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.
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.