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.
Rain brought about an early end to the action at all five County Championship matches being played today, but not before Nick Gubbins registered a maiden double-century and Wayne Madsen hit his fourth ton of the season.
The Overton twins sharing eight wickets for Somerset against Hampshire and a record partnership for Kent against Derbyshire were among the highlights of the four Specsavers County Championship matches that got underway today.
Glamorgan beat Surrey in a top-of-the-table NatWest T20 Blast South Group clash while there were six other matches played tonight as teams continue to battle to reach the quarter-finals including a huge win for Lancashire over Worcestershire.
Surrey completed a comprehensive victory over Nottinghamshire as more dry weather around led to plenty of County Championship drama, including an exciting finish to the match between Essex and Leicestershire.
Essex beat Kent by five wickets to move to the top of the Royal London One-Day Cup South Group table while rain caused two matches in the North Group and the day's only scheduled NatWest T20 fixture to be abandoned.
There were Royal London One-Day Cup wins for Gloucestershire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Yorkshire as teams managed to complete their matches despite the bad weather hitting most of England and Wales.
At the end of week seven, Lancashire moved to the top of Division One while Essex have managed to hold on to their lead at the top of Division Two. With the next week's fixtures all set to get underway, let's have a look at the key statistics.
At the end of the fourth week of the County Championship, Nottinghamshire have claimed the pole position in Division One while Essex maintain their lead at the top of Division Two. With week five upon us, let us take a look into a few of the key statistics.