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Summary

  1. Middlesex opener Nick Gubbins scores maiden double century v Lancashire
  2. Rain brings play to an early end across country
  3. Your #TennisXI named via #bbccricket

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By Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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Stumps for us too

And that is where we'll call time on today's county cricket live page.

Fingers crossed the rain stays away tomorrow with many of these games heading into the final day.

Should that happen, Josh Hunt will be the man steering the ship through the County Championship waters from around 10:45 BST on Wednesday.

Until then, we'll leave you with the undoubted man of the day - Middlesex opener Nick Gubbins, who got to celebrate a maiden double century before the rain arrived at Lord's.

Nick Gubbins
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Close of play scoreboards

Rain stops play

Kent 379 & 32-0 v Derbyshire 574-9 dec

And that could well be that for today's action as the players are taken off at Canterbury and the covers are being dragged on at the St Lawrence Ground.

Weather permitting, it's set up to a tough day for Kent to try and survive tomorrow.

Kent reach 32-0 and trail by 163 runs as rain starts to fall. Latham 12*, Dickson 16*. Looks like stumps on day 3.

Kent reach 32-0 and trail by 163 runs as rain starts to fall. Latham 12*, Dickson 16*. Looks like stumps on day 3.

Kent edge closer to close

Kent 379 & 29-0 v Derbyshire 574-9 dec

Right, argue the case all you wish over that #TennisXI but the selectors' decision is final.

Meanwhile, at Canterbury Tom Latham survives a huge appeal for a caught behind off Wayne Madsen's off spin as the light continues to fade.

Tennis XI - the final selection

Here's who made the cut in the all important final selection...

(1/2) Your #TennisXI ...Volley Hammond, Murali Vijay Armitraj, Lara Robson, Andy Murray Goodwin, Ivan Lendl Simmons... #bbccricket

(2/2) #TennisXI (cont) …no.1 Seed Anwar, Martin 15-Love, Arthur Ashes, Jonathan Agnew-balls, Jake Ballboy, Corey Volley-more #bbccricket

Tennis XI

#bbccricket

Fanatics
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Stand by everyone. 

The moment you've all been waiting for will shortly be revealed right here on this page and on @bbctms

The #TennisXI has been decided...

Play abandoned at Lord's

Middlesex 419-5 v Lancashire 513

After around an hour's delay, they've decided to call it a day at Lord's and rain has halted Middlesex's pursuit of Lancashire's mammoth first innings score.

STUMPS - #TeamMiddlesex 419-5 and sadly the rain is set in and there'll be no more play on Day Three.

Rain and bad light end the day and more rain tomorrow so this one is destined for a draw. Again. #fourdraws #bbccricket

Kent watchful so far

Kent 379 & 8-0 v Derbyshire 574-9 dec

Tom Latham and Sean Dickson doing their best to safely negotiate their way to the close of play without alarm for Kent.

Latham survives a loud appeal from Ben Cotton and co for Derbyshire.

Eight more overs left in the day as long as the light holds out at Canterbury.

What's the worst that could happen?

We all dream of catching a six in the crowd, but one man's dream turned into a nightmare at the England v Sri Lanka ODI at Bristol on Sunday.

After getting himself into the perfect position to catch a big hit from Upul Tharanga, the ball slipped from his grasp, with the moment captured by the cameras.

Watch for yourself and try not to cringe.

A man in the crowd drops Tharanga's six

Tennis XI

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Gilles Muller
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Right, there might not be a lot of cricket going on still, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been some serious hard work going on.

The selectors have been furiously scribbling on notepads making their final selection for the #TennisXI but there's still a couple of places up for grabs.

Here's a 15-minute warning for you to get yours in before the squad has to be named.

Get them in via #bbccricket

Magic moment for Gubbins

Nick Gubbins
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Covers still on at Lord's but just before rain stopped play, Middlesex opener Nick Gubbins had plenty to celebrate...

DOUBLE TON: Congratulations to @ngubbins18! Here he is bringing up his double hundred @HomeOfCricket #TeamMiddlesex

Declaration for Derbyshire

Kent 379 v Derbyshire 574-9 dec

Derbyshire have finally decided to bring their first innings to a close with a declaration at 195 runs ahead of Kent at Canterbury.

That'll give their bowlers around 15 overs at Kent's top order before the close this evening (weather permitting of course).

Play abandoned

Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 69-0

...and from the Ageas Bowl to Grace Road in Division Two where the outcome is exactly the same.

Play has been officially abandoned for the day. It's throwing it down now ☔️☔️

Only two days gone in that fixture remember.

Play abandoned for the day

Hampshire 219 & 173-4 v Somerset 474-8 dec

Another one bites the dust sadly in Division One and there will be no more play at the Ageas Bowl for today.

Hampshire still trail by 82 runs with six second-innings wickets remaining.

Play has been abandoned for the day at the Ageas Bowl with .@hantscricket 173 for 4. Let's hope tomorrow's forecast improves! #HAMvSOM

Tennis XI

#bbccricket

Get the impression rain might be around for a while in the capital as the roof on Centre Court at Wimbledon has been closed following Andy Murray's first round straight sets win.

