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By Phil Cartwright

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Thanks for your company during this round of County Championship matches.

We'll be back with live text coverage of the next round of games, which begins on Sunday.

Before then, you can listen to BBC local radio commentary of the latest action from the T20 Blast on the BBC Sport website and app.

Close of play scores

Division One:

Durham 421-9 dec v Hampshire 472-9 dec & 174-4 - match drawn

Nottinghamshire 474 v Lancashire 276 & 304-7 -  match drawn

Yorkshire 406 & 167 v Middlesex 577 - Middlesex won by an innings and four runs

Division Two:

Essex 569 & 9-0 v Kent 207 & 370 - Essex won by 10 wickets

Worcestershire 349 & 369-7 v Leicestershire 407 & 307-3 dec - Worcestershire won by three wickets

Derbyshire v Northamptonshire - match abandoned, wet outfield

BreakingRESULT: Worcestershire beat Leicestershire by three wickets

Worcestershire 349 & 369-7 v Leicestershire 407 & 307-3 dec


Worcestershire seal victory with a boundary from Ed Barnard, while Joe Leach ends unbeaten on 64 not out

Chasing 366, the home side were 73-4 at one point in the afternoon session.

But Joe Clarke's innings will be the main talking point. On 31, he was given out lbw and then recalled to the crease to resume his innings - much to the annoyance of Leicestershire captain Mark Cosgrove, who was involved in an exchange with umpire Jeremy Lloyds.

Clarke came back to score 123 and guide his side to victory. I doubt we've heard the last of this one.

Worcestershire take 21 points and go third in Division Two.

Worcestershire 358-7 (target 366, 3 overs left) v Leicestershire

Joe Leach smashes a Charlie Shreck full toss for a boundary, and then Ed Barnard hits a boundary of his own.

Twelve runs off the over, eight more needed for victory.

WICKET (Clarke run out 123)

Worcestershire 345-7 (target 366, 4.4 overs left) v Leicestershire

Now then, now then! Joe Clarke run out for 123, as Worcestershire tried to take a sneaky single to the wicketkeeper. Ned Eckersley hits, and Clarke goes.

Joe Leach apologises for calling his partner through for a risky run. Ed Barnard is the next man in.

Worcestershire 345-6 (target 366, 5 overs left) v Leicestershire

Leicestershire captain Mark Cosgrove brings himself on to bowl and goes for six runs, leaving Worcestershire 21 off five overs for victory.

When he declared just before lunch, I'm sure he didn't envisage Worcestershire chasing down in excess of 350 on the final day.

50 for Leach

Worcestershire 339-6 (target 366, 6 overs left) v Leicestershire

The two Joes - Clarke and Leach - bring up their century partnership off 15.2 overs and Worcestershire need 27 more runs off six overs to win this thrilling match.

Leach gets his second half-century of the game, the first having significantly reduced Worcestershire's first-innings deficit.

Worcestershire 330-6 (target 366, 7 overs left) v Leicestershire

Joe Leach, who scored 90 in Worcestershire's first innings, is motoring again.

Two successive fours off Charlie Shreck take the target down to 36 runs of seven overs.

Listen live on BBC local radio

Worcestershire 320-6 (target 366, 8 overs left) v Leicestershire

Listen to the closing stages of Worcestershire v Leicestershire by clicking on the Live Coverage tab and selecting the joint commentary from BBC Hereford & Worcester and BBC Radio Leicester.

There, you can also listen to the T20 Blast contest betwen Gloucestershire and Surrey.

Ten overs to go

Worcestershire 309-6 (target 366) v Leicestershire

Worcestershire, with centurion Joe Clarke and Joe Leach both going well, are probably slight favourites now.

The hosts need 57 runs from the final 10 overs for victory, Leicestershire need four wickets.

100 for Clarke

Worcestershire 300-6 (target 366) v Leicestershire

Joe Clarke
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It's a third Championship century of the season for Worcestershire's Joe Clarke and it's one not without controversy.

Clarke was given out lbw on 31 and was then recalled by the umpires to resume his innings, since when he has gone on to be the backbone of Worcestershire's run chase.

66 needed for victory off 11.4 overs, Leicestershire need four wickets.

Tension building

Worcestershire 295-6 (target 366) v Leicestershire

All three results still possible at New Road with 12 overs remaining.

Worcestershire need 71 runs, Leicestershire need four wickets.

Or neither could happen and they'll draw.

RESULT: Nottinghamshire draw with Lancashire

Notts 474 v Lancashire 276 & 304-7

Haseeb Hameed
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It's a draw between Nottinghamshire and Lancashire.

An opening stand of 151 between Haseeb Hameed and Tom Smith laid the foundation for them to save the game at Trent Bridge.

