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  1. Leicestershire beat Essex by 4 wickets
  2. Surrey beat Notts by 228 runs
  3. Ansari takes 6-36 as Notts skittled for 157
  4. Durham's Jennings hits 185 not out
  5. Derbyshire captain Godleman hits 204

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By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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That's it from me today I'm afraid. There's still about an hour left in the Sussex v Northants game at Arundel.

You can still listen to live radio commentary of that one by clicking on the live coverage tab at the top of this page.

My colleague Paul Grunill will be back tomorrow morning.

Until then, goodbye.

Close of play at Derby

Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 24-1 (f/o)

CLOSE: That's the end of a quite superb day for #DCCC. @WorcsCCC close on 24-1, trailing by 279 going into the final day #DERvWOR #P2bD


Sussex 178 v Northants

Rob Keogh picks up the final wicket of Ajmal Shahzad. Northants will have 22 overs to bat this evening.


Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 159-6

That's it, Essex suffer their first County Championship defeat of the season.

Neil Dexter takes of couple of David Masters and Leicestershire reach their target of 159 with 11 balls to spare.

It was touch and go for a bit, but the Foxes just about stumbled over the line.

Leicestershire need two off two overs

Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 157-6

Ned Eckersley hits the last ball of Ravi Bopara's over to the boundary to put Leicestershire in touching distance of victory.

Leicestershire need 9 off 18 balls

Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 150-6

Neil Dexter flashes a four over the slips off David Masters and the equation is suddenly looking less daunting for Leicestershire.

Nine needed off the last three overs.

Wicket at Derby

Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 17-1

This is turning into something of a nightmare day for Worcetershire. Skipper Daryl Mitchell is out for the second time today.

4.6: WICKET! @Cotts1993 has Mitchell caught at gully for six and @WorcsCCC are 12-1, trailing by 291 #DERvWOR #P2bD

4.6: WICKET! @Cotts1993 has Mitchell caught at gully for six and @WorcsCCC are 12-1, trailing by 291 #DERvWOR #P2bD

WICKET Ali (c Foster b Bopara 7)

Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 143-6

This match is not over yet! Aadil Ali nicks Ravi Bopara behind with Leicestershire still needing 16 for victory.

Less than five overs remain.

Stumps at Chester-le-Street

Durham 172 & 452-8 v Yorkshire 323

A memorable day for Keaton Jennings and Durham comes to a close.

Jennings batted throughout for his 185 and Durham's lead has grown to 301.

What a final day we have in store there!

Close of play at Old Trafford

Lancashire 308 & 170-5 v Warwickshire 263

It's stumps at Old Trafford with Lancashire opener Haseeb Hameed on 81 and Liam Livingstone on 39.

Lancashire's lead is 215 heading into the final day.

WICKET Robson (c ten Doeschate b Masters 56)

Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 134-5

Oh my word, what are Leicestershire doing at Chelmsford?! Angus Robson goes in the same manner as Mark Pettini, caught at mid-off for 56.

Leicestershire only need 25, surely they can't make a mess of this?!

Aadil Ali and Neil Dexter are both on nought.

WICKET Pettini (c ten Doeschate b Bopara 16)

Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 134-4

Essex old-boy Mark Pettini can't see his new side home as he chips Ravi Bopara to Ryan ten Doeschate at mid-off.

Leicestershire need 25 off eight overs.

Derbyshire enforce the follow-on

Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 4-0

PLAY: Unsurprisingly, #DCCC have enforced the follow-on. @WorcsCCC begin their second innings 303 behind #DERvWOR

PLAY: Unsurprisingly, #DCCC have enforced the follow-on. @WorcsCCC begin their second innings 303 behind #DERvWOR

WICKET Cosgrove (c Mickleburgh b Masters 38)

Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 116-3

Mark Cosgrove's assault on Essex's bowlers ends at the hands of David Masters.

The Leicestershire skipper smashed six fours and one maximum in his 21-ball cameo to take his side within 43 of victory.

They've got 11 overs to do it.


Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164

It's not often being bowled out for 164 resembles a decent effort - but considering Worcestershire were 18-5 at one stage, their first-innings' total is not too bad.

However, they still trail by 303 and the follow-on will surely be enforced by Derbyshire.

Joe Leach bowled
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First-class best for Jennings

Durham 172 & 433-8 v Yorkshire 323

And boy does Keaton Jennings deserve it! The Durham opener moves to a career-best 178 not out.

Durham's advantage is 282.

Back on at Old Trafford

Lancashire 308 & 145-5 v Warwickshire 263

Play about to restart with 8 overs left today. @LancsCCC 145-5 lead by 190 runs #LANvWAR

Sussex eight down

Sussex 146-8 v Northants

WICKET.. Nash's innings comes to an end, he makes a fine 75, caught behind by Murphy off Gleeson. Sussex 146 for 8. Magoffin the new man in

Leicestershire on the charge

Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 93-2

Leicestershire are really going for it now with 40 coming off the last four overs at Chelmsford.

Angus Robson reaches his second fifty of the match off 62 balls, while skipper Mark Cosgrove has smashed 20 off 12.

Leicestershire need 66 off 14 overs.

Sanderson ruins the party

Sussex 146-7 v Northants

Boo Ben Sanderson! The Northants right-armer claims the seventh wicket of the innings as he removes Ollie Robinson.

There will be no 10-wicket haul for Azharullah today. More importantly for Northants - they're well on top at Arundel.

Six for Azharullah

Sussex 139-6 v Northants

Northants fast bowler Azharullah now has all six Sussex wickets as Ben Brown edges him behind at Arundel.

Are we about to see a 10-fer?! Ottis Gibson was the last man to do it in county cricket when he took 10-47 for Durham in 2007 against Hampshire.

Bad light stops play

Lancashire 308 & 145-5 v Warwickshire 263

The umpires have deemed it too dark at Old Trafford and they are coming off.

Lancashire opener Haseeb Hameed has now faced 198 balls for his 74 while Liam Livingstone is 21 not out.

The Red Rose lead by 190.

WICKET Taylor (b Quinn 4)

Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 53-2

Leicestershire are making heavy weather of this chase.

Rob Taylor's promotion doesn't pay off as his stumps are sent flying by Essex paceman Matt Quinn.

Leicestershire skipper Mark Cosgrove is the new man in with 106 required off 18 overs.

Matt Quinn
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Five-wicket haul

Sussex 134-5 v Northants

Azharullah is on for all 10 here! The Northants fast bowler takes his fifth of the innings as Matt Machan nicks him behind.

He'd only taken seven wickets all season before today - cricket's a mad game sometimes!

WICKET Arshad (c Hodd b Coad 84)

Durham 172 & 408-7 v Yorkshire 323

A simply sublime innings from Durham's number eight Usman Arshad comes to an end as he nicks Ben Coad behind.

The 23-year-old's seventh-wicket stand with Keaton Jennings was worth 156 - could that be a match-winning partnership?

Durham reach 400

Durham 172 & 403-6 v Yorkshire 323

Where on earth are Yorkshire going to find a wicket at Chester-le-Street? Keaton Jennings and Usman Arshad's seventh-wicket stand is now worth 151, with Arshad 17 short of a maiden first-class hundred.

Jennings, who has batted throughout day three, is also approaching his own milestone - he's 10 short of his first-class best of 177 not out.

Durham lead by 253.

WICKET Horton (c ten Doeschate b Bopara 15)

Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 37-1

Leicestershire aren't going to have this chase all their own way.

Ravi Bopara gets the breakthrough for Essex as Paul Horton pulls him into the hands of Ryan ten Doeschate in the deep.

Rob Taylor is elevated up the order to try and up the run-rate. Leicestershire need 122 off 21.2 overs.

Tea at Arundel

Sussex 127-4 v Northants

Northants paceman Azharullah has all four wickets to fall in the first session. Chris Nash is unbeaten on 71.

