Defending champions Hampshire Royals went clear at the top of Group B and Somerset replaced Glamorgan Dragons at the summit of Group C on an exciting day of Yorkshire Bank 40 action.
A solid all-round performance made it three wins out of three for Somerset in this season’s Yorkshire Bank 40 as Middlesex were beaten by six wickets with Peter Trego bludgeoning 81 in the successful chase.
Chris Dent hit the highest score of the Yorkshire Bank 40 season to power Gloucestershire Gladiators to a tense seven-run win over Group C rivals Glamorgan.
Michael Carberry struck 96 as Hampshire Royals eased to a five-wicket triumph over Durham Dynamos to stay top of Group B in the Yorkshire Bank 40 clash at the Ageas Bowl.
Stephen Parry claimed his first five-wicket haul in one-day cricket to help Lancashire Lightning to a stunning victory over Surrey in the Yorkshire Bank 40 Group B match at Emirates Old Trafford.
Adam Lyth's unbeaten half-century carried Yorkshire to a five-wicket win over the Unicorns in a close Yorkshire Bank 40 match at Chesterfield.
Essex's last-gasp victory at Glamorgan ended an enthralling day's play in the LV= County Championship where Sussex, Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire also picked up wins
Steve Magoffin took a four-wicket haul as Sussex completed their second victory of the season and condemned Derbyshire to a fourth consecutive defeat in the LV= County Championship.
Nottinghamshire's seam attack helped propel their side to a 114-run LV= County Championship victory over Surrey
Mark Pettini kept his cool to see Essex to their second LV= County Championship Division Two victory of the season by beating Glamorgan by five wickets with seven balls to spare at the SWALEC Stadium.
Kent remain rooted to the bottom of the LV= County Championship Division Two after veteran seamer Alan Richardson inspired previously winless Worcestershire to a 10-wicket victory inside two days at Canterbury.
Ireland wicketkeeper Niall O'Brien struck a half-century against his old club as Leicestershire secured a draw on the final day of their LV= County Championship match at Northamptonshire.