While we're on the tennis, time for a few more of your #TennisXI name suggestions from #bbccricket

A decent squad coming together...

@bbctms @adam_j_williams Court-ney Walsh #bbccricket

WICKET Thakor (c Northeast b Stevens 123)

Kent 379 v Derbyshire 560-8

The only place it's currently not raining is Canterbury, but Shiv Thakor's reign at the crease for Derbyshire is finally over.

A 170-ball knock is ended as Kent captain Sam Northeast takes the catch at long-on.

Derbyshire closing in on a lead of 200.

200 for Nick Gubbins

Middlesex 419-5 v Lancashire 513

Nick Gubbins
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Fantastic stuff from Nick Gubbins.

A maiden first-class double hundred for the left-hander, which he brings up with a pull shot for four off Kyle Jarvis.

Just in time too from the opener as rain does now arrive at Lord's and off they go..

DOUBLE TON FOR @ngubbins18 - #TeamMiddlesex 419-5. Gubbins 201*, 329 balls, 23x4s, 3x6s. #batted

Rain stops play

Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 69-0

At Grace Road, we had been due an inspection at 16:30 after the players came off earlier around 15:00.

But, it looks like the rain has returned... 

Sad to report that it's raining fairly heavily again

Pressing on at Lord's (for now)

Middlesex 408-5 v Lancashire 513

No rain as yet just north of Regent's Park where the players are back out after tea.

Nick Gubbins (190 not out) creeps ever closer to a maiden first-class double century....

Underway after Tea and looking a bit gloomy... #TeamMiddlesex

Underway after Tea and looking a bit gloomy... #TeamMiddlesex

100 for Shiv Thakor

Kent 379 v Derbyshire 528-6

Derbyshire continue to pile on a huge lead at Canterbury after tea and now Shiv Thakor has joined the list of centurions in this match.

A long, long way away from former England boss Roy Hodgson giving a very uncomfortable press conference right now...

Meanwhile Shiv Thakor has just danced down the track and brought up his 100 with a six off Tredwell. #bbccricket

That's his second century of the season off 147 balls.

Weather outlook

Plenty of rain around the country during this tea interval.

I'd love to say things are set to turn for the better, but I think Philip Avery's latest forecast might suggest otherwise.

There's also some important news about Wednesday's outlook too.

Weather: weather_uk.avi

Rain stops play

Warwickshire 311 v Nottinghamshire 152 & 81-2

Rain has got the better of the action for today at Edgbaston sadly...

PLAY HAS BEEN ABDANONED FOR THE DAY at Edgbaston, with Notts on 81-2 in their second innings, a deficit of 71 #bbccricket

WICKET Franklin (c Croft b Jarvis 41)

Middlesex 404-5 v Lancashire 513

Middlesex pass 400 on the stroke of tea at Lord's but also lose a wicket.

James Franklin goes after a 51-ball 41 and marathon man Nick Gubbins goes on, now just 12 short of a double ton on 188 not out.

Tea at Canterbury

Kent 379 v Derbyshire 515-6

One place it hasn't been raining yet is Canterbury where they've taken tea at the usual time, albeit slightly behind due to over rate.

Shiv Thakor (91 not out) is the latest man closing in on three figures at the St Lawrence Ground.

Derbyshire's lead now 136 on day three in the Division Two encounter.

Derbyshire 515-6 at tea. Thakor 91*, Poynton 5*. Matt Hunn broke Derbyshire's new record 6th wicket stand of 144 v Kent.

Showers halt Gloucestershire progress

Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 69-0

Bob Hunt

BBC Radio Gloucestershire at Grace Road

"The rain finally came at 15:00 with Gloucestershire finding it hard going in reply to the home side's 334.

"Gareth Roderick and Chris Dent, although hardly troubled, found runs hard to get scoring just 69 in 27 overs.

"I hate being a prophet of doom, but I feel it's unlikely there will be any further play today."

Prophet or not Bob, I think the latest weather forecast might back up your thinking.

It's less heavy at the FCG but all of the covers are going down & the forecast isn't promising

Tennis XI

#bbccricket

Right, let's try and alleviate the rain somewhat by sharing some of your #TennisXI suggestion that have been cross-court smashing their way in via #bbccricket this afternoon.

Trevor Bayliss is definitely in the mood for Wimbledon...

Trevor Bayliss
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Jonathan Agnew-balls? #bbccricket

Rain stops play

Hampshire 219 & 173-4 v Somerset 474-8 dec

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we're off for rain at the Ageas Bowl now as well where they're also taking an early tea.

It's raining at the Ageas Bowl. Hampshire 173-4, trailing by 82 runs - Ervine (34*) Carberry (37*) #HAMvSOM

The covers are on. Umpires initially stopped play for bad light, but now experiencing a light shower @TheAgeasBowl

The covers are on. Umpires initially stopped play for bad light, but now experiencing a light shower @TheAgeasBowl

150 for Nick Gubbins

Middlesex 337-4 v Lancashire 513

Nick Gubbins continues to pile on the runs at Lord's for Middlesex against Lancashire.

