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LV=CC & YB40, May 22: As it happened

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10:02pm - That's all the county action done for today. Join us for more tomorrow.

9:57pm - RESULT! Hampshire Royals (250/1) beat Lancashire Lightning (244/6) by nine wickets at the Ageas Bowl: Carberry finishes things off in style, clearing the cover rope off Kerrigan to finish unbeaten on 150 from 115 balls, his highest one-day score. That was a truly magnificent innings from the opener. Adams contributed 66 to an unbroken second-wicket partnership of 173 and the hosts made it home with six overs to spare.

9:48pm - We can safely say that Hampshire will be extending their lead at the top of Group B. They are almost home now, with Carberry - so strong square of the wicket - and Adams exhibiting domination of the Lancashire attack.

9:38pm - Adams may have been overshadowed by Carberry this evening, but the captain's contribution has been important. A lofted four over mid-off takes him to 50 from 46 balls.

9:33pm - Oliver Newby finally draws a mis-hit from Carberry, but Parry is unable to take a tough diving chance in the deep. The next ball is bludgeoned for another four.

9:28pm - Hampshire and Lancashire start an LV= County Championship game at the Ageas Bowl tomorrow. The hosts are doing their best to get some extra sleeping time in ahead of that fixture by completing their chase in quick time. It has been a cakewalk thus far and Hampshire need 68 from 83 balls as their second-wicket stand reaches 100.

9:16pm - Carberry cracks Simon Kerrigan through the covers to bring up a sensational hundred off 77 balls. You are unlikely to see a classier one-day innings this summer. Hampshire are 162 for one and need just 83 now from 17 overs.

9:01pm - Sky Sports commentator Bob Willis describes Carberry’s knock as "scintillating" as the left-hander claims yet another boundary, this time through cover. He is now just 13 short of a fifth List A ton...and Hampshire are in cruise control.

8:52pm - This is far too easy for Hampshire at present. Successive driven fours from Adams off Croft heap further misery on the visitors. Carberry, who is seeing it like a beach ball, follows up with back-to-back fours of his own facing Parry.

8:45pm - After bringing up his fifty from 36 balls, Carberry almost cleans up his batting partner with a brutal straight drive for four.

Hampshire subsequently move into three figures in the 15th over, following a tight set of six from Steven Croft - one of two spinners currently in operation together with Stephen Parry.

Michael Carberry

8:28pm - Lancashire make a much-needed breakthrough when Vince, having looked so assured en route to 25, pulls Kyle Hogg straight to deep square-leg. Hampshire, who took the batting powerplay immediately, are 77 for one from 10.3 overs as skipper Jimmy Adams walks in.

8:17pm - An enormous six over midwicket off Wayne White takes Carberry to 48, but there is an appeal for a catch at short third man from the next delivery. A replay confirms it was a bump ball and Hampshire end the mandatory powerplay on 64 for nought.

8:10pm - Carberry really is racing along at the Ageas Bowl, helping Hampshire past 50 without loss in the seventh over. The left-hander has had much of the strike so far and punished some rather loose Lancashire bowling.

@hantscricket on Twitter: Huge pull for six by Carberry. The Royals move on to 29-0 off four overs. Carberry 22*, Vince 5*. 216 runs to win.

7:45pm - Hampshire start their reply with Michael Carberry, who hit 96 in Sunday’s YB40 defeat of Durham, and James Vince opening.

7:25pm - Lancashire post a competitive 244 for six as Cross, who launched the same bowler way over the midwicket rope in his previous over, falls off the innings’ last ball to Wood for 36. Wayne White is unbeaten on 27 but Prince’s 100 has underpinned that total.

@LancsCCC on Twitter: Four overs of batting power play finish the innings. 210-5.

7:02pm - Gareth Cross strikes Ervine for four to raise Lancashire’s 200 with five overs and wickets left.

6:57pm - Below are the close-of-play scores in the LV= County Championship. Stay here for continued coverage of the Yorkshire Bank 40 game between Hampshire Royals and Lancashire Lightning.

Division One
Middlesex, who won the toss, are 11 for two in reply to Durham’s 259 all out at the Emirates Durham ICG.
Sussex are 298 for nine, responding to Somerset's 76 all out after the visitors won the toss at Horsham.

Division Two
Leicestershire were 142 all out in reply to Glamorgan's 442 for nine declared on day two at Grace Road.
Kent are 20 for one, responding to Essex’s 212 after the visitors won the toss at Chelmsford.
Worcestershire, who won the toss, are 65 without loss after Gloucestershire were 234 all out at New Road.

