James Pattinson starred with a seven wicket haul as Nottinghamshire completed an innings victory over Sussex while the remaining games in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two are evenly poised.
Riki Wessels waged a lone fight for Nottinghamshire with an unbeaten double century while Worcestershire made a terrific comeback to restrict Northamptonshire to 102 for six after being bowled out for 188 on day one of Specsavers County Championship Division Two.
Northamptonshire became the first team to register a victory in the ongoing Specsavers County Championship as they rattled Glamorgan while Kent and Leicestershire are on course of victory on day two of the Division Two encounters.
A well combined bowling effort from Northamptonshire saw them dismiss Glamorgan for 101 and later stretched their lead to 167 runs while Nottinghamshire and Gloucestershire bowled out Leicestershire and Kent respectively for 251 and 298 at stumps on day one of the County Championship Division Two encounter.
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 beat Warwickshire in a low-scoring contest in Taunton while Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire secured 10-wicket wins in their Division Two encounters against Glamorgan and Kent respectively on the third day of the ongoing round of the County Championship.
At the end of the 17th week, Middlesex continue to lead the Division One points table but their lead has been cut down to four points. In Division Two, Essex have also strengthened their position at the top and enjoy a 24-point lead over the second placed Kent. Ahead of the 18th week, it is the time for a statistical round-up.
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.
Somerset began the latest round of County Championship fixtures strongly with Tom Abell scoring a ton, taking the score to 339 for seven against Lancashire. Elsewhere the bowlers dominated in the rest of the fixtures on the first day with as many as five bowlers registering their five-wicket hauls.
As the 17th week in the County Championship gets underway, Middlesex and Essex are still leading the Division One and Division Two points tables respectively. Here are a few key statistics ahead of the action-packed week ahead of us.
In their championship encounters on day four, Surrey and Yorkshire secured wins in Division One while Sussex, Kent and Worcestershire registered victories in Division Two. Elsewhere, Durham and Hampshire drew their encounters against Warwickshire and Somerset respectively in Division One.
The two teams looking to challenge Essex at the top of Division Two of the County Championship both dismissed their opponents on day one as the latest round of action got underway while in Division One, teams battled to take advantage of leaders Middlesex not being in action.