Essex 310 & 79/1 beat Gloucestershire 136 & 252 by 9 wickets
Hampshire 370/9d & 91/2 beat Warwickshire 217 & 243 by 8 wickets
Kent 335 & 161 lost to Northamptonshire 303 & 396/8 by 203 runs
Lancashire 624/9 drew with Somerset 446 & 213/6
Yorkshire 521 & 220 lost to Surrey 515 & 228/6 by 4 wickets
Durham 296 & 221/7 drew with Derbyshire 283 & 398/8
Glamorgan 318 & 421/5 drew with Nottinghamshire 285 & 259/4
Middlesex 188 & 222/8 lost to Worcestershire 191 & 238/3 by 7 wickets
Sussex 558/9 & 220/1 drew with Leicestershire 756/4
Essex icons lead the way at Chelmsford
In a game of word association, the word Essex will automatically bring two names to mind; Alastair Cook and Simon Harmer. A comprehensive home victory over Gloucestershire further enforced the pair's iconic status at the club, with Cook hitting an imperious century (the 73rd of his first-class career) as Essex posted 310 in response to the visitors' 136 all out. Harmer had done the damage there with a five wicket haul, before we went even better in the second innings by taking 8/112 to leave his side a simple chase to secure victory.
Hants' attack does the damage again
The strength in depth of the Hampshire attack has been one of the stories of the summer, and a key reason as to why they now sit top of Division 1 after ten matches. In the first innings against Warwickshire it was Kyle Abbott was the forefront with a five wicket haul, and then it was the irrepressible Keith Barker on the final day taking his own five wicket bag to take him to 38 wickets for the season. With valuable runs from Ian Holland, Liam Dawson and Ben Brown, this was another impressive victory for James Vince's side.
Surrey leave it late as they cement top spot
The County Championship doesn't get any more dramatic than this. Four days of toiling away only for the win to be decided in the last over of the match, on this occasion in Surrey's favour. The victory, acheived by a four off the bat of Aaron Hardie, was set up by some sensational Jamie Overton bowling. Taking 6/61 in Yorkshire's second innings, he knocked off the top order before skittling the tail, leaving Surrey a challenging but chaseable total.
Northants secure first win
History is there to be broken, and Northants were keen to rewrite this record as soon as they could this season. Eighteen years after their last Division One victory, Northants finally have another, a brilliant final day bowling display from Simon Kerrigan and Richard Keogh, each taking a five-for, ensuring they beat Kent by a whooping 203 runs.
Jennings hits triple in batters' paradise
Runs, runs, and runs rained at Southport on the second and third days between Lancashire and Somerset. The start was anything but simple for the visitors however as they lost four wickets with just 105 runs on the board. Lewis Goldworthy and James Rew arrested the slide with a terrific century partnership, and Goldsworthy went on to a maiden first-class hundred in a strong total of 446. The response however was even stronger, as the top three all hit over 90 runs. Luke Wells scored a century, Josh Bohannon 91, and Keaton Jennings hitting the first triple century in the competition since 2017.
Pollock powered Pears take impressive victory
Prior to Ed Pollock walking to the crease on day three at Northwood, only four batters in the match had scored more than 40 runs, as the bowlers reigned supreme. Worcestershire posted 191, leading by only three, in the match's second innings to leave the contest finely poised. A score of 240 from the hosts looked to have swayed the odds in their favour, thanks to lower order hitting from Umesh Yadav and Luke Hollman. Ed Pollock had other ideas however, and struck a powerful 113 from just 77 balls including seven sixes to make light work of what looked to be a difficult chase.