127-4 @SussexCCC at tea on a wicket offering help to the bowlers @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

127-4 @SussexCCC at tea on a wicket offering help to the bowlers @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

Haseeb Hameed a rock for Lancashire

Lancashire 308 & 122-5 v Warwickshire 263

The teenage opener has faced 166 balls so far.

Lancashire 122-5 after 54 with Hameed 66* & Livingstone 6* lead by 167 runs after losing 3 quick wickets #bbccricket

Lancashire 122-5 after 54 with Hameed 66* & Livingstone 6* lead by 167 runs after losing 3 quick wickets #bbccricket

Leicestershire starting to accelerate

Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 35-0

The boundaries are starting to come in Leicestershire's pursuit of 159 now.

Angus Robson and Paul Horton have two apiece - the Foxes need 124 in 23.3 overs.


Glamorgan 351 & 279-6 dec v Kent 282

Glamorgan all-rounder Graham Wagg had a bit of fun in the last half-hour smashing three sixes in an unbeaten 64, but the game ends in an inevitable draw.

Glamorgan take 12 points, Kent 10.

Sedate start for Leicestershire

Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 10-0

Paul Horton and Angus Robson are being watchful in the first few overs.

The first five overs yield just 10 runs. They need 149 off 28 overs - surely they're going to go for the win against the Division Two leaders?

Paul Horton Angus Robson
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Durham lead past 200

Durham 172 & 360-6 v Yorkshire 323

I think BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson means 359-6 rather than a four-figure score, but the one thing that is certain is that Durham are absolutely dominant at Chester-le-Street now.

Keaton Jennings is 150 not out and Usman Arshad is up to 57. The lead stands at 209.

Jennings and Arshad put on 106 at Hove in 2013 (8th wicket). Today their partnership is 107 at 3598-6 and hopefully counting. #bbccricket

Derbyshire rattle through Worcestershire

Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 102-8 - Tea

BBC Radio Derby's Dave Fletcher The County Ground:

"Tony Palladino took four wickets and Ben Cotton three as Worcestershire's batsmen struggled in the afternoon session at Derby.

"At one stage, the visitors were 18-5 and only a stand of 66 between Ben Cox (40) and Tom Kohler-Cadmore (29) added respectability to the score.

"At tea, Worcestershire were 102-8, still 365 behind Derbyshire."

Barker in the wickets at Old Trafford

Lancashire 308 & 103-4 v Warwickshire 263

Big Keith Barker is ripping through Lancashire! The Warwickshire left-armer has Alviro Petersen caught by Rikki Clarke and then tempts Lancashire captain Steven Croft to edge behind next ball.

Karl Brown takes a single off the hat-trick delivery, but what a spell! Barker now has 3-34. 

Leicestershire chase begins

Essex 268 & 133 v Leicestershire 243 & 0-0

Leicestershire openers Paul Horton and Angus Robson come to the middle at Chelmsford needing 159 off 33 overs.

A walk in the park in one-day cricket, but Essex will no doubt spread their field far and wide.

Essex's second-innings scorecard does not make pretty reading.

Essex scorecard
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Back on at Cardiff

Glamorgan 351 & 222-6 v Kent 282

CRICKET Umpires beckon players back on...but they're not exactly hurrying at the SWALEC. #bbccricket

Fifty for Haseeb Hameed

Lancashire 308 & 97-2 v Warwickshire 263

Well played! 50 to @HaseebHameed97 off 128 balls with 4x4. @LancsCCC 97-2 lead by 142 runs #LANvWAR


Essex 268 & 133 v Leicesterhire 243

Yep, we're in for a thrilling finish at Chelmsford! Rob Taylor finishes Essex's second innings by trapping David Masters lbw.

Leicestershire need 159 for victory in 33 overs.

Bad light stops play

Glamorgan 351 & 209-6 v Kent 282

Ah, that could be it at Cardiff.

CRICKET We restart with Matt Coles bowling some short stuff. Umpires decide light's not good enough for that, we're off again. #bbccricket