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Middlesex - we think - and Warwickshire suffer Championship relegation, while there is triple joy for Nottinghamshire…
2016 champions Middlesex have been relegated from the County Championship, with Somerset and Hampshire surviving.
Champions Essex ended the season unbeaten after smashing Yorkshire, as Somerset, Hampshire and Middlesex fight for survival.
Somerset have put themselves in a strong position to claim the win they need to stay in County Championship Division One after day two at Taunton.
Somerset reduced Middlesex to 18-3 after they were bowled out for 236 on day one of their must-win Division One clash.
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.
Warwickshire were relegated to County Championship Division Two as Somerset beat Lancashire to boost their own survival bid
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.
Essex edged closer to the County Championship title after making a strong start to their match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Chris Read's final game for Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge ended in defeat, while Warwickshire edged closer to relegation.
Yorkshire beat Warwickshire to boost their County Championship survival hopes, but Somerset remain at risk after losing to Surrey.
Haseeb Hameed missed out on a first Championship hundred of 2017, while Notts' unbeaten run is in jeopardy at Trent Bridge.
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