Steven Davies registered a half-century to help Surrey move ahead of Essex on a rain-hit third day of their LV= County Championship clash at Chelmsford.
The visitors managed to move from 204-6 to 261-7 in the 16 overs that were squeezed in, Davies - who has given up wicketkeeping duties to focus on his batting - the only wicket to fall when Monty Panesar trapped him lbw for 54.
Gary Wilson, the man who has taken over behind the stumps for Surrey, helped add 54 for the seventh wicket and by the time the umpires cancelled proceedings with no further prospect of play, he was unbeaten on 38.
Kent and Worcestershire managed all of three overs at Tunbridge Wells, with the latter moving their first-innings total on to 67 without loss in what little play was possible.
Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell (33 not out) hit the first two balls of the day off Robbie Joseph to the boundary to bring up 700 championship runs for the season. Matt Pardoe was unbeaten on 30 at the other end.
Only 14.1 overs had been possible on Monday and play on Tuesday did not start until 3.45pm, with Kent having been bowled out for 258 on the opening day of the fixture.
Gloucestershire may wish they had have never made it out onto the field after they slipped to 66-4 in reply to a Derbyshire score of 278.
The action finally started in Derby at 4pm and Mark Footitt put the visitors in trouble, bowling Chris Dent in the third over and also sending back Alex Gidman, with Gloucestershire's momentum not helped by breaks for bad light.
Tim Groenewald and Tony Palladino, who had William Tavare caught behind for 22, also claimed a wicket apiece to put Derbyshire on top.
Angus Robson and Ned Eckersley, along with the rain, gave Leicestershire some hope of avoiding defeat against Glamorgan, though they still need another 73 just to make their opponents bat again.
Opener Robson made a gritty unbeaten 72 while Eckersley made 68, the duo putting on a third-wicket partnership of 129 after the early loss of nightwatchman Jigar Naik.
Dean Cosker eventually broke the alliance but Ramnaresh Sarwan helped see the Foxes to 168-3 by the time the players came off the field at 2.50pm. They would not return meaning only 46.4 overs were bowled.