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Summary

  1. Durham beat Warwickshire by 4 wickets
  2. Kent beat Derbyshire by 7 wickets
  3. Hants beat Notts by 69 runs
  4. Glamorgan draw with Essex
  5. Gloucestershire draw with Northants
  6. Middlesex draw with Somerset

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By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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Stumps - day four

So, another four days of ups, downs, centuries, double centuries and inspired bowling spells comes to a close.

We'll be back on Friday with live text updates and live ball-by-ball radio commentary from the T20 Blast from 17:15 BST.

The County Championship resumes on Saturday with four matches, hope you can join us from 10:55 BST then.

For now, goodbye.

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Final results

County Championship - day four

Division One:

Warwickshire 313 & 114 v Durham 190 & 238-6 - Durham won by six wickets

Middlesex 423 v Somerset 376 & 202-7 - Match Drawn

Lancashire 394 v Surrey 191 & 107 - Lancashire won by an innings and 96 runs

Hampshire 270 & 223-9 dec v Notts 189 & 235 - Hampshire won by 69 runs

Division Two:

Leicestershire 316 & 43 v Worcestershire 274 & 88-3 - Worcestershire won by seven wickets

Gloucestershire 418 v Northants 176 & 399-8 dec - Match Drawn

Glamorgan 260 & 386-8 dec v Essex 313 & 160-5 - Match Drawn

Derbyshire 492 & 94 v Kent 412 & 176-3 - Kent won by seven wickets

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BreakingGLAMORGAN DRAW WITH ESSEX

Glamorgan 360 & 386-8 dec v Essex 313 & 160-5

And that is indeed it at Cardiff - the match is drawn.

Essex, who have found things fairly easy so far this season, probably came up against their toughest test in Glamorgan who were on top for the majority of the final couple of days.

Essex stay top of Division Two, while Glamorgan remain bottom, but close the gap to Sussex to three points.

Drifting towards a draw

Glamorgan 260 & 386-8 dec v Essex 313 & 156-5

They're going through the motions a bit at Glamorgan now with Jesse Ryder and Essex skipper Ryan ten Doeschate entrenched.

Eight overs to go - five wickets needed. We could see a handshake very soon.

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Ryder restrained

Glamorgan 260 & 386-8 dec v Essex 313 & 129-5

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Essex batsman Jesse Ryder is having to curtail all his attacking instincts in Cardiff.

The New Zealander has 12 from 64 balls as the Division Two leaders try and save a draw.

It's looking very likely with Glamorgan needing five wickets in 14 overs.

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Sounds like the Notts tail fancied Tino Best not at all there. He's starting to look a good signing for Hants - good win too #bbccricket

Late drama at Cardiff?

Glamorgan 260 & 386-8 dec v Essex 313 & 122-5

And so over to our final match left standing, where Essex opener Nick Browne has just been dismissed, lbw, by Graham Wagg for 71. Incredibly it appears the paceman was bowling spin!

Glamorgan need five more wickets in 17 overs.

Graham Wagg's spin traps Nick Browne lbw for 71. Essex 122/5 v Glamorgan with 17 overs left. #bbccricket

BreakingHAMPSHIRE BEAT NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BY 69 RUNS

Hampshire 270 & 223-9 dec v Notts 189 & 235

Nope, Chris Read is unable to bat so it's game over at The Ageas Bowl. What a capitulation by Notts in the last few overs, but a fine win for Hampshire - their first of the season.

WICKET Patel (c Ervine b Crane 65)

Hampshire 270 & 223-9 dec v Notts 189 & 235-9

Is that Nottinghamshire's final hope of victory gone? Samit Patel edges young spinner Mason Crane to Sean Ervine at slip.

And then what's this?! Next ball Harry Gurney goes, caught by Michael Carberry to leave Notts nine down. Is injured skipper Chris Read coming out to bat or is it game over?

