LV= County Championship - News
Derbyshire's slim hopes of avoiding relegation were over by lunchtime on Thursday and a crushing innings-and-168-run defeat to Warwickshire rubbed salt deep into open wounds.
With both safe from relegation, Nottinghamshire pursued victory over Somerset at Trent Bridge that will see the sides finish sixth and seventh respectively in the LV= County Championship.
Worcestershire interrupted Northamptonshire's celebrations at New Road by becoming only the second team to beat the newly installed Division Two runners-up in the LV= County Championship this season.
Matt Coles returned career-best match figures of 10-154 as Hampshire crushed Essex by an innings and 31 runs at the Ageas Bowl with more than a day to spare.