Somerset keep pace with Essex after a vital victory over Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Notts teeter towards seemingly inevitable relegation following defeat by Yorkshire, and Gloucestershire boost their prospects of a return to the top flight with a well-paced run-chase at Derby.
All that and one of the best pieces of anticipatory wicketkeeping you're ever likely to see by Surrey's Ben Foakes in their draw with Hampshire mean it's been quite a day.
We will be with you again on Friday for coverage of the evening's six T20 Blast group games.
For now, we leave the final word on this round of Championship matches to the 'Headband Warrior'.