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LV=CC, June 11: As it happened

Coverage of the day's LV= County Championship action as Derbyshire completed victory while the games at Yorkshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire were drawn.

By Rob Barnett, Jonathan Veal & Glen Robertson

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6.05pm - Thanks for joining us today. There is some NatWest T20 Blast action tonight at Canterbury. You can follow the game via the official Twitter account for the competition here, while a match report will be available on later tonight.

6pm - So here's what happened on a beautiful day for cricket around the country:

Division One

Lancashire tried their best to force victory at Edgbaston, taking five wickets in the evening session, but their game with Warwickshire ended in a draw.

Likewise, Nottinghamshire briefly worried Yorkshire with three quick wickets late on at Headingley, but the game ended as a draw that left the hosts second in the table.

Division Two

Derbyshire completed their first win of the campaign, a nine-wicket success at Grace Road against Leicestershire, who slip to the bottom of the pile.

Hampshire batted out the day to secure a draw against Worcestershire at New Road.

Surrey require five wickets for victory going into the last day at Bristol, with Gloucestershire274 for five at stumps - needing a further 240 just to avoid an innings defeat.

5.55pm - RESULT! Lancashire (286 & 322/7d) draw with Warwickshire (322 & 86/5) at Edgbaston. It proves too tall an ask for Lancashire, with the game drawn. Warwickshire remain ahead of their opponents in the table.

That's stumps at Bristol. We'll shortly bring you the day's round-up of events.

5.43pm - Simon Kerrigan bowls Tim Ambrose! That's Warwickshire five down, with around 30 minutes left to play. Can Lancashire do it? Surely not...

5.37pm - RESULT! Nottinghamshire (205 & 335/8d) draw with Yorkshire (247 and 53/3) at Headingley. Yorkshire are five points behind leaders Somerset after a draw against Nottinghamshire, who are fourth in the table.

5.27pm - How are your nerves, Warwickshire fans? Lancashire have a fourth scalp and it's Croft again, trapping Sam Hain lbw for nought. There are about 40 minutes left.

Jonny Bairstow and Andrew Gale are settling Yorkshire down, with a draw now creeping ever closer. They have seen off Peter Siddle, with Ajmal Shahzad now bowling in tandem with Patel, who is 1-10 from 10 overs.

5.10pm - Warwickshire are now three down as well! Croft has a second wicket, dismissing Laurie Evans for five. That's Lancashire and Nottinghamshire with three scalps down. It would still take herculean efforts to win from here for both, but it means we're unlikely to get the handshakes early.

4.58pm - RESULT! Worcestershire (402/9d) draw with Hampshire (219 & 321/5) at New Road. The captains shake on a draw, with a positive result miles away. Hampshire will be pleased with their efforts today.

4.55pm - They couldn't, could they? Nottinghamshire have a third wicket at Headingley. Samit Patel accounts for Adam Lyth. Seven more wickets needed...

Warwickshire are two down against Lancashire now, Varun Chopra castled for 29 by Steven Croft.

4.50pm - Adams strikes again as Jack Leaning is dismissed, leaving Yorkshire 41 for two.  

4.28pm - It's a huge moment for Surrey! Klinger, who has batted supremely for almost four-and-a-half hours, is finally sent on his way. Jason Roy has done the trick, having the opener caught at slip by Hashim Amla. Surrey are six wickets away from victory.

4.25pm - Andre Adams strikes in his first over! Nottinghamshire have their first breakthrough, with Alex Lees edging behind after making six from 29 deliveries. Nine more needed for a hugely unlikely away victory at Headingley.

4.16pm - That leaves us three games in their final session, with draws looking likely across the board. It's only day three in Bristol, though, so Gloucestershire will need to bat for four more sessions if they are going to avoid defeat against Surrey. Michael Klinger certainly looks up for the fight at present, with Ian Cockbain continuing to offer superb assistance.

4.10pm - RESULT! Derbyshire (336 & 188/1) beat Leicestershire (311 & 210) by nine wickets at Grace Road. Derbyshire waste little time following the restart and cruise to their first victory of the season. Paul Borrington ends unbeaten on 86, with skipper Wayne Madsen 22 not out.

3.45pm – It’s now tea at New Road with Hampshire on 272 for five, while they will also be enjoying their cucumber sandwiches at Headingley before Yorkshire begin their futile run chase.

3.41pm – Michael Carberry’s 249-ball vigil is over at New Road as he departs for 125 after being trapped in front off Joe Leach. That innings looks to have saved the game for Hampshire, who are 89 runs ahead with five wickets left.

Tea is being taken at Bristol, Gloucestershire still 315 behind, and also Leicestershire where Derbyshire require 22 more to win after the restart.

3.35pm – There we go, as expected Notts call time on their innings, declaring at 335 for eight. Yorkshire need a highly unlikely 294 in 39 overs.

Michael Klinger reaches a ton at Bristol as Gloucestershire continue to put up some resistance against Surrey. There’s still plenty of batting to do there.

3.21pm – Nottinghamshire are searching for quick runs as a declaration looks imminent in Leeds. Andre Adams went for a third-ball duck after trying to smite Steven Patterson back over his head. It’s 316 for eight. 

