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By Adam Williams

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So long, farewell

Graham Napier and David Masters
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And we are a wrap for this week's County Championship action.

It's all set up for a very exciting conclusion in Division One next week from Tuesday, where all four fixtures will have something riding on them.

If you can't wait until then, don't worry. We'll have full coverage of the One-Day Cup final between Surrey and Warwickshire from Lord's on Saturday.

Our coverage begins around 10:15 on the BBC Sport website. Don't miss it.

Until then - thanks for being with us.

The results

BreakingGLAMORGAN BEAT ESSEX BY 11 RUNS

Glamorgan 286 & 296 v Essex 319 & 252

All done at Chelmsford after a nail-biting finish.

Timm van der Gugten bowls Jamie Porter to claim the final Essex wicket. David Masters is left stranded on 19 not out in his final home appearance.

Glamorgan grab a very impressive win by 11 runs to spoil Essex's promotion party. 

DERBYSHIRE DRAW WITH LEICESTERSHIRE

Derbyshire 307 & 286-8 dec v Leicestershire 247 & 301-8

All over at the end of a very engrossing final day at Derby.

Leicestershire started it needing 347 to win, Mark Cosgrove made an entertaining century and then Derbyshire came roaring back.

But, they were denied their first win of the season as the Foxes stood firm to see it out with two wickets in hand.

Spoils shared in the East Midlands.

Glamorgan 286 & 296 v Essex 319 & 251-9

Four overs to go.

Essex need 13 to win. Glamorgan need one wicket.

15 runs to win...

Glamorgan 286 & 296 v Essex 319 & 249-9

Five overs left to bowl.

David Masters manages to steer the new ball down to third man for four.

Could he guide his side to a close victory on the day he announced his retirement?

New ball taken

Glamorgan 286 & 296 v Essex 319 & 245-9

Six overs to go at Chelmsford.

Glamorgan take the new ball with Essex still requiring 19 to win and one wicket remaining.

Glamorgan 286 & 296 v Essex 319 & 244-9

Seven overs to go.

Essex need 20 to win. Glamorgan need one wicket.

Still four results possible

Glamorgan 286 & 296 v Essex 319 & 241-9

Eight overs remaining at Chelmsford.

Essex need 23 to win, Glamorgan need one wicket.

A tie is still a possibility!

The relegation picture

So, after Durham beat Surrey by 21 runs to guarantee their Division One survival, here's what it means at the bottom with a game to play...

Bottom five
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Lancashire and Warwickshire will play each other at Edgbaston from Tuesday.

Hampshire know nothing less than a win will do against Durham to keep them up.

Still going at Chelmsford though...

Glamorgan 286 & 296 v Essex 319 & 237-9

So we jump from Chester-le-Street back down south to Chelmsford now on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra.

Essex still going as they chase 264 to win. Glamorgan need one more wicket.

27 runs required for an Essex win.

BreakingDURHAM BEAT SURREY BY 21 RUNS

Durham 401 & 246 v Surrey 367 & 259

It's all over at Chester-le-Street.

Mark Footitt had managed to guide a four down to third man off Graham Onions, but next ball the former England seamer cleaned him up.

Durham win by 21 runs, take maximum points from the game and ensure they stay up in Division One with a game to spare.

50 for Sam Curran

Durham 401 & 246 v Surrey 367 & 255-9

A half-century up for Sam Curran as Surrey stand firm.

The teenager is trying to farm the strike for himself and shield number 11 Mark Footitt.

26 more required by Surrey.

WICKET Meaker (c Collingwood b Onions) 0

Durham 401 & 246 v Surrey 367 & 253-9

And now Durham are just one wicket away from beating Surrey.

Stuart Meaker takes a big drive off Graham Onions but is caught by Paul Collingwood.

Surrey now 28 runs short of victory. Durham a wicket short of securing their Division One status.

Glamorgan on brink

Glamorgan 286 & 289 v Essex 319 & 229-9

Glamorgan now just one wicket away from beating Division Two champions Essex.

James Foster falls for 23 and Essex are 35 runs adrift.

Foster out
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WICKET Batty (c Jennings b Stokes) 12

Durham 401 & 246 v Surrey 367 & 252-8

Wow!

Keaton Jennings may just have taken the catch of the season to steal this game for Durham from Surrey's clutches.

