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  1. Trescothick & Chopra make centuries
  2. Snow forces Durham v Middlesex washout
  3. Essex & Worcs in with chance of final-day victories
  4. Who would make your all-weather cricket XI? Get involved via #bbccricket

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By Brendon Mitchell

All times stated are UK

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Stumps - day three

That's otherwise us for another day.

Thanks for spending it with me - and for all your fabulous (and even the less fabulous) contributions to our all-weather cricket XI.

I'll be back for the final day's play at 10:55 BST tomorrow, so I'll see you then.

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Who would make your all-weather cricket XI?

As promised earlier, I thought it'd be worth running through today's all-weather cricket XI one last time...

Sunny Gavaskar, Trent 'Lightning' Boult and AB de Chilliers
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Alex Hails, Sunny Gavaskar, HurriKane Williamson, Shiver-narine Chanderpaul, Sam Northeast Wind, AB de Chilliers, Ryan Tornadochate, Gareth Breeze, John Snow, James Andersun, Trent 'Lightning' Boult.

Twelfth men: Matthew Foggard, Kevin Sleeterson and Derek Thunderwood.

Umpires: Chilly Bowden and Dickie Birrrrrd.

Close of play scores

County Championship - day three

Division One:

Warwickshire 205-2 v Yorkshire 379

Somerset 353 v Surrey 463

Durham 295-4 v Middlesex 389

Division Two:

Leicestershire 174-2 v Kent 264

Gloucestershire 380 & 217-6 v Worcestershire 411

Northants 119 & 148-4 v Essex 441-8d

Derbyshire 331-9 v Glamorgan 377

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Close of play

Northants 119 & 148-4 v Essex 441-8d

The visitors survive to fight another day - although how much longer they'll last tomorrow remains to be seen.

Richard Levi (28 not out) will be crucial if they're to have any chance, however slim that may be.

We're in to the final over of the day!

Northants 119 & 144-4 v Essex 441-8d

As this live text commentary ticks over in to its ninth hour on day three, we're also set for the final over at Chelmsford.

Can Northants survive?

Six down, one to go

Northants 119 & 132-4 v Essex 441-8d

All eyes are on Chelmsford now then, where Northants have another three overs to endure before they can get off the field, dust themselves down and assess what's gone wrong today.

In the meantime, they've sent Mr. Azharullah in as a nightwatchman to join Richard Levi.

Close of play

Gloucestershire 380 & 217-6 v Worcestershire 411

That'll be that at Bristol too, where that late burst from Matt Henry has given Worcestershire a real chance of victory on the final day against Gloucestershire.

Gloucs close on 217-6 - a lead of 186 - with Dent 81* from 175 balls with 10 x 4. Henry 15-3-60-3, Leach 18-5-48-2

Close of play

Derbyshire 331-9 v Glamorgan 377

And that is where we'll leave it for today, thank you very much.

The fine work of Andy Carter and Tom Poynton has dragged Derbyshire to within 46 runs of Glamorgan's first-innings 377.

WICKET Cobb (c Lawrence b Napier) 15

Northants 119 & 127-4 v Essex 441-8b

Josh Cobb
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Graham Napier has himself another, Josh Cobb this time his victim. We're into the final five overs at Chelmsford.

And another!

Derbyshire 331-9 v Glamorgan

Andy Carter, at the age of 27, has a new first-class personal best of 31 not out.

He's sending Andrew Salter to all parts.

Carter's cracking it

Derbyshire 324-9 v Glamorgan 377

There are few things more annoying - or satisfying, if it's your team - than a plucky last-wicket partnership.

Tom Poynton (30 not out) and Andy Carter (24 not out) have now put on 35, with the latter smashing Andrew Salter for four and six off successive deliveries.

'Ave it.

Any late drama at Bristol?

Gloucestershire 380 & 210-6 v Worcestershire 411

There are three overs left of day three in Bristol.

Chris Dent has very much dropped anchor, now on 78 from 168 balls, while Jack Taylor is with him and unbeaten on five. Can they see it through to the close?