Teenager Hameed went on to make a patient 122, the best score of his career, and Lancashire survived for a draw despite a flurry of wickets in the afternoon session.

Lancashire collect nine points, while Nottinghamshire take away 13.

All eyes on New Road

Worcestershire 265-6 (target 366) v Leicestershire

So, two games still standing.

Nottinghamshire and Lancashire look set to draw in Division One, but in the second tier there's an intriguing finish in prospect at New Road, where Worcestershire are chasing 366 to beat Leicestershire.

The home side need 101 from a minimum of 17 overs, with Joe Clarke 87 not out.

Earlier, Clarke was given out lbw and already off the field when the umpires decided to recall him. That could prove to be a real talking point.

Middlesex beat Yorkshire by an innings

Yorkshire 406 & 167 v Middlesex 577

Incredible win for Middlesex - 3 defeats for Yorkshire in three years and all to Middx but this the first home defeat for them. #bbccricket

BreakingRESULT: Middlesex beat Yorkshire by an innings and four runs

Yorkshire 406 & 167 v Middlesex 577

Middlesex celebrate
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What a win for Middlesex. They've inflicted a first defeat of the season on champions Yorkshire, and gone top of Division One in the process.

Their victory was set up by Stevie Eskinazi's career-best 157 on day three, and then some astonishing hitting by Toby Roland-Jones and Tim Murtagh on the fourth morning.

The visitors scored more than 100 runs in the first 40 minutes of play to earn a first-innings lead of 171.

The second-innings wickets were shared around, with Murtagh wrapping things up by having Jack Brooks caught at slip by Sam Robson.

Clark goes

Notts 474 v Lancashire 276 & 289-7

Jordan Clark is out for 11 off 69 balls, bowled by Harry Gurney.

Just when you think it's tailing off at Trent Bridge, Notts get a wicket.

Surely getting three more and then knocking off at least 90 runs in 16 overs is going to be too much to ask, though?

Final hour at Scarborough

Yorkshire 406 & 166-9 v Middlesex 577

Final hour signalled at Scarborough - Yorks 166-9. Rafiq 7*, Brooks 6*. #TeamMiddlesex

It's going to be a long hour if Yorkshire are to save this one.

Listen live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra by clicking on the play icon at the top of the page.

WICKET (Cox b Shreck 9)

Worcestershire 237-6 (target 366) v Leicestershire

Leicestershire's Charlie Shreck has four wickets in the innings and suddenly the visitors are sniffing victory against Worcestershire.

Ben Cox is bowled and the hosts have a minimum of 21.3 overs to survive.

The end approaching?

Notts 474 v Lancashire 276 & 281-6

BBC Radio Nottingham's Dave Bracegirdle at Trent Bridge:

"Lancashire are close to securing a draw. They lead by 83 with only 19 overs remaining and Steven Croft and Jordan Clark are standing firm.

"Stuart Broad appears to have done for the day, having bowled 35 overs, while Imran Tahir has wheeled away for 41 overs."

Closing in...

Yorkshire 406 & 164-9 v Middlesex 577

Yorkshire are within seven runs of Middlesex. Their last pair of Azeem Rafiq and Jack Brooks are holding firm for now.

Third wicket for Shreck

Worcestershire 211-5 (target 366) v Leicestershire

Worcestershire's Ross Whiteley has gone for 71, edging Charlie Shreck to Angus Robson.

That will keep the Foxes interested.

WICKET (Patterson c Rayner b Roland-Jones 3)

Yorkshire 406 & 156-9 v Middlesex 577

A result is imminent at Scarborough, however, as Middlesex move to within one wicket of beating Yorkshire in Division One.

Toby Roland-Jones, who produced carnage with the bat this morning, dismisses Steve Patterson for three and Yorkshire still need 15 runs to avoid an innings loss.

Heading for draws?

The blockathon continues at Trent Bridge, where Lancashire captain Steven Croft is 20 not out off 106 balls, and Jordan Clark has one run from his 38 deliveries. Lancashire lead Nottinghamshire by 

Worcestershire are 211-4 and don't appear to have much interest of a late chase of their victory target of 366 to beat Leicestershire. Joe Clarke and Ross Whiteley seem content to preserve their wickets and take the runs when they're on offer.

Are Yorkshire set for first defeat?

Yorkshire 406 & 147-8 v Middlesex 577

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It's turning into a miserable day for champions Yorkshire, who - after two wins and five draws - are staring at a first Championship defeat of the season.

Listen to the closing stages on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra by clicking on the play icon at the top of the page.

WICKET (Hodd c Rayner b Murtagh 6)

Yorkshire 406 & 147-8 v Middlesex 577

Just two more wickets required now for Middlesex to beat Yorkshire at Scarborough.