Gareth Batty drives at one from Ben Stokes but is spectacularly taken by a diving Jennings in front of Scott Borthwick in the slip cordon.

Durham need two wickets now, Surrey still need 29 runs.

Why let @Borthwick16 take the easy catch when you can pull this out of the bag, @JetJennings?! #DURvSUR

WICKET! WHAT. A. CATCH! @JetJennings takes a one-handed stunner to remove Batty & @benstokes38 has four. 252/8; 29 to win #DURvSUR

Tension continues at Chester-le-Street

Durham 401 & 246 v Surrey 367 & 247-7

Into the last 16 overs.

Durham need three wickets, Surrey need just 34 runs. 

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE BEAT GLOUCESTERSHIRE BY 114 RUNS

Northamptonshire 326 & 376 v Gloucestershire 261 & 327

All over at Wantage Road where Ben Sanderson's 8-73 has bowled Northants to a 114-run victory against Gloucestershire.

Cricket in Northampton finishes on a happy note for 2016 in a season which saw the county regain the T20 Blast title.

Incredible effort from @sando567! He bags a career best 8-73 against Glos. #NORvGLO #Sandoooo

Incredible effort from @sando567! He bags a career best 8-73 against Glos. #NORvGLO #Sandoooo

WICKET Napier (lbw b Van der Gugten) 12

Glamorgan 286 & 296 v Essex 319 & 223-8

It's not going to be for Graham Napier.

Timm van der Gugten traps him leg before for 12 to end his 20-year association with the County Ground at Chelmsford.

Glamorgan now need just two more wickets to steal a victory. Essex are still 41 runs short.

A winning swansong?

Glamorgan 286 & 296 v Essex 319 & 223-7

Napier guard of honour
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Set for a similar close finish at Chelmsford.

Graham Napier (12 not out) has been given a guard of honour as he strides to the middle for his last innings on home soil.

Essex need another 41 runs with three wickets remaining and 17 overs remaining.

Tense times in the north east

Durham 401 & 246 v Surrey 367 & 223-7

Twenty overs to bowl at Chester-le-Street.

Durham need three wickets, Surrey need 58 runs.

Which way is this going?

You can cut the tension with a knife in Chester-le-Street. #bbccricket

You can cut the tension with a knife in Chester-le-Street. #bbccricket

WICKET T Curran (c Poynter b Stokes) 0

Durham 401 & 246 v Surrey 367 & 222-7

Ben Stokes on a mission here for Durham.

Surrey now in a spot of bother as the England all-rounder grabs a second wicket in the space of three balls.

Tom Curran edges behind and fails to trouble the scorers.

WICKET! Two in three balls for @benstokes38! T Curran plays wildly outside the off stump and nicks through to @spoynter_90! #DURvSUR

WICKET Foakes (c Borthwick b Stokes) 20

Durham 401 & 246 v Surrey 367 & 222-6

Big breakthrough for Durham at Chester-le-Street.

It had gone a bit quiet for a time, but now Ben Foakes has fallen to Ben Stokes with Scott Borthwick snaffling the catch in the slips.

Surrey still need 59 runs and there are just more than 21 overs remaining.

WICKET! A roar of delight from @benstokes38 as Foakes (20) pushes at the ball and @Borthwick16 takes the catch at second slip! #DURvSUR

and at the bottom

Lancashire take nine points from that game, which puts them 14 ahead of relegation-threatened Hampshire in eighth.

bottom five
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Lancashire's final game next week - away to Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

As it stands

Here's what the top of Division One now looks like after Middlesex took 11 points from the game at Old Trafford...

Top after Lancs v Middx
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...remember next week's key game - Middlesex v Yorkshire at Lord's from Tuesday.

What a prospect!

BreakingLANCASHIRE DRAW WITH MIDDLESEX

Middlesex 327 & 240-8 dec v Lancashire 259 & 80-1

Handshakes
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Hands have been shaken at Old Trafford.

It's a draw between leaders Middlesex and relegation-threatened Lancashire.

Just the one wicket fell in 26 overs of Lancashire's second innings.

RESULT Match drawn as players shake hands. @LancsCCC 2nd inns 80-1 @robpeterjones 25* @HaseebHameed97 25* Lancs 9 pts, Middlesex 11 #LANvMID

...more on what that means to the table at the top shortly.

WICKET Wheater (c&b Hogan) 18

Glamorgan 286 & 296 v Essex 319 & 200-7

Adam Wheater is not going to guide Essex to a victory on his return to the county.

