The two teams looking to challenge Essex at the top of Division Two of the County Championship both dismissed their opponents on day one as the latest round of action got underway while in Division One, teams battled to take advantage of leaders Middlesex not being in action.
Day two of the latest round of Specsavers County Championship matches saw leaders Middlesex and Essex, as well as Hampshire and Leicestershire, enjoy excellent days while elsewhere it was more evenly matched.
After a week of NatWest T20 Blast action, attention turns back to the Specsavers County Championship where eight matches started today with sides battling for early bonus points and positions of ascendency.
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.
Worcestershire and Warwickshire registered victories against Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire respectively on a day where three other games were abandoned due to rain in the Royal London One-Day Cup on Monday.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Joe Clark struck fluent half-centuries as Worcestershire posted 260 for six in 76 overs on the second day and final day of the tour match against Pakistan in Worcester, ensuring that the game ended in a draw.
The last day of school, a trip to Edgbaston for some T20 action - plus the chance to be a flag bearer and walk around the pitch during the interval between innings. What could be better for a junior cricketer?
Pakistan fans were celebrating before their team took on England at Lord's as a team representing the National Asian Cricket Council beat their counterparts from the Barmy Army to win the first Edgbaston Fans Trophy.
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.