Gary Ballance scored a century and followed it with an unbeaten 78 to keep Yorkshire alive against Hampshire while Alex Davies and Liam Livingstone came up with massive hundreds to make stunning comeback for Lancashire against Somerset.
Centuries from Sam Robson, Nick Gubbins, Ian Westwood and James Vince helped their respective teams while Old Trafford witnessed 18 wickets fall on day one of the Specsavers County Championship Division One.
Middlesex and Hampshire have gained control in their respective games against Yorkshire and Essex respectively with a superior batting performance while Lancashire and Surrey bounced back to end day two of Specsavers County Championship Division One on a high.
Dan Lawrence scored an unbeaten 141 to help Essex pull out an improbable draw against Lancashire while Surrey managed to complete an innings victory against Warwickshire in the opening round of Specsavers County Championship Division One.
Riding on a collective batting performance led by Jimmy Adams, Hampshire managed to chase down 321 runs with four wickets in hand while Surrey and Lancashire are in dominating position to begin their first round of Specsavers County Championship Division One with victories.
The day two in County Championship Division One saw Lancashire and Surrey exerting a lot pf pressure on their opponents while a seven wicket haul from Kyle Abbott meant Hampshire need another 310 runs to win the game.
Essex had a decent outing on their promotion while Mark Stoneman and Gary Ballance slammed centuries to help Surrey and Yorkshire respectively gain early advantage on day one of the first round of County Championship Division One.
For their excellent and dedicated effort in sports turf, Essex County Cricket Club was presented with the Headland Amenity Professional Cricket Grounds Team of the Year Award during Institute of Groundsmanship Awards.
Essex CCC bowler, David Masters, has called time on his career after 16 successful years at the highest level which has included representing Essex, Kent and Leicestershire. He will bow out at the end of the season.
Keaton Jennings scored an unbeaten double century for Durham while Steve Magoffin picked a five-wicket haul for Sussex as day one of the latest round of County Championship kicked-off on Monday. Elsewhere, Somerset bowled Yorkshire for 145 and scored 107 for one at stumps to end the day in a dominating position.
Somerset surged ahead with Peter Trego's unbeaten 154 in Division One while Tom Westley’s maiden double hundred gave Northamptonshire a commanding lead in Division Two by the end of the second day. Here is everything you want to know on day two of the latest round in the County Championship.