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Summary

  1. Lancs beat Surrey by innings & 96 runs
  2. Worcs beat Leics by seven wickets
  3. Leics all out for 43
  4. Middlesex's Robson out for 99

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Stumps - day three

Finally we've had an even day for both batsman and bowlers! It probably favoured the bowlers in fact.

Leicestershire collapsed to 43 all out against Worcestershire, Warwickshire were skittled for 114 against Durham and Derbyshire wobbled their way to 9-3 in the final few overs this evening.

Earlier new Division One leaders Lancashire earned an innings and 96 run win over Surrey.

We'll be back from 10:55 BST on Wednesday with live text updates and ball-by-ball radio commentary from the final day.

It promises to be an exciting one. Hope you can join us then!

Close of play scores

County Championship - day three

Division One:

Warwickshire 313 & 114 v Durham 190 & 154-4 - Durham need 83 more to win

Middlesex 407-9 v Somerset 376

Lancashire 394 v Surrey 191 & 107 - Lancashire won by an innings and 96 runs

Hampshire 270 & 189-8 v Nottinghamshire 189

Division Two:

Leicestershire 316 & 43 v Worcestershire 274 & 88-3 - Worcestershire won by seven wickets

Gloucestershire 418 v Northants 176 & 120-3

Glamorgan 260 & 295-3 v Essex 313

Derbyshire 492 & 9-3 v Kent 412

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Stumps at The Ageas Bowl

Hampshire 270 & 189-8 v Notts 189

What an exciting final day we've got in prospect between Hampshire and Nottinghamshire.

The hosts close with a lead of 270 with two wickets in hand.

Who's your money on?

Close of play

Derbyshire 492 & 9-3 v Kent 412

A thrilling final half hour comes to a close at Derby. The hosts lost three quick wickets with a lead of just 89 going into tomorrow.

You'd still say the draw is favourite, but only if Derbyshire bat much better.

Derbyshire three down

Derbyshire 492 & 4-3 v Kent 412

Yep, there's definitely life in this game yet!

Matt Coles traps nightwatchman Tom Taylor lbw without scoring and Derbyshire are suddenly wobbling.

Things then get worse as Hamish Rutherford nicks Coles behind.

Skipper Billy Godleman has also retired hurt after he was hit by a throw. It's all gone a bit mad!

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Close of play at Edgbaston

Warwickshire 313 & 114 v Durham 190 & 154-4

Durham have had an absolutely super final hour to give themselves a good chance of victory tomorrow.

Chasing 238 to win, they've reached stumps on 154-4 with Keaton Jennings unbeaten on 88.

Skipper Paul Collingwood is also there on 26.

Durham need 84 more to win.

Close of play

Glamorgan 260 & 295-3 v Essex 313

Day three comes to a close in Cardiff - and what a day it's been for Glamorgan and batsman Will Bragg.

Bragg finishes on 119 with Aneurin Donald unbeaten on 44.

Glamorgan already lead by 242 and will have plenty to play with tomorrow when it's their time to bowl.

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A good one from BBC Essex's very own Glenn Speller here!

Where's Wally just isn't trying anymore... #bbccricket

Where's Wally just isn't trying anymore... #bbccricket

WICKET Hughes (b Tredwell 1)

Derbyshire 492 & 1-1 v Kent 412

Oh, maybe the game at Derby does have some life left in it! Derbyshire opener Chesney Hughes is bowled by James Tredwell for one.

We've already seen Leicestershire bowled out for 43 this afternoon - surely only a similar sort of collapse could provide a positive result in this one?

Derbyshire lead by 81.

Stumps at Lord's

Somerset 376 v Middlesex 407-9

It's also stumps at Lord's where a draw looks likely. Middlesex opener Sam Robson was earlier out for 99 and Paul Stirling made 85 - but with a lead of just 31, they'll need an inspired bowling spell from someone to force a victory.

Close of play at Bristol

Northants 176 & 120-3 v Gloucestershire 418

Gloucestershire end day three very much in the ascendancy. Northants' Rob Newton is there on 58, but his side still trails by 122.

Two wickets for Patel

Hampshire 270 & 165-8 v Notts 189

Hmm, things have suddenly got very interesting at The Ageas Bowl.