BreakingGLOUCESTERSHIRE DRAW WITH NORTHANTS

Gloucestershire 418 v Northants 176 & 399-8 dec

The match is drawn at Bristol thanks to final-day centuries from Northants pair Rob Newton and Steven Crook.

Northants only take seven points from the match after their first-innings' batting collapse, compared to Gloucestershire's 11, but they can take a lot of heart from saving the game.

BEST ON FIRE!

Hampshire 270 & 223-9 dec v Notts 189 & 222-7

Wowzas, Hampshire paceman Tino Best has turned this game on its head in the space of five balls.

Brett Hutton is caught at deep fine leg by Mason Crane off the West Indies quick and Notts are wobbling.

Still no Chris Read as Luke Fletcher comes out to join Samit Patel in the middle.

BreakingMIDDLESEX DRAW WITH SOMERSET

Middlesex 423 v Somerset 376 & 202-7

The weather has the final say at Lord's as with the players off for bad light, the umpires call time.

James Hildreth and Peter Trego half-centuries saved the game for Somerset on the final day.

Incredibly, both Middlesex and Somerset have drawn their opening six Division One games.

WICKET Christian (b Best 31)

Hampshire 270 & 223-9 dec v Notts 189 & 222-6

There's another twist at The Ageas Bowl as Dan Christian goes! Tino Best claims his third wicket of the innings by uprooting the big Australian's middle stump.

Brett Hutton is the next man in with Chris Read nursing a hand injury. It remains to be seen whether he'll be needed to bat.

Samit Patel is the key here you feel, he's 56 not out. Notts need 83 to win.

Fifty for Nick Browne

Glamorgan 260 & 386-8 dec v Essex 313 & 99-4

Essex opener Nick Browne reaches his third County Championship half-century of the season. 

Essex are looking safe, but another wicket or two in the next half hour will certainly make things interesting.

25 overs to go at Cardiff.

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@KevinHandBBC As far as I can tell, it's the first time since two divisions in 2000 a side has drawn its first six games #bbccricket

It's not quite certain that Middlesex and Somerset will draw their first six games - but the match at Lord's certainly looks to be heading that way. They're off for bad light.

Steven Crook hits a century

Gloucestershire 418 v Northants 176 & 386-7

What an absolutely brilliant knock from Steven Crook. 

The Northants all-rounder came in with his side staring down the barrel, but has made a 127-ball ton with 17 fours.

The game is surely safe now.

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Bad light stops play

Middlesex 423 v Somerset 376 & 202-7

Any chances of a positive result at Lord's are now surely over as bad light forces the players from the field.

There are 30 overs left, with Somerset's lead standing at 155, but we'll start to lose overs from now on.

Notts need less than 100

Hampshire 270 & 223-9 dec v Notts 189 & 213-5

Dan Christian is a destructive batsman on his day, and he's beginning to show signs of it at The Ageas Bowl, hitting a couple of fours and big six off the leg-spinner Mason Crane.

Nottinghamshire require 92 for victory.

Draw on cards at Lord's

Middlesex 423 v Somerset 376 & 202-7

I wonder when the last time two sides had drawn their opening six matches of a County Championship season? If anyone's got time to look it up - please let me know at #bbccricket

That's the way the game appears to be heading at Lord's where Somerset's James Hildreth (85 not out) and Craig Overton (19 not out) have all-but saved the match for their side.

Somerset lead by 155 with three wickets and 30 overs remaining. If Middlesex wrap up this innings quickly, we could have an exciting chase on our hands.

Fifty for Samit Patel

Hampshire 270 & 223-9 dec v Notts 189 & 190-5

Well batted Samit Patel. The Notts all-rounder brings up his half century by sending Mason Crane to the boundary for his ninth four.

Nottinghamshire need 115 runs to win. Hampshire require five wickets. 

WICKET Lawrence (b Hogan 24)

Glamorgan 260 & 386-8 dec v Essex 313 & 78-4

I was just about to write that a draw looks odds on at Cardiff, but that may not be the case now.

