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A quick dart over to the Rose Bowl where James Sales has poked at Mohammad Abbas, and James Vince has swooped at first slip. Northants 191 for six, needing another 32 to waste some time and make Hampshire bat again.

60th over: Yorkshire 96-3 (Kohler-Cadmore 30, Fraine 16) Off with Parky, as Will Wialliams gets another go from the James Anderson End. A hearty lbw shout against Fraine but in hope rather than expectation, and that’s another maiden.

59th over: Yorkshire 96-3 (Kohler-Cadmore 30, Fraine 16) Fraine crashes Hartleys’ first ball for four where it disappears into the twilight zone under the empty party stand. Lancs take their third new (ish) ball of the day. Can someone please pop down to OT with some left-over wood and nails and hammer down the gaps ?

58th over: Yorkshire 91-3 (Kohler-Cadmore 30, Fraine 11) Four men surround Kohler Cadmore as Parky comes round the wicket, ripping the ball from hand to hand. Wicket-less today, he took three wickets in the thrilling finale to the Roses match here last year.

57th over: Yorkshire 89-3 (Kohler-Cadmore 30, Fraine 10) A Tom Hartley maiden is interrupted only by a cold call from an insurance company.

56th over: Yorkshire 89-3 (Kohler-Cadmore 30, Fraine 10) Spin since tea, from both ends at OT. Parkinson scuffles in from the James Anderson end, Fraine defends.

The news of a further inspection at 4pm at The Oval doesn’t seem to have gone down very well. Anyway, back to Old Trafford – and there is also play again at the Rose Bowl – where Northants must survive a session.

So the soggy draw at Taunton leaves Gloucestershire with no hope of escaping relegation, and lifts Somerset seven points clear of second-from bottom Warwicks.

Tea-time scores

Division One

Rose Bowl: Hampshire 400-9dec v Northants 175 and 177-5. Re-start due at 3.30pm

Canterbury: Essex 573 beat Kent 164 and 149 by an innings and 260 runs.

Old Trafford: Lancashire 276 and 280-5 v Yorkshire 255 and 84-3 Yorks need 218 to win.

Taunton: Somerset 248 and 11-0 draw with Gloucestershire 343 and 279-7dec

Division Two

Derby: Derbyshire 306 and 214-9 v Durham 223 and 108-5 Durham need 190 to win. Rain stopped play

Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan 295 and 5-0 draw with Worcestershire 454-9dec

Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire 201 and 390-7 beat Leicestershire 93 and 257 by 241 runs

Tea – Yorkshire 84 for three

53rd over: Yorkshire 84-3 (Kohler-Cadmore 29, Fraine 6) Tom Bailey turns to off-spin from a great height – something otherwise lacking from Lancashire’s armoury. And that’s tea! A minimum of 31 overs left today for Lancs to force a win – weather permitting.

52nd over: Yorkshire 82-3 (Kohler-Cadmore 28, Fraine 5) With ten minutes to tea – and with Northants five down at the Rose Bowl – Lancashire need a breakthrough. They need a win to stay in contention for the title – except mathematically – though we don’t yet know how events unfolding at Balmoral may affect things. Ooof a total snorter from Williams cops Kohler-Cadmore on the right thumb and the physio sprints on to apply the magic spray. They all take a leisurely slurp of a water bottle.

Meanwhile, Derbys’ victory charge is being thwarted by the rain at The County Ground.

51st over: Yorkshire 82-3 (Kohler-Cadmore 28, Fraine 5) A run! Sunshine! And Graham Hardcastle points out that there’s an interesting conundrum for Kohler-Cadmore, who is battling to save Yorkshire from relegation – which may by default condemn his new team Somerset to the second division.

50th over: Yorkshire 81-3 (Kohler-Cadmore 27, Fraine 5) A fair scattering sitting outside the pavilion – certainly more than Andrew Strauss’s one man and his dog- though the skeletal empty party stand and the building work in place of the old 1862 suite adds a industrial clang. Ooof! Williams gets one to lift past Fraine’s bat. Another maiden.

49th over: Yorkshire 81-3 (Kohler-Cadmore 27, Fraine 5) Two slips for Bailey, Jennings joining Wells, just one man on the boundary. Bailey squeezes one past Kohler-Cadmore – who is moving to Somerset for next season. Another maiden.

