LV=County Championship: Somerset beat Northamptonshire to ensure Division One survival | Cricket News

Somerset sacked Northamptonshire for 109 to secure Division One status for next season; Middlesex kept Division Two promotion hopes alive with victory over Leicestershire, while Glamorgan and Durham also picked up victories on the final day.

Last update: 09/23/22 8:23 p.m.

Captain Tom Abell scored a century in both innings to guide Somerset to a convincing victory

Somerset sealed Division 1 survival with a 352-run LV= County Championship win over Northamptonshire at Taunton.

The hosts stretched their second set tally from 277-1 to a declared 337-4, with captain Tom Abell approaching his second game century before falling for 115 and Tom Lammonby contributing 110.

He set a daunting victory target of 462 for Northamptonshire and they got off to a dreadful start with four wickets falling for 15. Craig Overton, who finished with match figures of 7-74, chased Emilio Gay to start the fifth before pinning Luke. Procter lbw three balls later.

The visitors’ woes continued after lunch, with only Tom Taylor able to top the 20-point mark, posting 25 before being fired lbw by Josh Davey, who finished with 3-25.

It all ended after 30.4 overs when Overton caught Jack White at second slip, Northamptonshire all for 109.

In the second division, middlesex picked up a crucial 80-point win over Leicestershire at the Uptonsteel County Ground to keep their promotion hopes alive.

After cutting Leicestershire to 13-4 at Thursday’s close chasing 275, Middlesex looked set to wrap up victory relatively easily on Friday as the hosts fell to 70-7, but Colin Ackermann – who beat for nearly four hours for his 80 – and the Leicestershire tail refused to bend.

They had progressed to 194 before Middlesex, for whom Toby Roland-Jones finished with 4-34 and seven wickets in the game, could wrap up victory. The win moved them to 209 points, just nine behind division leaders Nottinghamshire after the penultimate round of games.

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Glamorgan assured that they also remained in the image of the promotion with a victory in sets and 24 points on derbyshire.

Seamer James Harris made crucial breakthroughs with the wickets of Anuj Dal and Wayne Madsen, who topped Derbyshire’s second innings with 77 en route to figures of 3-59.

Australian Michael Hogan scored his last Cardiff appearance after a decade with Glamorgan with 2-54 as the visitors were dismissed for 273.

Durham won by one round and 140 races like some brave sussex the resistance ended after lunch on the last day at Chester-le-Street.

The Sussexes were rescued by rain on Thursday but the weather was not on their side as they tried to avoid defeat on the final day.

Tom Haines and James Coles, resuming with Sussex 9-4, put together a 50-partnership in record time as the visitors took a positive approach to play Durham’s attack in good batting condition.

But a post-lunch collapse ended their resistance, with Ben Raine finishing with numbers 5-54, as Sussex’s second set ended on 157.

The final round of County Championship games begin on Monday, with Lancashire meeting new Division One champions Surrey live from 10am on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event.

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