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LV=CC, June 18: As it happened

Coverage of the latest round of LV= County Championship action which has seen Durham, Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Glamorgan and Worcestershire all pick up wins.

By Matt Somerford & James O'Brien

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6.41pm - It has been an excellent round of LV= County Championship action so far, with results in all of the matches which started at the weekend. Here's a run-down of today's cricket:

Division One

Durham beat Lancashire by 27 runs in a thriller at the Emirates Durham ICG to record their first win of the season, despite an unbeaten century from Jos Buttler.

Warwickshire won by an innings and 105 runs to inflict another heavy defeat on Northamptonshire at Wantage Road, Chris Woakes finishing with 4-53.

Sussex closed on 21 without loss on day three at Arundel, still 133 behind Yorkshire after the visitors declared on 470 for seven, which owed much to Jonny Bairstow's unbeaten 161.

Division Two

Surrey took just 25 minutes to knock off the 21 runs they needed to secure a 10-wicket win over Derbyshire at the 3aaa County Ground.

Glamorgan wrapped up victory by an innings and 11 runs against Kent at the SWALEC Stadium, Michael Hogan claiming a 10-wicket match haul.

Saeed Ajmal took six wickets in a seven-over spell after lunch as Worcestershire defeated Leicestershire by 234 runs at Grace Road.

5.48pm - Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale has decided enough is enough. He has declared on 470 for seven to give his opening bowlers a chance to make inroads into Sussex's top order before stumps. Bairstow finishes unbeaten on 161 to send a reminder to the England selectors. 

5.33pm - Bairstow has brought up his 150 as Yorkshire continue to pile up the runs against Sussex, albeit at a slow rate. They are 451 for seven, 135 runs ahead.

5.00pm - Jonny Bairstow is still going strong at Arundel. He has had to work hard for his 139 to put Yorkshire in a decent position to force a result on the final day, although they will need to pick up their run-rate this evening to give their bowlers the best chance. 

4.36pm - RESULT! Durham (338 & 267) have defeated Lancashire (266 & 312) by 27 runs at Emirates Durham ICG - Kerrigan is trapped lbw by Chris Rushworth two balls after Buttler celebrates his century to hand champions Durham their first County Championship win of the season.

Bresnan has been bowled by Steve Magoffin for 68 with Yorkshire 89 runs ahead of Sussex.

4.34pm - Buttler brings up his first ton for Lancashire off 131 balls. He still has work to do if his side are to clinch the narrowest of wins.

4.27pm - Durham strike and are back in the box seat as Ali is caught at short-leg off the bowling of John Hastings. Simon Kerrigan joins Buttler, who is three runs short of his century, with the new ball due. 

Tim Bresnan has been given a life against Sussex, Rory Hamilton-Brown dropping him at slip off the bowling of James Tredwell.

4.17pm - Kabir Ali is dominating a stand of 33 with Jos Buttler. He has quickly moved to 22 and Lancashire are now only 38 runs away from a thrilling victory.

3.47pm - The players have gone to tea at Durham with the match on a knife edge. Lancashire only have two wickets in the bank with another 64 runs required for victory. Importantly, Buttler is still there on 92 and is a player tailor made for this situation.

Bresnan has brought up his half-century at Arundel, which has contributed to an unbeaten sixth-wicket partnership of 113 with Bairstow. Yorkshire are 64 runs ahead of Sussex on 380 for five.

3.28pm - RESULT! Warwickshire (602/9d) have defeated Northamptonshire (312 & 185) by an innings and 105 runs at Wantage Road - Rikki Clarke takes two wickets in an over to wrap up a comprehensive win for the Bears.

Stokes has his second scalp at Emirates Durham ICG as Glen Chapple is caught behind. The equation is now 71 runs needed for Lancashire with three wickets remaining.

3.15pm - Jeetan Patel dismisses Matt Spriegel for 42 and it appears only a matter of time before Northamptonshire are left to reflect on a fourth innings defeat of the season.

