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Summary

  1. Yorkshire need just one more wicket for big win against Warwickshire
  2. Seamer Ben Coad takes 10 wickets in match at Edgbaston
  3. Ex-England captain Alastair Cook scores 110 as Essex beat Somerset by eight wickets
  4. Worcestershire beat Glamorgan; Gloucestershire beat Leicestershire in Division Two

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By Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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Time's up

And that - after a little bit of bonus added action - is time for us to roll on the covers at the end of another day's play.

We've seen wins for three counties (almost a fourth) and plenty of twists in a few other games.

Still plenty of action to come as we round off this set of fixtures on Easter Monday. 

Join myself and Kalika Mehta from 10:45 BST for the conclusion.

Until then.....

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Close of play scores

Right, before we go, let's just give you a look at the close of play scores......

Close of play at Edgbaston

Warwickshire 178 & 85-9 v Yorkshire 381

So that's your lot for the day and what a day for Yorkshire and Ben Coad once more.

The young seamer has another five-wicket haul and 10 wickets in the match.

Warwickshire have a lot of soul-searching to do with the bat and they are still 118 runs behind avoiding an innings defeat with just the one wicket in hand.

Bad light stops play

Warwickshire 178 & 85-9 v Yorkshire 381

And what an anti-climax!

Umpires have decided that it is indeed too dim now and the floodlights have taken over the natural light.

Off we go four overs shy of the extra allotted eight.

Warwickshire 178 & 85-9 v Yorkshire 381

Maiden over from Adil Rashid as the ball just passes by Oliver Hannon-Dalby's outside edge.

Shot Jeetan!

Warwickshire 178 & 85-9 v Yorkshire 381

Jeetan Patel isn't going down without some resistance for Warwickshire.

He flicks a nice shot through the legside off his legs for four off Adam Lyth's last ball.

Five overs remaining...

Lyth on at the other end

Warwickshire 178 & 79-9 v Yorkshire 381

So, one wicket required and six overs to bowl tonight.

Adam Lyth comes on at the other end as Yorkshire try to win it with spin.

WICKET Wright (b Rashid) 6

Warwickshire 178 & 79-9 v Yorkshire 381

Yorkshire may have been forced to turn to their spinners due to the fading light at Edgbaston but Adil Rashid is no mug with the ball.

A loss of concentration for Chris Wright sees the Warwickshire seamer bowled through the gate by the spinner.

One wicket left for the visitors to clinch an impressive innings win.

Rashid on for Yorkshire

Warwickshire 178 & 79-8 v Yorkshire 381

So, an over of Tim Bresnan at the start of this extra time and now Adil Rashid is on.

Looks like the umpires have told Gary Ballance he can only use his spinners in the fading light.

And we continue....

Warwickshire 178 & 71-8 v Yorkshire 381

So, overtime it is in Birmingham.

Another half an hour's action for Yorkshire to try and wrap this up.

Last over at Edgbaston?

Warwickshire 178 & 65-8 v Yorkshire 381

David Willey to bowl for Yorkshire.

Is this the last over of the day or is Gary Ballance going to go for the win this evening?

Close of play at Derby

Derbyshire 281 & 142-0 v Northamptonshire 307

Last of the day's action in Division Two has reached stumps.

Derbyshire looking pretty in that one after three days with a lead of 116 with all second innings wickets in hand.

Three overs (minimum) to go at Edgbaston

Warwickshire 178 & 56-8 v Yorkshire 381

Last three overs (potentially) at Edgbaston.

Will Yorkshire wrap it up before we even need an extra half hour?

There is one fan left at Edgbaston and he is being treated to a masterclass in fast bowling by seamer Ben Coad.

Close of play at Ageas Bowl

Hampshire 438 v Middlesex 356 & 111-4

Time up at the Ageas Bowl on day three.

Hampshire almost snatched a fifth Middlesex wicket in the last over but Steven Finn survived an edge through the slip cordon off Kyle Abbott that somehow didn't go to hand at catch-able height.

Middlesex are just 29 runs ahead going into the last day with six second-innings wickets remaining. 

WICKET Porterfield (c Bresnan b Coad) 20

Warwickshire 178 & 54-8 v Yorkshire 381

Warwickshire are folding like a pack of cards and the hottest property in county cricket right now, Ben Coad, has his second five-wicket haul of the match.

William Porterfield is latest scalp as he's caught at first slip.

