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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

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good bye and thanks

    Lancashire celebrate

    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.

  2. Next week's fixtures

    Hameed pigeons

    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

  3. 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....

    Division One
    Division Two
  4. 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

  5. Post update

    Right then, we're all done and dusted.

    Let's show you how all the games finished.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

    Foakes & Pope see Surrey to Hants draw

    Ben Foakes

    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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  20. 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 & Essex draw at Old Trafford

    Lancashire v Essex

    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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