Having lost the best part of two days due to rain, it came as little surprise that the Specsavers County Championship Division Two match between Gloucestershire and Leicestershire at Grace Road was drawn.
Rain brought about an early end to the action at all five County Championship matches being played today, but not before Nick Gubbins registered a maiden double-century and Wayne Madsen hit his fourth ton of the season.
After losing out on the services of New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne due to injury last week, Essex have confirmed they will not be recruiting an overseas player to replace him for the NatWest T20 Blast.
The Overton twins sharing eight wickets for Somerset against Hampshire and a record partnership for Kent against Derbyshire were among the highlights of the four Specsavers County Championship matches that got underway today.
Northamptonshire have replaced Birmingham Bears at the top of the North Group of the NatWest T20 Blast while a win for Gloucestershire has put them second in the South Group thanks to wins over Leicestershire and Sussex respectively.
A final day badly affected by rain to the extent that only 35 overs were possible saw the game between Sussex and Northants peter out to a draw but Essex went on to register a convincing win over Surrey in the Natwest T20 Blast.
Glamorgan beat Surrey in a top-of-the-table NatWest T20 Blast South Group clash while there were six other matches played tonight as teams continue to battle to reach the quarter-finals including a huge win for Lancashire over Worcestershire.