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Tim Bresnan drives through the covers

Yorkshire v Warwickshire, Specsavers Championship Division One, Headingley, 2nd day

Blue-collar Bresnan gives Yorks hard-won advantage

Yorkshire's first-innings lead of 76 gave them an advantage, but it required a methodical batting performance to establish a position that was far from unassailable at the close

Paul Coughlin prepares to bowl

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Botham rails at system as skipper Coughlin opts for Notts

Sir Ian Botham called for the ECB to give greater rewards to counties to offer greater rewards to counties producing first-class players through their academy system after Paul Coughlin rejected Durham's offer

Daryl Mitchell led Worcestershire's reply with a century

Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Mitchell spoils Read's Trent Bridge farewell

Chris Read's last match at Trent Bridge ended with a first defeat of the season, by eight wickets against Worcestershire, to throw the Division Two promotion race wide open

Chris Read is given a guard of honour at the start of his final innings at Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Guard of honour for Read - but victory far from guaranteed

Worcestershire require another 103 with eight wickets intact to inflict Notts' first defeat of the season and strengthen their promotion hopes in the process

Riki Wessels celebrates his hundred

Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Wessels counters as Notts suffer post-Blast wobble

Riki Wessels' 60 prevented Worcestershire from taking a decisive grip on their top-of-the-table encounter but Nottinghamshire still have work to do to avoid defeat

Steven Mullaney claimed vital wickets in the middle overs

Hampshire v Nottinghamshire, NatWest Blast, 2nd semi-final, Edgbaston,

Mullaney on song as Notts hold on to reach final

Steven Mullaney claimed three wickets - including the key scalp of James Vince - as Nottinghamshire held on to reach their first T20 final since 2006