Jimmy Adams struck a fighting half-century

Hampshire v Middlesex, LV= Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl, 4th day

Winless Hampshire frustrate leaders

Hampshire are bottom and without a victory, but they will draw some hope from a grim draw against Middlesex, the Championship leaders

Nick Compton made a half-century

Hampshire v Middlesex, LV= Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day

Compton Middlesex's gain again

It may have taken a few more innings than Nick Compton would have liked but, at the ninth time of asking, the former England batsman is a Middlesex century-maker once again

Will Smith drives

Hampshire v Middlesex, LV= County Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day

Wheal's early promise on unexpected debut

Young debutants making dream starts and former team-mates turning it on in their first outing against old employers: it doesn't happen all the time, of course, but once too often now - from Middlesex's point of view - during another chastening day

Michael Carberry gave the Hampshire second innings a fine start

Hampshire v Middlesex, LV= Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl

Carberry helps Hampshire blunt leaders

Michael Carberry may have been disappointed to depart for 67 but his contribution added significantly to a frustrating day for the Division One leaders, Middlesex

Somerset players show their concern for Paul Horton after a blow which forced him to retire hurt

Somerset v Lancashire, Taunton, 4th day

Horton recovers to seal Lancashire draw

Paul Horton resumed from his disturbing blow from Alfonso Thomas to help seal a draw for Lancashire against title-chasing Somerset

Craig Overton fell one short of a maiden hundred

Somerset v Lancashire, Taunton, 3rd day

Overton painfully short in classy display

The shot may give Craig Overton nightmares for a week or two but the 20-year-old would be well advised to concentrate on just how well he played fir his 99

Marcus Trescothick cruised to a century after a tricky start

Somerset v Lancashire, Taunton, 2nd day

Trescothick sets new Taunton mark

Marcus Trescothick's 54th first-class hundred took him past Lionel Palairet's 100-year-old record for the most runs scored at Taunton by one batsman

Paul Horton was steady in a tricky period before the close

Somerset v Lancashire, Taunton, 1st day

Lancashire lean on Horton hundred

Paul Horton's first century of the Championship season could hardly have been better timed, or of greater value, for a Lancashire side fighting for their Division One lives

Jimmy Adams struck two fours and a six in his 29

Hampshire v Gloucestershire, NatWest T20 Blast, Ageas Bowl

Hampshire hold off Howell onslaught

Jimmy Adams and Will Smith played key roles as Hampshire clung on for a two-run win against Gloucestershire

Daniel Bell-Drummond hit 59 off 30 balls

Kent v Essex, Canterbury, 4th day

Bell-Drummond buckles down

Kent earned the draw that had looked odds-on the night before but could so easily have eluded them once the visitors scented blood during a morning session of pressure cricket that was wonderful to watch