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Summary

  1. Northamptonshire beat Derbyshire with just a ball to spare
  2. Yorkshire complete innings victory over Warwickshire
  3. Hampshire draw with champions Middlesex, Surrey draw with Lancashire
  4. Century for England opener Keaton Jennings but Durham lose to Nottinghamshire
  5. Kent beat Sussex by 226 runs in Division Two

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By Adam Williams and Kalika Mehta

All times stated are UK

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And that's a wrap....

Well, not a bad four days across the Easter weekend and what a way to finish.

Derbyshire and Northamptonshire took it right down to the end to keep us entertained right into the evening.

Thanks for being with us in this round and as mentioned, it all resumes for the next set of fixtures on Friday.

Until then....

Coming next....

Lord's
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There's little respite at the start of this new County Championship season.

The next round starts on Friday and once again, all 18 sides are in action, including champions Middlesex back at Lord's, the scene of their last-day epic championship win in September.

Here's how the fixtures look:

Division One:

Ageas Bowl: Hampshire v Yorkshire

Old Trafford: Lancashire v Somerset

Lord's: Middlesex v Essex

Edgbaston: Warwickshire v Surrey

Division Two:

Bristol: Gloucestershire v Durham

Canterbury: Kent v Derbyshire

Grace Road: Leicestershire v Glamorgan

Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire v Sussex

New Road: Worcestershire v Northamptonshire

And of course, you'll be able to follow all the action across the four days right here on BBC Sport.

We'll get things started from around 10:30 BST on Friday.

How the tables look

Not that they mean too much after just two rounds, but here's how they stand in both divisions....

Division one
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Don't worry Warwickshire fans, still lots of games to play....

.....and in Division Two, not bad reading for Nottinghamshire and Northants fans....

Division two
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Close of play scores

And in case you've forgotten, we've had five other matches reach their conclusion today.

A reminder of how they finished on the way....

Northants in last-gasp win at Derby

Northamptonshire (307 & 330-7) beat Derbyshire (281 & 351-1 dec) by three wickets

If you've just joined us, you might well have missed the climax to an epic last session at Derby.

Here's how it unfolded....

Billy Godleman

Northants win despite Derbyshire record

Northants beat Derbyshire by three wickets with a ball to spare despite a record opening stand by the hosts.

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Kalika Mehta ladies and gentleman, take a bow, she described the finish of that one superbly!

Time for us to catch our breath and have a recap of things....

BreakingNORTHAMPTONSHIRE BEAT DERBYSHIRE BY THREE WICKETS

Northamptonshire 307 & 330-7 beat Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 by three wickets

An excellent day's play comes to an end as Rory Kleinveldt (16 not out) smacks the penultimate ball of the match for a huge six to lead Northamptonshire to a thrilling victory over Derbyshire at the Racecourse Ground.

The game swung from one team to the next in the final two sessions, following a contrived declaration in the morning, but Richard Levi's brilliant 99 off 79 balls proved decisive.

Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman can be proud of his side's efforts, but he'll be left wondering if the target of 326 off 65 overs was a little too kind to the visitors.

Northants on the other hand walk away with their second Championship victory in as many games.

Two wanted off two balls

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 324-7 (target 326)

Two singles taken, two runs left to get for Northants.

The Derbsyhire players meet for a conference, Daryn Smit waits with the ball in hand.

Four needed from four balls

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 322-7 (target 326)

Two dot balls to start the over...

Northants on the verge

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 322-7 (target 326)

Steven Crook sweeps Jeevan Mendis to the boundary ropes to put Northamptonshire on the verge of an impressive victory.

Just four required off the final over.

Kleinveldt releases the pressure

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 316-7 (target 326)

Rory Kleinveldt releases most of the pressure on Northamptonshire as he sweeps Daryn Smit's last ball for four.

10 needed off 12 balls.

Tension rising in the middle

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 308-7 (target 326)

The tension is rising out in the middle and also here in the office!

All four results are currently possible as Jeevan Mendis concedes just four runs off his 18th over.

18 required off 18 balls!

Derbyshire looking to waste time

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 304-7 (target 326)

With the last hour having begun at 17:31 BST, Derbyshire have raced through 12 overs with their two spinners Daryn Smit and Jeevan Patel. 

Hosts' captain Billy Godleman does not want to allow Northamptonshire any extra overs to try and reach the target, so is moving his field around and having some lengthy chats - much to the umpires' annoyance.

22 runs needed from 24 balls. Six runs have come from the last 18 balls, along with the wicket of Max Holden.

