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Felix Keith and Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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  1. Just one round of matches to go

    Thanks for your company

    Cheers for sticking with us, on a dramatic day in the County Championship.

    In the battle to avoid relegation, it was a great day for Yorkshire and Surrey, after Middlesex's win yesterday.

    But for Hampshire and Somerset, this week ends in defeat which they could ill-afford.

    There was a belting game in Division Two as well with Northants' win over Notts blowing the Division Two promotion race wide open.

    Plenty of reasons then for you all to join us again next week for the decisive final round of matches.

    Have a great weekend - see you next week.

    Kumar Sangakkara
  2. Results

    Division One

    Hampshire 254 & 76 v Essex 76 & 362 - Essex won by 108 runs

    Middlesex 233 & 152 v Lancashire 165 & 184 - Middlesex won by 36 runs

    Somerset 269 & 306 v Surrey 433 & 146-4 - Surrey won by six wickets

    Warwickshire 219 & 251 v Yorkshire 296 & 178-8 - Yorkshire won by two wickets.

    Division Two

    Derbyshire v Kent - Match abandoned without a ball bowled due to wet outfield

    Sussex 346 & 302 v Durham 385 & 131 - Sussex won by 132 runs

    Glamorgan 442 & 353-3 v Gloucestershire 399-8d - match drawn

    Northamptonshire 194 & 270-9 v Nottinghamshire 151 & 189 - Northants won by 124 runs

  3. State of play in Division One

    Surrey's win sees them zoom out of danger and up to second place on 159 points.

    Somerset are 13 points behind Hampshire, who suffered a galling defeat to champions Essex.

    Somerset face Middlesex at Taunton next week, while Hampshire travel to Edgbaston to play relegated Warwickshire with all still to play for.

    Division One

    Ollie Pope ends the game with a four off Dom Bess and Surrey have done it with six wickets and 8.2 overs to spare. It's Surrey's second win of the season to go with their 10 draws.

    It's a gutting defeat for Somerset, whose final game of the season against Middlesex at Taunton will be a nervy affair.

  5. Ollie Pope levels the scores

    Somerset 269 & 306 v Surrey 433 & 142-4 (32.2 overs)

    Ollie Pope whacks Dom Bess over the top for six. The scores are level.

  6. Surrey need 7 runs to win

    Somerset 269 & 306 v Surrey 433 & 136-4 (32 overs)

    Ollie Pope takes three with a drive backward of square and Ben Foakes slaps a legside four off Jack Leach to move Surrey within 7 runs of victory.

  7. WICKET Sangakkara (c & b Bess) 35

    Somerset 269 & 306 v Surrey 433 & 128-3 (30.1 overs)

    That's the end of Kumar Sangakkara, who receives an almighty reception from the Oval crowd and a guard of honour from Somerset.

    Dom Bess takes a brilliant return catch to see the back of him (and save the umpire). Surrey need another 15 runs to win.

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  8. partnership for Sangakkara & Foakes

    Somerset 269 & 306 v Surrey 433 & 122-3 (28.2 overs)

    Kumar Sangakkara (33 not out) and Ben Foakes (34 not out) are taking Surrey to victory at the Oval. They have now put on 50 together in 7.4 overs, which is very good going.

    Sangakkara and Foakes
  9. Foakes hits a six

    Somerset 269 & 306 v Surrey 433 & 113-3 (27.0 overs)

    Ben Foakes hoists one deep in to the stands. Surrey need just 26 more runs to win.

    This partnership is winning the game for Surrey. They've added 44 runs together.

  10. Surrey pass 100, chasing 143

    Somerset 269 & 306 v Surrey 433 & 106-3 (25.5 overs)

    Consecutive boundaries from Ben Foakes nudge Surrey past 100 and they need 37 more runs to win now.

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  11. Surrey need 51 more runs to win

    Somerset 269 & 306 v Surrey 433 & 92-3 (24 overs)

    Surrey have 17 more overs to get 51 runs. The Somerset spinners are testing them but the singles keep coming. And Kumar Sangakkara looks as solid as ever.

  12. It's good to be home

    Derbyshire v Kent - match abandoned without a ball bowled

    Kent spent the best part of four days sitting looking at a wet outfield in Chesterfield as their game with Derbyshire descended into farce and was eventually abandoned.

    It's safe to say they're happy to be home. This tweet reflects their mood nicely.

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  13. WICKET Patel (b Bess) 17

    Somerset 269 & 306 v Surrey 433 & 73-3 (20.4 overs)

    Breakthrough! Dom Bess had been probing and probing... And eventually he bowls Ryan Patel with a beauty.

    Somerset need seven more.

  14. Surrey 'halfway there'

    Somerset 269 & 306 v Surrey 433 & 73-2 (20 overs)

    Surrey need 70 more to win. Somerset need eight wickets. There are 21 overs left. All three results seem somewhat plausible in their own way.

  15. Get Involved


    Max Coplin: It had to be Roland-Jones just as he starts to hit top form for country. Just our luck.

    BBC Radio London commentator Kevin Hand: Really hope this doesn't rule Toby Roland-Jones out of Ashes - if anyone has deserved his chance during the last five years it's him.

    Toby Roland-Jones
  16. 'Losing is a bit of a habit'

    REACTION: Yorkshire beat Warwickshire by two wickets

    Warwickshire captain Jonathan Trott told BBC WM:

    "It's hard to exactly pinpoint what we could have done differently or where we lost it. It was a good partnership between Fisher and Patterson, so credit to them.

    "We were good enough to get ourselves into the game, we just weren't good enough to get across the line.

    "Losing is a bit of a habit, just like winning is. We are just finding a bit of a habit of getting ourselves in positions where we are behind the game and can't wrestle the momentum away."


    Sussex 346 & 302 v Durham 385 & 131

    It didn't take long. Graham Onions hits Chris Jordan to Luke Wright just six balls after the resumption.

    Sussex will be delighted with a well-deserved win. Their bowlers have earned 21 points.

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  18. BreakingRoland-Jones suffers stress fracture to back

    Big news for Middlesex and England, with the county confirming that Toby Roland-Jones has a stress fracture.

    The 29-year-old will miss the rest of the domestic season, but more importantly, could miss England's Ashes tour.

    A Middlesex statement read: "A scan Toby undertook yesterday has revealed that he has a stress fracture in his L5 vertebra (lower back), which will mean that he will take no further part in the domestic season for Middlesex."

    Toby Roland-Jones
  19. Brief window for Sussex

    Sussex 346 & 302 v Durham 385 & 131-9 (41.2 overs)

    Adrian Harms

    Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

    Don't be fooled by the sunshine: there is more rain looming in Durham.

    Sussex will be desperate for a break in the weather to take the one remaining wicket they need, play about to start Durham need to bat for 26 overs or score 133 more to win.

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    Cameron Cunningham: Trying to get to the oval before the end to see King Sanga once more. Begging he doesn't get out or it finish before I arrive.

    Cameron is following the call-to-arms. (See 15:56 post).