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County Cricket: As it happened, July 19

RESULT! Hampshire Royals (127/3) beat Surrey (126/6) by seven wickets - Sean Ervine steers the Royals home with 28 not out, while Liam Dawson ends unbeaten on 24.

8:51pm - Skipper Jimmy Adams has been run out for 30, yet Hampshire are cruising to victory.

RESULT! Durham Dynamos (160/7) beat Notts Outlaws (159/7) by three wicketsStokes is the visitors' hero with a 48-ball unbeaten 72 that hurts the North Group's second-placed side.

8:36pm - Ben Stokes moves to a half-century but loses Gareth Breese soon after; Durham need 16 from 13 balls.

8:26pm - Azhar is doing his best to keep Surrey in the game, adding the key scalp of Michael Carberry.

8:22pm - Hampshire lose their first wicket chasing a small total as Azhar Mahmood bowls James Vince.

RESULT! Somerset (199/6) beat Glamorgan (135) by 64 runsThe visitors waste little time in claiming the last three wickets, Yasir Arafat finishing with 2-30 to seal a comfortable win.

8:05pm - Steve Kirby gets in on the act at Taunton and Somerset are almost there. Glamorgan are now 112 for seven with five overs left, trailing by 88 runs.

7:58pm - Somerset move into the driving seat at Taunton with four wickets in three overs. Max Waller takes his fourth by claiming a return catch of Marcus North. Glamorgan are now 110 for six after 14 overs.

Durham are 62 for four at the half way stage of their innings, with Ben Stokes unbeaten on 22.

7:48pm - Surrey have registered 126 for six from their 20 overs. Zafar Ansari top-scored with 29.

Will Smith is the latest Durham batsman to be dismissed, falling for six to Harry Gurney.

7:42pm - Allenby has completed his fifty but Glamorgan have lost two quick wickets; Mark Wallace and Chris Cooke are the men to depart.

Durham are 25 for two after five overs in their reply to Notts' 159.

7:26pm - And it's a brilliant start for Notts as they remove Mark Stoneman in the first over. Durham are 11 for one after six balls.

7:24pm - Glamorgan are making good progress in their chase. After six overs they are 54 for no loss, with Jim Allenby on 42 from 25 balls.

Surrey are 83 for four after 14 overs, while Durham are beginning their innings at Trent Bridge

7:11pm - Notts Outlaws have made 159 for seven from 20 overs, with James Taylor falling to the last ball for 54.

Glamorgan are 24 for no loss after three overs as they chase 200 to win.

7:00pm - Our LV=CC games are over for the day. Here's how things stand:

Division One

Yorkshire beat Derbyshire by an innings and 113 runs to move top of the table.

Sussex are 288 for six - a lead of 21 runs - against Middlesex.

Division Two

Leicestershire are 47 for three - a deficit of 109 runs - in their second innings against Essex.

Worcestershire are 296 for eight and lead by 152 runs against Gloucestershire.

6:50pm - Somerset make 199 for six from their 20 overs.

Surrey are three wickets down, with Ricky Ponting and Steven Davies both back in the pavilion.

6:46pm - Wright just loves playing against Middlesex. A six and a single takes him up to 150. And that's stumps at the BrightonandHoveJobs.Com County Ground.

Jason Roy has fallen early for Surrey. He managed 22 off eight balls before being bowled by Dimitri Mascarenhas.

6:41pm - Alex Hales fell nine runs short of a fifty for Notts, who are currently 100 for three with seven overs left.

6:37pm - Joe Leach times his maiden first-class century to perfection, bringing it up with a four in the final over of the day at Cheltenham. He'll continue tomorrow on 103.

6:32pm - Nick James will not want to see that over again! Craig Meschede hit him for two sixes, before nudging a single. Then Jos Buttler got into the action with another maximum prior to James conceding five in wides, a further wide and two more singles. In total that over cost 27 runs.

Play is done for the day at Chelmsford, with Leicestershire trailing by 109 runs.

Meanwhile, Notts are 85 for two after 10 overs against Durham. 

6:23pm - After hitting Gareth Berg for successive fours, Ben Brown is caught in the slips. His partnership with Wright was worth 107 runs, and has moved Sussex to within five runs of Middlesex's total.

