Michael Thornely is this week's winner. The 24 year-old hit 227 runs for Leicestershire in their match against Glamorgan at Cardiff, despite only being on trial with the Foxes. He recovered from the disappointment of falling for 97 in the first innings to hit a calm 131 - his maiden first-class century - in the visitors second, as they comfortably escaped with a draw on the final day after surrendering a 287-run first innings deficit.
Rain ruined most of today's Clydesdale Bank 40 action, with the Unicorns' match against Sussex; Middlesex's against the Netherlands; and Yorkshire's against Northamptonshire all abandoned without a ball bowled.
There was a last-over finish at Chester-le-Street as Lancashire finally posted the first win of their title defence against Durham. Elsewhere, there was a win for Middlesex at Lord's, while Northamptonshire's match at Headingley and Somerset's at New Road both ended in a draw.
There was a win for Gloucestershire over Derbyshire as the ninth round of matches in the LV= County Championship began to draw to a close today. Elsewhere Glamorgan drew against Leicestershire and Nick Compton finally passed 1000 first-class runs for the season, albeit a day late, at New Road.
The rain at New Road left Nick Compton stranded on nine not out at the close of the second day, thus thwarting him is his bid to become the first man since Graeme Hick to score 1000 first-class runs before the end of May. Elsewhere, there were notable performances from Joe Root, Chris Rogers and Alex Gidman.
Wins for Nottinghamshire and the Netherlands took them to the top of the LV= County Championship and Group A of the Clydesdale Bank 40 respectively following another day of action on the county circuit.
There was action in both the LV= County Championship and Clydesdale Bank 40 competitions today as the players made the most of the sunshine to turn in some excellent performances for their various sides.
Warwickshire closed day three just 41 runs away from regaining their position atop the Division One standings, while in Division Two, there were wins for Kent and Derbyshire as the eighth round of matches in the LV= County Championship continued today.
The spinners prospered as the eight round of matches in the LV= County Championship continued today, with Ollie Rayner, Gareth Batty and George Dockrell all putting in important performances for their teams.
Following on, with his team 360 runs behind on first innings, Paul Horton batted for a day and a half to deny Championship leaders Warwickshire a win at Edgbaston. His marathon knock of 137 not out from 362 balls took Lancashire to safety and ended, or at least brought a temporary halt to, a dismal run of form that sees the defending champions lie eighth in Division One this year.
All six of today's matches ended in draws as the improving fortunes of the nation's batsmen, coupled with the usual English 'summer' weather, meant that the bowlers enjoyed little luck on the final day of matches in the seventh round of the LV= County Championship.
Derbyshire ensured that they will end the seventh round of matches in the LV= County Championship at the top of Division Two following a third day trouncing of bottom-placed Glamorgan at the County Ground. Elsewhere, there were notable performances from Stuart Meaker, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Anthony McGrath.