That's it for the day then, folks. County Championship cricket always seems to take bit of a back seat when there's an England game on, especially an exciting ODI in a home World Cup. But, even so, there wasn't a great deal of excitement around in the day's seven games. Leading the way as chief blockers were Warwickshire. They made just 181-3 from 93 overs in the battle of the bottom two against Nottinghamshire. On a slow pitch, against some tight Notts bowling, Dom Sibley batted all day for his unbeaten 81. Next in line were Yorkshire who posted 289-6 as Adam\nLyth and Tom Kohler-Cadmore both narrowly missed out on centuries against Essex. That left centre stage for Somerset and George Bartlett, who made 137 as the One-Day Cup winners and maybe county champions elect posted 344 against last year's winners Surrey. There were more tons in Division Two, where Liam Livingstone posted his seventh first class\ncentury for Lancashire to put the leaders in a commanding position on 347-7 against Leicestershire at Aigburth. Stiaan van Zyl’s marathon hundred set Sussex on course for a 24-point win over Middlesex at Lord’s. The\nSouth African left-hander batted for just over seven and a half hours for his\n173, while wicketkeeper Ben Brown weighed in with 107, in Sussex declared on 481-9, after bowling out the hosts for 138 on day one. It was hard going for Division Two's bottom club Durham against Derbyshire . Just 254-9 in the day, with half-centuries for Alex Lees and Jack Burnham. But, on the day when England lost, despite a Joe Root century the day's top scorer was for the only Welsh county, younger brother Billy Root's career-best 229 out of 448-8 for Glamorgan against Northants.