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Daryl Mitchell hit 102 not out as Division Two leaders Worcestershire reached 299-7 on day one against Gloucestershire.
Sam Northeast's 91 helped Kent to 351-7 on day one against Surrey, while Derbyshire's seamers enjoyed themselves.
Graeme Smith will not return to Surrey next season to fulfil the final year of his contract.
Surrey and Hampshire secured places in the knockout stages of the NatWest t20 Blast with narrow victories on Friday.
Surrey boosted their NatWest T20 Blast qualification hopes with a narrow three-wicket win over South Group rivals Somerset.
Surrey fast bowler Tom Curran looks set to miss the rest of the season after suffering an ankle injury.
Acting captain Alfonso Thomas claimed two wickets in the final over as Somerset beat Gloucestershire by seven runs.
Surrey bagged a nine-wicket win in the final session against Glamorgan to turn up the heat at the top of Division Two.
Hampshire seamer James Tomlinson enjoyed a moment to remember against Gloucestershire in Division Two.
Mitchell Claydon claimed his best figures for Kent as Leicestershire were bowled out for 217 on day one at Grace Road.
Surrey finished day one against Glamorgan on 121 without loss having bowled out their hosts for 232 at Colwyn Bay.
Essex stayed top of the South Group with a five-wicket victory against Surrey, while Hampshire and Gloucs also won.
Kevin Pietersen is still hoping for an England recall, but he insists he does not need to play more four-day cricket.
Jason Roy continued his good form as Surrey chased down a target of 156 to beat Kent by eight wickets in the T20 Blast.
Saeed Ajmal posted match figures of 12-140 as Worcestershire claimed a 249-run victory over Glamorgan at New Road.
Division Two promotion rivals Surrey and Hampshire played out an inevitable draw on the final day at the Kia Oval.
With England set to announce their Test squad to face India, we look at five potential spin options.
Two late wickets for Gareth Batty gave Surrey a glimmer of hope of beating Second Division promotion rivals Hampshire.
Tom Fell hit 133 as Worcestershire recovered against Glamorgan, while Jason Roy starred for Surrey against Hampshire.
Rory Burns and Vikram Solanki guided Surrey to 68-1 on a rain-shortened opening day against Hampshire at The Oval.
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Kent lead Surrey by 239 runs with 4 wickets remaining
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