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Warwickshire beat Somerset to win County Championship


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LV= County Championship Division One, Edgbaston, Birmingham (day four):
Warwickshire 367: Hain 83, Rhodes 60, Sibley 56, Briggs 53*; Overton 5-88 & 294-3 dec: Yates 132*, Rhodes 62, Sibley 50
Somerset 389: Gregory 68, Azhar Ali 60, Lammonby 59, Davies 52; Bresnan 3-35, Briggs 3-77, Woakes 3-100 & 154: Miles 3-26, Woakes 3-39
Warwickshire (22 pts) beat Somerset (6 pts) by 118 runs
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Warwickshire won their their first County Championship since 2012 as they beat Somerset by 118 runs at Edgbaston.

After declaring at 294-3 to set Somerset 273 to win in 79 overs, the Bears bowled out the visitors for 154.

The Bears’ eighth title triumph denied Lancashire, who will instead have to settle for second place – and a meeting with Warwickshire in next week’s Bob Willis Trophy final at Lord’s.

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