In the FLt20, Onions has taken the wicket of Samit Patel, while Somerset are 127 for four after 15 overs.

6:16pm - RESULT! Yorkshire (617/5 dec) beat Derbyshire (235 & 269) by an innings and 113 runs - Madsen is caught and bowled by Plunkett for 141 for the final wicket as Yorkshire move to the top of Division One.

Leicestershire have slipped to 32 for three as Niall O'Brien is caught behind and Ben Fuller has removed Shaaiq Choudhry at Cheltenham.

In the Flt20, Somerset are 112 for three after 12 overs, while Notts have recovered from their early loss to move to 54 for one after six overs against Durham.

6:06pm - In our final game of the day at the Kia Oval, Surrey have won the toss and will have a bat.

At Trent Bridge, Durham have an early scalp with Michael Lumb sent packing for two.

Yorkshire are now a wicket away from an innings victory after Ryan Sidebottom removes Tim Groenewald and Mark Turner in the same over.

6:01pm - Ned Eckersley is unable to match his first-innings heroics as he is trapped lbw by Greg Smith for three. Leicestershire are 31 for two, trailing by 125.

5:46pm - Craig Keiswetter has departed at Taunton after a blistering 37, which came in 18 balls. Somerset are 56 for one in the fifth over.

5:42pm - Wright has completed his century for Sussex. His 128-ball ton was brought up with a 20th four.

In the evening's second FLt20 game, Durham have won the toss and have elected to field. England bowler Graham Onions lines up but Paul Collingwood is not involved due to a thumb injury.

5:36pm - Will Gidman has removed Gareth Andrew at Cheltenham and Gloucestershire need three more wickets.

Somerset have made a blistering start to tonight's first Friends Life t20 fixture, hitting 21 from the opening two overs.

5:30pm - And Essex pounce early! Smith edges behind off Tymal Mills for a duck.

Derbyshire's resistance against Yorkshire has suffered a blow. The 111-run partnership between Madsen and Poynton ends with the latter being caught by Liam Plunkett at extra-cover.

5:23pm - Greg Smith and Niall O'Brien are out to start Leicestershire's second innings at Chelmsford.

5:13pm - Ollie Freckingham only needs one ball after returning to take his third wicket. Essex have been bowled out for 521 - a lead of 156. 

5:03pm - Wayne Madsen continues to frustrate Yorkshire and completes his 139-ball ton with a four.

4:55pm - Sykes strikes again! David Masters is clean bowled for 11 and Essex are nine down.

4:52pm - Whoops! Consider yourself cursed Mr Napier! He is caught off James Sykes, leaving Essex 492 for eight and 127 ahead.

At Cheltenham, Ben Cox has been caught behind off Craig Miles. Worcestershire remain in peril at 224 for six, leading by just 80.

4:50pm - Graham Napier is threatening to turn Essex's healthy lead into a commanding one. The all-rounder is 41 not out, having recently struck Anthony Ireland for six.

4:43pm - Luke Wright saved Sussex from defeat against Middlesex earlier this summer with a career-best 187. He has 75 to his name at present and may need to match that effort if the leaders are to deny Neil Dexter's men.

4:28pm - Will Gidman reignites Gloucestershire's victory push by trapping Thilan Samaraweera lbw for 63. At 211 for five, Worcestershire lead by just 67.

4:16pm - And it's also tea at the County Ground, where Ben Brown added some pre-break excitement with successive fours off Neil Dexter. Sussex trail by 95 runs with five wickets left.

4:07pm - It's now tea at Chelmsford too, where Essex lead by 106 on 471 for seven.

3:56pm - Yorkshire will need just four more wickets after tea. That's because Ryan Sidebottom has bowled Peter Burgoyne to end the afternoon session at Chesterfield three balls earlier than planned.

Sussex suffer a damaging blow at the County Ground as Joyce falls to Neil Dexter for 47.

Tea arrives at Cheltenham with Worcestershire 198 for four and 54 in front.

3:50pm - Mickleburgh departs, bowled by Ollie Freckingham for 243!

Leach and Samaraweera each bring up half-centuries for Worcestershire, who now lead by 52.

Sussex's Wright has also passed 50.

