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  1. Lancashire skipper Croft hits 100
  2. Centuries for Derbyshire's Godleman & Madsen
  3. Durham's Rushworth takes five wickets

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By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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That's all I have time for today.

Join me again from 10:50 BST on Wednesday as three games come to a conclusion and three games enter their third day.

Oh, and day one of Sussex against Northamptonshire starts at 12:00 BST just to compound the confusing schedule!

Until then, goodbye!

Close of play scores

Division One:

Surrey 323 & 244-5 v Nottinghamshire 182

Lancashire 308 v Warwickshire 202-6

Durham 172 & 98-3 v Yorkshire 323

Division Two:

Glamorgan 351 & 22-0 v Kent 282

Essex 268 & 22-1 v Leicestershire 243

Derbyshire 319-3 v Worcestershire

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Close of play at Cardiff

Glamorgan 351 & 22-0 v Kent 282

Tuesday's final game comes to a close with Glamorgan in a healthy position against Kent.

Jacques Rudolph and Mark Wallace negotiated the final 11 overs of the day safely and will resume in the morning for the Welsh county.

Close of play at Chester-le-Street

Durham 172 & 98-3 v Yorkshire 323

It's the close at Durham and the hosts have plenty of work to do if they are to save this game.

Keaton Jennings has batted nicely for 46, but Durham still trail by 53.

Close of play at Chelmsford

Essex 268 & 22-1 v Leicestershire 243

Ravi Bopara
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Essex nightwatchman Matt Quinn survives for 22 balls to see his side through to stumps at 22-1.

Very much Essex's day after taking Leicestershire's last eight first-innings wickets for 94.

Stumps at Old Trafford

Lancashire 308 v Warwickshire 202-6

Time is also called at Lancashire where Warwickshire have enjoyed a fine evening session thanks to Tim Ambrose (48 not out) and Keith Barker's (57 not out) unbroken stand of 108.

They trail the Red Rose county by 106.

Close of play at Derby

Derbyshire 319-3 v Worcestershire

A magnificent day for Derbyshire comes to an end.

Captain Billy Godleman goes to stumps unbeaten on a career-best 157.

Earlier Wayne Madsen made 109 as the pair put on 251 for the third wicket.

Worcestershire will be glad to get off the field.

Close of play at The Oval

Surrey 323 & 244-5 v Notts 182

Tom Curran falls in the final over of the day at The Oval for 21 - caught in the deep off Samit Patel.

Steve Davies has raced to 45 off 29 balls and with Surrey's lead at 385, you'd expect an overnight declaration.

WICKET Burnham (lbw b Patterson 8)

Durham 172 & 83-3 v Yorkshire 323

Yorkshire are now well on top at Chester-le-Street. Jack Burnham is trapped lbw by Steven Patterson for eight.

Durham still trail by 68.

WICKET Browne (b McKay 8)

Essex 268 & 18-1 v Leicestershire 243

Clint McKay strikes early for Leicestershire as he bowls Essex opener Nick Browne for eight.

The Australian quick now has five wickets in the match.

Fifty for Keith Barker

Lancashire 308 v Warwickshire 187-6

There aren't many better number eights in the county game than Keith Barker.

He proves his worth yet again today with his second fifty of the season.

It's aided a fine Warwickshire recovery from 94-6.

Derbyshire 300 up

Derbyshire 300-3 v Worcestershire

Derbyshire continue to pummel Worcestershire's bowling attack as Neil Broom hits Matt Henry through the covers twice in the over.

The 300 is up and so is their third batting bonus point. Meanwhile Billy Godleman continues on his merry way - the captain is on 145, his best ever first-class score.

Five-wicket haul

Glamorgan 351 v Kent 282

A career-best haul for Glamorgan paceman Timm van der Gugten who finishes with 5-79 as Kent are bowled out for 282.

WICKET! Five-for for Timm van der Gugten as Claydon is LBW for 0. Kent all out for 282. #GLAMvKENT

WICKET! Five-for for Timm van der Gugten as Claydon is LBW for 0. Kent all out for 282. #GLAMvKENT

WICKET Harinath (c Patel b Hutton 83)

Surrey 323 & 194-4 v Notts 182

With Surrey looking to set up a declaration, Arun Harinath is out seeking quick runs.

The opener gives Brett Hutton his third wicket as Samit Patel clings onto the catch.

Seven overs remain at The Oval this evening - Surrey's lead is 335. I think we can expect an overnight declaration.


Essex 268 v Leicestershire 243

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Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara brings Leicestershire's first innings to an end as Rob Taylor drives him to Dan Lawrence at backward point. Bopara finishes with 3-43.

Somehow, after Leicestershire were 149-2, Essex have earned a first-innings lead of 25.

Ambrose & Barker rebuild

Lancashire 308 v Warwickshire 150-6

Warwickshire have one of the most resilient lower orders in county cricket and it's once again showing its worth today.

