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Warwickshire 219 (Hain 52, Bailey 4-52) and 279 for 7 dec (Ambrose 59) beat Lancashire 152 (Barker 4-30) and 109 (Clarke 4-20, Patel 3-46) by 237 runsScorecard In the end, the spectre of relegation did not materialise for either team, even though the heaviest defeat of their season in terms of runs left Lancashire sweating for a few hours on the outcome of Hampshires escape bid in Southampton. Austin Hooper Jersey .Warwickshire knew they were safe at lunchtime in effect, with all three of the batsmen they had identified as most likely to deny them the win safely seen off. Lancashire were 72 for 6, having lost Haseeb Hameed, Steven Croft and Liam Livingstone in the morning session and the handshakes of congratulation exchanged between the Warwickshire players as they left the field did not seem premature.Indeed, within 50 minutes of coming out again the match was over. Lancashire did their utmost to resist, nightwatchman Simon Kerrigan manfully extending his duties to two hours and 22 minutes before he was at last winkled out by Jeetan Patel.Patel took three wickets to finish the season with 69 in the Championship, reaffirming his status as the most consistently effective spin bowler in the competition. Rikki Clarke, willingly bending his back as if he were 24 rather than 34, claimed four and Chris Wright, who has finished the summer looking rejuvenated, a couple. Their combined weight of knowledge, their ability to deliver when it matters was always likely to be too much for a Lancashire side at the other end of the spectrum in terms of experience. And so it proved.After winning a trophy at Lords last weekend, it has been a good week for Warwickshire. Yet no one is pretending there are not major issues to address after a season that they began with expectations - among pundits at least - that they would be pushing for the title.It is satisfying in that the way we bowled and fielded in the first innings was exceptional, we then backed it up with the bat in the second innings and pressed home the advantage with the ball, Warwickshires director of cricket Dougie Brown said.We knew we had to play 12 good sessions and not lose our way as we have done in some games and we did that. But it is frustrating that we have left it to the last game of the season to play one of our best games.Is everything rosy after winning a trophy? No. Because we dont want to be fighting to stay in the division, we want to be competing for silverware on all fronts.So we will reviewing the season as players and as a management team, looking at what we need to do.We think we know what the conclusions will be but we need to get to the bits that are important and just make sure we have a focus during the next few weeks and months, so that we are champing at the bit at the start of next season.Brown admits that the challenge he faces is to rejuvenate the team while still making the most of what Patel, Clarke, Wright and Keith Barker can still deliver with the ball, likewise Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott and others with the bat.Refreshing the squad is difficult, he said. You are always faced with trading off performance against potential performance down the line. We know the age profile of the team is not going south, its going north.But you cant argue with the fact that Jeetan is top of the MVP ratings and Keith and Rikki are in the top 10. It would be madness to say that because these guys are older players you just cut them.Injuries have not helped. Mark Adair would have played a lot more but he has a stress fracture in his back, as would Aaron Thomason, an extremely talented all-rounder, but he has a stress fracture in his back as well.Bells season could have been better, but allowance has to be made for the refocusing he has had to make after slipping off Englands radar for the first time in more than a decade. Whats more his appetite to play on is undiminished.It has been an adjustment for me, he said. The style of cricket and the amount of cricket has been different. The style of bowling is different, facing guys I have not faced before.It has been a challenge. But I will learn from the experiences and I still want to improve. My desire is still to play for England but putting on a Warwickshire shirt means as much to me.It does not work for everybody but I see Trescothick playing for Somerset at 40 with the same desire, likewise Paul Collingwood up at Durham and I want to go on as long as I can and win trophies.For Ashley Giles, the previous occupant of Browns position and now Lancashires guiding force, emotions were mixed. The possibility of going down has been hard to take but he sees plenty of cause for optimism.We have been beaten by the side, one with a wealth of experience, but you dont like losing. It hurts, he said. Not winning more games has cost us, and weve only got ourselves to blame. Overall, if you dont win games of cricket, youre going to be behind the eight-ball.Theres obviously