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Summary

  1. Warwickshire draw with Sussex to secure promotion
  2. Dom Sibley finishes unbeaten on 144
  3. Yorkshire's hopes of beating Hampshire frustrated by rain
  4. Surrey's game at Somerset abandoned after covers displaced by wind overnight
  5. Middlesex beat Derbyshire by 117 runs in Division Two
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By Ben Pheazey and Josh Hunt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Until next week

    We will be back with live text coverage of the last week of the County Championship season.

    Lancashire will try to overturn a 19-point deficit to Nottinghamshire to try to rescue their Division One status for next season, while Kent and Warwickshire will aim to wrap up the Division Two title.

    Thanks for joining us over the past four days. Until the next time, goodbye.

  2. BreakingSUSSEX DRAW WITH WARWICKSHIRE

    Sussex 343-9 v Warwks 440 & 380-3

    That's very wide outside the off stump from Brown and the umpire awards the extra run.

    The clock ticks over to 16:20 BST...

    Ambrose blocks the last ball and the players shake hands on a draw.

    That confirms Warwickshire's promotion - but the race is still on for them to pip Kent for first place next week.

    The teams are currently level on points.

    Sussex will stay in Division Two next summer.

  3. Sibley marathon

    Sussex 343-9 v Warwks 440 & 380-3 (lead by 477)

    Dom Sibley has been at the crease for over seven hours now.

    Might have an eye on 150 before we wrap it up here.

    Sibley turns the fifth ball around the corner and Luke Wells looks as stiff as a board as he retrieves it.

    It's been a long day in the field. Sibley has 144.

  4. Brown continues

    Sussex 343-9 v Warwks 440 & 378-3 (lead by 475)

    Not bad leg spin from Archer, actually. Even dropped a googly in there.

    Brown to continue and he somehow beats Ambrose outside the off.

    The batsman is down on his haunches in disbelief.

    The last ball is as wide as the Grand Canyon and Ambrose leaves it alone.

  5. Game drifting to a draw

    Sussex 343-9 v Warwks 440 & 376-3 (lead by 473)

    Big appeal by Michael Burgess for lbw against Dom Sibley but it's not out.

    Now that well-known bowler Ben Brown is going to have a trundle.

    This is bowling of the very slow left arm variety and Ambrose decides to block.

    Maiden over.

    Only Harry Finch hasn't bowled for Sussex in this game - but he's keeping wicket now to be fair.

    Goodness me. Now Jofra Archer bowls... leg spin.

  6. BreakingMiddlesex beat Derbyshire by 117 runs

    Middlesex 423 & 199-7 dec v Derbyshire 295 & 210

    Tim Murtagh wraps up the victory for Middlesex, finishing with figures of 4-55.

    Lockie Ferguson is the last man out, missing the ball completely as he attempts to drive a full and straight delivery.

  7. WICKET Palladino (c White b Bamber 1)

    Middlesex 423 & 199-7 dec v Derbyshire 295 & 205-9 (target 328)

    One to go.

    Tony Palladino is the ninth Derbyshire man out, sending a thin edge through to Robbie White off the bowling of Ethan Bamber.

  8. Ambrose in as Salt takes his first wicket

    Sussex 343-9 v Warwks 440 & 364-3 (lead by 461)

    Ambrose sees off the rest of Salt's over and Sibley gets a single off Michael Burgess at the other end.

    The players are pretty much counting down the minutes now.

    Phil Salt is quietly pleased with himself for grabbing his first wicket in first class cricket...

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  9. 100 for Billy Godleman

    Middlesex 423 & 199-7 dec v Derbyshire 295 & 205-8

    Sealed it with a six.

    Billy Godleman reaches his century from 144 deliveries, dancing down the track to hit Tim Murtagh over long-off for six.

  10. WICKET Hain (c Finch b Salt) 90

    Sussex 343-9 v Warwks 440 & 358-3 (lead by 455)

    Unbelievable!

