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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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3dTim Wigmore at Kia Oval

Somerset's late defeat leaves do-or-die finale

Somerset and Middlesex are not the only counties in danger of relegation but their meeting at Taunton next week has the makings of a sudden death affair

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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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County Cricket Wrap: Essex celebrate title win (1:32)
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County Championship Round-up: Essex on the brink of glory (1:31)
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11dPaul Edwards at Taunton

Leach, Bess leave Lancs broken on the wheel

Jack Leach and Dom Bess claimed seven of the eight Lancashire wickets to fall as Somerset closed in on a victory that would take them out of the bottom two

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County Championship Round-up: Essex close in on title (1:36)
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12dPaul Edwards at Taunton

Leach follows up Abell's Hameed delight

A memorable Somerset day began with the dismissal of Haseeb Hameed and ended with five wickets for a spin bowler happy in his work again

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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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20dJon Culley at Edgbaston

Somerset hope that spinners will be decisive

Somerset ground out a slight advantage in a tension-ridden battle of the bottom two at Edgbaston where defeat will as good as signal relegation

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25dTim Wigmore at Chelmsford

Unstoppable Porter takes Essex closer to title

Essex have a 36-point cushion over Lancashire after Jamie Porter's career-best display and the pair are due to meet next week at Old Trafford in the match of the season

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