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LV=CC, June 30: As it happened

A round-up of the action from the six games in the LV= County Championship, where Warwickshire battled back against Division One high-fliers Nottinghamshire.

By Callum Dent & Matt Somerford

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6.40pm - Stumps have been drawn around the country and here is a round-up of how things stand:

Marcus Trescothick's unbeaten century helped Somerset to 193 for two in reply to Lancashire’s 266 at Taunton.

Dawid Malan hit an unbeaten 154 as Middlesex declared at 488 for nine and in response Northamptonshire were 89 for three when bad light and rain hit Lord's.

Warwickshire were indebted to a 108-run ninth-wicket stand between Chris Woakes and Chris Wright to ensure they not only avoided the follow-on against Nottinghamshire, but also limited their deficit to 63 runs after being bowled out for 343. Notts were one without loss after negotiating two overs.

Division Two

Jesse Ryder hit a blistering 133 while Ravi Bopara is two runs short of a century as Essex piled on 425 for three to lead Gloucestershire by 201 runs.

Saeed Ajmal claimed two wickets and ran out Jacques Rudolph for 88 as Glamorgan closed on 222 for six – 130 runs adrift of Worcestershire’s first-innings 352. 

Hampshire are 167 for three as they set after Surrey’s first-innings 474 for eight declared at the Kia Oval.

6.15pm - The 108-run ninth-wicket stand between Chris Woakes and Chris Wright ends when Harry Gurney bowls the former for 91. Siddle then rips out Wright in the next over and Warwickshire have been bowled out for 343.

The Bears will take that after they had looked like they were going to have to follow on before that impressive late partnership.

6.04pm - Stumps has been called at Taunton and Chelmsford. Somerset are 193 for two thanks to Trescothick's ton while Essex are 425 for three with Ravi Bopara unbeaten on 98.

5.56pm - The rain is starting to fall in London now to add to the bad light. That could be it for the day in those two games.

5.46pm - Ajmal has struck again, but not in the usual manner. He's run out Jacques Rudolph. The South African falls for 88. That is as important a wicket as Ajmal has taken today even though his figures won't be credited with it. Glamorgan are 190 for six.

Petersen has followed Trescothick to a miletsone by reaching his half-century at Taunton.

5.40pm - The gloom has descended on the capital. They are off for bad light at Lord's and the Kia Oval. Northants won't mind as they've stuttered to 89 for three in the evening session, while Hampshire were enjoying themselves a bit more at 167 for three against Surrey.

5.36pm - Trescothick century! The Somerset skipper plays Simon Kerrigan away for a couple and that's enough to reach three figures from his 219th delivery. His innings has included 15 fours and a maximum.

5.29pm - Gareth Batty has his second wicket and it is Hampshire's dangerman James Vince lbw from seven.

5.23pm - The partnership between Trescothick and Alviro Petersen is now worth more than 100 at Taunton. Somerset are 153 for two with their skipper closing in on a ton.

4.55pm - Matthew Spriegel may have performed with the ball, but he does not last long with the bat. Steven Finn bowls the former Surrey player for just nine as Northants slip to 68 for three, 420 runs behind.  

4.51pm - Jimmy Adams' second-wicket partnership with Smith ends on 129 when the former is trapped lbw by Gareth Batty for 79. 

Ryder's stunning 164-ball 133 comes to a conclusion as Matt Taylor has him caught behind by Adam Rouse. Essex, leading by 112, are 336 for three.  

4.42pm - Milestones aplenty!  Jesse Ryder completes his first ton for Essex, who move past 300, and Hampshire batsman Will Smith raises his bat for a half-century at the Kia Oval. 

Chris Woakes' fifty off 106 balls gives Warwickshire a chance of avoiding the follow-on.

4.36pm - Australian paceman Peter Siddle collects a third scalp at Edgbaston, having New Zealander Jeetan Patel caught by his namesake Samit for a run-a-ball 24. Warwickshire, on 227 for eight, are still 30 runs short of the follow-on target. Tense times in Birmingham!

4.27pm - Toby Roland-Jones requires just four balls to make a breakthrough at Lord's. The paceman dismisses Stephen Peters for 18, leaving Northamptonshire 39 for two. 

4.23pm - England Test player Moeen Ali traps Ben Wright lbw to reduce Glamorgan to 103 for three. The visitors to New Road are trailing by 249. 

4.13pm - Glamorgan take tea on 103 for two while Warwickshire reach the interval struggling at 216 for seven. 

3.49pm - Marcus Trescothick digs in to get Somerset to tea at 91 for two against Lancashire.

3.44pm - A couple of tea-time scores in Division Two.  Hampshire are 118 for one at tea against Surrey with Adams and Smith having put on 95.

