LV= County Championship - News

Keith Barker maintained his stranglehold on Durham as Warwickshire got over their Royal London One-Day Cup final hangover by dismissing their Lord’s conquerors for 201 on the opening day of the LV= County Championship clash at Edgbaston.
Relegated Northamptonshire's hopes of ending a wretched LV= County Championship season on a winning note were dented by Sussex recovering well from an early stumble at Wantage Road.
Leicestershire's hopes of ending a two-year wait for an LV= County Championship victory were frustrated by a maiden first-class century from Derbyshire opener Ben Slater.
Mitchell Claydon bagged his third five-wicket haul of the season as Kent dismissed Gloucestershire for 179 on the opening day at the Spitfire Ground.
Middlesex captain Chris Rogers was half expecting to face Junaid Khan in this week’s LV= County Championship relegation decider and says the visitors to Emirates Old Trafford are good enough to get the six points they need to stay up.

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