Andrew Hodd edges to Ollie Rayner at slip, giving Tim Murtagh his second wicket.

Counting down the overs

Notts 474 v Lancashire 276 & 267-6

A minimum of 28 overs remain at Trent Bridge, where Jordan Clark and captain Steven Croft are aiming to see Lancashire through to a draw with Nottinghamshire.

Clark is one not out off 26 balls.

Middlesex heading top?

Yorkshire 406 & 146-7 v Middlesex 577

Steven Finn
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Well this is a turn up.

Middlesex have produced a stunning display with bat and ball today, and if they can force a victory against Yorkshire at Scarborough, they will go top of Division One.

50 for Clarke and Whiteley

Worcestershire 187-4 (target 366) v Leicestershire

Worcestershire appear to have averted the threat of defeat by Leicestershire at New Road, with Joe Clarke and Ross Whiteley both scoring half-centuries.

The hosts need 179 runs to win, the visitors need six wickets, with a minimum of 32 overs to be bowled.

WICKET (Bresnan b Murtagh 39)

Yorkshire 406 & 144-7 v Middlesex 577

Maybe the rain won't save Yorkshire!

Tim Bresnan is gone, bowled by Tim Murtagh for 39, and Middlesex are three wickets away from victory - they still hold a 27-run lead.

Rain to save Yorkshire?

Yorkshire 406 & 144-6 v Middlesex 577

Raining a little now. Yorkshire 144-6, 27 needed to avoid an innings defeat

Brown goes for Lancashire

Notts 474 v Lancashire 276 & 261-6

Brendan Taylor
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Lancashire have lost a sixth wicket - Imran Tahir accounts for Karl Brown, caught well by Brendan Taylor at short leg, and the visitors lead by 63 runs with four second-innings wickets left.

A very interesting last couple of hours in store at Trent Bridge.

BreakingRESULT: Durham draw with Hampshire

Durham 421-9 dec v Hampshire 472-9 dec & 174-4

With rain still falling, the two captains have shaken hands and it's a draw at Chester-le-Street.

It's 12 points apiece for Durham and Hampshire.

WICKET (Rhodes c Simpson b Finn 20)

Yorkshire 406 & 136-6 v Middlesex 577

Yorkshire six wickets down now, and on the verge of a defeat that looked unlikely at the start of play.

Will Rhodes is caught behind off Steven Finn in the first over after tea, giving John Simpson a fifth catch of the innings.

Finely poised

Yorkshire 406 & 132-5 v Middlesex 577

Toby Roland-Jones
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Yorkshire's batsmen are back out at Scarborough, looking to bat out the final 33 overs to secure a draw against Middlesex.

Toby Roland-Jones, who picked up the first two wickets in the second innings, and his Middlesex team-mates will be doing all they can to force victory for the visitors.

Rain stops play at Durham

Durham 421-9 dec v Hampshire 472-9 dec & 174-4

The rain that took the sides off for an early tea at Chester-le-Street has continued, so no play between Durham and Hampshire at the moment.

Tea at New Road

Worcestershire 170-4 (target 366) v Leicestershire

Our other ongoing match is also at tea, with Worcestershire 170-4 chasing 366 to beat Leicestershire at New Road.

I wonder how important that Joe Clarke "dismissal" will prove to be? Clarke was given out lbw, then recalled by the umpires, leading to a "heated exchange" involving Leicestershire captain Mark Cosgrove.

Tea at Trent Bridge and Scarborough

Nottinghamshire celebrate
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Definitely Nottinghamshire's session at Trent Bridge, reducing Lancashire to 249-5 at tea, with two wickets apiece for Stuart Broad and Brett Hutton.

The visitors lead by 51 runs.

Yorkshire have also reached tea against Middlesex at Scarborough - they are 132-5, still 39 runs behind.

Latest scores

Division One:

Durham 421-9 dec v Hampshire 472-9 dec & 174-4 - tea, day four

Nottinghamshire 474 v Lancashire 276 & 249-5 - day four

Yorkshire 406 & 128-5 v Middlesex 577 - day four

Division Two:

Essex 569 & 9-0 v Kent 207 & 370 - Essex won by 10 wickets

Worcestershire 349 & 164-4 (target 366) v Leicestershire 407 & 307-3 dec - day four

Derbyshire v Northamptonshire - match abandoned, wet outfield

Tea at Durham

Durham 421-9 dec v Hampshire 472-9 dec & 174-4

BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Chester-le-Street:

"A bit of drizzle has brought about an early tea. Hampshire lead by 225 and the game is going nowhere.

"I feel for those poor souls stuck on their galleons, sails limp, drifting on the tide. At some point I hope this vessel will be beached and the men onboard will be able to step ashore and shake hands.

"Until then, my friends. Until then!"