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The greatest retirement statement to the heart-stopping finish, ESPNcricinfo rounds up the memorable moments from the 2016 County Championship, from No.10 to 1 ...
For the first time in 92 years Derbyshire finished a County Championship season without a single victory after losing to Worcestershire by nine wickets
Hamish Marshall played his part in guiding Gloucestershire to an unlikely draw in their final Specsavers County Championship game of the season against Sussex in Bristol.
Kent's irritation at missing out on promotion went some way to explaining the defiance of their skipper Sam Northeast
Harvey Hosein scored his maiden County Championship century but Derbyshire were forced to follow on after another impressive performance with the ball by Worcestershire paceman Joe Leach at New Road
Ben Brown's unbeaten century has put Sussex in a commanding position after three days of their Specsavers' County Championship game against Gloucestershire at the Brightside Ground, Bristol
Glamorgan lost their last six wickets for just ten runs as Leicestershire pulled off an incredible victory in their Division Two Specsavers County Championship match at Grace Road
Glamorgan's seamers picked up Leicestershire's last eight second-innings wickets for just 85 runs to put the visitors in a strong position to go on and win their Division Two Specsavers County Championship match
Kent beneficiary Darren Stevens hit an unbeaten century in what could transpire to be his final game for the county as the hosts posted 389 for 7 on the second day
Chris Nash and Luke Wells batted Sussex into a position of strength on the second day of their Specsavers' County Championship game against Gloucestershire at Bristol.
Zac Toumazi, Sussex's chief executive, will step down from his role at the end of 2016, after four years in the position
Chris Dent and David Payne saved Gloucestershire's blushes on the first day of their final County Championship game of the season against Sussex
Joe Clarke gave another example of his blossoming potential with a sixth first-class hundred of the season for Worcestershire on day one
Chris Silverwood has taken Essex into Division One of the Championship in his first season as coach. Now the trick will be keeping them there
Essex went off for a promotion party slightly bashfully after Michael Hogan's five wickets helped Glamorgan inflict an 11-run defeat
Mark Cosgrove's courageous century and a defiant rearguard action from Rob Sayer and Richard Jones earned Leicestershire a draw and denied Derbyshire a first Championship win of the season
Essex were brought down to earth after their overnight celebrations on securing promotion to Division One of the Specsavers County Championship as Glamorgan kept them in the field for much of another hot day at Chelmsford
Gloucestershire completed a ten-wicket victory on the third afternoon in Cardiff to condemn Glamorgan to a seventh loss of the season in the Specsavers Championship
Sam Billings drove through the night to take his place in Kent's batting order, but he couldn't save the day, and their season
Hamish Marshall's fourth championship century of the season - his 22nd for his county - and an unbeaten 58 from David Payne enabled Gloucestershire to gain an advantage in Cardiff
Kent collapsed to 15 for 4 after Ben Duckett's double-hundred gave Northamptonshire a healthy first-innings lead