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  1. Lancs stay top after draw with Warwickshire
  2. Hameed & Livingstone hits Lancashire tons
  3. Durham's Keaton Jennings hits double century
  4. Yorkshire hold out for draw at Durham

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By Paul Grunill

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Signing off

So three games ended in draws - rather than the exciting finishes that seemed a possibility at one stage.

But the title race in Division One remains close with Lancashire and Yorkshire locked together on 99 points - the Red Rose county staying on top by virtue of having won one more game.

Durham are only four points behind, while in Division Two, Derbyshire climb off the bottom to seventh place by virtue of their draw against Worcestershire, who are still fifth.

You can listen to this evening's T20 Blast game between Middlesex and Somerset by clicking here, and we'll be back tomorrow with full radio and text commentary on seven more T20 games (play starts at 18:30 BST).

That's all from me for now. Have a good evening. 


Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 294-6

Ben Cox hits a six off Will Davis two balls before the tames shake hands on a draw at the County Ground. Derbyshire's wait for a first home win since 2014 continues as they are unable to force a victory, having made Worcestershire follow on.

Ed Barnard (73) and Joe Clarke (64) provided the bulk of the runs in a 146-run partnership, but Alexei Kervezee and Tom Kohler-Cadmore also batted solidly to use up time during the final day. Ben Cotton has the best second-innings figures for Derbyshire of 2-34.  


Durham 172 & 507-8 dec v Yorkshire 323 & 238-5

Tim Bresnan
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Only one extra over is bowled, allowing Tim Bresnan to collect six runs off Graham Onions to finish on 27 not out, with Jack Leaning unbeaten on 22. Their unbroken stand was worth 59 from 25.4 overs, hardly compelling viewing, but important for Yorkshire, who maintain their unbeaten record.

The White Rose county never really looked like chasing down a target of 357 once openers Alex Lees (74) and Adam Lyth (50) were separated with the score on 112 - but the day belongs to Durham's Keaton Jennings, who completed a maiden double century during the morning and finished 221 not out.

Yorkshire duo bat out time

Durham 172 & 507-8 dec v Yorkshire 323 & 236-5

Tim Bresnan and Jack Leaning post a half-century stand for Yorkshire where the minimum overs required in the day have been bowled, but there are still a few minutes of match-time remaining. Going through the motions at the Riverside.

BreakingCompton takes break

Nick Compton
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Middlesex have announced that England batsman Nick Compton has been given "a period of time away from cricket". Compton had a disappointing time in the recent Tests against Sri Lanka, prompting fresh speculation that he may lose his place for the forthcoming series against Pakistan.

"We all believe that some time away from the game now will allow him to refresh, recharge and return to play the sort of cricket we all know he is capable of producing," said the county's managing director Angus Fraser.

WICKET Kohler-Cadmore (c Cotton b C Hughes 48)

Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 275-6

A late twist in the tale at the County Ground as Tom Kohler-Cadmore edges to slip from the left-arm spin of Chesney Hughes. They are 28 runs behind, Derbyshire need four wickets with fewer than eight overs to go.


Lancashire 308 & 266-8 dec v Warwickshire 263 & 195-2

The teams shake hands on a draw at Old Trafford, with Ian Bell 55 not out and Jonathan Trott on 50 after an unbroken stand of 111 for Warwickshire. 

They take 10 points from the game, with 11 for Lancashire, but will that be enough to keep the Red Rose county at the top of the Division One table? That will depend on events at Chester-le-Street.

Despite being unable to force a victory, it has been an encouraging day for Lancashire, with Haseeb Hameed making a maiden first-class century and Liam Livingstone also reaching three figures.

Worcestershire head for draw

Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 270-5

Worcestershire have seen off the new ball and appear likely to hang on for a draw with just 10 overs remaining - although they are still 33 runs behind. Tom Kohler-Cadmore has curbed his natural aggression to make 43 from 122 balls so far, with Ross Whiteley on seven at the other end.

Trott follows Bell to fifty

Lancashire 308 & 266-8 dec v Warwickshire 263 & 195-2

Just three overs after Ian Bell's half-century, Jonathan Trott brings up his own fifty with a single off leg-spinner Matt Parkinson. It has taken the former England batsman 124 balls and is his third of the season, to go with one double century.

