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Live Reporting

Ben Pheazey and Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

  1. And that's all, folks

    Hope you enjoyed the coverage of our county games over the last four days. We'll be back on Tuesday and look forward to sharing our commentary with you then.

  2. Coming up from Tuesday onwards...

    And in Division Two...

    Derbyshire will hope to continue the fighting spirit they showed against Kent as they entertain Glamorgan, who remain bottom of the table after an innings defeat at Colwyn Bay to Warwickshire.

    Middlesex, no doubt buoyed by a thrilling win in a low-scoring contest over Sussex at Lord's will relaunch their bid for promotion away to Gloucestershire, the conquerors of Leicestershire in this round.

    Kent will harbour promotion hopes of their own as they entertain ninth-placed Northants.

    Sussex remain in the hunt to go up to Division One and they'll have to pick themselves up after Lord's as they return home to face Leicestershire.

    Warwickshire will enjoy home advantage over Durham, who are eighth in the table after a heavy loss at the Riverside against Northants.

  3. Coming up next week...

    So, there are just four more rounds to go in the First Division. We start again on Tuesday...

    Third-placed Essex broke through some stubborn Hampshire resistance tonight and their next assignment will be at home next week to leaders Surrey, who maintained their march towards the title with a big win at home to Nottinghamshire.

    Nottinghamshire will hope for an upturn in fortunes as they face Yorkshire, who remain second from bottom after losing at home to Somerset.

    Worcestershire will renew their bid to climb off the foot of the table as they face Hampshire at New Road.

    Somerset wrapped up their sixth win tonight and will hope to make it seven at home to Lancashire.


    Derbyshire 400 & 270 v Kent 561 & 110-4

    Matt Critchley bowls...

    Daniel Bell-Drummond drives but there's no run. There it is!

    The batsman guides it away to third man. Bit of a wobble on the way but the target has been reached.

    That's a seventh win in 10 games for Kent, who move to second in the table on 157 points.

    They'll be home at home to Northants next week.

  5. Scores level

    Derbyshire 400 & 270 Kent 561 & 109-4 (Target 110)

    Bell-Drummond gets three off Qadri. Scores level.

    Whoa! Billings charges down the wicket for a big shot and misses. He survives the stumping.

    The field is up. Billings goes back and jabs the ball to the ground. Still one more needed.

  6. Target down to single figures

    Derbyshire 400 & 270 v Kent 561 & 106-4 (Target 110)

    Matt Critchley bowls and Daniel Bell-Drummond cuts to point for one to take the target down to four...

  7. Kent close to win at Derby

    Derbyshire 400 & 270 f/o v Kent 561 & 93-4 (Target 110)

    It looked like it was going to be a cakewalk for the visitors at one point but they've been made to work hard for this win thanks to 66 not out from keeper-batsman Harvey Hosein and four wickets within 13 overs.

    It's become a bit of a T20 game, with Heino Kuhn belting 24 in 16 balls before he was caught off the bowling of Matt Critchley by Hamidullah Qadri.

    Daniel Bell-Drummond (12 not out) is batting with Sam Billings (0 not out) and the pair will try to ease the nerves in the Kent dressing room.

  8. Somerset keep title hopes alive with big win at Headingley

    Yorkshire 320 & 194 v Somerset 399 & 339-7 dec (Somerset win by 224 runs)

    Fantastic team effort from the visitors, with runs from Azhar Ali, James Hildreth and Steven Davies in the first innings and a sweet moment for captain Tom Abell to get his first Championship century in the second, as Somerset plundered 339 runs in 70.1 overs.

    Crucial wickets from Josh Davey and Lewis Gregory to break stubborn first-innings resistance from Yorkshire's Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Andy Hodd.

    And to wrap up, here's a homage to the Overton twins after they seized the initiative this afternoon...

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    Hampshire 172 & 211 v Essex 435

    A very impressive win from Essex. Dan Lawrence's 124 on day one set them on their way and they've never looked back.

  10. WICKET Berg lbw b Harmer 37

    Hampshire 172 & 211 v Essex 435

    It's all over! Gareth Berg battled valiantly, but Simon Harmer's fourth wicket of the innings finishes this game.

  11. Denly’s tail dismantling gives Kent low chase

    Derbyshire 400 & 270 v Kent 561 & 24-1

    Adam Whitty

    BBC Radio Kent at Derby

    It was all getting a bit tense before tea, with a seemingly assured victory starting to slip from Kent’s grasp.

