Well, my first day back at work after holiday is over, and what a day it's been.
Middlesex tightened their grip on the Division One title race with an innings win over Durham, while Hampshire and Surrey set Notts and Warwickshire big final-day targets, and Lancashire are 204 to the good in the Roses match, with all 10 second-innings wickets remaining.
Rob Newton of Northants took the day's batting honours with an unbeaten 202 against Leicestershire, and there were centuries for Sussex's Ben Brown and Derbyshire skipper Billy Godleman.
Godleman's team-mate Wayne Madsen was one of two men to pass 1,000 Championship runs for the season, but Durham's Keaton Jennings pipped him to the milestone.
In Division Two, Sussex are close to victory over Gloucestershire, leaders Essex are firm favourites to beat Derbyshire, and there is an intriguing finish in prospect between Worcestershire and Glamorgan.
Day four looks like being a good one, so don't forget to join us again from about 10:40 BST.