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LV=CC, June 17: As it happened

Coverage of the latest round of LV= County Championship action, with Nottinghamshire and Hampshire recording victories and the other six matches intriguingly poised. Hampshire's James Vince extended his fine form with 240.

By Jonathan Veal, Rob Barnett & Glen Robertson

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6.30pm - What a day's cricket! And there is still plenty more to come tomorrow, so be sure to return then. Here's how things stand around the country:

Division One 

Nottinghamshire beat Middlesex by six wickets in a thrilling contest at Trent Bridge. A win for the hosts, who were set 385 early in the morning session, had appeared incredibly unlikely at the start of the final day.

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

Hampshire recorded an emphatic 470-run victory over Essex, who were bowled out in just 39.1 overs in their second innings on day three at the Ageas Bowl.

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.

6.27pm - Derbyshire are all out 288. Zafar Ansari accounts for Mark Footitt and Surrey require 21 to win. They'll have to come back tomorrow to do it, though.

6.23pm - The extra time is doing the trick for Surrey! Gareth Batty has removed Tom Taylor, with Derbyshire's lead 16 runs.

It's stumps at the SWALEC Stadium, Wantage Road and Grace Road.

6.15pm - Rushworth makes a second breakthrough for Durham with the final delivery of the day, trapping Alex Davies lbw. Could the reigning champions be heading for their first win of the campaign tomorrow?

In better news for Kent; Darren Stevens completes a fifty, as does Wainwright for Derbyshire. Both appear to be in a losing cause, though. 

6.04pm - That's stumps at Arundel on day two of the game between Sussex and Yorkshire. There will be a close-of-play round-up once all the games have finished.

Kent could be facing an innings defeat. Ben Harmison falls to Andrew Salter for 28, reducing his side to 131 for five. They require another 143 just to make Glamorgan bat again.

5.57pm - David Wainwright passes 2,000 first-class runs and is within eight runs of an eighth format fifty. He has helped Derbyshire to within 11 runs of Surrey's total. While it won't be enough to avoid a defeat, barring a miraculous batting performance tomorrow, it should spare them an innings-loss.

5.48pm - Worcestershire declare on 444 for eight, after Joe Leach is bowled by Nathan Buck. Leicestershire require 404 to win.

5.41pm - RESULT! Nottinghamshire (392 & 387/4) beat Middlesex (505 & 271/9d) by six wickets at Trent Bridge. What a performance from Nottinghamshire! They looked well beaten for much of the contest, but a superb showing on day four earns them a terrific victory. Wessels wins it with a six, which also takes his partnership with Taylor past the 100-mark. 

Derbyshire are now eight down, still needing 24 just to make Surrey bat again, with Dernbach striking once more.

5.30pm - Woakes gets a third! Rob Keogh is out first ball and Northants are in a real mess. 

Nottinghamshire are cantering to a superb victory. James Taylor reaches a fifty and the very next ball Riki Wessels follows suit. They need just 21 runs to win.

5.26pm - Northamptonshire lose a second wicket! Warwickshire will fancy an innings-victory from here. Their opponents are 16 for two - still 274 runs behind - after Richard Levi edges Woakes behind.

Kohler-Cadmore's fun is over, falling to Charlie Shreck for 56 to leave Worcestershire 416 for seven.

5.15pm - What a dream start for the champions! Chris Rushworth traps Paul Horton lbw in the first over and Lancashire lose their first wicket without scoring a run.

Kent are now four down and in real trouble, Dean Cosker removing Brendan Nash, while Derbyshire are 223 for seven as Jade Dernbach bowls Scott Elstone for 47.

Elsewhere, Tom Kohler-Cadmore reaches a fifty for Worcestershire, who move past the 400 mark.

5.06pm - Lancashire require 340 to win at the Emirates Durham ICG. The hosts have been dismissed for 267 with Paul Coughlin the last man out, edging behind off Kyle Hogg.

