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Summary

  1. Hants make 321-6 to beat Yorkshire
  2. Warwickshire facing defeat at Surrey - Trott hits hundred
  3. Glos skittled for 61 by Kent in big loss
  4. Lancs' Alex Davies (140*) scores maiden first-class ton
  5. Essex set 478 to win by Lancs
  6. Notts complete comfortable 10-wicket win over Leics
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By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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Stumps - day three

That's all I've got time for today.

What a win for Hampshire at Headingley.

I'll be back tomorrow from 10.45 BST with coverage from the two remaining games - Essex v Lancashire and Surrey v Warwickshire.

See you then.

Close of play at The Oval

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 91 & 322-7

Meanwhile, it's stumps in south London.

Warwickshire are just about clinging on thanks to Jonathan Trott's unbeaten 141.

But they still need 41 runs to make Surrey bat again with three wickets remaining.

Hampshire beat Yorkshire by four wickets

Hampshire take 19 points back to the Ageas Bowl, while Yorkshire have to settle for five.

Special mention must go to Kyle Abbott as well.

The South African seamer's 7-41 in Yorkshire's second innings gave his side a sniff. And they took it.

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Hampshire beat Yorkshire by four wickets

What an extraordinary run-chase that was from Hampshire.

The 2014 & 15 champions have been beaten on their own ground by one of the favourites to go down.

Hats off to Lewis McManus and Gareth Berg - they showed so much composure at the end to see Hants over the line.

But it was a fine performance from the whole batting line-up with contributions by Jimmy Adams, Michael Carberry, James Vince, Rilee Rossouw and Liam Dawson.

BreakingHAMPSHIRE BEAT YORKSHIRE

Hampshire 141 & 321-6 beat Yorkshire 273 & 187 by four wickets

Gareth Berg smashes Ben Coad for six to win it! Hampshire have chased 320. Wow.

Hampshire need five runs

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141 & 315-6

Shot! Gareth Berg smears Ben Coad straight down the ground for four.

Five needed.

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David McArdle: To have a young wicketkeeper who can bat at seven and take you over the line in close games is going to be priceless for Hants.

It's been some innings by Lewis McManus under intense pressure David. He's 30 off 51 balls.

Hampshire need nine runs

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141 & 310-6

FOUR from Lewis McManus off Steven Patterson!

The target is down to nine runs. What an extraordinary chase this is.

Don't forget, Hampshire conceded a 132-run first-innings lead, but they've fought back superbly.

Hampshire need 15 runs; Yorkshire four wickets

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141 & 300-6

Hampshire should do this now!

Josh Shaw's 10th over goes for 11 runs, including a horrible misfield at gully by Jack Leaning to gift Gareth Berg a boundary.

Berg's stand with Lewis McManus is up to 42. But it's worth so much more than that.

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Tom H:  Enjoying #bbccricket coverage to fill the gap between Sunday football and #masterssunday tonight. Come on @hantscricket - singles will do!

Andy Bird: Great start to the season Yorks vs Hants. All that's missing now would be a hat-trick! #grippingstuff

Hampshire need 29 runs; Yorkshire four wickets

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141 & 291-6

Lewis McManus is some young player.

The Hampshire wicketkeeper creams Steven Patterson through the covers to take the target below 30.

There are only two scheduled overs remaining but I think they'll take the extra half-hour.

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Ruth Brooksbank: C'mon Yorks, take those final wickets - a win would be a great start to Ballance's captaincy.

Andy: You just know as a Hampshire fan if it was Yorkshire chasing they'd do it. Us? It's always nail biting  

Hampshire need 33 runs; Yorkshire four wickets

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141 & 287-6

Lewis McManus and Gareth Berg's stand is now worth 24 - and absolutely crucial for Hampshire.

It's going down to the wire at Headingley.

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Close of play at Chelmsford

Essex 159 & 89-2 v Lancashire 319 & 317-3 dec

Well batted Tom Westley and Dan Lawrence.

The Essex pair see out the final 17 overs of day three at Chelmsford to give their side a fighting chance of saving the game tomorrow.

Lancashire need eight wickets.

Haseeb Hameed
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WICKET Barker (lbw b Batty) 57

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 91 & 305-7

Keith Barker's fine innings comes to an end at The Oval and Surrey have the breakthrough they wanted.

Skipper Gareth Batty pins the all-rounder lbw.

Can Surrey wrap this up tonight? There are seven overs left.

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Dave Wood: Quite happy for Hampshire to knock these off in singles  

Hampshire need 39 runs; Yorkshire four wickets

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141 & 281-6

Are Hampshire now favourites again? I have no idea.

The target ticks below 40, Lewis McManus and Gareth Berg are both looking solid.

I'm pretty sure we're going to get a result this evening though - stay right here!

BreakingCloud spotted in London

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 91 & 301-6

The weather is turning at The Oval. Get your brollies out. Oh, it's still perfect.

Talking of perfect - Jonathan Trott and Keith Barker have just taken Warwickshire past 300.

It's been the Bears' session by a mile.

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Jonathan Tiley: As a Lancs fan I might (for the 1st time) want Yorkshire to win because Hampshire will battle with us to stay in Division One.  

Hampshire looking shaky

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141 & 275-6

Ben Coad bowls a super over to Lewis McManus, but gets no luck at all.

