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.
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
We caught up with Nottinghamshire all-rounder Graeme White in the early part of the county season, and asked him for his thoughts on his side's opening season, his goals for the season, and whether England would win the Ashes.
Notts Outlaws have strengthened their relationship with Capital One by agreeing a one year extension to their shirt sponsorship deal.
Capital One will serve as the clubâ€™s Community Partner as part of the agreement and will support the activities of the Trent Bridge Community Sports Trust as well as providing family day activities at Clydesdale Bank 40 matches for their staff and Outlaws supporters.
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club have signed a two-year kit supply deal with MKK Sports.
The Sussex based team-wear suppliers were established by former England cricketer James Kirtley in 2004 and also supply kit to Surrey, Middlesex, Sussex and Worcestershire.
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Players will be taking time out from their final four day match against Sussex to attend Nottingham Playhouse for a history lesson on Tuesday night.
First team players - Chris Read, Paul Franks, Charlie Shreck, Karl Turner, Luke Fletcher, Steven Mullaney, Alex Hales and Graeme White - along with Chief Executive Derek Brewer and Director of Cricket Mick Newell will be attending the Gala Performance of The Ashes.
Nottinghamshire batsman Ali Brown has confirmed he will be retiring from professional cricket at the end of the 2011 county season.
He is bringing down the curtain on a career that has seen him score 16,898 first-class runs with Surrey and Nottinghamshire, to whom he moved in 2009.
Nottinghamshire have signed left-handed West Indian batsman Darren Bravo as their overseas player for the remainder of the season following the departures of Australians David Hussey and Adam Voges.
Bravo, 22, is expected to go straight into the team to play Glamorgan in the CB40 on 12th August and will become Nottinghamshire's fourth overseas player employed this seaso after Hussey, Voges and Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal.
Opening batsman Alex Hales has been awarded his county cap by Nottinghamshire during his side's LV= County Championship match with Somerset.
Captain Chris Read handed Hales his cap ahead of the final day's play at Trent Bridge - a game in which Hales hit an innings of 184.
Nottinghamshire signed Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal as a short-term replacement for overseas player David Hussey, who is due to join up with the Australia side for the One-Day International series against Sri Lanka.
Hussey's final game for the Outlaws will be the Friends Life t20 match against Lancashire on 26th June and subject to approval from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Tamim will be available for six T20 fixtures.
Nottinghamshire have been handed a £600 fine by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after they fielded Australian David Hussey without having registered him to do so.
Hussey, who captains the side in Twenty20 cricket, had obtained the necessary dispensation to play for Nottinghamshire as an overseas player and has now been correctly registered with the ECB.
Nottinghamshire batsman Mark Wagh has brought forward his planned retirement and he will now end his professional cricket career following the conclusion of the ongoing LV= County Championship match with Worcestershire.
He had originally planned to hang up his boots in August to pursue a career in law but has now decided to leave Trent Bridge two months earlier than scheduled.