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Summary

  1. Jonathan Trott out for 99 as Warwickshire, who set Middlesex 234 to win
  2. Rory Burns hits an unbeaten 174 for Surrey against Hampshire
  3. Somerset lead Yorkshire by 289 when bad light ends play early
  4. Alex Hughes makes 108 for Derbyshire, who set Durham a target of 282
  5. Three Northants batsmen scores hundreds against Kent at Beckenham
  6. Leicestershire bowl out Sussex for 262 on day one at Arundel

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By Paul Grunill and Felix Keith

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That's all folks

Rory Burns
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That's the lot for day three (or day one if you're Sussex v Leicestershire inclined).

We've seen some cracking cricket, with Rory Burns' epic unbeaten 174 for Surrey against Hampshire and Northants' Max Holden (152) and Adam Rossington (112) leading the batting stakes.

Away from The Oval, Division One has two well-poised games, with Middlesex needing a further 198 runs in their final innings to beat Warwickshire at Edgbaston and Somerset well on top of Yorkshire at Scarborough.

We'll be here again tomorrow morning at 10:30 BST. We hope you will be too.

Close of play scores

Division One

Hampshire 648-7 dec v Surrey 410-7

Hampshire lead by 238 runs

Warwickshire 334 & 233 v Middlesex 334 & 36-2

Middlesex need another 198 for victory

Somerset 268 & 234-3 v Yorkshire 213

Somerset lead by 289 runs

Division Two

Derbyshire 368 & 214 v Durham 301 & 36-0

Durham need another 246 for victory

Kent 701-7 dec v Northamptonshire 528-7

Kent lead by 173 runs

Sussex 262 v Leicestershire 77-2 (after day one)

Gripping finish at Edgbaston

Warwickshire 334 & 233 v Middlesex 334 & 36-2 (13 overs)

After the shock of losing two wickets with only one run on the board, Dawid Malan and Nick Compton steer a safe course for Middlesex through the final eight and a bit overs at Edgbaston.

The normally adhesive Compton (17*) even hits a six and four off Boyd Rankin in the day's final over, which the visitors end requiring another 198 for victory.

Warwickshire skipper Jonathan Trott was dismissed for 99 in their second innings, but they still have a good chance of a first win of the season if their bowlers rise to the challenge on day four.

Close of play at Arundel

Sussex 262 v Leicestershire 77-2 (24 overs)

The end of an excellent day for Leicestershire, who have Colin Ackermann and Mark Cosgrove unbeaten on 21 at the close.

Clint McKay (4-59) and Mathew Pillans (3-63) were the pick of the bowlers after Sussex won the toss and chose to bat, meaning the Foxes will begin day two 185 runs behind with eight wickets in hand.

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Close of play at The Oval

Hampshire 648-7d v Surrey 410-7 (126 overs)

Rory Burns completes an epic day of batting on 174 not out. His 62-run partnership with Tom Curran (35 not out) steadied things after Fidel Edwards shot out Ben Foakes and Sam Curran.

Burns has spent all three days in the field and will sleep well tonight, ahead of some more batting tomorrow! Surrey still need 89 runs to avoid the follow-on.

Frustrating finish for Somerset

Somerset 268 & 234-3 (68.3 overs) v Yorkshire 213

The umpires decide there is no prospect of a resumption at Scarborough and call off play 11.3 overs early, with Somerset 289 runs ahead. James Hildreth is 85 not out, with Adam Hose on seven, but skipper Lewis Gregory now faces a dilemma of whether to declare overnight.

Having started the match next to bottom and 29 points behind seventh-placed Middlesex, Somerset badly need a first victory of the summer at North Marine Road. Yorkshire, meanwhile, will be happy to finsh the match without further injuries, having already lost Ryan Sidebottom and Liam Plunkett.

Durham opening pair intact

Derbyshire 368 & 214 v Durham 301 & 36-0 (17 overs)

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Durham's openers survive three overs from South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir at the end of the third day's play at Chesterfield where the visitors need another 246 for victory.

