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LV=CC, July 22: As it happened

A review of today's LV= County Championship action, including Yorkshire’s stunning last-session win against Middlesex to go top of Division One and Derbyshire defeating Glamorgan.

By Rob Barnett & Matt Somerford

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6.55pm - Here is a wrap of the action today:

Division One

Yorkshire moved to the top of the table with a 220-run win over Middlesex at Scarborough. The White Rose county needed six wickets in the evening session to do it, with leg-spinner Adil Rashid taking four of them.

Jonathan Trott is unbeaten on 62 as Warwickshire closed on 163 for three as they set after Sussex's first-innings 413 at Horsham.

Division Two

Derbyshire claimed back-to-back championship wins for the first time this season as they saw off Glamorgan by six wickets at the 3aaa County Ground.

Leaders Worcestershire appear on course for another win after asking Gloucestershire to follow on, 239 runs behind, and then reducing them to 10 for one at stumps.

Kent are 229 for six and leading by 239 runs against fellow promotion-chasers Surrey at Guildford. Stuart Meaker has 4-67 for the Brown Caps.

6.23pm - Gloucestershire skipper Michael Klinger has fallen early after his side were asked to follow on. He has edged Morris to wicketkeeper Ben Cox for five.

6.19pm - It's stumps at Horsham with Warwickshire 163 for three. Trott is unbeaten on 62 with his side replying to Sussex's first-innings 413.

5.52pm - Gloucestershire have been bowled out for 156. They will almost certainly be asked to follow on by Worcestershire with a deficit of 239 runs. It could have been worse for the hosts as their last two wickets put on 88 with Tom Smith unbeaten on 41 to be their top-scorer from nine.


5.39pm - The partnership between Trott and Varun Chopra is worth 122 runs as Warwickshire make solid progress at Horsham. They're 155 for two.

5.24pm - Kent lose another wicket, but it is not Meaker who does the damage this time. It is the unlikely figure of skipper Gary Wilson - who has given up the gloves this session with a sore hand. It is an inspired move as it turns out because he's just run out Sam Northeast.

5.10pm - Meaker has four from four. And it is Key who falls for 59 as Vikram Solanki snaps up the catch. Kent's lead is 183 runs, but Meaker is threatening to drag Surrey back into this game.

5.06pm - RESULT! Yorkshire (253 & 400/5d) have beaten Middlesex (232 & 201) by 220 runs at Scarborough. Yorkshire are top of the league! They have ripped out six Middlesex wickets in just over an hour of the final session to claim victory. Fittingly it is Rashid who completes the job as Tim Murtagh is caught by Lyth. Rashid took four of the six wickets to fall after tea.

Yorkshire's title dreams were undone by a costly defeat to Durham at Scarborough last season, could this be the defining game again this season but for different reasons?

5.03pm - No sooner than Nash reached 50, but the former West Indies left-hander is out. Stuart Meaker, who has all three wickets in the innings so far, has him caught by Rory Burns for 51. The stand was worth 95 and Kent are 164 for three.

5pm - Rob Key and Brendan Nash have both ticked over to their half-centuries at Guildford and Kent are 169 runs ahead.

There is also a fifty for Jonathan Trott for Warwickshire at Horsham.

4.57pm - I can't keep up with what is going on at Scarborough as Yorkshire move a wicket away from victory. Rashid grabs another, with Tom Helm caught at second slip by Kane Willamson. The Kiwi then holds on again in the next over, from Jack Brooks, to get rid of half-centurion Simpson.

4.43pm - It is all happening at North Marine Road. Rashid is denied a third wicket after tea as Toby Roland-Jones is put down with the ball pinging around the bat.

4.31pm - Rashid strikes again. Ollie Rayner is caught by Adam Lyth at first slip and Yorkshire need four wickets to go top of Division One.

4.23pm - It gets worse for Gloucestershire. Charlie Morris has traps Adam Rouse in front shortly after tea and the hosts are 68 for eight. Worcestershire's first-innings 395 is a dot on the horizon at the moment.

4.11pm - Yorkshire have got an early one. Eoin Morgan is caught behind to leg-spinner Adil Rashid. The Middlesex tail folded quickly in the first innings. The bottom half have to last a session tonight.

4.07pm - They're back out at Scarborough with Yorkshire requiring six wickets in the final session to claim victory. Standing in their way is John Simpson who has just passed 50 for the second time in the game.

3.54pm – Kent take tea on a healthy 125 for two in their second innings, 135 ahead of Surrey, with Key on 39 and Brendan Nash 32.

3.46pm – It’s tea at Scarborough where Middlesex are 155 for four with John Simpson on 49 and Eoin Morgan 23. Can Yorkshire take the six more wickets they need today to go top of Division One?

Gloucestershire slip to 62 for seven as Joe Leach accounts for Ian Cockbain and Shaaiq Choudhry has Benny Howell stumped.

5.15pm – Gloucestershire have recovered somewhat from 15 for four but Jack Shantry ousts Will Gidman to make them 53 for five in reply to Worcestershire’s 395.

2.56pm – Jonathan Trott is at the crease for Warwickshire, attempting to overcome his side’s two early setbacks alongside Varun Chopra.

2.34pm – Stuart Meaker snares Daniel Bell-Drummond caught behind for 25, breaking an opening stand of 55 with skipper Rob Key.

