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LV=CC, September 27: As it happened

Sussex, Kent and Glamorgan recorded victories on the final day of the LV= County Championship season, while there were draws at the Kia Oval - where Dominic Sibley was out for 242 - and Trent Bridge.

5:40pm - That concludes's coverage of the 2013 season. We hope you have enjoyed reading our live blogs throughout the summer.

There may be more than six months until county cricket kicks in again, but this website will have features galore over the coming months, starting tomorrow when you will be able to read an exclusive interview with new Surrey star Dominic Sibley.

5:10pm - RESULT! Gloucestershire (275 & 132) lose to Glamorgan (306 and 102/2) by eight wickets at the SWALEC StadiumMurray Goodwin's unbeaten fifty helps Glamorgan record their third win of the campaign. With Kent winning, the Yorkshire Bank 40 finalists end the campaign eighth in Division Two.

4:58pm - RESULT! Lancashire (284 & 393/5d) lose to Kent (260 & 418/8) at Canterbury - Darren Stevens reaches a double-hundred with a four, then hits another to hand Division Two winners Lancashire their first defeat of the campaign.

4:55pm - RESULT! Durham (164 & 458) lose to Sussex (328 and 297/4) by six wickets at the County GroundBen Brown hits Mustard for four to secure an entertaining victory for Sussex - who finish third - against the champions, who were unable to become the first side to win 11 games in a championship-winning campaign in the two-tier format.

4:50pm - I think Durham have accepted defeat as Phil Mustard is brought into the attack for his maiden first-class over. That said, with Sussex needing four for victory, he traps Luke Wright lbw!

4:48pm - The winners of each division are facing defeat on the final day of the season. Sussex need nine to beat Durham while Kent require 18 to beat Lancashire.

4:45pm - RESULT! Yorkshire (434 & 265/6) draw with Surrey (634/5d) at the Kia Oval - Gary Ballance ends the season by hitting a huge six over midwicket and the teams shake hands on a draw. 

4:38pm - Newby strikes again and all of a sudden Kent have it all to do. Mark Davies lasts three balls before being trapped in front for a duck. But Key has come out to bat, so it's still two wickets needed for Lancashire.

Ballance has reached a century for Yorkshire while Joyce passes 50.

4:35pm - Lancashire are still hoping to finish the campaign unbeaten, as Oliver Newby ousts James Tredwell for 11. Kent need 29 to win with two wickets left.

4:30pm - RESULT! Nottinghamshire (406 & 298) draw with Somerset (372 and 101/1) at Trent Bridge - Chris Jones hits Steven Mullaney for two consecutive fours, the first raising a fifty after he and Nick Compton shared a half-century alliance. Mullaney is racing through overs of occasional spin to give Samit Patel, who is bowling from the other end, every chance of the wicket he needs to win the FTI MVP and £10,000. But to no avail, as the game is drawn to make Moeen Ali the MVP .

Matt Prior is unable to take Sussex over the line, he falls to Will Smith after making six. 

4:15pm - Tom Smith is hit for four and six in successive balls by Darren Stevens, who has reached 165, but he hits back later in the over to trap Ball lbw on 69. The duo's partnership was worth 148 and has taken their side to within 57 runs of victory, though with Rob Key not batting due to injury Kent only have three wickets left.

4:12pm - Scott Borthwick removes Chris Nash for 108, but Sussex only need 52 runs with eight wickets intact. 

4:10pm - In off-field news, Middlesex have announced they will not be offering Josh Davey and Adam London new deals.

4:02pm - It's all happening now. Zafar Ansari has removed Andrew Gale, ending his partnership with Gary Ballance on 65. Darren Stevens has reached 150 for Kent, who are 75 runs away from victory.

Sussex are only 63 away from beating Durham with Chris Nash having reached a hundred, while Glamorgan - who are 65 away from winning their game - lose Ben Wright for 17.’s Rob Barnett at Nottinghamshire (406 & 298) v Somerset (372 & 38/1): Brett Hutton gets a maiden first-class wicket, albeit with a long-hop that Marcus Trescothick pulls to James Taylor. That ends a miserable season for Trescothick, who has not hit hundred in any form. It is the first time he has gone a campaign without a first-class century since 1998. 

3:54pm - Surrey's hopes of a morale-boosting victory to end the season are disappearing quickly. Gary Ballance has recorded a fifty, as Yorkshire rapidly close in on Surrey's total. The Kia Oval hosts require another five wickets before batting themselves.

3:45pm - It's been a superb match on the south coast. Yesterday it appeared Sussex were heading for an innings victory before Durham seemingly took control of the contest. But it is the hosts' game to lose now; they are within 99 runs of victory, with only one wicket down.

3:38pm -  Former England U19 captain Adam Ball has his maiden first-class fifty as Kent continue to give it a real go against Lancashire. They are within 101 runs of victory with five wickets in hand.

