Tom Westley's Ashes prospects remain intact after X-rays on his right thumb revealed no serious injury.
Stay across every game in the final round of the County Championship as the battle to avoid relegation hots up.
Somerset reduced Middlesex to 18-3 after they were bowled out for 236 on day one of their must-win County Championship Division One clash.
Yorkshire beat Warwickshire to boost their County Championship survival hopes, but Somerset remain at risk after losing to Surrey.
Steve Finn swelled Middlesex's hopes of avoiding relegation by taking 8-79 in a 36-run win over Lancashire at Lord's.
Rory Kleinveldt bagged 9-65 for Northants in the Championship, while Surrey's Kumar Sangakkara scored yet another century.
Rikki Clarke took a career-best 7-55 but Somerset still managed to score 269 against Surrey thanks to Steven Davies' 86.
Essex have won their first County Championship title since 1992 after challengers Lancashire crumbled to defeat at Somerset.
Nasser Hussain says a mix of experienced and young home-grown players made County Champions Essex an irresistible force.
Jamie Porter has been rewarded with a starring role in Essex's title campaign just four years after giving cricket "one last go".
Head coach Chris Silverwood hailed the impact former England captain Alastair Cook has had on Essex's successful season.
Essex are on the brink of claiming their first County Championship title in 25 years after beating Warwickshire by an innings.
Essex are closing in on the Specsavers County Championship title with Lancashire struggling against Somerset at Taunton.
Alastair Cook has been made available for Essex's final two Specsavers County Championship matches of the season.
Essex edged closer to the County Championship title after making a strong start to their match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Haseeb Hameed missed out on a first Championship hundred of 2017, while Notts' unbeaten run is in jeopardy at Trent Bridge.
Haseeb Hameed's 85no bolstered Lancashire on day two of their Specsavers County Championship clash with title rivals Essex.
Essex seamer Jamie Porter has capped a memorable few weeks by winning the PCA Player of the Month award for August.
Ben Duckett creamed 193 for Northants in the County Championship but rain blighted much of day one elsewhere.
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