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Looked before tea like Surrey might earn the follow-on option. But maybe a lead of 110 still gives chance of a result? Hope so! #bbccricket


Gloucestershire 380 & 207-6 v Worcestershire 411

Matt Henry has officially turned this game on its head!

The Worcestershire seamer first gets rid of George Hankins for five, and then sends Kieran Noema-Barnett back to the hutch just two balls later.

He has now clean bowled each of Gloucestershire's last three batsmen. Top work.

WICKET Fletcher (c Hogan b Meschede) 6

Derbyshire 295-9 v Glamorgan 377

Luke Fletcher has now holed out to Craig Meschede at Derby, with the hosts still 82 runs behind.

A flurry of third-evening wickets - and another couple to tell you about at Bristol too!...

WICKET Wakely (lbw b Porter) 13

Northants 119 & 112-3 v Essex 441-8d

This is increasingly looking like a matter of when rather than if.

Alex Wakely is the latest Northants batsman to go - again to Jamie Porter - and the visitors are 112-3, still 210 in arrears.

Close of play

Somerset 353 v Surrey 463

The wicket of Tim Groenewald was, sadly, the very last act of the day at The Oval.

It's hard to say anything other than a draw coming out of day four, but you never know what the captains might come up with.

WICKET Marshall (b Henry) 17

Gloucestershire 380 & 192-4 v Worcestershire 411

Another one has bitten the dust in Brizzle.

Hamish Marshall is cleaned up by Matt Henry, bringing George Hankins to the crease. Chris Dent has around nine overs to take his score from 72 to 100.

Bad light stops play

Surrey 0-0 & 463 v Somerset 353

Hang about, maybe we won't be tucking in to those final 16 overs at The Oval after all...

That looks ominous..and now it is raining

That looks ominous..and now it is raining

Derbyshire 274-8 v Glamorgan 377

Here's BBC Radio Wales' Nick Webb with a late entry for #bbccricket tweet of the day...

Swipe me with a wet haddock. Cricket about to break out on the Derby Riviera at 1800. #bbccricket…

The state of play elsewhere

Away from Derby, here's how many overs that are to be bowled in the other three matches still in play this evening (bad light and weather permitting, needless to say):

  • Surrey 0-0 & 463 v Somerset 353 - 16 overs
  • Northants 119 & 92-2 v Essex 441-8d - 16 overs
  • Gloucestershire 189-3 & 380 v Worcestershire 411 - 12 overs

In essence, don't go away folks!

WICKET Groenewald (c Foakes b Batty) 1

Somerset 353 all out v Surrey 463

Tim Groenewald's departure, via the bowling of Gareth Batty, means Somerset's innings is over. Lewis Gregory is the last man standing, only three runs shy of his third first-class 50.

Play to resume at Derby

Derbyshire 274-8 v Glamorgan 377

Well they're certainly not done for the day at Derby, no siree. They're on their way back out at 18:00 BST, with 13 overs still to bowl.

Re-start at Derby at 6pm with 13 overs remaining.

WICKET Duckett (lbw b Porter) 58

Northants 119 & 87-2 v Essex 441-8d

Now then, this is a biggie. A game changer, potentially.

Ben Duckett, who'd batted so well to reach 58, has fallen lbw to Jamie Porter - the Essex seamer's 20th County Championship victim of the season already.

Northants, following on, still trail by 235.

WICKET Leach (lbw b Batty) 9

Somerset 347-9 v Surrey 463

Somerset are doing well to eek out every last little run here, but Jack Leach is the latest to fall, going lbw to Gareth Batty.

Tim Groenewald is the last man in - can he at least stick around long enough to help Lewis Gregory (41 not out) to his half-century?

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Who would make your all-weather cricket XI?

Great work, boys and girls. To have these still trickling through at this time is a superb effort. We'll do a little recap of our all-weather cricket first XI at the close.

#bbccricket How about Ben Raine for the all weather cricket XI?