Nottinghamshire spinner Samit Patel dismisses Will Smith for 61 and then traps Tino Best lbw for nought three balls later.

Hampshire's lead stands at 246.

Five-wicket haul for Thakor

Derbyshire 492 v Kent 412-9

It's going to be a match to remember for Sean Dickson, but the same can be said of Derbyshire all-rounder Shiv Thakor who bowls Mitch Claydon for his fifth wicket.

Thakor has figures of 5-63 to go with his first-innings' knock of 134 - his first ever five-wicket haul.

With Joe Denly not taking part today after he became a new father, the Kent innings ends on 412, with Sean Dickson carrying his bat for 207.

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These 'Find The Panda' games are much easier than they used to be #bbccricket

WICKET Stirling (lbw b Leach 85)

Somerset 376 v Middlesex 395-8

Paul Stirling goes 15 runs short of his century as Jack Leach pins him lbw.

The Middlesex batsman faced 132 balls with 11 fours and one six.

With Stirling's wicket, the chances of a sixth draw in six games for both sides are yet again odds-on. 

Sean Dickson makes a double century

Derbyshire 492 v Kent 405-8

We have yet another double hundred in this remarkable 2016 County Championship season.

Kent opener Sean Dickson is the latest to get to the milestone off 350 balls with 23 fours and two sixes.

It's the 24-year-old's maiden double ton.

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Fifty for Will Smith

Hampshire 270 & 148-6 v Notts 189

Will Smith
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This is a really gritty knock from Hampshire's stand-in captain Will Smith, but an absolutely crucial one for his side.

Smith moves to his half-century off 141 balls - but more importantly, Hampshire's lead is up to 229.

Northants showing fight

Northants 176 & 93-2 v Gloucestershire 418

Northants are making a bit of a better fist of their second innings at Bristol.

Rob Newton (40 not out) and Rob Keogh (30 not out) have shared 65 for the third wicket - but they still trail Gloucestershire by 149.

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Career best for Sean Dickson

Derbyshire 492 v Kent 382-8

Today has mainly been one for the bowlers, but Kent opener Sean Dickson is making use of a flat pitch at Derby to bring up his highest first-class score.

The youngster moves to 177, surpassing his previous best of 173. Matt Coles has just gone for 41, but with the follow-on avoided, it would need a spectacular batting collapse from Kent on the final day for Derbyshire to win.

Durham's Jennings remaining calm

Warwickshire 313 & 114 v Durham 190 & 111-4

Durham are looking a bit more comfortable at Edgbaston now, with Keaton Jennings providing the level head needed.

The opener, who has skipper Paul Collingwood for company, has moved to 65 not out.

Durham need another 127 with six wickets remaining.

Hampshire's lead past 200

Hampshire 270 & 123-6 v Notts 189

Will Smith moves into the 40s as Hampshire's lead continues to grow. 

We're going to be in for an exciting final day at The Ageas Bowl if Notts are set a target of around 250 to 300.

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Okay, here goes, it's the moment you've all been waiting for. The final holiday destination XI has been chosen. Thanks for all your interaction today, it's been good fun!

1. Gautam Gambia

2. Moeen Ali-Cante  

3. Lanzatrotty

4. Jonty Rhodes

5. Costa Del Solanki

6. Jos Butlins

7. Jonny Bair-Stow-on-the-Wold (wk)

8. Chaminda Vaas Vegas

9. Brydon Red-Carse

10. Harry Guernsey

11. Devon Malcolm

Will Bragg hits a century

Glamorgan 260 & 240-3 v Essex 313

Will Bragg hits a century
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Well batted William Bragg. The Glamorgan batsman has put his side in such a strong position against Division Two leaders Essex with his 196-ball knock.

Glamorgan's lead is 188, but you feel they'll need to set Essex a target of at least 300 with their strong batting line-up.

WICKET Richardson (c Patel b Wright 8)

Warwickshire 313 & 114 v Durham 190 & 87-4

Durham need to keep their heads here, but they are up against a bowler in Chris Wright who's looking unplayable.

Wright picks up his fourth wicket as Michael Richardson is snaffled by Jeetan Patel.

Four down, 151 more to win. But Keaton Jennings is looking assured on 49.

