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LV=CC, September 3; As it happened

Recap the final day's play in this round of LV= County Championship fixtures. Division One leaders Yorkshire claimed an impressive innings-victory over Lancashire while title challengers Nottinghamshire lost to Durham and Northamptonshire were relegated.

By Matt Somerford, Will Jackson & Dominic Farrell

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5.47pm - As promised, here's a round-up of the latest round of county fixtures:

Division One

Yorkshire sealed an important innings victory over Lancashire in the Roses clash at Emirates Old Trafford. After a frustrating morning, Adil Rashid and Jack Brooks ran through the Lancashire lower order to claim an important win for the visitors that sends them clear at the top of the table.

Durham's hopes of survival were given a massive boost as they claimed a 54-run win over Nottinghamshire at the Emirates Durham ICG. The loss dealt a bitter blow to the visitors in their quest for the title, but could have no complaints as debutant Peter Chase took five wickets to leave them short.

Northamptonshire were relegated as Somerset batted out for a draw at Taunton. After conceding a heavy first-innings deficit, Johann Myburgh made use of time in the middle to make 87 and kill any chances of a positive result as Somerset reached 235 for six before the captains shook hands.

Sam Hain made an unbeaten century as Warwickshire secured a draw against Middlesex at Lord's. The visitors reached 182 for two after Tim Murtagh threatened to make it a close game with two early wickets.

Division Two

Wes Durston bowled Derbyshire to a dramatic victory on the final day against Worcestershire at the 3aaa County Ground. The home team doubled their overnight score to set the league leaders 268 to win on the final afternoon, but Durston's 5-19 claimed an impressive 138-run win for Derbyshire.

Hampshire's bowlers backed up the good work by the batsmen to secure an innings-and-34-run victory at the Ageas Bowl against Leicestershire. Matt Coles and Sean Ervine took three wickets apiece as the away side's batting line-up fell away for just 160.

Glamorgan batted out in a stalemate at the Spitfire Ground against Kent. With both sides well matched after the first innings, the Welsh county took no chances and batted out to make 415 for nine, with Graham Wagg making an unbeaten century from number eight.

5.30pm - That's all the games concluded around the country, with three draws and four victories in all - including eye-catching wins for Yorkshire and Derbyshire. We'll round up all the results for you shortly.

5.28pm - RESULT! Derbyshire (356 & 296) beat Worcestershire (385 & 129) by 138 runs at the 3aaa County Ground. Worcestershire were bowled out in less than 50 overs as Derbyshire ripped through their batting line-up en route to a very impressive win at Derby. Wes Durston was the main wicket-taker, taking 5-19.

5.20pm - RESULT! Somerset (314 & 235/6) draw with Northamptonshire (448/9d) at Taunton. The game always seemed to be heading for a draw and the final day proved to be nothing but batting practice for the Somerset batsmen. Johann Myburgh top-scored with 87 in the final innings, but he batted for long enough to take all the sting out of the game.

5.13pm - Alex Barrow and Craig Barrow’s seventh-wicket stand is worth 34 and handshakes shouldn’t be too far away at Taunton.

5.09pm - Jack Shantry and Mitchell McClenaghan have seen out 12 overs so far for Worcestershire’s ninth wicket. This one could go to the wire.

4.56pm - RESULT! Warwickshire (362/8d & 182/2) draw with Middlesex (372/9d) at Lord’s. Middlesex might have had designs on a victory push when Tim Murtagh left them nine for two in their second innings but Portfield and Hain had other ideas - the latter finishing unbeaten on 106. Both teams take 11 points apiece.

4.51pm - RESULT! Glamorgan (329 & 415/9) draw with Kent (387) at the Spitfire Ground. Kieran Ball is run out for 12, Wagg cracks his 14th four off the first ball of the next over to move to 116 and the teams shake hands.

4.45pm - Hain goes through to his century. It’s the third time the teenager has reached 100 in his incredibly promising career.

4.40pm - Perhaps I spoke too soon. Peter Trego hits his first delivery for four but Willey cleans him up next ball! The all-rounder has Northants on the charge.

4.38pm - Johann Myburgh falls lbw to David Willey for 87 but he has done much for Somerset’s prospects of securing a draw against Northamptonshire. They lead by 66 runs with five wickets remaining.

4.31pm - Century for Graham Wagg. The Glamorgan man does it in style, launching Adam Riley into the stands for six. 

Meanwhile, Durston has another  - Shaaiq Choudhry caught at silly point by Ben Slater - and Worcestershire really are disappearing at an alarming rate.

4.25pm - Derbyshire are closing in on victory now. Wes Durston strikes twice in as many overs, having Tom Kohler-Cadmore caught behind and Joe Leach pouched by Wayne Madsen at slip. Durston has 3-9 from five overs and Worcestershire are 93 for six.

