Yorkshire & Derbyshire win promotion

Andrew Gale Credit: Press Association

Yorkshire and Derbyshire are celebrating promotion to cricket's First Division. For the Tykes it was a return at the first attempt but for Derbyshire it is their first ever promotion.

Yorkshire also have the chance to claim the Division Two title after their promotion was confirmed today. Glamorgan's win today meant Kent could not catch Yorkshire who head into tomorrow's final day against Essex needing a win and hoping Derbyshire do not match their result to take top spot.

Yorkshire's first task is to bowl Essex out a second time after leaving them a target of 388. declared their second innings on 252 for eight and by the close Essex were struggling at 28 for two. Derbyshire celebrated their first ever promotion to make it a day to remember

for Ross Whiteley who marked his 24th birthday with an unbeaten half century and two late wickets in the match against Hampshire at Derby. Kent's defeat at Glamorgan sealed Derbyshire's place in Division One next season