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Jimmy Anderson takes six wickets, plus Surrey v Essex and more: county cricket – live
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Jimmy Anderson takes six wickets, plus Surrey v Essex and more: county cricket – live

Sussex but, at seven down, it’s not looking so likelyEssex.

Somerset are in touching distance of the follow-on, Craig Overton attempting to get there in big blows. Somerset 253-8.

Leaning and Stobo are resisting Hampshire’s finest, for now. Kent 238-6.

And Worcestershire are 20-0 chasing another 211 to win at Chester le Street.

Lancashire seconds at Barnsley. And the first drop of the day as Chris Green lets HH through his fingers at midwicket.Lancashire are going to carry on batting, Keaton Jennings in his happy place.Worcestershire will need the highest score of the match to win on a devilish pitch.

Toms Banton and Abell batted responsibly as Somerset inched towards the follow-on target, after Warwickshire posted 412. There were four wickets for Olly Hannon-Dalby. Play between Lancashire and Nottinghamshire was abandoned at Southport, as the wait for Jimmy Anderson went on.

In Division Two, fabulous hundreds from Cameron Bancroft and Miles Hammond, and an unbeaten 90 by James Bracey, left the Cheltenham faithful in good cheer as Gloucestershire built up a lead of 370 against Glamorgan.

Sussex ripped the heart out of Northamptonshire’s batting, dismissing Emilio Gay and Luke Procter in the evening session and leaving the hosts another 147 to chase with six wickets in hand at Northampton.

Leicestershire hold the upper hand at Grace Road, recovering from 63 for four and the threat of Toby Roland-Jones (five for 76) to extent their lead over Middlesex to 404. Lewis Goldsworthy (75) and Ben Green (45 not out), both on loan from Somerset, bolstered the batting, as did a frisky 38 from last week’s hero Louis Kimber.

James Wharton and Jonny Tattersall put on 241, a Yorkshire record for the sixth wicket against Derbyshire. Wharton’s 188 was his first Championship century, and he received a standing ovation from the Chesterfield crowd.

Nottinghamshire no play yet today
Hampshire 505-8dec v Kent 206-6

Durham 190 & 148-9 v Worcestershire 112

Division Two

Leicestershire 179 & 311-8 v Middlesex 86 all out
Gloucestershire 179 and 388-3 v Glamorgan 197
Northamptonshire 97 and 137-4 v Sussex 143 & 237
Derbyshire 76 all out v Yorkshire 416-6

Good morning! We go again. Day three of this final midsummer round. A few games tumbling towards results today, weather permitting, and, at Southport, Jimmy-watch continues.

Source: theguardian.com