But, Michael Hogan might single-handedly be bowling Glamorgan to one.

Essex are still 64 runs shy of victory and now an injured Graham Napier has hobbled out to join James Foster.

Double strike for Northants

Northamptonshire 326 & 376 v Gloucestershire 261 & 296-7

Northants look set to move towards a victory on the last day of action at Wantage Road.

Ben Sanderson has grabbed both century-maker George Hankins (116) and Jack Taylor (5).

Sanderson has figures of 6-59 and there are 22 overs remaining in the day.

Another one down at Derby

Derbyshire 307 & 286-8 dec v Leicestershire 247 & 241-7

Derbyshire looking very much on top now....

WICKET | Another big blow for Leicestershire, McKay (0) again out on the hook to Davis, Hughes takes the catch. We're 241-7

Two quick wickets at Derby

Derbyshire 307 & 286-8 dec v Leicestershire 247 & 238-6

I was waxing lyrical about Mark Cosgrove and Leicestershire's victory charge not that long ago, but his innings has been ended by Callum Parkinson on 110.

Shortly after, Mark Pettini cuts the same bowler to point to go for just a single.

It's now in Derbyshire's hands to potentially steal a win with 109 runs still required.

bbc-coverageOff to Chester-le-Street

BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra have switched their coverage from Old Trafford to Chester-le-Street as Durham against Surrey builds to a potentially exciting finish.

Should you wish to continue listening to Lancashire against Middlesex - make your selection via the Live Coverage tab.

WICKET Ten Doeschate (c Wallace b Hogan) 23

Glamorgan 286 & 296 v Essex 319 & 187-6

ten Doeschate out
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Wicket time again at Chelmsford on a sea-sawing final day.

Essex skipper Ryan ten Doeschate falls for 23.

Still could go either way there.

WICKET A fourth wicket for Michael Hogan who has Ryan ten Doeschate caught by behind for 23. Adam Wheater 11*. 187-5. 77 required. #ESSvGLA

100 for Mark Cosgrove

Derbyshire 304 & 286-8 dec v Leicestershire 247 & 232-4

Leicestershire's Mark Cosgrove has put his side in a very strong position in the final session against Derbyshire.

He's also just survived a tough chance in the slips.

Leicestershire's victory equation - another 115 runs from 29 overs.

CENTURY | Absolutely magnificent effort from @cozzie99 again, he's through to 100 with a damaged hand from 179 balls with a 15th four

Surrey go beyond 200

Durham 401 & 246 v Surrey 367 & 201-5

Surrey now to within 80 runs of victory up at Chester-le-Street.

Ben Foakes (12) and Sam Curran (18) have done the rebuilding work after Jason Roy fell for 96 to the first ball after tea.

34 overs still to be bowled.

Crawling to a close at Old Trafford

Middlesex 327 & 240-8 dec v Lancashire 259 & 54-1

All very sedate in Manchester and the sense that we're in for an early conclusion.

Middlesex are rattling through the overs, but there's not a lot going on in the middle.

Late chase from Gloucestershire?

Northamptonshire 326 & 376 v Gloucestershire 261 & 272-5

Bob Hunt

BBC Radio Gloucestershire at Northampton

"Surely Gloucestershire haven't given themselves a chance?

"George Hankins has a maiden ton, the old campaigner Phil Mustard has just passed fifty; these two have put on a 150 partnership.

"The equation - 175 off 31 overs."

Another name to watch?

Northamptonshire 326 & 376 v Gloucestershire 261 & 250-5

From Haseeb Hameed to one George Hankins from Gloucestershire.

The 19-year-old from Bath has scored a maiden first-class century for his side as they bid to come away from Wantage Road with a well-deserved draw.

CENTURY: Wonderful moment. A maiden first-class century for George Hankins in his ninth first-class match. #Century

CENTURY: Wonderful moment. A maiden first-class century for George Hankins in his ninth first-class match. #Century

Hameed digging in?

Middlesex 327 & 240-8 dec v Lancashire 259 & 41-1

Haseeb Hameed
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Lots of talk about Lancashire's Haseeb Hameed earlier today and him being set for an inclusion in England's touring party to Bangladesh tomorrow.

Looks like the 19-year-old is digging in for the duration tonight to see his side to a draw.

He's currently 1 not out from 24 balls.