LV=CC, May 2: As it happened
6:34pm - Play at Lord’s is done for the day as Surrey close on 267 for four. What a day it has been, most notably with sensational wins for Durham and Yorkshire. Here are the scores:
Durham beat Nottinghamshire by six wickets at Trent Bridge.
Yorkshire defeated Derbyshire by an innings and 39 runs at Headingley.
Sussex are 129 for one in reply to Warwickshire’s 453 on day two at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground.
Surrey are 267 for four against Middlesex on the first day at Lord’s.
Gloucestershire are 16 for no wicket in their second innings, needing 172 more to beat Leicestershire on the last day at Grace Road.
Lancashire are 104 for four, trailing Glamorgan by 15 runs after two days at Colwyn Bay.
Kent are six without loss, 26 behind Northamptonshire at the end of day two at Canterbury.
6:22pm - Stumps have been drawn at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground where Sussex are 129 for one in reply to Warwickshire’s 453. Wells is unbeaten on 76. The only game still going is at Lord’s.
6:13pm - It’s also the close at Colwyn Bay. Lancashire are 104 for four, making them 15 behind Glamorgan. Katich is unbeaten on 28 alongside nightwatchman James Anderson.
6:06pm - It’s stumps at Canterbury, where Kent are three for none in their second innings - 26 behind Northants, and at Grace Road, where Gloucestershire are 16 for no wicket needing another 172 to beat Leicestershire.
Ashwell Prince and Simon Katich share a patient fifty partnership just before Hogan traps the former in front for 25. That makes Lancashire 101 for four in their second dig, trailing Glamorgan by 18.
5:56pm - Burns’ innings is over as Tim Murtagh bowls him for 114 from 267 balls, featuring 12 fours. Surrey therefore have two new batsmen in.
5:48pm - RESULT! Nottinghamshire (320 & 333) lost to Durham (471 & 184/4) by six wickets at Trent Bridge: Mustard falls to Swann for 72 from 54 balls, featuring seven fours and two sixes, the over before the visitors complete a famous win. They raced to their target in 20.2 overs with 16 balls to spare as Swann ended with 4-56. Durham have their second win from four while Notts have one in three.
@DurhamCricket on Twitter: A FOUR to Breese and WE HAVE WON!! A simply amazing batting peformance!
@SussexCCC on Twitter: WICKET...Nash edges Wright to second slip low down and it bounces off Porterfield into the hands of Chopra. Stood his ground but gone. 108/1
5:36pm - Swann has a third wicket, Dale Benkenstein caught behind for nine, but new man Gareth Breese hits his second ball for six to leave 13 required.
Vikram Solanki is caught behind off Corey Collymore for 43, leaving Surrey 216 for three. Sussex are into three figures for no loss.
Northants are all out for 303, a first-innings lead of 32. Steven Crook, having just helped to take 16 runs from a Shreck over, was last out for 62 to Coles. Rob Newton was unbeaten on 21.
5:26pm - Ben Stokes clouts Swann for six but next ball is stumped for 12, leaving Durham needing a further 33 with eight wickets left.
Leicestershire have set Gloucestershire 188 to win with Robbie Williams snaring Craig Miles to dismiss the Grace Road hosts for 217. Will Gidman took 4-39.
Wells has a half-century for Sussex and Northants are nine down versus Kent, Trent Copeland having fallen to Charlie Shreck.
5:15pm - Swann has Stoneman caught in the leg side for 69 from 38 deliveries. At the end of the over Durham require 58 for victory but Phil Mustard then launches Samit Patel for a maximum.
@Middlesex on Twitter: Surrey are 199-2 and the new ball is being taken...come on the Middle!
5:07pm - Stoneman takes Durham to three figures with a six off Graeme Swann. After 10 overs they require 78 more to win with 10 wickets in hand.
