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Summary

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  2. Play abandoned at Grace Road & Derby
  3. No play at Edgbaston or Cardiff
  4. Yorkshire's Joe Root out for 213
  5. Kent skipper Northeast hits 189

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By Gary Smee

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Stumps - day three

So that's your lot on a badly rain-affected third day of the County Championship.

The forecast is looking a bit better tomorrow, so fingers crossed for more play than today. 

We're set for quite a few exciting finishes so please join us from 10.55 BST for live text updates and ball-by-ball radio commentary.

Have a good evening whatever you are up to!

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Day three scores

Close of play

Division One:

Yorkshire 557-6 v Surrey 330

Warwickshire 152 & 4-0 v Somerset 295 & 178 - no play Tuesday, rain

Middlesex 203-3 v Nottinghamshire 354 - no play Tuesday, rain

Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 76-2

Division Two:

Leicestershire 332 & 132-6 v Northants 151 - no play Tuesday, rain

Kent 478-8 v Gloucestershire 337

Glamorgan 42-4 v Worcestershire 456-6 dec - no play Tuesday, rain

Derbyshire 191 v Sussex 468-5 - no play Tuesday, rain

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Close of play

Kent 478-8 v Gloucestershire 337

Matt Hunn finishes the day in style with three huge sixes over mid-wicket off Jack Taylor. Madness!

It brings the 50 partnership up with Calum Haggett and extends the lead to 141. I wasn't expecting that.

Kent 456-8 v Gloucestershire 337

One over left. It's very dark but I think they're going to stay on.

Kent 448-8 v Gloucestershire 337

Calum Haggett is playing like Brian Lara! Or Brian Guava if you were following our fruit and veg XI earlier.

He smashes Craig Miles for another couple of boundaries to move to 30, but it's just starting to rain.

They're staying on for the moment.

Kent 437-8 v Gloucestershire 337

Calum Haggett helps Kent's lead up to 100 as he charges Jack Taylor and drives him over the top for four. 

Nice batting from Haggett who moves to 20 not out.

Kent 429-8 v Gloucestershire 337

But the dark clouds are rolling in again!

Play resumes at Canterbury

Kent 426-8 v Gloucestershire 337

And here we go again. Six overs are left in the day if the rain holds off. Calum Haggett and Matt Hunn are the batsmen in the middle for Kent.

Restart at 18:20 at Canterbury

Kent 426-8 v Gloucestershire 337

Our BBC Radio Kent commentator Ben Watts indicates that there will be more play between Kent and Gloucestershire. If the showers stay away.

CRICKET: Covers off, rain has stopped & we will restart at 6.20pm with 6 overs to the played. #bbccricket

Rain stops play

Kent 426-8 v Gloucestershire 337

With time called at Old Trafford, the only ground we are waiting for a decision from is Canterbury where they are currently off for rain.

I'll bring you any news as soon as we have it.

Close of play at Old Trafford

Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 76-2

And that indeed is stumps at Lancashire, where the relentless rain and drizzle has had the final say.

Hampshire will resume in the morning needing to bat all day to avoid defeat.

Mopping up halted

Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 76-2

No official call from the umpires, but you get the feeling that could be your lot for the day at Old Trafford.

Unfortunately it has started to drizzle once again so the mopping up operation that built up our hopes up has been halted. #LANvHAM

'Umpires look at Old Trafford'

Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 76-2

Okay fellas, time to put us out of our misery now surely?!

Umpires have had a look at conditions at Old Trafford. We await. But it's still raining!! @hantscricket

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County Championship - day three

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With the players off at Canterbury and still no word from Old Trafford let's have a quick look at where day three stands at the moment.

Division One:

Yorkshire 557-6 v Surrey 330 - stumps

Warwickshire 152 & 4-0 v Somerset 295 & 178 - no play Tuesday, rain

Middlesex 203-3 v Nottinghamshire 354 - no play Tuesday, rain

Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 76-2 - rain stopped play 

Division Two:

Leicestershire 332 & 132-6 v Northants 151 - no play Tuesday, rain

Kent 426-8 v Gloucestershire 337 - rain stopped play

Glamorgan 42-4 v Worcestershire 456-6 dec - no play Tuesday, rain

Derbyshire 191 v Sussex 468-5 - no play Tuesday, rain

Click here for full scorecards.

