The Overton twins sharing eight wickets for Somerset against Hampshire and a record partnership for Kent against Derbyshire were among the highlights of the four Specsavers County Championship matches that got underway today.
Incessant rain ensured that the third One-Day International between England and Sri Lanka in Bristol was abandoned after the hosts scored 16 for one in four overs in reply to the visitors' total of 248 for nine.
Northamptonshire have replaced Birmingham Bears at the top of the North Group of the NatWest T20 Blast while a win for Gloucestershire has put them second in the South Group thanks to wins over Leicestershire and Sussex respectively.
A final day badly affected by rain to the extent that only 35 overs were possible saw the game between Sussex and Northants peter out to a draw but Essex went on to register a convincing win over Surrey in the Natwest T20 Blast.
Riding on maiden One-Day International hundreds from Lauren Winfield and Tammy Beaumont, England Women set a target of 379 runs before bowling Pakistan Women out for 166 runs to secure a massive 212-run victory in the second ODI in Worcester and claim an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
Heather Knight took a five-wicket haul and followed it up with an unbeaten fifty on her captaincy debut as England Women secured a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan Women in the first One-Day International in Leicester.
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.