Alex Hughes made 108, and was the last man dismissed, in Derbyshire's second innings, but they would probably have been hoping for a slightly larger lead. Nevertheless, this is a game that could go either way.

Tough day for Kent bowlers

Kent 701-7 dec v Northamptonshire 528-7 (144 overs)

Northants lose three wickets in the final session at Beckenham, including centurions Max Holden (153) and Adam Rossington (112), and still need another 24 runs on the final morning to be sure of not having to follow-on. Matt Hunn has been Kent's best bowler with 3-90 so far, while Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has sent down 51 overs for his 2-151. Don't bet against a draw here - that would be throwing money away.

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WICKET Crook (c Tredwell b Coles) 12

Kent 701-7 dec v Northamptonshire 525-7 (142.3 overs)

Another one gone at Beckenham, where Kent's only hope of a win is to force the follow-on. It's a tall order, even after the seventh Northants wicket. Kent lead by 176 as Graeme White comes out to bat.

WICKET Eskinazi (c Ambrose b Barker) 0

Warwickshire 334 & 233 v Middlesex 334 & 1-2 (4.2 overs)

It's an exciting end to the day at Edgbaston. Nick Compton finally puts a run on the Middlesex scoreboard, but Stevie Eskinazi is caught behind from Keith Barker's next delivery. After a superb 178 in the first innings, that's a four-ball duck for the right-hander.

With eight and a bit overs left, Middlesex eschew the option of a nightwatchman and in comes skipper Dawid Malan to lead from the front.

WICKET Robson (lbw Clarke) 0

Warwickshire 334 & 233 v Middlesex 334 & 0-1 (3.3 overs)

It's a pair for Sam Robson, as he goes lbw for the second time in the match. This innings lasted nine balls, six more than in his first effort, but that will boost the self-belief of the Warwickshire team, who have yet to win a Championship game this summer. Stevie Eskinazi, who was batting at the start of play, comes out to do so again.

Sam Robson
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Leicestershire lose Horton

Sussex 262 v Leicestershire 33-1 (13 overs)

Chris Jordan has struck, removing Paul Horton for nine at Arundel. Arun Harinath, on loan from Surrey, is unbeaten on 20, with Colin Ackermann, fresh from a new contract, alongside him.

There are still 11 overs remaining for Sussex to grab a few more and wrestle back some momentum.

No hurry for Middlesex

Warwickshire 334 & 233 v Middlesex 334 & 0-0 (3 overs)

Maiden-maiden-maiden. It's fair to say that openers Sam Robson and Nick Compton are not in the mood to do anything rash as Middlesex look to score 234 for victory at Edgbaston. There are 10 overs left, and survival appears to be uppermost in the minds of the two England players at this stage.

Second hold-up at Scarborough

Somerset 268 & 234-3 (68.3 overs) v Yorkshire 213

Will that be it for the day at North Marine Road as a combination of the light, and the fact that Yorkshire's tow fit fast bowlers Ben Coad and Tim Bresnan are operating together, prompts the umpires to take the players off for the second time.

Perhaps a surprise as Adam Hose hit a boundary of the last delivery, but Somerset are 289 ahead, and James Hildreth is 85 not out. There are still, in theory, 11.3 overs remaining.

Hampshire's over-rate leaves 11 left

Hampshire 648-7d v Surrey 381-7 (115 overs)

There are still 11 overs left to play at The Oval, as Hampshire have somehow managed to have an over-rate of -2.

This is despite Mason Crane bowling for much of the day. Sit tight - they're still looking for wickets, with Rory Burns 163 not out and Tom Curran on 17.

WICKET Rossington (c Billings b Hunn) 112

Kent 701-7 dec v Northamptonshire 507-6 (137 overs)

Adam Rossington is the man to go as Matt Hunn picks up his third wicket after facing 155 balls and hitting a six and 11 fours. Northants are still 194 behind, and therefore still not safe from the follow-on, as Steven Crook comes out to partner Josh Cobb.