    But Joe Denly is the man to thank, taking three quick wickets either side of the interval to give them hope.

    Had Harvey Hosein been able to add any runs for the last two wickets, increasing the lead and taking time out of the game, this could have been tight.

    As it was Denly, who finished with figures of 4-36, dismissed Lockie Ferguson and Hamidullah Qadri cheaply, meaning Kent had to chase 110 to win.

    Kent should - I repeat should - wrap that up with relative ease (despite Sean Dickson’s early departure), but Derbyshire fought well to let it get this far.

  12. Somerset win by 224 runs

    Yorkshire 320 & 194 v Somerset 399 & 339-7 dec

    Isabelle Westbury

    BBC Sport

    Somerset keep their title hopes alive as they seal victory in the final session of the match against Yorkshire.

    It fell to brothers Craig and Jamie Overton, who took six wickets between them, to grab the win despite some dogged resistance from Matthew Fisher and David Willey, who put on 45 for the ninth wicket.

    Yorkshire meanwhile find themselves deep in the relegation battle, now just one off the bottom, with a trip to Nottinghamshire next on the cards.

  13. Essex still need one more wicket

    Hampshire 172 & 202-9 v Essex 435

    Hampshire's number 11 Fidel Edwards has now been out there for half an hour without scoring a run, having faced just 13 balls.

    The man who has predominantly been down at the striker's end for the visitors is Gareth Berg, who is batting very well and is up to 33 from 88 balls. He's been in the middle for more than 100 minutes.


    Yorkshire 320 & 194 v Somerset 399 & 339-7 dec

    Just the four slips in for Jamie Overton.

    Snorter of a ball first up and Brooks has to sway back at the last possible moment.

    Got him! Big appeal and the umpire's given it!

    Another bumper from Jamie Overton and Jack Brooks fences to a diving Trescothick in the slips.

    That's six wins in the season for Somerset, who move up to 164 points, 32 behind leaders Surrey with four games left.

  15. Last pair at the crease for Yorkshire

    Yorkshire 320 & 193-9 v Somerset 399 & 339-7 dec (27 overs left)

    David Willey nudges Abell to the on side and now it's time for Yorkshire's number 11 Jack Brooks to face.

    He'll be a Somerset player next season but he's 100% with the White Rose tonight.

    Tom Abell drops short and Brooks unleashes a flashing drive through the off side for four.

    He pinches the strike with a leg bye. Over to you, Jamie Overton.

  16. WICKET Fisher c Gregory b J Overton 19

    Yorkshire 320 & 189-9 v Somerset 399 & 339-7 dec (28 overs left)

    Jamie Overton on to bowl now...

    Ooh, Fisher gets a short one and he rides the bounce to chop it down safely to third man for four.

    Out! Matt Fisher edges Jamie Overton to third slip and Lewis Gregory hangs on.

    That's 80 the end of balls of defiance from the batsman and Yorkshire are nine down.

  17. Essex take the new ball

    Hampshire 172 & 188-9 v Essex 435

    Essex need one more wicket to win and now Simon Harmer and Jamie Porter have the new ball at their disposal...

  18. Craig Overton searches for breathrough

    Yorkshire 320 & 184-8 v Somerset 399 & 339-7 (29 overs left)

    Maiden over from Craig Overton who alternates between full and short to keep Fisher guessing.

    Captain Tom Abell brings himself on to bowl his medium-pacers.

    Willey takes a single off the second ball and Fisher clips a leg side ball to fine leg for another.

    Abell pushes it out wider and Willey leaves extravagantly.

    Abell goes leg side again and Willey swings the ball away for a couple more.

  19. Yorkshire 9th wicket pair defy Somerset

    Yorkshire 320 & 180-8 v Somerset 399 & 339-7 dec (31 overs left)

    Craig Overton tests Fisher with a short ball and the batsman evades.

    The batsman is struck on the thigh pad on the sixth ball.

    Half appeal for leg-before but that's never going to be given.

    Leach to bowl... He offers a bit of width and Willey smashes him through the covers off the back foot for four.

    Hold on to your hats - new ball in six overs.

  20. WICKET Alsop c sub b Harmer 51

    Hampshire 172 & 183-9 v Essex 435

    Essex finally get their man! They're delighted! Simon Harmer (3-52) gets the breakthrough, as Michael Pepper eventually clings on to another catch, and Essex are just one wicket away now...

    Tom Alsop's 51 was spirited, but it's now going to be enough.