That eighth wicket means that Yorkshire can claim the extra half an hour to try and finish the match this evening, if they require it.

Close of play at The Oval

Surrey 319 & 55-1 (f/o) v Lancashire 470

And after another day of lots of overs, it's time at The Oval on the third day between Surrey and Lancashire.

Advantage Red Rose you could say...

And that is stumps...Surrey 55-1 trailing by 96 runs..Stoneman 22*, Borthwick 4* #bbccricket

And that is stumps...Surrey 55-1 trailing by 96 runs..Stoneman 22*, Borthwick 4* #bbccricket

Another scalp for Kyle Abbott

Hampshire 438 v Middlesex 356 & 103-4

Kyle Abbott's in the wickets again for Hampshire.

Middlesex looked to be watchfully playing their way to the close until Stevie Eskinazi took a waft at a wide one outside off stump to give Lewis McManus a catch behind.

Middlesex only 21 runs ahead.

WICKET Barker (c Hodd b Patterson) 10

Warwickshire 178 & 40-7 v Yorkshire 381

Another one bites the dust at Edgbaston as it looks like Warwickshire are headed for a huge innings defeat tonight.

Keith Barker is the latest casualty as a slashes at a wide ball from Steven Patterson and is caught behind for 10.

Eight overs left in the day, surely they players won't be back tomorrow?

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And you can tune your digital radio to BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra to enjoy the final overs of this third day between Warwickshire and Yorkshire.

Back on at Edgbaston

Warwickshire 178 & 36-6 v Yorkshire 381

They've been playing cover hokey-cokey in Birmingham today, but finally the players are back out at Edgbaston.

Is 11 overs enough time for Yorkshire to wrap up victory tonight?

WICKET Burns (c Davies b Kerrigan) 20

Surrey 319 & 43-1 (f/o) v Lancashire 470

Almost the end of the day at The Oval, but just time for Lancashire to bag a Surrey wicket at the start of their second innings.

Rory Burns is out for the second time today with Alex Davies claiming a catch off him again and Surrey are still 109 runs behind.

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Allan Lamb and Graeme Hick
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Allan Roast Lamb and Graeme Chick would be a formidable middle-order pairing

Home ground: Eggbaston

Umpires: Ken PalmSunday and Bunny Bowden

1. John Egg-rich

2. Sam Northeaster

3. Graeme Chick

4. Allan Roast Lamb (captain)

5. Egg Chappell

6. Roger Bunny

7. Warren Egg (wicket-keeper)

8. Chris Yolkes

9. Graham Daffo-Dilley

10. Graham 'Bunny' Onions

11. Jonathan Egg-new (designated for post-match media duties)

12th man Ned Eggkersley

Right, are you lot ready for the big moment of the day?

Your #EasterXI selection is on the way imminently....

Million-pound man Stokes shining at the IPL

Ben Stokes gets Virat Kohli out

England and Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes is clearly unfazed by being the most expensive ever player in the Indian Premier League.

Stokes, who really could have been of use to the hosts at Chester-le-Street today, has just dismissed Virat Kohli.

It's just his second wicket in his fifth match for Rising Pune Supergiants.

Middlesex ahead but made to work

Hampshire 438 v Middlesex 356 & 87-3

Kevan James

BBC Radio Solent at Ageas Bowl

Kyle Abbott
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Kyle Abbott's first spell, taking two wickets, threatened to put this match totally in Hampshire's favour. 

The South African found seam movement on a pitch that had been lifeless for the best part of two days.

Abbott should have had a third when Eskinazi was dropped at first slip when on six.

Then Malan was bowled by Wheal not offering a shot to the right-armer, who came round the wicket.

Things have calmed down since then, but whatever happens from now, Hampshire have sent a firm message out.

After a win at Yorkshire last week and now a good performance against the defending champions, they are a much-improved side.

Close of play at Hove

Sussex 291 v Kent 304 & 413-5

Sadly no more play possible for the day at Hove.

Bad light has curtailed the third day. They'll come back for the final day tomorrow with Kent holding a lead of 426.

Play resumes at Derbyshire

Derbyshire 281 & 94-0 v Northamptonshire 307

Despite the rain's best efforts, the players are back out at Derbyshire with Billy Godleman and Luis Reece looking to extend their unbroken opening stand for the hosts.

