County Cricket, May 5: As it happened
7:30pm - That ends a busy day of action. Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire were the winners after batting first in Group A of the Yorkshire Bank 40, Essex and Hampshire completed successful chases in Group B and the two Group C fixtures were won by Somerset and Glamorgan.
Join us again tomorrow when we will have live blog coverage on the final day of the Black Caps' tour match, together with another five YB40 fixtures.
7:27pm - RESULT! Essex Eagles (212/6) beat Durham Dynamos (209/5) by four wickets at the Emirates Durham ICG: They may have stumbled over the line, but Essex are unlikely to mind one bit. A lofted four from Tim Phillips finishes things off in the penultimate over and gets the Eagles back to winning ways following their heavy defeat to Hampshire in the tournament-opener.
7:17pm - Just one game still in progress then. Essex require 11 from 18 balls to defeat Durham following an expensive over from Wood. With five wickets remaining, that should not be a problem. Although as I type that, Graham Napier chips tamely to cover!
7:13pm - RESULT! Hampshire Royals (194/5) beat Scottish Saltires (192/7) by five wickets at the Ageas Bowl: A breezy nine-over stand of 64 between half-centurion Liam Dawson and Adam Wheater carries Hampshire to an ultimately comfortable win with 15 balls unused. The Saltires put up an excellent fight, but did not quite have enough to defend.
7:09pm - RESULT! Nottinghamshire Outlaws (287/4) beat Northamptonshire Steelbacks (204/8) by 83 runs at Wantage Road: The inevitable Notts victory is confirmed despite a defiant innings of 58 not out from Hall.
Durham have struck again with James Foster falling to Chris Rushworth. Are Essex going to throw away a golden opportunity?
7:07pm - Essex need 28 from 30, but they have just lost Mark Pettini to the impressive Wood.
Hampshire are almost home and hosed, with just nine more runs needed at the start of the 37th over.
6:52pm - In the YB40 matches still in progress, Hampshire and Essex are on course for victories, while Nottinghamshire's success is assured as Northants require 112 from the final three overs at Wantage Road!
6:49pm - RESULT! Worcestershire Royals (245/9) beat Sussex Sharks (154 all out) by 91 runs: This may well be the result of the day. Sussex are a strong one-day unit, but had no answer to Daryl Mitchell's century. Jack Shantry claimed the final two wickets in the space of three balls to wrap up proceedings with 8.1 overs unused.
6:43pm - RESULT! Glamorgan (285/7) beat Yorkshire Vikings (257 all out) by 28 runs at Colwyn Bay: Adil Rashid's unbeaten 42, from just 28 balls, proves in vain as Hogan seals Glamorgan's triumph by trapping Moin Ashraf lbw for a duck in the 39th over.
Sussex find themselves on the brink of defeat after Chris Jordan and James Anyon fall in successive overs.
6:38pm - Former Scotland captain Drummond gets rid of Adams! That makes things interesting.
6:36pm - Yorkshire are eight down and need 44 from the final three overs to beat Glamorgan.
Northants are hanging on through Andrew Hall and James Middlebrook, but require 19 an over!
Jimmy Adams has a valuable fifty for Hampshire, who have reduced their target to 65 from 72 balls.
@SussexCCC on Twitter: WICKET..and possibly the unluckiest way to go as Jordan drives Mitchell straight back but he touches onto the stumps and Yardy is run out
@GlamCricket on Twitter: Wicket ! Rhodes out for 18 b Owen Yorks 222/7 in 36th over
6:20pm - Stumps are drawn at Derby with the touring New Zealanders 199 for five and 334 ahead. BJ Watling and Tom Latham finish on 61 and 47, having shared 105 thus far. A morning declaration appears inevitable.
Durham have another as Westley falls lbw to Thorp for 71.
6:15pm - Michael Yardy remains unbeaten on 35 for Sussex, but he is fast running out of partners as Brett D'Oliveira removes Ben Brown.
Bopara departs for 10 against Durham, lbw to the first ball of a new spell from Mark Wood. However, Essex need just 75 runs from 95 balls, with eight wickets still in hand.
6:06pm - That could be that for Yorkshire as Bairstow departs to Michael Hogan for 53.
