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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 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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County Championship Round-up: Essex close in on title (1:36)
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12dJon Culley at New Road

D'Oliveira keeps Worcestershire above water

Leicestershire continued to hold the upper hand at New Road but Brett D'Oliveira's hundred ensured Worcestershire were not completely derailed in their pursuit of promotion

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17dDavid Hopps at Trent Bridge

Mitchell spoils Read's Trent Bridge farewell

Chris Read's last match at Trent Bridge ended with a first defeat of the season, by eight wickets against Worcestershire, to throw the Division Two promotion race wide open

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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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20dDavid Hopps at Trent Bridge

Wessels counters as Notts suffer post-Blast wobble

Riki Wessels' 60 prevented Worcestershire from taking a decisive grip on their top-of-the-table encounter but Nottinghamshire still have work to do to avoid defeat

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21dVithushan Ehantharajah

Treble-chasing Notts offer Clarke test of mettle

Joe Clarke's graceful batsmanship overflows with England potential and the chance to challenge Notts' treble ambitions at Trent Bridge offers the chance to adorn an in-and-out season

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D'Oliveira sets things up for Ashwin

Brett D'Oliveira batted Worcestershire into a strong position on a used New Road pitch upon which they will look to R Ashwin to capitalise on the second day

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28dGeorge Dobell at New Road

Ashwin works hard to make an impact

R Ashwin is eager to learn quickly about English conditions ahead of India's tour next summer - and he may have to if his Worcestershire stint is curtailed after two matches

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40dECB Reporters Network

Buttler keeps Lancashire in last-eight shake-up

Lancashire kept their NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final hopes alive by brushing Worcestershire aside in their penultimate North Group game at Emirates Old Trafford

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