Durham v Lancashire at the Emirates Riverside
Result: Durham 411 (Borthwick 134; Bailey 5-110) and 239-4d (Borthwick 104*) beat Lancashire 326 (Hameed 74; McCarthy 5-70) and 251 (Livingstone 60*) by 73 runs
Durham inflicted Lancashire’s first defeat of the season as Brydon Carse and James Weighell combined for six wickets on Day Four at Chester-le-Street.
The pair added to five wickets for Barry McCarthy as Durham continued to profit on youth, taking their first win of the campaign.
The hosts declared on their overnight 239-4, giving Lancashire a 325-strong chase, damaged within two overs when Haseeb Hameed fell.
Liam Livingstone battled with an unbeaten 60, but regular wickets proved the Red Rose’s downfall, deep in a hole at 97-5 before rallying 73 runs short.
Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire at Trent Bridge
Result: Warwickshire 373 (Woakes 121, Barker 113) and 236 (Chopra 82; Fletcher 4-25) beat Nottinghamshire 383 (Lumb 108) and 173 (Patel 124) by 53 runs
You may want to read that scorecard again, just to make sure your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Nottinghamshire 173. Samit Patel 124.
Resuming on 21-3, few gave Nottinghamshire hope of chasing 227, but an incredible 124 from 82 balls, including 12 fours and five sixes from Patel, gave the hosts hope. The only other man to make double figures was Brendon Taylor (26).
Patel joined the 47 overs available on Day Four at 25-5, when all results were just about possible despite Keith Barker’s four wickets in the innings.
Rikki Clarke and Patel’s namesake Jeetan to particular damage, before Chris Wright eventually had the hero out for the tenth wicket following an incredible effort.
Somerset v Yorkshire at Taunton
Result: Somerset 562-7d (Hildreth 166) drew with Yorkshire 311 (Lyth 106) and 141-6 (following on)
Yorkshire preserved their unbeaten season after rain and rearguards secured a one-sided draw with Somerset at Taunton.
Following on having made 311 in their first innings, Yorkshire’s top five all made more than 10, but fewer than 20, in obdurate innings, with Adam Lyth, Will Rhodes and Gary Ballance coincidentally all made 18.
When Adil Rashid fell for a 30-ball duck at 99-6, Somerset would have smelt further blood, but Jack Leaning (29*) and Liam Plunkett (20*) edged their way to safety before the rain prematurely ended proceedings.
Surrey v Middlesex at the Kia Oval
Result: Middlesex 395 (Gubbins 91) drew with Surrey 242 (Rayner 6-79) and 98-0 (following on)
Middlesex’s push for a London derby win was drenched by a wet Kia Oval outfield as no play was possible south of the river.
Surrey fought back to 98-0 by Day Three’s close, with Ollie Rayner’s six wickets going in vain, although Middlesex did scoop 10 points to Surrey’s nine from the match.