Liam Norwell’s nine-wicket haul saves Warwickshire and relegates Yorkshire

  • Warwickshire hero bowls through Hampshire lineup
  • Yorkshire and Gloucestershire await confirmation of relegation

The final day of the County Championship season left nails chewed down to the nub and hearts racing as a remarkable nine-wicket performance from Liam Norwell saw Warwickshire pull off the great escape and send Yorkshire tumbling into Division Two.

Defending just 139 runs against Hampshire under ominous skies at Edgbaston, second-bottom Warwickshire found themselves on the brink of becoming the fifth side in the era of promotion and relegation to follow winning the County Championship with the drop. As their head coach, Mark Robinson, later put it: “We needed snookers.”

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