3.08pm - Durham are right back in it as John Hastings has Smith caught by Scott Borthwick at gully. Lancashire require 95 runs with four wickets in hand. It looks as if this one is going to the wire.

2.57pm - Jonny Bairstow has gone to his first County Championship century of the season and it would be no surprise to see him accelerate now in a bid to stretch Yorkshire's lead, which is currently only 15.

Lancashire are rebuilding nicely through Buttler, who is 22 runs short of his own ton, and Tom Smith. They have put on 36 and the visitors now need 101 runs for victory at Emirates Durham ICG.

2.38pm - RESULT! Worcestershire (237 & 444/8d) have defeated Leicestershire (278 & 169) by 234 runs at Grace Road - It was the Ajmal show after lunch. He took six wickets in seven overs to run through the hosts and move his side to within one point of Division Two leaders Hampshire.

2.28pm - Relief for Durham as Croft is caught at deep midwicket off Ben Stokes for 72. Lancashire now need 135 runs with five wickets remaining.

Meanwhile, Ajmal has taken his afternoon haul to four with the wicket of Ben Raine. It could have been a quick-fire five-for, but for a dropped catch off his own bowling.

2.17pm - Ajmal has taken two wickets in an over - first bowling Dan Redfern and then having Ramnaresh Sarwan caught at short leg by Matt Pardoe - to leave Worcestershire on the brink of victory.

Warwickshire are also one step closer to picking up a valuable win after Chris Wright had Ben Duckett caught at slip by Will Porterfield.

1.54pm - Big moment at Grace Road as Daryl Mitchell takes a sharp catch at slip off Saeed Ajmal to send Niall O'Brien on his way for 27, leaving Leicestershire 145 for five.

Jos Buttler and Steven Croft have moved their partnership beyond 100 and Lancashire have scent of victory on 176 for four chasing 340 to win.

Tim Bresnan has lofted James Tredwell over midwicket for six in a sign that Yorkshire are getting a move on.

1.22pm - Here is a wrap of the state of play from around the country at lunch:

Division One

Durham look like they will be made to sweat for a first win of the campaign as Lancashire are 165 for four and have reduced the ask to 175 runs to win at Emirates Durham ICG.

Warwickshire need five more wickets to secure a innings win over Northamptonshire, who are 114 for five and 176 runs behind.

Jack Leaning fell just a run short of a maiden championship century as Yorkshire progressed to 274 for five on day three against Sussex at Arundel.

Division Two

Surrey knocked off the 21 runs they needed this morning in 23 minutes to secure an overdue away win by 10 wickets over Derbyshire at the 3aaa County Ground.

Leicestershire came out with the intention of trying to reel in the 404 they need to claim an unlikely win over Worcestershire at Grace Road. Four morning-session wickets have undermined that bid as they reached lunch at 136 for four.

1.15pm - RESULT! Glamorgan (527) have defeated Kent (253 & 263) by an innings and 11 runs at the SWALEC Stadium - Hogan wraps up the game after Glamorgan took the extra half hour. Robbie Jospeh offers a catch to Jim Allenby who holds on. 

12.53pm - Steven Croft has moved to his half-century from 66 balls and Lancashire are just about retaining belief they could yet chase down this target. They need 187 runs with six wickets and just over two sessions to go. It's definitely possible.

Adam Ball has also reaches fifty just before lunch for Kent. They need 33 runs to avoid an innings defeat at Glamorgan with just two wickets left.

12.39pm - Magoffin traps fellow Aussie Aaron Finch on the crease and the umpire's finger is raised. Yorkshire are 267 for five - trailing by 49 runs.

Warwickshire are edging closer to an innings win over Northamptonshire. Jeetan Patel has both wickets this morning - for figures of 2/10. Rob Newton is his latest victim caught behind by Tim Ambrose. Northants have lost half their wickets and need another 187 runs to make the Bears bat again.