48th over: Yorkshire 81-3 (Kohler-Cadmore 27, Fraine 5) Will Williams has a look of the action man who used to paraglide out of my brothers’ window on Sunday afternoons. Anyway, in he runs, elbows ajar, but Fraine plays him carefully away. A minimum of 36 overs left today. And we have another ball change – the second of the day, after one got lost under the party stand.

47th over: Yorkshire 81-3 (Kohler-Cadmore 27, Fraine 5) Tom Bailey, all long legs, neat and tidy in the Jimmy Anderson mould, races in from the Statham end. Just one slip for Fraine who carefully plays him away. One slip, Luke Wells, fresh from yesterday’s ring-a-ding century.

46th over: Yorkshire 80-3 (Kohler-Cadmore 27, Fraine 4) I’ll OBO this for a while, as the only game in town. Do email me at tanya.aldred.freelance@theguardian.com. The floodlights come on at OT as Kohler-Cadmore drives Williams sweetly through the covers. If Yorkshire draw this, the will be 25 points clear of Warwickshire, having played the same number of games. Bohannon scuttles towards a ball looping off the pad of Kohler-Cadmore, but no cigar.

Just one game in play: the 277th Roses match.

Nic Maddinson, he of the exceptionally large bat, was well hunkered down at Derby, 32 not out, but rain has arrived, with Durham 103 for three, needing another 195 from 54 overs.

Glamorgan draw with Worcestershire

Glamorgan saved by the rain.

Glamorgan 295 and 5-0 draw with Worcestershire 454-9dec

Twelve points for Glamorgan, 14 for Worcestershire, which means Glamorgan go second in Division Two, with a crunch game against Middlesex next week – though events at Balmoral may change this.

A second wicket for Hartley, snaring the stoical Bean for 25, well snaffled by Lavelle behind the stumps. Yorks 67 for three and – don’t quote me here – unlikely to see the day out.

Lancashire getting frisky, Tom Kohler-Cadmore hits the ball into the ground where it flies to short leg. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth but the umpires confer and say pipe down. Yorks 67-2.

An inspection at 2.15pm at Taunton.

We resume at Old Trafford and Derby, and at The Rose Bowl where the mopping up has been both frantic and effective. Keith Barker doesn’t hang around, squidgeing Rob Keogh lbw for 14 in just the second over. Northants 164-4.

Essex win by an innings and 250 runs!

Essex 573 beat Kent 164 and 149 by an innings and 260 runs.

All over in 4.4 overs, Sam Cook 10 for 60 in the match, including seven for 33 in the second innings.

Ten wickets in the match for Sam Cook!

The breakthrough Essex needed – the rain has not saved Kent’s bacon, 149-9, 260 behind. Jordan Cox 65 not out.

Lunchtime scores

Division One

Rose Bowl: Hampshire 400-9dec v Northants 175 and 153-3. Northants trail by 72 with 7 wickets in hand. No play yet today.

Canterbury: Kent 164 and 137-8 v Essex 573 Kent trail by 272 runs. No play yet today.

Old Trafford: Lancashire 276 and 280-5 v Yorkshire 255 and 30-2 Yorks need 272 to win.

Taunton: Somerset 248 and 11-0 v Gloucestershire 343 and 279-7dec

Division Two

Derby: Derbyshire 306 and 214-9 v Durham 223 and 61-2 Durham need 237 to win

Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan 295 and 5-0 v Worcestershire 454-9 dec. Glam trail by 154

Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire 201 and 390-7 beat Leicestershire 93 and 257 by 241 runs

Like a weathervane – some in, some out. Lunch at OT and Derby (scores to follow), wellies and whites on at, lunch at Derby (inspection 12.45), and soggy Sophia Gardens. But play at Canterbury.

Adam Lyth trudges off after aiming a loose drive outside off stump – just three more games to get through lad. Finley Bean is joined by George Hill – who put on 63 together in the first innings. And now a huge operation is underway to recover a ball from the temporary stand where it disappeared after a four from George Hill. Parky looks like he’s going to crawl underneath, before the Lancs 12th man lies flat on his front with a broom. The search goes on but they play on. Yorks 22-1.

At Derby, Michael Jones flurried his way to 24 from 21 balls before being bowled by Aitchison. Durham 42-1, need another 256 to win.

After the all-action first over when Lyth looked like being out every ball (and was dropped), events at Old Trafford have turned towards the staid. Yorks 14-0 from nine. No boundaries. Graft .

