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LV=CC, July 13: As it happened

A wrap of today's LV= County Championship action, with Somerset and Nottinghamshire well on top and Jonathan Trott back in the runs.

By Callum Dent & Tom White

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7.15pm - All finished for the day now - here is how we stand in the other games around the country:

Division One

Nottinghamshire have boosted their title push by bowling out Lancashire for 225 and reaching 69 for one in reply. Steven Mullaney will resume needing just two for a half-century.

Warwickshire closed on 256 for five against Durham, with Jonathan Trott making 76 and Will Porterfield 90.

Somerset reached stumps on 72 for three for a lead of 226 after bowling Northamptonshire out for 221, Lewis Gregory taking a career-best 6-47.

Division Two

Daryl Mitchell passed 1,000 championship runs for the season as leaders Worcestershire reached 317 for nine against Leicestershire.

No play was possible between Essex and Hampshire due to rain in Colchester.

6.11pm - Stumps at New Road, where Worcestershire close on 317 for nine after the late loss of Saeed Ajmal. Choudhry will resume tomorrow morning on 40.

5.44pm - Worcestershire have reached 300 and a third batting point against Leicestershire, with number eight Shaaiq Choudhry unbeaten on 38.

Somerset's third-wicket pair of Chris Jones and Colin Ingram are rebuilding, seeing their side to 43 for two.

5.31pm - Trott has his half-century for Warwickshire, from 66 balls. Good to see him back among the runs after his well-publicised difficulties.

Nottinghamshire lose their first wicket with 20 on the board, Alex Hales pinned lbw by Kyle Hogg.

5.21pm - Sykes now has his third wicket, Jack Shantry caught by Naik to leave Worcestershire 282 for eight.

Warwickshire are up to 178 for two, with Jonathan Trott closing on 50 in good time.

4.58pm - Somerset, 159 runs ahead, are five for two as Nick Compton succumbs to Muhammad Azhar Ullah lbw.

In the NatWest T20 Blast, Yorkshire Vikings beat Derbyshire Falcons, who were dismissed for 124, by 59 runs at Chesterfield. 

4.54pm - David Willey is trying his best to keep Northants in the game at Wantage Road. Fresh from hitting a half-century, the left-armer now removes first-innings centurion Marcus Trescothick cheaply. 

4.48pm - Lancashire are all out for 225 as Simon Kerrigan is bowled by Adams, who finishes with 4-45, for a three-ball duck. A fine bowling display from the visitors to Liverpool.  

4.43pm - Lancashire are on the brink now. Peter Siddle collects his first wicket of the day when Kyle Hogg hits him to Adams at cover. 

4.29pm - Andre Adams has a third scalp at Liverpool as Alex Hales runs back to hold a leading edge from Tom Smith.

4.20pm - Warwickshire reach tea on 139 for two while Lancashire are 212 for seven.  

Worcestershire restart the final session on 226 for six after losing six wickets since lunch. 

4.11pm - The tea interval is approaching around the country. 

For more information on the washout at Colchester and an injury update on Essex seamer Reece Topley, click here.

3.58pm - Willey is taking the attack to Somerset, reaching a fifty off just 42 balls, but Northants still trail by 156. 

3.48pm -  Warwickshire lose a second wicket at the Emirates Durham ICG. Opener Ian Westwood goes for 40, dismissed by Paul Collingwood.  

WOW! Craig Kieswetter's tweet below shows the damage David Willey's bouncer did yesterday. 

3.38pm - Northamptonshire are on the brink now as that man Gregory takes a sixth, bowling Olly Stone, to return career-best figures. Will they have to follow on?

Glen Chapple's exciting little cameo is over. The Lancashire captain/coach is dismissed by Samit Patel for 38, leaving the Red Rose 200 for seven.  

Yorkshire Vikings post 183 for four against Derbyshire Falcons in the Blast courtesy of an unbeaten 67 from Alex Lees. 

3.36pm - What an afternoon for Leicestershire! Redfern claims a second victim, Joe Leach bowled for seven. Worcestershire stumble to 226 for six. 

3.17pm - Gregory has a five-for at Wantage Road. He removes Andrew Hall to leave Northants eight down. 

3.09pm - Gregory is back among the wickets at Wantage Road. His fourth is Coetzer when the Scotland international is caught by substitute Alex Barrow, his third take, for 37. 

Buck has two more at New Road. Niall O'Brien takes another catch behind the stumps to account for Alexei Kervezee and then Ben Cox is bowled. Worcestershire have lost five wickets for just 43 runs since lunch.

2.51pm -  Harry Gurney wins the war with his England limited-overs team-mate Buttler, who finds the hands of Andre Adams to depart for 52. 

Nathan Buck claims a first wicket at New Road, bowling Tom Fell for 18. Leicestershire are fighting back in this session.  

2.47pm - Rossington's positive knock comes to an end. The on-loan Middlesex man is bowled by Alfonso Thomas for 48 from 41 balls, leaving Northants six down for 144. His stand with Coetzer was worth 73 in 13.2 overs.

2.46pm - Buttler continues to fight against the Nottinghamshire attack, moving to a half-century from 53 deliveries. 

