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By Paul Grunill

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Signing off

So that's it for another round of the County Championship, with wins for leaders Middlesex, Surrey and Hampshire in Division One, while promotion favourites Essex, Sussex and Glamorgan came out on top in games in the second tier. 

The Championship resumes next Tuesday when the chasing pack have a chance to close the gap on Middlesex, who have a week off, while match of the round in Division Two is undoubtedly Leicestershire against Essex, as second plays first at Grace Road.

Before that, however, we have live BBC radio commentary tomorrow and Thursday on the One-Day Cup quarter-finals and then it's T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston on Saturday as Yorkshire, Northants, Notts and Durham vie for the first county prize of the summer. We'll have full coverage for you on the BBC Sport website from about 10:45 BST.

Until then, thanks for your company over the past four days - and remember the name Haseeb Hameed. How long will it be before we see the young Lancashire opener in an England cap? 

Morgan savours 'wild' innings

When Glamorgan began their run-chase against Worcestershire at New Road, Owen Morgan was probably not the player Welsh cricket fans expected to lead them to victory, but that is what happened as he made an unbeaten century.

Afterwards, he told BBC Wales Sport:  "Not in my wildest imagination (did I think I'd bat through), my main target was to see out the first hour with Jakesy (captain Jacques Rudolph), and hopefully build from there.

"Thankfully I managed to bat the whole day, I didn't think of seeing it through until Aneurin (Donald) started whacking a few and the winning line came in sight quite quickly.

"At the start of the year I wouldn't have imagined myself in this position, so I'm very pleased. I've always been able to bat but this year it's glued together a bit more and it's given me a lot more more confidence.

"Being a bowler is obviously my main suit but hopefully I can become a good all-rounder."

Batty praises Surrey display

Surrey skipper Gareth Batty has been speaking to BBC Radio London following their win over Warwickshire at Edgbaston - which avenged a 10-wicket loss to the Bears at Guildford.

He said: "I can't ask for any more from any individual, which from a captaincy point of view is a wonderful place to be.

"Probably for about six weeks now, we've been absolutely magnificent. On hard squares, players (have been) diving and putting their bodies on the line, Meaks (Stuart Meaker) bowling with an old satsuma and charging in.

"It was a wonderful game of cricket and very good performance from us. I think we're nearing that time of year when traditionally we're pretty good. On the flatter pitches, we're putting in some wonderful performances."

Results round-up

Division One

Lancashire (11 pts) drew with Yorkshire (10)

Hampshire (22 pts) beat Notts (4) by 176 runs

Surrey (21 pts) beat Warwickshire (4) by 226 runs

Division Two

Essex (23 pts) beat Derbyshire (1) by an innings and 62 runs

Glamorgan (20 pts) beat Worcestershire (3) by five wickets

Northamptonshire (10 pts) drew with Leicestershire (11)

Sussex (24 pts) beat Gloucestershire (6) by an innings and two runs


Worcestershire 163 & 393 v Glamorgan 280 & 278-5

Glamorgan nightwatchman Owen Morgan hits the final delivery of the game for four to bring up a maiden first-class century off 242 balls. The 22-year-old batted all day, having begun on nine not out, to reach an unbeaten 103, with Craig Meschede 17 not out at the other end.

It's the second win of the summer for the Welsh county, who move to seventh in Division Two, while Worcestershire - relegated last season - are fourth, 34 points behind leaders Essex. 


Leicestershire 519 & 292-6 dec v Northants 397-7 dec & 118-1

So the final day is a bit of a let-down at Wantage Road as Leicestershire skipper Mark Cosgrove opts for batting practice, with strike bowler Clint McKay carrying an injury.   

The Australian delays the declaration until they are 414 ahead, with Paul Horton one of five victims for teenage spinner Saif Zaib, the opener going for 99.

Northants captain Alex Wakely is 53 not out when the game ends and David Murphy is on 36, but they slip to second bottom because Glamorgan have a higher bonus-points tally. Leicestershire climb to second, 23 points behind Essex, who they play at Grace Road next week.


Lancashire 494 & 232-3 dec v Yorkshire 360 & 188-0

The teams shake hands with the task of scoring 367 beyond Yorkshire, but no sign a wicket for the Lancashire attack. Alex Lees is unbeaten on 114, having hit a six and 15 fours, with partner Adam Lyth 63 not out.

Star of the day, though, is Haseeb Hameed, who became the first Lancashire batsman to score two centuries in a Roses match and went past 1,000 runs for the season in the process.

Yorkshire's 10 points puts them second, 26 points behind Middlesex with a game in hand, with Lancashire eight points further back in fourth place. They, however, have played the same number of matches as the leaders. 


