Rory Burns, Jason Roy and Kumar Sangakkara scored half-centuries as Surrey went on to post 374 for six at stumps on day one against Yorkshire in their County Championship Division One encounter at Headingley.
Simon Harmer continued his good run as he claimed another five wicket haul to dismiss Middlesex for 246 in their first innings following which Essex openers Nick Browne and Alastair Cook shared an unbeaten 106 run stand at stumps on day one of the County Championship Division One clash at Chelmsford.
Ben Duckett slammed the first century in the day-night round of the County Championship Division Two clash as Northamptonshire posted 261 runs and restricted Leicestershire to 65 for four at stumps on day one in Northampton.
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Sune Luus and Shabnim Ismail scored an unbeaten 30 run stand for the eighth wicket as South Africa managed to chase down 207 runs against Pakistan with three wickets in hand in the third game of the ICC Women's World Cup in Leicester.
Holly Huddleston picked a five-wicket haul while Suzie Bates and Amy Satterthwaite remained unbeaten on 106 and 78 runs respectively as New Zealand completed a convincing nine wicket win over Sri Lanka in the ICC Women's World Cup opener in Bristol.
Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj all scored half-centuries as India went on to post 281 for three following which a three-wicket haul led by Deepti Sharma restricted England to 246 runs to register a 35-run victory in the second game of the ICC Women's World Cup in Derby on Saturday.
Stuart Broad says he is "determined" to get back into England's One-Day and Twenty20 International squads while limited overs captain Eoin Morgan would also like to see him involved again in the future.
Later this year, West Indies two-time World Twenty20 winning captain Darren Sammy will take the unusual step of leading out the St Lucia Zouks at a stadium bearing his own name and while he is still getting used to the idea, he is already looking forward to it.