The contrast in fortunes on the two sides of the Pennines was stark as Yorkshire took the title
Lancashire were relegated to LV= County Championship Division Two after their decider with Middlesex ended in a draw.
Jeetan Patel has been named county cricket's Most Valuable Player, according to the FTI rankings.
Lancashire kept their hopes of avoiding relegation alive as Glen Chapple earned them a bonus point against Middlesex.
Lancashire ended the second day against relegation rivals Middlesex on 259-6, meaning they lead by 41 at Old Trafford.
Lancashire bowled relegation rivals Middlesex out for 214 on the opening day of their crucial fixture at Old Trafford.
Middlesex have confirmed a one-year contract for promising wicket-keeper Stephen Eskinazi.
An unbeaten double century from Chris Rogers helped Middlesex battle out a draw on the final day with Somerset.
Chris Rushworth came agonisingly close to claiming 10 wickets in an innings as Durham crushed poor Northamptonshire.
Middlesex were reduced to 64-7 in reply to Somerset's first-innings 523-9 declared on day two at Taunton.
Craig Kieswetter marked his return to action by digging Somerset out of a hole on day one against Middlesex.
Yorkshire clinched their first County Championship title since 2001 after wrapping up an emphatic victory over Notts.
Yorkshire will go into the final day against Nottinghamshire needing five more wickets to clinch the Division One title.
Yorkshire took a major step towards claiming the Division One title while Jonathan Trott starred for Warwickshire.
Yorkshire took a giant stride towards securing the LV= County Championship title on day one against Nottinghamshire.
Former Middlesex captain Neil Dexter agrees a contract extension to stay at the county until the end of next season.
Adil Rashid took 5-117 as Yorkshire completed a vital innings and 18-run victory over Lancashire at Old Trafford.
Yorkshire duo Adam Lyth and Adil Rashid claimed a record sixth-wicket stand as Lancashire were made to toil.
Yorkshire moved into a commanding lead against Lancashire as Paul Collingwood and Durham defied Nottinghamshire.
Yorkshire bowled Lancashire out for 278 in the Roses clash, while Nottinghamshire were left in trouble against Durham.
Full-on Yorkshire are the pride of the County Championship, says David Lloyd, and deservedly so.