Surrey 252 & 390 v Warwickshire 247 & 169

Gareth Batty

Gareth Batty has last man Oliver Hannon-Dalby leg-before for a duck as Surrey leap up to third in the Division One table.

Tim Ambrose is left unbeaten on 27 not out, but it has been an undistinguished batting effort by Warwickshire, who have won two of their 12 games, with wickets shared among six different Surrey bowlers.


Hampshire 319 & 393-7 dec v Nottinghamshire 245 & 291

Brad Wheal
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Bowling straight and fast, Brad Wheal claims his second wicket of the over to dismiss last man Harry Gurney and seal victory for Hampshire. He has career-best figures of 6-51 and the win lifts them off the bottom of the Division One table.

They are now 14 points clear of Notts, and although two teams go down, the result will give them belief that they can repeat last season's escape, with four matches remaining.

Having won the title as recently as 2010, Notts are in a precarious position with just one win from 12 games so far - and six defeats.

WICKET Patel (c Burns b Footitt 16)

Surrey 252 & 390 v Warwickshire 247 & 169-9

It's a similar story at Edgbaston where Warwickshire fans are experiencing that sinking feeling after Mark Footitt dismisses Jeetan Patel. Tim Ambrose has batted 163 minutes so far for his 27, but he only has Oliver Hannon-Dalby left for company.

Mark Footitt
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WICKET Read (b Wheal 23)

Hampshire 319 & 393-7 dec v Nottinghamshire 245 & 287-9

Well bowled 19-year-old Brad Wheal, who claims five wickets in a Championship innings for the first time by removing Nottinghamshire's captain. Last man Harry Gurney comes out, but it's only a matter of time now before Hampshire wrap this up.


Lancashire 494 & 232-3 dec v Yorkshire 360 & 172-0

Alex Lees
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Alex Lees hits his 13th boundary - this one to third man off Nathan Buck - to reach his second Championship hundred of the summer. 

It's been a fine effort by the left-hander, but the overs are running out for the defending champions, who need another 195 from the remaining 23 overs.

Click on the live tab at the top of the page to listen to the commentary of the denouement at Old Trafford.

Glamorgan maintain slow progress

Worcestershire 163 & 393 v Glamorgan 280 & 209-4

Glamorgan appear to have overcome the loss of two quick wickets before tea and now need just 68 to win from 28 overs. Don't expect them to come with a rush, though - Owen Morgan has so far batted eight minutes short of five hours for his 86 not out. Aneurin Donald is on 29 and their partnership is worth 59.

WICKET Barker (c Davies b Meaker 2)

Surrey 252 & 390 v Warwickshire 247 & 151-8

Stuart Meaker strikes, having Keith Barker caught behind, and Surrey are now just two wickets away from their second win in three Championship matches. They are surely too far back to have a say in the title race, with only three games left after this one, but a haul of 21 points will certainly ease any relegation concerns around The Oval.

Lancashire rein in Yorkshire pair

Lancashire 494 & 232-3 dec v Yorkshire 360 & 152-0

Yorkshire's chances of an unlikely victory in the Roses match may be fading, with Alex Lees and Adam Lyth unable to find the boundary thanks to tight bowling by Kyle Jarvis and Nathan Buck after tea. Another 215 are needed with only 27 overs remaining.

WICKET Ball (lbw Wheal 1)

Hampshire 319 & 393-7 dec v Nottinghamshire 245 & 262-8

To quote the late Freddie Mercury, 'another one bites the dust' at Trent Bridge as Brad Wheal picks up his fourth wicket of the innings. Scoring 206 from 32 overs, with only two wickets left, is out of the question for Notts and it'll take something special from them to secure a draw from this position. 

Mason Crane has three victims thus far and seeing two teenagers leading their push for victory offers encouragement for the future for the visitors.

Leicestershire 'settle for draw'

Leicestershire 519 & 292-6 dec v Northamptonshire 397-7 dec & 70-1

Alex Winter

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"On a wicket that hasn't deteriorated but just flattened out - even into it's eighth day now (it was used for an England Under-19 Test) - Leicestershire decided it was going to be very difficult to bowl Northamptonshire out on the final day.

"They have settled for 11 points to keep them in the promotion shake-up, with leaders Essex to come next week at Grace Road.

"Northants would have hoped for a chase here and a tune-up for Thursday's 50-over quarter-final against Surrey, but instead they are gently batting out time to secure 10 points."

Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
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WICKET Wood (c McLaren b Crane 0)

Hampshire 319 & 393-7 dec v Nottinghamshire 245 & 259-7 dec

Things appear to be drawing to a close at Trent Bridge as Mason Crane takes his second wicket of the over - but this one following the tea interval. Luke Wood goes third ball, caught low down at leg-slip, and it's just Chris Read (11 not out) and numbers 9, 10 and 11 standing between Hampshire and their second win of the season.

Morgan Glamorgan's unlikely main man

Worcestershire 163 & 393 v Glamorgan 280 & 193-4 - tea

BBC Wales' Nick Webb at New Road:

"Nightwatchman Owen Morgan has led Glamorgan's grind towards a target of 277 with a superb first-class best of 80 not out - double his previous highest score.

"Will Bragg joined him in a stand of 88 for the third wicket only to be smartly stumped down leg-side by Ben Cox off seamer Charlie Morris for 46, while David Lloyd fell lbw to Joe Leach in the next over.

"Morgan, the county's fourth-choice spinner at the start of the season, has looked immovable since being dropped at slip on 10.

"Glamorgan need 84, Worcestershire need six wickets and there are 35 overs left of an absorbing game that looked set to finish in three days when 15 wickets fell on Saturday." 

Surrey strike before tea

Surrey 252 & 390 v Warwickshire 247 & 142-7 - tea

One important wicket to tell you about just before the tea interval with Rikki Clarke bowled by Surrey's Sam Curran for 17 at Edgbaston. Keith Barker will join Tim Ambrose after tea, but Warwickshire are in deep trouble. 

Tea scores round-up

Division One

Lancashire 494 & 232-3 dec v Yorkshire 360 & 148-0

Yorkshire need another 219 to win from 30 overs

Hampshire 319 & 393-7 dec v Nottinghamshire 245 & 259-6

Notts need another 209 to win from 35.3 overs

Surrey 252 & 390 v Warwickshire 247 & 142-7

Warwickshire need another 254 to win from 31.4 overs

Division Two

Leicestershire 519 & 292-6 dec v Northamptonshire 397-7 dec & 65-1

Northants need another 350 from 30 overs

Worcestershire 163 & 393 v Glamorgan 280 & 193-4

Glamorgan need another 84 to win from 35 overs

WICKET Taylor (c Adams b Crane 58)

Hampshire 319 & 393-7 dec v Nottinghamshire 245 & 259-6

Things will look bleak for whichever side loses this game and Hampshire now seem to have the upper hand as leg-spinner Mason Crane picks up his second wicket to end the afternoon session, with Brendan Taylor taken in the slips.

Lyth reaches half-century

Lancashire 494 & 232-3 dec v Yorkshire 360 & 146-0

Adam Lyth follows partner Alex Lees to fifty with three runs off Arron Lilley. The required rate for Yorkshire is 5.3 per over and they don't have their strongest batting line-up on duty, but all 10 wickets are still intact. If the two left-handers are still together in 10 overs time and can get the target down to 150-160 by then, it will be all to play for.    

Bears hang on against Surrey

Surrey 252 & 390 v Warwickshire 247 & 142-6

Tim Ambrose and Rikki Clarke are doing their best to keep Surrey at bay at Edgbaston, but the visitors will get a new ball in 14 overs, should they need it. Warwickshire need another 254 to win, but that is looking like a bit of a long-shot.  

WICKET Mullaney (c Berg b Wheal 137)

Hampshire 319 & 393-7 dec v Nottinghamshire 245 & 245-5

Nottinghamshire's main man is gone after hitting two sixes and 19 fours in his 227-ball innings and Brad Wheal follows up by having Samit Patel caught behind down the leg-side with his next delivery. He's on a hat-trick - but the question is how do Notts play it from here? They need 223 from 40, which is doable, but half the side are now gone.

WICKET Lloyd (lbw Leach 0)

Worcestershire 163 & 393 v Glamorgan 280 & 154-4

Worcestershire are right back in it at New Road after Joe Leach sends David Lloyd packing for a three-ball quacker. Glamorgan need 123 from 43 overs - Worcestershire need six more wickets. Who wants it the most? 

Yorkshire pair frustrate Lancs attack

Lancashire 494 & 232-3 dec v Yorkshire 360 & 101-0

Lancashire have managed to reduce the flow of Yorkshire boundaries in the Roses match, but wickets are still eluding them at Old Trafford. Alex Lees is on 66 and Adam Lyth 32, and the century partnership has arrived. Another 266 needed for victory.

