Adams takes 10 in Notts triumph
Andre Adams completed a 10-wicket haul as Nottinghamshire condemned County Champions Lancashire to their third defeat of the season with a 185-run victory at Old Trafford.
After starting the day in a precarious position on 39 for five, needing 328 to win, the Red Rose slipped further into trouble with the losses of Gareth Cross and Tom Smith; they fell to Adams and Stuart Broad respctively, the former finishing with match figures of 10-50.
The hosts offered some resistance in the form of Luke Procter and captain Glen Chapple as the pair shared an eighth-wicket stand of 39 until England spinners Graeme Swann and Samit Patel finished off the tail.
Chapple was bowled by Swann, while Patel accounted for James Anderson and Simon Kerrigan as Lancashire were dismissed for 142, Procter left stranded on 41 from 114 balls.
Joe Denly’s first century for Middlesex helped Chris Rogers’ side dominate Worcestershire on day three at Lord’s.
Middlesex were going along nicely at 166 for two, only for Rogers’ dismissal - he was caught behind by Ben Scott off David Lucas - to spark a collapse that saw three wickets fall for just six runs.
Despite evergreen seamer Alan Richardson returning figures of 5-89, Denly was unbeaten on 134 when Middlesex declared on 327 for seven.
Tim Murtagh and Toby Roland-Jones then removed openers Daryl Mitchell and Michael Klinger to reduce Worcestershire to 45 for two when bad light brought the day to a premature end.
In Division Two, Matthew Boyce’s century failed to save Leicestershire as Steven Patterson claimed career-best match figures of 8-94 to give Yorkshire their first win of the season at Scarborough.
After Patterson trapped Josh Cobb in front for 69 and Tim Bresnan bowled Ned Eckersley, a partnership of 133 between Boyce and Wayne White held up Yorkshire.
But once Anthony McGrath returned to dismiss the latter for 67, the White Rose rallied as former England paceman Ryan Sidebottom removed Boyce for 122 and Robbie Joseph in successive deliveries.
Andrew Gale's side wrapped up an innings-and-22-run victory when Adil Rashid had Nadeem Malik lbw and Patterson returned to complete second-innings figures of 5-77 with the dismissal of Claude Henderson.
Northamptonshire also got off the mark with a 117-run triumph over Hampshire at Wantage Road thanks to five wickets from David Willey.
Northants added 56 to their overnight 176 for five before declaring nine down. Chris Wood picked up two wickets to complete figures of 3-58, either side of running out James Middlebrook.
Left-arm seamer Willey then claimed 5-36 and Lee Daggett 3-44 as Hampshire were dismissed for just 179 despite an impressive 61 from England Lion Michael Carberry.
Bad light thwarted Essex's quest for victory as Glamorgan salvaged a draw at the SWALEC Stadium.
After resuming 77 ahead on five without loss in their second innings, the visitors slumped to 11 for three and then 37 for five as Graham Wagg struck thrice.
However, Tom Westley made 52 in a fifth-wicket stand of 75 with Greg Smith as Essex declared on 166 for nine after Huw Waters returned figures of 5-47 off 16 overs.
In pursuit of 239, Glamorgan made a horrid start as veteran South African left-arm seamer Charl Willoughby helped reduce them to 79 for five with 4-33.
But Essex’s charge was held up by Glamorgan's captain Mark Wallace, who batted 25.2 overs for an unbeaten 26 to help his side reach 99 for five when the light deteriorated.
New Zealand batsman Hamish Marshall fell 10 runs short of a first century for Gloucestershire in three years, but still helped secure a draw against Derbyshire.
Gloucestershire, starting the day with a lead of 37, lost Kane Williamson to Jonathan Clare for 128 but Derbyshire found the going tough against Marshall, who hit nine fours in his 200-ball 90 before being trapped in front by Tim Groenewald.
Ian Cockbain, with an unbeaten 63, and Will Gidman, 33 not out, shared an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 95 as Gloucestershire's declaration 227 runs ahead on 409 for four led to the match petering out into a draw.