Dan Lawrence is bowled by Michael Hogan straight after tea and Glamorgan need six more wickets in 35 overs.

Essex's chances of chasing 334 were over quite a long time ago.

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Final session of an absorbing game at Bristol. Join @_alexwinter as @NorthantsCCC battle for a draw bbc.in/22klxlW #bbccricket

Crook's game-changing knock

Gloucestershire 418 v Northants 176 & 357-7

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Northants all-rounder Steven Crook is playing an absolute gem of a counter-attacking innings at Bristol.

He resumes after tea on 82 off 111 balls and Northants now have every chance of saving the game. 

They lead by 115 with three wickets and 34 overs remaining.

'It looks like a draw'

Glamorgan 260 & 386-8 dec v Essex 313 & 77-3 - Tea

BBC Essex's Nick Gledhill at Cardiff:

"Glamorgan claimed the wickets of Tom Westley and Ravi Bopara but couldn't dislodge Nick Browne during the afternoon session. He is still there at tea on 36. 

"Dan Lawrence, who may shortly be opening the batting, has provided good support with an unbeaten 23. 

"Glamorgan have bowled well but may be regretting shutting Essex out of the match with their delayed declaration. This looks like a draw but a reduced lead for Essex at the top."

'Somerset hanging on'

Middlesex 423 v Somerset 376 & 179-7 - Tea

BBC Radio Bristol's Anthony Gibson at Lord's:

"Thanks mainly to James Hildreth, on 68, Somerset are hanging in there, as Middlesex press for the three wickets they need to set up a run chase. 

"Peter Trego helped him add 99 for the fifth wicket, before being well caught, sweeping, by James Harris.  

"Lewis Gregory and Ryan Davies followed him back to the pavilion in rapid succession, leaving Craig Overton to keep Hildreth company through to tea.  

"It's getting darker at Lord's and if these two can survive for another 10 overs or so, Somerset should be safe......IF!"

'Relief around the ground'

Hampshire 270 & 223-9 dec v Notts 189 & 177-5 - Tea

BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at The Ageas Bowl:

"There was palpable relief around the ground when Brendan Taylor holed out off Mason Crane towards the end of the session.

"Notts need 128 with five wickets remaining and a minimum of 39 overs in the game.

"Perhaps Hants batting on this morning for another 34 runs may yet to prove a masterstroke. I wasn't sure at the time, but as this game reaches it's climax I can become a convert."

Tea scores

County Championship - day four

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With our four remaining matches at tea, here are the latest scores.

Division One:

Warwickshire 313 & 114 v Durham 190 & 238-6 - Durham won by six wickets

Middlesex 423 v Somerset 376 & 179-7 - Somerset lead by 132 runs

Lancashire 394 v Surrey 191 & 107 - Lancashire won by an innings and 96 runs

Hampshire 270 & 223-9 dec v Notts 189 & 177-5 - Notts chasing 305 for victory

Division Two:

Leicestershire 316 & 43 v Worcestershire 274 & 88-3 - Worcestershire won by seven wickets

Gloucestershire 418 v Northants 176 & 357-7 - Northants lead by 115 runs

Glamorgan 260 & 386-8 dec v Essex 313 & 77-3 - Essex chasing 334 to win

Derbyshire 492 & 94 v Kent 412 & 176-3 - Kent won by seven wickets

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BreakingKENT BEAT DERBYSHIRE BY SEVEN WICKETS

Derbyshire 492 & 94 v Kent 412 & 176-3

What an unbelievable end to the game at Derby! Kent's Alex Blake smashes his first three balls for six off poor Matt Critchley and it's all over.

Daniel Bell-Drummond anchored the chase with 80 not out, but it was Derbyshire's collapse to 94 all out in the morning which ultimately proved decisive.

