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Live Reporting

By Paul Grunill and Steve Mather

All times stated are UK

  1. Signing off

    Jimmy Anderson

    Good news for England ahead of the Ashes series today with Kent's Joe Denly hitting an unbeaten century and Jimmy Anderson taking nine wickets in the match as Lancashire consolidated their lead in Division Two with a 10-wicket win at Derby.

    There were also 'five-fors' for Graham Onions and Matt Milnes, while Denly apart, the best batting of the day came from Ryan Higgins and Chris Dent of Gloucestershire, who scored 196 not out and 176 respectively in a stand of 318 at Leicester.

    We could have tight finishes tomorrow in our two remaining Division One games at York and Tunbridge Wells and we'll be here as usual from 10:30 to bring you all the action.

    See you then.

  2. Close of play scores

    Division One

    Kent 309 & 277-3 v Nottinghamshire 267

    Kent lead by 319 with seven wickets standing

    Yorkshire 259 & 178-7 v Warwickshire 254

    Yorkshire lead by 183 with three wickets standing

    Division Two

    Middlesex 410 & 125-4 v Glamorgan 288 (day four)

    Match drawn

    Derbyshire 153 & 84 v Lancashire 236 & 4-0

    Lancashire won by 10 wickets

    Leicestershire 487 v Gloucestershire 503-6

    Gloucestershire lead by 16 with four wickets standing

    Sussex 255 v Worcestershire 262-6 (day two)

    Worcestershire lead by seven with four wickets standing

  3. Yorkshire avoid further damage

    Yorkshire 259 & 177-7 v Warwickshire 254

    Yorkshire batsman Jack Leaning runs the ball down to third man for a boundary off Matt Lamb in the penultimate over of play and a single, which takes him to 46 not out, means he will be on strike for the last, to be bowled by Jeetan Patel.

    He safely negotiates the first four deliveries before collecting a single and skipper Steven Patterson survives the final ball to see his side to stumps with a 183-run lead.

    It's been tough, competitive fare at Clifton Park, which now looks set for a tense and exciting finish on a wicket now taking spin.

    Bears seamer Oliver Hannon-Dalby has taken 3-48, giving him eight wickets in the match so far.

  4. Cox helps Worcestershire secure slender lead

    Sussex 255 v Worcs 262-6

    Ben Cox and Brett D'Oliveira will head out tomorrow morning looking to extend Worcestershire's slender lead over Sussex, after surviving the final over.

    Ben Brown hit 80 for the visitors before falling to Ed Barnard this morning and Sussex enjoyed an excellent start in the field, with Ollie Robinson claiming two wickets in quick succession just before lunch, leaving Worcestershire wobbling on 11-2.

    But they fought back effectively during the afternoon through Callum Ferguson (56), Riki Wessels (55) and Ben Cox's unbeaten 53, to take a marginal seven run lead at stumps

  5. Tykes pair playing for stumps

    Yorkshire 259 & 165-7 v Warwickshire 254

    Three overs to go at Clifton Park with Jack Leaning and Steven Patterson hanging on for Yorkshire, who now lead by 172. Leaning is 41 not out and Patterson has eight.

  6. Higgins must wait for 200

    Leicestershire 487 v Gloucestershire 503-6 - close

    Graeme van Buuren is on strike at the start of the day's final over and after three dot balls, he takes a single.

    Ryan Higgins is 196 not out - does he go for glory or not? Not it is as he blocks out Harry Dearden's final two deliveries.

    Gloucestershire have scored 462 runs in the day, with Higgins sharing a 318-run stand with Chris Dent, who was out for 176 just a few overs before stumps.

    They lead by 16 - and although this one looks like a draw, it's a match those too won't forget in a hurry.

  7. for Ben Cox

    Sussex 255 v Worcs 256-6

    The Worcestershire wicket-keeper has reached his 50 off 80 balls with six fours.

    And more importantly for his team, they have now inched ahead of Sussex on the scoreboard.

    Final two overs to come - can Sussex find a late wicket?

  8. Gloucestershire take the lead

    Leicestershire 487 v Gloucestershire 498-6

    Back-to-back boundaries by Graeme van Buuren off Colin Ackermann and Gloucestershire have the lead at Grace Road. But he isn't finished there and adds another from the final ball of the over.

    Now all eyes are on Ryan Higgins, who is 195 not out with two overs to go before the close. Will he reach the first double century of his career?

  9. Close of play

    Kent 309 & 277-3 v Notts 267

    That stoppage for bad light has brought a premature end to proceedings and the teams won't be coming back out. There were 11 scheduled overs left when they went off.

    Matt Milnes provided the fireworks this morning with his maiden five-wicket haul as Notts were bowled out for 267 and it was a fine century from Joe Denly that has helped Kent establish a lead of 319 runs heading into the final day.

