As the final round of the Natwest T20 Blast 2017 kicked-off on Friday, the eight teams for the quarter-finals of this edition has been finalised with Leicestershire and Somerset just managing to make it to the top eight.
Alex Wakely's blistering fifty went in vain for Northamptonshire as they fell three runs short of the target, chasing 173 runs against Warwickshire in the North Group Natwest T20 Blast clash in Northampton.
Adam Hose scored a valiant 76 run knock while Grant Elliott contributed with an unbeaten 45 as Warwickshire chased down 175 against Lancashire in 19.4 overs with five wickets in hand in the North Group Natwest T20 Blast clash in Birmingham.
Boyd Rankin and Aaron Thomason shared six wickets between them equally as Warwickshire restricted Leicestershire to 157 for eight in a chase of 188 runs to complete a 30 run victory in the North Group Natwest T20 Blast encounter at Grace Road.
Grant Elliott and Keith Barker shared seven wickets between them as Warwickshire defended a total of 197 runs against Derbyshire to win the North Group Natwest T20 Blast encounter at Edgbaston by 20 runs.
Middlesex registered their second win this season as they chased down 234 in the final innings against Warwickshire with just one wicket in hand in the County Championship Division One clash in Birmingham on the fourth day.
After Tom Helm picked a five haul to dismiss Warwickshire for 233 runs in the second innings, Middlesex were reduced to 36 for two at stumps in a chase of 234 runs on day three of the County Championship Division One clash in Birmingham.
Ravi Bopara slammed 192 while James Foster contributed with a 121-run knock as Essex went on to post 541 for nine in their first innings before the declaration came following which Warwickshire managed to post 60 for two before stumps on day two of the County Championship Division One clash in Chelmsford.
Kyle Abbott led the Hampshire bowling attack with a four-wicket haul as they dismissed Warwickshire for 167 runs in the final innings to register a victory by an innings and 94 runs in the County Championship Division One encounter on the final day in Southampton.
Jonathan Trott scored a brilliant century but Warwickshire are in a danger of losing by an innings after they continue to trail Hampshire by 186 runs with eight wickets in hand at stumps on day three of the County Championship Division One clash in Southampton.
Kumar Sangakkara scored twin centuries as Surrey managed to overcome Middlesex while handy knocks of 106 and 46 from Marcus Trescothik helped Somerset manage a draw in the County Championship Division One clashes on the final day.
Essex had one of their best days in the County Championship Division One as a collective bowling performance saw them Hampshire reeling at 92 for seven while Dawid Malan's century led Middlesex's resurgence against Surrey at Lord's on day two.