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Five wickets for David Willey helped Yorkshire bowl out Kent for 244 in the fourth innings.

Five wickets for David Willey helped Yorkshire bowl out Kent for 244 in the fourth innings.

Group 1

After being outperformed for the majority of the first three days, Essex pulled off a remarkable victory over Durham at Chelmsford by bowling the visitors out for just 123 in their second innings. The last seven Durham wickets fell for just 40 runs as Simon Harmer took five wickets - giving him ten for the match - and Sam Cook three to give Essex a 44 run victory and preserve their 955-day unbeaten home record in the Championship.

Worcestershire were able to hang on for a draw against Derbyshire - but only just. They ended their second innings on 193 for 8, mainly thanks to an unbeaten 60 from Ben Cox and a 110 ball 35 from Ed Barnard. Matt Critchley took three more wickets while Ben Aitchison also claimed three but it wasn't enough to force a win for Derbyshire. They take 15 points from the game while Worcestershire claimed 14.

Nottinghamshire's two-and-a-half-year wait for a Championship victory goes on after Tim Bresnan steered Warwickshire to a three-wicket victory at Trent Bridge. Needing 248 more runs to reach their target of 333 on the final day with effectively six wickets remaining, Warwickshire looked out of things at 184 for 6 but a 113-run partnership between Bresnan, who finished unbeaten on 68 not out, and Olly Stone for the seventh-wicket turned the game in their favour. Notts picked up just five points from the game while Warwickshire claimed 20.

Group 2

Hampshire wrapped up a comprehensive victory over Middlesex at the Ageas Bowl by the small matter of 249 runs. Resuming on 208 for 4, Middlesex were bundled out for 281, with Kyle Abbot, Mohammad Abbas and Ian Holland claiming three wickets apiece. Hampshire gained 22 points from the match while Middlesex gleaned just three.

Gloucestershire sealed a comfortable eight-wicket victory on the final day against Somerset at Taunton with James Bracey making 85 not out to add to his first-innings hundred as the visitors reached their target of 153 just two wickets down. The victory is Gloucestershire's second successive win after their first-round defeat of Surrey and gave them 22 points to Somerset's six.

A defiant, unbeaten hundred for Hassan Azad ensured Leicestershire emerged from their game against Surrey at The Oval with a creditable draw. Leicestershire began the day 276 runs in arrears, needing to bat out the majority of the overs to secure a draw which they duly did thanks to Azad's 144 not out and 69 not out from Lewis Hill. Surrey claimed 15 points from the game while Leicestershire took 13 points.

Group 3

Five wickets for David Willey helped Yorkshire bowl out Kent for 244 in the fourth innings at Canterbury, sealing a 200-run win for the white rose county. Matt Milnes's 78 was the only score of note for Kent as they stumbled to their first defeat of the season while Jordan Thompson took three wickets for the visitors. Yorkshire claimed 23 points to Kent's five.

Ollie Robinson took the remarkable figures of 9 for 78 in Glamorgan's second innings to help Sussex to an eight-wicket victory in Cardiff. The only batsmen Robinson didn't dismiss was Billy Root, who was LBW to Henry Crocombe. After Glamorgan had been bowled out for 349, unbeaten half-centuries from Aaron Thomason and Tom Clark propelled Sussex to their victory target of 154 for the loss of just two wickets. The win gives them 24 points while Glamorgan picked up just four.

Lancashire engineered the seven wickets they required for victory on the final day against Northants at Old Trafford despite a fighting 93 from Luke Procter. It wasn't enough, however, to avoid Northants slipping to a 206 run defeat, with Matt Parkinson and Luke Wood claiming three wickets apiece. The visitors took just three points from the match while Lancashire scored 21.