Bell makes half-century

Lancashire 308 & 266-8 dec v Warwickshire 263 & 180-2

Ian Bell
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Ian Bell hits two fours in an over from Arron Lilley to reach a half-century off 164 balls. His partnership with Jonathan Trott (43*) is now worth 96 and the end of the match can't be far off.

Yorkshire holding on at Riverside

Durham 172 & 507-8 dec v Yorkshire 323 & 194-5

Yorkshire are now in full defensive mode as the game enters the final 16 overs with Tim Bresnan four not out and Jack Leaning on eight. There will be no new ball to boost Durham's chances, so seamers Graham Onions and Barry McCarthy are plugging away with the old one as Mark Stoneman rotates his attack in search of another breakthrough.

Close of play

Sussex 178 v Northamptonshire 142-2

It literally has been a very damp squib on day two at Arundel with just 29.1 overs of play possible because of rain. Northants added 99 runs in that time for the loss of Ben Duckett, who was caught off Ajmal Shahzad for 72. 

The will begin the third day just 36 runs in arrears with skipper Alex Wakely unbeaten on 46 and Rob Keogh 10 not out.

Old Trafford contest heads for draw

Lancashire 308 & 266-8 dec v Warwickshire 263 & 150-2

Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott are using all their international experience to keep Lancashire's young spinners at bay. Bell has 31 and Trott 33, having added 65 in 30 overs, and it looks increasingly like they have steered their side into calm waters. The target - now purely nominal - is 163 from 11 overs.

Cotton makes breakthrough

Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 243-5

The new ball does the trick for Derbyshire as Ben Cotton has Alexei Kervezee caught behind for 41, ending with a stand of 64 with Tom Kohler-Cadmore. Ross Whiteley is the new batsman, with Worcestershire still 60 behind and 20 plus overs to survive. 

WICKET Lees (b Pringle 74)

Durham 172 & 507-8 dec v Yorkshire 323 & 179-5

That looks like that for Yorkshire's chances at the Riverside as Alex Lees goes back to Ryan Pringle and is bowled - two wickets in successive overs for the spinner. 

The defending champions look like they are going to face an uncomfortable session as they try to avoid a first defeat since September last year, and new batsman Tim Bresnan is relieved to escape after a confident lbw shout from Pringle.

Lees batted for 216 minutes, faced 145 balls and hit seven fours - but falls in the 70s for the second time in the match.

Ryan Pringle
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WICKET Gale (c Richardson b Pringle 17)

Durham 172 & 507-8 dec v Yorkshire 323 & 176-4

Yorkshire skipper Andrew Gale's disappointing season continues as he falls victim to Ryan Pringle's off-spin. He has scored only 237 runs at an average of under 20 and his departure bring Jack Leaning to the middle to join Alex Lees, now on 71 - 181 are needed by Yorkshire from 26 overs.

Middlesex lose Kiwi paceman

Meanwhile.....Middlesex have announced that New Zealand pace bowler Mitch McClenaghan will play no further part in their T20 Blast campaign because he has a stress fracture of his pelvis.

He needs at least six weeks of rest and managing director Angus Fraser admitted: "Finding a replacement of similar quality at such short notice is proving extremely difficult. A number of international tours are scheduled in July and August and the Caribbean Premier League is about to start."

Mitchell McClenaghan
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England pair defy Lancashire

Lancashire 308 & 266-8 dec v Warwickshire 263 & 124-2

It's a similar story at Old Trafford where Warwickshire need 188 from 23 overs - a rate of more than eight an over. Young spinner Matt Parkinson continues to plug away despite conceding two successive fours to Jonathan Trott, who is 20 not out, with Ian Bell on 22. A draw is starting to look like the favourite.   

Yorkshire lose momentum

Durham 172 & 507-8 dec v Yorkshire 323 & 166-3

It's getting to be a tall order for Yorkshire, who need another 191 from 30 overs - a rate of 6.37 per over. Spinners Ryan Pringle and Scott Borthwick are now bowling in tandem and the last two overs have been maidens.

