Two Specsavers County Championship Division Two matches got underway today and despite rain delays, Glamorgan and Kent made early inroads with the ball against Northamptonshire and Worcestershire respectively.
Half-centuries from Paul Horton and captain Mark Cosgrove helped Leicestershire chase down 180 to beat Gloucestershire by six wickets on day three of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash in Cheltenham.
Rain brought about an early close to day two of the Specsavers County Championship match between Gloucestershire and Leicestershire in Cheltenham with the home side leading by 98 runs with six second innings wickets in hand.
Durham held their nerve to beat Lancashire by two wickets after an entertaining final day of their Spesavers County Championship match in Southport while the other four ongoing games could well all end up as draws.
An intriguing final day is in store at the Cheltenham College ground after Essex closed day three of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash with Gloucestershire on 16 for one having been set 213 to win.
As we enter the 13th week of the County Championship, Middlesex and Essex continue to top the Division One and Division Two points table respectively. Let us now take a look at a statistical round up of the upcoming week.
Adam Lyth scored a double-century as Yorkshire and Surrey drew their Specsavers County Championship clash while Daniel Lawrence passed three figures to help Essex into the lead against Gloucestershire.
Rain interrupted proceedings significantly in the Specsavers County Championship today, but in what play that was possible, Worcestershire thrashed Northamptonshire and Somerset got their noses back ahead against Middlesex.
Adam Wheater struck an unbeaten double-century, Middlesex fought back against Somerset, Worcestershire pushed clear of Northamptonshire and rain frustrated Surry and Yorkshire in today's Specsavers County Championship action.
At the end of week 11 of the County Championship, Middlesex and Essex claimed the pole position of the points table in Division One and Division Two respectively. Ahead of the 12th week, it is time for a statistical round up.
Records were broken in today's Specsavers County Championship action as Essex eventually overcame Kent's brave resistance, Middlesex went top of the pile and Derbyshire's game against Northamptonshire was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Glamorgan produced a battling final day performance to draw their County Championship match against Sussex while elsewhere, Kent and Worcestershire produced stirring comebacks on a day where bat generally dominated ball.