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Acting captain Alfonso Thomas claimed two wickets in the final over as Somerset beat Gloucestershire by seven runs.
Sussex secured an innings victory over Division One strugglers Northamptonshire with a day to spare at Hove.
Adam Lyth and Alex Lees put on an opening stand of 270 as Yorkshire reached 367-7 on day one against Durham.
Luke Wright made an unbeaten 111 to help Sussex reach 319-6 by the end of the opening day against Northamptonshire.
Essex stayed top of the South Group with a five-wicket victory against Surrey, while Hampshire and Gloucs also won.
Mark Pettini's perfectly paced half-century helped Essex back to top spot and handed Somerset a fifth defeat in eight.
Nottinghamshire underlined their title credentials with a seven-wicket victory over Somerset at Trent Bridge.
Yorkshire boosted their title chances by wrapping up a crushing victory over Warwickshire inside three days.
Aaron Finch notched a century as Yorkshire established a 194-run first innings lead over Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Yorkshire's bowlers underpinned their team's position at the top by maintaining a recent stranglehold on Warwickshire.
Kevin Pietersen's Surrey beat Glamorgan but he once again struggled to make an impact in Friday's encounter.
Luke Wells' half-century helped Sussex battle to a draw against Yorkshire on the final day of their Division One clash.
Nottinghamshire’s batting line-up fired at Trent Bridge as Middlesex were left to rue a tempting declaration.
Paul Coughlin continued his fine Durham debut by taking three Lancashire wickets after scoring 85 at Chester-le-Street.
Dirk Nannes took 5-31 and Craig Kieswetter hit a breezy 70 as Somerset beat Sussex by 34 runs at Arundel Castle.
England off-spinner James Tredwell has joined Sussex on a month’s loan from Kent to play in the LV= County Championship.
Somerset secure a dramatic one-run win over leaders Hampshire while Glamorgan and Kent shared the spoils in thriller.
Alfonso Thomas picked up 5-40, including taking four wickets in four balls, to help Somerset defeat Sussex at Taunton.
Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire managed just 9.3 overs at Headingley as Sussex's Steve Magoffin once again hurt Somerset.
Somerset seamer Alfonso Thomas took four wickets in four balls on day three of their clash with Sussex at Taunton.
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