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Somerset faced some staunch Lancashire resistance on the third morning of the Specsavers County Championship match at Taunton.
Resuming on 28 without loss after a half hour delay because of a damp outfield and needing a further 174 to make the hosts back again, openers Alex Davies and Haseeb Hameed extended their opening stand to 82 on a pitch offering slow turn before being parted.
They were undone by a short rain break, which saw two overs lost from the 96 scheduled for the day. The third ball after the resumption saw Davies, on 49, caught and bowled by Jack Leach as he aimed through the leg-side.
Another shower saw lunch brought forward by 15 minutes to 12.45pm. Lancashire had progressed to 89 for one, with Hameed unbeaten on 31 and needed a further 113 to avoid an innings defeat.
Derbyshire 122-3 lead Sussex by 199 runs
Derbyshire were in a strong position to push for their second Specsavers Championship win of the season after going into lunch at Hove with a lead of 199 and six second-innings wickets in hand.
Sussex bowled well in the morning, taking two wickets and only allowing Derbyshire to advance from 31 for 1 to 122 for 3.
They lost Wayne Madsen in the 39th over when he was leg before to Ollie Robinson for 31, shuffling in front of a ball slanting across him.
Madsen, leading the side with Billy Godleman out with a broken hand and unable to bat, had put on 76 with Ben Slater who progressed to 45 before he was superbly yorked by Stuart Whittingham.
At lunch, Alex Hughes was 14 and Matt Critchley 16 with Derbyshire in a position where they could declare later and put Sussex back under pressure.