4.14pm - Will Porterfield brings up his half-century. The stand with Sam Hain is worth 142, with the latter 15 shy of three figures.

3.43pm - Tea has now been taken in the remaining four games that have still to reach a conclusion.

3.25pm - RESULT! Hampshire (497/8d) beat Leicestershire (303 & 160) by an innings and 34 runs - Josh Cobb is left unbeaten on 50 as Leicestershire's capitulation on the final day is complete. Matt Coles and Sean Ervine took three wickets apiece to claim an important win for Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

3.23pm - Alexei Kervezee falls to Wayne White's first ball as the pendulum swings Derbyshire's way. Tom Abell and Dean Cosker have also fallen as the games at Taunton and the Spitfire Ground look to be petering out.

3.07pm - RESULT! Yorkshire (610/6 declared) beat Lancashire (278 & 274) by an innings and 18 runs - Fittingly for Yorkshire it's Adam Lyth who finishes off an excellent all-round performance for the White Rose county. It could be a huge win in the race for the title.

2.54pm - Promising teenager Sam Hain has passed 50 at Lord's as he and Will Porterfield bat out the game against Middlesex.

2.40pm - All three results are still on at Derby as Footitt sends the stumps of Tom Fell flying - 17 for two chasing 268, it's a close game!

Rashid has five! Lancashire are 270 for nine and facing an innings defeat, but what a boost today could be for Yorkshire with Nottinghamshire losing at Durham.

2.36pm - Johann Myburgh has reached a half-century as Somerset look to grind out a draw against Northamptonshire.

Leicestershire are now eight wickets down and still trail Hampshire by 76 runs as Charlie Shreck falls to Sean Ervine.

2.26pm - Richard Oliver has fallen early on for Worcestershire, while Mark Wallace falls just short of a half-century, but the big wicket is at Emirates Old Trafford where Adil Rashid's fine all-round game continues with the wicket of Khawaja for 117.

2.19pm - Tom Smith - so often the saviour for Lancashire in Roses battles - has been caught behind to give Jack Brooks a second wicket with the new ball.

2.09pm - Mark Footitt is the final man out for Derbyshire to leave a fascinating situation. Worcestershire will need 268 to win today, with 57 overs available. Can they do it?

1.55pm - The game is moving on rapidly at the 3aaa County Ground, but is it too late to force a result? McClenaghan has his fourth wicket as Tony Palladino goes, but we're still a long way from a result.

It really has been a miserable couple of days for Leicestershire; Jigar Naik plays on to Matt Coles and the Foxes are limping towards defeat.

1.46pm - Players are back out after lunch and Yorkshire have immediately taken the new ball and Alex Lees immediately puts down a chance in the slips; it was the main man Usman Khawaja to benefit too. 

Two wickets have fallen already at Derby though. Gareth Cross and Wayne White have fallen in the same Mitchell McClenaghan over.

1.32pm - RESULT! Durham (253 & 259) beat Nottinghamshire (188 & 320) by 54 runs. That leading edge proved to be a blessing in disguise for Durham, as John Hastings cleans up Chris Read to give his side a massive win in the relegation battle.

1.28pm - Durham come within inches of that win, but Paul Collingwood can't cling on to an edge from Gary Keedy that would have given Chase a sixth wicket.

1.15pm - Here is a round-up of the matches at lunch:

Division One

Usman Khawaja’s first Lancashire century is frustrating leaders Yorkshire, who claimed two morning-session wickets. The Red Rose are 241 for four at lunch with a deficit of 91 runs.

Warwickshire have slipped to 33 for two after Middlesex captain Chris Rogers called his team in at 372 for nine and with a first-innings lead of 10 runs.

Northamptonshire’s hopes of a first championship win are growing thin as Somerset are 98 for two and 36 runs shy of parity.

Division Two

Hampshire are accelerating towards a win to boost their promotion bid after six morning-session wickets has left Leicestershire 70 for six at the Ageas Bowl.

Captain Wayne Madsen is unbeaten on 86 as Derbyshire have progressed to 268 for five, which represents a lead of 239 against leaders Worcestershire.

Glamorgan are 235 for six against Kent at the Spitfire Ground to lead by 177 runs.

1.02pm - We're going to lunch across the country except up at Chester-le-Street where Durham have taken the second new ball as they look to take the final Notts wicket they require. I'll update the scores in just a moment.

12.55pm - Leicestershire have slumped to 67 for six with Rob Taylor failing to trouble the scorers. Hampshire are coasting towards that win now.

12.40pm - Warwickshire have faltered at the start of their second innings with Ian Westwood held at second slip off Tim Murtagh before Jonathan Trott makes a duck. At Taunton, Somerset are now 88 for two as Nick Compton is bowled by Andrew Hall.

