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Brendon Mitchell

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  1. Stumps - day three

    That's otherwise us for another day.

    Thanks for spending it with me - and for all your fabulous (and even the less fabulous) contributions to our all-weather cricket XI.

    I'll be back for the final day's play at 10:55 BST tomorrow, so I'll see you then.

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    Who would make your all-weather cricket XI?

    As promised earlier, I thought it'd be worth running through today's all-weather cricket XI one last time...

    Sunny Gavaskar, Trent 'Lightning' Boult and AB de Chilliers

    Alex Hails, Sunny Gavaskar, HurriKane Williamson, Shiver-narine Chanderpaul, Sam Northeast Wind, AB de Chilliers, Ryan Tornadochate, Gareth Breeze, John Snow, James Andersun, Trent 'Lightning' Boult.

    Twelfth men: Matthew Foggard, Kevin Sleeterson and Derek Thunderwood.

    Umpires: Chilly Bowden and Dickie Birrrrrd.

  3. Close of play scores

    County Championship - day three

    Division One:

    Warwickshire 205-2 v Yorkshire 379

    Somerset 353 v Surrey 463

    Durham 295-4 v Middlesex 389

    Division Two:

    Leicestershire 174-2 v Kent 264

    Gloucestershire 380 & 217-6 v Worcestershire 411

    Northants 119 & 148-4 v Essex 441-8d

    Derbyshire 331-9 v Glamorgan 377

    Click here for full scorecards.

  4. Close of play

    Northants 119 & 148-4 v Essex 441-8d

    The visitors survive to fight another day - although how much longer they'll last tomorrow remains to be seen.

    Richard Levi (28 not out) will be crucial if they're to have any chance, however slim that may be.

  5. We're in to the final over of the day!

    Northants 119 & 144-4 v Essex 441-8d

    As this live text commentary ticks over in to its ninth hour on day three, we're also set for the final over at Chelmsford.

    Can Northants survive?

  6. Six down, one to go

    Northants 119 & 132-4 v Essex 441-8d

    All eyes are on Chelmsford now then, where Northants have another three overs to endure before they can get off the field, dust themselves down and assess what's gone wrong today.

    In the meantime, they've sent Mr. Azharullah in as a nightwatchman to join Richard Levi.

  7. Close of play

    Gloucestershire 380 & 217-6 v Worcestershire 411

    That'll be that at Bristol too, where that late burst from Matt Henry has given Worcestershire a real chance of victory on the final day against Gloucestershire.

  8. Close of play

    Derbyshire 331-9 v Glamorgan 377

    And that is where we'll leave it for today, thank you very much.

    The fine work of Andy Carter and Tom Poynton has dragged Derbyshire to within 46 runs of Glamorgan's first-innings 377.

  9. WICKET Cobb (c Lawrence b Napier) 15

    Northants 119 & 127-4 v Essex 441-8b

    Josh Cobb

    Graham Napier has himself another, Josh Cobb this time his victim. We're into the final five overs at Chelmsford.

  10. And another!

    Derbyshire 331-9 v Glamorgan

    Andy Carter, at the age of 27, has a new first-class personal best of 31 not out.

    He's sending Andrew Salter to all parts.

  11. Carter's cracking it

    Derbyshire 324-9 v Glamorgan 377

    There are few things more annoying - or satisfying, if it's your team - than a plucky last-wicket partnership.

    Tom Poynton (30 not out) and Andy Carter (24 not out) have now put on 35, with the latter smashing Andrew Salter for four and six off successive deliveries.

    'Ave it.

  12. Any late drama at Bristol?

    Gloucestershire 380 & 210-6 v Worcestershire 411

    There are three overs left of day three in Bristol.

    Chris Dent has very much dropped anchor, now on 78 from 168 balls, while Jack Taylor is with him and unbeaten on five. Can they see it through to the close?

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    Gloucestershire 380 & 207-6 v Worcestershire 411

    Matt Henry has officially turned this game on its head!

    The Worcestershire seamer first gets rid of George Hankins for five, and then sends Kieran Noema-Barnett back to the hutch just two balls later.

    He has now clean bowled each of Gloucestershire's last three batsmen. Top work.

  15. WICKET Fletcher (c Hogan b Meschede) 6

    Derbyshire 295-9 v Glamorgan 377

    Luke Fletcher has now holed out to Craig Meschede at Derby, with the hosts still 82 runs behind.

    A flurry of third-evening wickets - and another couple to tell you about at Bristol too!...

  16. WICKET Wakely (lbw b Porter) 13

    Northants 119 & 112-3 v Essex 441-8d

    This is increasingly looking like a matter of when rather than if.

    Alex Wakely is the latest Northants batsman to go - again to Jamie Porter - and the visitors are 112-3, still 210 in arrears.

  17. Close of play

    Somerset 353 v Surrey 463

    The wicket of Tim Groenewald was, sadly, the very last act of the day at The Oval.

    It's hard to say anything other than a draw coming out of day four, but you never know what the captains might come up with.

  18. WICKET Marshall (b Henry) 17

    Gloucestershire 380 & 192-4 v Worcestershire 411

    Another one has bitten the dust in Brizzle.

    Hamish Marshall is cleaned up by Matt Henry, bringing George Hankins to the crease. Chris Dent has around nine overs to take his score from 72 to 100.

  19. Bad light stops play

    Surrey 0-0 & 463 v Somerset 353

    Hang about, maybe we won't be tucking in to those final 16 overs at The Oval after all...

  20. Derbyshire 274-8 v Glamorgan 377

    Here's BBC Radio Wales' Nick Webb with a late entry for #bbccricket tweet of the day...