Saqlain spins Surrey to victory and almost certain safety
Saqlain spins Surrey to victory and almost certain safety

With a comfortable innings and 46-run defeat of Yorkshire at The AMP Oval, Surrey have made their position safe from relegation in the CricInfo Championship barring any extraordinary turn of events in the last round of matches next week

Surrey frustrated by Yorkshire's third-wicket stand
Surrey frustrated by Yorkshire's third-wicket stand

Surrey have not found it easy in their effort for quick wickets in Yorkshire's second innings with Michael Vaughan and Anthony McGrath battling it out with an unbroken century-stand for the third wicket at the AMP Oval

Surrey fail to take full advantage
Surrey fail to take full advantage

Having been given the perfect platform to build a monumental innings, Surrey squandered the opportunity with a performance which totally lacked application

Slow going for Yorkshire at The Oval
Slow going for Yorkshire at The Oval

It was a day of slow progress by Yorkshire batsmen as they reached 179 for five from 85 overs at stumps at the AMP Oval

Surrey victory deepens Yorkshire's relegation worry
Surrey victory deepens Yorkshire's relegation worry

Yorkshire Phoenix now hover perilously around the relegation zone of the First Division Norwich Union League following a seven-wicket loss to The Surrey Lions under the Duckworth/Lewis method

Sussex coast to easy win over Middlesex
Sussex coast to easy win over Middlesex

In defeating Middlesex so comprehensively in their Norwich Union League match, Sussex showed their all-round ability which has served them so well in both forms of cricket this season

Surrey crush Warwickshire thanks to Brown and Hollioake
Surrey crush Warwickshire thanks to Brown and Hollioake

In contrast to their indifferent performance this season in the Norwich Union League, the Surrey Lions today put up an excellent display in defeating the Warwickshire Bears by the comfortable margin of 123 runs

Middlesex youngsters hold nerve to beat Lancashire
Middlesex youngsters hold nerve to beat Lancashire

A rousing finish at Lord's saw Middlesex home by three wickets with just a ball to spare in their Norwich Union League game with Lancashire

Surrey survive stumble to beat Gloucestershire
Surrey survive stumble to beat Gloucestershire

A tense finish at The Oval saw the Surrey Lions home by two wickets with just two balls remaining

Middlesex succumb to innings defeat against Gloucestershire
Middlesex succumb to innings defeat against Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire completed a resounding victory by an innings and 59 runs at Lord's with Middlesex being all out for just 119 in their second innings

Middlesex may struggle to avoid follow-on
Middlesex may struggle to avoid follow-on

Having allowed Gloucestershire batsmen to gain the upper hand with some ordinary bowling, Middlesex, after losing two wickets with 70 on the board, spent the final session of the third day's play attempting to consolidate their innings but were

Gloucestershire on top thanks to Hewson and Windows
Gloucestershire on top thanks to Hewson and Windows

With the help of two valuable partnerships, Gloucestershire, having decided to make first use of a slow pitch at Lord's, were able to end the rain-affected first day's play, in which 44 overs were lost, on an impressive 198 for two

Tufnell bowls Middlesex to innings victory
Tufnell bowls Middlesex to innings victory

Middlesex placed themselves on top of the second division Cricinfo Championship table with a resounding victory, by an innings and 74 runs, over Durham at Lord's

Follow-on looks inevitable for Durham at Lord's
Follow-on looks inevitable for Durham at Lord's

Durham ended the second day's play of their Cricinfo Championship match on 186 for nine after their last-wicket pair had stood defiantly for half an hour, adding 17

Late collapse mars Strauss's best score
Late collapse mars Strauss's best score

Andy Strauss, with a magnificent 277-ball innings which took him to a career-best 176, helped guide Middlesex to 326-7 in the Cricinfo Championship match against Durham

Surrey end Gloucestershire's run of wins in Lord's finals
Surrey end Gloucestershire's run of wins in Lord's finals

The unique run of success that Gloucestershire have enjoyed in limited-overs cricket for the last two years was brought to an end by a side that has enjoyed similar success in the longer version of the game

Middlesex and Sussex settle for a draw
Middlesex and Sussex settle for a draw

Sussex could make no headway through the defensive batting of the Middlesex middle order which held out through the final session to get a draw in their CricInfo Championship match at Lord's

Montgomerie and Goodwin build big lead for Sussex over Middlesex
Montgomerie and Goodwin build big lead for Sussex over Middlesex

The fine form this season of Sussex's opening batsmen, Richard Montgomerie and Murray Goodwin, has continued with the two combining in a century stand in the second innings of their match against Middlesex at Lord's

Weston and Nash revive Middlesex innings
Weston and Nash revive Middlesex innings

An unbroken stand of 99 for the sixth wicket between Robin Weston and David Nash revived a faltering Middlesex first innings, taking it to 263 for five by the end of the second day of their CricInfo Championship match against Sussex at Lord's

Sussex progress slow but sure
Sussex progress slow but sure

With some diligent batting in the final session, Sussex reached 301 for nine on the first day of their Cricinfo Championship match against Middlesex at Lord's