Durham held their nerve to beat Lancashire by two wickets after an entertaining final day of their Spesavers County Championship match in Southport while the other four ongoing games could well all end up as draws.
Rain interrupted proceedings significantly in the Specsavers County Championship today, but in what play that was possible, Worcestershire thrashed Northamptonshire and Somerset got their noses back ahead against Middlesex.
Adam Wheater struck an unbeaten double-century, Middlesex fought back against Somerset, Worcestershire pushed clear of Northamptonshire and rain frustrated Surry and Yorkshire in today's Specsavers County Championship action.
Glamorgan continued their impressive form in the NatWest T20 Blast with a big win over Middlesex while Jos Buttler continued his fine week with the bat to help Lancashire beat Worcestershire in the pick of the action this evening.
Sam Northeast cracked a quickfire half-century to help Kent beat Somerset before David Lloyd and Timm van der Gugten starred for Glamorgan in a big win over Sussex in tonight's NatWest T20 Blast action.
Marcus Trescothick slammed a 111-ball 106 as Somerset avoided a defeat at the hands of Pakistan and scored 258 for eight in the second innings as the tour match ended in a tight draw on the third and final day in Taunton.
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.
Pakistan fast bowlers left Somerset reeling after bowling them out for 128 runs in 34.1 overs and proceeded to score 140 for four, stretching their lead to 371 runs by the end of the second day’s play of the tour match in Taunton.
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.
An unbeaten 99 from Younis Khan and crucial knocks from Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq were the talking points of a solid batting display from Pakistan on the first day of the practice match against Somerset in Taunton.
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.