@surreycricket on Twitter: 100 for @roryburns17 came off 251 balls with 10x4
Matthew Boyce and Jigar Naik added 50 for Leicestershire’s eighth second-innings wicket but Will Gidman has had Boyce caught behind for 35. Gloucestershire trail by 177.
4:55pm - Mark Stoneman has sped to a 24-ball fifty with eight fours and a six as Durham continue to press for victory over Notts.
@miller_cricket on Twitter: There have been more runs in five overs of Durham's run-chase than in the entire morning session at Lord's
Peters is out for 106 off Mark Davies as Northants now narrowly trail on first innings.
4:44pm - Durham have made a flying start to their pursuit of 183 with 41 from four overs. The overs equation seems to be 16 from 5pm.
Sussex have moved past 50 with opening batsmen Chris Nash and Luke Wells going well in reply to Warwickshire’s 453.
4:30pm - RESULT! Derbyshire (475 & 163) have lost by an innings and 39 runs to Yorkshire (677/7d) at Headingley: Brooks takes 5-40, his first Yorkshire five-for, by having Tony Palladino lbw for nought. Poor old Chesney Hughes hit 270 and lost by an innings! Yorkshire have two victories from three games but Derbyshire remain winless.
Lancashire have lost two wickets since tea, Michael Reed has Paul Horton caught behind for 24 and Michael Hogan bowls Karl Brown for 13. Lancashire are 49 for three in their second innings, 70 behind.
Northants skipper Stephen Peters has a ton as his side get close to first-innings parity with Kent.
4:24pm - Derbyshire are nine down and 40 behind with Adil Rashid bowling Tim Groenewald.
Steven Finn breaks a stand of 147 between Rory Burns and Arun Harinath by having the latter caught behind for 61.
@TrentBridge on Twitter: Durham head out to start their second innings. Stoneman and Mustard to open
4:07pm - Graeme Swann is trapped in front by Scott Borthwick for 57 - his first championship fifty in five years - as Nottinghamshire are dismissed for 333. Borthwick ended with 4-87. Durham need 182 to win from a minimum of 24 overs, a stiff ask, but there is confusion as to how many remain.
Yorkshire are heading for an innings defeat as Jack Brooks strikes twice in two balls to leave Derbyshire 157 for eight, needing 45 to make the Headingley hosts bat again. Dan Redfern was caught behind and Tom Poynton lbw.
@Yorkshireccc on Twitter: Brooks gets two in two balls, Poynton trapped lbw, but Groenewald just survives the hat-trick ball
Kent’s Matt Coles has David Willey caught behind for 25, making Northamptonshire 186 for seven in reply to 271.
3:58pm - Tea is delayed at Trent Bridge as Durham continue their hunt for the final Nottinghamshire wicket. The players are putting their feet up at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground and Lord’s however, so here’s the state of play from across the country.
Derbyshire are 157 for six, trailing Yorkshire by 45 runs on the final day at Headingley.
Nottinghamshire are 322 for nine, 171 runs ahead of Durham on the final day at Trent Bridge.
Sussex are 34 without loss in reply to Warwickshire’s 453 at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground.
Surrey are 144 for one on the first day against Middlesex at Lord’s.
Leicestershire are 166 for seven and lead Gloucestershire by 136 runs on day three at Grace Road.
Lancashire are 31 for one, trailing Glamorgan by 88 runs on day two at Colwyn Bay.
Northamptonshire are 178 for six in reply to Kent's 271 at Canterbury.
3:51pm - All three Division Two games are also taking tea with Leicestershire, Lancashire and Northamptonshire all grateful for a breather as they attempt to regain the initiative. Northants skipper Peters remains unbeaten on 81 at Canterbury.
@surreycricket on Twitter: And @roryburns17 has moved past 1,000 First Class runs in his career
3:44pm - In the final over before tea, Yorkshire have their sixth wicket and a game that was seemingly meandering towards a draw has suddenly come to life. Rashid has got through David Wainwright’s defences with a wonderful delivery bringing Jonathan Clare to the wicket. No word yet on whether Tony Palladino will be able to bat with the visitors still trailing by 45. A really good session for the home side.
