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Summary

  1. Durham finish one wicket shy of beating Kent in Division Two
  2. Division One leaders Essex draw with Lancashire
  3. Somerset beat Warwickshire by 169 runs in Division One relegation battle
  4. Worcestershire chase 226 to beat Division Two leaders Nottinghamshire by eight wickets

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By Adam Williams and Kalika Mehta

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Good bye and thanks

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So, the end of another set of County Championship fixtures.

Sadly the weather prevented us from having a fully unblemished set of results, but there was still time for plenty of twists and turns.

As mentioned, we go again with eight matches from Tuesday in what hopefully will be another intriguing week.

You'll be able to follow it all right here on BBC Sport and until then - thanks for being with us.

Next week's fixtures

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The County Championship resumes next Tuesday with another round of matches as this eventful September finale to the season continues....

Division One:

Uxbridge: Middlesex v Hampshire

Taunton: Somerset v Lancashire

The Oval: Surrey v Yorkshire

Edgbaston: Warwickshire v Essex

Division Two:

Cardiff: Glamorgan v Northamptonshire

Bristol: Gloucestershire v Kent

Hove: Sussex v Derbyshire

Worcester: Worcestershire v Leicestershire

How they stand

So, after that late drama at Chester-le-Street, let's take a look at the all important tables in both divisions after all the results have come in from this round....

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Division Two
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Close of play scores

Division One:

Ageas Bowl: Surrey 200 & 280-4 dec v Hampshire 290

Match drawn

Headingley: Yorkshire 358 v Middlesex 272-8 dec

Match drawn

Old Trafford: Lancashire 290 v Essex 202-8 dec

Match drawn

Edgbaston: Somerset 282 & 265-4 dec v Warwickshire 146 & 232

Somerset beat Warwickshire by 169 runs

Division Two:

Northampton: Northamptonshire 426 & 140-4 v Sussex 172 & 393 (f/o)

Northamptonshire beat Sussex by six wickets

Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire 193 & 275 v Worcestershire 243 & 229-2 (target 226)

Worcestershire beat Nottinghamshire by eight wickets

Leicester: Leicestershire 222 & 160 v Gloucestershire 368 & 10-0

Gloucestershire beat Leicestershire by 10 wickets

Derby: Derbyshire 236-9 v Glamorgan - Match drawn, no play Friday due to wet outfield

Chester-le-Street: Durham 217 & 359-7 dec v Kent 206 & 184-9

Match drawn

Right then, we're all done and dusted.

Let's show you how all the games finished.

BreakingDURHAM DRAW WITH KENT

Durham 217 & 359-7 dec v Kent 206 & 184-9

A brilliant innings from Kent wicket-keeper Sam Billings, who finishes unbeaten on 70, sees Kent scrape home with one wicket spare to pick up a crucial draw against Durham at Chester-le-Street.

It is the second time the visitors have escaped with a draw being nine down against Durham in the Championship this season, having pulled off the same feat at Canterbury in June.

It leaves Kent 40 points behind second-place Worcestershire, with a game in hand, in hunt for promotion in Division Two.

One over remaining for Kent to survive

Durham 217 & 359-7 dec v Kent 206 & 176-9 (target 371)

Last man Mitchell Claydon keeps out James Weighell for the remainder of the over.

Six balls left in the match, one wicket to go, Sam Billings on strike, Graham Onions to bowl.

WICKET Qayyum (c Collingwood b Weighell) 0

Durham 217 & 359-7 dec v Kent 206 & 176-9 (target 371)

Well, well, well.

James Weighell strikes with his first ball as Imran Qayyum edges to the safe hands of Paul Collingwood at first slip.

11 balls left for Durham to take the final wicket.

Kent continue to hold firm

Durham 217 & 359-7 dec v Kent 206 & 176-8 (target 371)

Sam Billings is doing a brilliant job of hogging the strike and keeping Imran Qayyum from danger.

However, the Kent wicket-keeper is unable to take a single off the final ball of the over and Qayyum will have to face James Weighell.

Four overs remaining at Chester-le-Street

Durham 217 & 359-7 dec v Kent 206 & 171-8 (target 371)

Imran Qayyum gets off strike first ball of Graham Onions' over before Sam Billings sneaks a single off the final ball to keep the strike.

Everythis is going the way of the visitors at the moment at Chester-le-Street.

Billings keeps Rushworth at bay

Durham 217 & 359-7 dec v Kent 206 & 165-8 (target 371)

Sam Billings keeps out Chris Rushworth as the tension goes up another notch at Chester-le-Street, reaching his half-century off 71 balls.

Graham Onions' wicket in the previous over saw him become Durham's all-time leading first-class wicket-taker with 519 scalps.

