Champions Durham defeated
A review of Friday's action in the LV= County Championship as Durham lost against Sussex.
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Champion county Durham ended a triumphant season with defeat as Sussex recorded a six-wicket victory at Hove.
Chris Nash hit 108 as Sussex made 297 for four in the final innings, a result that helped the hosts seal third place in LV= County Championship Division One.
Durham had won their previous five matches as they romped to the title and were last defeated by Middlesex in early August.
Durham started the day by adding 78 runs for their last two wickets, Keaton Jennings reaching 127 and Usman Arshad a career-high 83.
But Sussex hauled in the winning target with relative ease as openers Nash and Luke Wells (88) put on 163 in 40 overs.
Wicketkeeper Phil Mustard took the ball at one stage to make Luke Wright his maiden first-class wicket, but Ed Joyce's 65no saw Sussex home.
Second-placed Yorkshire drew with Surrey at the Kia Oval, on a day that saw Gary Ballance confirmed as the top flight's top run scorer.
Ballance, selected for this winter's Ashes tour, made 108 not out to take his season's tally to 1,251, including five centuries.
Surrey had briefly looked in position to push for the win, also found themselves frustrated by New Zealand's Kane Williamson (60) as the White Rose averted defeat by posting 265 for six.
Earlier in the day 18-year-old Dominic Sibley, who on Thursday became the youngest double centurion in championship history, was finally out for 242.
Nottinghamshire and Somerset drew their dead rubber at Trent Bridge, a satisfactory outcome for both sides given the prospect of relegation at the start of the game.
Nottinghamshire's second innings subsided on 298, Peter Trego with four wickets and Alfonso Thomas adding three, before the visitors reached 101 for one by stumps.
Marcus Trescothick's disappointing year wound down with just 14, but Chris Jones managed an unbeaten half-century.
The pair finish the campaign level on 146 points, with Somerset one place higher in sixth having one one extra game.
Division Two winners Lancashire lost their unbeaten record at the last moment, beaten by two wickets after a stunning innings from Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens.
When Lancashire declared on day three 417 ahead, a Kent win seemed all-but impossible but Stevens clubbed 205 in 218 balls, including 21 fours and three sixes.
Wickets tumbled around him, with Oliver Newby and Tom Smith taking three apiece, but he stuck to his task and found handy support in Adam Ball (69).
In the remaining match at the SWALEC Stadium, Glamorgan rounded off their campaign with a convincing eight-wicket win over Gloucestershire.
With only 102 required for victory, Murray Goodwin helped to guide Glamorgan home with 50 not out on a day when 12 wickets fell. That was after Gloucestershire had been skittled for only 132 in their second innings.
Jim Allenby claimed four for 16 to go with his 85 in the first innings.
After day three's washout, Glamorgan had resumed their first innings on 271 for nine - four runs behind Gloucestershire.