Luke Proctor’s 52, Rob Keogh’s 57, and Jack White’s valiant 59 in the lower order helped Northamptonshire score 369 against Kent. However, this was not enough to prevent a devastating innings and 15-run loss at the hands of Kent, who scored 621 runs in the first innings thanks to an astounding triple century by Daniel Bell-Drummond.
Peter Handscomb’s resolute 136* saved the match for Leicestershire against Durham, who concluded Day 4 at 259-8 pursuing 440 in the final innings, with no other batsmen crossing 30.
Gareth Roderick hit 123 for Worcestershire as the home team finished on 243-6 in their second innings in response to Derbyshire’s 578-5 declared in another high-scoring tie.
Another high-scoring Division 2 match finished in a tie, despite Oliver Price’s 113 bringing Gloucestershire within 100 runs of Yorkshire’s total.
Sussex, chasing 339 for a victory, ended Day 4 at 273-9, drawing with Glamorgan with to unbeaten knocks from Henry Shipley (8*) and Oliver Carter (56*).
Tom Bailey finished with 5 wickets for 48 runs, and Will Williams took 4 for 23 to go along with his 61 runs batted in the second inning, as Lancashire bowled out Surrey for 84 and won by 123 runs at the Kennington Oval in London.