Gary Ballance fell nine short of a hundred

Yorkshire v Somerset, LV= Championship, Division One, Headingley, 2nd day

Yorkshire blessed by England homecoming

Yorkshire, raised by England for much of the season, have been blessed by the homecoming of Jonny Bairstow, Gary Ballance and Adam Lyth as they close in on the Championship

Jack Brooks took five wickets as Somerset crumbled

Yorkshire v Somerset, LV= Championship, Division One, Headingley, 1st day

Brooks revels in Headingley hero status

Given that he was not a professional cricketer before he turned 25, Jack Brooks has already achieved more in his career than he probably ever imagined

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Ross Whiteley failed with a spectacular attempt to prevent a boundary

Somerset v Worcestershire, LV= Championship, Division One, Taunton, 3rd day

Whiteley, Cox battle for scraps

Ross Whiteley and Ben Cox battled for every point relegation-threatened Worcestershire can glean from a hopeless position at Taunton

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Peter Trego's 79 gave Somerset something to bowl at

Somerset v Worcestershire, LV= Championship, Division One, Taunton, 2nd day

Trego and Hildreth make hay as Somerset dominate

Somerset took a firm grip on their LV= County Championship match against Worcestershire on the second day at Taunton.

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James Hildreth boosted Somerset with 43

Somerset v Worcestershire, LV= Championship, Division One, Taunton, 1st day

Hildreth hundred lifts Somerset

James Hildreth helped himself to a fourth first-class century of the season as Somerset batted themselves into a strong position against Worcestershire on the first day of their LV= County Championship game at Taunton

Leicestershire v Somerset, Royal London Cup, Group A, Grace Road

Eckersley apologies for 'abject' display

Leicestershire captain Ned Eckersley apologised for an "abject" batting display as Somerset's Peter Trego made light work of as pitiful target at Grace Road

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William Porterfield's unbeaten 81 won him the Man-of-the-Match award

Warwickshire v Sussex, Royal London Cup, Group B, Rugby

Porterfield ton maintains hopes of progress

Warwickshire retained their outside chance of qualifying for the Royal London Cup quarter-finals with a four-wicket win over Sussex at Rugby School.

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Craig Overton starred with bat and ball

Somerset v Surrey, Royal London Cup, Group A, Taunton

Brotherly battle goes Overton way

The Overton twins shared six wickets as Somerset turned over Group A leaders Surrey with a three-wicket Royal London Cup win in front of a 5,500 Taunton crowd

Tom Abell pulls on his way to 50

Yorkshire v Somerset, Royal London Cup, Group A, Scarborough

Lees captaincy trial begins with defeat

Somerset kept alive their slim hopes of Royal London Cup quarter-final qualification with a convincing six-wicket victory over Yorkshire at Scarborough as Alex Lees' captaincy trial began with defeat