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  1. James Anderson takes three wickets in one over
  2. Alex Hales out for 34 against Yorkshire
  3. Moeen Ali goes cheaply against Essex
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By Paul Grunill

All times stated are UK

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It's been a hectic day - and that's all from us.

Take a bow Dawid Malan, Jack Burnham, Mark Pettini, Jake Libby, David Lloyd, Graham Wagg and James Hildreth and Brett D'Oliveira, who all made County Championship centuries.

On top of that, Northamptonshire's Rory Kleinveldt hit 24 off one over in his innings of 97, James Anderson took three wickets in one over for Lancashire and Worcestershire's Joe Leach took four wickets in four overs, including that of Alastair Cook.

But pride of place must go to 19-year-old Burnham, who became the third youngest player in Durham history to score a Championship hundred.

We'll be back tomorrow for the final day of action in the current round of matches. Play starts at 11:00 BST.

Day three scores round-up

Division One:

Hampshire 336 & 76-1 v Middlesex 361

Nottinghamshire 261 & 151-5 v Yorkshire 290

Surrey 457 v Durham 543-7

Lancashire 493-9 dec v Somerset 313 & 0-0

Division Two:

Glamorgan 260 & 414 v Kent 488 & 22-0

Derbyshire 324 v Northamptonshire 438-7

Sussex 163 & 113-0 v Leicestershire 473-8 dec

Essex 451-9 dec v Worcestershire 226-5

Close of play

Essex 451-9 dec v Worcestershire 226-5

Worcestershire trail by 225 at stumps and must be on their guard against a lower-order collapse on the final morning, which would leave them vulnerable against the Division Two leaders.

Joe Leach took 5-115 for the home side earlier in the day, producing a brilliant catch to send Alastair Cook on his way for 142, and Essex had to wait until the 46th over for their first breakthrough as Brett D'Oliveira struck a high-quality 128.

Close of play

Glamorgan 260 & 414 v Kent 488 and 22-0

BBC Radio Wales' Nick Webb in Canterbury:

"Kent remain favourites to complete victory over Glamorgan despite centuries from David Lloyd, his first in the Championship, and Graham Wagg.

"Their stand of 215 was a record for the Glamorgan sixth wicket against Kent, but Darren Stevens led the way as they polished off the tail off with the new ball.

"Set 187 to win, Kent reduced that by 22 in six overs before the close." 

Patel steadies Notts

Nottinghamshire 261 & 151-5 v Yorkshire 290 - close of play

Chris Read and Samit Patel
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Samit Patel reached his half-century from the penultimate ball of the day at Trent Bridge, an important innings for Notts in the overall context of the match. Yorkshire were threatening to run through them with the score on 98-5 but Patel (51*) and Chris Read (13*) prevented further damage.

However, the home side are not out of danger yet as the lead is only 122 and the Yorkshire bowlers will be fresh on the final morning - with Steven Patterson the pick of their attack so far, taking 2-17 from 13 overs.

Close of play

Hampshire 336 & 76-1 v Middlesex 361

James Vince (28*) and Jimmy Adams (16*) shared an unbroken 54-run partnership to stumps as Hampshire moved 51 in front with nine wickets remaining - and barring a dramatic collapse, the game appears to be headed for a draw.

Dawid Malan excelled for Middlesex with 121 off 168 balls, and if Vince can produce something similar on the final day, it will do his chances of an England Test call-up a power of good.

Close of play

Surrey 457 v Durham 543-7

An unforgettable day for Durham teenager Jack Burnham, whose 135 was his maiden first-class ton and laid the foundation for his side's huge total. Michael Richardson weighed in with 68 and the evergreen Paul Collingwood was there at the close on 75 not out.

Surrey's Zafar Ansari had to leave the field after a blow on the same thumb he injured last summer, and the home dressing room will hope the damage is not serious. Durham are 86 ahead, but will have to add quick runs on the final morning to give themselves an outside chance of winning the game.

Zafar Ansari receives treatment
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Close of play

Derbyshire 324 v Northamptonshire 438-7

Northants have given themselves a chance of victory after Jake Libby's 102 and aggressive batting by Rory Kleinveldt (97) and Richard Levi (84*) carried them into a 114-run lead at stumps. A total of 184 runs were added in the final session, with Kleinveldt clobbering Andy Carter for 24 in a single over.