been factors that will be pointed in my direction, such as not replacing Neil Wagner, although there were not a lot of available options. But Alviro Petersen going, we couldnt do much about.I will say at the same time that weve been able to blood some really good youngsters and weve seen some really good performances. I know it sounds like Im looking for positives, but you cant question the way Haseeb has come on, how Livingstone has come on and Rob Jones and Tom Bailey too. At the moment, we all feel pretty crap. But times a healer.We outperformed expectations up front, and suddenly everyones going were going to win the Championship. Thats why I started the season saying we need to stay up. I didnt mean that negatively. Its because of where we are and we knew in reality it would be a struggle.But I knew that if we consolidated our position in Division One, wed be better for it next year. And I stand by that. Levine Toilolo Jersey . Nigeria beat surprise package Ethiopia 2-0 in the second leg of their playoff for a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory. Victor Moses converted a 20th-minute penalty after an Ethiopian handball, and Victor Obinna made certain of Nigerias place in Brazil with his powerful free kick in the 82nd at UJ Esuene Stadium. Custom Atlanta Falcons Jerseys . 8 Iowa State on Saturday, sending the Cyclones to their third consecutive loss. The Longhorns (14-4, 3-2) got their biggest win of the season with their third in the row in the Big 12. . Aduriz headed home Markel Susaetas cross in the sixth minute to open the scoring at San Mames Stadium. He bettered that with a long-range blast that went in off the goal frame in the 18th, and converted a penalty in the 72nd after Diego Mainz was sent off for fouling Aduriz with only the goalkeeper to beat. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama is in familiar territory and not just because of a quick return trip to Atlanta.For the third time in six seasons the top-ranked Crimson Tide head into the playoffs -- or previously into the BCS national championship game -- with a coordinator preparing to leave for a head coaching job. This time, offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is leaving to take over at Florida Atlantic after `Bamas season ends.Alabama (13-0) faces No. 4 Washington (12-1) in a semifinal game on Dec. 31 at the Georgia Dome.It wasnt an issue before: Jim McElwain left after the 2011 season to take over at Colorado State. Alabama beat LSU 21-0 in the title game.Kirby Smarts imminent departure for Georgia didnt impede a championship run last season.Now, its Kiffins turn to pull double duty and prepare for at least one more game while starting to work on recruiting and assembling a staff at Florida Atlantic.Hes done a great job here molding our offensive players to what they can do to have the best chance to be successful, and I think thats always something that is very telling about the quality of a coach, Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday.Saban said FAU has selected someone thats going to do a great job for them but he declined to take questions about Kiffins hiring, which hadnt been formally announced by Florida Atlantic. He spoke at a news conference Monday with Peach Bowl officials.Alabama starts practice on Friday before returning to Atlanta, where they beat Florida 54-16 in the Southeastern Conference championship game on Dec. 3. The Tide is well acquainted with the Georgia Dome.The Crimson Tide has won seven strraight games at the Georgia Dome and eight of nine overall under Saban. Desmond Trufant Jersey. That includes a 4-0 record in Kickoff Classics and 4-1 in SEC title games.It also was the site of Sabans first really big win at `Bama. The Tide upset No. 9 Clemson 34-10 to start the 2008 season en route to a surprising 12-0 regular season.Saban still feels that win was a launching pad in helping restore the program to national prominence.We were a relatively unknown program when we played Clemson, he said. They were ranked in the Top 10 if I recall correctly, and we had a pretty dominant performance in that game. And I actually think that game probably did as much to launch this program forward as any game or anything that we ever did. We took a little bit of a risk in playing a game like that against a very, very good team and a good program that was highly ranked.We were happy to have the opportunity to do it.Game notes Cornerback Marlon Humphrey has been doing rehab on a right leg injury that sidelined him from the SEC championship game. Saban is hoping Humphrey will be able to fully participate in practice. With the type of injury he has, Im not sure well know for sure what his status will be until we start practicing again, Saban said. But were hopeful that this is the type of injury that just rest will be very beneficial to him and that he will be able to participate fully when we get back to practice.---More AP college football: and . Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '