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LV=CC, June 16: As it happened

Coverage of the latest round of LV= County Championship action, where James Vince continued his superb form with a wonderful unbeaten century.

By Rob Barnett, Tom White & David Charlesworth

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7.30pm And that's all from us today! Some incredible action around most of the grounds, with James Vince's sensational 154 not out off just 148 balls undoubtedly the highlight. Join us again tomorrow.

Division One

Middlesex appear well poised to set Nottinghamshire a challenging target at Trent Bridge after closing on 220 for five for a lead of 333 heading into the final day. Nottinghamshire had earlier made 392 all out.

Lancashire lost eight wickets for just 61 runs as they were bowled out for 266 in response to Durham’s first-innings 338 at the Emirates Durham ICG. The hosts finished day two on 16 without loss to take their lead to 88.

Teenager Sam Hain scored his maiden first-class half-century to help Warwickshire reach 274 for four against Northamptonshire, who made 312 all out, at Wantage Road.

Sussex closed on 300 for nine on day one against Yorkshire, opener Luke Wells top-scoring with 74.

Division Two

A bombastic 154 not out from James Vince helped Hampshire to 264 for two and a lead of 429 in their second innings against Essex.

Worcestershire closed on 76 for one and a lead of 35, after Leicestershire were bowled out for 278.

Steven Davies’ century helped Surrey move to 392 for eight in response to Derbyshire’s 153 all out.

Glamorgan lead by 84 after closing on 337 for four against Kent.

6.51pm The only action taking place at the minute is at Trent Bridge, where Middlesex are leading Notts by 326. A quick round-up will be provided once play finishes.

6.37pm – Essex's bowling attack will be relieved to hear stumps being called with Hampshire on 264 for two , largely thanks to Vince's unbeaten 154. He and Will Smith have put on an unbroken 240 to give their side a formidable lead of 420.

Jon Lewis brings up his 50 in the final over of the day, which takes Sussex to 300 for nine

Sam Hain will resume on 87 not out tomorrow morning as Warwickshire close on 274 for four, still trailing by 38. 

6.15pm – A superb knock from Davies comes to an end on 124 after he is bowled by Marcus North. That heralds the end of play, where Surrey close on 392 for eight, a lead of 239 at the 3aaa County Ground.

It is also stumps at the SWALEC Stadium, where Glamorgan lead by 84 on 337 for four, and Grace Road as Worcestershire close on 76 for one.

James Vince continues to motor along, bringing up a sensational 150 off just 141 balls. 

6.02pm – Glamorgan duo Jim Allenby and Chris Cooke both make half-centuries.

They are back out at the Ageas Bowl, where Hampshire are resuming on 222 for two.

5.45pm – Lancashire lose another two wickets, with Jos Buttler caught behind off Stokes for eight, while Hastings claims the scalp of Kyle Hogg soon after to leave the Red Rose on 251 for nine.

Steven Davies brings up a smooth century for Surrey, reaching three figures with his 14th four off just 139 balls. His partner at the other end, Gareth Batty, departs for 29 after being snared by Scott Elstone.

Warwickshire captain Jim Troughton's innings comes to an end on 69, Middlebrook claiming his third wicket.

5.24pm – Lancashire were seemingly coasting at 205 for two, but have now stumbled to 235 for seven. Captain Glen Chapple cannot stop the rot as he is bowled by John Hastings, having added just two to the scoreboard.

The players have gone off for bad light at Arundel, where Sussex are 257 for nine.

Highly-rated Warwickshire teenager Sam Hain brings up his maiden first-class half-century at Northampton.

5.12pm – Warwickshire’s Jim Troughton and Hampshire’s Will Smith Smith bring up half-centuries, but the latter is then held up by bad light at the Ageas Bowl.

James Tredwell makes a useful first contribution with the bat for Sussex, his innings of 45 ended by England team-mate Tim Bresnan’s lbw verdict.

