In the three National League matches played, there were convincing wins for Gloucestershire, Durham and Sussex. In Division One, a controlled 44 from Mike Hussey helped Gloucestershire to victory in a low-scoring game against Northants, who were bowled out for only 91.
In Division Two, an unbeaten 63 from Paul Collingwood guided Durham to a five-wicket win over Worcestershire at Chester-le-Street. Stephen Moore helped Worcestershire to 205 with 93 not out, but Collingwood came up trumps for Durham. In the other match, Michael Yardy boosted Sussex to a healthy 271 for 7 before Robin Martin-Jenkins took 4 for 39 as Derbyshire went down by 84 runs.
National League Division One
Gloucestershire 200 (Hussey 44, Louw 4-41) beat Northamptonshire 109 by 91 runs at Northampton
Fifth straight win for Gloucestershire - The Daily Telegraph
National League Division Two
Durham 209 for 5 (Collingwood 63*) beat Worcestershire 205 (Moore 93*) by five wickets at Chester-le-Street
Collingwood restores confidence in dynamic triumph - The Times
Sussex 271 for 7 (Yardy 88*, Prior 59) beat Derbyshire 187 (Welch 82, Martin-Jenkins 4-39) by 84 runs at Hove
Sussex on song again - The Daily Telegraph