Champions Middlesex indebted to Voges knock

Hampshire (438) drew with Middlesex (356 & 278-9 dec)

Adam Voges scored 92 as champions Middlesex survived a scare on the final day against Hampshire.

Full report from the Ageas Bowl below...

Adam Voges

Voges guides Middlesex to Hants draw

Adam Voges scores 92 to help Middlesex's lower order keep Hampshire's bowlers at bay and earn a draw at the Ageas Bowl.

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Five wicket haul for Mendis

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 301-7 (target 326)

Another brilliant over from Sri Lankan spinner sees him claim his fifth wicket of the innings for concede just two runs.

Rory Kleinveldt (1 not out) and Steven Crook (6 not out) take Northamptonshire past 300.

25 runs needed off five overs. Suddenly it's the visitors who look nervous.

WICKET Holden (c Godleman b Mendis) 44

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 299-7 (target 326)

Well we may yet have a sting in the tail for Northamptonshire!

Jeevan Mendis strikes again as Max Holden makes his first mistake of the innings and it's a big one.

He tries to go after the spinner and Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman gobbles up the catch at mid-on.

27 needed off 34 balls as Rory Kleinveldt comes to the crease.

Smit causing problems for Crook

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 299-6 (target 326)

Steven Crook is almost bowled around his legs by Daryn Smit but survives by the skin of his teeth.

Just one off the over, 27 needed off 6 overs.

Holden with supreme confidence

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 298-6 (target 326)

Max Holden has moved on to 43, after sweeping Jeevan Mendis for three, off just 57 balls.

28 runs needed off 42 balls, which is exactly four runs needed an over.

Easy peasy, you'd think - especially with the form Holden is in.

Northants easing towards victory

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 293-6 (target 326)

Some untidy fielding is costing Derbyshire at a time where they need to save every run possible.

Daryn Smit drops the ball short and is swept away by Max Holden, who moves on to 39.

33 runs needed of 48 balls for Northamptonshire.

Holden keeps Northants ticking over

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 286-6 (target 326)

If Max Holden is feeling the nerves out in the middle, you wouldn't be able to tell.

The 19-year-old sweeps spinner Jeevan Mendis for four to pick up an invaluable boundary to keep the score ticking over for Northamptonshire.

Just 40 required off nine overs now.

Spring in Derbyshire's step

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 279-6 (target 326)

The wicket of Richard Levi seems to have just added an ever so slight spring to the step of the Derbyshire players.

The calm head of Steven Crook is out in the middle with young Max Holden (28 not out) for Northamptonshire now as the target comes down to 47 off 60 balls.

Who is going to blink first?

WICKET Levi (c Wilson b Mendis) 99

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 276-6 (target 326)

You couldn't make it up!

Richard Levi gives away his wicket just one away from his century as he is caught behind off Jeevan Mendis off his pads. 

A disappointing way to get out, but Levi has all but taken Northamptonshire to victory.

The visitors need 50 off 11 overs with four wickets remaining, after just a single and wicket off the over. Is there any twist yet to come in the match?

Tension rises in Derbyshire

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 275-5 (target 326)

Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman must be wondering if he set a big enough target.

Richard Levi moves on to 99 as he sends the final ball of Daryn Smit's over to the boundary.

Just 51 required from 12 overs and it looks like the hosts are running out of ideas in Derbyshire.

Kumar shows class to secure Surrey a draw

Surrey 319 & 323-3 dec (f/o) drew with Lancashire (470)

As we await the conclusion of this final game, a reminder that Kumar Sangakkara scored another century to add to his collection to ensure Surrey secured a draw against Lancashire in Division One.

Full report available for your reading pleasure below....

Kumar Sangakkara (left) and Scott Borthwick were previously team-mates together with Durham in 2014

Sangakkara & Borthwick earn Surrey draw

Kumar Sangakkara hits 136 and Scott Borthwick makes an unbeaten 108 as Surrey escape with a draw against Lancashire.

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50 partnership for Levi and Holden

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 266-5 (target 326)

Richard Levi (94 not out) is not taking any risks with spinners being deployed from both ends and there is no need for the Northamptonshire man.

Max Holden (21 not out) and Levi's sixth-wicket stand is now worth 52 and you would imagine that if either of these two players is there at the end the visitors will win.

60 needed of 13 overs.

Northants 'on course'

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 261-5 (target 326)

Alex Winter

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Northants right on course in this big chase.