3.14pm – Warwickshire keep chipping away at Lancashire, with Tom Smith the latest man to go, bowled by Boyd Rankin. The Red Rose lead by 230, though, and with Steven Croft unbeaten on 82 they could push on and set a target.

Bresnan has got another wicket for Yorkshire, sending Chris Read back to the pavilion for 75 as Rashid takes the catch again. Peter Siddle is making hay at the other end with 39 from 26 balls. Is a declaration on the cards?

Derbyshire have also lost a wicket in their pursuit of 186. Moore goes for a well-made 76 but, at 121 for one, surely victory over Leicestershire is theirs.

2.53pm – Yorkshire have got rid of James Taylor at Headingley and the diminutive batsman falls four short of a century, clipping Tim Bresnan to square-leg. Notts are in control there though, leading by 227.

Glenn Maxwell also misses out on a hundred as he is trapped lbw for 85 off Charles Morris, leaving Hampshire effectively 54 for four in their second innings at New Road.

2.27pm  – Surrey have another breakthrough as Gareth Batty takes his second wicket, trapping Hamish Marshall in front for 27. Gloucestershire need another 389 just to make the Brown Caps bat again.

Michael Carberry has reached three figures as Hampshire try to save the game. That’s the opener’s 31 st first-class century.

Stephen Moore also reaches a milestone at Grace Road as Derbyshire are on course for their maiden win of the season. Moore has made 52 not out off 98 balls to lead his side to 90 for nought, chasing 186.

2.02pm – Jos Buttler’s lunch has barely had time to settle before he is heading back to the shed. The England man nicked a Rikki Clarke delivery and departs for 22. Lancashire are 224 for six, that’s a lead of 188.

Chris Read is raising his bat at Headingley. He reaches 50 and with Notts now having a lead of 191 with five wickets remaining, they are batting themselves to safety.

1.50pm – We are back out across the grounds after lunch and we head into what could be a pivotal session in the remaining games.

1.06pm –  Here are the lunch scores as four of the five games move towards a climax today:

Division One

Yorkshire , who will go top of the league with victory, have Nottinghamshire 215 for five in their second innings with James Taylor unbeaten on 73, a lead of 173 at Headingley.

Lancashire are 204 for five in their second innings, 168 ahead of Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Division Two

Leaders Hampshire are 147 for three following on versus second-placed Worcestershire , 36 behind at New Road.

Derbyshire are 61 for none , requiring another 125 to beat Leicestershire at Grace Road.

Gloucestershire , needing to bat for the best part of five more sessions to save the game, are 98 for two against Surrey , a deficit of 416 at Bristol.

1.02pm – Lunch arrives in all five matches with Derbyshire going well in pursuit of victory over Leicestershire. We’ll soon round up the scores.

12.38pm – Gareth Batty pins Alex Gidman in front as Gloucestershire lose a second scalp. Surrey have more than five sessions to get the other eight.

12.21pm – Tim Bresnan traps Riki Wessels in front for 18, putting Notts five down and giving Yorkshire a further scent of victory.

Michael Carberry brings up a half-century to boost Hampshire’s hopes of saving the top-of-the-table Division Two clash.

12.07pm – Having watched Lumb spend 48 minutes in the 40s and then go for 49, James Taylor raises the first fifty of the game at Headingley.

Morris gets his second scalp of the day, bowling in-form James Vince for 16.

11.54am – Hampshire, still trailing Worcestershire by 117 as they follow on, lose Will Smith to Charles Morris at 66 for two.

Surrey’s Matt Dunn, who led the first-innings demolition of Gloucestershire, snares Dan Housego for 27 to end of 60-run opening stand with Michael Klinger as the Bristol hosts aim to bat for two days to save the game.

11.40am – Michael Lumb falls one short of a fifty, caught behind off Steven Patterson, to end a 95-run stand with James Taylor. Notts lead Yorkshire by 83 with seven second-innings wickets left.

11.15am – Alex Wyatt gloves Mark Footitt to slip so Leicestershire are all out for 201, leaving Derbyshire 186 needed for their first championship win of the year .

Warwickshire’s Jeetan Patel has Andrea Agathangelou stumped for 19.

10.55am – With the matches about to resume, why not recap yesterday’s exploits in our blog that has highlights of all the games ?

10.45am – Good morning and a warm welcome to our LV= County Championship blog. Can today match yesterday’s stunning action when Alfonso Thomas took four wickets in four balls (highlights above) to help defeat Sussex and send Somerset top of Division One ? Here’s how the games stand:

Division One

Lancashire finished with a lead of 48 going into the final day against Warwickshire at Edgbaston as they closed on 84 for two in their second innings. Paul Horton was out for 42 just before stumps.

Nottinghamshire have the advantage in their tussle with Yorkshire at Headingley as they closed on 102 for two . Michael Lumb is 43 not out as the visitors lead by 60.

Division Two

Surrey enjoyed a magnificent day two against Gloucestershire as they piled on the runs, with Rory Burns, Vikram Solanki and Jason Roy all making hundreds in a close-of-play 626 for six – a huge lead of 514.

Hampshire are 31 for one following on against Worcestershire at New Road. Michael Carberry is unbeaten on 22, but they are still 152 adrift.

It’s finely balanced at Grace Road as Leicestershire ended the day on  200 for nine in their second innings, giving them a lead of 175 going into the final day against Derbyshire.

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