Warwickshire beat Somerset to win County Championship title

Warwickshire secured their eighth County Championship title after sealing an 118-run victory over Somerset on the final day of the season.

The Bears declared on 294-3 to set Somerset 273 to win in 79 overs, before bowling their opponents out for 154 at Edgbaston.

England all-rounder Chris Woakes took 3-39, Craig Miles claimed 3-26 and Liam Norwell took the final wicket as Warwickshire won the County Championship for the first time since 2012.

Warwickshire finish just 3.5 points ahead of second-placed Lancashire, who piled the pressure on their title rivals with a one-wicket victory over Hampshire this week.

Lancashire could still end the season with some silverware, however, as they face champions Warwickshire in next week’s Bob Willis Trophy final at Lord’s.

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