County Championship - News
Hampshire were somewhere between Trent Bridge and the M1 when news came through that they will be playing Division One cricket again next year.
Recap how Hampshire and Sussex took the battle to remain in Division One of the LV= County Championship right to the wire, with the penultimate day of the season also seeing the Curran brothers take all 10 first-innings wickets to leave Surrey favourites to win the Division Two title ahead of Lancashire, for whom James Anderson took career-best figures of 7-77.
The Curran brothers, Tom and Sam, whose late father, Kevin, played for Northamptonshire, demolished his old county on their own to keep Surrey on course for the LV=County Championship Division Two title.
Despite James Anderson returning his career-best LV= County Championship figures for Lancashire, the visitors' hopes of pipping Surrey to the Division Two title faded on day three at the Essex County Ground.