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LV=CC, June 25: As it happened

Coverage from the latest round of the LV= County Championship, where Durham, Nottinghamshire, Lancashire and Surrey all wrapped up victories.

By Jonathan Veal

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3.51pm - Thanks for joining our coverage of this round of LV= County Championship. We're back on Friday night for another exciting evening of NatWest T20 Blast action.

3.47pm - RESULT! Surrey (522/9d & 69/0) beat Leicestershire (271 & 319) by 10 wicketsThat's the end of that then, as Surrey race to their target in just 14.1 overs. Rory Burns hits 40 not out and Ansari ends unbeaten on 25.

3.09pm - Surrey make a fast start in their pursuit of 69, racing to 15 for 0 off two overs. They want to get home before rush hour!

2.52pm - Finally Surrey make the breakthrough, ending a final-wicket partnership of 94 runs, as Shreck is trapped in front by Ansari, who takes his fifth wicket.

Leicestershire made it to 319 in their second innings and Surrey are chasing a target of 69.

2.32pm - They're back out after lunch and Shreck moves to a maiden first-class 50, coming off just 51 balls. Well batted, sir! Leicestershire lead by 56.

1.51pm - Finally that's lunch at the Kia Oval and what a last hour the visitors have had. They put on 79 runs for the final wicket at more than four an over.

Shreck is unbeaten on 49 and Naik 31 as the Foxes now lead by 51.

That game is the only one still playing after Lancashire, Nottinghamshire and Durham all won within the first hour of today’s play.

Here’s a quick reminder of those results:

Division One

Lancashire won by an innings and 200 runs after bowling out Northamptonshire for 270 this morning.

Nottinghamshire knocked off the remaining 44 runs without trouble to record a seven-wicket win over Somerset.

Durham needed 17 balls to take the final wicket against Sussex, bowling them out for 182 and registering a 309-run win.

1.35pm - There's still no lunch at the Kia Oval where Leicestershire are 287 for nine, 36 ahead, with Jigar Naik and Charlie Shreck going strong with a fifty partnership.

12.40pm - Surrey are hoping to get things finished before lunch. They take another wicket, with Rob Taylor going to Ansari for one. Two more required for victory.

12.18pm - Two wickets in six balls at the Kia Oval puts Surrey on the brink. Batty takes his fourth of the innings to castle Josh Cobb and then Zafar Ansari traps Niall O'Brien in front.

Leicestershire are 38 runs behind with just three wickets remaining.

11.45am - So the three results in Division One this morning mean that it's just Surrey's Division Two clash with Leicestershire still going on.

And the Brown Caps are in control as they snare a second wicket of the day. Nathan Buck is pinned leg before by Gareth Batty. The Foxes are 191 for four, 60 behind.

11.40am - RESULT! Nottinghamshire (461 & 111/3) beat Somerset (168 & 402) by seven wicketsThat's another game done and dusted early on in this fourth morning. Phil Jacques' unbeaten 42 steers Notts to a comfortable victory at Trent Bridge.

11.31am - RESULT! Lancashire (650/6d) beat Northamptonshire (180 and 270) by an innings and 200 runsAs expected Lancashire wrap up things nice and early on the final day and that is another whopping victory. Andrew Hall's unbeaten half-century is in vain as Muhammad Azhar Ullah is the last man out for Northants off Kerrigan.

11.11am - RESULT! Durham (337 & 359/6d) beat Sussex (205 & 182) by 309 runs - Well that is a walloping for the visitors. James Tredwell brought a half-century up for Sussex but Lewis Hatchett was out the next over, caught off Chris Rushworth and it's all over! Great performance from Durham.

11.08am - Lancashire did not take long to make a breakthrough and they are now one wicket away from an innings victory. Graeme White is trapped in front by Simon Kerrigan, Northants are 236 for nine.

Surrey also make early inroads into Leicestershire's second innings. Ned Eckersley is bowled for 30 by Matt Dunn. The Foxes are 143 for three, still 109 behind,

11.03am - We're underway in the four games. How long will three of them be out there, though?

 10.30am - Good morning and welcome to our live blog of the LV= County Championship, with another glorious summer's day in prospect.

There are four games set to end today, though there should be results before lunch in three of those.

Here's a quick reminder how things stand:

Division One

Durham are one wicket away from defeating Sussex at the Emirates Durham ICG. The visitors closed on 173 for nine chasing an unlikely victory target of 492.

Nottinghamshire, who are 66 for three in pursuit of 110, require another 44 runs to defeat Somerset at Trent Bridge.

Lancashire need just two wickets to complete victory over Northamptonshire, who are 239 runs behind on 231 for eight in their follow-on at Emirates Old Trafford.

Division Two

Angus Robson contributed 81 to Leicestershire's 141 for two on day three at the Kia Oval, trailing Surrey by 110.

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