A busy summer schedule for the County and England cricketers in 2018, sees six England players back in the UK and ready for the start of the Specsavers County Championship season over the following few weeks.
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As the final round of the Natwest T20 Blast 2017 kicked-off on Friday, the eight teams for the quarter-finals of this edition has been finalised with Leicestershire and Somerset just managing to make it to the top eight.
Richard Gleeson and Rory Kleinveldt picked three wickets apiece as Northamptonshire restricted Lancashire to 147 for nine in a chase of 159 runs despite a blistering 77 run knock from Ryan McLaren to win the North Group Natwest T20 Blast by 11 runs.
Adam Hose scored a valiant 76 run knock while Grant Elliott contributed with an unbeaten 45 as Warwickshire chased down 175 against Lancashire in 19.4 overs with five wickets in hand in the North Group Natwest T20 Blast clash in Birmingham.
Liam Livingstone scored a quick 61 while Jordan Clark followed it up with a three wicket haul as Lancashire registered a 31 run victory against Durham in the North Group clash of the Natwest T20 Blast at Old Trafford.
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.