3:35pm - Both Worcestershire and Sussex continue to benefit from substantial fifth-wicket stands, currently worth 74 and 73 respectively. The latter, in particular, have much still to do if they are to avoid defeat.

Madsen is holding firm for Derbyshire, the skipper striking three fours in succession off Patterson to move past 50.

3:31pm - Alex Lees hit 275 not out in Yorkshire's first innings at Chesterfield. Now he's under the lid at short-leg getting whacked in the chops by Wayne Madsen...

3:17pm - Alex Wyatt traps James Foster lbw at Chelmsford, meaning Essex are 427 for six, leading by 62. Mickleburgh is still there with 231 to his name.

3:09pm - After a brief spell of resistance from Derbyshire, Patterson produces a beauty to have Richard Johnson caught behind. That means Yorkshire need five more wickets to win and they have plenty of time to achieve their goal with this being the third day of four.

Thilan Samaraweera and Joe Leach have wiped out Worcestershire's deficit at Cheltenham but surely need to bat on for some time yet if Gloucestershire are to be denied victory.

Wright and Ed Joyce have shared a restorative fifty stand for Sussex.

3:01pm - Leicestershire have a wicket at last! Foakes falls to debutant James Sykes for 120, a new first-class best. That ends a partnership of 270 spanning 74.2 overs.

2:45pm - Mickleburgh and Ben Foakes have taken their mammoth fifth-wicket stand beyond 250 at Chelmsford.

2:34pm - Luke Wright is not going to shy away from the uphill task now facing Sussex. After starting his innings with 14 dot-balls, he dents the figures of Finn with four successive fours.

Essex have passed 400, albeit too slowly to secure a fifth batting point.

2:26pm - And another for rampant Yorkshire - Dan Redfern is caught at mid-off off Liam Plunkett.

2:21pm - Yorkshire edge closer to the summit as Wes Durston is bowled for two shouldering arms to Steven Patterson.

Gloucestershire also enjoy further success when Alexei Kervezee is run out. Worcestershire still trail by 42 on 102 for four.

2:13pm - Congratulations Jaik Mickleburgh! The opener moves beyond 200 and Essex are now 21 ahead with six first-innings wickets still intact.

Finn has 2-2 at the County Ground! His removal of Rory Hamilton-Brown means Sussex are 45 for four, still 222 in arrears.

It looks as though Yorkshire could be reclaiming top spot in Division One.

2:09pm - Brooks strikes again, having Chesney Hughes held in the slips to deepen Derbyshire's misery.

Sussex are three down and also staring at defeat after Corey Collymore had Michael Yardy caught behind.

1:59pm - Matthew Pardoe's resistance comes to an end at Cheltenham. The opener lasted 168 balls for 39, but his departure to Will Gidman leaves Worcestershire three down and still 50 behind.

The aforementioned Steven Finn aids Middlesex's push for victory against Sussex by dismissing Luke Wells for 19 in his first over.

1:45pm - Play has resumed in the other three ongoing championship fixtures. Jaik Mickleburgh will have his eye on a first double-hundred at Chelmsford.

1:38pm - And Karl Krikken's men have not made a good start! Jack Brooks, who claimed 3-46 in the first dig, has Ben Slater caught behind off the 10th ball of the innings.

1:35pm - Derbyshire's second innings is under way and it is fair to say the Chesterfield hosts require one hell of a performance to avoid defeat. Trailing by 382 on first innings, they almost certainly need to bat for a minimum of four sessions.

1:06pm - And with that, all four games go to lunch. Here's a round-up of the morning's play:

Division One

Derbyshire were dismissed for 235 as they responded to Yorkshire's 617 for five declared.

Sussex are 31 for one in their second innings and trail Middlesex by 236.

Division Two

Mickelburgh and Foakes have taken Essex to 364 for four against Leicestershire .

Worcestershire, 84 for two in their second innings, still trail Gloucestershire by 60 runs.

1:01pm - Foakes brings up his maiden championship century in style, hitting 18 off four balls from James Sykes.

The over prior, Mickleburgh surpassed his best first-class innings as he moved to 175 not out. Their stand is worth 195.

12:56pm - Derbyshire's innings comes to an end as Mark Footitt edges to slip. They are  all out for 235, and trail Yorkshire by 382.

