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Summary

  1. Rory Burns makes 97 as Division One leaders Surrey beat Yorkshire by seven wickets
  2. Worcestershire draw with Nottinghamshire thanks to Joe Clarke's unbeaten 177
  3. Essex and Somerset draw at Chelmsford
  4. Joe Weatherley makes century as Hampshire secure draw against Lancashire
  5. Northants beat Glamorgan by 233 runs; Warwickshire beat Durham by 86 runs in Division Two

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By Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks for being with us

    Chelmsford

    And that is where we'll bring down the curtain on this round of the County Championship.

    While it may not have featured a classic set of contests, it has provided a cracking week of weather and some stunning scenery for watching.

    On that - I'll leave you with this glorious picture of the evening closing in at Chelmsford as Essex and Somerset fought it out in the final session.

    As mentioned - we're back with more county cricket coverage for Saturday's One-Day Cup Final. Until then, thanks for being with us...

  2. Next up....it's the One-Day Cup final!

    Hampshire v Kent (Lord's, Saturday 11:00 BST)

    Vince and Kuhn

    You don't have to wait long for our next live county cricket here on BBC Sport - Saturday in fact.

    What's more, it's a Lord's final in store as well as Hampshire and Kent meet in the One-Day Cup final.

    James Vince and Heino Kuhn have plundered runs throughout the competition so far, can they play match-winning hands for their respective sides at HQ?

    We'll have live radio and text coverage on Saturday morning, make sure you join us for it.

  3. Division Two table

    Here's what the results in this round have done to the table in Division Two.

    Wins for Warwickshire and Kent have kept them in the promotion places and opened up a bit of a buffer for them too at the halfway stage.

    Promotion looks a long way off for 2016 County Champions Middlesex.

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    Div Two bottom
  4. Division One table

    Here's how things stand in Division One after those matches.

    Surrey's title to lose already?

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    Div one bottom
  5. Close of play scores

    Division One:

    Scarborough: Surrey (267 & 229-3) beat Yorkshire (342 & 152) by 7 wickets

    Old Trafford: Hampshire (451 & 237-5) drew with Lancashire (411)

    Chelmsford: Essex (517-5 dec & 208-7 dec) drew with Somerset (407 & 151-5)

    Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire (499-9 dec & 249-4 dec) drew with Worcestershire (287 & 368-8)

    Division Two:

    Sophia Gardens, Cardiff: Northamptonshire (281 & 406-9 dec) beat Glamorgan (254 & 200) by 233 runs

    Chester-le-Street: Warwickshire (424 & 185-9 dec) beat Durham (297 & 226) by 86 runs

  6. Post update

    So that's that for the action in this round.

    We'll show you what that all means for the tables shortly....

  7. BreakingESSEX DRAW WITH SOMERSET

    Essex (517-5 dec & 208-7 dec) drew with Somerset (407 & 151-5)

    And they've also shaken hands on a draw at Chelmsford.

    Both sides had a sniff at various stages of that last innings of forcing an unlikely win, but in the end Essex draw with Somerset.

    Lewis Gregory and Tom Abell dug in for more than 90 minutes at the end there to make sure of the draw for Somerset. Defending champions Essex see their grip on their title loosen even further.

  8. BreakingNOTTINGHAMSHIRE DRAW WITH WORCESTERSHIRE

    Nottinghamshire (499-9 dec & 249-4 dec) drew with Worcestershire (287 & 368-8)

    That is that at Trent Bridge. Nottinghamshire draw with Worcestershire after four very hard-fought days.

    Joe Clarke's unbeaten 177 from 214 balls the mainstay of that Worcestershire rearguard as they batted through nearly 115 overs to secure the draw.

    Notts finish two wickets short ultimately and had to work for it without Stuart Broad for the majority of the day.

  9. Last over at Trent Bridge

    Worcestershire (287 & 366-8) need 96 more runs to beat Nottinghamshire (499-9 dec & 249-4 dec)

    Last six balls at Trent Bridge. Luke Fletcher to Charlie Morris.

    Notts need two wickets in it to win.