Hampshire are now four down, while Northants are facing almost certain defeat at 92 for seven, with Spriegel the latest to fall.
@SussexCCC on Twitter: WICKET..D'Oliveira traps Joyce LBW and Sussex are now 90/5 requiring 156
5:58pm - RESULT! Somerset (184/2) beat the Unicorns (183/8) by eight wickets with 24.3 overs to spare at Taunton: Trego finishes on 75 from 38 as Somerset complete the most emphatic of victories to get their Yorkshire Bank 40 campaign off to a storming start.
Westley has followed Quiney to 50 at the Emirates Durham ICG and been joined by Ravi Bopara.
Cosker, meanwhile, has struck again, accounting for Richard Pyrah to leave Yorkshire 181 for five.
New Zealand are finishing the second day of their tour game strongly; Tom Latham and BJ Watling have put on an unbroken 78 inside 20 overs to take their side’s lead beyond 300.
@GlamCricket on Twitter: Bairstow now 49 not out 179/4 107 more needed in 11 overs
5:47pm - Gordon Drummond bowls Bailey to boost Scottish hopes at the Ageas Bowl. A good finish is in prospect there with Hampshire, chasing 193, 66 for three after 15 overs.
Young Poysden gets a samll measure of revenge on Trescothick, taking a catch on the boundary to ensure Somerset's captain departs for a 49-ball 87 containing eight maximums. Jos Buttler then departs for a golden duck to make it two wickets in as many balls for Paul Hindmarch.
Gale is lbw on the sweep to Cosker at Colwyn Bay and that could be pivotal.
Durham pick up a much-needed first wicket as Quiney, on 50, drags a Scott Borthwick full-toss straight to deep midwicket.
@Yorkshireccc on Twitter: Flurry of boundaries recently, Bairstow onto 30 already, make that 36. 153-3 in the 27th.
5:42pm - Gale has a half-century for Yorkshire and Jonny Bairstow is going well, but the Vikings now need more than 10 an over.
George Bailey and Jimmy Adams have steadied the ship for Hampshire against Scotland, while Essex are progressing very nicely at the Emirates Durham ICG, reaching 82 without loss through Rob Quiney and Tom Westley.
It’s nearly all over at Taunton. Trescothick has now hit Garry Park for three successive sixes, leaving 37 required from 28 overs.
Samit Patel takes his wicket-tally to three, following his 95 earlier in the game, and Graeme Swann is in on the act too as Northants slide to 76 for six.
@derbyshireccc on Twitter: New Zealand 139-5 (36 overs) lead by 274. Watling 33* and Latham 20*, partnership now worth 45 runs. 12 overs remain in day.
@SomersetCCC on Twitter: After 4 maximums on the spin @Trescricket then practices his forward defensive shot. Genius
5:30pm - Worcestershire are firmly on top at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground. Rory Hamilton-Brown is run out for 12 to leave Sussex 45 for three in pursuit of 246.
Josh Poysden’s first over in List A cricket has yielded 24 runs. The Unicorns leg-spinner started off with two dot balls before being thrashed for four straight sixes by Trescothick, who has moved past 50 and taken Somerset into three figures inside 10 overs!
David Sales' departure for one has left Northants in a perilous position. England Under-19 wicketkeeper Ben Duckett joins fellow Northants debutant Matthew Spriegel.
Sussex are also four down due to Moeen Ali having Matt Prior stumped.
@SomersetCCC on Twitter: That was big! And dropped by the stag party in the Somerset Stand. And another! @tregs140 hits 2 maximums on the bounce!
@NorthantsCCC on Twitter: Alex Wakely now goes for 1 and the Steelbacks slump to 62-3 after 12 overs.
5:21pm - Ballance falls for exactly 50, stumped off a Dean Cosker wide.
Peter Trego and Marcus Trescothick are enjoying themselves at Taunton, where Somerset have raced to 74 without loss after eight overs.
Northants have lost both openers in quick succession against Notts to be 62 for two.
5:14pm - Well, well, well. Defending champions Hampshire, following their dismantling of Essex two days ago, are in a little trouble chasing 193 versus the Scottish Saltires. Openers Michael Carberry and the in-form James Vince have departed to leave the score 21 for two.