4.55pm - RESULT! Hampshire (280 & 440/3d) beat Essex (121 & 135) by 469 runs at the Ageas Bowl. Well that didn't take long. Essex are blown away by Hampshire, capitulating in just 39.1 overs. Kyle Abbot took 3-23, but what a team performance!

Warwickshire have an early wicket at Wantage Road. Chris Woakes takes just five balls in the first over of the innings to remove Stephen Peters. 

4.47pm - Essex are on the brink at the Ageas Bowl. David Masters is the latest man to go, leaving them 135 for eight. This will be a hammering.

Keith Barker completes a century as Warwickshire go past 600 against Northants. The left-hander hit 13 fours and one six, and it prompts a declaration with the Bears leading by 290 on first innings .

Jack Leaning reaches a fifty for Yorkshire, going to the milestone with a boundary off Tredwell.

4.40pm - That could be a big wicket for Middlesex; they've got rid of Lumb for 68. Steven Finn has him caught behind. Notts need 106 to win in 27.3 overs. Samit Patel is in next.

4.34pm - Sussex have removed Yorkshire skipper Andrew Gale for five after he was bowled by James Tredwell. Jonny Bairstow joins Jack Leaning at the crease.

Kent are in further turmoil, languishing at 25 for three after Hogan picks up another, castling Fabian Cowdrey. They might fancy winning this tonight!

4.24pm - Tea is taken at Wantage Road with Warwickshire in command. They are 595 for five, that's a lead of 283, and Keith Barker is three away from a fourth first-class hundred.

Notts' chase is still going well. They are 260 for two, needing another 125 in 30 overs. Michael Lumb is 61 not out.

4.15pm - Worcestershire's Tom Fell has fallen for a fine 124 after he nicked off to Nathan Buck. That was his highest first-class score and he's put his side in a very strong position.

And Paul Collingwood goes for 47 as well after a typically dogged innings. He becomes Tom Smith's fifth wicket after being caught by Ashwell Prince.

4.09pm - The tea interval did not bring much respite for Kent, who lose a second wicket. Rob Key is caught behind off Michael Hogan to leave the visitors eight for two and still plenty adrift.

Essex's James Foster will be able to have more cucumber sandwiches than he would have liked as the wicketkeeper is bowled by Sean Ervine for 25 and tea is taken at the Ageas Bowl with Essex 134 for six and facing a heavy defeat.

3.54pm – The interval comes with Durham 207 for seven and Yorkshire 132 for two.

Kent lose Daniel Bell-Drummond to the first ball of their second innings, bowled by Graham Wagg.

Double-centurion James Vince strikes with the wicket of Ben Foakes to leave Hampshire five more from victory.

Northants’ Matt Spriegel breaks a stand of 86 between Jeetan Patel and Barker, cleaning up the former for 34.

3.45pm – Tea arrives at Trent Bridge, where Notts are in contention for victory at 234 for two, and at the 3aaa County Ground, where Derbyshire are facing defeat at 165 for five.

It also comes at New Road with Worcestershire going well on 312 for three, despite Kervezee departing for 57 just before the interval to halt an alliance of 111 alongside Fell.

3.37pm – Patel lands another important blow for Middlesex, pinning in-form Hales lbw for 94.

Lyth’s stay at the crease is ended by Sussex’s Steve Magoffin on 66.

Surrey centurion Zafar Ansari bags a third breakthrough by having Alex Hughes trapped in front for 18.

3.31pm – Tom Fell strikes his first senior hundred , with Worcestershire’s lead over Leicestershire now standing at 235. First-innings centurion Alexei Kervezee soon registers a fifty.

Wagg goes for 66 shortly before Glamorgan are all out for 527, 274 ahead on first innings . Tea is therefore being taken at the SWALEC Stadium where Adam Riley claimed an expensive five-for.

Essex lose Ravi Bopara and Jesse Ryder to slip to four down.

Lancashire’s Tom Smith strikes twice in an over, having Gordon Muchall caught behind for 15 and trapping Phil Mustard in front for nought.

Keith Barker brings up a fifty as Warwickshire pass 500 and Michael Lumb does likewise with Notts 225 for one in pursuit of 385.

