In a clash that pitted two of the three most recent winners of county cricket's T20 competition against each other, Northants Steelbacks beat Birmingham Bears by 74 runs in tonight's NatWest T20 Blast North Group match at Northampton's Wantage Road.
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.
As the ninth week in the NatWest Twenty20 Blast drew to a close, Notts Outlaws leapfrogged to claim the pole position in the North Group while Gloucestershire have managed to extend their stay at the top of the South Group. Here are a few key statistics for the upcoming 10th week of the tournament.
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.
Australian Travis Head, who has joined up with Yorkshire's squad for their final four NatWest T20 Blsat North Group matches, says he is ready to contribute as they look to make it four wins in a row in the competition.
Sussex will be without Bangladeshi fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman for their NatWest T20 Blast South Group clash with Hampshire tomorrow (Friday 15th July) due to a further delay to his arrival in England.
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.
Almost exactly 100 years after his death at the Battle of the Somme, Warwickshire cricketer Percy Jeeves will be honoured when the P. G. Wodehouse Society plant a tree in his memory during the Cheltenham Cricket Festival.
After week eight in the NatWest Twenty20 Blast, both Northamptonshire Steelbacks and Gloucestershire managed to consolidate their position as the leaders of the North and South Group respectively. The action-packed ninth week is ahead of us and here is a statistical preview.