  10. WICKET Pennington c Wessels b Fletcher 0

    Worcestershire (287 & 354-8) need 108 more runs to beat Nottinghamshire (499-9 dec & 249-4 dec)

    Luke Fletcher does it again for Nottinghamshire and they may still snatch the win in this one!

    Dillon Pennington is caught down the legside without scoring to give the big man a second scalp in the space of two overs.

    Two overs for Joe Clarke and Worcestershire to survive. Two wickets left.

  11. WICKET Twohig b Fletcher 35

    Worcestershire (287 & 346-7) need 116 more runs to beat Nottinghamshire (499-9 dec & 249-4 dec)

    Well then, is there to be a late twist in this one at Trent Bridge?

    Ben Twohig's defiance is over as Luke Fletcher bowls the Worcestershire bowler for 35 to end that seventh-wicket stand.

    Four overs to go, Joe Clarke still there unbeaten on 157.

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  12. Last 5 overs at Trent Bridge

    Worcestershire (287 & 341-6) need 121 more runs to beat Nottinghamshire (499-9 dec & 249-4 dec)

    Five overs to go at Trent Bridge for Worcestershire to secure a draw against Nottinghamshire.

    Joe Clarke (152 not out) and Ben Twohig (35 not out) have now added 75 for the seventh wicket in defiance in 21 overs.

  13. Bopara has a go for Essex

    Somerset (407 & 143-5) need 176 more runs to beat Essex (517-4 dec & 208-7 dec)

    Ravi Bopara has scored a hatful of runs for Essex in this match and now he's trying to force a breakthrough with the ball.

    Very little encouragement for the bowlers in the past 45 minutes after a flurry of Somerset wickets.

    Tom Abell and Lewis Gregory hanging in there.

  14. 150 for Joe Clarke

    Worcestershire (287 & 331-6) need 131 more runs to beat Nottinghamshire (499-9 dec & 249-4 dec)

    Clarke

    Another landmark up for Joe Clarke as he moves to 150 not out off 197 balls for Worcestershire. It's included 17 fours.

    He's found a very able partner in Ben Twohig (27 not out) to stick there with him in these closing stages.

    The Pears down to the closing seven overs of play with four wickets in hand.

  15. Essex try spin from both ends

    Somerset (407 & 139-5) need 180 more runs to beat Essex (517-4 dec & 208-7 dec)

    Meanwhile at Chelmsford, a few more overs to bowl than there are at Trent Bridge.

    Ryan ten Doeschate has opted to go for Simon Harmer and Tom Westley with spin in tandem, but Tom Abell and Lewis Gregory are standing firm here for Somerset.

  16. Last 10 overs at Trent Bridge

    Worcestershire (287 & 324-6) need 138 more runs to beat Nottinghamshire (499-9 dec & 249-4 dec)

    Into the last 10 overs of action at Trent Bridge where Worcestershire's defiance continues.

    Joe Clarke unbeaten on 145 and at the other end Ben Twohig has been resolute with 26 off 72 balls in this seventh-wicket partnership of 58.

  17. Post update

    There's been a goal in a game at a global tournament I'm reliably informed, but I can't bring you news of any more wickets for the mean time.

    Shadows lengthening now across the wickets at Trent Bridge and Chelmsford.

  18. Last hour

    So, this is effectively the final hour of play in both these games. There's 16 overs more to bowl at Trent Bridge and 20 at Chelmsford.

    Attacking fields in force from both Essex and Nottinghamshire as they try and pick up some more crucial scalps.

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  19. Post update

    So, down to our last two matches.

    Two sides trying to claim the lower-order wickets to steal a victory and the other two digging in to secure draws.

    Who needs a World Cup for Thursday night excitement eh?

  20. BreakingWARWICKSHIRE BEAT DURHAM BY 86 RUNS

    Warwickshire (424 & 179-9) beat Durham (297 & 226) by 86 runs

    All over finally up in the north east and Warwickshire have beaten Durham by 86 runs.

    Jeetan Patel bowls Nathan Rimmington for 61 to conclude proceedings at Chester-le-Street and give the Bears a hard-fought win on the final day.

    Patel took 6-83 in that second dig and nine wickets in the match overall. Another vital win for his side to keep up their promotion prospects.

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