3.19pm – Away from the championship, Bangladesh have been skittled for 58 chasing a target of 106 to square the one-day series with India, who now hold an unassailable lead. The game was reduced to 41 overs a side, but that is still a disappointing display from the Tigers. India seamer Stuart Binny, 30, playing his third ODI, took a stunning 6-4 from 4.4 overs .

3.14pm – Graham Wagg registers a steady half-century as Glamorgan’s first-innings lead exceeds 250.

2.59pm – Yorkshire’s Adam Lyth goes to a fifty but Warwickshire’s Chris Woakes falls one short of that milestone to Olly Stone.

Kent’s Robbie Joseph has Andrew Salter caught and bowled for 17, but Glamorgan remain on top.

2.33pm – Surrey take two big steps to beating Derbyshire, ousting Marcus North and Wayne Madsen in consecutive overs. Zafar Ansari bowls North for 16 and Gareth Batty has Madsen held for 26. The hosts trail by 145 with six wickets left.

Apologies Notts. Jaques is gone for 76 at 156 for one, Ravi Patel the bowler.

2.16pm – Notts’ pursuit of 385 to beat Middlesex, who declared early in the morning session, is still on course. Alex Hales and Phil Jaques each have 70 of 145 for none.

1.57pm – Durham’s Scott Borthwick raises a fifty followed by a flurry of wickets elsewhere.

Sam Hain’s maiden first-class ton ends on 134 as he is trapped in front by Northants’ Matt Spriegel.

Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell is bowled by Nathan Buck for 120 , ending a stand of 178 with Tom Fell.

Surrey’s Gareth Batty bowls Paul Borrington for 28.

1.51pm – Hampshire declare at lunch, setting Essex a mammoth 606 to win . In reality the visitors are batting for a draw and make a poor start when Tom Westley falls cheaply to James Tomlinson.

1.15pm - It was a batsman-dominated morning session; here's how things stand at lunch:

Division One

Nottinghamshire have made a great start after being set 385 by Middlesex , racing to 108 for none off 18 overs, with openers Alex Hales and Phil Jaques both reaching half-centuries. The hosts have two sessions to make the remaining runs.

Lancashire enjoyed a good morning at Durham , taking four wickets, with Tom Smith snaring two in three balls to remove Mark Richardson and Ben Stokes. Scott Borthwick has guided the hosts to 96 for four , a lead of 168.

Yorkshire are 56 for one in response to Sussex's 316 all out on day two. Alex Lees fell just before lunch.

Sam Hain is 130 not out for Warwickshire after becoming their youngest-ever player to score a first-class century. The Bears are 383 for six , 71 in front of Northamptonshire .

Division Two

James Vince was the star of the show for Hampshire as he clattered a thrilling 240 off just 222 balls as they racked up the runs against Essex . Will Smith is 151 not out as they are 440 for three and lead by 605.

Worcestershire are making good progress against Leicestershire , cruising to 195 for one in their second innings. Daryl Mitchell is 120 not out.

Glamorgan are piling on the runs against Kent and have a lead of 176 as they took lunch at 429 for six , thanks to Jim Allenby's 100.

Derbyshire are on the back foot against Surrey as they are 73 for one in their second innings, 195 behind the Brown Caps.

1.02pm -  That's lunch across the country, but it won't be very enjoyable for Yorkshire's Alex Lees. The left-hander was trapped in front by Steve Magoffin on the stroke of the interval for 22. The Tykes are 56 for one.

We will have a full run down on the state of play across all eight games shortly.

12.58pm - Notts have been rattling along in their chase of 385. They bring up their hundred off less than 17 overs, thanks to Alex Hales' fifty. Phil Jaques is also approaching a half-century; these two have given the hosts a real platform in their chase of a hefty target.

12.54pm - Oh no! Cooke misses out on a ton! He is castled by Adam Riley for 96. Heartbreak, but Glamorgan are still well on top with a 174-run lead.

