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  1. Weather affects Tuesday's play
  2. Lancs chasing 349 to win in Roses match
  3. Sussex beat Derbys by 10 wickets
  4. Notts draw with Durham
  5. Northants draw with Essex

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By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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Jack Brooks bowled
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So, a bit of a frustrating day weather-wise draws to a close with the Roses match nicely poised.

Unfortunately the rain had the final say at Northants and Trent Bridge, but there was still time for Sussex to beat Derbyshire by 10 wickets at Hove.

My colleague Paul Grunill will be back at 10:55 tomorrow with the conclusion of the four matches which started on Sunday.

Hope you can join him then. From me, it's goodbye.

Close of play scores

County Championship

Division One

Nottinghamshire 534 & 289-5 v Durham 447 - Match Drawn

Middlesex 467-3 dec v Hampshire 131 & 100-4 - day three, stumps

Yorkshire 308 & 236 v Lancashire 196 & 41-1 - day three, stumps

Division Two

Northamptonshire 444 & 75-5 v Essex 640 - Match Drawn

Derbyshire 150 & 307 v Sussex 447-8 dec & 11-0 - Sussex won by 10 wickets

Leicestershire 341 v Kent 117-2 - no play Tuesday, rain

Worcestershire 439 & 151-5 v Gloucestershire 364-6 dec - day three, stumps

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Stumps at New Road

Worcestershire 439 & 151-5 v Gloucestershire 364-6 dec

It was only a matter of time, but play is called off at New Road. 

It should be an exciting final day - Worcestershire will look to set a target and then have a go with the ball.

Let's hope the weather is our friend.

Close of play

Middlesex 467-3 dec v Hampshire 131 & 100-4

Just 17 overs were possible at Northwood today - but it's a fair miracle they got those in after all the heavy rain in the morning.

Middlesex will resume the final day needing six Hampshire wickets. Hampshire need to survive three sessions.

Close of play at Headingley

Yorkshire 308 & 236 v Lancashire 196 & 41-1

The Roses match is off for the day with no sign of the weather getting any better.

Lancashire need a further 308 runs on the final day, Yorkshire require nine wickets.

What a climax we could have!

Rain stops play

Erm, still no word from Headingley, New Road or Northwood.

Although BBC Hereford & Worcester's Dave Bradley doesn't sound too confident of a restart at Worcestershire...

Still off at New Road, prospects not great it has to be said @WorcsCCC v @Gloscricket #bbccricket

With no play at any of our grounds at the moment, I'm going to take a short break, but will bring you news of any restarts as soon as I have it.

Bad light stops play

Middlesex 467-3 dec v Hampshire 131 & 100-4

They're also off at Northwood. Hampshire's Jimmy Adams has moved onto 47 with 19-year-old Joe Weatherley batting 36 balls for his four not out as they try to save the game.

The weather could play a big part in that mission with the forecast not looking great for tomorrow either.

Bad light stops play

Yorkshire 308 & 236 v Lancashire 196 & 41-1 - Target 349

It's been gloomy most of the day at Headingley and the umpires decide the floodlights are now taking over the natural light.

They players are off and that could be curtains for day three.

The Television Show XI

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Thank you for all your suggestions for today's themed XI. Now the side I've picked wouldn't win many prizes for balance - there's no wicketkeeper for a start - although it's only a bit of fun!

1.How Clean is your Strauss?

2.Adam Lyth on Mars  

3.Homes Under the Hameed

4.Fawlty Gowers

5.Mark Ramprakash in the Attic

6.Trott of the Pops

7.Blue Pietersen

8.Recordo Gordon's Kitchen Nightmares

9.Devon Malcolm in the Middle

10.Telly Caddicks

11.Emmerdale Steyn

With commentary from - Knowing Me, Knowing Agnew, with Alan Partridge

Alan Partridge

Lancashire battling

Yorkshire 308 & 236 v Lancashire 196 & 40-1 - Target 349

Lancashire opener Haseeb Hameed has got some temperament for a 19-year-old.

He's faced 61 balls for his 15 so far, up against a pace attack consisting of Tim Bresnan, Jack Brooks, Liam Plunkett and Steven Patterson.

It's been a good start from the visitors in their pursuit of 349 in tricky batting conditions.

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Your television show XI

James Cooper: Trott of the Pops

Jackie Hamer: The Flintstonemans or how about Wood I Lie to You?

Ben Mason: Bell's Kitchen

Rain stops play at New Road

Worcestershire 439 & 151-5 v Gloucestershire 364-6 dec

The rain finally arrives at New Road after its slow journey across the country. We could be in for an exciting final day in the West Midlands if they don't get back on.


