It rained extensively during the last round of English County Championship matches which finished at the weekend, condemning three of the six matches to draws. It required a couple of spectacular individual performances for two of the victorious teams to beat the weather as well as their opposition.

Kyle Abbott returned match figures of 11/85 as Hampshire beat Middlesex while Simon Harmer claimed 9/80 in the first innings against Derbyshire and then bowled 45 overs in the second innings to finish with 12/202 to lead Essex to an innings victory...

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