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Live Reporting

Paul Grunill

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  1. Signing off

    Jack Burnham

    It's been a hectic day - and that's all from us.

    Take a bow Dawid Malan, Jack Burnham, Mark Pettini, Jake Libby, David Lloyd, Graham Wagg and James Hildreth and Brett D'Oliveira, who all made County Championship centuries.

    On top of that, Northamptonshire's Rory Kleinveldt hit 24 off one over in his innings of 97, James Anderson took three wickets in one over for Lancashire and Worcestershire's Joe Leach took four wickets in four overs, including that of Alastair Cook.

    But pride of place must go to 19-year-old Burnham, who became the third youngest player in Durham history to score a Championship hundred.

    We'll be back tomorrow for the final day of action in the current round of matches. Play starts at 11:00 BST.

  2. Day three scores round-up

    Division One:

    Hampshire 336 & 76-1 v Middlesex 361

    Nottinghamshire 261 & 151-5 v Yorkshire 290

    Surrey 457 v Durham 543-7

    Lancashire 493-9 dec v Somerset 313 & 0-0

    Division Two:

    Glamorgan 260 & 414 v Kent 488 & 22-0

    Derbyshire 324 v Northamptonshire 438-7

    Sussex 163 & 113-0 v Leicestershire 473-8 dec

    Essex 451-9 dec v Worcestershire 226-5

  3. Close of play

    Essex 451-9 dec v Worcestershire 226-5

    Worcestershire trail by 225 at stumps and must be on their guard against a lower-order collapse on the final morning, which would leave them vulnerable against the Division Two leaders.

    Joe Leach took 5-115 for the home side earlier in the day, producing a brilliant catch to send Alastair Cook on his way for 142, and Essex had to wait until the 46th over for their first breakthrough as Brett D'Oliveira struck a high-quality 128.

  4. Close of play

    Glamorgan 260 & 414 v Kent 488 and 22-0

    BBC Radio Wales' Nick Webb in Canterbury:

    "Kent remain favourites to complete victory over Glamorgan despite centuries from David Lloyd, his first in the Championship, and Graham Wagg.

    "Their stand of 215 was a record for the Glamorgan sixth wicket against Kent, but Darren Stevens led the way as they polished off the tail off with the new ball.

    "Set 187 to win, Kent reduced that by 22 in six overs before the close." 

  5. Patel steadies Notts

    Nottinghamshire 261 & 151-5 v Yorkshire 290 - close of play

    Chris Read and Samit Patel

    Samit Patel reached his half-century from the penultimate ball of the day at Trent Bridge, an important innings for Notts in the overall context of the match. Yorkshire were threatening to run through them with the score on 98-5 but Patel (51*) and Chris Read (13*) prevented further damage.

    However, the home side are not out of danger yet as the lead is only 122 and the Yorkshire bowlers will be fresh on the final morning - with Steven Patterson the pick of their attack so far, taking 2-17 from 13 overs.

  6. Close of play

    Hampshire 336 & 76-1 v Middlesex 361

    James Vince (28*) and Jimmy Adams (16*) shared an unbroken 54-run partnership to stumps as Hampshire moved 51 in front with nine wickets remaining - and barring a dramatic collapse, the game appears to be headed for a draw.

    Dawid Malan excelled for Middlesex with 121 off 168 balls, and if Vince can produce something similar on the final day, it will do his chances of an England Test call-up a power of good.

  7. Close of play

    Surrey 457 v Durham 543-7

    An unforgettable day for Durham teenager Jack Burnham, whose 135 was his maiden first-class ton and laid the foundation for his side's huge total. Michael Richardson weighed in with 68 and the evergreen Paul Collingwood was there at the close on 75 not out.

    Surrey's Zafar Ansari had to leave the field after a blow on the same thumb he injured last summer, and the home dressing room will hope the damage is not serious. Durham are 86 ahead, but will have to add quick runs on the final morning to give themselves an outside chance of winning the game.