Rain stops play at Canterbury

Kent 426-8 v Gloucestershire 337

A familiar story today as drizzle starts to fall and the players go off.

Looks like some heavy showers are heading into Kent from The Channel - so that could be all for this afternoon.

WICKET Claydon (b Taylor 8)

Kent 424-8 v Gloucestershire 337

Gloucestershire pick up their fifth wicket of a truncated day as Jack Taylor bowls Mitch Claydon.

Can Kent push their first-innings' lead past 100?

'Worcestershire lost 46% of playing time'

Glam 42-4 v Worcestershire 456-6 dec

BBC Radio Wales' Nick Webb reports from Cardiff:

"It's been Glamorgan's first fully washed-out day of Championship cricket since 2013, with downpours around midday followed by persistent drizzle. 

"My colleague Dave Bradley calculates that Worcestershire have lost 46% of their scheduled playing time this season. 

"The visitors will have their work cut out to claim 16 wickets on the final day even if the rain holds off.

"Meanwhile Glamorgan aren't commenting about a mysterious Tweet from South Africa paceman Dale Steyn enquiring about fishing facilities here, though they are searching for a second T20 Blast overseas player for the first half of the campaign."

Here is that 'mysterious' Tweet from Steyn.

Any good fishing spots in Glamorgan...?

'Movement at Lancashire'

Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 76-2

Those two hardy spectators have some action to enjoy. 

BBC Sport's Stephan Shemilt has more from Old Trafford:

"There's movement in the middle. The ground staff are out there and the sopper is trundling up and down one of the covers. 

"It looks like it is still raining, though. Surely we'll have no more play?"

WICKET Stevens (c Cockbain b Shaw 54)

Kent 413-7 v Gloucestershire 337

Ah, that first innings' advantage may be slightly less now as Darren Stevens is caught on the point boundary attempting to uppercut Josh Shaw.

The lead is currently at 76.

Fifty for Darren Stevens

Kent 413-6 v Gloucestershire 337

Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens brings up his 67th first-class half-century at Canterbury as he launches David Payne over the ropes for six.

The hosts are looking like building a decent first-innings' lead here.

No need to rub it in!

We've just had this rather cheeky Tweet from BBC Newcastle's Durham commentator Martin Emmerson.

Can I just point out we have had a lovely three days without any rain in the North East? Pity @DurhamCricket are off this week. #bbccricket

Play abandoned at Cardiff

Glamorgan 42-4 v Worcestershire 456-6 dec

Well, BBC Hereford and Worcester's Dave Bradley is not going to be awarded 'slimmer of the week' - play is off for the day at The Swalec. 

🏏Play is finally abandoned on day 3 of Glamorgan v Worcestershire, with no action today. #bbccricket

Play resumes at Canterbury

Kent 402-6 v Gloucestershire 337

They're back under way after tea and it doesn't take long for Kent to bring up their 400. No extra batting bonus point however, as the 110 overs have been and gone.

'Gloucestershire rejuvenated'

Kent 397-6 v Gloucestershire 337 - Tea

BBC Radio Kent's Ben Watts at Canterbury:

"A good session for the rejuvenated Gloucestershire bowling attack led by Craig Miles who picked up the wickets of Alex Blake and Adam Rouse.

"Josh Shaw was rewarded his his own efforts by picking up the scalp of Kent captain Sam Northeast, who made his highest first-class score of 189.

"Credit must also go to the visiting bowlers for stopping Kent from getting their final batting bonus point, but crucially for the hosts Darren Stevens remains at the crease."

Inspection at 17:00 in Cardiff

Glamorgan 42-4 v Worcestershire 456-6 dec

Good to see Bradders has retained his sense of humour despite the rain.

