Hampshire and Worcestershire clinched promotion as Leicestershire propped up the rest again
Hampshire beat Glamorgan by 291 runs to seal promotion and the LV= County Championship Division Two title.
Jeetan Patel has been named county cricket's Most Valuable Player, according to the FTI rankings.
Hampshire moved closer to securing promotion,after dominating the second day of their clash with Glamorgan.
Essex dominated the opening day against Worcestershire as Hampshire hit back after a disastrous start at Sophia Gardens.
Surrey kept alive their faint hopes of promotion after earning maximum batting points against leaders Worcestershire.
Leaders Worcestershire endured a testing opening day as they were dismissed for 272 against Surrey at New Road.
Matt Coles and Sean Ervine each took three cheap wickets as Hampshire crushed Leicestershire by an innings and 34 runs.
Worcestershire's clash against Derbyshire at Derby is firmly in the balance heading into the final day of play.
Derbyshire made life difficult for Division Two leaders Worcestershire on day two, while rain frustrated Hampshire.
Derbyshire's batsmen held up Division Two leaders Worcestershire, while Angus Robson and Chris Cooke hit maiden tons.
Nottinghamshire's last-ball win earned them top spot in Group B and a home quarter-final in the Royal London Cup.
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Essex and Hampshire both boosted their promotion hopes with victories in Division Two of the LV= County Championship.
A brilliant innings by Richard Oliver failed to prevent Worcestershire's first Championship defeat of the season.
England spinner Monty Panesar took 5-50 as Essex put themselves in a winning position against Glamorgan.
Worcestershire endured one of their worst days of the summer as they were dismissed for 194 by Gloucestershire.
Alex Hales and James Taylor scored centuries as Notts kept their Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final hopes alive.
Ben Stokes cracked 103 to lead Durham to a crushing six-wicket victory over Notts in Group B of the Royal London Cup.
Glamorgan fast bowler Huw Waters has been forced to retire from the game at the age of just 27.
Full-on Yorkshire are the pride of the County Championship, says David Lloyd, and deservedly so.