6:54pm - It’s all over for the day at Horsham. Sussex are 298 for nine, leading Somerset by 222 on first innings. Steve Magoffin, who snared 8-20 as the visitors were skittled for 76, is unbeaten on 21 alongside Monty Panesar on 17.

6:48pm - Prince goes to a hundred from 84 deliveries with 11 fours and a six thanks to a leg-side single off Wood. He falls next ball, top-edging a pull off Sean Ervine to be caught behind.

6:38pm - Simon Katich chips David Griffiths to mid-on to depart for nine, leaving Lancashire 169 for three - one ball shy of 30 overs. Prince has 94.

@SussexCCC on Twitter: Five overs left in the day at Horsham


6:33pm - Stumps are drawn in the meeting of the Division One high-flyers at the Emirates Durham ICG where Middlesex are 11 for two after the hosts were all out for 259.

@LancsCCC on Twitter: After a bit of treatment for a wrist injury, Prince is into the 90s. 164-3 in the 29th.

6:26pm - Steve Kirby has James Anyon caught behind to make Sussex 271 for nine towards the end of an action-packed day a Horsham.

6:15pm - It’s stumps in all three Division Two games. Hogan has Nathan Buck caught behind to dismiss Leicestershire for 142, a first-innings deficit of 300. Hogan took 4-25 and Glover 4-51.

Kent close on 20 for one in reply to Essex’s 212 and Worcestershire end the day at 65 without loss, responding to Gloucestershire’s 234. Captain Daryl Mitchell is unbeaten on 46.

Prince and Karl Brown share a century stand but the latter soon falls for 44 to Liam Dawson thanks to a diving catch at deep midwicket from Chris Wood.

6:07pm - Middlesex lose both opening batsmen in the first two overs of their reply. Onions bowls Sam Robson for nought and Thorp pins Chris Rogers in front.

6pm - Ashwell Prince heralds a fifty from 49 balls in the same over, the 20th, that Lancashire reach three figures against Hampshire.

Three wickets fall in three overs at Horsham. After Hamilton-Brown goes, Peter Trego removes Chris Jordan for nought and Thomas has Ben Brown lbw for 18. Sussex are 241 for eight.

@Middlesex on Twitter: WICKET! Harris takes the final one as Mustard is ct by Roland-Jones for 62 & Durham are all out for 259 - great stuff well done lads!!

5:48pm - Alfonso Thomas has a third wicket: Hamilton-Brown caught behind for 77 from 90 balls.

Leicestershire are eight down as John Glover bowls Jigar Naik.

@hantscricket on Twitter: Dimi has bowled through and finished with figures of 2-30 from his eight overs. Lancs 74-2

@DurhamCricket on Twitter: BANG! @colonel19 brings up his 50 with a boundary and then follows it up with another the next ball! He is on 56*. Durham 253-9.

Steve Kirby

5:38pm - Corey Collymore has two wickets in two balls, bowling Callum Thorp and trapping Mark Wood in front. Graham Onions plays out a double-wicket-maiden at the end of which Durham are 245 for nine.

Rob Key falls early in Kent’s reply to Essex’s 212, caught behind off David Masters.

5:18pm - Stevens strikes twice in an over to dismiss Essex for 212 and for figures of 4-36. David Masters and Tom Craddock are the men to go.

Neil Dexter’s occasional seam bowling has Gareth Breese caught behind to reduce Durham to 230 for seven.

Matt Machan is run out for 26, making Sussex 201 for five in reply to Somerset’s 76, but Rory Hamilton-Brown is unbeaten on a swift 63.

Leicestershire are in further trouble versus Glamorgan with Josh Cobb bowled by Michael Reed for 29. The Grace Road hosts are 98 for seven in reply to 442 for nine.

5:10pm - Mascarenhas strikes again for Hampshire to remove Steven Croft for 10, caught behind by temporary substitute wicketkeeper Adam Wheater, and leaves Lancashire 29 for two in the eighth over.

@GlamCricket on Twitter: Leics 84/6 as Boyce is caught at second slip off John Glover.

4:56pm - After helping his side pick up a batting bonus point, in-form Napier is caught at midwicket off Darren Stevens for 57.

Lancashire, meanwhile, have lost Stephen Moore cheaply in their YB40 clash, George Bailey taking a fine diving catch at backward point off Dimitri Mascarenhas.