Poynton ended unbeaten on 63 from just 37 balls.

  12:45pm - Gloucestershire pick up their second wicket as Moeen Ali offers a catch to Hamish Marshall at short-leg.

12:39pm - Plunkett has struck again. Tim Groenewald has been trapped lbw to reduce Derbyshire to 202 for nine. 

12:34pm - Gloucestershire make a breakthrough at Cheltenham, Daryl Mitchell edging to slip off Tom Smith for 36.

12:28pm - Middlesex have an early wicket at the County Ground as Chris Nash is removed for a duck by Murtagh.

At Chelmsford, Jaik Mickleburgh has passed 150 and moved Essex to within 79 runs of Leicestershire's first-innings total.

12:24pm - Peter Burgoyne edges behind off Liam Plunkett, meaning Derbyshire are 166 for eight.

12:21pm - Ben Foakes brings up his fifty with a four off James Sykes and celebrates by lofting the same bowler all the way for a six three balls later.

12:16pm - Sussex are under way in their second innings and Luke Wells gets off the mark in the opening over with a four off Tim Murtagh.

12:05pm - Panesar wastes little time in accounting for Collymore to finish with 5-95. Sussex picked up the last five wickets for 20 runs, but Middlesex's first-innings total of 496 gives them a lead of 267.

At Chesterfield, Richard Johnson has fallen to Adil Rashid for 46.

12:01pm - After being struck for six by Tim Murtagh, Panesar responds by having the tailender stumped for his third wicket of the morning and fourth of the innings. Middlesex are 496 for nine as Corey Collymore joins Steven Finn, who has joined up with his county having been left out of England's Test team.

11:47am - Sussex claim another scalp as Panesar sends back fellow spinner Ollie Rayner for a duck, but Middlesex are 256 ahead.

After reaching 42 without loss from 28 overs, two fours from Daryl Mitchell take Worcestershire to 50.

11:32am - Monty Panesar prevents Gareth Berg from following Simpson to a half-century, ousting the all-rounder for 39.

Worcestershire and Essex are making slow progress so far this morning, but will be happy to have avoided the loss of any wickets.

11:26am - Things are still going swimmingly for Yorkshire when it comes to the score at Chesterfield. Derbyshire nightwatchman Mark Turner has become a third victim for Jack Brooks, leaving the hosts 120 for six in reply to 617 for five declared.

John Simpson has a 99-ball fifty for Middlesex, who boast a commanding lead over Sussex with power to add.

11:18am - No wickets as yet today, but Yorkshire have just reported a piece of bad news...

11am - Play recommences in our four-day games, with glorious sunshine in evidence across the country.

10:51am - Surrey's meeting with defending champions Hampshire Royals is arguably the pick of tonight's T20 fixtures. The London side yesterday announced the signing of Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien on a short-term deal.

10:44am - The White Rose will be confident of pressing on towards victory after dominating the first two days at Chesterfield, while Middlesex are well-placed to inflict a first defeat on championship leaders Sussex.

In Division Two, Worcestershire staged a partial recovery yesterday but must bat well if they are to set Gloucestershire a testing target. Kent trail Leicestershire by 149 with six first-innings wickets intact.

10:33am -  Yorkshire have head coach Jason Gillespie back with the team today. The Australian was given compassionate leave over the weekend following the passing of his father.

10:30am - Morning everyone. In half an hour's time, play will begin on day three of a quartet of LV= County Championship matches. We then have three Friends Life t20 games to look forward to in the evening.

Here's a summary of all the action that lies ahead today:

LV= County Championship

Division One

Derbyshire are 94 for five in reply to Yorkshire's 617 for five declared at Chesterfield.
Middlesex are 445 for five at the County Ground, replying to Sussex's 229.

Division Two

Essex are 216 for four in response to Leicestershire's first-innings 365 at Chelmsford.
Worcestershire are 31 without loss in their second innings at Cheltenham, trailing  Gloucestershire by 113.

Friends Life t20

Midlands/Wales/West Group

Somerset v Glamorgan (5:30pm start)

North Group

Notts Outlaws v Durham Dynamos (6pm)

South Group

Surrey v Hampshire Royals (6:30pm)

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