Centuries from Daryl Mitchell and Brett D'Oliveira helped Worcestershire overhaul Derbyshire in a record stand while Nottinghamshire eye victory on the final day after enforcing following on Glamorgan in the County Championship Division Two clashes on day three.
As rain played spoilsport in Derby and Leicester but Nottinghamshire are in a dominating position after securing a massive 261-run first innings lead against Glamorgan on day two of County Championship Division Two.
As rain washed out entire day between Leicestershire and Kent, Jake Libby and Riki Wessels scored centuries to help Nottinghamshire recover to 335 for six against Glamorgan in the County Championship Division Two clashes on day one.
An all-round performance from Worcestershire helped them chase 210 runs against Derbyshire while Yorkshire managed to successfully defend 258 runs against Leicestershire in their Royal London One-Cup face-off. With rain playing spoilsport in the encounter between Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire, Lancashire managed to overhaul challenge from Durham riding on a century from Dane Vilas.
Fifties from Alex Hales, Riki Wessels and Samit Patel proved vital as Nottinghamshire chased down a revised target of 286 runs in 46.2 overs with four wickets in hand in their Royal London Cup encounter against Derbyshire.
Shiv Thakor played a brilliant 130-run knock and also picked a three wicket haul to help Derbyshire register a comfortable six wicket win chasing 308 runs in the 49th over with six wickets in hand in their Royal London face-off at County Ground on Sunday.
William Porterfield and Sam Hain played fluent knocks to help Warwickshire complete a 10-wicket win in a shortened game while a collective batting performance saw Worcestershire chase down 169 runs in 20 overs in the North Group clashes of the Royal London Cup on Thursday.
James Pattinson starred with a seven wicket haul as Nottinghamshire completed an innings victory over Sussex while the remaining games in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two are evenly poised.
Riki Wessels waged a lone fight for Nottinghamshire with an unbeaten double century while Worcestershire made a terrific comeback to restrict Northamptonshire to 102 for six after being bowled out for 188 on day one of Specsavers County Championship Division Two.
Somerset surged ahead with Peter Trego's unbeaten 154 in Division One while Tom Westley’s maiden double hundred gave Northamptonshire a commanding lead in Division Two by the end of the second day. Here is everything you want to know on day two of the latest round in the County Championship.
Somerset began the latest round of County Championship fixtures strongly with Tom Abell scoring a ton, taking the score to 339 for seven against Lancashire. Elsewhere the bowlers dominated in the rest of the fixtures on the first day with as many as five bowlers registering their five-wicket hauls.
As the 17th week in the County Championship gets underway, Middlesex and Essex are still leading the Division One and Division Two points tables respectively. Here are a few key statistics ahead of the action-packed week ahead of us.
Day two of the latest round of Specsavers County Championship matches saw leaders Middlesex and Essex, as well as Hampshire and Leicestershire, enjoy excellent days while elsewhere it was more evenly matched.