An unbroken century stand between Ryder and Bopara moves Essex ahead by 48 runs as they are 272 for two against Gloucestershire.

3.40pm - Notts have four wickets in the session and they are well on top. It took some smart work from Riki Wessels though as Samit Patel spills an edge from Keith Barker only for the sometime-gloveman to showcase his reflexes and dive to hold on at first slip. Adams gets the wicket and Warwickshire are 188 for seven.

3.32pm - Worcestershire's all-spin attack works. Ajmal has Bragg snapped up by Daryl Mitchell at slip for 28 to end a 75-run stand with Rudolph. Glamorgan are 80 for two.

Ryder is taking on the aggressor's role in his stand with Bopara, which is now worth 129. The New Zealand batsman is 75 not out from 122 balls while Bopara has coasted along to 50 from 136 deliveries. It's smart cricket from the pair as they grow Essex's lead. At the moment they are 45 in front.

3.25pm - Adams reaches his fifty at the Kia Oval with Hampshire recovering nicely after Carberry's early exit this session. They are 98 for one.

Across the capital, that early tea has left Middlesex with 42 overs to bowl at Northants this evening.

3.20pm - Worcestershire's 'spin twins' Saeed Ajmal and Moeen Ali are bowling in tandem at the moment as they try and break a second-wicket stand between Jacques Rudolph and William Bragg that is so far worth 69 runs.

3.14pm - Middlesex skipper Chris Rogers declares at 488 for nine and that will be tea.  Malan got past 150 - remaining unbeaten on 154 - but it's the dismissal of Steven Finn, caught off James Middlebrook, that prompts Rogers to call his men in.

3.08pm - Spriegel has another! Tim Murtagh's stumps are rearranged first ball and Spriegel now has career-best figures of 3-20.

3.06pm - Matt Spriegel strikes again. In a session when wickets have been thin on the ground across the country - there have been just six in the six games - you would have got long odds on Spriegel claiming two of them. In all respect. He's doing a job though as Toby Roland-Jones in snapped up by Steven Crook in the deep. Malan remains unbeaten on 148.

2.51pm - Hampshire's Jimmy Adams and Will Smith share a 50-run stand for the second wicket at the Kia Oval.

Ryder and Bopara edge Essex ahead against Gloucestershire. With two wickets down they are in a great position and these two have the ability to pile on quick runs to move the game forward even quicker if required.

2.30pm -  Siddle strikes. The Aussie grabs his second wicket and Warwickshire's problems deepen. The Hong Kong-born, Aussie-raised Sam Hain nicks behind to Chris Read and the Bears are 125 for five.

2.20pm -  Ravi Bopara and Jesse Ryder combine in a 50-run stand for the third wicket at the Essex County Ground. The hosts are closing in on Gloucestershire's first-innings 224 - they are 26 runs adrift.

2.18pm -  Another couple of milestones at Lord's as John Simpson tracks past 50 while Middlesex reach 400. The runs are piling up and this stand for the sixth wicket is close to being worth 100.

1.55pm - Dawid Malan reaches his century. It arrives from the 198th ball he faced and includes 16 boundaries. Northants have now conceded centuries in their past six LV= County Championship matches.

1.48pm -  Andre Adams strikes immediately after lunch with Tim Ambrose lbw for 10. That's a quick wicket either side of the break to leave Warwickshire in need of a rebuild at 89 for four.

Michael Carberry does not last much longer after the break at the Kia Oval as Matt Dunn locates his edge and Gary Wilson does the rest behind the stumps.

1.08pm - Lunch arrives at the six grounds around the country. Here is the state-of-play after the morning session. 

Division One

Somerset, replying to Lancashire’s 266, are 10 without loss after 10 overs at Taunton.

Warwickshire are 324 runs behind on 82 for three after taking three wickets for nine runs this morning to dismiss Nottinghamshire for 406 at Edgbaston.

Dawid Malan has 96 of Middlesex’s 364 for five versus bottom-placed Northamptonshire at Lord’s.

Division Two

Division Two leaders Hampshire are 13 for no wicket after Surrey declared on 474 for eight at the Kia Oval.

Glamorgan are 14 for one in response to Worcestershire’s first-innings 352.

Essex, on 155 for two, are 69 runs behind Gloucestershire’s 224 at the Essex County Ground. 

12.57pm - Nottinghamshire's lunch will taste much nicer now they have three Warwickshire scalps. Varun Chopra, on 33, is bowled by Luke Fletcher. 

12.52pm - Trott fails to make it to the lunch interval unbeaten. The right-hander is trapped lbw by Adams for 23, leaving Warwickshire 76 for two. 

12.49pm - Worcestershire make a fine start with the ball at New Road. Charles Morris has Glamorgan opener Tom Lancefield caught by Tom Fell in the second over. 

