Essex survived a spirited comeback from Lancashire to seal a nervy win at Chelmsford, while Somerset thrashed Worcestershire.
Matt Henry took match figures of 12-73 as Kent eased to a nine-wicket victory over Durham in the County Championship.
Ryan Sidebottom took 6-35 as Warwickshire enjoyed a dominant opening day against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.
"Fresh, bold, innovative." Michael Atherton, David Lloyd and Nick Knight react to ECB's proposed 100-ball competition...
James Harris took nine wickets in the match as Middlesex clinched a convincing 160-run win over Northamptonshire.
Stuart Broad says the 100-ball concept proposed for English domestic cricket will bring a fresh tactical dimension to the game.
Lancashire reacted well after Jake Ball fired for Notts, while 26 wickets fell in the game between Middlesex and Northants.
James Vince scored 75 for Hampshire on the opening day of the County Championship to boost his England Test claims.
The 2018 county cricket season starts on Friday, we look at the runners and riders pushing for promotion from Division Two...
With the 2018 domestic season underway , Benedict Bermange tests your knowledge of the County Championship. Good luck!
Ahead of the new county cricket season, we asked Sky Sports' David Fulton and Dominic Cork for their 2018 predictions.
Northants fast bowler Richard Gleeson has been called into the England Lions squad for their tour of the West Indies.
Ben Duckett is to have an operation on his injured left hand which could see him miss the start of the domestic season.
Essex will open their County Championship title defence with a tough trip to Yorkshire, the team they succeeded as champions.
In a Hit for Six on fast bowling, Steve Harmison talks producing genuine quick bowlers and potential England seamers.
Away from the England men's team, we take a look back at some of the other cricketing highlights of 2017...
Luke Procter has swapped Lancashire for Northamptonshire after signing a three-year deal at Wantage Road.
Rob Keogh has signed a new contract with Northamptonshire which will see him stay until the end of the 2019 season.
Middlesex - we think - and Warwickshire suffer Championship relegation, while there is triple joy for Nottinghamshire…
Nottinghamshire's hopes of promotion from County Championship Division Two are in the balance as Sussex dominate day two at Hove.
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