Close of play

Sussex 163 & 113-0 v Leicestershire 473-8 dec

Sussex openers Ed Joyce (62*) and Chris Nash (42*) have given them hope of achieving a great escape that Steve McQueen would be proud of with an unbroken century stand in the final session at Hove. 

Leicestershire are still 197 ahead, but the pitch looks benign and having seen skipper Mark Cosgrove go off with a hip problem, their attack will have to work hard for wickets on the final day to secure a second win of the season.

WICKET D'Oliveira (c Ryder b Porter 128)

Essex 451-9 dec v Worcestershire 221-4

Brett D'Oliveira departs after a superb batting exhibition for the home side at New Road. He batted for just short of four and a quarter hours, faced 220 balls and struck 18 boundaries. 

Ansari hurt at The Oval

Surrey spinner Safari Ansari collapses in a heap after being hit on the thumb he needed surgery on last year. He's coming off. #bbccricket

Close of play

Lancashire 493-9 dec v Somerset 313 & 0-0

Nightwatchman Tim Groenewald blocks out a maiden over from James Anderson to take Somerset to stumps without any loss in their second innings. It has been a tough day for the home side, who will begin the final day 180 behind after being asked to follow-on and need to bat for most of it to avoid defeat. 

James Hildreth played the day's starring role for the home side, making 130 in their first innings after Anderson had claimed three wickets in a single over.

Durham pile up huge total

Surrey 457 v Durham 527-7

This is Durham's highest score against Surrey and they are 70 ahead, with Paul Collingwood still going strong on 64 not out. Ryan Pringle gave Tom Curran a return catch after a stand of 57 with Collingwood, and Brydon Carse is his new partner.


Glamorgan 260 & 414 v Kent 488

So Kent need 187 for victory after Matt Coles has Glamorgan number 11 Michael Hogan caught behind. He has figures of 3-80, while Darren Stevens returns 4-79.

The home side looked certain winners until that double century stand between David LLoyd (107) and Graham Wagg (106), now they will need to bat with care to reach their target - and there will be a handful of overs to face this evening. 


Lancashire 493-9 dec v Somerset 313

James Hildreth is the last to go for 130, caught at deep mid-wicket off Neil Wagner, with Somerset 180 behind on first innings. 

Hildreth hit 15 fours from 204 balls faced, but will Lancashire enforce the follow-on? Yes, they will. No alternative really if they wish to win this game.  

WICKET Salter (c Latham b Stevens 19)

Glamorgan 260 & 407-9 v Kent 488

If Kent pick up the last Glamorgan quickly, they could find themselves having to face a few overs this evening at the start of their second innings. Andrew Salter becomes Darren Stevens' fourth victim, caught low at second slip, after adding 30 useful runs with Harry Podmore. The lead is 179.

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Maximum batting bonus points for @NorthantsCCC - thanks to that extraordinary 97 in 69 balls from Rory Kleinveldt #bbccricket

Leicestershire skipper injured

Sussex 163 & 93-0 v Leicestershire 473-8 dec

Mark Cosgrove has had to leave the field at Hove after receiving treatment on the field. More details on his injury when we have it.

Meanwhile, Sussex opener Ed Joyce goes past 17,000 first-class runs as he reaches an 85-ball half-century with a single off Clint McKay.

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Wagg goes at Canterbury

Glamorgan 260 & 396-8 v Kent 488

During that period of frantic activity, Graham Wagg went for 106 at the Spitfire Ground. The left-hander was lbw to Darren Stevens for 106, but Glamorgan are 396-8, 168 runs ahead, and suddenly a Welsh victory is no longer an impossibility - even if Kent remain  favourites.

Sussex openers defy Foxes

Sussex 163 & 91-0 v Leicestershire 473-8 dec

BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Hove:

"The Sussex first innings total of 163 was always below par on a good batting surface, but second time around they are making amends as they battle to save a draw

"However, with only six specialist batsman in the Sussex line-up, Leicesteshire know that a couple of wickets tonight would make for an intriguing day tomorrow."

WICKET Wessels (b Plunkett 15)

Nottinghamshire 261 & 98-5 v Yorkshire 290

Riki Wessels is bowled through the gate and Nottinghamshire backs are to the wall as they lead by only 69 with half their wickets gone. This is the kind of relentless bowling that helped Yorkshire to successive titles in 2014 and 2015.