Another inspection at 5:00 @GlamCricket v @WorcsCCC more chance of me being slimmer of the week #bbccricket

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It appears Freddy may be responsible for that damp scene in Leeds!

My RainDance worked for @surreycricket will be doing the same tomorrow:thank god for the british summer #bbccricket

My RainDance worked for @surreycricket will be doing the same tomorrow:thank god for the british summer #bbccricket

Spot the difference...

However, not much call for the sunscreen at Headingley today.

Headingley
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Spot the difference...

With Stephan's gloomy update from Old Trafford, I thought I'd bring a little sunshine to proceedings.

This was the scene at Lord's on Sunday...

Sunbathers at Lord's
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'This pair are not moving'

Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 76-2

You have to love the hardiness of county cricket supporters...

BBC Sport's Stephan Shemilt at Old Trafford:

"As Old Trafford remains wet and the wait for play pushes towards three hours, my attention is drawn to two hardy souls sitting to the left of the pavilion. 

"There are no other spectators in the ground, but this pair, covered by a blanket, are not for moving. 

"The are sheltered by the huge, red Point building and some dark waterproofs but there only entertainment is the falling rain. They deserve an award."

Tea at Canterbury

Kent 397-6 v Gloucestershire 337

Kent just miss out on maximum batting bonus points as they reach tea on 397-6 off 110 overs.

Gloucestershire take two bowling bonus points.

Close of play at Lord's

Middlesex 203-3 v Nottinghamshire 354

The covers have been on and off throughout the afternoon at Lord's, but a decision has been made and it's off for the day.

We go again tomorrow.

Play has been called off for the day. Didn’t really have a chance, drizzle and bad light hanging around. Try again tomorrow. #bbccricket

It's raining

Glamorgan 42-4 v Worcestershire 456-6 dec

You get the feeling Worcestershire's social media person is running out of things to say. (I know the feeling on a day like today!)

WICKET Rouse (c Roderick b Miles 8)

Kent 393-6 v Gloucestershire 337

Kent lose their third wicket of the day as Adam Rouse feathers Craig Miles to Gareth Roderick.

Darren Stevens, with 13,217 first-class runs under his belt, is unbeaten on 42.

Play abandoned at Headingley

Yorkshire 557-6 v Surrey 330

And no sooner had I typed that, the umpires call things off at Headingley.

A declaration from Yorkshire, who have a first-innings' lead of 237, would surely be the sensible option overnight.

That's it for the day I'm afraid at Headingley with the weather showing no signs of improvement.

'Prospects of play slim'

Middlesex 203-3 v Nottinghamshire 354

With BBC Radio Nottinghamshire's Dave Bracegirdle's news from Lord's, it's looking increasingly likely Canterbury will be our only source of live cricket this afternoon.

Raining steadily at Lord’s once again. Prospects of play looking very slim #bbccricket

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WICKET Northeast (b Shaw 189)

Kent 376-5 v Gloucestershire 337

I'm starting to feel a bit short-changed when batsmen don't reach 200 this season, and Kent captain Sam Northeast can add his name to that list as he goes 11 short of the milestone.

Josh Shaw bowls him for 189 - a first-class best for the 26-year-old.

Another fine innings in this remarkable 2016 campaign.

Not looking good at Headingley

Yorkshire 557-6 v Surrey 330

I mentioned earlier the weather forecast in Leeds was a bit of a shocker...and this is why...

Still no news from the umpires.

Leeds forecast
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Covers on again

Middlesex 203-3 v Nottinghamshire 354

The umpires have been out to the middle at Lord's but they swiftly returned to the pavilion. The rain is back and tea has been taken.

Covers on again. The 15.30 inspection brought more rain and the umps will judge things again after Tea. #bbccricket

Covers on again. The 15.30 inspection brought more rain and the umps will judge things again after Tea. #bbccricket

Canterbury forecast

Kent 367-4 v Gloucestershire 337

The forecast for the rest of the afternoon at Canterbury isn't looking too shabby. Better than elsewhere that's for sure.

Canterbury forecast
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