Captain Will Rhodes believes there's plenty of excitement ahead of Warwickshire's final game of the season.

The Bears sit in second place, 3.5 points behind Hampshire, 0.5 ahead of Lancashire and three in front of Nottinghamshire.

Into the last round, the championship trophy could still end up at any of four locations – Southampton, Birmingham, Manchester or Nottingham – as the Bears host Somerset, whilst Hampshire head to Liverpool to face Lancashire.

“We’re very excited,” said Rhodes. “The guys have worked really hard over the winter and the summer as well to get us in the position we are and it feels like a final really.

“There’s a few nerves knocking about because you know what’s at stake, but there’s a lot of excitement.

“There’s a lot of guys who haven’t been in this situation before in County Championship cricket so they’re excited.”