Nottinghamshire have retained their Division One status in the LV= County Championship.

Derbyshire’s failure to secure batting bonus points against Warwickshire condemned them to relegation after a single season in the top tier.

Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell will now preside over a seventh consecutive season in the top flight, a feat shared only by Durham and Somerset.

"We can take some satisfaction from the season because we've won a one day trophy but we need to find ways to take twenty wickets in a championship game more often than we have because our batting bonus points have saved us from relegation this season," he said.

"2014 will be our seventh consecutive season in Division One and most Clubs have spent time in Division Two in that period.

"There's no doubt that it is becoming harder to combine Championship success and limited overs success but that is what we're striving to do."

Lancashire and Northamptonshire will compete in Division One next season after securing promotion while Surrey return to the second tier.