Here is the final wicket to fall in the Yorkshire innings. Is it a knell?
Four each for Hannon-Dalby and Patel.
Warwickshire need 217 to win. A solve-able equation. Can someone do a maths joke?
Ben Duckett out for 23. Hmmm. Notts 36 for one. The plug being pulled out of the bath, or just a rubber duck falling into the bubbles?
Bens Slater and Duckett are making a solid start at Tunbridge Wells: Notts 17/0. van Buuren has followed Higgins back to the pavilion at Grace Road: Gloucestershire 551 for eight.
And that little run machine Ben Cox goes for 61 at Kidderminster, Worcestershire have a sneeze of a lead of 37 over Sussex.
Yorkshire lose another. Logan for 7, a third for the irrepressible Jeetan Patel. He needs a few more to keep in touch with Simon Harmer (42) in the cut-throat competition for leading Divison One wicket-taker. Luis Reece has a small lead in the Division Two (31) bowl off.
A few wickets in the air this morning. At York Patterson is bowled by Oliver Hannon-Dalby. James Logan has come in and cuts a boundary straight away. Jack Leaning a steady 55 and counting on his home ground.
Kent have lost two quick wickets and – they’ve DECLARED! at 363 for five after a bit of ball-thumping from Denly. Denly 167 not out. Notts set 406 to win. Ahem.
Oh dear, that really is a shame. Ryan Higgins out for 199 at Grace Road, bowled by Chris Wright.
Start of play scores
York: Yorkshire 259 (SA Patterson 60, GS Ballance 54, O J Hannon-Dalby 5-76, CN Miles 4-44) & 178-7; Warwickshire 254 (DP Sibley 67).
Tunbridge Wells: Kent 309 (Z Crawley 111, G Stewart 59, J L Pattinson 6-73) & 277-3 (JL Denly 111 no, DJ Bell-Drummond 79); Nottinghamshire 267 (CD Nash 67, SR Patel 52, ME Milnes 5-68).
Kidderminster: Sussex 255 (BC Brown 80, CJ Jordan 52, WD Parnell 4-92); Worcestershire 262-6 (CJ Ferguson 56, MH Wessels 55, OB Cox 53 no).
Grace Road: Leicestershire 487 (NJ Dexter 180, Mohammed Azad 137, CN Ackermann 56no, J Shaw 4-85); Gloucestershire 503-6 (RF Higgins 196no, CDJ Dent 176, BAC Howell 52).
Result: Lancashire (236 & 4-0) beat Derbyshire (153 & 84) by 10 wickets.
Result: Middlesex (410 & 125-4) v Glamorgan (288) – match drawn.
There is a rain delay at Kidderminster, just as Sussex were about to take the new ball.
Northants news: Adam Rossington has signed a two year contract extension with the club, and will captain them in red ball cricket for the rest of the season, following the resignation of Alex Wakely.
Also, just because everyone loves Moeen Ali. Ali Martin showed me this on Tuesday. It’s from 2015 but it’s a little gem.
And this little nugget could make things interesting at Trent Bridge, where Australia won the toss, are batting and are 9-0 off two overs.
Hello! Hope you’ve all had a good couple of days. It feels strange dropping in at the end, just for the glory, though I see Lancs have continued their dominance of division two.
Elsewhere, can anyone see Notts chasing 300 plus in a day? Maybe they can last the match. And well done Joe Denly. Could be very tasty at York with a lead of 183 for Yorkshire with three wickets in hand. In Division Two Leicester and Gloucester has degenerated into a run-fest, and it is day three of an even-stevens game at Kidderminster.
Over at Trent Bridge, fingers crossed for Bangladesh – if Australia win that, there are a basketload of dead matches at Old Trafford, Chester le Street, Headingley and Lord’s to come. It’s the downside of doing the matches in chunks – though obviously these grounds could have been left with all the nail-biters. For all the bad decisions, and the limited size of the World Cup, I feel for the organisers – a double whammy of bad weather and overtly dominant performances from the big four. Follow Bangladesh v Australia here with Geoff Lemon:
In other World Cup news, the cheekily talented Rishabh Pant replaces Shikhar Dharwan, whose thumb isn’t playing fair. And at the County Ground, Northampton take on Australia A in a one-day game.