Anderson joins the 500 club

West Indies 123 & 12-1 v England 194

While we've been bringing you the latest from both Headingley and Chester-le-Street, a rather special moment has occurred in the third Test at Lord's.

Jimmy Anderson - 500 Test wickets. Enjoy the moment he did it below...

WICKET Milne (lbw Onions) 8

Durham 217 & 359-7 dec v Kent 206 & 155-8 (target 371)

Graham Onions traps Adam Milne plumb in front to edge Durham closer to victory.

It has been a brilliant bowling effort from the home side but Kent will be hoping Sam Billings and Imran Qayyum can resist for the last six overs of the day.

BreakingYorkshire draw with Middlesex

Yorkshire 358 v Middlesex 272-8 dec

And that is your lot for this game at Headingley.

Ollie Rayner falls and both sets of players shake hands on a draw.

Rayner gone! Bowled by @timbresnan. 272-8 declared. YCCC 11 points, MCCC 9 from this draw,

WICKET Rayner (b Bresnan) 37

Yorkshire 358 v Middlesex 272-8

Big swing and a miss by Ollie Rayner in the closing overs at Headingley gives Tim Bresnan a wicket and Yorkshire an eighth of this Middlesex innings.

Billings looking to attack

Durham 217 & 359-7 dec v Kent 206 & 143-7 (target 371)

Rather than trying to batten down the hatches and scrape Kent to a draw, Sam Billings have decided to give the ball a whack, hitting Chris Rushworth for two boundaries.

The Kent wicket-keeper has been sidelined by a migraine over the last two days but he is looking absolutely fine now.

Eight overs left to survive for Kent.

250 up for Middlesex

Yorkshire 358 v Middlesex 253-7

Middlesex bag another batting bonus point in the last six overs as they pass 250 at Headingley.

Adam Voges also reaches a half-century in the process from 100 balls.

WICKET Haggett (lbw b Rushworth) 4

Durham 217 & 359-7 dec v Kent 206 & 120-7 (target 371)

Calum Haggett cannot survive for long as Chris Rushworth traps the Kent player in his crease and umpire Michael Gough raises his finger.

11.3 overs left to survive for Kent or for Durham to take the remaining three wickets.

Surrey pair hold firm to secure draw

Hampshire drew with Surrey

Rain prevented any play until after lunch on the final day between Hampshire and Surrey.

Ben Foakes and Ollie Pope steered the visitors comfortably to a draw when they did get out in the middle with time for a special landmark just before the conclusion...

Ben Foakes

Foakes & Pope see Surrey to Hants draw

Ben Foakes and centurion Ollie Pope put on a partnership of 158 to help Surrey draw with Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

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Honours even in top two clash

Lancashire drew with Essex

Another day of disruptions at Old Trafford where leaders Essex and second-placed Lancashire had to wait until mid-afternoon to get on the park.

Both sides finished the game with nine points after four frustrating weather-affected days...

Lancashire v Essex

Lancashire & Essex draw at Old Trafford

Essex remain 36 points clear at the top of Division One after a rain-affected draw with second-placed Lancashire at Old Trafford.

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So, Durham need four more wickets to secure a win and Yorkshire and Middlesex are battling it out for bonus points.

Let's just bring you up to date with a couple of other results from the past hour.

WICKET Northeast (b Jennings) 67

Durham 217 & 359-7 dec v Kent 206 & 112-6 (target 371)

Huge wicket at Chester-le-Street as Sam Northeast is bowled by Keaton Jennings.

Four more wickets needed for a Durham victory, 15 overs left.

WICKET Harris (c Sidebottom b Rashid) 19

Yorkshire 358 v Middlesex 206-7

Yorkshire in the wickets again towards the end of the game.

Adil Rashid picks up James Harris as the White Rose go hunting that last bowling bonus point.

Ryan Sidebottom grabs the catch at deep square.

Eye in the sky

Durham 217 & 359-7 dec v Kent 206 & 112-5 (target 371)

Heading into the last hour at Chester-le-Street. Can Durham get the last five Kent wickets they need for a win?

My BBC Sport colleague Kris Temple tried to get a sneaky view of the action as he flew in to Newcastle earlier....

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Northants take honours after four engrossing days

Northamptonshire beat Sussex by four wickets

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This was an impressive win by Northamptonshire against a Sussex side in fabulous form - they had won six from eight including the last three in succession - to keep their promotion hopes alive.

The biggest obstacle on the final day was always likely to be the weather and an horrendous forecast left play doubtful. But remarkably sunny spells arrived after lunch and Northants had little issue in chasing 140.

They are now left probably needing to win all three of their final matches to achieve promotion, and even that maybe not enough.

Glamorgan and Leicestershire away are winnable matches, but Nottinghamshire visit Wantage Road in the penultimate round.