3:17pm -  It's tea at Canterbury, the Kia Oval and the County Ground. There won't be early handshakes in those games, with results still possible.

Glamorgan's chase gets off to a poor start, with Gareth Rees ousted second ball by Will Gidman.’s Rob Barnett at Nottinghamshire (406 & 298) v Somerset (372 & 7/0): Somerset are showing no interest in pursuing 333 from 45 overs, reaching seven for none from eight at tea, which is fair enough given they will finish sixth in Division One ahead of Notts with a draw. Riki Wessels is keeping wicket in place of Chris Read, who is off the field after pulling a quad while earlier making 52 not out.

2:54pm - Gloucestershire are all out for 132, with Graeme McCarter the last man out. Glamorgan require 102 to win.

Graham Onions has his 70th championship wicket of the campaign and it comes at an important time for the Division One winners. Luke Wells is the man out, 12 runs short of a ton, to leave Sussex 168 for one, requiring 127 for victory.

2:45pm - Gloucestershire are nine down as Hamish Marshall is accounted for by Graham Wagg. The lead is just 91 runs. 

2:35pm - Notts are all out for 298. Peter Trego removes Luke Fletcher and Harry Gurney in the same over, leaving Chris Read unbeaten on 52. Somerset need 333 in 45 overs, but are unlikely to risk the chase when a draw secures them sixth place ahead of their opponents.’s Rob Barnett at Nottinghamshire (406 & 285/8) v Somerset (372): Jamie Overton knocks back Brett Hutton’s off stump in the first over with the new ball, ending an innings of 42 and stand of 75. Notts have accelerated but, leading by 319, surely left Somerset too much to consider going after?

2:13pm - Gareth Batty takes a scalp against his former county, having Williamson caught at short-leg. Yorkshire are 133 for five.

Nash has a fifty for Sussex, who continue to tick off the runs towards victory. They require another 164 to win with all their wickets intact.

1:51pm - Lancashire make a long-awaited breakthrough. The 71-run partnership between Sam Billings and Darren Stevens is over as the former is caught behind off Tom Smith for 24.

There's another wicket at the SWALEC Stadium; Benny Howell is sent on his way having been bowled by Michael Hogan.

Luke Wells reaches a fifty for Sussex, who are 93 without loss and need another 202 to win, while Kane Williamson has reached the landmark for Yorkshire.

1:37pm - Gloucestershire lose a sixth wicket, Cameron Herring for 17, leaving them 105 for six, a lead of 74.’s Rob Barnett at Nottinghamshire (406 & 243/7) v Somerset (372): Lewis Gregory twice concedes five overthrows to off-side Chris Read singles in the space of three balls, first via a direct hit off Thomas’ bowling and the second without hitting the non-striker’s stumps off Craig Meschede. Thomas, then bowling with a nine-zero off-side field for one ball, bowls a leg-stump half-volley that Read drives through mid-on to put Notts 277 ahead.

1:31pm - A four from Sam Billings takes his partnership with Darren Stevens to 50. The duo are frustrating Lancashire, who are six wickets away from victory.

Sussex's openers continue to defy Durham. Chris Nash and Luke Wells, who has just hit Scott Borthwick for a maximum, have taken the score to 66 without loss. 

1:24pm - Tim Linley has a third wicket of the day, trapping Jonny Bairstow lbw on 35. Yorkshire are four down and trail by 116 runs.’s Rob Barnett at Nottinghamshire (406 & 219/7) v Somerset (372): Brett Hutton tickles Craig Meschede fine down leg for four, taking Notts’ lead past 250, but the hosts are showing little urgency, suggesting little interest in pressing for a win that would see them finish sixth above Somerset.  

12:45pm - We have some news for you while the players tuck into their lunches. Durham have extended the contract of Jamie Harrison and also signed 22-year-old wicketkeeper Stuart Poynter and 20-year-old batsman Graham Clark for next season.

Meanwhile, Hampshire have signed Matt Coles on a three-year deal following his successful loan spell at the Ageas Bowl.

12:35pm - That's lunch in all five games. Here's the current state of play:

Division One

Nottinghamshire are 211 for seven, leading Somerset by 245 runs at Trent Bridge.

Sussex are 43 without loss, chasing 295 to beat champions Durham at the County Ground.

Yorkshire have recovered to 67 for three against Surrey at the Kia Oval, but still trail by 133.

Division Two

Gloucestershire have slipped to 78 for five at the SWALEC Stadium for a lead of 47 over Glamorgan.

Kent are 158 for four, chasing 418 to win against Lancashire at Canterbury.’s Rob Barnett at Nottinghamshire (406 & 210/7) v Somerset (372): Thomas and Gregory persist with bowling outside off stump, drying up the runs, and Paul Franks becomes the fourth wicket for 11 runs in 10.4 overs. Jos Buttler has held three of those at first slip. 