Another side struggling are Sussex in pursuit of 246, having lost Chris Nash and Luke Wells cheaply.
Gale and Ballance continue to impress for Yorkshire, taking their stand to 85, while Northamptonshire, Somerset and Essex have made strong starts to their replies.
5:04pm - RESULT! Surrey (338 & 85/1) have drawn with Middlesex (166 & 514/8d) at Lord's in their LV= County Championship Division One clash.
4:56pm - A reminder that there are a further five YB40 games tomorrow. Last year's beaten finalists Warwickshire host Kent in Group A, the two Group B games see Lancashire play Durham and Surrey entertain Hampshire. In Group C, Middlesex begin their campaign with a home match against Glamorgan, while the Unicorns take on Gloucestershire at Wormsley.
@derbyshireccc on Twitter - WICKET! Williamson drags on a turning delivery from Burgoyne for 49. New Zealand 94-5 (23 overs) lead by 229 runs. Watling 14 not out
4:48pm - Andrew Gale and Gary Ballance have taken Yorkshire's rebuilding effort on, their alliance edging towards the half-century mark.
Northants, meanwhile, are off to a solid start chasing 288 having reached 29 without loss after three overs.
4:30pm - Worcestershire lost four wickets for two towards the end of their innings, but have still posted a decent total.
Elstone ended unbeaten on 75 for the Unicorns, while Gordon Muchall and Gareth Breese contributed 49 and 41 respectively, both not out, to Durham’s total.
With the exception of the game at Colwyn Bay, which started 45 minutes early, all of our YB40 fixtures have reached the halfway stage. Here are the scores from around the country:
Nottinghamshire posted 287 for four after choosing to bat against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.
Worcestershire, who chose to bat, reached 245 for nine against Sussex at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground.
Durham made 209 for five after being put in by Essex at the Emirates Durham ICG.
Scotland were limited to 192 for seven by Hampshire, who won the toss at the Ageas Bowl.
Yorkshire, who lost the toss, are 17 for two after six overs replying to Glamorgan’s 285 for seven at Colwyn Bay.
The Unicorns were inserted at Taunton and compiled 183 for eight.
4:22pm – Elstone, formerly of Notts, now has 73 at almost a run a ball and is responsible for the Unicorns having something to defend at Taunton, although Somerset remain strong favourites.
Worcestershire skipper Mitchell has been run out for 107.
Derbyshire claim their fourth wicket, Dean Brownlie bowled by Mark Footitt to leave New Zealand 60 for four.
@hantscricket on Twitter: Big last two overs (33 off them) see Scotland to a score of 192-7 by the end of the innings. Mommsen 60* at the end. Hants need 193 to win
4:10pm - If Yorkshire had a mountain to climb, it is now one of Everest-like proportions. Graham Wagg has snared Phil Jaques and Joe Root for ducks in his first over to leave the Vikings one for two!
Notts finish on a whopping 287 for four, which looks likely to be the highest total of the day.
4:06pm - Patel falls in the final over of Notts’ innings, for a wonderful 66-ball 95 that has lifted his side up to 279 for four with five deliveries still to come.
Daryl Mitchell has 100 from as many balls for Worcestershire - his maiden List A century.
Elstone is nearing 50 for the Unicorns.
3:56pm - Taylor's excellent knock ends on 108. As you would expect, teams are now seeking quick runs at the end of their respective innings.
I forgot to mention that it is tea on the final day at Lord's and the second day at Derby. Surrey are 41 for one, while New Zealand are 37 for three.
@hantscricket on Twitter: WICKET: Wood (1-14 off 5) ends a stand of 43 as Cross (21) is caught at deep mid-wicket by Vince. Saltires: 131-6 (35th over).
3:46pm - It has been a fine start to the season for James Taylor and he has another century to his name, from just 98 deliveries. With Patel also continuing to motor along, Notts look set for at least 260 at Wantage Road.
Stokes will not kick on; he has been run out for 51 by Mahmood's direct hit at the Emirates Durham ICG.
3:43pm - Stokes moves to 50 for Durham but needs to keep going with four of his team-mates back in the hutch.
Craig Meschede has outstanding figures of 1-6 from six overs at Taunton, where the Unicorns are 127 for five with 10 overs to come.
