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Summary

  1. Essex beat Warwickshire by an innings & 164 runs
  2. Match figures of 14-128 for Simon Harmer
  3. Lancs beat Hants by an innings & 30 runs
  4. Worcs chase 399 to beat Kent
  5. Clarke & Mitchell hit tons
  6. Durham beat Glamorgan for first win of 2017

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By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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Next up - day/night games

I'll be back on Monday with Felix Keith for the historic round of day-night fixtures.

They get under way at 14:00 BST.

Yep, I'm happy about it too Mohammad. Hope you can join us then.

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And that's your lot for this round of the County Championship.

Good one wasn't it?

BreakingDURHAM BEAT GLAMORGAN

Durham 402 & 158-1 beat Glamorgan 295 & 263 by nine wickets

Stephen Cook smacks two boundaries and it's all over! Durham win their first Championship game of the summer.

The South Africa opener finishes on 89 off 78 balls.

Durham, who started the season on minus 48 points, are up to plus 14!

Durham 402 & 150-1 v Glamorgan 295 & 263

Durham need seven more. There won't be time for Stephen Cook to get the 19 needed for his century, but I don't think he'll be too fussed.

Big win for Worcestershire

That four-wicket win over Kent has pushed Worcestershire above their rivals into second.

Nottinghamshire are going to win the league, barring an array of injuries, so forget about them.

It's all down to second place as two teams go up this year.

Glamorgan will add another five points to their total when their match ends in a few minutes.

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Durham 402 & 145-1 v Glamorgan 295 & 263

Straight down the ground. Four. And again!

Jack Burnham smashes Andrew Salter for back-to-back boundaries either side of the stumps.

We're into the final few minutes of this latest round of County Championship action folks. I feel a bit tearful.

Durham into positive numbers

Durham 402 & 134-1 v Glamorgan 295 & 263

Durham will take 23 points from this victory, meaning they will go past zero in the points column.

Plus 14 in fact. Could this be the win needed to kickstart their season?

WICKET Steel (c Carey b Salter) 51

Durham 402 & 129-1 v Glamorgan 295 & 263

And now he goes! Andrew Salter dismisses Cameron Steel, but it's not going to change the course of the match.

The young opener chips Salter straight to Lukas Carey at mid-off.

Jack Burnham is in at three with 28 needed for victory.

Fifty for Steel

Durham 402 & 126-0 v Glamorgan 295 & 263

So now we're down to one match. And it's not going to be long before this one's over.

Cameron Steel goes to his half-century. Durham need another 31. Easy.

Joe Clarke leads Worcs to victory

Worcestershire beat Kent by four wickets

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BreakingWORCESTERSHIRE BEAT KENT

Worcestershire 336 & 401-6 beat Kent 260 & 474 by four wickets

They've done it! Worcestershire have pulled off the third highest run chase in their history.

It's a first defeat of the season for Kent.

Ed Barnard drives his first ball to the boundary to get the Pears over the line.

But the story of the innings was all about Daryl Mitchell and Joe Clarke. Mitchell struck a brilliant 142, Clarke finishes 110 not out to go with a first-innings' century.

Superb from the 21-year-old.

WICKET Whiteley (b Shah) 29

Worcestershire 336 & 397-6 v Kent 260 & 474

Bowled 'im! Ross Whiteley misses a straight one trying to win the game with a max. Yasir Shah has five wickets.

But it doesn't matter too much, Whiteley had done his job biffing 29 off 19 balls.

Ed Barnard comes in with two to win.

SMASH!

Worcestershire 336 & 397-5 v Kent 260 & 474

Straight down the ground from Ross Whiteley off Yasir Shah - the ball whistles to the boundary almost taking out the umpire.

Then he goes even bigger! Six over the sightscreen.

Worcestershire need two to win.

Worcestershire need 12 to win

Worcestershire 336 & 387-5 v Kent 260 & 474

Any nerves Worcestershire had about 20 minutes ago will have settled now.

Matt Coles concedes eight off the over and victory is in sight for the hosts.

And the sun is out.

Worcestershire 336 & 383-5 v Kent 260 & 474

Four more! Joe Clarke whips Matt Coles through mid-wicket and Joe Weatherley can't chase it down.

