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.
Alastair Cook and Tom Westley dominated on a batting day to take Essex to 243 for two while Gary Ballance and Kumar Sangakkara chipped in with knocks of 74 and 113 respectively to help Yorkshire and Surrey recover against Lancashire and Middlesex in the County Championship Division One clashes.
An all-round performance from Worcestershire helped them chase 210 runs against Derbyshire while Yorkshire managed to successfully defend 258 runs against Leicestershire in their Royal London One-Cup face-off. With rain playing spoilsport in the encounter between Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire, Lancashire managed to overhaul challenge from Durham riding on a century from Dane Vilas.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore scored a fine century as Worcestershire handed a 51-run defeat to Yorkshire while a ton from Keaton Jennings followed by a three-wicket haul from Paul Coughlin ensured Durham registered a 19-run victory against Northamptonshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup face-off in North Group.
Centuries from Alex Wakely, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Billy Root proved vital as they helped Northamptonshire, Worcestershire and Nottinghamshire respectively to victories while all-round effort from Durham saw them overhaul Leicestershire in their Royal London One-Day Cup encounters in the North Group.
A 174-run blistering knock from Jonny Bairstow overshadowed centuries from Stephen Cook and Michael Richardson as Yorkshire chased down 336 against Durham comfortably in 47.4 overs with six wickets in hand in their Royal London One-Day Cup encounter at Headingley.
Lancashire won the toss and elected to field first. After a 48-run opening stand between Adam Lyth (30) and Jonny Bairstow (28), a triple strike from Ryan McLaren (3-43) saw Yorkshire reduced to 87 for three.
After Tim Bresnan and David Willey shared five wickets between them to restrict Nottighamshire to 185, Joe Root scored a fluent 75-run knock to help Yorkshire complete the chase in 32.4 overs with seven wickets in hand in the North Group Royal London Cup encounter at Trent Bridge.
A fabulous innings from Gary Ballance for the second time in the game helped Yorkshire pull out an incredible draw while Lancashire came from behind to upset Somerset with a stunning second innings bowling performance. Elsewhere Essex and Warwickshire have also managed to end their respective encounters with a draw.
Gary Ballance scored a century and followed it with an unbeaten 78 to keep Yorkshire alive against Hampshire while Alex Davies and Liam Livingstone came up with massive hundreds to make stunning comeback for Lancashire against Somerset.
Middlesex and Hampshire have gained control in their respective games against Yorkshire and Essex respectively with a superior batting performance while Lancashire and Surrey bounced back to end day two of Specsavers County Championship Division One on a high.
Centuries from Sam Robson, Nick Gubbins, Ian Westwood and James Vince helped their respective teams while Old Trafford witnessed 18 wickets fall on day one of the Specsavers County Championship Division One.
Riding on a collective batting performance led by Jimmy Adams, Hampshire managed to chase down 321 runs with four wickets in hand while Surrey and Lancashire are in dominating position to begin their first round of Specsavers County Championship Division One with victories.
The day two in County Championship Division One saw Lancashire and Surrey exerting a lot pf pressure on their opponents while a seven wicket haul from Kyle Abbott meant Hampshire need another 310 runs to win the game.