12:25pm - The collapse continues! Will Gidman is the next man to fall, with Allenby trapping him leg before. That's four wickets in 14 balls at the SWALEC Stadium.

Bairstow is leading the Yorkshire recovery at the Kia Oval, hitting four successive fours off Tom Jewell.

12:20pm - Smith strikes again to get rid of Ian Cockbain and Gloucestershire have slipped from 73 for one to 75 for four.

Darren Stevens has completed a half-century for Kent, who are 152 for four.

12:15pm - Gloucestershire lose two wickets in three balls with Gareth Roderick and Alex Gidman falling to Jim Allenby and Ruaidhri Smith respectively.Sam Northeast has departed for Kent, having been trapped lbw by Luek Procter.

11:54am - Yorkshire are under serious pressure as Alex Lees is caught behind off Linley to leave them 21 for three. Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson have a job on their hands to steady the ship. 

Notts have lost a sixth wicket, with James Taylor falling to Thomas for 55.’s Rob Barnett at Nottinghamshire (406 & 201/5) v Somerset (372): Patel edges Lewis Gregory to first slip for 29 with a loose shot outside off stump, falling 32 short of what he needed to bag £10,000 as FTI MVP winner. Patel will be hoping Notts field again so he can overhaul Moeen with wickets and/or catches. David Hussey, playing his final innings for the Trent Bridge hosts, is warmly applauded to the middle but soon falls to Alfonso Thomas for one in similar fashion to Patel.

11:43am - And Surrey have a second wicket at the Kia Oval. Phil Jaques can only make one before being ousted by Matthew Dunn. Yorkshire, trailing by 189, are 11 for two.

11:35am - Ashar Zaidi wraps up the Durham innings on 458 with the dismissal of Chris Rushworth. Sussex will require 295 runs for victory.’s Rob Barnett at Nottinghamshire (406 & 195/3) v Somerset (372): James Taylor, who has twice sweetly cover-driven Jamie Overton to the short Fox Road boundary, raises a steady fifty. He and Samit Patel have added 81. Patel, who has 28, needs to reach 61 to win the £10,000 prize for topping the FTI MVP. If he falls short, he could claim the prize ahead of Moeen Ali, whose season is over, with wickets and/or catches if Somerset bat again.

11:26am - Surrey make a great start with the ball as Tim Linley strikes in the first over to remove Adam Lyth.

Keaton Jennings departs for 127, six runs after his partnership with Arshad reached 100. Arshad falls four balls later 17 short of a maiden ton.

11:11am - Surrey have declared on 634 for five, having compiled a lead of 200. Steven Davies ends unbeaten on 46, with Gary Wilson adding 15. Can Surrey take the 10 wickets needed for only their second win of the campaign?

Sam Northeast has reached a fifty at Canterbury.

11am - Ben Harmison becomes the second Kent wicket to fall this morning, trapped lbw by Tom Smith's second delivery of the innings. Usman Arshad has a maiden first-class fifty for Harmison's former club Durham, who have passed 400 at the County Ground.

10:55am - Michael Hogan takes out his frustration of missing a full day's play yesterday by heaving Tom Smith for successive sixes, but after he takes a single from the next ball to move to 42, Smith replies by immediately trapping Dean Cosker lbw. Glamorgan are all out for 306 , a lead of 31.

10:49am - Sibley's record-breaking stay at the crease is ended one minute short of 10 hours by a Ryan Sidebottom yorker. Sibley faced 536 balls in scoring 242, with 24 fours and two sixes. Well played, sir.

10:35am - We're under way in our five games. Lancashire strike early when Kyle Jarvis has Brendan Nash caught behind for six. The Red Rose need eight wickets to record another victory.

10:20am - Here's how Sibley became the youngest double-centurion in championship history.’s Rob Barnett at Nottinghamshire (406 & 139/3) v Somerset (372): It’s the last day of the season and, although a Christmas tree sits atop a pub over the road from Trent Bridge, the sun is shining beautifully. Both sides have warmed up, Notts with a rugby ball and Somerset with a football, and the battle for sixth in Division One is soon to resume. The hosts are 173 ahead with seven wickets in hand.

10:15am - Only WG Grace has made a double-hundred at a younger age in English first-class cricket than Sibley. The legendary Grace also did it at the Oval, compiling an unbeaten 224 in 1866. Sibley starts today four runs short of that total.

10am - Well here we are. It's the final day of the 2013 LV= County Championship. All the titles, promotions and relegations have been confirmed, but there's plenty to keep us interested today.

How do you think Dominic Sibley slept last night? He didn't have a bad day yesterday . The 18-year-old record-breaker will chase even more runs today.

County champions Durham are pushing for a record 11th victory in a campaign, following Keaton Jennings and Mark Richardson's hundreds on day three , while Notts and Somerset battle to finish sixth .

And in Division Two, Lancashire look to complete an unbeaten season against Kent while Glamorgan and Gloucestershire will hope to get yesterday's frustration out of their system.

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