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Live Reporting

By Kalika Mehta, Tom Garry and Matt Newsum

All times stated are UK

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  1. Time to unwind

    Following a Roses match that had just about everything, I think it's time to bring things to a close. 

    After just a few hours sleep, Tom Garry will be back tomorrow with live text updates from the two County Championship games - Surrey v Warwickshire and Sussex v Glamorgan.

    There will of course be live ball-by-ball radio commentary from the grounds too.

    Gary Smee will be here on Sunday as another five Championship matches start.

    Until then, sleep well, and goodnight.

  2. RECAP: Northants blow Bears away

    Northants beat Birmingham Bears by eight wickets

    Josh Cobb

    A top-of-the-table clash saw Northants emerge as convincing victors over the Birmingham Bears after a brilliant all-round performance at Edgbaston.

    With the match reduced to 16 overs a side, Richard Gleeson's career-best 3-12 restricted the Bears to a below-par 86-8, only made possible thanks to Ateeq Javid's unbeaten 34.

    The Steelbacks never looked in any danger in their chase of the small target, with Josh Cobb leading the way with an unbeaten 39.

    Victory for the visitors saw them take a two-point lead over the Bears at the top of the North Group table.

  3. RECAP: Essex too good for Kent

    Essex beat Kent by 50 runs

    Tom Westley

    Essex posted a very respectable 204-3 and it proved to be too much for a Kent side that lost opener Joe Denly to the first ball that he faced.

    Sam Billings and Darren Stevens were both run out to sum up Kent's frustrating evening.

    Ravi Bopara (81) and Ashar Zaidi (54) had both finished unbeaten in Essex's innings while no Kent batsman could manage more than 37.

  4. RECAP: Yorkshire win low-scoring Roses match

    Yorkshire beat Lancashire by five runs

    Yorkshire celebrate

    Yorkshire defended 141 to beat their Red Rose rivals Lancashire by five runs at Headingley.

    In a match reduced to 18 overs, Lancashire looked to be cruising to victory at 87-3.

    But once Carl Karver removed Stephen Croft and Liam Livingstone in the space of three balls, the rest of the innings crumbled - the final few overs of which were played in heavy rain.

    Earlier, Yorkshire struggled to build any partnerships with only Will Rhodes' late cameo of 24 off 14 balls getting them up to a respectable total.

  5. RECAP: Sussex ease to victory over Middlesex

    Sussex beat Middlesex by seven wickets

    Ross Taylor and Matt Machan's unbroken stand of 74 guided Sussex to victory over Middlesex at Hove.

    Middlesex were bowled out for 146 in the 18th over despite 52 from Paul Stirling as spinner Danny Briggs starred with three wickets.

    Sussex were wobbling slightly on 73-3, but Taylor (33 not out) and Machan (41 not out) saw them home with 10 balls to spare.

  6. RECAP: Klinger ton sees Glos beat Somerset

    Gloucestershire beat Somerset by seven wickets

    Michael Klinger

    A century from captain Michael Klinger helped Gloucestershire surpass Somerset's 167-7 with four balls to spare and earn a second consecutive T20 Blast victory in the 'Cider Derby'.

    In the battle of the West Country sides at Taunton, Mahela Jayawardene top scored for the hosts on 41.

    But Gloucestershire's bowling kept Somerset at bay and Klinger then hit 101 from 71 balls as the visitors comfortably reached their target to move top of the South Group.

  7. RECAP: Nottinghamshire v Durham abandoned

    A heavy rain shower at Trent Bridge just before play was due to start left the outfield saturated.

    The umpires inspected several times before calling things off at 20:15 BST.

    It was Durham's second abandonment in as many days after the game against Worcestershire was called off on Thursday.

  8. RECAP: Masden leads Falcons to convincing win

    Derbyshire beat Worcestershire by seven wickets

    Wayne Masden

    Derbyshire earned just their third victory in the T20 Blast this season, as Wayne Masden's unbeaten 59 saw them claim the win with seven balls to spare.

    Masden and Chesney Hughes, 43 not out, shared a 97-run fourth-wicket partnership as the Falcons chased down 186 for victory at New Road.

    Wicketkeeper Ben Cox has led his side to an impressive 185-7, with his own unbeaten T20 career-best 59.

