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.
As three games in the final round of South Group clashes in Royal London One-Day Cup were washed out due to rain, Essex managed to finish on top following their 57-run victory in another weather affected game on Wednesday.
James Vince's highest List A score of 178 was not enough for Hampshire as Glamorgan went on to chase 333 runs in the final over with three wickets in hand riding on a century from Colin Ingram. Elsewhere Surrey flexed their bowling muscle to dismiss Kent for 204 in a chase of 252 while Adam Hose and Jim Allenby powered Somerset to a comfortable victory.
Jim Allenby scored a blistering 144-run knock as Somerset thrashed Glamorgan by 170 runs while riding on Laurie Evans' unbeaten 134 Sussex chased down 332 comfortably against Kent. Elsewhere a complete all-round performance from Surrey saw them register a seven-wicket win over Middlesex.
A fabulous innings from Gary Ballance for the second time in the game helped Yorkshire pull out an incredible draw while Lancashire came from behind to upset Somerset with a stunning second innings bowling performance. Elsewhere Essex and Warwickshire have also managed to end their respective encounters with a draw.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A collective bowling performance from Warwickshire restricted Surrey to 136 following which Jonathan Trott led the chase with a fluent unbeaten 82 to secure an eight-wicket victory in the Royal London One-Day Cup final at Lord's.