@Middlesex_CCC on Twitter: WICKET!! Smith is out for 37, caught by Malan off the bowling of Berg & Durham are 204-6 with Mustard 24*

4:41pm - What a bowler Alan Richardson is; he picks up another three quick wickets to finish with figures of 8-37 as Gloucestershire are dismissed for 234.

Essex, meanwhile, lose James Foster for 47 soon after Graham Napier passes 50.

@LancsCCC on Twitter: Adam Wheater ruled out at last minute due to side strain. Hants name Michael Bates in team, but he's making a dash from seconds. Tom Alsop will keep wicket as a sub initially.

4:24pm - What a start for Glamorgan after the interval, Graham Wagg having Shiv Thakor caught at slip and Michael Hogan trapping Rory Burns lbw to leave Leicestershire 47 for five.

4:18pm - And some Yorkshire Bank 40 news: Hampshire Royals have won the toss and chosen to field against Lancashire Lightning at the Ageas Bowl.

Alan Richardson's fine day, meanwhile, continues as he bowls Jack Taylor and leaves Gloucestershire 219 for seven.

Phil Mustard

4:10pm - It's currently tea at most games and here are the scores as of now:

Division One
Durham are 183 for five against Middlesex after losing the toss at the Emirates Durham ICG.
Sussex are 140 for four, responding to Somerset's 76 after the visitors won the toss at Horsham.

Division Two
Gloucestershire are 219 for six against Worcestershire after losing the toss at New Road.
Essex are 165 for six against Kent after losing the toss at Chelmsford.
Leicestershire are 41 for four replying to Glamorgan's 442 for nine declared on day two at Grace Road.

3:50pm - Jack Taylor is in a hurry for Gloucestershire. The number eight has collected six quick fours, including four in succession off Chris Russell, to gain a first batting point for his side.

3:37pm - Yardy has not lasted long. He is now out for 15, bowled by Peter Trego.

Not for the first time this summer, Graham Napier is helping to lead Essex out of a sticky situation. He and James Foster have put on 42 for the seventh wicket thus far.

3:25pm - Now Marshall has fallen too, leaving Gloucestershire 173 for six and in a spot of bother at New Road.

Michael Yardy has hit Kirby for three straight fours to get Sussex back on track.

Leicestershire are three down as Hogan removes Ned Eckersley for four.

3:10pm - Harris has two wickets in two overs with Paul Collingwood caught at midwicket for one.

Thomas strikes twice in an over to peg Sussex back to 91 for three. Nash is bowled for 46 before Joe Gatting follows.

Leicestershire lose two early wickets in reply to Glamorgan’s 442 for nine declared. Hogan ousts Greg Smith and Glover has Michael Thornely lbw in the next over.

Daryl Mitchell gets Benny Howell caught behind on 36, ending a stand of 74 with Hamish Marshall who has 45. Gloucestershire are 173 for five.

3:01pm - Middlesex’s James Harris has Ben Stokes caught behind for 19, leaving Durham 145 for four in the clash of the Division One high-flyers.

Hamish Marshall

2:51pm - Steve Kirby breaks through for Somerset, having Wells caught behind for 30. Sussex lead by eight with the small matter of nine first-innings wickets left.

Darren Stevens traps Mark Pettini in front for 16, reducing Essex to 109 for six.

2:45pm - Allenby posts a first-class best 138 not out immediately before Michael Hogan bowls Nathan Buck for 12, prompting Glamorgan to declare on 442 for nine.

2:35pm - Sussex overtake Somerset’s 76 with three for Chris Nash off Alfonso Thomas. Nash has 42 and Luke Wells 28. It could be a long day for Somerset.

Essex have breached three figures, still five wickets down.

2:23pm - Naik has his second wicket since lunch, John Glover lbw for eight, so Glamorgan are 412 for eight.

@Middlesex_CCC on Twitter: WICKET! Jennings has gone lbw to the bowling of Collymore & Durham are 114-3 with Smith 4*

2:10pm - Essex lose two in an over as Charlie Shreck has Ryan ten Doeschate, playing his first game of the county season on return from the Indian Premier League, caught behind for one and Ben Foakes on his way for nought. The hosts are 77 for five!

2:01pm - Worcestershire seamer Alan Richardson, who last week took 12 wickets as Kent were thrashed, has his fourth scalp today. Alex Gidman is bowled for 41 to make Gloucestershire 99 for four.

For no loss, Sussex are more than halfway to Somerset’s paltry 76 all out.

1:53pm - Davies has a third wicket, his second in two overs, as Jaik Mickleburgh is caught at second slip for 37.

