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Summary

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  2. Play abandoned at Grace Road & Derby
  3. No play at Edgbaston or Cardiff
  4. Yorkshire's Joe Root out for 213
  5. Kent skipper Northeast hits 189

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By Gary Smee

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  1. Stumps - day three

    So that's your lot on a badly rain-affected third day of the County Championship.

    The forecast is looking a bit better tomorrow, so fingers crossed for more play than today. 

    We're set for quite a few exciting finishes so please join us from 10.55 BST for live text updates and ball-by-ball radio commentary.

    Have a good evening whatever you are up to!

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  2. Day three scores

    Close of play

    Division One:

    Yorkshire 557-6 v Surrey 330

    Warwickshire 152 & 4-0 v Somerset 295 & 178 - no play Tuesday, rain

    Middlesex 203-3 v Nottinghamshire 354 - no play Tuesday, rain

    Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 76-2

    Division Two:

    Leicestershire 332 & 132-6 v Northants 151 - no play Tuesday, rain

    Kent 478-8 v Gloucestershire 337

    Glamorgan 42-4 v Worcestershire 456-6 dec - no play Tuesday, rain

    Derbyshire 191 v Sussex 468-5 - no play Tuesday, rain

    Click here for full scorecards.

  3. Close of play

    Kent 478-8 v Gloucestershire 337

    Matt Hunn finishes the day in style with three huge sixes over mid-wicket off Jack Taylor. Madness!

    It brings the 50 partnership up with Calum Haggett and extends the lead to 141. I wasn't expecting that.

  4. Post update

    Kent 456-8 v Gloucestershire 337

    One over left. It's very dark but I think they're going to stay on.

  5. Post update

    Kent 448-8 v Gloucestershire 337

    Calum Haggett is playing like Brian Lara! Or Brian Guava if you were following our fruit and veg XI earlier.

    He smashes Craig Miles for another couple of boundaries to move to 30, but it's just starting to rain.

    They're staying on for the moment.

  6. Post update

    Kent 437-8 v Gloucestershire 337

    Calum Haggett helps Kent's lead up to 100 as he charges Jack Taylor and drives him over the top for four. 

    Nice batting from Haggett who moves to 20 not out.

  7. Post update

    Kent 429-8 v Gloucestershire 337

    But the dark clouds are rolling in again!

  8. Play resumes at Canterbury

    Kent 426-8 v Gloucestershire 337

    And here we go again. Six overs are left in the day if the rain holds off. Calum Haggett and Matt Hunn are the batsmen in the middle for Kent.

  9. Restart at 18:20 at Canterbury

    Kent 426-8 v Gloucestershire 337

    Our BBC Radio Kent commentator Ben Watts indicates that there will be more play between Kent and Gloucestershire. If the showers stay away.

  10. Rain stops play

    Kent 426-8 v Gloucestershire 337

    With time called at Old Trafford, the only ground we are waiting for a decision from is Canterbury where they are currently off for rain.

    I'll bring you any news as soon as we have it.

  11. Close of play at Old Trafford

    Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 76-2

    And that indeed is stumps at Lancashire, where the relentless rain and drizzle has had the final say.

    Hampshire will resume in the morning needing to bat all day to avoid defeat.

  12. Mopping up halted

    Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 76-2

    No official call from the umpires, but you get the feeling that could be your lot for the day at Old Trafford.

  13. 'Umpires look at Old Trafford'

    Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 76-2

    Okay fellas, time to put us out of our misery now surely?!

  14. Latest scores

    County Championship - day three

    Gloomy Lord's

    With the players off at Canterbury and still no word from Old Trafford let's have a quick look at where day three stands at the moment.

    Division One:

    Yorkshire 557-6 v Surrey 330 - stumps

    Warwickshire 152 & 4-0 v Somerset 295 & 178 - no play Tuesday, rain

    Middlesex 203-3 v Nottinghamshire 354 - no play Tuesday, rain

    Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 76-2 - rain stopped play 

    Division Two:

    Leicestershire 332 & 132-6 v Northants 151 - no play Tuesday, rain

    Kent 426-8 v Gloucestershire 337 - rain stopped play

    Glamorgan 42-4 v Worcestershire 456-6 dec - no play Tuesday, rain

    Derbyshire 191 v Sussex 468-5 - no play Tuesday, rain

    Click here for full scorecards.

  15. Rain stops play at Canterbury

    Kent 426-8 v Gloucestershire 337

    A familiar story today as drizzle starts to fall and the players go off.

    Looks like some heavy showers are heading into Kent from The Channel - so that could be all for this afternoon.

  16. WICKET Claydon (b Taylor 8)

    Kent 424-8 v Gloucestershire 337

    Gloucestershire pick up their fifth wicket of a truncated day as Jack Taylor bowls Mitch Claydon.

    Can Kent push their first-innings' lead past 100?

  17. 'Worcestershire lost 46% of playing time'

    Glam 42-4 v Worcestershire 456-6 dec

    BBC Radio Wales' Nick Webb reports from Cardiff:

    "It's been Glamorgan's first fully washed-out day of Championship cricket since 2013, with downpours around midday followed by persistent drizzle. 

    "My colleague Dave Bradley calculates that Worcestershire have lost 46% of their scheduled playing time this season. 

    "The visitors will have their work cut out to claim 16 wickets on the final day even if the rain holds off.

    "Meanwhile Glamorgan aren't commenting about a mysterious Tweet from South Africa paceman Dale Steyn enquiring about fishing facilities here, though they are searching for a second T20 Blast overseas player for the first half of the campaign."

    Here is that 'mysterious' Tweet from Steyn.

  18. 'Movement at Lancashire'

    Lancashire 456 v Hampshire 109 & 76-2

    Those two hardy spectators have some action to enjoy. 

    BBC Sport's Stephan Shemilt has more from Old Trafford:

    "There's movement in the middle. The ground staff are out there and the sopper is trundling up and down one of the covers. 

    "It looks like it is still raining, though. Surely we'll have no more play?"

  19. WICKET Stevens (c Cockbain b Shaw 54)

    Kent 413-7 v Gloucestershire 337

    Ah, that first innings' advantage may be slightly less now as Darren Stevens is caught on the point boundary attempting to uppercut Josh Shaw.

    The lead is currently at 76.

  20. Fifty for Darren Stevens

    Kent 413-6 v Gloucestershire 337

    Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens brings up his 67th first-class half-century at Canterbury as he launches David Payne over the ropes for six.

    The hosts are looking like building a decent first-innings' lead here.