  10. Patterson repeat required

    Yorkshire 259 & 144-7 v Warwickshire 254

    Yorkshire captain Steven Patterson top-scored with 60 in the first innings and they need something similar from him now. At least they still have Jack leaning of their top order at the crease on 30 not out.

    Both he and Warwickshire skipper Jeetan Patel know this Clifton Park ground very well - and it's the New Zealand off-spinner who is posing the biggest threat at the moment.

    Jack Leaning
  11. WICKET Barnard lbw Wells 28

    Sussex 255 v Worcestershire 226-6

    Sussex call up Luke Wells and the leg-spinner ends the 74-run partnership between Ben Cox and Ed Barnard in his first over. Brett D'Oliveira is the new batsman and gets off the mark quickly.

    What a masterstroke bringing on Wells - a wicket maiden in his first over.

    Why wasn't he on sooner!

  12. WICKET Willey st Ambrose b Patel 0

    Yorkshire 259 & 140-7 v Warwickshire 254

    Oh dear, David Willey, that is a big mistake.

    He is lured out of his crease by Jeetan Patel, fails to lay bat on ball and it's a straightforward stumping for Tim Ambrose - his fourth dismissal of the innings.

    Only three Yorkshire wickets left now and their lead is 145. Their unbeaten record is in danger.

  13. Bad light stops play

    Kent 309 & 277-3 v Notts 267

    If it's not the rain....

    An unscheduled interval at Tunbridge Wells as the players are taken off for bad light.

    Joe Denly is unbeaten on a Nelson 111 and Heino Kuhn on 22 (don't think there's a cricketing term for that).

    Kent are 319 runs ahead - will this delay bring forward a declaration?

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  14. WICKET Dent b Klein 176

    Leicestershire 487 v Gloucestershire 449-6

    Finally, some relief for Leicestershire as Dieter Klein bowls Chris Dent, ending his 318-run partnership with Ryan Higgins - they were just three short of a new club sixth-wicket record.

    Dent batted for seven and a quarter hours, faced 311 balls and hit a six and 25 fours.

    Higgins remains on 162 not out as he is joined by Graeme van Buuren for the final 11 overs of play.

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  15. WICKET Thompson b Patel 2

    Yorkshire 259 & 134-6 v Warwickshire 254

    Jeetan Patel floats up an off-break, Jordan Thompson seems to have it covered, but the ball turns off the pitch and clips off-stump.

    It's a classic dismissal by the Warwickshire captain and his side are now very much in with a chance of winning this game on the final day.

    Yorkshire's lead is 139 - they have four wickets left.

  16. WICKET Tattersall c Ambrose b Hannon-Dalby 17

    Yorkshire 259 & 128-5 v Warwickshire 254

    Oliver Hannon-Dalby

    Game now very much on at Clifton Park after Jonny Tattersall attempts a square cut and edges to keeper Tim Ambrose.

    It's Oliver Hannon-Dalby's third wicket of the innings and eighth of the match - and Yorkshire are only 133 ahead with most of their top order gone.

  17. Cox and Barnard cut deficit

    Sussex 255 v Worcs 204-5

    Ben Cox (28) and Ed Barnard (20) have done well since coming in almost simultaneously after Chris Jordan removed Riki Wessels and Callum Ferguson in the same over.

    Their partnership, now worth 52, has led Worcestershire over 200, earning a first batting point.

    They trail by 51 and there will be about 13 overs left today.

  18. for Ryan Higgins

    Leicestershire 487 v Gloucestershire 426-5

    Dieter Klein returns for another spell and Ryan Higgins swivels to pull away his opening delivery for four.

    Klein doesn't learn the lesson, the next one is banged in even shorter with the same end result, as Higgins advances to 153 not out from 196 balls faced.

    Those were pretty easy pickings for the Gloucestershire all-rounder, who must be seeing it like a blimp by this stage.

  19. Warwickshire seek late breakthough

    Yorkshire 259 & 127-4 v Warwickshire 254

    It really is old-fashioned, attritional Championship cricket at the moment at Clifton Park where Jack Leaning and Jonny Tattersall have added 30 to the Yorkshire total since coming together 16 overs ago.

    Oliver Hannon-Dalby and Jeetan Patel are now bowling in tandem for the visitors, who will still be in a good position if they can winkle another couple out before stumps.

  20. Gloucestershire pair grind on

    Leicestershire 487 v Gloucestershire 417-5

    Has a top-level cricket coach ever said "It's a flat one lads, so go out and fill your boots"?

    They are certainly words that apply to the way Chris Dent and Ryan Higgins have gone about their business at Grace Road.

    The most recent over from Will Davis was tidy enough, costing five runs, but the last 17 on day three are going to be tough for a weary home attack.

    Chris Dent now has 166 not out and Ryan Higgins is on 144. Gloucestershire need another 71 to lead on first innings.