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Watch the highlights of day four at Horsham as Sussex clinch victory over Sussex

Sussex claimed the week's sole victory in the LV= County Championship as they overcame Surrey at Horsham in Division One.

Starting the day 188 runs behind on 39 for one, Surrey wilted in the face of some inspired bowling from a Monty Panesar-led attack.

The left-arm spinner claimed 3-33 as the visitors were dismissed for 248, after which Sussex chased down 22 in just 1.5 overs to seal a 10-wicket triumph.

No positive result was possible at Trent Bridge despite the best efforts of the two captains as Nottinghamshire were forced to settle for a draw against Lancashire.

Monty Panesar

Monty Panesar claims three wickets as Sussex emerge victorious in their County Championship Division One encounter with Surrey at Horsham

Red Rose skipper Glen Chapple and Notts counterpart Chris Read agreed to forfeit an innings apiece after the latter brought on Michael Lumb and James Taylor to help their opponents to another batting bonus point.

The hosts were left needing 351 to win as Lancashire declared on 350 for nine. James Taylor and Adam Voges struck half-centuries, but the departures of the former and Andre Adams persuaded Read - who finished 56 not out - to bat out for the draw.

Notts, though, will not be too downhearted given they returned to the Division One summit, albeit having played a game more than second-placed Warwickshire.

In Division Two, Kent and Hampshire also forfeited an innings apiece to no avail.

Liam Dawson was 134 not out as the visitors declared on 303 for eight and, after Kent rejected the chance to claim first-innings batting bonus points, Hampshire surrendered their second knock to set them 304 to win.

Despite Sam Northeast’s 79, Kent never really got going and stumbled to 200 for six.

Ravi Bopara, James Foster and James Middlebrook all scored centuries as both Essex and Northamptonshire piled on the runs in a dead rubber at Wantage Road.

Bopara and Foster took their overnight 87 and 60 to 174 and 135 respectively as the visitors eventually declared their first innings on 400 for six in a rain-ruined clash.

Middlebrook then reached three figures for the second time since recently undertaking the role of makeshift opener as Northants moved to 200 for three.

Glamorgan’s clash with Yorkshire at Colwyn Bay was abandoned as a draw with no play possible on any of the final three days.

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