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LV= County Championship, Sunday April 27, 2014

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  • Alan Gardner was at Wantage Road to see Lancashire and Northamptonshire's batsmen struggle

  • David Lloyd sees Hampshire openers on top in a game of patience

    by David Lloyd edited by Andrew McGlashan 4/27/2014 6:29:20 PM
  • Jon Culley and three England selectors watch Ian Bell compile another impressive hundred at Trent Bridge

  • David Hopps watches Marcus Trescothick play with increasing conviction at Hove as Somerset emerge from a taxing 32 overs against the leaders Sussex in reasonable order

  • George Dobell sees Steven Finn enjoy the better of his encounter with Joe Root at Lord's

  • Close Headlines

    Eighteen wickets crash at Northampton as the bottom two, Lancashire and Northants, finish with honours even.

    Yorkshire have a tough day at Lord's - dismissed for 178 by Middlesex after Andrew Gale drops himself and Joe Root skippers the side. Good news for England - as was Steven Finn's four wickets

    Ian Bell, another England player skippering his county, holds Notts at bay with a century for Warwickshire at Trent Bridge


    Video reports will follow on five matches - and don't forget to check out our match reports on espncricinfo.com

    We might say it ourselves, but there are some other decent videos you might like to catch up with The County Show is getting stronger week by week, a small-budget miracle no less. George Dobell teams up with the editor of Wisden Lawrence Booth (we move in high circles) for the latest edition of Polite Enquiries (and just where is Jarrod Kimber?
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Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton - May 1-4
Hampshire 336 & 212/5 (64.5 ov) Middlesex 361
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - May 1-4
Kent won by 10 wickets
Northants v Derbyshire at Northampton - May 1-4
Derbyshire 324 & 105/0 (29 ov) Northants 470
Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham - May 1-4
Notts 261 & 348 Yorkshire 290 & 0/0 (0.1 ov, target 320)
Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton - May 1-4
Lancashire 493/9d Somerset 313 & 129/2 (49 ov) (f/o)
Surrey v Durham at The Oval - May 1-4
Surrey 457 & 67/3 (26.3 ov) Durham 607/7d
Sussex v Leics at Hove - May 1-4
Sussex 163 & 234/2 (80 ov) Leics 473/8d
Worcs v Essex at Worcester - May 1-4
Essex 451/9d Worcs 411/8d (110.2 ov)
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