Durham’s Ben Stokes has Tom Smith caught behind and Leicestershire’s Buck cheaply snares Matt Pardoe.

4.54pm – Siddle strikes again, bowling Neil Dexter for 29, and Yorkshire’s Aaron Finch accounts for fellow Australian Steve Magoffin.

Surrey’s slide continues with Footitt trapping Gary Wilson in front.

4.42pm – Durham debutant Coughlin gets a second wicket in three overs, having Ashwell Prince caught behind for 49.

Notts’ Peter Siddle likewise ousts first-inning centurion Eoin Morgan for 20.

There is a third caught-behind as Kent’s Adam Riley bags Ben Wright, just as Robbie Joseph did for Rudolph in the previous over.

4.28pm – Charlie Morris bowls Charlie Shreck for 19, ending a last-wicket stand of 38 with Nathan Buck and Leicestershire’s innings on 278 – a first-innings lead of 41. Morris returns 4-76.

Durham’s Paul Coughlin makes Steven Croft his second scalp on championship debut.

Rudolph goes to three figures as Glamorgan move towards a first-innings lead.

Surrey lose a second wickets since tea with Mark Footitt bowling Jason Roy.

4.16pm – Two big wickets fall in Division Two: Surrey’s Zafar Ansari departs to David Wainwright for 105, ending a stand of 140 with Steven Davies, and Glamorgan’s Mark Wallace is caught behind off Adam Riley for 82, halting an alliance of 181 alongside Jacques Rudolph.

4.01pm - Nottinghamshire v Middlesex is the last game to reach the tea interval, with the visitors 96 for two to extend their lead to 209 runs.

3.59pm – Durham’s Paul Coughlin has his first wicket on his LV= County Championship debut – and it is a big one, Khawaja caught by Michael Richardson for 86. Lancashire are 213 for three at tea.

Warwickshire reach the interval 149 for three in reply to Northamptonshire’s 312.

3.54pm – Luke Wells’ vigil ends just before tea in the Division One clash at Arundel, caught behind off Richard Pyrah for 74 to leave Sussex 188 for seven.

Leicestershire lose their ninth wicket, Ben Raine, with their lead still just three runs. Charlie Morris now has three for 54.

3.48pm – James Vince reaches a 55-ball half-century to take Hampshire to three figures at 102 for two.

Surrey are 272 for three at tea, Ansari on 105 and Davies 72, for a lead of 119.

Glamorgan are going well in reply to Kent’s 253, reaching 189 for one at tea with Jacques Rudolph on 89 and Mark Wallace 83.

Leicestershire have a lead at 240 for eight compared to Worcestershire’s 237.

3.38pm – Surrey’s Ansari has his maiden first-class hundred! He missed out by two against Gloucestershire last week but reaches 102 from 239 balls against Derbyshire, taking his side to 255 for three and a lead of 102.

Leicestershire are eight down, Saeed Ajmal removing Richard Jones.

3.27pm – Leicestershire looked set to build a bit of a lead against Worcestershire but two quick wickets have left that match right in the balance, Joe Leach removing both Dan Redfern and Niall O’Brien. 223 for seven now, 14 behind .

3.20pm – Richard Pyrah gets in on the act for Yorkshire, Ben Brown giving Jonny Bairstow his fifth catch of the innings to leave Sussex 163 for six.

Harry Gurney breaks through for Notts, Middlesex 46 for one after the dismissal of Dawid Malan.

Steven Davies has a 74-ball half-century for Surrey, who are 236 for three with Ansari closing on three figures.

3.01pm – Two wickets and a catch now for Middlebrook, with Laurie Evans stumped to leave Warwickshire 102 for three.

Luke Wells is showing some defiance for Sussex and reaches his half-century from 139 balls.

2.45pm – In Division One, Usman Khawaja marks his Lancashire debut with a half-century. The Red Rose are 137 for two.

Jack Brooks has Luke Wright caught behind and Matt Machan clips Patterson to backward point to leave Sussex 145 for five  on day one against Yorkshire.

