Hampshire and Worcestershire clinched promotion as Leicestershire propped up the rest again
Gloucestershire finished their LV= County Championship season on a high with an emphatic 244-run win over Kent.
Jeetan Patel has been named county cricket's Most Valuable Player, according to the FTI rankings.
Hampshire beat Glamorgan by 291 runs to seal promotion and the LV= County Championship Division Two title.
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.
Nine members of Kent’s squad have signed contract extensions with the county.
Will Smith's unbeaten 142 saved Hampshire from possible defeat by Kent on the final day at the Ageas Bowl.
Promotion contenders Hampshire had to follow-on despite Sean Ervine's 121 on day three against Kent in Southampton.
Hampshire were favourites to secure promotion, but Kent's resistance and an Essex win have complicated matters.
Jesse Ryder claimed career-best first-class bowling figures to keep Essex in contention for promotion in Division Two.
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Essex boosted their hopes of being promoted from County Championship Division Two with a nine-wicket victory over Kent.
Surrey kept alive their faint hopes of promotion after earning maximum batting points against leaders Worcestershire.
Warwickshire remain on course for a limited-overs double after beating Kent in their Royal London Cup semi-final.
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.
Kent claimed the last place in the semi-finals of the Royal London One-Day Cup with a 24-run win over Gloucestershire.
Full-on Yorkshire are the pride of the County Championship, says David Lloyd, and deservedly so.