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The inaugural Royal London One-Day Cup, county cricket's new 50-over competition, gets under way on Saturday.
Somerset fast bowler Steve Kirby has been forced to retire because of a shoulder injury.
Surrey boosted their NatWest T20 Blast qualification hopes with a narrow three-wicket win over South Group rivals Somerset.
Chris Read saw Division One leaders Notts to a one-wicket victory against Lancashire, while Somerset and Warks also won.
Northants were reduced to 108-5 chasing 404 at stumps on day three against Somerset at Wantage Road.
Somerset are unsure when Craig Kieswetter will be able to return after he suffered facial injuries against Northants.
Notts bowled out Lancashire for 225, Somerset declined to make Northants follow-on and Jonathan Trott was in the runs for Warks.
Marcus Trescothick's fourth century in eight first-class innings helped Somerset to 366-8 on day one against Northants.
Acting captain Alfonso Thomas claimed two wickets in the final over as Somerset beat Gloucestershire by seven runs.
Champions Durham survived a few nervy moments at Headingley to bat out a draw with current leaders Yorkshire.
Durham were forced to follow-on against Yorkshire at Headingley, while Middlesex seized control against Somerset.
Adam Lyth and Alex Lees put on an opening stand of 270 as Yorkshire reached 367-7 on day one against Durham.
Hampshire missed the chance to take over top spot in the South Group as they suffered a 39-run defeat against Somerset.
Essex stayed top of the South Group with a five-wicket victory against Surrey, while Hampshire and Gloucs also won.
Somerset fast bowler Alfonso Thomas hit with three penalty points under the ECB disciplinary code.
Tim Ambrose hit 82 not out as Warwickshire completed a remarkable three-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire.
Craig Kieswetter signs new three-year contract with Somerset that keeps him at Taunton until the end of the 2017 season.
Jonathan Trott reached the close unbeaten on 19 as Warwickshire were set 289 to beat Notts at Trent Bridge.
Marcus Trescothick’s century puts Somerset in command against Lancs; Jonathan Trott scores 23 on Warwickshire return.
Alex Hales hit 183 as Nottinghamshire piled up 397-7 after being sent in by Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Score from Thursday's two fixtures in the Natwest T20 Blast competition
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