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  1. Middlesex beat Somerset with two balls left
  2. Adam Lyth hits century for Yorkshire
  3. Matt Quinn takes seven wickets for Essex
  4. Warwickshire and Hampshire set to draw
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By Tom Garry

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That's it for Wednesday's play

Middlesex beat Somerset with two balls remaining

Thanks for joining me then, on the day that Middlesex successfully chased down 302 runs to win in a frantic finale at Taunton.

Warwickshire and Hampshire played out a rain-hit draw at Edgbaston, while Surrey and Yorkshire look likely to draw at the Oval after a fine Adam Lyth century for the visitors.

And Matt Quinn's seven-wicket haul has helped Essex on Day One v Gloucestershire at Cheltenham.

You can read all of today's match reports in full here.

That's it from me today - good evening!

Stumps at Cheltenham

Gloucestershire 218-8 v Essex

A good day for Essex at Cheltenham ends with Gloucestershire's Craig Miles (45) and Liam Norwell (7) set to resume in the morning.

Overton to miss ENG Lions series

Middlesex beat Somerset with two balls to spare

There is more bad news for Somerset today as it has been confirmed that Jamie Overton will miss the England Lions matches against Pakistan A and Sri Lanka A later in July.

A statement on Somerset's website said he suffered a lower back injury during the first innings against Middlesex.

Quinn makes it Essex's day

Gloucestershire 214-8 v Essex

Meanwhile, over at Cheltenham, Gloucester are 214-8 and Essex's Matt Quinn has seven wickets to his name. They're in the final over on Day One there.

Middlesex win by two wickets

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 302-8

Wow! What a run chase that was. Somerset declared and set Middlesex 302 to win - and they managed it. John Simpson is their hero today. His 79 from 80 has won this match in the end.


Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 302-8

John Simpson hits a huge six and the Middlesex celebrations begin! They have won with two balls to spare!

He struck it over square leg and Somerset cannot believe they have lost this match.

Into the final over at Taunton

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 294-8

So, six balls remain. Middlesex need eight runs to win, Somerset need two wickets.

Hold on to your hats, everyone. This is almost as tight as it gets.

John Simpson (73) is on strike. Jim Allenby will bowl the final over.

WICKET Eskinazi (c C Overton b Groenewald 11)

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 292-8

Stevie Eskinazi is caught. Both sides still feel they can win this!

Nine balls left. 10 runs to win, two wickets left.

Two overs to go at Taunton

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 291-7

12 deliveries still to come. Just 11 runs to win.

Stevie Eskinazi found two fours, after John Simpson had smashed a six, as Middlesex took 16 from the third-to-last over. Somerset look very worried now...

Three overs left at Taunton

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 275-7

Three overs remain. Middlesex need 27 runs to win, 26 to tie.

Somerset might still fancy finding those three remaining wickets.

Terrific drama to conclude Wednesday's play at Taunton.

Stumps at the Oval

Surrey 267 v Yorkshire 207-3

Day Three at the Oval comes to and end with Adam Lyth (116) and Steven Patterson (5) set to resume in the morning, with Yorkshire 60 runs behind.

An 18:30 BST restart at Cheltenham

Gloucestershire 20-47 v Essex

WICKET Rayner (b Leach 0)

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 271-7

There's another one! Two wickets in the over for Jack Leach as Ollie Rayner is out to his second ball.

This is all getting rather interesting, isn't it?! What will Middlesex do now?

WICKET Fuller (c Trego b Leach 36)

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 271-6

James Fuller goes after scoring 36 from 18 balls.

Somerset need four wickets to win.

Middlesex need 31 runs to win.

4.2 overs remain.

Five overs left at Taunton

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 268-5

Suddenly, Middlesex need just 34 runs from five overs to win this match. That's thanks to a spell of 62 runs from the past three overs - aided by some generous wides from Somerset's Craig Overton.

What a finish this could be at Taunton...

Rain stops play at Cheltenham

Gloucestershire 204-7 v Essex

WICKET Gale (c Foakes b T Curran 61)

Surrey 267 v Yorkshire 197-3

Andrew Gale is caught behind! Yorkshire still trail by 70 runs.

22 runs from one over

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 228-5

A remarkable over breathes fresh life into Middlesex's hopes of a stunning victory. Here's how it played out:

James Fuller took a single.John Simpson hit one away for four.Tim Groenewald conceded 1 bye.Fuller found another four.Fuller smashed one away for six.Fuller found a second consecutive six.

Game on? They need 74 more runs.

Eight overs left at Taunton

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 206-5

96 runs needed from eight overs. That's Middlesex's tough challenge, to win. But they don't look likely to try and chase that down. Somerset want five more wickets.

100 for Lyth at the Oval

Surrey 267 v Yorkshire 180-2

Adam Lyth
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From 159 balls, Adam Lyth reaches a century for Yorkshire, sealing it with his 11th four of the innings.