WICKET Libby (c Browne b Napier) 18

Northants 119 & 72-1 v Essex 441-8d

But now Ben Duckett's lost his partner, as Graham Napier gets rid of Jake Libby for 18. A pretty important breakthrough for Essex is that - the hosts could've be forgiven for becoming a little frustrated with that opening stand.

Duckett makes 50

Northants 119 & 72-0 v Essex 441-8d

Ben Duckett
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All things considered, that's a very fine and resilient effort from Northants opener Ben Duckett, who moves on to 52 from 53 balls.

The visitors are still 250 runs behind at Chelmsford, mind you.

And then there were four

Just four matches are left standing on this third day then, with Derbyshire and Glamorgan still waiting to see if they're able to make it back on this evening.

Further inspection at Derby at 5.40pm - wet outfield.

Close of play

Warwickshire 205-2 v Yorkshire 379

Unsurprisingly, the umpires have decided to knock things on the head at Edgbaston too.

That's been a very solid day for Warwickshire, with opener Varun Chopra compiling an important century before rain and sleet brought about an early end.

WICKET Overton (c Ansari b Rampaul) 44

Somerset 322-8 v Surrey 463

Somerset have their third batting point and they've avoided the follow-on too... But they've now lost Craig Overton for 44, to what Somerset's Twitter account has described as a "sensational catch" from Zafar Ansari.

Ravi Rampaul also has his five-for, well bowled.

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Kevin Pietersen
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#bbccricket what about Kevin Sleeterson pretty apt for today's weather

Rain is falling...

Warwickshire 205-2 v Yorkshire 379

As it continues to get darker and darker here in Birmingham it's now started to rain too. I wouldn't be particularly optimistic about any further play at Edgbaston this evening.

Close of play

Leicestershire 174-2 v Kent 264

The umpires have decided that'll be that for the day at Grace Road. Leicestershire will resume the final day on 174-2 and, of course, with Mark Cosgrove on the brink of his ton.

No further play on day 3 at Leicester after just 45 overs of play. We hope to resume tomorrow at 11am to earn some bowling bonus points.


Gloucestershire 380 & 158-3 v Worcestershire 411

Now then, could we be in for a little twist down in Bristol?

First Ian Cockbain is caught and bowled by Joe Leach for 67 and then, three balls later, Gareth Roderick is trapped in front by the same bowler without scoring.

Gloucestershire are still 127 runs ahead and, you'd have thought, still in no huge danger. But then you just never know.

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Who would make your all-weather cricket XI?

Come on then, as we stumble towards 17:00 BST, any more for any more?

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That's more like it

Northants 119 & 40-0 v Essex 441-8d

Northants appear to have got their act together following their first-innings shocker, as BBC Radio Northampton's Alex Winter explains:

“Fired out for just 119 in 32.5 overs, Northamptonshire now face a huge fight to save the game.

"Ben Duckett has at least given them a positive start following-on 322 behind with several wicked pulls.

"Jamie Porter took his second five-wicket haul of the season earlier and now Essex have a day and a bit to find another 10 wickets.

“The temperature has dived again here and Graham Napier and Dan Lawrence are both fielding in beanie hats.”

There's no business like snow business

Leicestershire 174-2 v Kent 264

I know, it's been a long couple of days. The snow continues to fall at Grace Road and Mark Cosgrove looks increasingly likely to be set for a restless night on 99.

Somerset 293-7 v Surrey 463

In our only Division One match currently in play, Craig Overton and Lewis Gregory have combined very nicely to lead a Somerset recovery at The Oval.

The lower-order pair have shared 54 for the eighth wicket, and dragged the visitors to within 20 runs of avoiding the follow on.

Bad light stops play

Warwickshire 205-2 v Yorkshire 379

We're off again. Clouds look filthy above. Warwickshire are 205-2 in the 62nd over. Chopra 101 and Trott 38.

Again, with our office based in Birmingham, I can definitely vouch for this one. Filthy indeed. Heavy rain showers are very much forecast...