Surrey kept alive their faint hopes of promotion after earning maximum batting points against leaders Worcestershire.
Leaders Worcestershire endured a testing opening day as they were dismissed for 272 against Surrey at New Road.
Matt Coles and Sean Ervine each took three cheap wickets as Hampshire crushed Leicestershire by an innings and 34 runs.
Worcestershire's clash against Derbyshire at Derby is firmly in the balance heading into the final day of play.
Derbyshire made life difficult for Division Two leaders Worcestershire on day two, while rain frustrated Hampshire.
Derbyshire's batsmen held up Division Two leaders Worcestershire, while Angus Robson and Chris Cooke hit maiden tons.
Nottinghamshire's last-ball win earned them top spot in Group B and a home quarter-final in the Royal London Cup.
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Essex and Hampshire both boosted their promotion hopes with victories in Division Two of the LV= County Championship.
A brilliant innings by Richard Oliver failed to prevent Worcestershire's first Championship defeat of the season.
England spinner Monty Panesar took 5-50 as Essex put themselves in a winning position against Glamorgan.
Worcestershire endured one of their worst days of the summer as they were dismissed for 194 by Gloucestershire.
Alex Hales and James Taylor scored centuries as Notts kept their Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final hopes alive.
Ben Stokes cracked 103 to lead Durham to a crushing six-wicket victory over Notts in Group B of the Royal London Cup.
Glamorgan fast bowler Huw Waters has been forced to retire from the game at the age of just 27.
Doug Bollinger claimed 5-35 as Kent eased to a six-wicket win over Glamorgan in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
The NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final between Lancashire and Glamorgan has been postponed until Saturday due to rain.
Steven Mullaney’s unbeaten 63 ended Glamorgan’s winning start to the Royal London One Day Cup.
New Zealand ‘A’ and Sri Lanka ‘A’ will meet in Cardiff on Saturday ahead of forthcoming triangular series.
Somerset enjoyed a winning start to their campaign in Group B of the Royal London Cup, while Glamorgan saw off Surrey.
Full-on Yorkshire are the pride of the County Championship, says David Lloyd, and deservedly so.