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County Championship round-up

Nottinghamshire take second place

Nottinghamshire took second place, and a handsome prize, after victory over Sussex on the final day of the Championship season

Derbyshire v Essex, Derby, 4th day

ten Doeschate blitz sends Essex up

Ryan ten Doeschate produced a destructive 59-ball 108 and Mark Pettini played a captain's innings of 85 from 94 deliveries to put Essex back in the top flight for the first time since 2003

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County Championship round-up

Northants left to watch and wait

Northamptonshire completed a crushing win over Leicestershire to move into second place in Division Two, but now have to wait for the result at Derby

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County Championship round-up

Hall continues Northants' charge

Action from the final round of Championship matches where Northamptonshire continue to dominate Leicestershire and Division One survival is assured for Lancashire and Yorkshire

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County Championship round-up

White boosts Northants' chances

All the action from the first day of the last round of Championship action as Northamptonshire boost their promotion hopes and Lancashire ease some relegation concerns

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County Championship 2009

Hoggard hat-trick inspires Yorkshire

Matthew Hoggard took a hat-trick, scored vital runs and claimed a run out as Yorkshire earned a remarkable victory against Sussex, which means they are almost safe while Sussex lurching towards relegation

Mark Pennell at Canterbury

Kent v Leicestershire, Canterbury, 4thday

Key praises Tredwell's role in Division Two victory

Kent captain Rob Key said that the really "hard work starts now" after his side drew with Leicestershire and collected the LV County Championship division two trophy