    However, wayward bowling, especially from South African paceman Kyle Abbott on debut - who conceded 57 runs from 3.5 overs, proved costly.

  9. A look at the South Group

    Gloucestershire move to the top of the South Group thanks to their victory over neighbours Somerset this evening.

    They're two points clear of Glamorgan, but the Welsh county have two games in hand.

    Sussex leapfrog Middlesex into third.

    Click here for the full tables.

  10. A look at the North Group

    The North Group makes good reading for Northants fans this evening - they are now top by two points.

    Birmingham Bears and Worcestershire Rapids stay second and third respectively.

    Also good news for Yorkshire supporters - they're off the bottom - but still face a tough task to qualify for the quarter-finals.


    Birmingham Bears 86-8 v Northants 89-2 (12.3/16 overs)

    Josh Cobb ends the match with a fine boundary off Jeetan Patel as the Steelbacks seal victory with 21 balls spare.

    The 25-year-old finished unbeaten on 39 and never looked troubled as his side chased down the relatively modest total of 87 for victory following a superb effort from the North Group leaders' bowlers.

  12. Reaction: Yorkshire beat Lancashire by five runs

    Yorkshire skipper Alex Lees tells Sky Sports:

    "I'm elated. It's been a long while coming and we wanted to give something back to the Yorkshire faithful coming out here.

    "We'll take a lot of confidence from that going forward and they'll be a celebration tonight for that victory."

  13. Reaction: Yorkshire beat Lancashire by five runs

    Lancashire captain Stephen Croft tells Sky Sports:

    "It was a great game, great atmosphere, but unfortunately we were on the losing side.

    "It was a competitive total by them and one we thought we should have chased down. 

    "We stayed up with the rate, but we didn't have any batters going into the last five or six overs which was crucial I thought."

  14. Cobb in no hurry

    Birmingham Bears 86-8 v Northants 73-2 (11/16 overs)

    Josh Cobb

    Josh Cobb, 29 not out, remains the coolest man out at Edgbaston, waiting for the loose ball to hit to the boundary whilst blocking the slightly threatening ones.

    The Steelbacks need 13 runs off 30 balls and unless there is some kind of miracle, the Bears are heading for a big defeat.


    Yorkshire 141-7 v Lancashire 136 (17.4/18 overs)

    No, they can't do it. George Edwards swishes but can only edge Stephen Patterson's ball behind.

    Yorkshire get revenge on their Red Rose rivals for defeat earlier in the competition.

    What a game. It had everything from cricket in a monsoon to massive sixes. The packed Headingley crowd certainly seemed to enjoy themselves!

  16. Steelbacks cruising to victory

    Birmingham Bears 86-8 v Northants 59-2 (9/16 overs)

    It looks set to be Northants who are going to take the outright lead in the North Group this evening as they ease towards victory against the Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston.

    Josh Cobb, 23 not out, and Ben Duckett, 11 not out, have put on 21 together thus far. The Steelbacks require 27 runs from 7 overs.

  17. Lancashire need 6 off 3 balls

    Yorkshire 141-7 v Lancashire 136-9 (17.3/18 overs)

    Extraordinary. Last man George Edwards inside edges Stephen Patterson down to the boundary.

    Lancashire can't do this can they?!

  18. BreakingEssex beat Kent by 50 runs

    Essex 204-3 v Kent 154-9


    Kent's run-chase was over long before the wickets of Fabian Cowdrey and James Tredwell both fell in the 19th over.

    Essex are worthy winners - and by quite some margin.

  19. Lancashire need 12 off 6 balls

    Yorkshire 141-7 v Lancashire 130-9 (17/18 overs)

    Stephen Patterson will bowl the final over of the innings. He's usually so accurate. Surely he'll be able to defend 12 against the last-wicket pair?

    Let's see.

  20. WICKET Buck (c Lyth b Bresnan 0)

    Yorkshire 141-7 v Lancashire 123-9 (16.2/18 overs)

    Gone! And it's a third catch for Adam Lyth. Nathan Buck swipes Tim Bresnan towards mid-on and Lyth dives foward to pluck the ball just off the turf.

    Game in the bag surely for Yorkshire? 19 needed off 10 balls.