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.
The LV= County Championship made a return as the Friends Life t20 takes a break before its return in earnest at the weekend. There were good performances today from Mark Footitt, Michael Yardy, Varun Chopra and James Vince
Yo2mo is delighted to announce its sponsorship of Middlesex Country Cricket Club for the 2013/14 season.
The shirt sponsorship deal will be for the non-leading arm position of Middlesex's Yorkshire Bank 40 and Friends Life twenty20 playing kits, two of the most energetic and exciting formats of the game.
Starting times for matches held at Lord's this week have been pushed back following the riots that have engulfed the capital and other major cities in England this week.
Following consultations with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Northamptonshire and Yorkshire, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has moved games which were due to start in the afternoon to either morning or midday starts.
Former international cricketer Phil Tufnell was presented with an honorary doctorate by Middlesex University today (Middlesex University's Hendon Campus, 10.30am, 20 July), recognising his achievements in sport and the media.
Former Middlesex and England all-rounder Fred Titmus has passed away following a long battle with illness aged 78.
Titmus made his Middlesex debut aged 16 in 1949, going on to play 33 seasons of first-class cricket before retiring in 1982, also representing the MCC and Orange Free State.
Middlesex have signed South African all-rounder Ryan McLaren as part of their bid to win the Twenty20 Cup for a second time following their success in 2008.
Middlesex's triumph at The Rose Bowl came with McLaren playing for runners-up Kent and the fast bowler returned a hat-trick in the final in 2007 when Kent beat Gloucestershire.
Former Lancashire and Northamptonshire all-rounder Steven Crook has signe a one-year deal to play for Middlesex, the club has confirmed.
He has been on trial with the club since the start of the year and is now set to start full-time training with the squad as they gear up for the 2011 season.