This has been one of the best knocks you will see from Clarke.

Six for Whiteley

Worcestershire 336 & 379-5 v Kent 260 & 474

HUGE!

Ross Whiteley isn't going to hang around at New Road.

The all-rounder smashes Yasir Shah over the leg-side fence for a big six and finishes the over with another boundary.

14 off it, Worcestershire need just 20.

Fifty for Stephen Cook

Durham 402 & 96-0 v Glamorgan 295 & 263

Durham are cantering to a first victory of 2017.

Stephen Cook brings up his half-century off 49 balls and only 61 more are required.

Worcestershire 336 & 364-5 v Kent 260 & 474

And now Ross Whiteley joins the boundary club with a sublime drive through the covers off Mitch Claydon.

Worcestershire are still big favourites. They need 35 with capable batsmen still to come.

Worcestershire 336 & 360-5 v Kent 260 & 474

Joe Clarke isn't going to let Kent ruin the party.

He cuts Yasir Shah away for his 15th boundary.

39 to go.

WICKET Cox (c Northeast b Shah) 2

Worcestershire 336 & 355-5 v Kent 260 & 474

Surely Worcestershire can't throw it away?

Ben Cox drives Yasir Shah straight to Sam Northeast in the covers to give the Pakistan spinner his third wicket in three overs.

The hosts still need 44 at an overcast New Road - Ross Whiteley comes in on a pair.

Second century for Joe Clarke

Worcestershire 336 & 353-4 v Kent 260 & 474

Joe Clarke
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Glorious! Joe Clarke drives Mitch Claydon through the covers to bring up his second century of the match.

It's been an outstanding performance from the Shropshire-born 21-year-old.

And he's taking his side to a much-needed victory after a difficult few weeks.

Hants must 'stay positive'

Lancashire beat Hampshire by an innings and 30 runs

Hampshire coach Craig White says his batsmen need to work on their technique against swing bowling following their innings defeat by Lancashire.

They were bowled out for 168 in their second innings at Old Trafford, as England's Jimmy Anderson claimed 4-20, giving him six wickets in the game.

"To fold again on a pretty good pitch is extremely disappointing," White told BBC Radio Solent.

"Anderson bowled beautifully, but the ball's allowed to swing and we should be able to combat that. It seems that if the ball does swing or seam we get in a bit of trouble. We need to work on that, improve on that, try and stay positive, and get back on the horse, so to speak."

WICKET Rhodes (c Denly b Shah) 2

Worcestershire 336 & 345-4 v Kent 260 & 474

Hmm, maybe this match isn't done and dusted. George Rhodes is out cheaply.

The 23-year-old slices Yasir Shah to Joe Denly at point and the spinner has two wickets in four balls.

Worcestershire only need 54, but there will be a few nerves now. Ben Cox comes in.

Kohler-Cadmore making case for Yorkshire call-up

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Yorkshire endured a torrid time this week being thrashed by an innings and 64 runs at Lord's against Middlesex.

Their batsmen have not have the best of seasons with Gary Ballance and Peter Hamscomb the only players in the top order averaging over 30.

Yorkshire signed Tom Kohler-Cadmore from Worcestershire earlier this month and he has gone past 150 for the second XI.

What chances of him making a debut next week?

Durham racing to victory

Durham 402 & 63-0 v Glamorgan 295 & 263

Stephen Cook and Cameron Steel want this over in a hurry.

They've put on 63 at almost six an over, Cook leading the way with 35 off 34 balls.

94 more needed off 32 overs - a walk in the park.

WICKET Mitchell (c Coles b Shah) 142

Worcestershire 336 & 339-3 v Kent 260 & 474

Daryl Mitchell's sensational and probably match-winning innings comes to an end at the hands of Yasir Shah.

The former skipper pushes forward and edges it to Matt Coles.

He looks disappointed, but gets a standing ovation as he walks off. George Rhodes is the new man in with 60 needed for victory.

Joe Clarke turns his season around

Worcestershire 336 & 338-2 v Kent 260 & 474

Joe Clarke had only scored 218 in 11 innings before this match.

He already has 230 runs in one and a bit knocks here, and has pushed his average for the season towards 45.