It's also now a career best first-class score for the left-hander who's also closing in on 400 minutes at the crease in this innings.

WICKET Madsen (lbw b Hunn 163)

Kent 379 v Derbyshire 497-6

It's a rarely seen wicket at Canterbury and finally, Wayne Madsen must go for Derbyshire after a monumental effort.

That also ends a 144-run partnership between him and Shiv Thakor for the sixth-wicket.

139.4: Wicket. Madsen's magnificent innings comes to an end on 163 (293 balls, 14 fours); #DCCC 497-6; Thakor 78*; Poynton in next #KENvDER

Derbyshire's lead is now 118 as tea on day three approaches.

Early tea

Warwickshire 311 v Nottinghamshire 152 & 81-2

Meanwhile, at Edgbaston they're still off the field there as well because of rain and they've taken an early tea.

Tea is being taken early at 3.10pm #YouBears

Rain stops play

Leicestershire 334 v Gloucestershire 69-0

We've already seen rain in the West Midlands and now it appears to have crept slightly further east to Grace Road.

Players off the park for the time being.

It's raining at the FCG unfortunately

Gregory burst can't stop rain coming

Hampshire 219 & 155-4 v Somerset 474-8 dec

Kevan James

BBC Radio Solent at Ageas Bowl

Lewis Gregory
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"Somerset seam bowler Lewis Gregory found a little bit of reverse swing straight after lunch.

"His spell of 5-0-5-2 after the break undid Hampshire's hard work in the first session.

"Will Smith was bowled off an inside edge and Liam Dawson chased one that went straight on with the arm outside off stump.

"The clouds are thickening here at the Ageas Bowl and forecasts suggest the wet weather is less than an hour away."

Division Two happenings

Two games ongoing in Division Two, one on day three and the other on day two.

At Canterbury where it's the third afternoon, Wayne Madsen and Shiv Thakor have put on more than 130 for the sixth wicket as Derbyshire's first-innings lead reaches 105 at 484-5.

Meanwhile, at Grace Road on day two Leicestershire's wait for a wicket goes on.

Replying to the Foxes' earlier 334, it's been a very watchful start so far from Chris Dent and Gareth Roderick who've guided their side to 68-0 after 27 overs. 

WICKET Simpson (b Clark 1)

Middlesex 309-4 v Lancashire 513

Wait an age for wickets to fall at Lord's and then two come in quick succession.

Wicket-keeper John Simpson is the latest man to go as Jordan Clark castles him for just a single.

Middlesex still to avoid the follow-on. A nervy spell in the middle maybe?

Simpson gone! @LancsCCC on the move here. @Clarksy16 picks up wicket with his first ball back, Simpson bowled. It's 309-4 in the 92nd.

WICKET Malan (c Smith b Wagner 24)

Middlesex 308-3 v Lancashire 513

Apologies Dawid Malan, you're the latest victim on the Williams commentator's curse.

Neil Wagner manages to extract some rare extra bounce from the Lord's pitch and finds the edge through to Tom Smith in the slip cordon.

Middlesex press on beyond 300

Middlesex 308-2 v Lancashire 513

Middlesex may have lost maiden centurion Stevie Eskinazi (106) after lunch, but Dawid Malan has joined Nick Gubbins (137 not out) to keep up the momentum.

Three batting points in the bag for the hosts and still plenty of toil for the bowlers on both sides.

Tennis XI

#bbccricket

Shane Warne and Pat Cash
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Cricket and tennis coming together nicely on here this afternoon just as countrymen Shane Warne and Pat Cash catch up for a few yarns at Wimbledon.

Meanwhile, in more important matters, here's a couple more #TennisXI suggestions that have made their way through the Twitter-sphere...

@bbctms Code violation Warne-ing #bbccricket

@bbctms Volley Hammond #bbccricket

Still plenty of time for you to better those via #bbccricket

Rain stops play

Warwickshire 311 v Nottinghamshire 152 & 81-2

Not good news coming out of Edgbaston from our BBC local radio team there...

THE RAIN HAS ARRIVED at Edgbaston. Could be a lengthy stoppage now, you’d imagine. Notts 81-2, still 71 adrift #bbccricket

Who would be a groundsman? You won't get it from this picture but it's bucketing down #bbccricket

Who would be a groundsman? You won't get it from this picture but it's bucketing down #bbccricket

150 for Wayne Madsen

Kent 379 v Derbyshire 463-5

Wayne Madsen shows no sign of letting up as he goes beyond 150 for Derbyshire.

The visitors' lead has also gone above 100 on day three in Division Two.

It's the second time Madsen has scored 150 or more this season.

England football's new era?

I said earlier I wasn't going to talk about a certain round-ball game on here today.

While England warmed-up this morning ahead of tomorrow's fourth ODI against Sri Lanka at The Oval, it looked like they were already auditioning for the next squad.

England warm-up at The Oval
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