    Phil Salt has his first wicket at this level as Sam Hain drives loosely and edges behind to part time keeper Harry Finch.

    It's not going to change the course of the match but an eyebrow-raiser nonetheless.

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  11. WICKET Viljoen (c & b Bamber 4)

    Middlesex 423 & 199-7 dec v Derbyshire 295 & 197-8 (target 328)

    What a catch this is!

    Ethan Bamber dives forward to make the grab inches off the ground after Hardus Viljoen had driven the ball back towards the seamer.

    Middlesex are racing towards the victory now.

  12. WICKET Dal (lbw b Murtagh 14)

    Middlesex 423 & 199-7 dec v Derbyshire 295 & 197-7 (target 328)

    No doubt about that one.

    Tim Murtagh hits Anuj Dal on the front pad and up goes the umpire's finger.

  13. Denly, Burns and Stone get first call-ups

    As expected, Surrey opener Rory Burns has been called up to the England Test squad for the first time following the retirement of Alastair Cook.

    Warwickshire seamer Olly Stone also gets a Test call-up after being named in the One-Day squad earlier this week.

    A bigger surprise is the inclusion of Kent vice-captain Joe Denly, who is included in a Test squad for the first time at the age of 32.

    Denly averaged 36.27 with the bat in Division Two to help the Spitfires to promotion.

  14. Stalemate approaches

    Sussex 343-9 v Warwks 440 & 356-2 (lead by 453)

    Phil Salt is into his 6th over, with four men saving one on the off side - and Sam Hain punches his fourth ball down the ground for four.

    The lead is 450-plus now and largely irrelevant.

  15. Final session at Hove

    Sussex 343-9 v Warwks 440 & 343-2 (lead by 440)

    We're on the final straight - and Warwickshire have not declared.

    Dom Sibley resumes on 128, Sam Hain has 77 and I'm willing to bet my flat on a draw in about an hour.

  16. Tea at Lord's

    Middlesex 423 & 199-7 v Derbyshire 295 & 189-6 (target 328)

    Derbyshire make it through to tea with four wickets intact.

    The wind is very strong at Lord's, so chances are they won't be able to raise the floodlights if the light starts to deteriorate later.

    Billy Godleman is six runs short of his century at the interval.

  17. Tea at Hove

    Sussex 343-9 v Warwks 440 & 343-2 (lead by 440)

    0-5 for Phil Salt so far. Not a bad return for five overs.

    But this time Sibley snaps out of block mode and drives Salt down the ground for four. Sweet.

    Two short mid wickets and a silly mid on in place now. Very silly indeed.

    The world has truly gone mad.

    The 5th ball spears down leg and Hain swats it away for four.

    A single to leg off the 6th and that's tea.

  18. Burgess bowls at Hove

    Sussex 343-9 v Warwks 440 & 334-2 (lead by 431)

    His first ball drifts painfully wide and slowly down the leg side for four byes.

    Let's blame the wind for that one.

    A full toss follows and the next four balls are blocked.

  19. Bears continue

    Sussex 343-9 v Warwks 440 & 330-2 (lead by 427)

    No news on Ian Bell's injury so far - so can't be sure he'll feature for the final Championship round next week.

    They'll almost certainly have been confirmed as promoted to Division One by then.

    A reminder he was hit on the thumb by a lifting ball from Ollie Robinson and has gone to have an X-ray.

    One run from Phil Salt's over and now Michael Burgess debuts (as a bowler) for the first time at this level.

  20. Sussex stuck in the field

    Sussex 343-9 v Warwks 440 & 325-2 (lead by 422)

    The Sussex players are looking up at the away dressing room balcony for signs of a declaration.

    Sorry, guys. Play on.

    Just the one run from Luke Wells.

    Sam Hain practices his forward defensive - to avoid the ignominy of getting out to Phil Salt.

    Just a single down the leg side off the third ball and Sibley defends.