Tim Ambrose and Keith Barker's seventh-wicket partnership currently stands at 56 as Warwickshire reach 150.

Rouse departs

Glamorgan 351 v Kent 271-8

Adam Rouse falls lbw to Michael Hogan for a battling 65 despite a broken finger Kent 271/8 v Glam #bbccricket

WICKET Borthwick (b Lyth 4)

Durham 172 & 65-2 v Yorkshire 323

What an inspired bowling change by Yorkshire skipper Andrew Gale! Adam Lyth comes into the attack and bowls Scott Borthwick with his fifth ball.

It's only Lyth's 23rd first-class wicket, but a huge one for the White Rose county!

Durham still trail by 86.

Leicestershire nine down

Essex 268 v Leicestershire 227-9

Elsewhere in Division Two, Leicestershire's first innings is in real trouble...

WICKET Leicestershire lose their ninth wicket. Clint McKay drives Jamie Porter to Dan Lawrence at point. Out for 4. 227--9. #ESSvLEI

Fifty for Adam Rouse

Glamorgan 351 v Kent 262-7

Talk about guts from Kent wicketkeeper Adam Rouse! The 23-year-old is currently nursing a fractured finger...

FIFTY | Half-century for Adam Rouse. An innings that has come in two spells, either side of a finger injury. 258/7 #GLAMvKENT

WICKET Madsen (c Cox b Shantry 109)

Derbyshire 264-3 v Worcestershire

Wayne Madsen's superb innings is finally over as he nicks Worcestershire left-armer Jack Shantry behind.

The Derbyshire batsman hit 13 fours in almost five hours at the crease.

His stand with Billy Godleman, who remains there on 131, was worth 251. Sublime batting.

WICKET Sangakkara (c Carter b Hutton 49)

Surrey 323 & 152-2 v Notts 182

It's probably not all that important in the context of the game, with Surrey's lead already standing at 292, but the wicket of Kumar Sangakkara is always a big one.

The Sri Lankan hits Brett Hutton straight to Andy Carter at cover who clings on.

Madsen & Godleman go on

Derbyshire 255-2 v Worcestershire

The partnership is now worth 242.

77.3: 250 up for the hosts thanks to Godleman (119*) and Madsen (107*) which brings a second batting bonus point #DERvWOR #P2bD

WICKET Pettini (lbw b Bopara 36)

Essex 268 v Leicestershire 213-7

Essex old-boy Mark Pettini goes just as he was beginning to look well set for Leicestershire.

Ravi Bopara traps his former team-mate lbw for 36.

This is some fightback by Essex after Leicestershire were 149-2 earlier this afternoon.

Surrey dominating

Surrey 323 & 140-1 v Notts 182

Surrey's batsmen are completely in command. Arun Harinath has just brought up his second half-century of the match while Kumar Sangakkara is closing in on his own fifty.

Surrey's lead is up to 281. Will they declare tonight?

Wickets tumbling around the grounds!

I think I'll have to summarise here, because it's gone a bit bonkers!

Warwickshire are now 94-6 at Lancashire - Tom Smith dismissing Sam Hain and Rikki Clarke in successive deliveries.

Durham have also lost their first wicket - Mark Stoneman was caught and bowled by Yorkshire paceman Tim Bresnan for 28 to leave the hosts 46-1.

David Masters
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Essex are pulling things back at Chelmsford - Leicestershire are six down and still 66 behind their first-innings total of 268.

Meanwhile at The Oval...

Wayne Madsen makes a century

Derbyshire 234-2 v Worcestershire

Derbyshire batsman Wayne Madsen joins his skipper Billy Godleman in the century club.

He brings up his 22nd first-class century off 214 balls as the pair's third-wicket stand stretches to 221.

Things are looking very ominous for Worcestershire at the moment.

WICKET Chopra (c Croft b Parkinson 59)

Lancashire 308 v Warwickshire 90-4

What a debut this is turning into for Lancashire leg-spinner Matt Parkinson!

The 19-year-old claims his second wicket in his fifth over as Varun Chopra tries a sweep shot but the ball balloons off his glove and to Steven Croft.

Chopra goes for 59 and Warwickshire are reeling.

Your Dessert XI

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Dessert XI

Okay, after some excellent suggestions throughout the afternoon, here is the final Dessert XI to mark National Peaches and Cream Day. I think you'll agree it was very important to mark the occasion.

1.Robert Key Lime Pie

2.Alastair Cookie Dough  

3.Sticky Toffee Ponting  

4.Root-barb and Custard  

5.James Mince Pies  

6.Mike Gateaux  

7.Sir Garfield Sorbets  

8.Phil Custard

9.Gareth Battenburg

10.Swiss Roland-Jones

11.Anil Crumble

Umpire: Spotted Dickie Bird

Thanks to everyone who got in touch - we're here every week!

