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By Adam Williams and Felix Keith

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  1. Well played all

    Sam Northeast ton

    So that's that for this round.

    Some cracking weather throughout and some pretty dramatic games too to match it.

    As mentioned, there's not long until we go again at the end of the week.

    In the meantime, you can catch up with any of the action you might have missed from today on the Counties section of the BBC Sport website.

    Until then - many thanks for being with us from myself, Felix and the rest of the BBC county cricket team.

  2. Coming up next


    The third round of County Championship matches starts on Friday when England players Alastair Cook (Essex), Dawid Malan (Middlesex) and Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) will be available to make their first appearances of the summer,

    As usual, we will have a full radio and text commentary service for you. Here's the full fixture list:

    • Hampshire v Essex, Ageas Bowl
    • Lancashire v Surrey, Old Trafford
    • Somerset v Yorkshire, Taunton
    • Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire, Worcester
    • Leicestershire v Derbyshire, Leicester
    • Middlesex v Glamorgan, Lord's
    • Northamptonshire v Durham, Northampton
    • Sussex v Gloucestershire, Hove
  3. Close of play scores

    Division One:

    The Oval: Surrey (211 & 407-9 dec) beat Hampshire (147 & 332) by 139 runs

    Emerald Headingley: Yorkshire (256 & 334) beat Nottinghamshire (188 & 238) by 164 runs

    Division Two:

    Derby: Derbyshire (261 & 333-3 dec) beat Middlesex (157 & 340) by 101 runs

    Bristol: Glamorgan (526-9 dec & 85-4) beat Gloucestershire (236 & 372) by six wickets

    Leicester: Leicestershire (422-9 dec) drew with Sussex (438-8 dec & 238-4)

  4. Post update

    Well, well. There we go then, we did get some late-in-the-day drama in that final game.

    That is it then for all the action. Let's round things up and remind you how it all went...


    Glamorgan (526-9d & 85-4) beat Gloucestershire (236 & 372) by six wickets

    They tried their best to mess it up, but they got there in the end - and in some style too.

    David Lloyd hits a four and a three before Aneurin Donald clobbers a four and a six to get over the line off Daniel Worrall in the gloom.

    It's a big win for Glamorgan in Bristol, which comes on the back of first-innings centuries from Shaun Marsh (111) and Lloyd (119), while Marchant de Lange took eight wickets in the match too.

  6. Northeast gets first ton despite Hants loss

    Surrey (211 & 407-9 dec) beat Hampshire (147 & 332) by 139 runs


    Sam Northeast so nearly led Hampshire to a defiant draw at The Oval as he compiled his maiden century for his new county.

    But after being last out for 129, the former Kent captain admitted it was a tough few days for his side as they lost by 139 runs.

    "Still the over-riding emotion is disappointment," he told BBC Radio Solent.

    "After bowling them out for just over 200 in the first innings, we felt we were in the box seat.

    "It just shows what we could've done on a pitch like that today. We came here with high expectations and that hasn't happened, but we've got to bounce back pretty quickly against Essex next week.

    "It was nice to get into a bit of rhythm and get the first century for a new county done and dusted," he added.

    "It would've been nicer to have done it in a winning cause. But, hopefully there's more to come."

  7. WICKET Selman (c Bracey b Taylor) 36

    Gloucestershire 236 & 372 v Glamorgan 526-9d & 67-4 (target 83)

    And another!

    Nick Selman goes the way of Kiran Carlson, attempting to clobber a six and failing. James Bracey catches on the boundary. Two wickets in the over for Matt Taylor.

  8. WICKET Carlson (c Dent b Taylor) 2

    Gloucestershire 236 & 372 v Glamorgan 526-9d & 67-3 (target 83)

    Kiran Carlson whacks a short one out to the mid-wicket boundary where Gloucestershire skipper Chris Dent grabs it.

    Glamorgan are making a big of a meal of this.

  9. Glamorgan need 16 runs off 10 overs

    Gloucestershire 236 & 372 v Glamorgan 526-9d & 67-2 (target 83)

    Nick Selman (36*) and Kiran Carlson (2*) are edging closer. The light isn't going to come to Gloucestershire's rescue it seems.

  10. Virdi delights in Surrey win

    Surrey (211 & 407-9 dec) beat Hampshire (147 & 332) by 139 runs

    Amar Virdi

    Amar Virdi was among the Surrey bowlers who put in the hard graft to eventually beat Hampshire at The Oval earlier.