12.38pm - Surrey declare on 474 for eight, with Gareth Batty and Tim Linley unbeaten on 27 and 21 respectively. Hampshire need to negotiate a tricky period before lunch now. Have the hosts got the firepower to upset the Division Two leaders at the Kia Oval. 

12.27pm - And that is that at New Road! Dean Cosker pins Saeed Ajmal lbw for a run-a-ball 14 to dismiss Worcestershire for a first-innings 352. 

12.21pm - One brings two at the Essex County Ground. Browne, on 65, follows opening partner Westley back to the pavilion. Rouse again takes the catch, this time off David Payne. 

Worcestershire are on the brink at New Road. They are nine down for 352 as Joe Leach edges Jim Allenby behind for 17. 

12.18pm - George Dockrell cleans up the tail with two wickets in four balls to dismiss Lancashire for 266. The Red Rose lost their last four batsmen for 45 runs.

12.16pm - Gloucestershire finally make a breakthrough at the Essex County Ground. Adam Rouse takes the catch after Westley edges Hamish Marshall behind. The opener departs for 71 of the hosts' 139 for one. 

12.06pm - Warwickshire lose a first wicket with 31 on the board as Peter Siddle has Will Porterfield caught behind by Chris Read for 10. The take was the Nottinghamshire wicketkeeper's 900th in first-class cricket. Jonathan Trott strides to the crease. 

Coles snares a second scalp at the Kia Oval, ousting Kevin O'Brien for 17 to leave Surrey 430 for eight. Is a declaration imminent? 

Browne and Westley, with 55 and 71 respectively, are moving along nicely. Essex are 129 without loss, trailing Gloucestershire by 95. 

12.02pm -  Agony for Kohler-Cadmore! The 19-year-old, yet to make a first-class hundred, falls leg before to Ruaidhri Smith for 85. Worcestershire are 322 for eight. 

11.44am - Northamptonshire are fighting back this morning, taking a second wicket at Lord's. Former Middlesex bowling all-rounder Steven Crook accounts for Joe Denly to reduce the home side to 308 for five. 

Wayne White is bowled by Alfonso Thomas for 13 at Taunton. 

Tom Kohler-Cadmore, 21 runs short of a ton, and Ben Cox take Worcestershire past 300, while Essex's Browne advances to a maiden first-class half-century alongside Tom Westley, who is unbeaten on 64. 

Surrey skipper Gary Wilson is bowled by the expensive Matt Coles for 82, leaving the hosts 415 for seven. 

11.30am - Woakes wraps up the Nottinghamshire innings for 406 by bowling last-man Harry Gurney for a duck. The visitors lose three wickets for just nine runs this morning and five for 10 overall since Alex Hales' dismissal last night. After struggling with the bat against Yorkshire on home soil last week, Warwickshire are hoping to perform better today. 

11.20am - Nick Browne moves to his career-best first-class score. The Essex opener has 39 of his side's 101 for no wicket. 

11.18am - Nottinghamshire go past 400 before Andre Adams becomes a first victim for Chris Woakes.  

11.12am - It's all happening in Division One! Middlesex lose a fourth at Lord's with 281 on the board as Neil Dexter is trapped lbw by Muhammad Azhar Ullah for 20. 

Nottinghamshire, a run short of maximum bonus batting points, are now eight down. Luke Fletcher provides a catch for Jonathan Trott off Chris Wright. 

Luke Gregory removes Tom Smith lbw to leave Lancashire 226 for seven at Taunton. 

11.03am - What a start at the Kia Oval! Kyle Abbott strikes with the first ball of the day, trapping Surrey dangerman Jason Roy in front for a run-a-ball 114. 

Essex batsman Tom Westley reaches fifty with a boundary. 

10.40am - Good morning and welcome to's live coverage of what is expected to be another exciting day in the LV= County Championship. Below are the scores on the doors. 

Division One

Nottinghamshire are 397 for seven after Alex Hales' stunning 183 ensured Warwickshire skipper Varun Chopra's decision to bowl backfired at Edgbaston. 

Lancashire are 221 for six courtesy of Paul Horton's 140 against Somerset at Taunton. 

Dawid Malan is unbeaten on 72 of Middlesex's 280 for three at home to bottom-placed Northamptonshire.  

Division Two

Tom Kohler-Cadmore, who shared in a stand of 168 with centurion Tom Fell yesterday, has 60 of Worcestershire's 266 for five versus Glamorgan at New Road. 

Jason Roy's unbeaten 114 led Surrey to 382 for five on a second rain-affected day of their clash with Division Two leaders Hampshire at the Kia Oval. 

Essex are well placed on 75 without loss in reply to Gloucestershire's first-innings 224 following Reece Topley's 5-53 at the Essex County Ground.  

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