BBC Radio Nottingham's Dave Bracegirdle:

"Yorkshire are enjoying the better of the final session at Trent Bridge against Notts.

"Bowling better than they did in the first innings, they have picked up three crucial wickets since the tea interval, removing Michael Lumb, Alex Hales and Riki Wessels.

"Hales, who made 34, may feel hard done by as he was bowled by one that kept very low."

WICKET Kleinveldt (c Rutherford b Palladino 97)

Derbyshire 324 v Northamptonshire 389-7

Rory Kleinveldt falls agonisingly short of a second first-class century after smashing three sixes and 13 fours from only 69 balls faced. fellow South African Richard Levi is well set on 59 as Graeme White joins him in the middle. The lead is 65.

BBC Radio Northampton’s Alex Winter:

“An outrageous innings of 97 in just 69 balls has blown away Northamptonshire’s tricky position and given them a handy lead.

“Kleinveldt could smell a second first-class hundred but going for glory over the short leg-side boundary, picked out deep midwicket - perhaps the first ball he mistimed.

“He was gutted, peeling himself from the crease but it’s still put Northants back in charge of this game."

WICKET Carberry (lbw Murtagh 15)

Hampshire 336 & 28-1 v Middlesex 361

There will be no repeat of Michael Carberry's first innings century at the Ageas Bowl, but the first-innings deficit is soon cleared as James Vince joins Jimmy Adams.

Meanwhile, BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James reports that pace bowler Chris Wood is to see a doctor on Thursday after going off with what appears to be a knee injury for the second game in a row. 

Collingwood passes milestone

Surrey 457 v Durham 479-6

Paul Collingwood passes 15,000 first-class runs as he reaches 50 at The Oval with two runs off Gareth Batty. It has taken him 65 balls and included a six and six fours. Good to see the 40+ brigade can show the youngsters a thing or two.

Brilliant achievement @Colly622 15k runs #bbccricket

WICKET Moeen (c Foster b Napier 8)

Essex 451-9 dec v Worcestershire 192-2

Graham Napier and Moeen Ali
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Moeen Ali began his innings with two fours off Graham Napier, but that's all she wrote for the England player as he is bowled by his fellow all-rounder. Joe Clarke is Brett D'Oliveira's new partner.

WICKET Lloyd (c Rouse b Claydon 107)

Glamorgan 260 & 372-7 v Kent 488

The balance of the match tips back towards Kent as Mitch Claydon removes Lloyd with the new ball and Darren Stevens bowls Craig Meschede, offering no shot, for a duck in the next over. Graham Wagg is still there on 102, but the Welsh county are 144 ahead with only three wickets left.

WICKET Hales (b Brooks 34)

Nottinghamshire 261 & 75-4 v Yorkshire 290

That is really unlucky for Alex Hales, who has played with great discipline, as he is bowled by one that keeps low from Jack Brooks. The England opener faced 115 balls in an out-of-character knock, which included five fours. Notts are now in some trouble, just 46 runs in front. 

Alex Hales
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Lancashire 493-9 dec v Somerset 289-8

It's the 36th first-class century for a batsman who mystifyingly has never been given a chance by the England selectors. The latest arrives off 169 balls with a boundary off James Anderson and it is immediately followed by another, and a third at the start of the next over by Neil Wagner. 

The New Zealander ends Hildreth's stand of 139 with Jamie Overton, by having him caught behind for 51. Work still to do, if Somerset are to avoid the follow-on.

Love it @dreth25! Deserves consideration from @englandcricket - one of the most consistent batsmen in Eng. #bbccricket @antgib @fineglance

James Hildreth
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Glamorgan 260 & 371-5 v Kent 488

And there is our sixth century of the day as Graham Wagg follows partner David Lloyd to three figures by picking up two runs off Darren Stevens. It has taken Wagg just 114 balls faced, and he has hit two sixes and 12 fours.

The partnership is worth 215 - beating Glamorgan's previous sixth-wicket record against Kent of 206 by Jim Pressdee and Alan Rees at Maidstone in 1964 - the lead is 143.

