There are now eight matches ongoing in the Specsavers County Championship and today's action proved something of a mixed bag with bowlers on top in some games, batsmen enjoying themselves in others, and some remaining very finely balanced.
Glamorgan and Middlesex booked their places in the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast while Notts Outlaws secured a home quarter-final in tonight's action which also saw wins for Derbyshire, Essex, Lancashire, Surrey, and Yorkshire.
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.
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.
Glamorgan continued their impressive form in the NatWest T20 Blast with a big win over Middlesex while Jos Buttler continued his fine week with the bat to help Lancashire beat Worcestershire in the pick of the action this evening.
Records were broken in today's Specsavers County Championship action as Essex eventually overcame Kent's brave resistance, Middlesex went top of the pile and Derbyshire's game against Northamptonshire was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Glamorgan produced a battling final day performance to draw their County Championship match against Sussex while elsewhere, Kent and Worcestershire produced stirring comebacks on a day where bat generally dominated ball.
Warwickshire completed victory over Surrey in three days in Guildford, riding on a five-wicket haul from Jeetan Patel, while there was plenty of action and excitement elsehwere in the County Championship, including some big runs scored by Sussex pair Luke Wells and Ben Brown.