Swann is tipping the balance in favour of the hosts at Trent Bridge. Nottinghamshire’s lead is now 150.
@DurhamCricket on Twitter: Swann 32* & Shahzad 8* providing the resistance and Notts lead by 147. We need this final wicket so we can start chasing the runs down
3:34pm - Brooks is in the groove for Yorkshire, with Madsen falling lbw for 52. The White Rose’s winter recruit took four wickets for 15 balls in the defeat to Sussex in the first round of fixtures. A repeat of those efforts and we’ll really have a game on our hands at Headingley.
No further cause for concern for Lancashire at Colwyn Bay as Paul Horton and Brown attempt to reduce the arrears.
3:28pm - Not to be outdone by Burns, Harinath has now reached his half-century. The second-wicket pair have put on 110 and look set for sizeable scores as the afternoon progresses.
Madsen has also passed 50. The Derbyshire skipper has made half-centuries in both innings at Headingley and will be now hoping to marshal his side to a draw.
Northamptonshire are 151 for six with David Murphy bowled by Mark Davies for five while Nottinghamshire have a 145-run lead thanks to a few lusty blows from Swann.
3:17pm - Jack Brooks has given Yorkshire a boost at Headingley. Durston spent 17 balls trying to add to his 50 before hitting on the up through midwicket to give Phil Jaques the opportunity to take a fantastic one-handed catch. Derbyshire are 139 for four, trailing by 63.
Surrey have passed 100 as Middlesex’s bowlers are made to toil. It’s been attritional stuff at the home of cricket but the visitors are beginning to make hay on a bright and sunny day at Lord’s.
Shiv Thakor lasted just 11 balls before Jack Taylor had him bowled for two as Gloucestershire continue to press for a win.
3:06pm - There has been early success for Glamorgan in Lancashire’s second innings as Luke Procter edges Michael Hogan behind to Mark Wallace for four while Sussex opening pair Chris Nash and Luke Wells have started their reply to Warwickshire’s earlier efforts.
3:02pm - Gloucestershire have taken two hugely important wickets at Grace Road with Cobb and Sarwan both removed. Cobb made 43 before he was caught by Will Gidman off Benny Howell and Sarwan was bowled by Howell in his next over for 44. The hosts lead by 120, but with only four wickets remaining, Michael Klinger’s men will sense victory.
Anyon has accounted for Boyd Rankin, caught behind by Matt Prior for six, as Warwickshire finish on 453. Chris Jordan ends with 4-73 while Panesar had just two wickets to show from his 41 overs.
Durston has his fifty, from 61 balls, as the encounter at Headingley slides towards a draw.
Nottinghamshire lead by 125...
2:50pm - Woakes has tried to up the ante against Sussex but is now on his way back to the changing rooms after swinging across the line to England colleague Monty Panesar. Woakes made an entertaining 72 from 98 balls.
Broad has also been dismissed at Trent Bridge, caught by Will Smith for 10, to give Borthwick his third wicket of the innings. The home side lead by 108.
Kent, meanwhile, continue to take wickets at regular intervals with James Middlebrook falling to Calum Haggett for 24, caught behind. Northamptonshire are 133 for five.
Burns is taking the applause at Lord’s as he reaches his half-century from 166 balls. A patient knock from the 22-year-old.
50 overs to go at Headingley where Derbyshire trail by 84.
2:39pm - No sooner had Warwickshire celebrated a 100-run stand for the eighth wicket, Milnes was bowled by James Anyon for 42. Still, a timely contribution from the youngster which has put the fly in the ointment from a Sussex perspective. The visitors are 446 for eight.
