It was a day for the bowlers as the 17th round of the LV= County Championship began around the country. Worcestershire, Leicestershire and Somerset were each bowled out for little more than 100, while 15 wickets fell at Cardiff.
There were wins for Durham and Lancashire as the 15th round of matches in the LV= County Championship drew to a close. Meanwhile, Essex and Glamorgan kept their Yorkshire Bank 40 semi-final hopes alive ahead of the final round of matches tomorrow.
Durham and Lancashire look well-placed going into the final day of their 15th round LV= County Championship matches tomorrow. Meanwhile, Kent were denied by the rain at Canterbury and Glamorgan completed victory over a hapless Leicestershire.
Yorkshire look almost inked in for the title after completing victory over Nottinghamshire and then watching Middlesex slip up against Derbyshire and Warwickshire be thwarted by the rain against Somerset. Elsewhere, Lancashire and Durham are nicely placed at the halfway point of their matches.
Derbyshire, Durham, Yorkshire and Glamorgan will all be pleased with the position that they find themselves in at the various stages of their LV= County Championship matches in the 15th round of fixtures.
It is the stuff that fairytales are made of. An unfancied team who haven’t tasted success in a generation were crowned winners of the 2013 Friends Life t20 by beating a much richer and much bigger club.