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LV=CC, September 6: As it happened

Derbyshire secured a vital victory against relegation rivals Somerset while the matches at Trent Bridge and the Ageas Bowl ended in draws.

4:27pm - That ends another round of fixtures in the LV= County Championship. Here's what happened today:

Division One

Derbyshire beat Somerset by two wickets in a thrilling finale at Taunton to move out of the relegation zone.

Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire drew at Trent Bridge after a washout on day four.

Division Two

Hampshire versus Northamptonshire ended in a draw at the Ageas Bowl.

4:22pm - RESULT! Northamptonshire (438 & 135/3) draw with Hampshire (545) at the Ageas Bowl. David Sales ends unbeaten on 66 as the players shake hands in the middle. Both sides take eight points from the contest, leaving the visitors 29 points clear of third-placed Essex, who have a game in hand.

3:51pm - Sales records a fifty and levels the scores with a four. A leg-bye then puts Northants into the lead.

3:45pm - Neil McKenzie strikes to remove Alex Wakely for two. Northants still trail by five runs with seven wickets in hand.

3:16pm - RESULT! Warwickshire (298 & 271) draw with Nottinghamshire (359) at Trent Bridge - No play was possible on day four, denying Nottinghamshire the chance to chase 211 for a win. They pick up 10 points, to move eight clear of the bottom two. 

3:13pm -  Tea is taken at the Ageas Bowl with Northamptonshire 100 for two - a deficit of seven runs. Sales is two short of a fifty as the match heads towards a draw.

3:01pm - Hampshire have a second wicket as Sales and Peters fall 13 runs short of a hundred partnership. It is the latter who has been dismissed, caught and bowled by Liam Dawson for 40. Northants trail by eight runs.

During tea the rain returned in Nottingham. It is not looking good for prospects of any play.

2:30pm -  Tea will be taken at 2:40pm at Trent Bridge and the pitch will be inspected at 3pm. 

Northants have moved to within 28 of Hampshire's score, with David Sales and Stephen Peters' partnership now worth 67.

2:11pm -  The rain continues to fall at Trent Bridge, where no play has been possible today. At the Ageas Bowl, Hampshire have been unable to add to their early wicket. Northants are 65 for one, still trailing by 42.

1:35pm -  RESULT! Somerset (103 & 438) lose to Derbyshire (298 & 244/8) by two wickets at Taunton - The ball runs away to the fine-leg boundary for four leg-byes to secure a huge victory for Derbyshire. The visitors move above Somerset and out of the drop zone.

1:32pm -  Alfonso Thomas takes the new cherry and Chanderpaul turns down an early single, but gets one from the fifth delivery. He regains the strike for Lewis Gregory's over with four runs needed.

1:27pm - Chanderpaul picks up a single from the first delivery of the session, leaving five to win. Jack Leach now has Tim Groenewald to bowl at. The 29-year-old survives an appeal and sees out the remaining five deliveries. Somerset take the new ball.

1:23pm - The players head back out at Taunton. It promises to be a thrilling conclusion. Derbyshire need just six runs, with Shivnarine Chanderpaul on strike, to move ahead in Division One of Somerset, who need two wickets.

1pm - Play resumes at the Ageas Bowl and David Balcombe has James Middlebrook caught at slip in the first over after lunch. 

12:48pm - With the extra 15 minutes over, lunch is being taken at Taunton with Derbyshire needing six to win . Chanderpaul has 72 and number 10 Tim Groenewald six. Enjoy your meal lads!

12:45pm - Chanderpaul hits economical spinner Jack Leach for four, meaning 12 are wanted with two wickets left.

12:32pm - An extra 15 minutes is being played at Taunton but the rain seems set in at Trent Bridge.

12:19pm - India spinner Chawla has a fifth victim, David Wainwright stumped by Kieswetter for seven, leaving 28 required with two wickets left.

Lunch is being taken at the Ageas Bowl so the only current play is at Taunton.

12:09pm - Somerset strikes again, Piyush Chawla trapping Tom Poynton in front for seven. Derbyshire are 206 for seven with 38 still needed. Chanderpaul is on 55.

11:57am - Bad light intervenes for a second time today at the Ageas Bowl where Northants are eight without loss from three overs.

11:45am - Chanderpaul raises a fifty and Derbyshire need 51 to move out of the relegation zone at Somerset’s expense. Kieswetter is withdrawn after bowling three wicketless overs of off-spin for 14 runs.

11:32am - They’re back on at the Ageas Bowl and Hampshire are all out for 545 , for a first-innings lead of 107, as Muhammad Azhar Ullah ousts James Tomlinson for 14, leaving David Balcombe unbeaten on 30.

11:29am - Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Alex Hughes share a fifty partnership for Derbyshire’s sixth wicket, leaving the visitors to Taunton needing 67 more to win. Incredibly, Somerset skipper Marcus Trescothick then brings wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter on to bowl!

11:16am - Bad light forces the players off at the Ageas Bowl, with Hampshire having quickly added 20 to their overnight score. There will be no play before lunch at Trent Bridge.

11:03am - Hampshire versus Northants has resumed, meaning Notts against Warwickshire is the sole delayed championship game.

10:32am -  There are delayed starts at Trent Bridge and the Ageas Bowl - the action at the latter is due to begin at 11am - but play is under way at Taunton.

10:20am - Unfortunately the weather forecast across much of the UK today is wet, with England’s opening NatWest Series one-day international versus Australia at Headingley already delayed.

10:12am - Victory for Derbyshire will lift them out of the relegation zone at their opponents’ expense while defeat for Nottinghamshire would leave them teetering above the bottom two. Northamptonshire, second in Division Two, need at least to avoid losing with third-placed Essex winning yesterday and having a match in hand.

10am - Hello and welcome to’s live text commentary on this week’s three remaining LV= County Championship games, including two with a bearing on relegation. Here’s how they stand:

Division One

Derbyshire are 127 for four   against Somerset at Taunton, needing 117 runs for victory.

Nottinghamshire require 211 runs to win after bowling out Warwickshire for 27   at Trent Bridge.

Division Two

Hampshire are 515 for nine  in their first innings, a lead of 77 against Northamptonshire at the Ageas Bowl.

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