6:15pm - At the end of another absorbing day of LV= County Championship action, here are the scores:
6:02pm - Stumps are drawn on day two at Cheltenham with Kent 165 for two in reply to Gloucestershire’s 562 for five. Northeast is unbeaten on 79 and Brendan Nash four.
5:45pm - Benny Howell bowls Daniel Bell-Drummond for 21, leaving Kent 158 for two and ending a stand of 53 with Northeast who has moved on to 76.
5:02pm - RESULT! Lancashire (442 & 110/2) beat Northamptonshire (310 & 241) by eight wickets at Wantage Road. The Red Rose go top of Division Two, a point ahead of Northants with a game in hand having gained their second eight-wicket win over the same opponents in less than a month. Agathangelou is unbeaten on 56 and Luis Reece 40, having added 88 together.
RESULT! Hampshire (341 & 179) defeat Glamorgan (300/6d & 177) by 43 runs at the SWALEC Stadium. Briggs makes it two wickets in four balls as Michael Reed is lbw for nought and Tomlinson ends with 5-44. Goodwin is stranded on 56. Hampshire go fifth in Division Two while Glamorgan are seventh.
Sam Northeast heralds a fifty for Kent, who are 117 for one - 445 behind Gloucestershire on first innings - in the one game still going.
4:57pm - Andrea Agathangelou moves to a half-century as Lancashire edge ever closer to victory, while Hampshire also look set to win. Glamorgan have lost Michael Hogan and Will Owen in quick succession; Goodwin remains on 56, but 44 are still required.
RESULT! Surrey (198 & 395/8d) draw with Nottinghamshire (410) at the Kia Oval as Ponting ends on a quite brilliant 169 not out. What a fitting finale in first-class cricket for one of the greatest batsmen of all time. Lovely stuff. Winless Surrey still sit in the relegation zone though.
4:42pm - Soon after Kent move their total into three figures, Key edges Will Gidman behind for 57.
RESULT! Warwickshire (486/6d & 111/5) beat Middlesex (309 & 286f/o) by five wickets at Uxbridge - Chris Woakes' 20 not out and Rikki Clarke's unbeaten 12 see Warwickshire home and give the defending champions just their second championship win of the season.
4:32pm - Goodwin has moved to 50, as has Kent's Rob Key. Meanwhile, Warwickshire have lost Tim Ambrose to Ravi Patel, not that it should impact their victory pursuit.
In news not related to today's action, in-form Ravi Bopara has been ruled out for six weeks due to a side strain.
4:26pm - Hampshire claim an important wicket but not the one they crave most as Dean Cosker is stumped off Danny Briggs. Murray Goodwin remains on 49 and Glamorgan need 70 with three wickets in hand.
4:18pm - Warwickshire and Lancashire are seemingly moving towards victories, with Glamorgan's match against Hampshire in the balance.
Meanwhile, Ricky Ponting is battling on for Surrey, moving beyond 150. I'll say it again: this is his last first-class innings!
3:44pm - James Tomlinson makes an important breakthrough for Hampshire, having Wallace leg before for 44, halting a stand of 80 with Murray Goodwin and heralding tea with Glamorgan 138 for six, requiring a further 83 for victory.
In the other Division Two games Rob Key and Sam Northeast have started Kent’s reply to Gloucestershire’s 562 for two solidly, reaching 61 for none at the interval when Lancashire are 30 for two wanting 80 more to triumph.
In the top flight Warwickshire are 77 for four, needing 35 more to win, and Surrey are 356 for eight - 144 ahead in their second innings - with Ponting on 142 in his last first-class knock.
3:27pm - Warwickshire and Lancashire are both having trouble chasing 110 to win. The former are 54 for four as Gareth Berg has Ateeq Javid caught behind and the latter are 22 for two when James Middlebrook pins Ashwell Prince lbw.
3:12pm - Notts spinner Patel makes a third breakthrough of the afternoon by having Chris Tremlett lbw. Surrey are 124 to the good with just two wickets intact.
Ateeq Javid and Tim Ambrose take Warwickshire to 50 for three, meaning another 60 is required for victory.
Murray Goodwin and Mark Wallace have shared a fifty partnership for Glamorgan’s fifth wicket, with less than 100 now needed to win.
3pm - Lancashire lose Karl Brown with nought on the board as Muhammad Azhar Ullah strikes from the first ball of the innings' second over.
2:41pm - Chapple has Hall caught and bowled for 57, dismissing Division Two leaders Northants for 241 and setting second-placed Lancashire 110 to win.
2:37pm - Warwickshire slip to 21 for three as Ian Westwood goes to Corey Collymore. Notts’ Patel traps Gareth Batty in front for nought to make Surrey 104 ahead with three wickets remaining.
2:29pm - Gloucestershire declare on a mammoth 562 for five when Marshall becomes James Tredwell’s maiden first-class wicket of the season. He made 106 and Benny Howell was unbeaten on 34.
Nottinghamshire’s Samit Patel ousts Zafar Ansari for 27, ending an alliance of 98 with Ricky Ponting who has 122 to his name in his last first-class innings. Surrey lead by 104 with four wickets left.
Glen Chapple bowls Lee Daggett to leave Northants nine down while 104 in front.
2:12pm - Marshall goes to three figures as Gloucestershire reach 550 for four.