Taylor plays supporting role

Hampshire 319 & 393-7 dec v Nottinghamshire 245 & 232-3

The bottom-of-the-table battle at Trent Bridge is boiling up towards a good finish, with Notts requiring another 236 from 45 overs. Brendan Taylor's fifty took 93 balls and his stand with centurion Steven Mullaney is now worth 149.

WICKET Bragg (st Cox b Morris 46)

Worcestershire 163 & 393 v Glamorgan 280 & 147-3

Will Bragg will be cross with himself about that one, stumped down the leg-side with his side going well in their attempt to score 277 for victory. 

Owen Morgan is unbeaten on 65, after a stand off 88 with Bragg, as David Lloyd joins him at the crease. 

WICKET Newton (b Raine 22)

Leicestershire 519 & 292-6 dec v Northamptonshire 397-7 dec & 37-1

The number two must be Rob Newton's favourite. He made 202 not out in Northamptonshire's first innings and now he goes for 22 in the second. Will Leicestershire pick up the nine wickets remaining to keep them on Essex's coat-tails?

More on Haseeb Hameed's batting feats for Lancashire....

H Hameed is 5th youngest to 1000 runs in CC season (19/212) 19/39 A Fagg '34 19/74 K Fletcher '63 19/81 D Compton '37 19/115 S Tendulkar '92

WICKET Bell (c Burns b Batty 32)

Surrey 252 & 390 v Warwickshire 247 & 111-6

Has the game at Edgbaston taken a decisive turn? Warwickshire bat deep, but the loss of their captain is a major setback to their chances of hanging on for a draw.


Hampshire 319 & 393-7 dec v Nottinghamshire 245 & 188-3

Steven Mullaney has scored more than half of Nottinghamshire's runs in this innings and he completes his third century of the season - and 11th first-class ton of his career - with back-to-back fours off Brad Wheal.  

Brendan Taylor does likewise at the start of the next over, bowled by spinner Liam Dawson - they need 280 from 52 and a bit overs.

Mr Mullaney has an interesting bat sponsor - which reminds me of a favourite song lyric: "And we like Hooters for their hot wings too" (Girls Lie Too, Terri Clark). 

Steven Mullaney
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Yorkshire continue positive start

Lancashire 494 & 232-3 dec v Yorkshire 360 & 70-0

Alex Lees hits two successive boundaries off spinner Simon Kerrigan to bring up a 55-ball half-century in the Roses match at Old Trafford. If anyone told Yorkshire they have no chance of winning this game, Lees clearly wasn't listening. Another 297 still needed, though, from 53 overs.

If Yorkshire win this match, it'll be almost as good as Barnsley winning twice at Wembley in one season - but not quite....(hope I'm not showing too many allegiances there - this text comm is unbiased).

Foxes call a halt

Leicestershire 519 & 292-6 dec v Northamptonshire 397-7 dec

Finally the declaration comes at Wantage Road after David Murphy removes Ned Eckersley for a single, his first wicket in a Championship match. Saif Zaib returns figures of 5-148, but it's now just a question of survival for Northants with Leicestershire 414 ahead. Niall O'Brien makes an unbeaten 36 off 14 balls.   

Morgan boosts Glamorgan chances

Worcestershire 163 & 393 v Glamorgan 280 & 122-2

Owen Morgan collects a boundary off Ed Barnard to reach a maiden first-class fifty. It's taken the Glamorgan nightwatchman 138 balls and the Welsh county are certainly doing this the hard way after being set a target of 277. Morgan's stand with Will Bragg is currently worth 63.

Zaib makes his mark

Leicestershire 519 & 266-5 v Northamptonshire 397-7 dec

It's been quite a day for teenagers and now slow left-armer Saif Zaib - aged 18 years and 86 days - has his first five-for after trapping Neil Dexter lbw for 33. Leicestershire's lead is almost 400, but do they have what it takes to bowl the home side out in the rest of the day, with Clint McKay carrying an injury from earlier in the match.

If you don't know what Zaib looks like - here he is.

Saif Zaib
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Lees looking good

Lancashire 494 & 232-3 dec v Yorkshire 360 & 40-0

Lancashire are still searching for their first breakthrough after declaring 367 ahead in the Roses match at Old Trafford. Alex Lees hits four successive boundaries in Nathan Buck's third over - surely Yorkshire don't believe this is on, do they?

WICKET Pettini (st Keogh b Zaib 24)

Leicestershire 519 & 254-4 v Northamptonshire 397-7 dec

Saif Zaib takes his fourth wicket but the door has been well and truly slammed on any hopes Northants may have harboured of a run-chase at the start of the final day. Still Leicestershire grind on - Niall O'Brien hits a six off part-time bowler David Murphy and the lead is 381.