Why did I just eat three digestives that I didn’t want? In other news, rain has cut off Somerset’s successful 3.5 over survival at Taunton, as well as Glamorgan’s nascent follow-on – with Worcester’s Pennington and Gibbon finishing with four each. No play at all at Canterbury, where Essex need just the one wicket and there will be an inspection at 11.30, nor at the Rose Bowl, where Hampshire need seven Northants wickets to go top of Div one.

And Derby too, just after Ben Raine picked up his fifth wicket. Durham will have to stick it out for 82 overs – weather permitting – needing 298 to win.

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Ben Raine:5 for 43 and bringer of hope. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Oooof and a drop first ball here at Old Trafford, Adam Lyth off Tom Bailey, Bohannon the culprit at short leg.

It’s all go – Lancs pocket their 300 lead and promptly declare. Yorkshire have been set 302 in 84 overs. Where is Harry Brook when you need him?

Gloucestershire declare at last – setting Somerset 375 off 90 overs, or, more likely, the opportunity to bolt the door before piling the sofa and all available bric-a-brac on top of it.

Harry Brook wins his first Test cap

At The Oval, the start of play has been delayed till 11.30, toss till 11am. Best of CC-Live luck Harry!

Joe Root gives Harry Brook his first Test cap.
Passing the baton: Harry Brook receives his first Test cap. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Patterson misses a complete sitter at mid-off, and still has his head in his hands two balls later. To scrub salt vigorously into the wound, Croft flashes him for four next ball.

Weather watch

Rain, rain, rain: at The Oval for the Test, at the Rose Bowl, and at Canterbury.

A snappy start at OT only two dot balls, eight off the first over, eleven off the second, including the Dane Vilas reverse shovel.

Scores on the doors

Division One

Rose Bowl: Hampshire 400-9dec v Northants 175 and 153-3. Northants trail by 72 with 7 wickets in hand

Canterbury: Kent 164 and 137-8 v Essex 573 Kent trail by 272 runs

Old Trafford: Lancashire 276 and 203-3 v Yorkshire 255 Lancs lead by 224

Taunton: Somerset 248 v Gloucestershire 343 and 246-5 Gloucs lead by 341

Division Two

Derby: Derbyshire 306 and 185-7 v Durham 223 Derby lead by 268

Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan 241-8 v Worcestershire 454-9 dec. Glam trail by 213

Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire 201 and 390-7 beat Leicestershire 93 and 257 by 241 runs

Wednesday’s round-up

Luke Wells slammed a century off just 65 balls as Lancashire aimed for a declaration today at Old Trafford. Yorkshire looked all at sea as Wells took to his task with gusto, picking up and clattering two of six sixes into the empty party stand, on his way to the second-fastest authentic Roses hundred.

His opening partner Keaton Jennings was denied a fifth successive Roses century when captain Jonny Tattersall unexpectedly pulled off his wicket-keeping regalia and turned his arm over. Jennings tucked into his fifth ball in first-class cricket, only to be well caught by Ben Coad at backward point – whose trousers promptly fell down.

Second-placed Hampshire lit the blue touchpaper taking 12 wickets in a day at the Rose Bowl, as Northamptonshire were forced to follow on. Barring an unlikely rear-guard, they will leapfrog Surrey at the top of the table. Hampshire’s indefatigable opening duo did the damage, with Kyle Abbott and Keith Barker grabbing four wickets each.

At Canterbury, Sam Cook took six for 33, nine wickets in the match, to reduce Kent to 137 for eight following on; Gloucestershire plodded to a lead of 341 at Taunton, leaving Somerset an uneasy final day ahead.

In Division Two, Nottinghamshire duly beat Leicestershire, by 241 runs, despite a stoic 10th-wicket partnership of 83 between Callum Parkinson and Michael Finan – who made 58 on his first-class debut.

Shubman Gill cultured a glittering 92 on his Glamorgan debut on a soggy day at Sophia Gardens to set up an intriguing final day against Worcestershire; while three wickets for Durham’s Ben Raine thwarted Derbyshire.

Preamble

Good morning! It’s the last day of this first September round, the dew is heavy and there were still a few swallows dancing about the meadows on the 8am dog walk. One of the seven games is already over – with Leicestershire duly losing in three days to Div Two leaders Notts – who I don’t think can now be caught.

Elsewhere, plenty to play for, if the weather doesn’t intervene: Lancs and Hampshire are desperate to hang onto Surrey’s coat-tails, and Hants can go top if they beat Northants. In Division Two, Derbyshire can go second if they beat Durham – who aren’t giving up without a fight.





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