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Live Reporting

By Paul Grunill and Steve Mather

All times stated are UK

  1. Signing off

    Somerset keep pace with Essex after a vital victory over Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

    Notts teeter towards seemingly inevitable relegation following defeat by Yorkshire, and Gloucestershire boost their prospects of a return to the top flight with a well-paced run-chase at Derby.

    All that and one of the best pieces of anticipatory wicketkeeping you're ever likely to see by Surrey's Ben Foakes in their draw with Hampshire mean it's been quite a day.

    We will be with you again on Friday for coverage of the evening's six T20 Blast group games.

    For now, we leave the final word on this round of Championship matches to the 'Headband Warrior'.

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  2. Championship - what's next?

    The County Championship takes another break now for the remaining T20 Blast group games and quarter-finals.

    The next round of matches begin on Tuesday 10 September and here is a full list of those fixtures:

    Division One

    Essex v Warwickshire, Chelmsford

    Hampshire v Surrey, Southampton

    Nottinghamshire v Kent, Trent Bridge

    Somerset v Yorkshire, Taunton

    Division Two

    Gloucestershire v Sussex, Bristol

    Lancashire v Derbyshire, Old Trafford

    Leicestershire v Northamptonshire, Leicester

    Middlesex v Durham, Lord's

    Worcestershire v Glamorgan, Worcester

  3. How things stand

    Here's how it's looking at the top of the two divisions at the end of the latest round of Championship games.

    Division One table
    Division Two table
  4. Results at-a-glance

    Division One

    Hampshire 367 & 253-5 v Surrey 579-7 dec

    Match drawn

    Warwickshire 419 & 146 v Somerset 308 & 258-5

    Somerset won by five wickets

    Yorkshire 232 & 338 v Nottinghamshire 184 & 243

    Yorkshire won by 143 runs

    Division Two

    Derbyshire 200 & 481-6 dec v Gloucestershire 419 & 263-2

    Gloucestershire won by eight wickets

    Durham 544-9 dec v Leicestershire 236 & 363-8 (f/o)

    Match drawn


    Derbyshire 200 & 481-6 dec v Gloucestershire 419 & 263-2

    Magnificent by James Bracey, who finds the boundary off Matt Critchley to see Gloucestershire home with 11 balls to spare.

    He finishes with 116 not out after putting on 133 with Chris Dent (62) and 94 with Gareth Roderick (48) after Derbyshire declared their second innings, in which Tom Lace made 125.

    Gloucestershire move up to second in Division Two after their fourth win of the summer, 29 points behind leaders Lancashire with three games to play.

    Perhaps even more importantly, they are 19 points clear of Glamorgan in fourth, with three promotion places available this summer.

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  6. Get Involved

    Tweet us at #bbccricket

    from @NorthantsLegend: "There's gonna be some livid @NorthantsCCC fans thanks to another generous declaration by @DerbyshireCCC - it's 2009 all over again when we were pipped to promotion! Thank the lord it's in our own hands this time around! #longmemories#bbccricket"

  7. Target in sight for Glos

    Derbys 200 & 481-6 dec v Gloucs 419 & 254-2

    That'll do nicely, a Ryan Higgins boundary to start a new Matt Critchley over. Only a bye and two singles follow, but the runs required total is now single figures.

  8. Glos heading for victory

    Derbys 200 & 481-6 dec v Gloucs 419 & 246-2

    Ravi Rampaul again.

    Again only ones and twos given up by the former West Indies paceman, but it's now just 15 from four needed by Gloucestershire.

  9. Higgins high and mighty

    Derbys 200 & 481-6 dec v Gloucs 419 & 230-2

    Derbyshire persist with spinner Matt Critchley and Ryan Higgins gets hold of one to add six to the Gloucestershire total, with 10 coming from the over in all. The target is 263.

  10. Rampaul checks Glos progress

    Derbys 200 & 481-6 dec v Gloucs 419 & 230-2

    Ravi Rampaul relieves Logan van Beek for Derbyshire.

    He shows all his experience by conceding just two singles from the over.

    Gloucestershire need 32 from six overs.

  11. Get Involved

    Tweet us at #bbccricket

    from @AnMoSportPsych: "Somerset vs Essex at the top of the county championship looks like it could go to the wire They play each other but Somerset must play Yorks & Hants (5 defeats between them in Div 1) and Essex Warwickshire & Surrey (10 losses between them). Odds must favour Essex #bbccricket"

  12. WICKET Roderick c Reece b Critchley 48

    Derbys 200 & 481-6 dec v Gloucs 419 & 227-2

    Gloucestershire's progress is checked momentarily as Gareth Roderick falls to Matt Critchley after hitting the previous delivery for four.

    Roderick put on 94 in 11 overs with James Bracey, who is 103 not out.

    Ryan Higgins - a first-innings centurion - is the new batsman.

  13. Get Involved

    Tweet us at #bbccricket

    from @Iseabbv: "Can't believe we're actually going to pull this off #goglos#bbccricket"

  14. Van Beek proves costly

    Derbys 200 & 481-6 dec v Gloucs 419 & 220-1

    A Logan van Beek no-ball is despatched to the boundary by Gareth Roderick.

    It's an expensive over for Derbyshire costing 13 - and the visitors now require 42 from eight.

    They must be favourites now.

  15. for James Bracey

    Derbys 200 & 481-6 dec v Gloucs 419 & 214-1

    Two runs off Matt Critchl;ey and there is James Bracey's sceond Championship hundred of the summer.

    It's taken him only 125 balls and has included nine fours.

    Gloucestershire need 55 from nine overs - a rate of 6.1 per over.

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    Durham 544-9 dec v Leicestershire 236 & 363-8

    Bad light brings a premature end to proceedings in Durham and the players won't be returning to the field.

    Durham struck a huge first innings total of 544-9, with Alex Lees top-scoring on 181, before forcing Leicestershire into the follow-on after their first innings total of 236.

    Leicestershire owe a lot to Mark Cosgrove for securing the draw, with his six-and-a-half hour vigil at the crease worth 107 runs, but more importantly for his side, stopped Durham bowling them out and taking a victory.

    It was hard graft for Durham's attack, who bowled 229 overs since the start of Leicestershire's first innings. Brydon Carse was the pick of their bowlers, taking seven wickets in the match.

    Despite the importance of Cosgrove's patient innings, his day might be most remembered for his unique way of dealing with a bouncer - take a look on the video below.

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  17. Get Involved

    Tweet us at #bbccricket

    from @ludictech: "Hold up... Gloucestershire are going to win this. Great run chase at Derby. Promotion a real possibility now? #DERvGLO#BBCCricket"

    More than a possibility the way the table is looking.

  18. Into finishing straight at Derby

    Derbys 200 & 481-6 dec v Gloucs 419 & 201-1

    Gloucestershire don't find the boundary in Logan van Beek's latest over, but they knock it about for ones and twos and advance their total past 200. They need 62 from the final 10. James Bracey is on 98.

  19. Bad light stops play

    Durham 544-9 dec v Leicestershire 236 & 363-8

    Bad light takes the players off the field at Chester-le-Street.

    Leicestershire lead Durham by 55 runs as it stands and light permitting, there are a maximum of 10 overs left to bowl.

  20. Roderick maintains momentum

    Derbys 200 & 481-6 dec v Gloucs 419 & 191-1

    Another great over for Gloucestershire with two Gareth Roderick boundaries off spinner Matt Critchley.

    He progresses to 28 not out from 21 balls faced and James Bracey is just eight short of a hundred.

    They need 68 from 11 overs. It's very much on.