Chris Rushworth sacks Division One leaders Warwickshire to win over Essex

Division One leaders Warwickshire claimed their third LV= Insurance County Championship win of the season after beating title contenders Essex in three days at Edgbaston.

Chris Rushworth produced another impressive display as Essex were dismissed for 215 in their second innings, the veteran closer taking four for 62 to finish with figures of eight for 90.

Durham’s winter arrival has now taken 30 wickets this season and his efforts, combined with Hasan Ali (four for 48), left Warwickshire needing exactly 100 for victory, which they dismissed with four wickets to spare.

Dane Paterson claimed five wickets as Nottinghamshire took a one-in, 25-run victory over Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.

The Steelbacks were reeling on 11 for four after Paterson’s first four victims came in an opening flurry of eight overs and despite Saif Zaib showing some resistance on 26, they were dismissed for just 72.

Northamptonshire collapsed in their first innings, losing seven wickets for 17 runs as Nottinghamshire’s bowling attack proved too strong.

Earlier, Joe Clarke (76) scored his second half-century of the season to give Nottinghamshire a 97-run lead that could have been more but for a career-best figures of four for 24 for James Sales. Tom Taylor also took four wickets.

Surrey took the driving seat against Middlesex at the Kia Oval as a first innings lead of 171 gave them hope of securing a third win of the season.

Jamie Smith made 97 and his last three wickets added 97 to bring his total to 380.

Middlesex, pushed for 209 the first time around, were 128 for three at the close, still 43 behind.

Daryl Mitchell scored a debut century to put Lancashire back into contention against Somerset at Emirates Old Trafford.

The New Zealander’s brilliant 105 hitting helped a Red Roses side that lost the injured James Anderson to close out their first innings on 326, just 35 behind the visitors.

Somerset extended that lead to 149 at close when they came to the stumps at 114 for three with opener Tom Lammonby unbeaten on 40.

Kent, dismissed for just 95 in his first innings, must fight hard against Hampshire at Canterbury to avoid defeat.

The hosts are on 66 unbeaten in their second innings, trailing by 212, with Zak Crawley unbeaten on 35 and Ben Compton 30 without going out.

Earlier, Liam Dawson batted 84, Joe Weatherly 58 and James Fuller 51 as Hampshire posted 373 in their first innings to firmly control proceedings.

Timm van der Gugten cemented his place as the leading bowler in Division Two this season as Glamorgan cruised to a convincing win over Worcestershire in Cardiff.

The Australian-Dutch international claimed his third five-wicket haul of the season as Worcestershire were bowled out within the first hour of play. Glamorgan openers Eddie Byrom (51 not out) and captain David Lloyd (30 not out) chased down the target of 79 to seal a 10-wicket victory.

That gave Glamorgan their first win of the season and 20 points, while Worcestershire suffered a second defeat since their first round win against Derbyshire.

Yorkshire and Durham put together a thrilling finale at Seat Unique Riverside.

Defending a total of 246, Matthew Fisher claimed four wickets to turn the game around in the visitors’ favor after Durham threatened to inch to victory courtesy of a Michael Jones fifty.

Durham shot 173 for eight before Ben Raine (32 not out) and Matthew Potts (13 not out) formed a challenging pair of 40.

The home side require 33 runs to win with two wickets remaining, but the fitness of Brydon Carse, who missed all of day three with injury, is a major concern.

Sussex boosted their bid for top spot in Division Two by forcing Leicestershire on at Grace Road.

The home side were dismissed for 270, with four-wicket hauls to Ari Karvelas and Fynn Hudson-Prentice, in reply to Sussex’s 430 before reaching stumps 16 without loss on their second try.

Derbyshire opener Harry Came claimed his first first-class century with 108 off 192 balls against Gloucestershire in Derby.

Came’s effort took Derbyshire to 251 for nine declared and, in a contest even affected by rain, Gloucestershire reached 195 for five with Ben Charlesworth unbeaten on 58.

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