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.
The Overton twins sharing eight wickets for Somerset against Hampshire and a record partnership for Kent against Derbyshire were among the highlights of the four Specsavers County Championship matches that got underway today.
Essex beat Kent by five wickets to move to the top of the Royal London One-Day Cup South Group table while rain caused two matches in the North Group and the day's only scheduled NatWest T20 fixture to be abandoned.
There were Royal London One-Day Cup wins for Gloucestershire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Yorkshire as teams managed to complete their matches despite the bad weather hitting most of England and Wales.
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.
At the end of the fourth week of the County Championship, Nottinghamshire have claimed the pole position in Division One while Essex maintain their lead at the top of Division Two. With week five upon us, let us take a look into a few of the key statistics.
Sir Ian Botham recalls how his cricketing career began with his parents making sacrifices to get him to games all around Somerset, and eventually his "fun trip" would see him travel all over the world.