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Undefeated Middlesex retain Premiership

It was a thrilling final weekend in the Senior County Championships, with excitement at both ends of the Premiership.

Despite heading into the showdown eight points clear of Middlesex, Hertfordshire were unable to repeat Middlesex’s achievements of last season – winning the Premiership following promotion into the division the preceding year.

Hertfordshire lost to Sussex 5-6 in their final game of the season, whilst Middlesex beat Avon 6-5, meaning the reigning champions finished four points clear at the top of the table.

At the other end of the standings, Buckinghamshire managed to climb their way out of the relegation spots to finish in third position.

In a real shock, Yorkshire were relegated having possessed the longest run in the top flight.

It was Avon that performed the great escape of the season. Having lost 11-0 to Buckinghamshire in their first match on Saturday, they followed it up with a 9-2 victory over Glasgow. Despite a 6-5 defeat to Middlesex on the Sunday, they finished one point ahead of Yorkshire, sending the white roses county down into Division 1.

In such a tight season, there were just 13 points separating third and ninth position in the table! View the final standings here.

 

Meanwhile in Division 1, Cheshire and Nottinghamshire (North) will join Warwickshire and Hampshire (South) in the play-offs on the 27/28 April.

Click here for the latest results and standings.