Sussex secure promotion - Warwickshire have to wait
Sussex secure promotion - Warwickshire have to wait

Sussex clinched promotion from the Second Division Championship by going six points clear of Hampshire at the top with a draw at Edgbaston

Montgomerie and Adams make sure for Sussex in promotion battle with Warwickshire
Montgomerie and Adams make sure for Sussex in promotion battle with Warwickshire

Sussex appeared to have made promotion a formality by batting Warwickshire out of realistic contention on a low-key third day out at Edgbaston

Sussex on top in promotion battle with Warwickshire
Sussex on top in promotion battle with Warwickshire

Sussex emerged from the second day with a lead of 85 and the guarantee that a draw would put them in the First Division next season

Goodwin edges Sussex closer to promotion
Goodwin edges Sussex closer to promotion

The most prolific opening pair in the Second Division had mixed results as Sussex edged towards their promotion target on the first day at Edgbaston

Revenge is sweet for Warwickshire
Revenge is sweet for Warwickshire

Warwickshire tightened their hold on third place in the First Division of the Norwich Union League by taking swift and emphatic revenge for their C & G Trophy semi-final defeat at Taunton

Rain foils Worcestershire's late victory bid
Rain foils Worcestershire's late victory bid

Worcestershire's 21-year-old paceman Chris Liptrot was in the process of re-shaping a run-swamped game when rain cruelly wiped out the final session

Last-day stalemate looks likely at Edgbaston
Last-day stalemate looks likely at Edgbaston

Warwickshire made the most of a potential stalemate at Edgbaston by claiming the maximum eight bonus points with a career-best 186 not out by David Hemp

Warwickshire have hopes of avoiding follow-on
Warwickshire have hopes of avoiding follow-on

Mark Wagh and David Hemp gave Warwickshire hope of reaching a target of 375 to avoid following on after a mammoth total of 524 by Worcestershire at Edgbaston

Hick and Solanki punish Warwickshire's bowlers
Hick and Solanki punish Warwickshire's bowlers

Graeme Hick's fifth CricInfo Championship century of the season and the 116th of his first-class career derailed promotion hopefuls Warwickshire at Edgbaston

Wagh destroys Nottinghamshire as Warwickshire steal dramatic win
Wagh destroys Nottinghamshire as Warwickshire steal dramatic win

Occasional off-spinner Mark Wagh became the surprise match-winner by taking wickets with his third, sixth and eighth balls as Warwickshire pulled off an unexpected victory over Nottinghamshire at Edgbaston

Wagh destroys Nottinghamshire as Warwickshire steal dramatic win
Wagh destroys Nottinghamshire as Warwickshire steal dramatic win

Occasional off-spinner Mark Wagh became the surprise match-winner by taking wickets with his third, sixth and eighth balls as Warwickshire pulled off an unexpected victory over Nottinghamshire at Edgbaston

Hemp and Knight set up interesting climax - but Gallian out again
Hemp and Knight set up interesting climax - but Gallian out again

Warwickshire took up the challenge thrown down by the Notts captain - Darren Bicknell - when left-hander David Hemp blazed 105 off 101 balls to set up a positive finish to the CricInfo Championship game at Edgbaston

Blewett leads Notts' response after Bell's historic knock
Blewett leads Notts' response after Bell's historic knock

Nottinghamshire's Australian batsman Greg Blewett had his hopes of completing 1,000 runs in first-class cricket this summer frustrated by rain in their CricInfo Championship game against Warwickshire at Edgbaston

Brown and Bell take command as Nottinghamshire wilt
Brown and Bell take command as Nottinghamshire wilt

Former England One-Day International all-rounder Dougie Brown made the third century of his career and England under-21 batsman Ian Bell was well set to make his first in the Championship as a fifth-wicket stand of 176 in 46 overs put Warwickshire in

Rain frustrates Notts and Warwickshire
Rain frustrates Notts and Warwickshire

Usman Afzaal, omitted from the England side earlier in the day, suffered further misfortune when he was marooned on 40 not out as Nottinghamshire's National League game against Warwickshire at Edgbaston was washed out by persistent showers

Surrey staring relegation in the face
Surrey staring relegation in the face

Surrey appear to be heading for an early return to the Second Division in the Norwich Union League after suffering a fifth consecutive defeat in their Edgbaston meeting with Warwickshire

Frustration at Edgbaston as match ends in draw
Frustration at Edgbaston as match ends in draw

There were angry shouts from spectators as Warwickshire's CricInfo Championship Division Two game against Derbyshire lapsed into frustration and bloody-mindedness before ending in a draw, which served neither county's best interests

Di Venuto puts Derbyshire in with chance of rare win
Di Venuto puts Derbyshire in with chance of rare win

Michael Di Venuto and Graeme Welch raised Derbyshire's hopes of their first Championship win of the summer as Warwickshire wilted on the third day at Edgbaston

Munton's batting lifts Derbyshire against old colleagues
Munton's batting lifts Derbyshire against old colleagues

Tim Munton came back to haunt Warwickshire - not in his specialist role as a pace bowler but by making only his fourth half-century in first-class cricket

Warwickshire recover to defeat Northants
Warwickshire recover to defeat Northants

Warwickshire had to dig themselves out of a hole to achieve a victory target of only 159 after Northants' seamer Mike Strong scattered their upper batting with a spell of three wickets without cost in only eight balls