2.06pm – Steven Patterson turns the screw for Yorkshire, ousting Chris Rogers for 44 and Paul Stirling in consecutive deliveries. Middlesex, batting for a draw on the last day at Scarborough, are 92 for four.

Gloucestershire slump to 15 for four, Mitchell McClenaghan bowling Will Tavare in the over before Alex Gidman likewise falls to Charlie Morris and, from the next ball, Hamish Marshall is run out for nought.

1.47pm – We're back after lunch and Ben Brown goes lbw for 48 to Boyd Rankin, who two balls later bowls Lewis Hatchett to leave Sussex 413 all out.

1.11pm – Here’s the LV= County Championship latest:

Division One

Middlesex are 89 for two after Yorkshire declared overnight at Scarborough, setting their opponents an unlikely 422 to win on the last day.

Sussex are 407 for eight on day two versus Warwickshire at Horsham, with Ben Brown unbeaten on 48.

Division Two

Derbyshire fairly comfortably chased 73 to beat Glamorgan by six wickets on the third day at the 3aaa County Ground.

Surrey, aided by a last-wicket stand of 82 between half-centurion Stuart Meaker and Matt Dunn, were dismissed for 398, a first-innings deficit of 10, by Kent on day three at Guildford.

Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell carried his bat for a supreme 167 as his side posted 395. Gloucestershire are 11 for one in reply on day two.

1.03pm – It’s now lunch in all the games. We’ll soon round up the scores.

12.53pm – Adam Riley pins Meaker lbw for 53 to dismiss Surrey for 398 with two balls left in which to go for maximum batting points. That heralds lunch at Guildford.

McClenaghan cheaply has Gloucestershire captain Michael Klinger caught behind.

12.32pm – Worcestershire are all out for 395 with Will Gidman trapping Charlie Morris in front for nought. Mitchell magnificently carries his bat with 167.

Jeetan Patel has Tredwell caught behind for 33, breaking a stand of 71.

12.17pm – Mitchell goes to a magnificent 150 while Chris Rogers and Dawid Malan guide Middlesex to 62 for one as they seek to save the game at Scarborough.

Meaker and Dunn share a fifty partnership for Surrey’s last wicket.

12.10pm – RESULT! Derbyshire (241 & 73/4) beat Glamorgan (138 & 175) by six wickets at the 3aaa County Ground. The hosts lost three scalps today in knocking off 73 for their third championship win of the season, moving them up three places to fifth in Division Two for the time being at least including ahead of the Welsh County.

12.02pm – Gloucestershire break a frustrating ninth-wicket stand of 61 as Tom Smith has Mitchell McClenaghan stumped for 18, making the New Zealander his fourth scalp of the innings. Worcestershire skipper Daryl Mitchell is unbeaten on 141 in a score of 369 for nine.

11.53am – Ben Slater is caught behind off Dean Cosker for 20, but Derbyshire require just another 15 for victory.

Late-order partnerships earn Sussex and Surrey an extra batting point each as Ben Brown and James Tredwell take the former to 351 for seven while Stuart Meaker and Matt Dunn usher the latter to 350 for nine.

11.33am – Yorkshire's Jack Brooks gets an early breakthrough as Adam Lyth holds on low at second slip to oust Nick Gubbins.

Derbyshire, chasing 73 to beat Glamorgan, lose captain Wayne Madsen to Michael Hogan for 19. However, they need just 35 more for victory.

11.17am – Stevens bags a wicket in each of his first two overs, snaring Surrey skipper Gary Wilson for 84 in the same fashion as Batty.

11.11am – Darren Stevens soon strikes with the new ball, having Gareth Batty caught behind for 26 and therefore ending an 80-run stand with Gary Wilson.

Gloucestershire’s Craig Miles, in his first appearance of the season having recovered from a back injury, makes Jack Shantry his fifth victim of the innings, for 21.

11am – As the action starts, we bring you news that Somerset seamer Steve Kirby has been forced to retire at the age of 36 due to a shoulder injury.

10.50am – The 422 that Yorkshire have set Middlesex for victory is 50 less than Chris Rogers’ side incredibly chased against the White Rose at Lord’s in April. Can lightning strike twice in a season?

10.40am – Good morning and welcome to our LV= County Championship blog. There are five games ongoing in various stages. Here’s how they stand:

Division One

Title-chasing Yorkshire, aided by a brave 126 not out from captain Andrew Gale, declared overnight on 400 for five in their second innings, 421 ahead of Middlesex, going into day four at Scarborough.

Sussex, who won the toss yesterday, are 314 for seven thanks in part to eighties from Craig Cachopa and Luke Wright versus Warwickshire at Horsham.

Division Two

Derbyshire, who are 13 for one in their second innings following day two at the 3aaa County Ground, need another 60 to beat Glamorgan. Mark Footitt took a career-best 6-48 as the Welsh County were dismissed for 175.

Surrey recovered from 105 for five to close on 303 for six in reply to Kent’s 408 at Guildford. Sam Billings was unbeaten on 82 for the visitors yesterday morning before Jason Roy responded with 84 and skipper Gary Wilson with 80 not out on the second day.

Leaders Worcestershire are 299 for seven following the first day against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham. Daryl Mitchell is justifying his decision to bat first with an unbeaten 102.

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