It was going to take a leading innings from the top of the order - Rob Newton provided it with a fine 98 - and contributions from the naturally aggressive middle order - and Richard Levi is ticking that box too.

The progress since tea has been excellent and put Derbyshire back on the defensive. 

Northants still have Steven Crook and Rory Kleinveldt to come to try and finish this chase off. 

But work still to do with time ticking away.

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Levi moves into the 90s

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 261-5 - (target 326)

We're into the final hour of play at Derbyshire and Richard Levi (92 not out) hits the first run in nine balls to move on to 90.

This result still looks to be heading in one direction but a couple of quick wickets for the hosts and Northamptonshire's players will start to get twitchy.

The visitors need another 65 runs off 14 overs.

Mendis bowls a rare maiden

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 257-5 - (target 326)

Jeevan Mendis bowls a very rare maiden over for Derbyshire.

The hosts are in danger of losing points rather than gaining any as they're currently -3 for their over rate. It's all going wrong for Billy Godleman and his men this evening.

69 needed off 15.

Smit continues to tie up an end

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 257-5 - (target 326)

Daryn Smit concedes just three runs from his third over but without much penetration.

Unless they pick up some quite wickets, the hosts are headed to defeat against Northamptonshire.

The target is now 69 off 16 overs as we enter the last hour....

Holden joins the party

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 254-5 - (target 326)

Max Holden (15 not out) is living up his reputation of being an impressive young batsman. The 19-year-old sends Jeevan Mendis to the boundary at cow corner to pick up the first four in three overs.

Another 77 runs needed from 17 overs for Northamptonshire now.

Spinners apply the breaks

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 245-5 - (target 326)

Just six runs have come off the last two overs but that's not going to be enough for Derbyshire, they need wickets and quickly!

Northamptonshire need another 81 runs off 18 overs.

Levi sends the ball in to orbit

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 239-5 - (target 326)

Daryn Smit becomes Derbyshire's eighth bowler to be used in this innings and Richard Levi greets him by sending his first ball 30 rows back.

Levi moves on to 85 off just 62 balls with his fourth maximum of the innings.

87 runs needed of 20 overs. Derbyshire need wickets and quickly.

Runs continue to flow for Levi

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 227-5 (target 326)

Richard Levi wants an early bath, clearly! Luis Reece is the latest bowler to feel the full brunt of the Northamptonshire's batsman wrath as his over is dispatched for 11.

The target is now under 100, the visitors need 99 off 22 overs. Easy, right?

WICKET Newton (c Wilson b Mendis) 98

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 214-5 (target 326)

Oh Rob Newton! The Northamptonshire batsman becomes the latest in a long list in this round of games to get out in the 90s!

Having played so well, Newton is caught behind attempting to reverse sweep spinner Jeevan Mendis.

It was a little bit of a needless shot but Richard Levi is now joined by Max Holden - The England U19 captain, who is on loan from Middlesex.

Levi hits his third maximum

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 213-4

Richard Levi (64 not out) launches his third six of his innings dispatching Luis Reece over the boundary rope this time.

Rob Newton (98 not out) is just enjoying the entertainment from his ideal vantage point at the opposite end of the crease.

Northants are pacing this chase absolutely perfectly, the visitors need another 112 runs off 24 overs.

And then there was one....

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 206-4 (target 326)

So, all eyes on Derby then.

Northants are in pursuit of 326 and there are just over 24 overs remaining for them to chase another 120 runs.

50 for Levi off 39 balls

Derbyshire 281 & 351-1 v Northamptonshire 307 & 194-4

Richard Levi is in full on Twenty20 mode as he reaches his half century off just 39 balls with six fours and two maximums.

Levi's partnership with Rob Newton (91 not out) has moved on to 70 now and Northants target is now 132 runs off 26 overs.

BreakingSurrey draw with Lancashire

Surrey 319 & 322-3 dec (f/o) v Lancashire 470

And one draw brings another in quick succession....

Hands also shaken at The Oval, where after fourth day centuries for Kumar Sangakkara (136) and Scott Borthwick (108 not out) there was little in it for the bowlers.

So, both sides remain unbeaten in their opening two games. It's two draws for the Red Rose and a win and a draw for Surrey.

BreakingHampshire draw with Middlesex

Hampshire 438 v Middlesex 356 & 278-9 dec

So, that is indeed that at Ageas Bowl.

At one stage, it looked like Hampshire were going to force a big win over the champions.

But, Middlesex's lower-order stood firm and saw it out.

Hands are shaken and it's an early finish.