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Duanne Olivier releases the ball

Derbyshire v Middlesex, Derby, 4th day

Hard toil ends long wait for Derbyshire

At the 24th time of asking Derbyshire have finally won a Championship match at home. When the run was broken, it came in the most unlikely circumstances

Jason Gillespie arrives at Sussex

Specsavers Championship, Division Two

Middlesex eye swift return as Gillespie stirs Sussex

The 2012 and 2016 County Champions will be battling it out in the second tier, but Warwickshire and Middlesex won't find life easy among a competitive division

Essex are crowned 2017 champions

Specsavers Championship, Division One

Essex to repeat their title trick?

Division One will be hotly contested, with several teams hoping to challenge Essex - but it could be a struggle for newly promoted Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire

David Willey is airborne while having a shy at the stumps

County news

Willey IPL bound as Super Kings come calling

Yorkshire's director of cricket, Martyn Moxon, heads to a crisis meeting at Edgbaston complaining of "an impossible situation" as David Willey's late call makes him the 12th English player in the tournament