7 Sep 2012

Warwickshire clinch English county championship

5:32 am on 7 September 2012

Warwickshire won the English county cricket championship for the first time in eight years when they wrapped up an innings and 202-run victory over local rivals Worcestershire.

The victory was made even sweeter after losing out on last season's title to Lancashire on the final day but it was never in doubt after they bowled Worcestershire out for 60 in the first innings and amassed 471 for eight declared in reply.

The result put Warwickshire beyond the reach of second-placed Sussex, their only remaining challengers in the first division, and secured their seventh title and first since 2004.

New Zealand spin bowler Jeetan Patel plays for Warwickshire.