Lancashire 175-4 trail Somerset by 27 runs
Spinners Jack Leach and Dom Bess shared four wickets as Somerset fought to retain control on the third day of the Specsavers County Championship match with Lancashire at Taunton.
Having begun the day on 28 without loss following-on, the visitors extended their opening partnership to 82 before Alex Davies offered a return catch to letf-armer Leach, having made 49.
Haseeb Hameed reached a studious 151-ball half-century, but on 62 drove Leach to cover where Tom Abell took a straightforward catch.
Steven Croft fell cheaply to Bess, lbw trying to sweep a full-toss, and the young off-spinner went on to remove Shiv Chanderpaul for nine, bowling the veteran West Indies star through the gate.
At tea Lancashire were 175 for four and required a further 27 to make Somerset bat again.
Derbyshire 235-5 lead Sussex by 312 runs
Derbyshire had extended their lead beyond 300 against Sussex as they pressed for only their second win of the season in the Specsavers County Championship.
At tea, Derbyshire were 235 for 5, a lead of 312, with Harvey Hosein (43) and Harry Podmore (22) having added an unbeaten 48 for the sixth wicket.
Sussex’s all-seam attack kept plugging away but it was hard work on a flat pitch, although youngsters George Garton and Stuart Whittingham picked up a wicket each in the afternoon session.
Left-armer Garton yorked Alex Hughes for 14 in the second over after lunch but Hosein and Matt Critchley put on 60 in 15 overs with Critchley (51) reaching a 64-ball half-century, which included five fours, before he was caught at deep mid-wicket off a mis-timed pull when Whittingham dropped short.