Andrew Hall raises a fifty to give Northamptonshire faint hope of avoiding defeat to Lancashire. Northants lead by 100 with two second-innings wickets left.
2:04pm - Rayner strikes again in his next over to snare Laurie Evans for nought. Warwickshire are wobbling at five for two with 105 more needing for victory.
1:57pm - Gidman’s epic knock ends as he is run out for 211 while Warwickshire lose first-innings double-centurion and captain in this game Varun Chopra to Ollie Rayner early in their pursuit of 110.
1:49pm - Gloucestershire reach a staggering 500 for three on day two versus Kent, with Alex Gidman on 209 and Hamish Marshall 80.
1:45pm - Play resumes in four of the five continuing LV= County Championship games, the exception being at Uxbridge where they will be back on soon after a slightly delayed lunch.
1:11pm - Chris Woakes claims the final Middlesex wicket, with the partnership worth 33, by having Patel caught behind for 19. Warwickshire need 110 to win after lunch.
1:07pm - Play goes on at Uxbridge, where Ravi Patel and Corey Collymore's last-wicket stand has taken Middlesex's lead beyond 100. It's lunch everywhere else, and here are the scores:
Middlesex are 286 for nine, 109 runs ahead, following on against Warwickshire at Uxbridge.
Surrey are 282 for five, leading by 70, in their second innings against Nottinghamshire at the Kia Oval.
Glamorgan are 64 for five pursuing 221 against Hampshire at the SWALEC Stadium.
Northamptonshire are 208 for eight, 76 runs behind, in their second innings against Lancashire at Wantage Road.
Gloucestershire are 488 for three on day two against Kent at Cheltenham.
12:55pm - Gloucestershire continue to pile the misery on Kent, Gidman moving to a fine double-century.
12:47pm - WHAT A MOMENT! Ricky Ponting skips down the track and hits Samit Patel for a straight four to bring up a century in his final first-class innings.
12:43pm - Three games are edging ever closer towards conclusions: Kerrigan grabs a seventh by trapping David Murphy lbw, Patel leaves Middlesex nine down when accounting for Ollie Rayner and David Balcombe gets rid of in-form Glamorgan batsman Jim Allenby.
12:29pm - Tomlinson has ensured Hampshire are now favourites, trapping Marcus North lbw.
Kerrigan followed up the wicket of Spriegel immediately with that of David Willey, but was unable to claim a hat-trick.
12:24pm - A few crucial wickets have fallen, Voges giving a return catch to Chris Woakes as Warwickshire close on victory.
Northants, 48 runs ahead of Lancashire, lose Middlebrook and Matt Spriegel in quick succession to Simon Kerrigan, who has figures of 5-49.
Gloucestershire continue to prosper with the bat and are now 435 for three with Hamish Marshall beyond 50.
12:15pm - Tomlinson grabs a third when having Gareth Rees caught in the slips, while first-innings centurion Adam Voges has reached a fifty for Middlesex; maybe he will be called upon by Australia later this summer?
Ponting is looking in fine fettle and approaching a century in his final first-class innings. What a way to bow out that would be!
12:08pm - Middlesex, leading by 34, are seven down with Patel having Gareth Berg caught behind.
12pm - As England run through Australia at Trent Bridge, Glamorgan lose a second to Tomlinson - who ousts Stewart Walters.
11:49pm - Ponting is running out of partners, I'm afraid, with Steven Davies bowled by Andre Adams.
11:40pm - Middlesex, who now have a slender lead, lose a sixth wicket when Jeetan Patel gets rid of Toby Roland-Jones for 16.
Glamorgan are one down in their pursuit of 221, James Tomlinson ousting Ben Wright.
11:30pm - Something to cheer for Surrey, and indeed cricket fans everywhere. Ricky Ponting, in his last first-class innings, has reached 50.
11:20pm - Glamorgan have claimed the final Hampshire wicket with the score on 179 and require 221 for victory.
Meanwhile, Surrey have lost a fourth wicket with Zander de Bruyn being run out, Gloucestershire's Alex Gidman has moved beyond 150 and Northamptonshire's James Middlebrook has reached a half-century.
RESULT! Durham (253 & 331/9d) beat Derbyshire (113 & 192) by 279 runs at the Emirates Durham ICG - And a quick finish they get; Chris Rushworth celebrates his birthday with a 10th match wicket, having Tim Groenewald caught behind, before Stokes bowls Mark Footitt.
11:05pm - It seems like Durham are in the mood to wrap up victory quickly this morning, Ben Stokes having Jonathan Clare caught behind.
Meanwhile, Surrey's Arun Harinath - following a long vigil for 69 yesterday - has fallen in the day's first over, castled by Notts' Harry Gurney.
10:50pm - Hello and welcome to our live coverage of today's LV= County Championship action. Six games will resume and here is the state of play:
Derbyshire, pursuing 472, are 181 for seven against Durham at the Emirates Durham ICG, a lead of 348.
Middlesex are 147 for five, 30 runs behind, following on against Warwickshire at Uxbridge.
Surrey are 186 for two, trailing by 26, in their second innings against Nottinghamshire at the Kia Oval.
Hampshire are 174 for nine, 215 runs ahead, in their second innings against Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium.
Northamptonshire are 123 for four, nine runs behind, in their second innings against Lancashire at Wantage Road.
Gloucestershire are 384 for three after winning the toss yesterday against Kent at Cheltenham.