Gloucestershire, Middlesex and Essex all completed victories in the remaining matches in round 13 of the LV= County Championship, while there was a much-needed win for Warwickshire in the day's Friends Life t20 fixture.
Yorkshire are the new leaders of the LV= County Championship after completing victory over Derbyshire, while Middlesex and Essex look well placed for wins going into the final days of their matches at Hove and Chelmsford.
There was a win for Warwickshire at Edgbaston as they kept their LV= County Championship title defence alive. Meanwhile rivals Yorkshire and Middlesex took complete control of their matches against Sussex and Derbyshire.
Draws now look inevitable at Old Trafford and Canterbury, but the match at Edgbaston is nicely set up going into the final day. Elsewhere, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire and Yorkshire all enjoyed outstanding days in the LV= County Championship.
There was more joy for the nation's batsmen as runs flowed on another sunny day around the country. Laurie Evans and Rob Key both reached three figures for their sides, while Sean Ervine, James Taylor, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Michael Lumb and Ateeq Javid all prospered.
Round 13 of the LV= County Championship kicked off around the country today, with the batsmen enjoying the best of the sunny conditions. There were centuries for both Murray Goodwin and Michael Carberry.
There were wins for Durham, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Glamorgan and Middlesex in the evening's Friends Life t20 matches. Meanwhile, at Cheltenham, Kent and Gloucestershire set up a last day run chase in their LV= County Championship Division Two match.
Gloucestershire players have invited fans to St Austell Brewery pub The Albion to find out a bit more about beer in the company of their favourite cricketers.
The Albion, in Clifton Village, Bristol, will host the fun beer tasting evening from 7pm - 9pm on Tuesday, June 18th in association with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.
Gloucestershire Cricket is delighted to announce St Austell Brewery, brewer of 'Tribute' the South West's favourite ale, as a major sponsor and the main supplier to its Club Bars.
St Austell Brewery is a family owned business based in Cornwall and have been brewing since 1851. The Brewery has 170 pubs, hotels and inns across the South West including the Albion in Bristol.
Gloucestershire will be running a fast bowling day at Gerrards Cross Cricket Club and if you think you have what it takes to
bowl fast and become a future professional cricketer why not come along and show us what youâ€™ve got.
This season has already seen 3 former Academy fast bowlers progress and make their First XI debuts for Gloucestershire.
Could you be next?
The Montpellier Wine Bar will be joined by Sri Lankan world number one bowler, Muttiah Muralitharan and players from Gloucestershire County Cricket Club to celebrate the launch of the Cheltenham Cricket Festival, with a corporate lunch at the iconic Cheltenham venue on Monday 13th June.