Surrey stepped up their LV= Insurance County Championship title pursuit at Northamptonshire as Tom Curran struck a maiden first-class century.
All-rounder Curran, in his first championship look for three-and-a-half years, smashed 115 in 93 balls on a floor the place his father Kevin loved a few of his best cricketing moments.
Curran was properly supported by Hashim Amla, who confirmed far higher persistence in his 133 from 278 balls – the South African’s 57th first-class century.
Second-placed Surrey have been bowled out for 421, a first-innings lead of 82, earlier than Northamptonshire slipped to 114 for 4.
But Luke Procter (55) and Ricardo Vasconcelos (51 not out) helped the hosts finish day three on 209 for 5, a lead of 127, and frustrate Surrey’s bid to take advantage of their sport in hand on leaders Hampshire.
Essex secured an exhilarating one-wicket win over Yorkshire at Headingley, their sixth Division One victory of the marketing campaign.
Yorkshire have been bowled out for 252 of their second innings, as leg-spinner Matt Critchley took three for 69 and seamer Jamie Porter returned figures of 4 for 64.
That left Essex chasing a modest 162 for victory, however they misplaced 4 wickets for 13 runs to crash to 64 for six.
However, Shane Snater’s aggressive unbeaten 65 noticed Essex decide up a 20-point haul.
Somerset took whole management of their relegation battle with Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
The guests closed the third day on 277 for 4 – 300 forward – as George Bartlett made an unbeaten 91 and skipper Tom Abell compiled an stubborn 87 from 173 balls.
Bartlett and Lewis Goldsworthy (44 not out) had shared an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 119 by the shut to go away ninth-placed Warwickshire going through an uphill battle on the ultimate day.
In Division Two, England seamer Matthew Potts recorded career-best match figures as Durham chased a second win of the season at Leicestershire.
Potts took seven wickets for 49 on day three to complete with match figures of 13 for 101.
Louis Kimber prime scored with 75 as Leicestershire have been bundled out for 202 second time round.
That left Durham needing simply 105 for victory, and the guests recovered from a tough begin to 51 for 2 at stumps.
Second-placed Glamorgan are watching defeat after Middlesex’s Toby Roland-Jones sparked a dramatic batting collapse at Lord’s.
Roland-Jones, Division Two’s main wicket-taker, took two scalps in 4 balls because the guests capitulated from 123 with out loss to 144 for six.
Tim Murtagh and Ethan Bamber additionally picked up wickets as Glamorgan limped to 191 for eight – simply 15 forward after Middlesex had carved out a 176-run lead on first innings.
Worcestershire opener Jake Libby made a career-best 215 towards Sussex at Hove.
Play didn’t begin at Hove till 4.10pm due to rain and 84 overs have been misplaced within the match thus far.
But Libby’s maiden double century got here in a first-innings whole of 438 for 5 earlier than Worcestershire declared with a lead of 218.
Sussex misplaced skipper Tim Haines for 13 within the 10 overs they needed to negotiate, closing on 39 for one and nonetheless 179 behind.