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
Further to the recent announcement of the Academy Intake for the new season, Sussex CCC have confirmed that three young pace bowlers have been awarded Academy Plus Scholarships for the 2012 season.
The Academy Plus is the holding ground between the Academy and the Professional Staff.
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has handed acting Sussex captain Murray Goodwin a one-game ban following three incidents of poor conducts.
Goodwin was handed a reprimand and a suspended fine by his club for twice being reported by umpires for showing dissent but the ECB has decided to take even firmer action.
Acting Sussex captain Murray Goodwin has been reprimanded and warned about his future conduct by the club. The actions come after him twice being reported for showing dissent at an umpire's decision after being dismissed.
Goodwin has also been fined an undisclosed amount by the club although this penalty has been suspended for two years as recognition of his service to the club and a previously clean disciplinary record.
Sussex fast bowlers James Anyon and Chris Liddle have put pen to paper on a new contract that keep them at Hove until the end of the 2013 season.
Anyon joined Sussex from Warwickshire in 2009 while Liddle moved from Leicestershire in 2006 and both played key roles in last season's LV= County Championship Division Two success.
Sussex all-rounder Michael Yardy will play no part in the Friends Life t20 match against Somerset this evening (14th June) as he takes a short break from the game, the club have confirmed.
Yardy withdrew from England's World Cup squad in March due to depression, returning home but has made a comeback, playing first-team cricket from May
Sussex County Cricket Club is delighted to announce Herbalife as its Official Nutrition Partner for the 2011 season.
The partnership began in early April and involves the entire squad using Herbalife Formula 1 shakes, meal replacement bars, protein bars and H30 Proâ„¢ for the coming season. As part of the relationship, Herbalife has also now become official nutrition product supplier to the team.
Sussex County Cricket Club are delighted to announce a tie-up with the Downâ€™s Syndrome Association as one of their charity partners.
The DSA, founded in 1970, are committed to helping people with Down's Syndrome live full and rewarding lives, and are the only organisation in the United Kingdom focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down's Syndrome.
Sussex CCC are delighted to announce the renewal of their community partnership with Southern Rail.
The partnership allows Sussex Cricket to further widen its community offering, providing meaningful quality cricket provision for those without it.