Murray Goodwin made 69 before he was bowled by Hogg, meaning Glamorgan will be made to settle for a 119-run first-innings lead. Hogg claimed the final three wickets to end with 3-44. Simon Kerrigan will be pleased with his final figures of 4-48.
Wes Durston and Wayne Madsen have weathered the early storm at Headingley as they reduce Derbyshire’s deficit to below 100. Adil Rashid and Tim Bresnan are probing for a much-needed wicket for the hosts.
2:26pm - Could Durham be on the verge of victory? Well, they have taken a big step towards it with Lumb departing for 123, caught and bowled by Gareth Breese. Graeme Swann and Broad will need to put together a substantial partnership with Nottinghamshire leading by just 97.
Leicestershire have a 101-run lead over Gloucestershire at Grace Road. Josh Cobb and Ramnaresh Sarwan are the men putting in a useful shift for the hosts with an unbeaten 62-run stand for the fifth wicket.
Lancashire have unsurprisingly given the new ball to James Anderson as they look to prise the final Glamorgan wicket.
2:16pm - Much of Northamptonshire’s hopes of getting a first-innings advantage rest on the shoulders of captain Stephen Peters, who is now unbeaten on 55.
Woakes looks in good nick against Sussex. The England Lions all-rounder has hit six fours and one six in his half-century.
@Yorkshireccc on Twitter: Madsen and Durston showing great patience and have resisted Yorks best efforts after lunch. Derbys 73-2, trailing by 125, in 22 overs
2:09pm - Scott Borthwick has made a big breakthrough for Durham with Read caught by Paul Collingwood for 29. Stuart Broad is joining centurion Lumb in the middle with the visitors needing three more wickets at Trent Bridge before they can begin their run-chase.
Glamorgan have lost Michael Hogan for 10, caught by Karl Brown off Kyle Hogg, but they already have a more-than-useful 105-run lead at Colwyn Bay with one wicket remaining.
Andrew Hall was in positive mood against Kent before he was trapped lbw by Shreck for 12 from 12 balls. Still a lot of work for the visitors to do before they reach parity with Kent’s 271.
2:02pm - Chris Woakes and Tom Milnes have moved their eighth-wicket partnership beyond 50 at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground. The visitors are 387 for seven.
Michael Lumb and Chris Read are also building an important stand. Their 53-run seventh-wicket partnership has given Nottinghamshire a lead of 84.
Surrey are 51 for one at Lord’s, but it’s slow going. It’s taken the visitors 35.2 overs. Nevertheless, a solid platform is under construction with Rory Burns and Arun Harinath at the crease.
1:52pm - It has taken Murray Goodwin 105 balls to reach his half-century but they are all important runs for Glamorgan as they edge towards a 100-run lead over Lancashire.
Alex Wakely hasn’t lasted long at Canterbury. He’s edged Charlie Shreck through to Geraint Jones for one to leave Northamptonshire 82 for three.
1:45pm - Play has resumed at all seven grounds and we're expecting an intriguing afternoon of action.
@Middlesex_CCC on Twitter: Congratulations to Sam Robson who has just received his Middlesex county cap in front of the Pavilion
1:04pm - Shivnarine Chanderpaul falls on the stroke of lunch at Headingley - Plunkett's second scalp in as many overs - to put Derbyshire under huge pressure.
It has been a fine morning for Nottinghamshire, who are now 71 ahead of Durham with four wickets still in hand, thanks largely to 111 not out from Lumb.
Warwickshire have recovered from their early struggles on the south coast through useful innings from Chris Woakes and Tom Milnes, while Kyle Hogg has ousted Dean Cosker to ensure Glamorgan are eight down at Colwyn Bay.
Here are all the lunchtime scores:
Derbyshire are 47 for three on the final day at Headingley and trail Yorkshire, who declared their first innings on 677 for seven, by 155 runs.
Nottinghamshire are 222 for six, 71 ahead of Durham on day four at Trent Bridge.
On the second day of the match at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground, Warwickshire are 369 for seven against Sussex.