New ball key for Derbyshire

Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 239-4

Derbyshire are looking to the new ball, which is only three overs away, as Alexei Kervezee (38*) and Tom Kohler-Cadmore (25*) continue Worcestershire's resistance at the County Ground. They have added 60 in 19 overs, with the visitors now 64 behind, having followed on.

No resumption at Arundel

Sussex 178 v Northamptonshire 142-2 - rain stopped play

Raining heavily again @FACCC_Cricket prospects of further play increasingly bleak @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

Raining heavily again @FACCC_Cricket prospects of further play increasingly bleak @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

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Time for more dance-themed cricket names:

From Joe Hickling: "A busy day for Pat & I #bbccricket we've got Chris Morris dancer, Kagiso Lambada, Kumar Bhangrakkara, Sanath Jiveasuriya & Andre Bussell" 

Hard work for Derbyshire

Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 227-4 tea

Dave Fletcher

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"Derbyshire claimed two wickets in the afternoon session but Worcestershire continued to work hard to try and deny them their first Championship win of the season.

"Joe Clarke (63) and Ed Barnard (73) were both caught off the impressive Will Davis and Alexei Kervezee offered a chance, which was not taken.

"The home side will require a further six wickets from a minimum of 35 overs after tea if they are to force victory."

Tea scores round-up

Division One

Durham 172 & 507-8 dec v Yorkshire 323 & 155-3

Yorkshire need 202 off 37 overs to win 

Lancashire 308 & 266-8 dec v Warwickshire 263 & 102-2

Warwickshire need 210 off 32 overs to win

Division Two

Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 227-4

Worcestershire need another 76 to avoid an innings defeat

Sussex 178 v Northamptonshire 142-2 (day two only)

Rain stopped play - inspection at 16:10 BST

WICKET Ballance (c Richardson b Onions 32)

Durham 172 & 507-8 dec v Yorkshire 323 & 149-3

Gary Ballance
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Graham Onions tries his luck from round the wicket and the tactic pays off as Gary Ballance edges to the keeper after making 32 off 40 balls. Ballance is only averaging 28 in the Championship this season, hardly the form that might earn him an England recall.

His dismissal, however, is a big blow for Yorkshire, who need 212 more to win off 39 overs. Skipper Andrew Gale arrives at the crease to partner Alex Lees, who is now 65 not out. 

Borthwick eyes Test recall

Durham all-rounder Scott Borthwick was interviewed on Test Match Special during the lunch interval and said he was "determined to have another crack" at international cricket, after making one Test appearance in Australia two years ago. 

Some see Borthwick as favourite to replace Nick Compton at number three for the start of the forthcoming series against Pakistan, but he did not advance his cause in the current game against Yorkshire, being dismissed for two and four.  

Read more of what Borthwick had to say by clicking here.

Scott Borthwick
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WICKET Chopra (lbw Parkinson 48)

Lancashire 308 & 266-8 dec v Warwickshire 263 & 84-2

Varun Chopra is denied a half-century as teenage leg-spinner Matt Parkinson adds another wicket to his first-innings five-for, with Chopra pinned on the back foot by a ball that hurries onto him. 

Jonathan Trott joins Ian Bell and you get the feeling the game may now be entering the decisive phase. Warwickshire need 228 from 41 overs.

Weather prevents Arundel re-start

Sussex 178 v Northamptonshire 142-2

Lashing with rain now at Arundel and could be set in for a couple hours #bbccricket

Lashing with rain now at Arundel and could be set in for a couple hours #bbccricket

WICKET Barnard (c Rutherford b Davis 73)

Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 180-4

Will Davis strikes again at the County Ground and Derbyshire only need six more wickets for victory over Worcestershire. Ed Barnard hit nine fours in his career-best 167-ball innings, but an attempted pull leads to his downfall. Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Alexei Kervezee are now together for the visitors, who are still 121 behind.

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A few more dance-themed cricketers for you.....