Sussex are in exactly the same position. They are a good side who have simply had a bad week.

Can they win their next two matches to set up a grandstand finish against Sussex on the south coast in the final week of the season?

200 up for Middlesex

Yorkshire 358 v Middlesex 200-6 (55.2 overs)

First batting point of the game for Middlesex as they bring up their 200 at Headingley.

There's 14 overs left to be bowled in this one. Can these two pick up any more points that might prove crucial in their respective bids to pull away from the relegation zone?

WICKET Franklin (c Lyth b Coad) 16

Yorkshire 358 v Middlesex 185-6

Yorkshire pick up their second bowling bonus-point as James Franklin edges Ben Coad to second slip.

The teams are playing on with more bonus-points available for both sides.

Kent reach 100

Durham 217 & 359-7 dec v Kent 206 & 100-5 (target 371)

There are just two matches remaining now and we are leading on the match at Chester-le-Street and Durham look to wrap up a fourth consecutive Championship win.

However, Sam Northeast is continuing to bat like a man on a mission, as he brings up the visitors' 100 from 34 overs.

Durham have 22 overs left to take the remaining five wickets needed for victory.

BreakingHampshire draw with Surrey

Surrey 200 & 280-4 dec v Hampshire 290

And as mentioned, that is your lot down in Southampton.

They were playing on to allow Ollie Pope to bring up that century and as he does, these two sides share the spoils after four days of plenty of showers, but also a flurry of wickets at times.

Hampshire take 10 points from the game, Surrey nine.

100 for Ollie Pope

Surrey 200 & 280-4 dec v Hampshire 290

Fantastic moment right at the end of the game at the Ageas Bowl where Ollie Pope has scored a maiden County Championship century on only his second appearance.

He hits James Vince for four to get to the landmark off 137 balls, which has included 17 fours.

Ben Foakes finishes 83 not out at the other end as Surrey's fifth-wicket added an unbroken 158 in that second innings.

BreakingLancashire draw with Essex

Lancashire 290 v Essex 202-8 dec

And that is that at Old Trafford.

The battle of Division One's top two ends, rather predictably, in a draw after the majority of the game was disrupted by the weather.

Both sides take nine points from the game, which means the gap between the two remains at 36 points with three games remaining in the season.

Declaration by Essex

Lancashire 290 v Essex 202-8 (80 overs)

Well, Essex have picked up that batting bonus point and decided that they will declare.

The declaration comes just as Lancashire were about to take the new ball and try and claim a ninth wicket to steal the final bowling bonus point.

200 up for Essex

Lancashire 290 v Essex 202-8 (80 overs)

Division One leaders Essex get themselves a first batting bonus point of the game as Paul Walter drives Liam Livingstone for a boundary.

We're back to four points each so far taken by the two sides in this game which means Essex's lead over second-placed Lancashire currently stands at 36 points.

WICKET Stevens (c Latham b Weighell) 9

Durham 217 & 359-7 dec v Kent 206 & 74-5 (target 371)

Another one bites the dust at Chester-le-Street.

Darren Stevens edges James Weighell to Tom Latham at second slip to leave Kent five wickets down and staring down the barrel of a costly defeat.

Moving towards a conclusion?

Surrey 200 & 250-4 v Hampshire 290

Think they may well be allowed to shake hands on a draw in the next 20 minutes at the Ageas Bowl....

Very fine partnership between Pope and Foakes continues..Pope 80*, Foakes 74*...Surrey 250-4 #bbccricket

Surrey now lead by 160.

Sam Northeast reaches half-century

Durham 217 & 359-7 dec v Kent 206 & 73-4 (target 371)

Sam Northeast has been the bright light for Kent at Chester-le-Street and the visitors' captain reaches his second half-century of the match with a single off Chris Rushworth.

If he adds another quick-fire 50, and adds to his 110 from the first innings, surely England will have to give him some kind of a look ahead of the Ashes?

Spin into the action

Lancashire 290 v Essex 183-8 (74 overs)

Essex have added 11 runs since the interval thanks to Paul Walter and Jamie Porter.

Stephen Parry comes on to bowl in a bid to grab Lancashire the last bowling bonus point. Leaders Essex are doing their best to eek out a batting bonus point.

WICKET Simpson (c Lyth b Plunkett) 2

Yorkshire 358 v Middlesex 143-5

Liam Plunkett grabs Yorkshire's sixth bonus-point of the match as John Simpson edges the Yorkshire seamer to Adam Lyth at second slip.

29 overs remain in the day.

50 for Ollie Pope

Surrey 200 & 217-4 v Hampshire 290

Another half-century for Surrey down at the Ageas Bowl and this time, it's a maiden County Championship 50 for Ollie Pope.

The teenager has struck 10 fours in his knock and now Surrey are 127 ahead in the final session.