Surrey, who chose to bat at Lord's this morning, are 45 for one against Middlesex.
Leicestershire are 96 for four and lead Gloucestershire by 66 on day three at Grace Road.
Glamorgan are 203 for eight, 80 ahead of Lancashire after the second morning's play at Colwyn Bay.
At Canterbury, Northamptonshire have ended the second morning on 77 for two in reply to Kent's 271.
12:52pm - Big wicket at Headingley! Hughes, Derbyshire`s first-innings hero, has been caught in the slips off Liam Plunkett for 15. The visitors are 43 for two and will be desperate not to lose another batsman this morning.
Charlie Shreck has Sales caught behind to leave Northamptonshire 76 for two in reply to Kent's 271. That game looks very evenly poised at present.
Murray Goodwin is holding Glamorgan's innings together at Colwyn Bay. The Welsh side have secured a first batting point and lead by 78.
12:44pm - There have not been too many wickets in the last half-hour. Will we see a flurry before lunch I wonder?
12:32pm - Kerrigan grabs his third wicket of the day and fourth of the innings at Colwyn Bay to further check Glamorgan's progress. John Glover was lbw to the left-arm spinner for nine.
If you have seen much of Surrey in the last 12 months, there's every chance you will have been impressed by young Rory Burns at the top of the order. He has 27 of the visitors' 35 for one at Lord's.
Northamptonshire have moved past 50 at Canterbury, with experienced heads Stephen Peters and David Sales holding firm.
12:23pm - Well played Michael Lumb. The England Twenty20 international has brought up a hundred against Durham. However, the left-hander must surely bat on for a good while yet if Notts are to avoid defeat.
12:12pm - Yorkshire have an early scalp as Bresnan traps Billy Godleman lbw for nine!
Luke Fletcher's resistance has finally been ended by Scott Borthwick at Trent Bridge, where Lumb is two runs away from a century.
Gloucestershire have managed to get rid of Eckersley, with Benny Howell, who had Ramnaresh Sarwan dropped moments earlier, claiming his sixth wicket of the game. That means Leicestershire are effectively 39 for four.
12:02pm - Derbyshire are under way in their second innings, with Chesney Hughes - scorer of an unbeaten 270 earlier in the game - alongside Billy Godleman.
Leicestershire and Northamptonshire both lost early wickets this morning, but have responded well. Ned Eckersley is nearing a fifty for the Foxes.
Evans has been bowled behind his legs by Sussex and England spinner Monty Panesar.
@CricketingBears on Twitter: Straight six from Woakes almost into the commentary box....but I was ready to catch it!!!
@LancsCCC on Twitter: Nearly a seventh! Goodwin slashes Anderson just wide of the slips for four.
11:57am - Make that two important breakthroughs for Kerrigan! Mark Wallace falls to a catch at short-leg to leave Glamorgan 156 for six in reply to the Red Rose`s meagre 123.
11:52am - Yorkshire have now declared, 202 ahead on a mammoth 677 for seven. Things could get interesting in Leeds if Derbyshire lose a wicket or two prior to lunch, although the visitors will be encouraged by the flatness of the pitch.
Simon Kerrigan makes an important breakthrough for Lancashire, having Jim Allenby caught at midwicket for 46.
Lumb continues to defy Durham and now has 88. Luke Fletcher is also doing a grand job as nightwatchman for Nottinghamshire.
@LancsCCC on Twitter: Lancs still searching for a wicket. Allenby (45) with three fours on the trot off Anderson in 52nd over. Glam 151-4
11:47am - No declaration from Yorkshire, who are now more than 200 ahead, just yet as Adil Rashid and Liam Plunkett score freely.
Surrey, having lost Graeme Smith, continue to progress at a much slower rate against the threatening new-ball pairing Steven Finn and Tim Murtagh.