14.4 overs are still to be bowled, so we're looking a few late finishes across the country.

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Raju Mazumder: Tamim Eggbal. This team would play at Christchurch 

Back under way at The Oval

Surrey 319 & 16-0 (f/o) v Lancashire 470

Play has resumed under brighter skies south of the River Thames.

Surrey with another seven overs to negotiate before the close.

Looking much better now ... not an expert on clouds but that looks quite spectacular over the Pavilion #bbccricket

Looking much better now ... not an expert on clouds but that looks quite spectacular over the Pavilion #bbccricket

Kent put Sussex to the sword

Sussex 291 v Kent 304 & 413-5

Adam Whitty

BBC Radio Kent at Hove

This, you feel, is where County Championship does itself few favours.

The lights are on, the umpires are out there, but the players are off.

People have paid to see entertainment, but the light regulations in cricket meant that all had to be curtailed, despite the fact that, although it is gloomy, cricket could be played right now.

Sam Northeast and Darren Stevens
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Sussex will be happy to stay huddled in their dressing room, as the smiling assassins would have carried on the carnage they were dishing out to the hosts' bowlers before play was delayed.

Sam Northeast (173 not out) and Darren Stevens (71 not out) were sending the ball all over the shop; their 161-run partnership coming at over a run a ball.

By the end, every Sussex fielder was on the boundary. It was remarkable stuff. As it is though, you would expect Kent captain Sam Northeast to declare. 

Sussex will either have a tricky half an hour to face this evening, or they will have to emerge tomorrow trying to save the match, or chase what may be a nominal 426.

Play to restart at 18:15 BST at Edgbaston

Warwickshire 178 & 36-6 v Yorkshire 381

Stephan Shemilt

BBC Sport at Edgbaston

The umpires have had a look and the covers are coming off. 

Warwickshire will have to face the music again tonight, there are 10.2 overs to be bowled.

WICKET Malan (b Wheal) 10

Hampshire 438 v Middlesex 356 & 44-3

Hampshire well and truly in control of this game now as they claim a third wicket in Middlesex's second innings.

Brad Wheal gets through Dawid Malan who foolishly leaves one alone outside off that nips in and takes off stump.

The champions are still 38 runs behind.

Rain stops play at The Oval

Surrey 319 & 16-0 (f/o) v Lancashire 470

The rain is getting the best of most matches now as the players are forced off the pitch at The Oval.

It is probably a welcome respite from the cold for all the players mind.

Just 11.3 overs possible on day three at Chester-le-Street

Durham 162 & 201-7 v Nottinghamshire 305

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Keaton Jennings
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Amid trips to the pavilion, the loo and the kettle, Peter Kay's Car Share has lifted the spirits in the Durham commentary room today because there's been little else going on.

Only 11.3 overs have been possible on day three, robbing Nottinghamshire of hopes of an early finish. 

In that time Ryan Pringle was bowled by Jake Ball for two, while Harry Gurney bowled Stuart Poynter for 17 as the batsman tried to drive the left-hand bowler through the covers and got an inside edge onto the stumps.

Durham will resume the final day on 201-7 in their second innings, leading by only 58 runs, although Keaton Jennings has 82 not out.

Close of play at Chester-le-Street

Durham 162 & 201-7 v Nottinghamshire 305

All over for the day in the north east.

Rain has sadly won the day there with Durham only 58 runs ahead and three second-innings wickets remaining.

PLAY ABANDONED: The rain gets the better of Day 3 at the Emirates Riverside. Durham are 201/7 with a lead of 58 #DurvNotts

So, that's wins for three counties today if you're just joining us.

Worcestershire, Essex and now Gloucestershire beating the elements to seal victory.

Still six games standing though....

BreakingGloucestershire beat Leicestershire by an innings and six runs

Another result in Division Two and despite Ned Eckersley's defiance, Leicestershire have lost to Gloucestershire at Bristol.

The hosts wrap it up inside three days at Bristol.

Eckersley was the last man out for the Foxes for 85 to go alongside his first-innings 88.

Surrey dismissed and forced to follow on

Surrey 319 v Lancashire 470

Lancashire celebrate
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Surrey's peculiar first innings is all over at 319 as Stephen Parry picks up the last two wickets in consecutive balls.

The hosts are 151 runs behind and will be asked to follow-on.

It looked far from likely before lunch when they were seemingly cruising on a benign surface at 211-2.