Durham have lost 4-20 in 8 overs after tea and Chris Wright has taken the lot. 92-4 still need 146. #bbccricket

Durham have lost 4-20 in 8 overs after tea and Chris Wright has taken the lot. 92-4 still need 146. #bbccricket

Sean Dickson reaches 150

Derbyshire 492 v Kent 340-7

Kent opener Sean Dickson is closing in on his highest first-class score of 173 as he passes 150 at Derby.

He's 155 not out and giving Kent every chance of saving the game.

WICKET Alsop (c Wessels b Gurney 7)

Hampshire 270 & 112-5 v Notts 189

Harry Gurney is keeping Nottinghamshire's flame burning at The Ageas Bowl.

The left-armer now has 4-34 as Tom Alsop edges him to Riki Wessels, who is keeping wicket in place of the injured Chris Read.

Hampshire are 193 ahead with five wickets in hand.

Fifty for Paul Stirling

Somerset 376 v Middlesex 346-6

If there is any chance of a positive result at Lord's, Paul Stirling may hold the key.

The Irishman goes to fifty off 81 balls and Middlesex now only trail by 30.

Build a decent lead and have a go in the morning should be the plan from here.

Durham three down!

Warwickshire 313 & 114 v Durham 190 & 79-3

Warwickshire are suddenly favourites in the space of three balls!

Chris Wright has Jack Burnham caught by Andrew Umeed for nought and now has 3-15.

Durham still need 159 to win.

WICKET Borthwick (b Wright 4)

Warwickshire 313 & 114 v Durham 190 & 77-2

Who needs Chris Woakes when you've got Chris Wright?! The Warwickshire paceman claims his second wicket, bowling Scott Borthwick for four.

Very much game on at Edgbaston.

WICKET Ervine (lbw b Gurney 45)

Hampshire 270 & 102-4 v Notts 189

Harry Gurney picks up his third wicket, trapping Sean Ervine lbw for 45.

You'd say Hampshire are still on top, leading by 183, but Notts have a very decent batting line up.

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'Remarkable turnaround for Glamorgan'

Glamorgan 260 & 206-2 v Essex 313

Chris Cooke
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BBC Essex's Nick Gledhill at Cardiff:

"A remarkable turnaround has seen Glamorgan move in to a strong position at Cardiff. 

"Will Bragg has led the way with 84 and after adding 107 with Mark Wallace he has so far shared 97 for the third wicket with Chris Cooke who has his second fifty of the match. 

"The Essex attack has been ineffective in improved batting conditions. 

"The declaration question here could be whether Glamorgan are prepared to risk losing their fourth game in an attempt to win their first. They lead by 153."

WICKET Stoneman (lbw b Wright 23)

Warwickshire 313 & 114 v Durham 190 & 67-1

Which way is this one going to go at Edgbaston? It's exciting, I'm staying out of it!

Durham opener Mark Stoneman is pinned lbw by Chris Wright for 23 and Warwickshire have a vital breakthrough.

The visitors need another 171 to win with nine wickets in hand.

'What a comedown for Duckett'

Northants 176 & 23-1 v Gloucestershire 418

BBC Radio Northampton’s Alex Winter at Bristol:

“A month ago I was writing a piece about Ben Duckett’s potential for England after his 282 not out against Sussex - the eighth-highest score in Northamptonshire’s history.

“But what a comedown he has endured since. Two half centuries later and he’s now made just 24 runs in his last five innings. In the second innings here, he played a dreadful clip straight to mid-on.

“Northants have a mighty task to bat out for a draw with a shortened line-up already in this game and Adam Rossington possibly not able to bat after a suspected dislocated finger.

“Gloucestershire could go second with a win here."

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#bbccricket I hear Stokes-on-Trent is quite nice at this time of year.

Erm - okay.

'Smith and Ervine steady Hants ship'

Hampshire 270 & 99-3 v Notts 189

BBC Radio Solent's Kevan James at The Ageas Bowl:

"After being 24-3, Sean Ervine and Will Smith have taken Hampshire through to tea without any further alarms.

"The home side's lead is now 180, they haven't been in such a strong position so far this season. 

"Smith captaining the side as James Vince is away with England, has been short of runs so far. A return to form here and Hampshire will be in the driving seat going into day four."

Sean Ervine
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