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Summary

  1. Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott scores 219*
  2. Lancashire's Neil Wagner takes 11-111 on debut
  3. Vince & Ervine make hundreds for Hants
  4. Dent & Norwell hit tons for Gloucestershire
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By Paul Grunill

All times stated are UK

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  1. Signing off

    So, that's your lot for day three.

    Lancashire are poised to win at Old Trafford, barring an astonishing bowling performance from Notts, but the games at Headingley and Lord's look destined for draws.

    In Division Two, it's all to play for between Sussex and Essex, but Leicestershire are pressing hard for victory over Glamorgan, while the pitch at Bristol looks likely to remain one to forget for bowlers.

    What will happen tomorrow? 

    All you have to do to find out is get into bed, put your head on the pillow, sleep, wake up, have breakfast and and then join us again at 10:45 BST. See you then.    

  2. Day three scores

    Here's how the games stand with one day's play remaining:

    Division One:

    Nottinghamshire 242 & 175 v Lancashire 332 - Notts lead by 85

    Middlesex 452 & 76-2 v Warwickshire 468 - Middlesex lead by 60

    Hampshire 450-8 v Yorkshire 593-9 dec - Yorkshire lead by 143

    Division Two:

    Glamorgan 348 & 172-8 v Leicestershire 427 - Glamorgan lead by 93

    Gloucestershire 563 v Derbyshire 444 - Glos lead by 119

    Sussex 360 & 282-9 v Essex 320 - Sussex lead by 322

  3. Close of play

    Glamorgan 348 & 172-8 v Leicestershire 427

    Glamorgan will need some remarkable tail-end resilience to escape defeat in a game which swung in Leicestershire's favour on day three. Clint McKay (65) and Wayne White (58) guided the visitors to a 79-run first-innings lead and McKay then picked up two early wickets at the start of Glamorgan's reply.

    Ben Raine weighed in with 3-48 and although Graham Wagg (19 not out) remains, the Welsh county are only 93 ahead with Leicestershire well-placed to win their opening Championship fixture for the first time since 2012. Guess who they beat on that occasion - Glamorgan.

  4. Close of play

    Sussex 360 & 280-9 v Essex 320

    Sussex's last-wicket pair of Ajmal Shahzad and Steve Magoffin survived the final 12 overs at Hove as play ended with all three results still possible. Chris Nash followed his first-innings century with 92, despite being struck on the helmet by Jamie Porter, as the home side built a lead of 322.

    Graham Napier took 5-86 and Porter 4-82 for Essex, who will be hopeful of chasing down whatever target they face on day four to make it two wins out of two.

  5. Can you tell the difference?

  6. Napier takes five for Essex

    Sussex 360 & 263-9 v Essex 320

    Veteran all-rounder Graham Napier claims five wickets in an innings for the 14th time in his career by having Danny Briggs lbw for nine as he and Jamie Porter set up an intriguing final-day finish at Hove. Sussex have a lead of just over 300 with a minimum of six overs left.

  7. Close of play

    Middlesex 452 & 76-2 v Warwickshire 468

    Jonathan Trott is the star of day three as he makes an unbeaten 219, his highest score for the county and just seven runs short of his career-best, to help Warwickshire achieve a narrow first-innings lead. Middlesex lose two quick wickets at the start of their reply, but England's Nick Compton (34) and first-innings double centurion Sam Robson (35) share an unbroken stand of 56 and the game appears likely to end in a draw. 

    Jonathan Trott
  8. Close of play

    Nottinghamshire 242 & 175 v Lancashire 332

    Lancashire will need only 86 on the final day to mark their return to Division One of the Championship with a home win at Old Trafford. James Anderson ends day three by taking the final wicket, with Harry Gurney caught behind for two, for figures of 3-29 from 22.5 overs.

    However, the real star is left-arm paceman Neil Wagner, whose 5-45 gives him match figures of 11-111 in his debut appearance for the Red Rose county. Only one bowler has better figures than that in his first appearance for the club and I'll hopefully be able to tell you who that was before long.