Although Warwickshire are six down, their two men at the crease - Chris Woakes and Laurie Evans - have plenty of ability with the bat. They are a place lower than normal due to Wright's introduction yesterday evening.
@Yorkshireccc on Twitter: Yorkshire now have their highest ever score against Derbyshire, 663-7, beating the 662 they recorded at Chesterfield in 1898
11:28am - Glamorgan are now into the lead against Lancashire at Colwyn Bay, for the loss of four first-innings wickets, while Notts have moved ahead as well.
Yorkshire are absolutely flying along, as you would expect. Their lead is already up to 168, although Tim Bresnan has just fallen to another Tim, Derbyshire seamer Groenewald, for a brisk 14.
Jordan strikes again for Sussex, removing Tim Ambrose for a duck. Warwickshire's last four batsmen - including nightwatchman Chris Wright - have been caught behind off Jordan for the addition of 20 runs.
Kent have their first wicket against Northamptonshire, with Mark Davies removing Kyle Coetzer.
@HomeofCricket on Twitter: Not a happy return to Lord's for Graeme Smith - caught low by Malan at first slip off Murtagh for a duck!
11:20am - Nottinghamshire have almost wiped out their arrears against Durham, but still have much to do with five batsmen already back in the hutch second time around. Michael Lumb, unbeaten on 79, is surely key.
Jonathan Trott has fallen four short of three figures in Warwickshire's away game at Sussex. Chris Jordan, who claimed two of the four wickets to fall yesterday, induced an edge through to Trott's England team-mate Matt Prior.
Yorkshire's Gary Ballance is out for 53 to give Derbyshire a boost. Jonathan Clare made the breakthrough.
Surrey have made a cautious start at Lord's, scoring five from as many overs.
11:11am - Gloucestershire improve their position at Grace Road as Will Gidman traps nightwatchman Ollie Freckingham lbw for his third wicket. At 35 for three, Leicestershire lead by only five in a fixture that is now into its third day.
11:05am - It could be a tough morning for Derbyshire, with Yorkshire looking for quick runs. The Tykes have moved past 600 now and will surely have a declaration in mind. Maybe another 100 runs first do we think?
Away from the county scene, South Africa have confirmed their squad for the Champions Trophy. All-round great Jacques Kallis misses out for personal reasons, but JP Duminy is set to feature after suffering a serious Achilles injury in Australia last winter.
11am - Elsewhere in Division One, Warwickshire will hope to build on an encouraging opening day at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground. There are also a trio of Division Two fixtures in progress.
Here's a look at how things currently stand, with Essex having beaten Hampshire with a day to spare yesterday:
Nottinghamshire are 145 for five in their second innings against Durham at Trent Bridge, trailing by six runs.
Yorkshire are 597 for five at Headingley, replying to Derbyshire’s 475 all out.
Warwickshire are 276 for four at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground after choosing to bat against Sussex.
Leicestershire are 32 for two in their second innings, leading Gloucestershire by two runs after two days at Grace Road.
Glamorgan are 110 for four after the opening day at Colwyn Bay, replying to Lancashire’s 123.
Kent were 271 all out after opting to bat against Northamptonshire at Canterbury.
10:47am - There could be intriguing finishes to the two matches entering their fourth and final day. Nottinghamshire trail Durham by six and have only five second-innings wickets in hand, so need to fight hard if they are to avoid defeat. At Headingley, Yorkshire piled on the runs yesterday to reach 597 for five in reply to Derbyshire's 475. The White Rose will surely aim to score quickly again this morning before bowling for a second time.
10:40am - Surrey have won the toss and elected to bat at the home of cricket. Here's our preview of that encounter.
10:20am - Good morning everyone. We have a busy day of LV= County Championship action ahead of us. The games at Trent Bridge and Headingley will draw to a conclusion today, while Middlesex's home match against Surrey - one of five other fixtures - gets under way at Lord's. We will endeavour to keep you up to date on all of the action from around the country.