WICKET Mitchell (b Napier 66)

Essex 451-9 dec v Worcestershire 187-1

Moeen Ali hits his first two balls for four to cut Graham Napier's celebrations short after bowling Daryl Mitchell, whose downfall ends an opening stand of 179. Brett D'Oliveira is still there on 107 not out.


Hampshire 336 v Middlesex 361

James Tomlinson finishes with 4-74 as Tino Best takes the catch to remove Steven Finn, leaving Tim Murtagh unbeaten on 39. Best doesn't manage a wicket in his first bowl for the home side, taking 0-93 from 19 overs.


Glamorgan 260 & 339-5 v Kent 488

David Lloyd
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BBC Radio Kent's Matt Cole:

"David Lloyd completes his maiden Championship century as he and Graham Wagg (82*) bat Glamorgan back into the match at Canterbury, the visitors now leading by 111.

"At 156-5 just after lunch, it looked like Kent would wrap up victory a day early, but Lloyd and Wagg have punished their tiring bowlers.

"Kent will be wondering 'what if' as Darren Stevens dropped Wagg at first slip when he was on nine, but the new ball is available in a couple of overs, and the next half an hour could be pivotal in this engaging contest."

Northants 'back to Plan A'

Derbyshire 324 v Northamptonshire 325-6

BBC Radio Northampton’s Alex Winter:

“At tea, Northamptonshire trailed by 70 but 7.2 overs later and they have a lead.

“That’s thanks to Rory Kleinveldt who has smashed a fifty in just 20 balls, including 24 from an Andy Carter over.

“Suddenly, Northants can revert back to Plan A - which was build large lead and put Derbyshire under pressure tomorrow.”

WICKET Harris (lbw b Tomlinson 57)

Hampshire 336 v Middlesex 349-8

It's a third wicket for left-armer James Tomlinson as James Harris departs after a stand of 68 in 11 overs with Tim Murtagh. Middlesex are just 13 ahead as Hampshire look to clean up the tail.

WICKET Lumb (c Lyth b Patterson 9)

Nottinghamshire 261 & 47-3 v Yorkshire 290

Steven Patterson again shows his value to Yorkshire as he tempts Michael Lumb into an injudicious drive and Adam Lyth pouches the catch at slip. Notts are only 18 runs ahead and the defending champions sense the possibility of a final-day victory. 

The iffy weather and quality of @YorkshireCCC bowling is rather spoiling our birthday day of cricket @TrentBridge #bbccricket 😕 #NottsvYorks

Kleinveldt races to fifty

Derbyshire 324 v Northamptonshire 307-6

That's ouch as in pain to the ego, not an injury. Andy Carter's 16th over costs him 24 as Rory Kleinveldt goes 4-2-4-4-4-6 - and the South African follows up with two boundaries in the next over, bowled by Chesney Hughes, as he reaches a 20-ball fifty.

Glamorgan pair frustrate Kent

Glamorgan 260 & 316-5 v Kent 488

Kent's bowlers appear to be flagging as Glamorgan boost their total past 300. David Lloyd is in sight of a century and Graham Wagg is warming up with a couple of sixes off Adam Riley. The Welsh county are now 88 ahead and the partnership is worth 160.

The same old frustrations of being a Kent cricket fan have already re-surfaced! #bbccricket

Harris steers Middlesex into lead

Hampshire 336 v Middlesex 340-7

Middlesex move into the lead as James Harris reaches a 73-ball half-century with four runs off Tino Best. His partnership with Tim Murtagh (29*) is worth 61, and it's proving hard work for the bowlers.


Essex 451-9 dec v Worcestershire 171-0 - tea

Brett D'Oliveira
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BBC Hereford & Worcester's Dave Bradley:

"An excellent afternoon for Worcestershire, and for Brett D’Oliveira in particular, who hits a chanceless century (101*), his first in County Championship cricket, in one session before lunch and tea.

"Daryl Mitchell (64*) survived one chance, dropped by Tom Westley at slip when he was on nine, but the Essex attack, as Worcestershire had before them, found it hard going on the New Road pitch."

#bbccricket 100 for @Bdolly09! Wonder how many other families have got three generations of Championship centurions to their name?

No escaping the Premier League

Sussex 163 & 23-0 v Leicestershire 473-8 dec

Seems to a be a high number of @LCFC scarves around the ground today. Have they done something special this week? #GOSBTS