Warwickshire leg-spinner Josh Poysden took a maiden first-class five-for to help bowl out Middlesex for 242 on day one.
Essex edged closer to the County Championship Division Two crown as they bowled Worcestershire out for 230, David Masters taking 7-52.
Hampshire have allowed wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Wheater to make a surprise one-month loan move to former club Essex.
Essex have handed all-rounder Ashar Zaidi a new two-year deal.
Jeetan Patel spun Warwickshire past Somerset and into the Royal London One-Day Cup final, taking 5-43 at Edgbaston.
Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell has signed a deal to play with Perth Scorchers in this season's Big Bash League.
County champions Yorkshire have announced that coach Jason Gillespie will leave his position at the end of the season.
Surrey edged out Yorkshire to win by 19 runs at Headingley and book their place in the Royal London One-Day Cup final.
Marcus Trescothick has signed a one-year contract extension with Somerset, making next season his 25th in county cricket.
Yorkshire and Surrey completed emphatic victories on day four of their respective County Championship clashes.
Kent secured a vital win over Gloucestershire in County Championship Division Two despite Hamish Marshall's valiant ton.
Essex took a big step towards landing the division two title by beating Leicestershire by an innings and 10 runs.
Heavy rain aided Nottinghamshire's survival hopes against Yorkshire on day three at Scarborough.
Worcestershire confirm the signing of Australian all-rounder John Hastings as their overseas player for 2017 campaign
Leicestershire have named Pierre de Bruyn as their head coach following Andrew McDonald's decision to return to Australia.
Worcestershire have signed West Indies paceman Miguel Cummins for the rest of the season as a replacement for South Africa's Kyle Abbott.
Title-chasing Yorkshire flexed their muscles on day two of their Specsavers County Championship match against Nottinghamshire.
England opener Alex Hales has signed a two-year contract extension with Nottinghamshire.
Division Two leaders Essex took control against promotion rivals Leicestershire on the back of Dan Lawrence's century.
All-rounder Jesse Ryder has left Essex and returned to New Zealand after it was mutually agreed his contract would come to an end early.