Both Warwickshire openers are gone with the score on 93, Chopra caught behind off Middlebrook for 47.

2.40pm – Bopara strikes in his first over, adding to his three wickets in Hampshire’s first innings, to leave the home side 22 for two. Jimmy Adams is the man out, bowled off an edge for 11.

Jacques Rudolph reaches his fifty after that escape and is immediately followed by Mark Wallace, with Glamorgan 109 for one.

Surrey reach 200 for three, with Zafar Ansari on 79.

2.32pm – Luke Fletcher hit Roland-Jones for two successive sixes to lift Nottinghamshire within sight of maximum batting points but he is gone for 40, c Malan b Murtagh, and the hosts are all out for 392 – a deficit of 113 but a decent response to 505. Murtagh finished with 6-93.

2.27pm – Lancashire lost their second wicket shortly before reaching three figures, Alex Davies falling to Ben Stokes for 46. A good effort by the youngster.

Warwickshire's Will Porterfield edges Steven Crook to James Middlebrook in the slips. Porterfield made 32 in an opening stand of 81 with Varun Chopra, who is into the forties.

Carberry is gone at the Ageas Bowl, well caught by Ravi Bopara off Reece Topley, leaving Hampshire 17 for one.

2.16pm - Bresnan strikes again, Ed Joyce edging behind without scoring to give Bairstow a second catch in quick succession. Joyce has been in tremendous form this season, averaging over 83 in the championship even after that dismissal, so Yorkshire will be delighted.

Adams typically wastes little time, hitting 12 off five balls before falling to Murtagh - who now has figures of 5-90 .

Ramnaresh Sarwan falls for 46 for Leicestershire, Charles Morris with his second wicket to leave the Foxes 162 for five.

1.57pm - Middlesex are looking to make short work of the Notts lower order this afternoon and Riki Wessels has now gone for 71, caught by Dawid Malan to give Toby Roland-Jones his second wicket. Andre Adams joins Fletcher, with only Harry Gurney to come.

Yorkshire have their second wicket at Arundel, Rory Hamilton-Brown missing out on a half-century as he edges Tim Bresnan to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow. Sussex are 108 for two.

1.47pm -  Hampshire opt not to enforce the follow-on and Michael Carberry plays out an opening maiden from David Masters.

At Derby, Surrey's Zafar Ansari passes 50 for the second match in succession, from 132 balls.

1.40pm - Middlesex's Tim Murtagh has returned after lunch with a bang, removing Chris Read for 32 and then Peter Siddle first ball. Luke Fletcher staves off the hat-trick but Nottinghamshire are 333 for seven. Nelson playing a blinder there for Murtagh and Middlesex.

1.11pm – Here are the lunch scores:

Division One

Aided by Riki Wessels’ unbeaten 66, Nottinghamshire are 324 for five , 181 behind Middlesex on day three at Trent Bridge.

Lancashire are 82 for one in reply to Durham’s 338, a total boosted by a record 150-run stand for the 10 th wicket between Phil Mustard and Paul Coughlin, on the second day at the Emirates Durham ICG. Kyle Hogg took 6-70.

In response to Northamptonshire’s 312, Warwickshire are 43 for none at Wantage Road.

Sussex , who chose to bat first today, are 104 for one versus Yorkshire at Arundel.

Division Two

Essex , undermined by Kyle Abbott’s 5-44, were all out for 121 in reply to Hampshire’s 286 at the Ageas Bowl.

Leicestershire are 156 for three in response to Worcestershire's 237 at Grace Road.

Glamorgan have reached 61 for one after Kent were dismissed for 253 today at the SWALEC Stadium.

Surrey , boosted by Vikram Solanki’s fifty, are 133 for three in reply to Derbyshire’s 153 at the 3aaa County Ground.

