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Summary

  1. Worcs all out for 110 against Notts; Fletcher 5-27, Broad 3-28
  2. Taylor half-century takes Notts into lead
  3. Somerset all out for 200; Yorkshire chasing 321 to win
  4. Lancs declare on 439-9 against Surrey
  5. England's Stoneman bowled around legs for duck
  6. Surrey collapse to 231-9
  7. Adams & Amla put Hants on top against Essex

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By Felix Keith

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye for now

Tom Bailey
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That's it for day three of this round of County Championship fixtures.Thanks for following.

I'll be back tomorrow to see what the final day has in store.

In the meantime try to have as good an evening as Tom Bailey will surely enjoy. The Lancashire man made a first-class best of 66 with the bat before contributing 4-54 with the ball to put his side on top. Not bad.

Close of play scores

Division One:

  • Hampshire 241-4 v Essex
  • Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 231-9
  • Somerset 216 & 200 v Yorkshire 96 & 49-1
  • Worcestershire 110 v Nottinghamshire 204-6

Division Two:

  • Leicestershire 267-5 v Derbyshire
  • Middlesex 194 v Glamorgan 38-4
  • Northants v Durham - Day three abandoned, rain
  • Sussex 145 & 204 v Gloucestershire 183 & 108-6

That's the last of the games finished for today, so let's have a look at the scores.

It makes nice reading if you're a Lancashire or Nottinghamshire fan.

Close of play at Old Trafford

Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 231-9 (87 overs)

Ryan Patel has opened the batting for Surrey previously so he's no mug with the bat. He sees off the final over of the day from man of the moment Tom Bailey without drama.

Wonderful final session for Lancashire to complete a great day.

Surrey are still 59 runs short of their follow-on target of 290.

WICKET Dunn (lbw b Onions) 1

Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 231-9 (86 overs)

Graham Onions goes around the wicket and goes gun-barrel straight to Matt Dunn.

The Surrey tailender misses it and looks up to see the finger raised quickly.

Last man Amar Virdi comes in.

Two to go

Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 230-8 (85 overs)

Matthew Dunn isn't playing like Jade Dernbach, which is a good thing for Surrey, but not so for my enjoyment.

He leaves well to Tom Bailey. Two more to come.

Close of play at Grace Road

Leicestershire 267-5 (71 overs) v Derbyshire

That's it at Grace Road, with Leicestershire enjoying a decent first day on what should have been their third day.

WICKET Dernbach (c Jennings b Bailey) 7

Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 228-8 (82.4 overs)

Jade Dernbach is a fun batsman. He should probably be playing for the close, but he has other ideas, aiming an expansive drive at a nice one from Tom Bailey.

It flies off the outside edge to Keaton Jennings in the gully, who grabs it.

Leicestershire still batting

Leicestershire 265-5 (70 overs) v Derbyshire

The only other game still going is at Grace Road where Ned Eckersley (38 not out) and Neil Dexter (22 not out) are batting away.

Five overs left at Old Trafford

Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 227-7 (82 overs)

Jade Dernbach plays a chip down the ground and an upper-cut for four off Graham Onions. Great fun.

Five overs to come.

Close of play at New Road

Worcestershire 110 v Nottinghamshire 204-6 (57 overs)

Unsurprisingly that will be it from New Road for the day.

Tom Moores (19 not out) and Stuart Broad (5 not out) will resume tomorrow, should the weather allow it. Notts lead by 94 runs.

Bad light stops play

Worcestershire 110 v Nottinghamshire 204-6 (57 overs)

Hello darkness my old friend.

The hokey-cokey continues with another match going off for bad light.

WICKET Pope (b Bailey) 17

Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 218-7 (80.1 overs)

Tom Bailey produces a good one first up, swinging back in to destroy Ollie Pope's stumps.

A rash shot from the 20-year-old with his side up against it.

Lancashire are into the Surrey tail now. Jade Dernbach joins Ryan Patel.

New ball time after all

Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 218-6 (80 overs)

The sun pokes out at a perfect time and Lancashire will take the new ball through Tom Bailey. And he makes a good start too...

Close of play at Hove

Sussex 145 & 204 v Gloucestershire 183 & 108-6 (43.2 overs)

Bad light and rain combination does for the cricket at Hove.

The forecast for tomorrow isn't too pleasant, but let's hope they get out for a bit to complete the game.

Sussex will need four wickets; Gloucestershire 59 runs.

Spin from both ends

Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 217-6 (79 overs)

The light is fading, so Lancashire have been asked to bowl spin from both ends to keep on the park.

There are eight overs remaining as Steven Croft comes into the attack.

Close of play at Taunton

Somerset 216 & 200 v Yorkshire 96 & 49-1 (target 320)

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That's it for the day at Taunton, where the bad light has won for now.

Somerset will hope the weather stays fair for tomorrow. They'll need nine wickets to win; Yorkshire 272 further runs.

WICKET Wessels (b Barnard) 36

Worcestershire 110 v Nottinghamshire 193-6 (54.4 overs)

That's not a dismissal you expect to see in the County Championship. But then again Riki Wessels isn't your average batsman.

He's bowled attempting to sweep the medium pace of Ed Barnard.

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WICKET Curran (lbw b Livingstone) 9

Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 217-6 (77 overs)

Liam Livingstone has been bowling away for some time at Old Trafford as Lancashire await the new ball, but the off-spinner picks up a valuable wicket.