Surrey make their first indent into Derbyshire's second innings as Stephen Moore is caught behind off Zafar Ansari for 30. The hosts are 62 for one, trailing by 206.

12.43pm - Allenby's fun is over at the SWALEC Stadium as he is pinned lbw by Mitchell Claydon for 100. His 204-run partnership with Chris Cooke was a record fifth-wicket against Kent, beating the stand of 186 by David Hemp and Tony Cottey at Abergavenny in 1994. Cooke is closing in on a ton of his own as Glamorgan build a hefty first-innings lead.

12.38pm - Finally Essex make the breakthrough against Hampshire and Vince's masterful innings is over . He plundered a majestic 240 off only 222 balls but holed out at deep cover off Reece Topley. His partnership with Smith was 387 runs off 71.5 overs at 5.38 at over! Who would be a bowler?

Northants' Olly Stone has nipped out Rikki Clarke for 46 and Warwickshire are 369 for six, a lead of 57.

12.30pm - There's double trouble for Durham against Lancashire. After Mark Richardson is trapped in front, Ben Stokes falls two balls later as he offers a return catch to Tom Smith. That's four wickets for the Red Rose this morning and Durham lead by 134.

There's a milestone for Jim Allenby as he goes to a well-made hundred, with Glamorgan piling on the runs against Kent while both men are raising their bat for Worcestershire against Leicestershire. Tom Fell makes it to 50 while Daryl Mitchell makes a 160-ball century.

12.15pm - All sorts of records are falling at the Ageas Bowl as Vince and Smith make hay. Their unbroken stand of 353 is the highest against Essex. Their lead is a mammoth 542.

12.10pm - Are Notts going for this run-chase? Set a target of 385 in 85 overs they have made a lightning start, going to 34 for no wicket off 5.2 overs. 

Yorkshire have made a serene start to their response to Sussex's 316 as they are 24 without loss. 

Derbyshire have also had a trouble-free start to their second innings at 22 for none, but they are still 246 behind.

12pm - What a moment for Warwickshire's Sam Hain! The 18-year-old raises his bat for a maiden first-class century - becoming the youngest man to do so for the Bears. He has scored nine fours and one six in a fine innings, which has helped his side to a slender first-innings lead of Northamptonshire.

11.50am - Lancashire are enjoying a good start to the day at Durham as they pick up a second wicket of the morning. Keaton Jennings is the man heading back to the shed after Glen Chapple forced an edge to second slip. The hosts lead by 108.

11.38am - James Vince is still flying at the Ageas Bowl as he has moved to a career-best 182 of 181 balls. Will Smith is going nicely at the other end too; he's six away from a century.

Middlesex have declared at Trent Bridge after Steven Finn was dismissed. They have set Notts a target of 385 .

11.25am - Plenty of early wickets are falling this morning. Sussex are all out for 316 in their first innings after Jon Lewis' impressive 61 was brought to an end by Jack Brooks.

Tremlett's fun at Derby is over after he went for one shot too many and Jade Dernbach followed for a duck as the Brown Caps were bowled out for 421 - a lead of 268 .

Middlesex are pushing for a declaration. Paul Stirling has gone to 50 but Toby Roland-Jones and Tim Murtagh have gone at the other end.

11.10am - There's some early action at Trent Bridge as John Simpson misses out on a half-century for Middlesex as he was bowled by Harry Gurney for 49. The visitors will be going for quick runs this morning. They are 230 for six, a lead of 343.

Surrey are not messing about this morning either, they have posted 400 and Chris Tremlett has plundered two sixes against Derbyshire.

11am - The bells have been rung, the players are out all over the country. There are no weather issues so all eight games will start on time. This is a pivotal day in a number of matches.

10.35am  - Good morning and welcome to our LV= County Championship coverage. Here’s how the games stand, with Middlesex pushing for victory in the final day of their clash:

Division One

Middlesex appear well poised to set Nottinghamshire a challenging target at Trent Bridge after closing day three on 220 for five for a lead of 333. 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 start day three 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 bombastic154 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.

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