Essex are on the verge of creating history as they are set to win the County Championship Division One title for the first time in 25 years following their innings victory over Warwickshire in Birmingham.
Craig Overton and Jack Leach picked four wickets each as Somerset bowled out Yorkshire for 179 runs in the final innings to complete a 179 run win in their County Championship clash in Scarborough on the final day.
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 dismissing Yorkshire for 213 runs, Tim Rouse and Jim Hildreth scored fifties in the second innings for Somerset as they stretched the lead to 289 runs with seven wickets in hand at stumps on day three.
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.
Rory Burns remained unbeaten on 174 as Surrey managed to post 410 for seven at stumps on day three in response to Hampshire's first innings total of 648 for seven in their County Championship Division One clash at The Oval.