Crazy how things can change in a couple of days.

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Resumption at New Road

Worcestershire 336 & 335-2 v Kent 260 & 474

The tea break hasn't made a difference.

Daryl Mitchell starts the evening session with back-to-back boundaries off Mitch Claydon and now has 140.

Worcestershire need 64 more in one of the most extraordinary run chases you will ever witness.

Durham make fine start

Durham 402 & 39-0 v Glamorgan 295 & 263

It's amazing how easy batting can become when you've got a small target.

Durham are rattling along at almost six an over as Stephen Cook finds the boundary for the third time off Marchant de Lange.

A first win of the season for Division Two's bottom side is 118 runs away.

Day-night Championship fixtures

26-29 June (14:00 BST start)

Division One

  • Essex v Middlesex
  • Hampshire v Somerset
  • Warwickshire v Lancashire
  • Yorkshire v Surrey

Division Two

  • Durham v Worcestershire
  • Glamorgan v Derbyshire
  • Northants v Leicestershire
  • Notts v Kent
  • Sussex v Gloucestershire

Day-night Championship cricket

26-29 June (14:00 BST start)

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Next week, county cricket breaks new ground with the first full round of day-night fixtures.

There are nine matches, all of England's Test stars are involved, and we'll have everything covered, including text and radio, on the BBC Sport website.

Essex's new overseas star Mohammad Amir is set to make his debut against Middlesex too.

Durham 402 & 21-0 v Glamorgan 295 & 263

South Africa opener Stephen Cook has endured a bit of a torrid time in a Durham shirt this summer.

He's averaging just over 20 in 14 innings, with one half-century.

But he's away this time around with a couple of boundaries and Durham are off to a good start in pursuit of 157.

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Cheers Matt. Sterling work this afternoon sir.

That was simply extraordinary from Worcestershire in the afternoon session.

They're going to chase 399 at a canter. Cricket is silly these days isn't it?

This also seems like the perfect time for me to hand back to Gary Smee who'll take you through to the conclusion of these matches.

That's my lot for this week's cricket action. It has been terrific. Thanks for joining.

Tea

Worcestershire 336 & 326-2 v Kent 260 & 474

And that's tea at New Road.

An excellent session for Worcestershire. Joe Clarke and Daryl Mitchell have added 162 runs without losing a wicket.

They head for a bite to eat knowing they'll only need 73 with eight wickets left when they go back out.

Dropped catch as Durham start chase

Durham 402 6-0 v Glamorgan 295 & 263

Here come the Durham batsmen Stephen Cook and Cameron Steel. Can they chase down this 157 for their first victory of the season?

That'll settle the nerves. Cameron Steel hits a lovely shot off the back foot and takes three.

Dropped! What a let off. Nick Selman puts Cook down in the slips. Glamorgan need to take those!

151 to win from 42 overs.

82 to win for Worcestershire

Worcestershire 336 & 319-2 v Kent 260 & 474

Three fours in a row now for Daryl Mitchell off Joe Denly.

When the latter hit 227 in the Kent second innings to leave Worcestershire needing 399 to win, I doubt he saw this coming.

What a chase! 82 to win off 33 overs.

Big six for Clarke

Worcestershire 336 & 305-2 v Kent 260 & 474

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I hope you all appreciated that gag as much as me.

Joe Clarke has been seeing it like a beach ball throughout the match and he's just launched Yasir Shah into the top tier of the Graeme Hick Pavilion to bring up the 300.

He's on 83 from 95. Worcestershire's runs required is now under 100.

94 to win.

Pears on course in chase

Worcestershire 336 & 290-2 v Kent 260 & 474

And if Durham have a quick look at the score from New Road they'll know it is very much do-able.

Worcestershire are breezing through their chase of 399 and are currently 290-2, needing another 109 from 36 overs.

Daryl Mitchell has 110 and Joe Clarke 72. There's still plenty of time for it to go 'pear-shaped' though.

See what I did there?

Durham 402 v Glamorgan 295 & 263

They have taken tea at Chester-le-Street after that final wicket.

Durham will need to bat well but you fancy they're favourites to get their first win of the season - their first win since their relegation and points deduction by the ECB.