Mitchell remains the key man for Worcestershire, who have lost Neil Pinner cheaply.
Yorkshire will need 286 to triumph at Colwyn Bay following a fine batting display by Glamorgan.
3:30pm - Tim Murtagh has Burns caught behind for 17 to stunt Surrey's progress.
Notts are flying, with Taylor unbeaten on 85 from 90 deliveries and Samit Patel approaching a half-century at a strike-rate in excess of 100.
New Zealand continue to struggle against Derbyshire's second-string attack; the tourists are 31 for three after Martin Guptill departed to Matt Higginbottom.
Pyrah, meanwhile, has followed up his removal of North with two wickets in as many balls. He has four in total, not a bad effort in his first outing this summer.
3:25pm - North is caught and bowled by Pyrah for 68 as Glamorgan look to finish with a flourish. Murray Goodwin is scoring at a rapid rate for the Colwyn Bay hosts, who have just moved beyond 250.
Scotland and the Unicorns are each five down, but the runs are flowing freely for Worcestershire, who have just lost Samaraweera for 41, and Nottinghamshire.
Surrey have made a positive start in pursuit of their huge target, reaching 32 without loss from six overs.
3:16pm - A fifty stand between Stokes and Benkenstein comes to an end when Sajid Mahmood accounts for the veteran with a slower ball.
The Unicorns have also lost a fourth wicket, Park falling to Max Waller.
@Yorkshireccc on Twitter: Glamorgan 217-4 (33 overs) North 57* Goodwin 12* - Wardlaw just dropped North in previous over and is on to bowl. Difficult chance though.
3:03pm - At the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground, Worcestershire are benefiting from a healthy alliance between Daryl Mitchell and overseas batsman Thilan Samaraweera. The skipper has brought up a brisk half-century in a partnership currently worth 68 from 12 overs.
Stokes continues to prosper with fours off Topley and Ravi Bopara.
Two other batsmen to pass 50 are Glamorgan’s Marcus North and Nottinghamshire’s Taylor.
Former county players Scott Elstone and Garry Park are stabilising the Unicorns innings at Taunton.
New Zealand slip to nine for two at Derby as Peter Fulton falls to Alasdair Evans.
@derbyshireccc on Twitter: WICKET! Rutherford is bowled by a quick delivery from Footitt without scoring. New Zealand 9-1 (2.4 overs) Fulton 3*
@surreycricket on Twitter: Middlesex 514-8 declared....minimum of 48 overs left..lead is 342
2:55pm - Scotland are now four down as they approach the 20-over mark against Hampshire, while Northamptonshire’s Steven Crook has ousted Hales for 50 at Wantage Road.
Ben Stokes and Dale Benkenstein have the task of rebuilding Durham’s innings against Essex. The former looks in good touch and has just thumped Reece Topley for six.
Yorkshire debutant Will Rhodes has dismissed Jim Allenby for his maiden List A wicket, but Glamorgan are well placed to post a good total at Colwyn Bay. With 11 overs to come, the Welsh side are 191 for four.
2:49pm - After striking three sixes in one over from part-timer Vikram Solanki, Dexter is out for 59. The fact that Rory Burns - who keeps wicket - has claimed the scalp suggests Surrey are seeking to hasten a declaration.
2:46pm - A draw appears inevitable at Lord's, where Middlesex have moved on to an impressive 508 for six at the second time of asking to lead Surrey by 336. Neil Dexter has passed 50, while wicketkeeper John Simpson is also going well.
2:42pm - Derbyshire have been dismissed for 154, a deficit of 135, as Bracewell claims 4-28 for the New Zealanders.
Alex Hales and James Taylor have taken Notts to 83 for one, while Glamorgan's Cooke eventually departs for 58. At the Ageas Bowl, David Balcombe has ousted Scotland's Matt Machan for his second wicket.
2:26pm - Peter Trego is so far delivering upon his promise to ecb.co.uk of not underestimating the Unicorns; he already has the two wickets to fall, of Lewis Hill and Michael O’Shea.
Cooke is shining at Cowlyn Bay and follows in Bragg’s footsteps by reaching 50, while the Unicorns have lost a further wicket to be be 50 for two versus champions Hampshire.
