Gareth Batty is confident Surrey can make an instant return to the top division of the County Championship.
Middlesex closed day three at the Oval on 45-1 after centuries from Rory Burns and Arun Harinath left them chasing 254 to beat Surrey.
Warwickshire went back to the top of Division One after taking 33 minutes of the final day to complete a five-wicket win against Surrey.
Surrey's batting capitulated for the second time as Middlesex sealed an innings win before tea on day three.
Surrey claimed victory by an innings and 175 runs with a day to spare over Northants at the Oval.
Worcestershire off-spinner Gareth Batty has agreed a three-year deal with former club Surrey.
Samit Patel will not be joining England's one-day squad in the Caribbean after failing to heed "repeated warnings" over his fitness.
Stephen Moore and Gareth Batty rescued England Lions after a poor start in their two-day game against New Zealand Emerging Players.
Kent captain Robert Key will lead the England Lions on their tour of New Zealand.
Gareth Batty claimed 5-33 to set-up a 10-wicket victory over Middlesex for new Division Two leaders Worcestershire.
Former England internationals Kabir Ali and Gareth Batty have agreed new three-year deals with Worcestershire.
Worcestershire captain Gareth Batty has heaped praise on his team-mates for the spirit they have shown all season.
Durham chased down a target of 276 to beat Worcestershire and move up to second in Division One.
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