time. Graham Napier is the successful bowler and he and Jamie Porter now have three victims each. Sussex are 267 ahead

BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Hove:

"Sussex are scoring quickly, but losing wickets equally quickly and as a result Essex are back in this match

"Playing five bowlers, Essex are now in amongst the Sussex lower order, and at this stage all three results are still a possibility."

WICKET Patel (c Livingstone b Wagner 18)

Nottinghamshire 242 & 142-6 v Lancashire 332

Notts are really on the ropes now as Samit Patel aims for the square leg boundary and is caught by Liam Livingstone. Stuart Broad comes out to join Chris Read - luckily for him James Anderson isn't in the attack at the moment after dismissing his England tame-mate on day two. The Notts lead is just 52 runs.

Ervine's resistance ended

Hampshire 403-8 v Yorkshire 593-9 dec

BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at Headingley:

"In his 200th first-class match, Sean Ervine's 259-ball knock has finally come to an end

"For most of his 123 runs he batted with pain in his bottom hand after being struck by a short delivery from Liam Plunkett. As someone tweeted earlier "imagine what he'd have done today if he been batting with two hands"

"Chris Wood, who limped off mid-over yesterday, is fit to bat and has just joined Ryan McLaren."

WICKET Rudolph (c O'Brien b Shreck 39)

Glamorgan 348 & 89-4 v Leicestershire 427

That's a big wicket for Leicestershire, who have not won their opening game of a County Championship season since 2012 - and precious few at any time in the last three summers. Jacques Rudolph edges to the wicketkeeper and Glamorgan are only 10 ahead with six wickets left.

WICKET Ervine (c Bairstow b Sidebottom 123)

Hampshire 291-8 v Yorkshire 593-9 dec

Ervine gone! Milestone for @RyanSidebottom, who has taken his 1,000th in all cricket (fc, T20, od). Ervine caught behind 123. 391-8.

Now that is some milestone for Yorkshire's left-arm pace bowler. Brilliant effort by the 38-year-old, who made his debut in 1997, the year in which team-mate Alex Lees turned four.

Record-breaking April

This is the first time that there have been 4 double centuries in a County Championship season before the end of April

Northants' Ben Duckett (282*), Middlesex's Sam Robson (231), Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow (246) and Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott (219*) are the big-scoring quartet.

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Perfect post work relaxation. @Gloscricket fine batting display. #Bristol #bbccricket

Perfect post work relaxation. @Gloscricket fine batting display. #Bristol #bbccricket

Hope Hamish Marshall's dismissal for 72 didn't cause Dominic to spill his pint.

WICKET Malan (c Chopra b Barker 0)

Middlesex 452 & 22-2 v Warwickshire 468

Same combination, same result as Dawid Malan goes fifth ball. Nick Compton walks to the middle under some scrutiny after a golden duck in the first innings, but gets under way with a single off Chris Wright.

BBC WM's Richard Wilford at Lord's:

"Although the draw must still be favourite, two early wickets from Keith Barker have seen Warwickshire put pressure on Middlesex. After earning an unlikely first innings lead of 16, they have nipped out Gubbins and Malan, both pouched by Chopra at first slip."  

WICKET Wessels (lbw Anderson 16)

Nottinghamshire 242 & 133-5 v Lancashire 332

James Anderson strikes a crucial blow as Riki Wessels plays all around a straight one and Lancashire must have the scent of possible victory in their nostrils now. 

Notts are only 43 runs in front with half their wickets gone.

Hales bides his time

Bet Alex Hales can't wait to get into the action for Notts ahead of the Sri Lanka Test series. Bit of a worry when your rivals for an England place are all scoring big runs....and you're having to abide by a prescribed 'rest period'. 

Look who's been having a net at Old Trafford... 🏏

Look who's been having a net at Old Trafford... 🏏

WICKET Gubbins (c Chopra b Barker 6)

Middlesex 452 & 14-1 v Warwickshire 468

Keith Barker made 81 earlier in the day and now he's struck with the new ball as Nick Gubbins edges to slip. Is there going to be a final-day twist in the tail of a game that has been dominated by batsmen thus far?

Liam looks for consistency

Gloucestershire 435-5 v Derbyshire 444

Liam Norwell
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Here's what Liam Norwell told BBC Radio Gloucestershire after scoring his maiden century for the county earlier today:

“I just thought, ‘try and bat a few overs, just frustrate them, score 15, 20 if you can’ and I’m still a bit shocked, in all honestly. It’s my first hundred in any cricket, so I’m quite happy with that.

“Last year wasn’t a great year with the bat. This winter, I worked with (the coaching team) to just stay still when I’m batting and watch the ball, to stay relaxed when I’m batting. It went OK today.