Sam Curran struck two lovely offside boundaries but he's trapped on the back foot by one that kept low.

Surrey in a spot of bother.

Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 208-5 (74.4 overs)

Lucky four for Ollie Pope. The Surrey youngster throws the kitchen sink at a full one from Liam Livingstone, but edges it just past the slip to the third man boundary.

Back on at New Road

Worcestershire 110 v Nottinghamshire 174-5 (50.3 overs)

Well, I wasn't expecting that.

They're back on at New Road as the umpires say the light has improved.

Nine overs lost and 17.3 remaining in the day, in theory at least.

WICKET van Buuren (lbw b Briggs) 9

Sussex 145 & 204 v Gloucestershire 183 & 95-6 (40.1 overs)

Danny Briggs may only be on because of the poor light, but the canny left-arm spinner has a wicket.

Graeme van Buuren goes for a 59-ball 9, trapped lbw.

Four wickets needed for Sussex. 72 runs needed for Gloucestershire.

WICKET Foakes (lbw b Clark) 34

Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 202-5 (71.5 overs)

Big wicket for Lancashire and it's Jordan Clark who is celebrating.

Ben Foakes had looked good, but he is trapped in front by a ball that just straightened a touch. It looked quite high but the finger is up and that's all that matters.

Close of play at the Ageas Bowl

Hampshire 223-2 (83.2 overs) v Essex

Well they must have read my post, because that's it now at the Ageas Bowl.

Still dark at the Ageas Bowl

Hampshire 223-2 (83.2 overs) v Essex

In case you were wondering, they're still off for bad light at the Ageas Bowl. It's not been called off yet - but surely will be at some point as they've not been out playing since mid-afternoon.

Bad light again at Taunton

Somerset 216 & 200 v Yorkshire 96 & 49-1

They got out again for a very brief period at Taunton, but bad light has returned once again unfortunately. Frustrating stuff.

Bailey drops Foakes

Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 192-4 (68 overs)

We've been talking about potential England players today, and one man who is definitely close to recognition is Ben Foakes, who carried the drinks over the winter tours down under.

The Surrey man creams a lovely cover drive for four, but should be back in the pavilion as Tom Bailey spills a caught-and-bowled chance off a leading edge. Foakes is 26 not out.

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Rob Bernard: Brilliant commentaries once again focusing on proper cricket. Thanks all.

Cheers Rob. There will be plenty more to come this summer - ball-by-ball coverage on every domestic match.

Briggs on as light fades

Sussex 145 & 204 v Gloucestershire 183 & 88-5

They're battling the dreaded light metre at Hove, which may explain why left-arm spinner Danny Briggs is on for a first bowl.

Gloucestershire require a further 79 runs to win.

And then there was one...

Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 182-4 (64 overs)

We're down to one game in Division One, with Surrey's Ben Foakes and new batsman Ollie Pope battling hard against some decent bowling from Lancashire in the fading light.

Bad light at New Road

Worcestershire 110 v Nottinghamshire 174-5 (50.3 overs)

In theory there are 27 overs remaining in the day at New Road, but this could well be the curtain call.

Riki Wessels (24 not out) and Tom Moores (6 not out) are at the crease and Notts lead by 64 runs.

WICKET Elgar (c Vilas b Bailey) 34

Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 171-4 (61.4 overs)

Too obvious. The classic live text commentator's curse.

Stand-in wicket-keeper Dane Vilas takes a good catch behind the stumps from a Tom Bailey short one to remove Dean Elgar, who isn't always a limpet.

Lancashire 439-9d v Surrey 169-3 (61 overs)

Dean Elgar
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Dean Elgar is like a limpet and Lancashire will have to go some to remove him now. The South African is 33 not out alongside Ben Foakes.

Still 26 overs to be bowled in a marathon day at Old Trafford.

Close of play at Lord's

Middlesex 194 v Glamorgan 38-4

The conditions have got the better of Lord's, where they're calling it a day now.

Tim Murtagh won't be pleased, having taken 4-12 earlier.

Gloucestershire crumbling

Sussex 145 & 204 v Gloucestershire 183 & 74-5 (25 overs)

Gloucestershire's chase is struggling suddenly. Stiaan van Zyl's medium pace is causing havoc, with figures of 3-4 off three overs for the South African.

Still 93 runs needed to win in Hove.

That leaves us with two Division One games for the time-being: Lancashire v Surrey and Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire.

I will focus on those, as well as bringing updates from the two Division Two games still going.

Bad light stops play at Taunton

Somerset 216 & 200 v Yorkshire 96 & 44-1

Taunton
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The light is drawing in at Taunton and they're being taken off by the umpires.

Yorkshire are still 271 runs behind, but BBC commentator Anthony Gibson is hopeful of a resumption. We shall see.

WICKET Patel (lbw b Leach) 12

Worcestershire 110 v Nottinghamshire 138-5 (43.5 overs)

A third wicket for Joe Leach!

Samit Patel enjoyed an excellent season in 2017, but he's gone for 12 here as he's trapped in front by the right-arm seamer.

Sharma takes a tumble

Sussex 145 & 204 v Gloucestershire 183 & 69-3

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Pujara off the mark

Somerset 216 & 200 v Yorkshire 96 & 42-1 (18 overs)

Cheteshwar Pujara is playing for Yorkshire to get his eye in before India's tour of England and he's certainly doing the hard yards down in Taunton.

He's played and missed a few times but is away now with a two and a four through the legside off Josh Davey.