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Live Reporting

Gary Smee and Paul Grunill

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    And that's where today's live text comes to a close.

    I'll be back with Paul Grunill on Sunday when hopefully we'll get a few exciting finishes.

    Until then, goodbye.

  2. Close of play scores

    Group One

    Derbyshire 258 v Durham 20-2

    Essex 217 v Warwickshire 166 & 0-0

    Nottinghamshire 400-5 dec v Worcestershire 53-6

    Group Two

    Hampshire 233 & forfeit v Leicestershire 84 & 26-1 (day four)

    Match drawn

    Gloucestershire 16-2 v Somerset 300-8 dec

    Surrey 190 & 135-0 v Middlesex 160

    Group Three

    Kent 307 v Glamorgan 64-3

    Northants v Lancashire 75-1

  3. Close of play

    Notts 400-5 dec v Worcs 53-6

    An exhilarating third day comes to a close at Trent Bridge.

    After Ben Duckett's brilliant unbeaten 177 for the hosts, Luke Fletcher then ripped through Worcestershire's top order with five wickets.

    It means Notts will need 14 wickets on Sunday for an incredible victory.

  4. Close of play at The Oval

    Surrey 190 & 135-0 v Middlesex 160

    A maiden over by Tim Murtagh ends play at the Kia Oval but it is Surrey who are calling the shots ahead of the final day's play.

    They lead by 165 and have licence to play a few shots before setting Middlesex a target.

    Mark Stoneman is 74 not out at stumps, with Rory Burns on 61, the pair having enjoyed the best conditions after 12 wickets fell earlier in the day.

    Kemar Roach and Jordan Clark took four wickets each as Middlesex were bowled out in just 46.3 overs.

  5. Close of play at Bristol

    Gloucestershire 16-2 v Somerset 300-8 dec

    West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite safely negotiates the day's final over from Craig Overton, but Gloucestershire face the prospect of three testing sessions on Sunday against their West Country neighbours.

    They will resume 284 in arrears after Tom Abell hit an unbeaten 132 for Somerset and their first order of business will be to avoid following on.

    Abell put on 116 with Lewis Gregory to earn three batting points for the visitors after they had slumped to 176-7.

    England newcomer James Bracey fell for a single during the nine overs Gloucestershire had to face before the close.


    Haynes lbw b Fletcher 14 (Notts 400-5 dec v Worcs 46-6)

    Notts certainly can prize out another!

    It's a fifth of the innings for Luke Fletcher as he gets Jack Haynes lbw.

    What an extraordinary final hour or so this has been at Trent Bridge.

  7. Post update

    Notts 400-5 dec v Worcs 46-5

    Into the final couple of overs at Trent Bridge.

    Can Notts prize out another wicket?

    Jack Haynes and Ben Cox have done really well since Luke Fletcher picked up those three wickets in an over.

  8. Close of play

    Derbys 258 v Durham 20-2

    Stumps at Derby and a good final mini-session for the hosts.

    Ben Aitchison picked up a couple of wickets.

  9. Close of play

    Essex 217 v Warwickshire 166 & 0-0

    Nightwatchman Danny Briggs sees out the one remaining over from Sam Cook and that's stumps.

    Warwickshire will head into day four with a deficit of 51 to wipe out.

  10. Post update

    Surrey 190 & 130-0 v Middlesex 160

    Mark Stoneman and Rory Burns continue their progress towards stumps, with Surrey's lead now 160. Blake Cullen sends down the latest over and there are a couple of twos for Burns, who advances to 61. Fellow left-hander Stoneman is on 69.

  11. WICKET

    Bracey c Davies b Davey 1 (Gloucestershire 14-2 v Somerset 300-8 dec)

    'No' is the answer to our question (see previous entry).

    A big blow for Gloucestershire as in-form James Bracey departs cheaply, caught behind off Josh Davey as he attempts to drive.

    Tom Smith is sent out as a night-watchman.

  12. Post update

    Gloucestershire 14-1 v Somerset 300-8 dec

    Kraigg Brathwaite finds the boundary off Craig Overton and there are five more overs to go. Will Gloucestershire avoid further damage?

  13. Essex all out

    Essex 217 v Warwickshire 166

    Essex's first innings finishes with a lead of 51. Could be crucial.

    Jamie Porter is the last man to go, caught behind off Olly Stone.

    Warwickshire will have one over to see out tonight!

  14. Durham two down

    Derbys 258 v Durham 17-2

    Ben Aitchison has picked up two Durham wickets late in the day at Derbyshire.

    Alex Lees was the first to go and the seamer has just removed nightwatchman Ben Raine for a duck.

    Four overs to go tonight.

  15. Post update

    Gloucestershire 10-1 v Somerset 300-8 dec

    If and when James Bracey makes his England Test debut, it's doubtful he'll be under much more pressure than this.

    But he is immediately under way with a single off Craig Overton, leaving Kraigg Brathwaite to face the music for the rest of the over.

    There are six more to come.

  16. for Rory Burns

    Surrey 190 & 119-0 v Middlesex 160

    Rory Burns

    Rory Burns continues his remarkable consistency as a boundary off Tim Murtagh carries him to 50 off 70 balls.

    He has made a half-century in every Surrey game this season bar one and their lead is now nearing 150.

    The four was pulled away with consummate ease and England fans will be hoping to see some of that against New Zealand.

  17. Post update

    WICKETS everywhere late in the day.

  18. WICKET

    Dent c Goldsworthy b Overton 0 (Gloucestershire 5-1 v Somerset 300-8 dec)

    Nine overs for Gloucestershire to face, the first to be bowled by Craig Overton. Given that he is over 6ft 4ins tall, it literally is a tall order.

    Kraigg Brathwaite opens his account with a boundary, cut away through backward point, followed by a single - but Chris Dent's first ball is his last as Lewis Goldsworthy takes the catch at gully. A limp shot.

    Tall order? Definitely.

  19. WICKET

    Wessels lbw b Fletcher 0 (Notts 400-5 v Worcs 21-5)

    Two in two balls for big Luke Fletcher who now has 4-7!

    Riki Wessels is out lbw first ball.

    Ben Cox survives the hat-trick delivery but Worcestershire's first innings is in tatters.

  20. WICKET

    D'Oliveira lbw b Fletcher 0 (Notts 400-5 v Worcs 21-4)

    Absolute madness at Trent Bridge!

    Brett D'Oliveira is on his way lbw for nought as Luke Fletcher grabs his third wicket.