Warwickshire pips Lancashire to LV= Insurance County Championship title
Lancashire Cricket have missed out on the LV= Insurance County Championship title after Warwickshire beat Somerset by 118 runs at Edgbaston.
The Bears have edged the Division One title by 3.5 points after clinching victory in the final session, which leaves Lancashire in second place on 73.5 points.
Lancashire's fate was in the hands of Somerset who needed to secure a win or draw, for the Red Rose to be crowned County Champions for the first time since 2011.
Dane Vilas' side held up their side of the bargain with a nail-biting one-wicket victory over Hampshire in Liverpool, but the title was in Warwickshire's hands heading into the final day.
Lancashire will now contest the five-day Bob Willis Trophy Final against Warwickshire at Lord's, starting this Tuesday (28 September).
Tickets are available via the Lord's website, by clicking here.