Warwickshire claim county title

Warwickshire have wrapped up the LV= County Championship title with a comprehensive win over midlands rivals Worcestershire at New Road.

The Bears eased to victory by an innings and 202 runs to finish top of the table for the first time since 2004.

Having bowled out Division One's bottom club for just 60 on the opening day, Warwickshire declared at 471 for eight on Wednesday before Worcestershire reached stumps on 100 for two in their second innings. The demolition job continued on Thursday with Warwickshire claiming the eight wickets required to wrap up the one-sided win shortly after lunch.

Only Moeen Ali's unbeaten 72 provided any resistance to Warwickshire's march towards the title, but when he ran out of partners his spirited defence was brought to an end.

Chris Wright finished as the pick of the Warwickshire attack in the second innings, finishing with figures of four for 65, including all three wickets after lunch.