Joe Clarke hit an unbeaten 74 as Worcestershire looked to cling on to their slim Specsavers County Championship Division One survival hopes at Essex.
Hampshire just shaded a bowler-friendly opening day against Yorkshire as 15 wickets fell on day one of their clash at Headingley.
Worcestershire claimed the honours on a day featuring milestones for Luke Wright and Rob Key in a fish head!
Luke Wright smashed the highest score by a batsman at Finals Day as Sussex beat Somerset to make the final at Edgbaston.
Kyle Abbott's maiden County Championship 10-wicket match haul set up Hampshire's six-wicket win over Somerset.
Lancashire enjoyed an excellent opening day of their Division One relegation battle with Yorkshire at Headingley.
Rory Burns and Rikki Clarke make the team as Surrey edge closer to the Division One title while Matt Henry impresses for Kent.
Moeen Ali has credited his maiden T20 century as a catalyst to his England recall after being named PCA Player of the Month.
Keshav Maharaj took 7-37 as his side snatched a dramatic tie in their astonishing County Championship clash with Somerset.
Surrey skipper Rory Burns scored 90 at Essex as he became the first batsman to 1,000 County Championship runs this season.
Mark Stoneman and Ian Bell are in as Surrey and Warwickshire continue their bids to win Division One and Two respectively.
Yorkshire and Hampshire remain in big danger of relegation after comprehensive defeats to Somerset and Essex respectively.
Surrey moved closer to their first Championship title since 2002 after crushing Nottinghamshire by an innings at The Oval.
Surrey are closing in on another Specsavers County Championship victory after making Nottinghamshire follow on at the Oval.
Mark Stoneman ended day one on 99no as leaders Surrey closed on 256-6 against third-placed Nottinghamshire at The Oval.
Lewis Gregory and Jamie Overton starred as Somerset beat holders Notts by 19 runs to reach Vitality Blast Finals Day.
Somerset and Notts will return to Taunton for their Vitality Blast quarter-final on Monday after rain prevented any play on Sunday.
Marcus Trescothick joined Rob Key for a batting demo in which he explains how to play swing bowling as a left-handed batsman.
Morne Morkel took all five Lancashire wickets as Surrey won a thriller to strengthen their grip on the County Championship.
Moeen Ali, James Harris, Jack Leach and Phil Salt make the XI after an absorbing set of fixtures - but who else is in?
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