Leicestershire's problems continue. They're 67 for five with Niall O'Brien the latest to fall, giving Sean Ervine a wicket with just his second delivery.

12.32pm - Steven Croft departs moments after Khawaja's century. He aims a late cut at Rashid only to see Kane Williamson take a superb catch diving away to his right at second slip. One of the catches of the season.

12.30pm - Khawaja is raising his bat for a much-needed century for Lancashire at Old Trafford. The Australian is ably staving off Yorkshire's bid for victory as he gets to three figures for the first time under the Red Rose. Lancashire are 221 for three. They still need 111 runs to bat Yorkshire again.

12.19pm - Jake Ball survives the hat-trick ball from the 20-year-old Chase while at Derby, skipper Wayne Madsen has posted another fifty.

12.10pm - Durham are accelerating towards an important win in their relegation battle as Chase picks up two wickets in as many balls.

The dangerous Ajmal Shahzad goes first after his inside edge travels through to wicketkeeper Michael Richardson. Paul Fletcher is then on his way for a golden duck after being adjudged lbw. Chase will be on a hat-trick at the start of his next over. Notts need 134 with two wickets in hand. 

12.05pm - Worcestershire spinner Shaaiq Choudhry takes a wicket to celebrate his new deal at the club. Wes Durston is held by Morris for 12 and Alex Hughes quickly follows after being strangled down the leg side by Jack Shantry.

Somerset lose their first wicket of the day - Marcus Trescothick trapped lbw by David Willey. Northants need quick wickets to have any chance of a first championship win of the campaign. Somerset are 74 for one and trailing by 60.

11.59am - Yorkshire strike on the hour. Adil Rashid finds enough in the fourth-day Old Trafford wicket to locate Ashwell Prince's gloves pushing down leg and Jonny Bairstow does the rest. A 92-run third-wicket stand with Usman Khawaja ends and Lancashire are 142 runs adrift.

Leicestershire have lost another at the Ageas Bowl with Ned Eckersley bowled by Chris Wood. Hampshire can sense that win to boost their promotion bid.

11.55am - Durham have a second wicket in this first hour. James Franklin looks unhappy at being given lbw to Paul Coughlin.

It's also not good news for Leicestershire as they slip to 31 for two. Coles has pocketed both openers now as Greg Smith departs for 11.

11.43am - There is a big wicket at the Emirates Durham ICG where Riki Wessels has gone for 90. The right-hander dragged Nottinghamshire through last night after their early problems, but has been caught at deep midwicket off Peter Chase. Notts are 220 for five.

Rikkie Clarke has a second wicket of the morning at Lord's where he sneaks one through Paul Stirling for 48. 

11.18am - A double blow for Glamorgan at Canterbury where Jim Allenby is caught behind pulling at Mitch Claydon before Gareth Rees is run out by Matt Hunn two balls later for 81.

11.05am - Hampshire have declared on their overnight total and the push for victory has started well with Leicestershire's first-innings centurion Angus Robson falling in the second over. Matt Coles grabs his wicket, with James Vince holding on.

Derbyshire have also lost an early wicket. Chesney Hughes goes before the hosts have aded to their overnight score with Charlie Morris getting the breakthrough.

10.30am - What a day we have ahead. It looms as a day that we will look back on as pivotal in the Division One title race - and the relegation battle for that matter.

Leaders Yorkshire will press for the eight wickets they require for a first win over Roses rivals Lancashire for 12 years while their nearest rivals Nottinghamshire need 178, with six wickets in hand, at Durham. 

Division One

Relegation-threatened Lancashire are 144 for two, Usman Khawaja has 69, to be 188 runs behind leaders Yorkshire at Emirates Old Trafford.

Riki Wessels resumes on 80 as second-placed Nottinghamshire begin at 197 for four and chasing 375 to beat Durham at the Emirates Durham ICG.

Northamptonshire will chase a first win of the campaign at Taunton where Somerset trail by 96 runs on 38 without loss.

Middlesex will look to close out a draw to ease their relegation fears as they resume their first innings against Warwickshire on 310 for six, still 52 runs in arrears, at Lord’s.  

Division Two

Derbyshire start again on 145 for two, an advantage of 116 over leaders Worcestershire, at the 3aaa County Ground.

Hampshire might fancy their chances of pulling off a win to boost their promotion bid. They are 497 for eight to be 194 runs ahead of Leicestershire at the Ageas Bowl.

Gareth Rees has 73 of Glamorgan’s 150 for three, a lead of 92, after Sam Northeast’s 102 helped Kent post a first-innings 387 at the Spitfire Ground. 

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