12.25pm - Oh no! Leaning has gone for 99. One run away from his maiden championship century. Somehow James Tredwell claims the return catch.

12.15pm - A fourth wicket of the morning for Worcestershire. Josh Cobb somehow manages to squeeze a Leach delivery back on to his stumps. The Foxes bravely sought to run down the score at the start of the day. They may well be forced into a rearguard now.

12.09pm - Steve Magoffin finds Leaning's inside-edge, but the ball flies away to the boundary and the Yorkshire youngster is in the 90s. That is also the 100-run stand with Bairstow.

Bairstow brings up his half-century by clipping Lewis Hatchett to the rope. Next ball he top-edges a pull for six.

12.01pm - Ashwell Prince departs for Lancashire. Paul Coughlin strangles him down the leg side and any lingering hope of an unlikely chase that Lancashire might have had at the start of the day is disappearing.

Leicestershire's bold bid is also faltering. Eckersley is trapped lbw by Shantry.

11.48pm - Worcestershire do get a second wicket now. An over after they thought they had caught Eckersley his partner Greg Smith does depart - lbw to Jack Shantry.

Play is due to resume between Sussex and Yorkshire at noon, so they would have been off for just over 20 minutes.

11.41am - Ned Eckersley has been reprieved. He edged Joe Leach to Tom Kohler-Cadmore in the slips. Worcestershire were happy it carried, but after having a chat the umpires are not. Leicestershire are 73 for one and going for this. Saeed Ajmal may have something to say later.

11.39am - The rain has sent the players off at Arundel. Yorkshire have progressed to 235 for three with Jack Leaning having to wait a little longer for that maiden championship ton. He's on 89.

11.25am - RESULT! Surrey (421 & 21/0) have defeated Derbyshire (153 & 288) by 10 wickets at the 3aaa County Ground - It took Surrey 25 minutes to knock off the 21 runs they needed to secure victory this morning. Rory Burns does the job and Surrey's rise up the division two table continues.

11.22am - Glamorgan have another. Looks like we'll have a few finishes this morning. Graham Wagg finds the edge of Sam Billings and Kent are three wickets away from an innings defeat.

11.19am - Leicestershire have sprung out of the traps this morning with 30 runs in the first four overs. They look like they are going for this target of 404, although Worcestershire have checked their early start as Angus Robson chops on. The Foxes are 50 for one.

11.08am - Michael Hogan strikes early at the SWALEC Stadium and Glamorgan are now just four wickets away from victory. It's a big wicket too as Darren Stevens falls for 60 offering a catch to Ben Wright.

Durham's bid for a first win of the campaign has also got off to a good start as Chris Rushworth finds the edge of Usman Khawaja - who batted well in the first innings. Rushworth has all three Lancashire wickets to fall so far.

11am - The players are out on the field at Arundel where there is a bit of drizzle about. Hopefully that clears and there will be no delay.

10.30am - Welcome to our live blog of today's six LV= County Championship fixtures. We should be down to five games pretty quickly, however, with Surrey needing just 21 runs to tie up a win over Derbyshire.

Division One 

Lancashire, currently 41 for two, require a further 299 to beat Durham, while the reigning champions need eight more wickets at the Emirates Durham ICG for a first win of the campaign. 

Warwickshire are closing in on victory at Wantage Road, where Northamptonshire are 51 for three in their second innings. They need 239 more runs to make the Bears bat again. 

Yorkshire are 208 for three in response to Sussex’s 316 at Arundel, with Jack Leaning closing in on a maiden first-class century. 

Division Two

Surrey require 21 to win, after bowling Derbyshire out for 288 in the extra half-hour at the 3aaa County Ground.

Glamorgan have reduced Kent to 137 for five at the SWALEC Stadium. The visitors require another 137 to avoid an innings-defeat.

Worcestershire have set Leicestershire a target of 404 to win at Grace Road, with the hosts currently 20 without loss.

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