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.
Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins starred with the bat by scoring an unbeaten half-century on the final day of an otherwise disappointing drawn three-day tour game against Northamptonshire at the County Ground.
Northamptonshire are one of three teams trying to join Birmingham and Worcestershire in the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals but captain Alex Wakely says their focus is not just concentrated on the shortest format of the game.
The top flight woes of Northamptonshire and to a lesser extent the troubles of Derbyshire last year has ignited a debate surrounding the perceived gulf in quality between the two divisions of the County Championship.