His partner out in the middle, Andrew Gale, has a 50.

WICKET Franklin (lbw b Allenby 28)

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 185-5

Well, well, well. Middlesex lose their fifth wicket and now might Somerset be ever-so-slightly eyeing victory?

The hosts need five more wickets after JIm Allenby bowls James Franklin lbw. Middlesex are running out of overs to score enough runs to win themselves.

Hosts recovering at Cheltenham

Gloucestershire 191-7 v Essex

Craig Miles and David Payne have brought up a 50 partnership for Gloucestershire at Cheltenham. The hosts endured something of a collapse in the middle order earlier today but these two have steadied the ship somewhat.

Draw looking more likely?

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 177-4

Jim Allenby
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Jim Allenby (0-18) has bowled very economically from his six overs and the run chase from Middlesex looks like it will not continue. They'll be looking to avoid defeat now, you'd think.

Less than 14 overs left, 125 runs needed to win.

Runs slowing down for Middlesex?

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 165-4

Middlesex need 137 runs in 17 overs. Tim Groenewald is doing his best to slow the run rate and has just bowled a third maiden. His figures are 4-50.

Play resumes at the Oval

Surrey 267 v Yorkshire 136-2

....aaaaand they're back out in the middle again. 16 overs left at the Oval this evening. Adam Lyth might have his sights on a century.

Bad light delays play at the Oval

Surrey 267 v Yorkshire 136-2

The covers are going on....

Warwickshire and Hampshire draw

Warwickshire 398-6 v Hampshire 531

After three-and-a-half days of sedate cricket and rain, the match at Edgbaston burst into life as Warwickshire chased an unlikely fifth batting point. They got mighty close as Rikki Clarke and Keith Barker plundered 18 runs off the final over to leave them two shy of 400 and collecting maximum batting bonus points. It ended up being the last over of the game as the players troop off having shaken hands.

Kalika MehtaBBC Sport at Edgbaston

BreakingMatch drawn - Warwickshire v Hampshire

Warwickshire 398-6 v Hampshire 531

WICKET Bailey (b Groenewald 4)

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 155-4

Another wicket! Are things swinging in Somerset's favour? The run rate has slowed too.

Tim Groenewald (4-48) is bowling well for the hosts. He adds the scalp of George Bailey to his collection.

Tea at Cheltenham

Gloucestershire 164-7 v Essex

Gloucestershire reached Tea with David Payne (11) and Craig Miles (18) in the middle but Essex's Matt Quinn has been the star on Day One of this match.

Quinn (6-46) has his first five-wicket haul for the county and has all the wickets that have fallen since lunch.

Hain and Ambrose perish

Warwickshire 380-6 v Hampshire 531

In pursuit of reaching 400 before 110 overs to pick up maximum batting bonus points, Sam Hain and Tim Ambrose have fallen trying to play expansive shots. The loss of those two wickets has give Hampshire another bowling bonus point with shake of hands between the players almost certainly just a matter of minutes away.

Kalika MehtaBBC Sport at Edgbaston

WICKET Gubbins (c Allenby b Groenewald 76)

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 150-3

Nick Gubbins, the man who has done so much of the damage for Middlesex in this run chase, is caught off Tim Groenewald. A big moment in this match? It could well be.

100 for Ambrose at Edgbaston

Warwickshire 372-4 v Hampshire 531

After facing 187 balls, Tim Ambrose gets a century for Warwickshire.

Ambrose and Hain have together added 220 runs, spending 57 overs together in the middle.

Maiden over slows run chase

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 122-2

But that 13-run over is followed by a much-needed maiden. Well bowled, Tim Groenewald.

180 runs needed to win

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 122-2

Nick Gubbins adds 13 runs from one over, including his second huge six of this innings, to move Middlesex to 122-2.

50 for Gubbins at Taunton

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 109-2

Nick Gubbins has a half century from 49 balls.

Middlesex need another 193 runs to win. There are 29 overs left.

WICKET Malan (c Overton b Groenewald 32)

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 108-2

An outstanding, diving catch from Craig Overton sends Dawid Malan back to the changing rooms for 32. Magic stuff.

Can that halt Middlesex's chase? They have reduced the target to around six an over...

Wickets tumbling at Cheltenham

Gloucestershire 133-6 v Essex

Gloucestershire have had something of a middle-order collapse at Cheltenham, slipping from 110-2 to 133-6.

Matthew Quinn is doing the damage for Essex with impressive figures of 5-39.

Play resumes at Taunton

Somerset 236 & 446-9d v Middlesex 381 & 87-1

Right then, they are back out at Taunton and Middlesex resume with an immediate four from Nick Gubbins. Daunting stuff for Somerset fans.

Time for some Tea

Wednesday's County Championship action

If you'll forgive me, Gloucestershire and Essex fans, I'm going to have a cuppa as well, while the other matches have taken a pause...