Northants 444 & 75-5 v Essex 640

The weather also has the final say at Wantage Road where the match is abandoned as a draw.

Northants have now drawn four straight matches, while Division Two leaders Essex remain unbeaten.

Gillespie rules out Australia move

Jason Gillespie
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There's more good news, asides from that wicket at Headingley, for Yorkshire fans.

Coach Jason Gillespie has confirmed he will not be leaving to take a role with Cricket Australia.  

Click here for the full story.

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Every ball covered

BBC Sport's Isabelle Duncan is certainly enjoying herself at Headingley! To listen to live ball-by-ball radio commentary click on the live coverage tab at the top of this page.

Cake and cricket. What more could one ask for. @CallyCricket @scottread16 @kevinhowellsbbc #bbccricket

Cake and cricket. What more could one ask for. @CallyCricket @scottread16 @kevinhowellsbbc #bbccricket

WICKET Smith (c Plunkett b Patterson 15)

Yorkshire 308 & 236 v Lancashire 196 & 28-1 - Target 349

There's the breakthrough Yorkshire wanted and Steven Patterson has it! Tom Smith hits the big paceman straight to Liam Plunkett at short cover.

Luke Procter is the new man in.

Wicket at New Road

Worcestershire 439 & 130-5 v Gloucestershire 364-6 dec

Things are definitely getting interesting between Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

Alexei Kervezee is such a frustrating player to watch at times. He's out today for 39, caught by Michael Klinger off spinner Jack Taylor.

Worcestershire's advantage is 205 with five wickets in hand. They need a partnership from somewhere to set a tough target.

WICKET Dawson (c Robson b Murtagh 23)

Middlesex 467-3 dec v Hampshire 131 & 72-4

There's one of the seven wickets Middlesex need (either today or tomorrow!).

Liam Dawson is caught by Sam Robson to give Tim Murtagh his second wicket. Can Middlesex win it today?

Close of play at Canterbury

Kent 117-2 v Leicestershire 341

It's officially a day-three washout at Kent. The heavy rain band pushed through a couple of hours ago, but it left the outfield saturated.

I've just had a look at the forecast for tomorrow - dull is the most positive word I can think of!

WICKET Kohler-Cadmore (b Norwell 18)

Worcestershire 439 & 126-4 v Gloucestershire 364-6 dec

Tom Kohler-Cadmore scored a career-best 169 in the first innings, but there is to be no repeat today as Liam Norwell bowls him in the first over after tea.

Worcestershire's lead is past 200, but they'll want plenty more just to be safe. Ross Whiteley joins Alexei Kervezee at the crease.

Losing track of time

Middlesex 467-3 dec v Hampshire 131 & 68-3 (f/o)

I'm a fool. This week's staggered starts have left me confused! The game at Northwood of course is on day three, so Middlesex have 40 overs today and 96 tomorrow to try and bowl Hampshire out.

Thanks to Gerry on Twitter for pointing me in the right direction there!

Things looking better at Northants

Northants 444 & 75-5 v Essex 640

BBC Radio Northampton's Alex Winter has the latest from Wantage Road...

Umpires have had a look and the groundstaff are slowly starting to mop up... #bbccricket

Back under way at Northwood

Middlesex 467-3 dec v Hampshire 131 & 62-3 (f/o)

Middlesex seamer Tim Murtagh takes the ball as his side looks for seven wickets in 40 overs.

A tough ask, but overhead conditions are decent for bowling.

Jimmy Adams and Liam Dawson will need all their experience for Hampshire here.

Tea at Headingley

Yorkshire 308 & 236 v Lancashire 196 & 21-0 - Target 349

Lancashire go to tea unscathed as Haseeb Hameed and Tom Smith see out a tricky eight overs.

Still a long way to go though - the Red Rose need another 328 to win. Yorkshire still favourites.

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Your television show XI

I've just been contacted by BBC Radio Kent's Matt Cole - who says he needed something to do to pass the time at Canterbury because it's "freezing" there.

So he's come up with some players who could go into our television show XI.

Here goes...

Dragon's Denly

The Bill-ings

Sean Dickson of Dock Green

Hunn Born Every Minute 

And what he describes as the slightly terrifying

Through the Key-hole

Think you can do better?! Tweet us your suggestions using #bbccricket

Tea at New Road

Worcestershire 439 & 121-3 v Gloucestershire 364-6 dec

Worcestershire are in a healthy position at tea on day three with Alexei Kervezee (36 not out) and Tom Kohler-Cadmore (18 not out) extending their lead to 196.