Durham have lost skipper Paul Collingwood - who clips David Masters straight to mid-on, where Sajid Mahmood takes a fine catch - and Mark Stoneman. Worcestershire are two down following Alexei Kervezee being stumped off Michael Rippon.
In the tour match, Derbyshire are 152 for nine with Bracewell and Martin having now taken three wickets apiece.
2:10pm - Bragg reaches the day’s first YB40 half-century, only to be bowled by Richard Pyrah immediately after, leaving Glamorgan 106 for two.
Phil Mustard has fallen likewise to Graham Napier at the Emirates Durham ICG, while Scotland and the Unicorns have lost an early wicket apiece after steady starts.
2pm - Derbyshire are further in the mire as Richard Johnson clips Martin straight to midwicket, leaving the score on 139 for seven.
Glamorgan continue to go well versus Yorkshire, reaching 100 for one after 15.2 overs, while Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire have lost Michael Lumb and Moeen Ali respectively in the early stages of their innings.
1:32pm - Glamorgan lose Wallace for 10, bowled by Steven Patterson, but move to 57 for one after eight overs on the back of Chris Cooke starting his innings with successive fours.
Here is the news from the tosses at the other YB40 games:
Worcestershire Royals choose to bat against Sussex Sharks at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground.
Hampshire Royals elect to field against the Scottish Saltires at the Ageas Bowl.
Essex Eagles opt to field against Durham Dynamos at the Emirates Durham ICG.
Somerset decide to field against the Unicorns at Taunton.
Nottinghamshire Outlaws choose to bat against Northamptonshire Steelbacks at Wantage Road.
1:18pm - Will Bragg and Mark Wallace have given Glamorgan a solid start, taking the score to 29 without loss after five overs.
1:01pm - It seems I jinxed Malan, who is ousted by Chris Tremlett for 47. Stirling then falls to the same man just prior to lunch - at which point Middlesex are 424 for six.
Elsewhere, Derbyshire are 129 for six at the interval against the New Zealanders, Durston stumped off Bruce Martin four short of a half-century.
12:45pm - Surrey finally get the wicket they have coveted as Rogers is bowled by Gareth Batty for an outstanding 214. Middlesex are 417 for four, with Malan closing on 50, and Paul Stirling has been sent in to keep the scoreboard ticking over quickly.
12:36pm - Time for some YB40 news: Glamorgan win the toss and elect to bowl versus Yorkshire Vikings at Cowlyn Bay.
In the championship, Middlesex move beyond 400 against Surrey with Malan well set alongside Rogers on 40.
Meanwhile, Derbyshire's score is into three figures versus New Zealand, Durston playing positively in reaching 41 not out.
12:21pm - Even better from New Zealand, who claim two wickets in as many balls. After having Dan Redfern taken at first slip, Doug Bracewell grabs another when Ross Whiteley also edges into the cordon. Richard Johnson then plays out the hat-trick ball.
Middlesex's batsmen are having no such problems, with Rogers now moving past 200, his progress from 150 to the milestone taking a mere 32 deliveries.
11:46am - The Black Caps are cranking up the pressure at Derby; after seeing Durston dropped at gully, Wagner gets his third wicket when Wayne Madsen, playing off the back foot, edges behind.
11:40am - Surrey still have no answer to the unrelenting Chris Rogers, who - batting alongside Dawid Malan - has moved beyond 150.
11:22am - Neil Wagner continues to prove the most impressive touring bowler thus far and has Billy Godleman caught behind to leave Derbyshire 35 for two. The fiery left-arm seamer then sends down a good 'un to Wes Durston first up.
11:06am - Good start to the morning for Surrey, who have ousted nightwatchman Steven Finn quickly, Jade Dernbach the man to strike. Middlesex are 287 for three.
10:52am - We will bring you updates from the final day of the LV= County Championship Division One clash between Middlesex and Surrey, day two of three between the New Zealanders and Derbyshire and a host of Yorkshire Bank 40 encounters from 1pm.
Here are the scores from the two games recommencing in around eight minutes:
Middlesex are 283 for two in their second innings versus Surrey, leading by 111 at Lord's.
Derbyshire are 24 for one replying to the New Zealanders' 289 for five declared at Derby.
10:45am - Hello and welcome to our live coverage of today's cricketing action around the country.