WICKET Rouse (b Coad) 69

Somerset 268 & 224-3 (67 overs) v Yorkshire 213

The persevering Ben Coad ends Somerset's third-wicket partnership on 144 as Tim Rouse drags a wide ball into his stumps as he attempts a cover drive. James Hildreth is 85 not out as Adam Hose walks out to join him, with 13 overs still to play.

Durham begin run-chase

Derbyshire 368 & 214 v Durham 301 & 22-0 (7 overs)

So far, so good for Durham as Michael Richardson and Cameron Steel pit themselves against the new ball at the start of their run-chase. Another 260 are needed with 10 overs remaining in the day.

Career-best figures for Helm

Warwickshire 334 & 233 (69.4 overs) v Middlesex 334

Middlesex pace bowler Tom Helm achieves a career-best 5-59 as he has George Panayi caught by Sam Robson for a duck, three balls after the wicket of Jeetan Patel, to bring Warwickshire's innings to an end. The target for the defending champions - 234.

Somerset pair press on

Somerset 268 & 220-2 (66 overs) v Yorkshire 213

Somerset are getting a shufty on following the resumption after bad light at Scarborough. James Hildreth finds the boundary off Harry Brook to move on to 80 not out, and Tim Rouse follows suit in the next over, bowled by Tim Bresnan, as their lead reaches 275. There are 14 overs remaining - and a declaration may be on the cards before then.

WICKET Patel (c Stirling b Helm) 14

Warwickshire 334 & 232-9 (69.1 overs) v Middlesex 334

Two in successive overs for Tom Helm as he begins a new one with the wicket of Jeetan Patel. Just one to get now for Middlesex, with Warwickshire 232 in front (that bit is obvious as the two teams made identical scores in the first innings).

WICKET Trott (c Compton b Helm) 99

Warwickshire 334 & 231-8 (67.4 overs) v Middlesex 334

It's not been the luckiest of matches for Warwickshire captain Jonathan Trott, who follows his 49 in the first innings by being dismissed one run short of a century in the second, and he won't be happy with himself as he pulls a short-of-a-length delivery straight to mid-wicket.

It's a third wicket for Tom Helm, and with just two left to take, we could well see Middlesex batting again before the close. Warwickshire lead by 231.

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for Adam Rossington

Kent 701-7d v Northants 494-5 (131 overs)

A first County Championship century of the season for Adam Rossington, who has taken 133 balls, struck 11 fours and a six to get there.

However, his stand of 239 runs with Max Holden had been ended, with the Middlesex loanee dismissed by Matt Hunn for 153.

Somerset to resume innings

Somerset 268 & 191-2 (62 overs) v Yorkshire 213

Better news from Scarborough where play is set to re-start at 17:25 BST after a hold-up for bad light.

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Burns dropped by Rossouw

Hampshire 648-7d v Surrey 359-7 (107 overs)

Rory Burns gets another life. The Surrey skipper was dropped on 98 by Sean Ervine and he gets another life in the slip cordon as Rilee Rossouw shells one.

Burns comes down the wicket to Mason Crane and nicks one to Rossouw, who can't hold on. He's 154 not out.

Sussex all out for 262

Sussex 262 (69.1 overs) v Leicestershire

The end of Sussex's first innings arrives as Mathew Pillans has last man Abidine Sakande caught behind.

Great bowling effort from the Foxes, with Clint McKay returning 4-59 and Pillans 3-63.

Hughes last to go for Derbyshire

Derbyshire 368 & 214 (65,1 overs) v Durham 301

Durham need 282 to win at Chesterfield after Ryan Pringle has Alex Hughes lbw for 108 to bring Derbyshire's second innings to an end. Hughes batted for 209 minutes, faced 156 balls and hit a six and 16 fours. Providing the weather stays good, this game is set up nicely for an interesting finish.