The young seamer twice finds the edge of the wicketkeeper, the second of which goes to the third-man boundary.

45 needed with 10 overs remaining tonight. But they may take the extra half-hour.

Essex digging in

Essex 159 & 74-2 v Lancashire 319 & 317-3 dec

Dan Lawrence and Tom Westley have steadied things for Essex after openers Nick Browne and Varun Chopra went in quick succession.

Six overs remain on day three at Chelmsford.

Dan Lawrence
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Fifty for Keith Barker

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 91 & 289-6

What a crucial innings from Keith Barker.

The Warwickshire all-rounder brings up his half-century with a four off Mark Footitt.

The Bears are inching towards making Surrey bat again. The deficit is 74.

WICKET Dawson (c & b Bresnan) 37

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141 & 263-6

What a catch by Tim Bresnan!

Liam Dawson gets a leading edge and the big seamer leaps forward and just about gets his left-hand underneath it.

Dawson looks to the heavens but is on his way. You never, ever, write Yorkshire off.

Hundred stand for Trott & Barker

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 91 & 282-6

How many times have we seen this over the last few seasons? Warwickshire's lower order are digging in.

Jonathan Trott and Keith Barker bring up their century stand for the seventh wicket.

Barker is such an important cog in the Warwickshire machine - the all-rounder is up to 47.

Trott is ticking along on 123.

Jonathan Trott
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Thrilling finish on cards at Headingley

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141 & 252-5

68 runs for Hampshire; five wickets needed for Yorkshire.

Where's your money? Batting is suddenly looking much more difficult as Ben Coad nips one past Liam Dawson's outside edge. Super delivery.

WICKET Rossouw (c Hodd b Bresnan) 47

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141 & 252-5

That brings the game alive again!

Tim Bresnan SCREAMS in celebration as he tempts Rilee Rossouw to nick behind.

It was a super innings from the South African, but it's a huge blow for Hampshire.

Lewis McManus is the new man in - 68 more still needed for Hants.

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Sean: Come on @LancsCCC let's get this season off to a great start!  

Varun Chopra
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Sean would no doubt like a few more images similar to this one - Essex opener Varun Chopra losing his off-stump to Ryan McLaren.

Gloucestershire all out for 61

Kent beat Gloucestershire by 334 runs

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That's some prediction from BBC Northampton's cricket commentator Alex Winter, but it was certainly a bit of a shambles this afternoon from Gloucestershire.

Hampshire now favourites? 78 needed

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141 & 242-4

Wow - Rilee Rossouw hits Tim Bresnan for back-to-back boundaries and Liam Dawson follows it up with two more fours at the start of Ben Coad's next over.

The target is suddenly down to 78. Dawson and Rossouw are looking magnificent.

Warwickshire's lower-order resisting

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 91 & 255-6

Jonathan Trott (116) and Keith Barker's (27) seventh-wicket stand is now worth 74.

But the deficit is still a problem - 108 needed to make Surrey bat again.

Watch Chopra's wicket

Essex 159 & 52-2 v Lancashire 319 & 317-3 dec

Count the cartwheels Varun Chopra's off stump takes. I make it four...

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WICKET Chopra (b McLaren) 29

Essex 159 & 52-2 v Lancashire 319 & 317-3 dec

Another one gone at Essex.

This time Varun Chopra is bowled by the skiddy Ryan McLaren.

Like his fellow opener Nick Browne, he got in and got out - not ideal when you're trying to bat four sessions to save the game.

I really need to learn how to spell Rilee Rossouw. Apologies if any of the Rossouw family are reading.

Less than 100 needed

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141 & 225-4

Milestone at Headingley.

Hampshire are now just 95 shy of their 320 target with six wickets in hand.

Rilee Rossouw (35 not out) and Liam Dawson (17 not out) are looking composed, despite the now-gloomy conditions in Leeds.

'Probably the worst delivery of spell'

Essex 159 & 43-1 v Lancashire 319 & 317-3 dec

Essex opener Nick Browne won't want to see this shot again...

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WICKET Browne (c Hameed b Parry) 18

Essex 159 & 40-1 v Lancashire 319 & 317-3 dec

There's one.

Lancashire spinner Stephen Parry, who did the damage in Essex's first innings, is at it again but it's an absolute gift.

Nick Browne  smacks a long-hop straight down the throat of Haseeb Hameed in the leg side after doing all the hard work to get a start.

The highly-rated Tom Westley comes to the crease needing to play one of the innings of his life.

Kent make a huge statement

Kent 298 & 246 beat Gloucestershire 149 & 61 by 334 runs

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It has been a remarkable day in Canterbury.

13 wickets would normally do you for two full days of County Championship cricket, but the members here were treated to it between lunch and tea today.

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Kent bowler Darren Stevens' 6-22 was the highlight of Gloucestershire's meagre second-innings total, his coach Matt Walker just described the 40-year-old as "like a fine wine, getting better with age."

All the talk going into this opening match of the season was whether Kent were promotion contenders.

A 334-run win today, while not answering that question, heavily implies they could be.

108 to win, six wickets in hand

Yorkshire 273 & 187 v Hampshire 141 & 212-4

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No need to apologise, I'm the master of bad jokes.

Yorkshire get the new ball in six overs - they'd love another wicket before then.