“Hopefully I can kick on and start to be a bit more consistent down the lower end of the order.”

While I was typing that, opener Chris Dent departed for 180 at Bristol, bowled by spinner Chesney Hughes. He faces 312 balls and hit two sixes and 21 fours.

Sussex raise the tempo

Sussex 360 & 170-3 v Essex 320 - tea

BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Hove:

"Sussex have rattled along this afternoon, scoring 159 runs in 34 overs, and if they can keep going at that rate, they could lead by about 350 at stumps and set up an interesting day tomorrow.

"So far it's been a really good batting track, but it's dry and maybe it will turn on day four?

"Good to see Luke Wright is at the ground with his arm in a sling after wrist surgery yesterday, and   confident he will be back in action soon."

Gloucestershire earn maximum

Gloucestershire 410-4 v Derbyshire 444

Maximum batting points for Gloucestershire as Hamish Marshall hits three successive fours off Shiv Thakor. Handy man to have coming in when you have over 300 already on the board. Meanwhile, Chris Dent bats on remorselessly and now has 177 to his name. Terrific knock by the opener.

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Hard to say if it is the new 'no toss' rule,but only 1 score under 300 in the entire @CountyChamp this week, & plenty over 400! #bbccricket

WICKET Wheater (c Ballance b Patterson 62)

Hampshire 346-7 v Yorkshire 593-9 dec

Gary Ballance's pre-tea bowling spell may not have been one of the best seen at Headingley, but there is nothing wrong with his catching as Yorkshire finally break the 143-run partnership between Sean Ervine and Adam Wheater - a seventh-wicket record for Hants against the White Rose club. 

The visitors still have work to do to avoid the follow-on, assuming Yorkshire would choose to enforce it.

Trott left unbeaten

Warwickshire 468 v Middlesex 452 - tea

Jonathan Trott finishes 219 not out at Lord's - just eight runs short of a new career-best - as last man Oliver Hannon-Dalby is caught at mid-on off Steven Finn after hitting the England paceman for six from the previous ball. Hannon-Dalby's share of a stand of 67 in 11 overs was 30. 

Trott batted for seven hours and two minutes, faced 289 balls and collected 31 boundaries, and this match now looks to be heading for a draw unless something dramatic occurs. 

SEAN ERVINE REACHES CENTURY

Hampshire 343-6 v Yorkshire 593-9 dec

Fine knock by Sean Ervine. Hampshire's day so far at Headingley.

💯 for @slug_7!! His 16th century for Hampshire in 205 balls (12 fours, 1 six) and his second against @YorkshireCCC.

💯 for @slug_7!! His 16th century for Hampshire in 205 balls (12 fours, 1 six) and his second against @YorkshireCCC.

Glamorgan under pressure

Glamorgan 348 & 48-3 v Leicestershire 427 - tea

BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Cardiff:

"Leicestershire's Australian paceman Clint McKay has spearheaded his team's efforts with both bat and ball on day three in Cardiff.

"McKay equalled his first-class best with 65 as Leicestershire took a first innings lead of 79 by mid-afternoon. Then he claimed two early wickets as Glamorgan stumbled to 48-3 at tea."

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I know it's early days but it does seem as if wins in div 1 of @CountyChamp are going to be hard to come by #bbccricket

Tea round-up

Here are the scores from day three of the latest County Championship games:

Division One:

Nottinghamshire 242 & 107-4 v Lancashire 332 - Notts lead by 17

Warwickshire 441-9 v Middlesex 452 (still in play)

Hampshire 333-6 v Yorkshire 593-9 dec

Division Two:

Glamorgan 348 & 44-3 v Leicestershire 427 (still in play)

Gloucestershire 368-4 v Derbyshire 444

Sussex 360 & 144-2 v Essex 320 - Sussex lead by 184

Norwell ton the highlight

Gloucestershire 368-4 v Derbyshire 444 - tea

BBC Radio Derby's Dave Fletcher at Bristol:

"Gloucestershire nightwatchman Liam Norwell reaching his maiden first-class century was the highlight of the afternoon session at Bristol.

"The Cornishman hit 14 fours and three sixes on his way to three figures before being trapped lbw by Chesney Hughes for 102.

"That raised Derbyshire spirits and there were wickets for both Luke Fletcher and Andy Carter as the visitors clawed their way back into it with Gloucestershire reaching 368-4 at tea, still 76 behind."

Look what's arrived in the Bristol comm box! Pasties to celebrate Cornishman Liam Norwell's maiden ton #bbccricket

Look what's arrived in the Bristol comm box! Pasties to celebrate Cornishman Liam Norwell's maiden ton #bbccricket