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Light hold-up at Scarborough

Somerset 268 & 191-2 (62 overs) v Yorkshire 213

The umpires take the players off as the light closes in over North Marine Road. Somerset will be the more frustrated team as they lead by 246, with James Hildreth 63 not out and Tim Rouse on 57. There are 25 overs still scheduled.

for Rory Burns

Hampshire 648-7d v Surrey 349-7 (102.5 overs)

Rory Burns pushes a single from Mason Crane to move to his 150. The stand-in Surrey skipper has been the bedrock of this innings.

Although he was dropped on 98 at slip by Sean Ervine, Burns but has batted superbly, taking 287 balls to reach the landmark with 20 fours.

WICKET Barker (c Rayner b Malan) 13

Warwickshire 334 & 211-7 (61 overs) v Middlesex 334

Whether fielding to pace or spin, there are few players with a safer pair of hands than Ollie Rayner. He does the business again as Dawid Malan claims his second wicket of the day. Jonathan Trott is 92 not out as he is joined by Jeetan Patel.

WICKET S Curran (c McManus b Edwards) 12

Hampshire 648-7d v Surrey 348-7 (102 overs)

Short but sweet from Sam Curran, who struck three lovely boundaries, but becomes Fidel Edwards second wicket in quick succession.

Edwards is bowling with real pace now, and after a few bouncers he finds the outside edge, allowing wicketkeeper Lewis McManus to claim the catch.

Surrey trail by 300 runs still. Hampshire buoyed, despite Rory Burns still being there on 149.

for Tim Rouse

Somerset 268 & 178-2 (60 overs) v Yorkshire 213

Just a couple of minutes after James Hildreth reaches fifty, partner Tim Rouse does likewise with a single off Adil Rashid. It's a maiden first-class half-century for Rouse and has taken 97 balls, with only three fours. Neither he, nor his team, will care a jot about that - the 'only three fours' bit - as their lead passes 230.

Clarke goes for Warwickshire

Warwickshire 334 & 202-6 (59.3 overs) v Middlesex 334

Jonathan Trott has lost another partner at Edgbaston, with Rikki Clarke caught off Tim Murtagh for six, with their score on 196. Keith Barker is now at the crease, with the aim of keeping Trott company while he tries to score the nine runs he needs for a century.

Sussex nine wickets down

Sussex 257-9 (68 overs) v Leicestershire

Jofra Archer and Will Beer are back in the Arundel pavilion, with Clint McKay and Mathew Pillans taking the wickets.

Having won the toss on a beautiful day, Sussex would've hoped for a better batting display. Can the last-wicket pair add some more runs?

for Alex Hughes

Derbyshire 368 & 202-8 (61.2 overs) v Durham 301

Alex Hughes
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Having played out a maiden over on 99, and seen the dismissal of Gurjit Sandhu at the other end, a boundary off Ryan Pringle finally takes Alex Hughes to his first Championship century of the summer from 146 balls. It's been a fine, disciplined effort for his side, who are now 265 in front with two wickets left.

for James Hildreth

Somerset 268 & 170-2 (58 overs) v Yorkshire 213

It is very hard to believe that a batsman with 39 first-class hundreds behind him could take until 5 July to register his first half-century of the season, but that is the case with James Hildreth, who puts the leanest of lean spells behind him with a boundary off Adil Rashid to reach 50 off 82 balls.

He has added 90 so far with Tim Rouse and Somerset are 225 in front, with Yorkshire struggling to stem the flow of runs in the absence of injured Ryan Sidebottom and Liam Plunkett.

WICKET Foakes (c Rossouw b Edwards) 14

Hampshire 648-7d v Surrey 332-6 (100 overs)

A short-pitch barrage from Fidel Edwards has done the trick for Hampshire.

The West Indian steams in, peppering Ben Foakes with some chin music. The Surrey wicketkeeper gets hold of the last ball of the over, but pulls it to Rilee Rossouw at mid-wicket, who takes a great catch.

WICKET Sandhu (b Potts) 9

Derbyshire 368 & 194-8 (60.1 overs) v Durham 301

Gurjit Sandhu is bowled by one that keeps a little low and Durham have a breakthrough after tea at Chesterfield. Alex Hughes is one short of a century at the other end and Derbyshire lead by 261.