From Nigel Bratton: "Dinesh Cha Cha Chandimal #bbccricket"

From Lee Eagling: "#bbccricket does ice skating count...Ian Bellero"

From Tim Singleton: "#bbccricket Jive Rice"

From Ali: "How about the fiery Scot, Boogie Brown? #bbccricket"


Sussex 178 v Northamptonshire 142-2

In the clatter of wickets, I forgot to update you with the situation at Arundel, where lunch was taken at 14:30 after a 12:00 start. Northants are just 36 behind, with eight wickets standing - Alex Wakely is 46 not out and Rob Keogh is on 10.

WICKET Lyth (c sub b McCarthy 50)

Durham 172 & 507-8 dec v Yorkshire 323 & 115-2

Ben Stokes
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Ben Stokes may only be out on the field as 12th man, but he makes an important contribution for Durham by catching Adam Lyth at first slip to send the opener on his way for 50. Yorkshire suffer a second setback from the very next ball as Barry McCarthy brings one back off the seam to have Kane Williamson lbw.

Gary Ballance is beaten by the next delivery, but there is no hat-trick. Yorkshire need another 242 from 48 overs, with Alex Lees still there on 60.

WICKET Clarke (c Broom b Davis 63)

Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 170-3

Derbyshire finally make the breakthrough as Joe Clarke becomes Will Davis' first victim in Worcestershire's second innings. Clarke, who hit nine fours, put on 146 with Ed Barnard, who is still there on a career-best 70. Worcestershire are still 133 in arrears.

Will Davis
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BreakingBird leaves Notts

Jackson Bird
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Pace bowler Jackson Bird has left Nottinghamshire a game early to prepare for Australia's forthcoming tour to Sri Lanka. Bird took 15 Championship wickets at an average of 37.2 for Notts, who lost by 228 runs to Surrey on Wednesday. 

The 29-year-old will be replaced at Trent Bridge by South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who will be available from the beginning of July. Dan Christian is likely to fill the overseas player role for their next Championship game against Warwickshire.

Worcestershire continue rearguard action

Derbyshire 467-5 dec v Worcestershire 164 & 142-2

Joe Clarke reaches a 105-ball half-century at Derby with two runs off Will Davis. His stand with Ed Barnard, who is 55 not out, is worth 118 for Worcestershire, but they need plenty more if they are to save the match.

Yorkshire lift the tempo

Durham 172 & 507-8 dec v Yorkshire 323 & 91-0

Yorkshire have now got their foot on the gas at the Riverside. Alex Lees collects two successive fours off Scott Borthwick to reach a 76-ball half-century, his second of the game, with partner Adam Lyth on 38 not out. The defending champions require 266 more from 56 overs to win. 

WICKET Umeed (c Croft b Jarvis 17)

Lancashire 308 & 266-8 dec v Warwickshire 263 & 52-1

Varun Chopra and Andrew Umeed post their second half-century opening partnership of the match at Old Trafford before the latter edges Kyle Jarvis to the keeper, the paceman's 30th wicket of the season . The Bears need another 260 from 58.3 overs as Ian Bell walks to the middle.

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I asked you to suggest some cricket-themed dances or dancers. Here are the first couple:

From Peter Harrison: "#bbccricket an easy one...jonathon foxtrott"

From 'Dingo Dave: "#bbccricket Ben Rain(Danc)e? Bit obvious"

The Durham squad's attempt at line dancing descends into chaos......

Durham cricket team
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WICKET Duckett (c Nash b Shahzad 72)

Sussex 178 v Northamptonshire 121-2

Sussex finally find a way to dismiss Ben Duckett as Chris Nash hangs onto a chance at second slip. His partnership with Alex Wakely added 96 and barring a dramatic collapse, Northants look well set to earn a handy lead. Wakely has 37 not out, the new batsman is Rob Keogh.

Meanwhile, former Northants, Leicestershire and Surrey leg-spinner Anil Kumble has been named as India's new head coach - read the story here.

Lunch not until 2.30 @FACCC_Cricket good job @_alexwinter had some biscuits in his bag @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket

Lunch not until 2.30 @FACCC_Cricket good job @_alexwinter had some biscuits in his bag @BBCSussexSport #bbccricket