1.07pm – Essex are skittled for 121 , a first-innings deficit of 165, as Kyle Abbott bowls Reece Topley to earn figures of 5-44. Tymal Mills and Topley shared 29, but Hampshire may well ask their opponents to follow on.

12.47pm – Josh Cobb brings up a half-century for Leicestershire, who are moving towards a first-innings lead over Division Two leaders Worcestershire.

Vikram Solanki also goes to a fifty as Surrey likewise close in on their opponents’ first effort.

An early lunch is being taken at Trent Bridge.

12.35pm – Rain sends the players off again at Wantage Road, with Warwickshire 33 for no wicket, and bad light does likewise at Trent Bridge where Notts are 324 for five, 181 behind on first innings.

12.19pm – Essex are nine down with Monty Panesar edging Tomlinson into the slips.

Durham have a first breakthrough when Chris Rushworth traps Paul Horton in front.

Glamorgan also take an early wicket as Will Bragg is caught behind off Robbie Joseph.

12.06pm – Essex’s plight worsens as Matt Coles snares Ryan ten Doeschate and David Masters either side of James Tomlinson having Browne lbw for 31. Essex are 89 for eight!

Yorkshire’s Steven Patterson gets the first breakthrough at Arundel, bagging Chris Nash caught behind for 28.

Wessels raises a fifty for Notts but rain intervenes at Wantage Road with Warwickshire 17 for none.

11.41am – Abbott is having his prayers answered as he strikes for the third time in seven balls, cleaning up Ben Foakes for a duck. Essex are 71 for five in reply to 286.

11.31am – Rob Newton goes for 114 to Chris Wright so Northants are all out for 312 .

Paul Coughlin’s debut championship innings, from number 10, ends on 85 as he is bowled by Tom Smith. Coughlin and Phil Mustard put on a record 150 for Durham’s ninth wicket.

Hampshire’s Kyle Abbott ousts James Foster for 36, breaking a partnership of 67 with Nick Browne, and snares the dangerous Jesse Ryder for nought in the same over.

Glamorgan’s Michael Hogan makes Mitchell Claydon, on 25, his fourth scalp of the innings.

11.10am – Chris Woakes, the member of England’s Test squad to miss out on playing at Lord’s, makes Olly Stone his fourth wicket for Warwickshire versus Northants.

Notts’ Samit Patel falls for 77 to Toby Roland-Jones, ending a 97-run stand with Riki Wessels that Patel dominated.

Worcestershire’s Jack Shantry traps Greg Smith in front for 22.

10.50am – Besides today’s championship action, it’s the last day of the first Investec Test between England and Sri Lanka at Lord’s. Alastair Cook has declared in the last few minutes, setting the tourists an improbable 390 to win. In reality, they will surely be attempting to bat for a draw? If you can get to Lord’s, tickets are available on the gate . If you can’t, our live blog is available .

10.40am – James Tredwell , who yesterday joined on a month’s loan from Kent , is in the Sussex XI to face Yorkshire.

10.30am – Hello and welcome to our LV= County Championship coverage. Here’s how the games stand, with Sussex against Yorkshire at Arundel set to start today:

Division One

Nottinghamshire are 258 for four after day two at Trent Bridge, in reply to Middlesex's massive 505, in which Eoin Morgan was out for 191.

Durham  have reached 310 for eight after being inserted by Lancashire at the Emirates Durham ICG, thanks mainly to Phil Mustard and Paul Coughlin’s century partnership late on.

Northamptonshire are 297 for eight having elected to bat against Warwickshire at Wantage Road, with Rob Newton unbeaten on 108.

Division Two

Surrey are 44 for one at the 3aaa County Ground after Tom Curran’s five-for helped bowl Derbyshire out for 153.

Kent  are 236 for eight against  Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium.

Essex are 55 for two   in response to  Hampshire’s 286 all out at the Ageas Bowl.

Leicestershire are 58 for two   after bowling out Worcestershire for 237 at Grace Road. The visitors’ score was underpinned by Alexei Kervezee’s century.

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