32 overs remain at New Road today plus 96 tomorrow. If they get all of those in, we could be in for a cracking finish.

Solid start for Lancashire

Yorkshire 308 & 236 v Lancashire 196 & 16-0 - Target 349

Haseeb Hameed and Tom Smith have made sure there are no early alarms for Lancashire in their pursuit of a big target.

The pair have batted for seven overs in diminishing light, but have resisted everything Yorkshire's pacemen, Tim Bresnan and Steven Patterson, have thrown at them.

Will Headingley escape the showers approaching from the east?

Play to start at 16:00

Middlesex 467-3 dec v Hampshire 131 & 62-3 (f/o)

Well, this has come as a bit of a surprise after the amount of rain they've had in Greater London today.

They're going to start at Northwood in about 20 minutes with 40 overs left for Middlesex to get the remaining seven Hampshire wickets.

However, BBC Radio London's Kevin Hand is not sure they'll get that long.

So a 4 o'clock start and 40 overs to bowl with an extra half hour possible. Light will surely by an issue if it gets that far. #bbccricket


Nottinghamshire 534 & 289-5 v Durham 447

Here's our first casualty of this rainy Tuesday - the match is over at Trent Bridge.

With no sign of the weather improving and little chance of a result, the umpires decide enough is enough at tea.

Both sides take 12 points from the encounter and Brendan Taylor takes with him a match to remember. The former Zimbabwe skipper scored two hundreds.

News from Northwood

Middlesex 467-3 dec v Hampshire 131 & 62-3 (f/o)

BBC Radio London's Kevin Hand with the latest from Middlesex. I'm not feeling too confident about this one.

Covers coming off and umpires out to have a look - news of a proper inspection soon. There's a very cold wind and still gloomy. #bbccricket

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Your television show XI

In the meantime, here's some more of your television show cricket XI suggestions. We've had some absolute corkers so far!

Phil Pass: The Westley Wing, Broadwalk Empire, Doctor Foster, and a curveball: Scooby-Doosra   

Tom: Nick Knightrider

Rob Thorpe: Recordo Gordon's Kitchen Nightmares

State of play elsewhere

Wantage Road
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It's still a pretty damp scene at many of our grounds. The rain has stopped at Canterbury where Kent are playing Leicestershire, but they're taking an early tea because the light is too poor to start.

Rain is still delaying final day proceedings between Middlesex and Hampshire, Northants and Essex and at Trent Bridge between Notts and Durham.

There is no news on restarts in any of these games I'm afraid to say.

BreakingLancashire require 349 to win

Yorkshire 308 & 236 v Lancashire 196

That's the tricky target facing the Red Rose county as Luke Procter brings Yorkshire's second innings to a close by bowling Jack Brooks for five.

Lancashire will need to chase the highest score of the match to win, but we all know what happened at Taunton yesterday!

The weather may still play a part today - it looks like some rain is on the way to Headingley.

WICKET Mitchell (c Marshall b Miles 55)

Worcestershire 439 & 82-3 v Gloucestershire 364-6 dec

Ah, sorry Daryl, my fault. Just as I said he was starting to look good, the Worcestershire captain is caught by Hamish Marshall off Craig Miles for 55.

First-innings centurion Tom Kohler-Cadmore is the new man in the middle.

Daryl Mitchell hits fifty

Worcestershire 439 & 78-2 v Gloucestershire 364-6 dec

Worcestershire skipper Daryl Mitchell has endured a tough time with the bat so far this season, but the opener is finding his feet today.

He brings up his second half-century of 2016 off just 57 balls.

Worcestershire lead by 157.


Sussex 447-8 dec v Derbyshire 150 & 307

Sussex reach their target of 11 in just three balls. It's the Hove side's first victory of the season in a game they dominated from start to finish.

Derbyshire have one of the country's form players in Shiv Thakor, but they've been thoroughly outclassed in this one.

Fifty and out for Liam Plunkett

Yorkshire 308 & 221-9 v Lancashire 196

Liam Plunkett
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Liam Plunkett is in some form with the bat for Yorkshire this summer. The 31-year-old brings up his second half-century of the season with a four off Simon Kerrigan.

He then follows it up with a maximum, but two balls later is caught at deep cover by Alviro Petersen for 57.

News from Trent Bridge

Notts 534 & 289-5 v Durham 447

BBC Radio Nottingham's Dave Bracegirdle has an update from Nottingham...

EARLY TEA will be taken at 3.10pm. An inspection will follow thereafter. #bbccricket

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Your television show XI

Nathan Charlton: Adam Lyth on Mars

Gareth Langley: Have I Got Agnews for You

Rob White: Grange Hildreth