Northeast burst takes Kent to brink

Derbyshire 492 & 94 v Kent 412 & 158-3

Sam Northeast smashes a quickfire 30 off 34 balls, launching Ben Cotton for a four and a six, to bring Kent's target for victory down to just 23 before being caught off the fifth ball of Chesney Hughes' over.

Daniel Bell-Drummond continues the attack, hitting big Ches for a six off the final ball to move to 80 not out.

WICKET Taylor (c Best b Crane 71)

Hampshire 270 & 223-9 dec v Notts 189 & 176-5

It's getting tense in Southampton! Mason Crane gets rid of Brendan Taylor as the Zimbabwean sends the ball into the safe hands of Tino Best.

It brings an end to Taylor and Samit Patel's 108-run fifth-wicket partnership with Notts still needing another 129 runs to win.

Was it a match winning stand or do the Hampshire bowlers have enough left in the tank to take the five wickets they need to clinch victory?

Kent easing towards vicotry

Derbyshire 492 & 94 v Kent 412 & 126-2

Daniel Bell-Drummond sends a loose Ben Cotton delivery to the boundary as he moves into the 70s and takes Kent's required runs below 50.

Glamorgan give themselves a chance

Glam 260 & 386-8 dec v Essex 313 & 57-3

BBC Wales Sport Nick Webb at Cardiff:

"Two wickets in the hour after lunch kept Glamorgan's victory hopes alive with Essex having little chance of pursuing a required run-rate of 4.77.

"Tom Westley and Ravi Bopara both edged slip catches to Aneurin Donald, with Timm van der Gugten and Michael Hogan taking the wickets.

"The Glamorgan seamers are running in with a spring in their step with Essex in the rare position of battling for a draw."

Taylor moves past fifty

Hampshire 270 & 223-9 dec v Notts 189 & 156-4

Brendan Taylor is giving Notts a chance of victory as he hits his first County Championship fifty of the season. 

His fifth-wicket stand with Samit Patel has moved on to 88, with the visitors needing another 149 runs to win from the remaining 47 overs. 

WICKET Davies (b Rayner 0)

Middlesex 423 v Somerset 376 & 158-7

Ollie Rayner is causing havoc at Lord's. The spinner outfoxes Ryan Davies and his legstump is sent tumbling.

Somerset have lost three wickets for just two runs.

Couple of wickets in Division Two

Wickets are tumbling with Northants losing Seekkuge Prasanna as he holes out off David Payne. Northants are leading by 83 with three wickets remaining.

Meanwhile at the County Ground in Derby, Kent's Adam Ball falls lbw to Tony Palladino for 23 but Daniel Bell-Drummond has moved on to 65 with the away side needing just 63 more runs to clinch victory.

Cloudy afternoon and becoming interesting as the lead nudges towards three figures for @NorthantsCCC #bbccricket

Cloudy afternoon and becoming interesting as the lead nudges towards three figures for @NorthantsCCC #bbccricket

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Can Someset hold off the Middlesex charge? Charlie certainly believes so.....

WICKET Trego (c Harris b Rayner 58)

Middlesex 423 v Somerset 376 & 156-6

Commentator's curse! Ollie Rayner strikes as he has Peter Trego caught at deep square by James Harris before he gets rid of Lewis Gregory for a golden duck.

Middlesex will believe they have a chance to win this game now. Somerset's lead is 109 with 47 overs left in the day.

Trego hits fifty

Middlesex 423 v Somerset 376 & 156-4

Peter Trego follows James Hildreth past fifty as Somerset continue to edge towards safely against Middlesex at Lord's.

Trego and Hildreth's fifth-wicket partnership has now stretched to 99 and the visitors lead by 109 runs.

WICKET Bopara (c Donald b Hogan 6)

Glamorgan 260 & 386-6 dec v Essex 313 & 46-3

Michael Hogan takes a wicket in his second over of the innings as Ravi Bopara edges him to Aneurin Donald in the slips.

Glamorgan are in with a chance of victory in Cardiff. They have another 51 overs to claim the remaining seven Essex scalps.