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Who needs what to stay stay safe and earn promotion

The final round of the County Championship is upon us. The title is already safety in Essex's hands, but there are still crucial issues to be resolved around promotion and relegation

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County Championship Round-up: Essex's stunning comeback (1:29)
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County Championship round-up: Finn eases Middlesex fears (1:33)
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County Championship round-up: Kleinveldt puts pressure on Notts (1:38)
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7dPaul Edwards at Wantage Road

Favourites Notts pushed all the way

Despite being bowled out for 194, Northamptonshire kept their promotion hopes alive through Rory Kleinveldt's four-wicket burst

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Nightwatchman Kerrigan hits new heights

Lancashire loanee Simon Kerrigan struck a career-best 62 and Rob Newton pronounced himself king of the half-centuries as Northants achieved a hard-won victory in Cardiff

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Levi's hundred keeps Northants hoping

Northants are well on top in Cardiff and, if results fall their way, they might just be heading for a pivotal clash with leaders Nottinghamshire next week

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Gleeson's five gives Northants the edge

Craig Meschede and Andrew Salter led a Glamorgan fightback after Richard Gleeson had threatened to make short shrift of their first innings

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18dVithushan Ehantharajah at Wantage Road

Levi finally snuffs out Sussex challenge

Sussex and Northants are locked in equal third after Richard Levi guarded against a final-day calamity in Northants' run chase

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County Championship Round-up: Trescothick ton gives Somerset hope (1:32)
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County Championship Round-up: Stubborn Hameed frustrates Essex (1:42)
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County Championship Round-up: Duckett dominates Sussex (1:37)
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Injury-hit Northants suffer under Wessels assault

With two batsmen heading to hospital and a bowler hobbling off, the last thing Northants needed was to come face to face with Riki Wessels at his most destructive

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29dDavid Hopps at Trent Bridge

Wessels defies bowlers' day as 20 wickets fall

Nottinghamshire can travel to NatWest Blast Finals Day with a virtually impregnible lead at the top of Division Two after dominating Northants on the opening day

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Highlights - Yorkshire win with record total (3:56)

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