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  10. WICKET Wallace (lbw Raine 0)

    Glamorgan 348 & 133-8 v Leicestershire 427

    Two wickets in three balls for Ben Raine with Craig Meschede and Mark Wallace adjudged leg-before and Glamorgan are really tottering now. They are just 54 ahead, with a minimum of eight overs remaining.

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  12. Close of play

    Gloucestershire 563 v Derbyshire 444

    Benny Howell is caught by Andy Carter off Shiv Thakor from the final ball of the day as Gloucestershire are finally bowled out, with a first-innings lead of 119 established. Opener Chris Dent hit 180 earlier in the day and there was a maiden century for nightwatchman Liam Norwell, who hit three sixes and 14 fours in his 102, as he and Dent added 168 for the second wicket. Spinners Wes Durston and Chesney Hughes each take three wickets for the visitors. 

  13. Close of play

    Hampshire 450-8 v Yorkshire 593-9 dec

    Ryan McLaren helps himself to an unbeaten 55 as Hampshire avoid the follow-on against the defending champions to leave a draw as the most likely result. Superb centuries by James Vince (119) and Sean Ervine (123), plus Adam Wheater's 62 frustrated Yorkshire, but Ryan Sidebottom claimed the 1000th wicket of his career and ended the day with 3-78 from 25 overs.

  14. WICKET Lloyd (run out 18)

    Glamorgan 348 & 130-5 v Leicestershire 427

    Glamorgan could ill afford that. Aneurin Donald turns for a second run and confusion reigns, with partner David Lloyd the one to suffer the consequences - 51 ahead, just five wickets remaining.

  15. WICKET Bird (lbw Wagner 0)

    Nottinghamshire 242 & 167-9 v Lancashire 332

    Neil Wagner

    Neil Wagner removes Jake Ball and Jackson Bird with successive deliveries to give him 11 wickets in the match and leave him on a hat-trick at the start of his next over. Notts are now staring defeat squarely in the face, just 77 runs ahead. 

  16. Donald digs in

    Glamorgan 348 & 121-4 v Leicestershire 427

    Teenager Aneurin Donald is highly regarded in south Wales and a composed half-century off 71 balls, brought up with a boundary off Charlie Shreck, underlines why. But Leicestershire are still in the ascendancy, with the home side only 46 ahead.

  17. Gloucestershire build huge total

    Gloucestershire 546-8 v Derbyshire 444

    It's certainly been a batsman's day at Bristol with centuries for Chris Dent and Liam Norwell, 72 by Hamish Marshall and now a half-century for Kieran Noema-Barnett. A single off Chesney Hughes takes him to fifty off just 49 balls and then he and Benny Howell each hit a six in the same over. 

    However, Noema-Barnett then tries his luck once too often and departs for 58, caught by Luke Fletcher off spinner Wes Durston. 

  18. WICKET Broad (c Hameed b Wagner 4)

    Nottinghamshire 242 & 155-7 v Lancashire 332

    New Zealander Neil Wagner has his ninth wicket in his first Championship outing for Lancashire as Stuart Broad is taken at short leg. The Notts lead is only 66.

  19. WICKET Nash (lbw b Napier 92)

    Sussex 360 & 227-6 v Essex 320

    Chris Nash falls just short in his attempt to score two centuries in the same match for the first time. Graham Napier is the successful bowler and he and Jamie Porter now have three victims each. Sussex are 267 ahead

    BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Hove:

    "Sussex are scoring quickly, but losing wickets equally quickly and as a result Essex are back in this match

    "Playing five bowlers, Essex are now in amongst the Sussex lower order, and at this stage all three results are still a possibility."

  20. WICKET Patel (c Livingstone b Wagner 18)

    Nottinghamshire 242 & 142-6 v Lancashire 332

    Notts are really on the ropes now as Samit Patel aims for the square leg boundary and is caught by Liam Livingstone. Stuart Broad comes out to join Chris Read - luckily for him James Anderson isn't in the attack at the moment after dismissing his England tame-mate on day two. The Notts lead is just 52 runs.