LV= County Championship - News
Gary Ballance celebrated his inclusion in England's Ashes party by hitting an unbeaten 72 as Yorkshire posted 316 for six on the opening day of their LV= County Championship Division One clash with Surrey at the Kia Oval.
Ashwell Prince hit an unbeaten 134 on a day of missed chances and milestones in Canterbury as Lancashire reached a respectable 269 for eight in their end-of-season LV= Championship clash with Kent.
Seamer Michael Hogan claimed his 100th wicket of the season as Glamorgan restricted Gloucestershire on the opening day of their LV= County Championship match at the SWALEC Stadium.
Nottinghamshire closed in on maximum batting points in their battle with Somerset to avoid the drop, while fellow strugglers Derbyshire were held up against Warwickshire. In Division Two, Northamptonshire need just two more points to gain promotion.