    Zafar Ansari receives treatment
  8. Close of play

    Derbyshire 324 v Northamptonshire 438-7

    Northants have given themselves a chance of victory after Jake Libby's 102 and aggressive batting by Rory Kleinveldt (97) and Richard Levi (84*) carried them into a 114-run lead at stumps. A total of 184 runs were added in the final session, with Kleinveldt clobbering Andy Carter for 24 in a single over.

  9. Close of play

    Sussex 163 & 113-0 v Leicestershire 473-8 dec

    Sussex openers Ed Joyce (62*) and Chris Nash (42*) have given them hope of achieving a great escape that Steve McQueen would be proud of with an unbroken century stand in the final session at Hove. 

    Leicestershire are still 197 ahead, but the pitch looks benign and having seen skipper Mark Cosgrove go off with a hip problem, their attack will have to work hard for wickets on the final day to secure a second win of the season.

  10. WICKET D'Oliveira (c Ryder b Porter 128)

    Essex 451-9 dec v Worcestershire 221-4

    Brett D'Oliveira departs after a superb batting exhibition for the home side at New Road. He batted for just short of four and a quarter hours, faced 220 balls and struck 18 boundaries. 

  11. Ansari hurt at The Oval

  12. Close of play

    Lancashire 493-9 dec v Somerset 313 & 0-0

    Nightwatchman Tim Groenewald blocks out a maiden over from James Anderson to take Somerset to stumps without any loss in their second innings. It has been a tough day for the home side, who will begin the final day 180 behind after being asked to follow-on and need to bat for most of it to avoid defeat. 

    James Hildreth played the day's starring role for the home side, making 130 in their first innings after Anderson had claimed three wickets in a single over.

  13. Durham pile up huge total

    Surrey 457 v Durham 527-7

    This is Durham's highest score against Surrey and they are 70 ahead, with Paul Collingwood still going strong on 64 not out. Ryan Pringle gave Tom Curran a return catch after a stand of 57 with Collingwood, and Brydon Carse is his new partner.

  14. Interval

    Glamorgan 260 & 414 v Kent 488

    So Kent need 187 for victory after Matt Coles has Glamorgan number 11 Michael Hogan caught behind. He has figures of 3-80, while Darren Stevens returns 4-79.

    The home side looked certain winners until that double century stand between David LLoyd (107) and Graham Wagg (106), now they will need to bat with care to reach their target - and there will be a handful of overs to face this evening. 

  15. Interval

    Lancashire 493-9 dec v Somerset 313

    James Hildreth is the last to go for 130, caught at deep mid-wicket off Neil Wagner, with Somerset 180 behind on first innings. 

    Hildreth hit 15 fours from 204 balls faced, but will Lancashire enforce the follow-on? Yes, they will. No alternative really if they wish to win this game.  

  16. WICKET Salter (c Latham b Stevens 19)

    Glamorgan 260 & 407-9 v Kent 488

    If Kent pick up the last Glamorgan quickly, they could find themselves having to face a few overs this evening at the start of their second innings. Andrew Salter becomes Darren Stevens' fourth victim, caught low at second slip, after adding 30 useful runs with Harry Podmore. The lead is 179.

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  18. Leicestershire skipper injured

    Sussex 163 & 93-0 v Leicestershire 473-8 dec

    Mark Cosgrove has had to leave the field at Hove after receiving treatment on the field. More details on his injury when we have it.

    Meanwhile, Sussex opener Ed Joyce goes past 17,000 first-class runs as he reaches an 85-ball half-century with a single off Clint McKay.

    Mark Cosgrove
  19. Wagg goes at Canterbury

    Glamorgan 260 & 396-8 v Kent 488

    During that period of frantic activity, Graham Wagg went for 106 at the Spitfire Ground. The left-hander was lbw to Darren Stevens for 106, but Glamorgan are 396-8, 168 runs ahead, and suddenly a Welsh victory is no longer an impossibility - even if Kent remain  favourites.

  20. Sussex openers defy Foxes

    Sussex 163 & 91-0 v Leicestershire 473-8 dec

    BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Hove:

    "The Sussex first innings total of 163 was always below par on a good batting surface, but second time around they are making amends as they battle to save a draw

    "However, with only six specialist batsman in the Sussex line-up, Leicesteshire know that a couple of wickets tonight would make for an intriguing day tomorrow."