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Olly Stone celebrates a wicket

Lancashire v Northants, LV= Championship, Division Two, Old Trafford, 4th day

Dominant Northants denied by rain

Rain came to Lancashire's rescue in the LV= County Championship match against Northamptonshire at Old Trafford, with the hosts facing almost certain defeat after losing seven wickets in a poor afternoon session

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Peter Handscomb top-scored with 39

Surrey v Gloucestershire, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Kia Oval

Mahmood's last-ball six wins it for Surrey

Azhar Mahmood swung the last ball of the match over deep square leg for six to earn his side a dramatic NatWest T20 Blast victory against Gloucestershire by four wickets in front of a sellout 23,000 crowd at the Kia Oval

David Warner cracked 94 during the morning session

Essex v Australians, Tour match, Chelmsford, 1st day

Red-hot Marsh turns up heat on Watson

On the hottest July day in England since records began, it was hard to know what was at a higher temperature - a sweltering Chelmsford crowd or the scything blade of Mitchell Marsh

Jack Shantry bowled a tight first eight overs but failed to strike

Notts v Worcestershire, LV= Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Cool Shantry keeps Worcs from wilting

At Trent Bridge, where the white stands shone white hot, and the sky was parched blue, Nottinghamshire batted all day in defiance of the relegation gremlins that now cling around their season

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James Harris nipped out two early wickets in the Durham chase

Middlesex v Hampshire, LV= Championship, Division One, Lord's, 4th day

Harris adds to Hampshire's gloom

James Harris was in the wickets again for Middlesex to keep up their title challenge and take his haul of first-class scalps to 53