Dickson leads Kent fightback

Glamorgan 351 v Kent 216-7

BBC Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Cardiff:

"Kent had the better of the afternoon session as the fought back from 91-5 to avoid the follow-on in comfortable fashion.

"Sean Dickson made a composed 75 as conditions eased in the same way as they did for Glamorgan on day two.

"Dickson and Calum Haggett (24) were the only two wickets of the afternoon, both caught by Mark Wallace off Timm van der Gugten- Dickson trying to uppercut and Haggett feathering down the leg-side.

"Adam Rouse, who broke a finger while keeping, was forced to retire on 31 for treatment, but came back in on the fall of the next wicket."

WICKET Trott (c Livingstone b Parkinson 3)

Lancashire 308 v Warwickshire 73-3

What a moment for Lancashire's teenage debutant Matt Parkinson! The 19-year-old leg-spinner picks up his maiden first-class wicket with just his ninth ball and it's none other than former England batsman Jonathan Trott.

Trott tries to clip him away on the leg side, but the ball turns, finds the edge of the bat and Liam Livingstone clings on at slip. He'll remember that one for a long time.

At the other end, Varun Chopra has just gone past 50 for Warwickshire.

Hundred up for Surrey

Surrey 323 & 101-1 v Notts 182

Nottinghamshire are going to have some chase on their hands either later today or tomorrow.

Surrey bring up their hundred in the second innings. Arun Harinath has plodded his way to 40, while Kumar Sangakkara has been more positive in his 25 off 29 balls.

Surrey's lead stands at 242 with 29 overs remaining today. Time for a slog lads?!

'Yorkshire in charge'

Durham 172 v Yorkshire 323 - Tea

BBC Radio Leeds' Dave Callaghan at Chester-le-Street:

"Champions Yorkshire look to be in charge of this one. After making 169 against Durham at the this venue last season, Tim Bresnan hit a fine 63 to help his side to a lead of 151 in the first innings. 

"Bresnan received great support from County Championship debutants Josh Shaw and Ben Coad.

"The two partnerships tested the patience of Durham, who had also seen Gary Ballance return to form earlier in the day with 78. 

"Chris Rushworth weighed in with five wickets, but on a pitch of variable bounce, Yorkshire are the happier."

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Division One:

Surrey 323 & 94-1 v Nottinghamshire 182 - Tea

Lancashire 308 v Warwickshire 67-2 - noise stopped play, Tea

Durham 172 v Yorkshire 323 - Tea

Division Two:

Glamorgan 351 v Kent 205-6

Essex 268 v Leicestershire 189-5 - Tea

Derbyshire 214-2 v Worcestershire - Tea

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WICKET Dickson (c Wallace b van der Gugten 75)

Glamorgan 351 v Kent 205-6

Kent batsman Sean Dickson nicks Timm van der Gugten through to Mark Wallace to fall 25 short of a third first-class century.

Adam Rouse, who retired hurt earlier because of problems caused by a fractured finger, resumes his innings on 31.

Noise stops play

Lancashire 308 v Warwickshire 67-2 - Tea

BBC Radio Lancashire appear to have got to the bottom of the noise which forced the players off for an early tea at Old Trafford...

It's now been confirmed that the noise is actually coming from the PA system. #bbccricket

Record stand for Derbyshire duo

Derbyshire 214-2 - Tea

BBC Radio Derby's Dave Fletcher at The County Ground:

"Billy Godleman and Wayne Madsen added 148 runs in the afternoon session as Derbyshire reached 214-2 at tea against Worcestershire.

"In doing so, they surpassed the previous record third wicket partnership for the county against Worcestershire of 186 set by Peter Bowler and Chris Adams in 1992.

"Godleman, who reached his first century of the season with a six, is 102 not out at the interval with Madsen unbeaten on 89."


Durham 172 v Yorkshire 323

Tim Bresnan's excellent knock is over and so is Yorkshire's first innings.

The all-rounder is caught at deep mid-wicket by Jack Burnham off Barry McCarthy for 63.

But he's put Yorkshire on top at Chester-le-Street - they have a first-innings lead of 151.

Noise stops play!

Lancashire 308 v Warwickshire 67-2 - Tea

Richard Wilford

BBC WM at Old Trafford

"There is a break at Old Trafford as Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott refuses to take guard while the building site at the Pavillion End of the ground starts emitting thunderous noises.

"The umpires are at a loss as to how to stop the noise, so tea looks like being taken six overs early!"

Billy Godleman makes a century

Derbyshire 214-2 v Worcestershire

Billy Godleman has played a captain's innings for Derbyshire if there ever was one.

His side had slumped to 13-2 this morning, but the opener has batted brilliantly to bring up his first County Championship hundred of the summer.

200 partnership in 58.4 overs Godleman and Madsen. Derbys 216-2. Godleman 100 off 177 balls 14 x 4 1 x 6