Nottinghamshire gain Division One promotion in County Championship

Chris Read received the perfect farewell
Chris Read received the perfect farewell
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Nottinghamshire have made a successful return back to the County Championship Division One following their drawn game in Brighton against Sussex.

The club needed 12 points to secure the second place and 12 is what they got as they gave a fitting farewell to Chris Read, who himself notched a fine century along with Billy Root. The Notts went on to post 477 runs in response to Sussex's first innings total to 565.

In their second innings, Sussex were troubled by Mathew Carter and Samit Patel but Luke Wells led from the front as they posted 229 for seven when the game ended in a draw.

Nottinghamshire leapfrogged Northamptonshire to the second place as they accumulated 222 points in the season behind table toppers Worcestershire.

Earlier, Nottinghamshire also clinched the Royal London One-Day Cup and Natwest T20 Blast making it a perfect start for the club under head coach Peter Moores.

Meanwhile, Worcestershire's Division Two title win comes after they thrashed Durham by 137 runs with Ravichandran Ashwin picking a five wicket haul while Joe Leach accounted for three wickets to wrap up the visitors for 232 in the final innings.

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