    The young spinner was thrilled to help his side over the line despite Sam Northeast's defiant ton.

    "It was a tough win in the end," he told BBC Radio London. "We really had to grind out today.

    "But, playing on wickets like this, you really have to put in the hard shift. We really stuck in there as a unit and that's a win we're really going to enjoy.

    Virdi was full of delight as he took 4-79 in Hampshire's second innings, including the prize scalps of Hashim Amla and James Vince.

    "Amla's definitely the best wicket I've taken so far," he said. "He's someone I continue to watch on TV and I thought it was going to be hard work getting him out.

    "He plays spin so well, but I was lucky the ball kept low and I got my line and pace right.

    "It's something I'm going to cherish for the rest of my career."

  11. All fielders on the boundary

    Gloucestershire 236 & 372 v Glamorgan 526-9d & 63-2 (target 83)

    Gloucestershire are bowling down the legside intentionally and have every single fielder on the boundary, taking advantage of the lack of fielding restrictions in the County Championship. They're then sauntering in the over breaks to slow things down further.

    20 further runs needed for Glamorgan.

  12. Wells digs in but draw wins out

    Leicestershire (422-9 dec) drew with Sussex (438-8 dec & 238-4)

    It was always going to be a draw at Grace Road on a docile pitch in Division Two.

    But Sussex opener Luke Wells took advantage of a chance to spend time in the middle with a century of patience and application against Leicestershire....

    Wells hits ton as Sussex and Leics draw

    Luke Wells

    Sussex and Leicestershire's Division Two match finishes as a draw as the visitors' Luke Wells hits an unbeaten century.

    Read more
  13. Carlson struck on the head

    Gloucestershire 236 & 372 v Glamorgan 526-9d & 58-2 (target 83)

    Kiran Carlson is struck on the head by a Daniel Worrall bumper, meaning the physio is out to give the Glamorgan batsman the concussion test.

    More precious minutes ticking away for Glamorgan in the fading light...

  14. WICKET Marsh (c Roderick b Worrall) 0

    Gloucestershire 236 & 372 v Glamorgan 526-9d & 56-2 (target 83)

    I did say the word "straightforward" didn't I?

    Shaun Marsh is caught down the legside off the bowling of his compatriot Daniel Worrall to go for a duck.

  15. Derbyshire end home win drought

    Derbyshire (261 & 333-3 dec) beat Middlesex (157 & 340) by 101 runs

    They'll be delight in one part of the East Midlands tonight after Derbyshire finally ended a long wait for a home County Championship victory.

    Middlesex took the game deep into the evening session, but in the end, it was a task too far....

    Derbys win first home game since 2014

    Hardus Viljoen

    Derbyshire win their first County Championship match at home since 2014 with victory over Middlesex.

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  16. WICKET Murphy (c Roderick b Taylor) 18

    Gloucestershire 236 & 372 v Glamorgan 526-9d & 51-1 (target 83)

    A wicket for Gloucestershire! Jack Murphy gloves a short one behind to Gareth Roderick.

    Australian international Shaun Marsh comes out to bat, having made a century in the first innings.

  17. Surrey do the business despite Northeast ton

    Surrey (211 & 407-9 dec) beat Hampshire (147 & 332) by 139 runs

    Surrey's bowlers kept their patience at The Oval to secure a win in their opening game of the season despite the best efforts of Sam Northeast with his maiden century for Hampshire.

    Read all about how they did it below....

    Surrey complete win over Hampshire

    Amar Virdi

    Surrey are held up by Sam Northeast's fine century, but eventually beat Hampshire by 139 runs at The Oval.

    Read more
  18. Looking straightforward

    Gloucestershire 236 & 372 v Glamorgan 526-9d & 44-0 (target 83)

    At risk of completely jinxing it for Glamorgan, this is looking pretty simple for the away side.

    Gloucestershire are bowling a bit short and Nick Selman (21*) and Jack Taylor (17*) look confident and comfortable.

  19. Glamorgan moving along

    Gloucestershire 236 & 372 v Glamorgan 526-9d & 30-0 (target 83)

    Gloucestershire have not got it right with the ball in the first five overs, with Glamorgan moving along at a run-a-ball.

    54 more runs needed.

  20. Last game standing....

    So, off to Bristol we go for the last remaining game in this round.

    BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra has also crossed there after Derbyshire's win.

    Here we go then for the closing moments. Glamorgan chasing 83 to finish the job.