At Grace Road, Graham Wagg is held at slip for 58 off Jigar Naik, having hit the spinner for six at the start of the over. Glamorgan are therefore 395 for seven with Jim Allenby unbeaten on 111.

Scott Borthwick heralds a half-century with a four off Gareth Berg but next ball is caught behind for 52, making Durham 108 for two against Middlesex.

John Simpson, Neil Dexter & Scott Borthwick

1:45pm - Play has resumed after lunch in all five LV= County Championship games and there is already a wicket at Chelmsford where Mark Davies has ousted Ravi Bopara for nought, leaving Essex 69 for two versus Kent.

@DurhamCricket on Twitter: There is blue sky and sunshine here at Emirates Durham ICG come on down & watch the boys bat this afternoon!

@EssexCricket on Twitter: Congratulations Tom Westley for being awarded his County Cap from James Foster at lunch today

1:13pm - Well, the bad day continues for Somerset, their innings coming to an end on 76 as Jordan gets his second wicket.

Kent make their first breakthrough, Mark Davies bowling Westley for 31, while Richardson picks up his third scalp at New Road when bowling Chris Dent for 29. Glamorgan have gained another batting bonus point with Allenby 104 not out at lunch. Here are the scores at the interval:

Division One
Durham are 100 for one against Middlesex after losing the toss at the Emirates Durham ICG.
Sussex are 13 without loss, responding to Somerset's 76 after the visitors won the toss at Horsham.

Division Two
Gloucestershire are 85 for three against Worcestershire after losing the toss at New Road.
Essex are 69 for one against Kent after losing the toss at Chelmsford.
Glamorgan are 381 for six against Leicestershire on day two at Grace Road.

12:40pm - The Steve Magoffin Show continues! He now has 8-20 having had Jack Leach caught behind and bowls Jos Buttler, who managed a quick 22 having been on for a hiding to nothing batting with the tail. Durham, meanwhile, have got off to a decent start against Middlesex, reaching 88 for one with Keaton Jennings and Scott Borthwick well set.

12:20pm - Jaik Mickleburgh and Tom Westley have taken Essex beyond 50 without loss, while Somerset have reached the same mark for the loss of seven wickets!

Steve Magoffin

Glamorgan, meanwhile, are now on to 333 for six with Allenby edging towards three figures.

12pm - Suddenly Somerset are in absolute disarray as Magoffin claims three wickets in an over! What a performance by the Australian. After Chris Jordan gets in on the act by trapping Alex Barrow in front, the paceman has Marcus Trescothick and Peter Trego caught behind before ousting Alfonso Thomas lbw. The visitors are 43 for seven and Magoffin has figures of 6-13 from seven overs!

11:51am - Sussex are making a statement this morning, led by Magoffin. He has Hildreth taken at slip to leave the visitors 42 for three and under pressure.

In Division Two, Worcestershire lose a second wicket as Richardson earns another leg-before verdict, Dan Housego the man to depart.

Wondering why we have not mentioned the action at Chelmsford yet? Well, it's simple really: not much is happening. Essex have edged along to 27 without loss after 13 overs; that's proper cricket.

11:40am - Somerset's decision to bat is not looking too inspired at the moment; Alviro Petersen has departed to Magoffin as well, pinned in front.

11:24am - And now some not-so-good news for Glamorgan fans: Mark Wallace has been dismissed by Ollie Freckingham, with the hosts 288 for six.

11:16am - We have our first wickets of the morning as Steve Magoffin castles Arul Suppiah at Horsham, Corey Collymore has Mark Stoneman caught behind at the Emirates Durham ICG and Alan Richardson traps Michael Klinger in front at New Road. Meanwhile, Glamorgan have started day two well versus Leicestershire, Jim Allenby reaching a half-century.

10:55am - What better way to prepare for the matches about to begin than by reading's preview for all the team news?

10:43am - The games beginning this morning look set to commence on time. Here is the news from the tosses:

Division One
Middlesex win the toss and choose to bowl at the Emirates Durham ICG.
Somerset win the toss and decide to bat at Horsham.

Division Two
Worcestershire win the toss and opt to bowl at New Road.
Kent win the toss and elect to field at Chelmsford.

10:15am - Hello and welcome to our live coverage of today's domestic action. Leicestershire versus Glamorgan resumes with the visitors 256 for five at Grace Road, while four other LV= County Championship games begin. Our commentary will be rounded off by the Yorkshire Bank 40 meeting between Hampshire Royals and Lancashire Lightning, which starts late afternoon.

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