Jos Buttler played a calm innings under pressure after Matt Parkinson sparked on his debut with a three-wicket haul as Lancashire registered a five wicket win against Derbyshire in the Natwest T20 Blast North Group encounter in Manchester.
Adam Lyth, Shaun Marsh and Jos Buttler all scored fifties in the opening round of Natwest T20 Blast North Group as Yorkshire and Lancashire started their campaign with convincing wins over Nottinghamshire and Durham respectively on Friday.
George Bailey scored a fine century while Kyle Abbott remained unbeaten on 76 as Hampshire made recovery from 125 for five to end day one with a score of 351 for eight in the County Championship Division One clash in Manchester.
After Stephen Parry's five wicket haul dismissed Middlesex for 236 in their second innings, Lancashire completed the chase of 109 runs to win the County Championship Division One encounter in Southport by eight wickets.
Tim Murtagh picked a six-wicket haul on day three but Lancashire managed to post 309 runs in their first innings and also restricted Middlesex to 156 for six in the second innings to have a firm control of the County Championship Division One encounter in Southport.
Ben Coad picked a six wicket haul for Yorkshire as they dismissed Lancashire for 123 runs in their first innings and responded with a score of 93 for two at stumps on day one of the County Championship clash at Headingley.
Kumar Sangakkara scored twin centuries as Surrey managed to overcome Middlesex while handy knocks of 106 and 46 from Marcus Trescothik helped Somerset manage a draw in the County Championship Division One clashes on the final day.
Essex had one of their best days in the County Championship Division One as a collective bowling performance saw them Hampshire reeling at 92 for seven while Dawid Malan's century led Middlesex's resurgence against Surrey at Lord's on day two.
Alastair Cook and Tom Westley dominated on a batting day to take Essex to 243 for two while Gary Ballance and Kumar Sangakkara chipped in with knocks of 74 and 113 respectively to help Yorkshire and Surrey recover against Lancashire and Middlesex in the County Championship Division One clashes.
An all-round performance from Worcestershire helped them chase 210 runs against Derbyshire while Yorkshire managed to successfully defend 258 runs against Leicestershire in their Royal London One-Cup face-off. With rain playing spoilsport in the encounter between Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire, Lancashire managed to overhaul challenge from Durham riding on a century from Dane Vilas.
Centuries from Alex Wakely, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Billy Root proved vital as they helped Northamptonshire, Worcestershire and Nottinghamshire respectively to victories while all-round effort from Durham saw them overhaul Leicestershire in their Royal London One-Day Cup encounters in the North Group.
Lancashire won the toss and elected to field first. After a 48-run opening stand between Adam Lyth (30) and Jonny Bairstow (28), a triple strike from Ryan McLaren (3-43) saw Yorkshire reduced to 87 for three.