2.40pm - Sorry Warwickshire fans, I spoke too soon! Varun Chopra plays on to in-form Australian John Hastings to depart for 21. 

2.37pm -  Warwickshire, on 39 without loss, are going along nicely at the Emirates Durham ICG, while Kyle Coetzer and Adam Rossington are steadying the ship for Northants with an unbroken stand of 68. 

We are still waiting for the rain to stop at Colchester. 

2.27pm - An 80-run stand between Steven Croft and Jos Buttler ends when the former is caught by Alex Hales at third slip off Luke Fletcher. Lancashire are 125 for five. 

The lunch interval has sparked Leicestershire into life. Mitchell falls 10 runs short of another century, caught behind off Dan Redfern. 

2.05pm - In the only NatWest T20 Blast fixture of the day, Derbyshire Falcons win the toss and bowl against Yorkshire Vikings at a packed Chesterfield.

2pm - James Kettleborough made it through to lunch, but perishes soon after to Craig Overton. Northamptonshire's struggles continue on 71 for five.

Leicestershire left-arm spinner James Sykes, back in the side, traps Richard Oliver lbw on the sweep for 78 to end a 163-run opening partnership with Daryl Mitchell. 

Fit-again Durham seamer Graham Onions bowls his first over since May 11. 

1.30pm - Durham win the toss and field against Warwickshire.  

1.08pm - As promised, here is the state of play at lunch:

Division One

Lewis Gregory took three wickets to leave bottom-placed Northamptonshire 65 for four in reply to  Somerset's  375 at Wantage Road.

Nottinghamshire justified their decision to bowl by reducing Lancashire to 81 for four at Liverpool.

Rain washed out the opening morning at the Emirates Durham ICG, where Durham face Warwickshire.

Division Two

Richard Oliver and Daryl Mitchell both hit unbeaten half-centuries as Worcestershire reached 133 without loss after winning the toss against Leicestershire at New Road.

No play was possible before lunch in the clash between Essex and Hampshire at Colchester. 

1.05pm - Matt Spriegel goes on the stroke of lunch to Peter Trego for 11. A great session for Somerset. 

We will round-up all the lunchtime scores shortly. 

12.56pm - Mitchell follows opening partner Oliver to fifty as Worcestershire make hay at New Road. Leicestershire desperately need a wicket. The skipper then takes a single to record 1,000 first-class runs for the season. The second player to achieve the feat this term following James Vince. 

12.41pm - What a morning for Gregory! The Somerset seamer snares a third scalp by having Rob Newton dismissed leg before for 10 and Northants are struggling on 45 for three. 

12.30pm - Oliver continues his impressive form for Worcestershire, moving to a half-century at New Road. 

12.24pm - Lancashire are in trouble now, losing their fourth wicket with 45 on the board. Adams has a second with the dismissal of veteran South African Ashwell Prince. 

12.18pm - Worcestershire are also reaping the rewards from winning the toss. They are 72 without loss after 20 overs. 

12.15pm - Nottinghamshire are justifying their decision to stick Lancashire in. Harry Gurney has Paul Horton caught behind to reduce the Red Rose to 45 for three. 

11.48am - Lancashire lose another. Andre Adams has Usman Khawaja caught for a 15-ball duck, leaving the Red Rose 23 for two. 

Northamptonshire's reply starts badly, James Middlebrook handing a catch to substitute fielder Alex Barrow, on for Kieswetter, off Lewis Gregory. 

Daryl Mitchell and Richard Oliver take Worcestershire to 43 without loss from the first 10 overs.

11.37am - An early lunch is to be taken at 12.30pm at Emirates Durham ICG. 

11.26am - Lancashire opener Andrea Agathangelou loses his wicket at Liverpool, edging seamer Luke Fletcher behind to Chris Read in the sixth over. 

11.15am - Andrew Hall takes the first wicket of the morning, having George Dockrell caught behind for 27. With Craig Kieswetter, who was hit in the face by a bouncer yesterday, unable to bat, Somerset's innings ends on 375.  

10.51am - Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal and Australia seamer Peter Siddle are looking to end their spells with Worcestershire and Nottinghamshire respectively on a high. Read our preview for the four matches here, including exclusive quotes from Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince.  

10.43am - Worcestershire will bat first at New Road. 

There is to be no play before lunch at Colchester due to rain. 

10.34am - Nottinghamshire win the toss and opt to bowl at Liverpool.

There is to be a 10.45am inspection at the Emirates Durham ICG. 

10.15am -  While we wait for the news of the tosses from the quartet of matches, why not  read and watch how Marcus Trescothick's fourth championship century of the season gave Somerset the better of day one against bottom-placed Northamptonshire at Wantage Road. 

10am -  Good morning and welcome to another round of LV= County Championship fixtures. Five games start today while the Division One clash between Northamptonshire and Somerset at Wantage Road continues.

Division One

Marcus Trescothick's century helped Somerset to 366 for eight on day one against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road. 

Durham v Warwickshire, Emirates Durham ICG

Lancashire v Nottinghamshire, Liverpool

Division Two

Worcestershire v Leicestershire, New Road

Essex v Hampshire, Colchester

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