There are now eight matches ongoing in the Specsavers County Championship and today's action proved something of a mixed bag with bowlers on top in some games, batsmen enjoying themselves in others, and some remaining very finely balanced.
Tom Abell scored a very special century where the second highest score in the game was 39 as Somerset held their nerve to register a 10-run victory over Sussex in the South Group encounter of Royal London One-Day Cup in Taunton.
Glamorgan and Middlesex booked their places in the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast while Notts Outlaws secured a home quarter-final in tonight's action which also saw wins for Derbyshire, Essex, Lancashire, Surrey, and Yorkshire.
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.
Sussex will be without Bangladeshi fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman for their NatWest T20 Blast South Group clash with Hampshire tomorrow (Friday 15th July) due to a further delay to his arrival in England.
Pakistan held steady at 71 for one from 24 overs in the second innings with a lead of 143 runs after Sussex declared on 291 for five following a marathon opening partnership of 212 runs between Luke Wells and Harry Finch on the second day of the tour match in Hove.