The contrast in fortunes on the two sides of the Pennines was stark as Yorkshire took the title
Hampshire and Worcestershire clinched promotion as Leicestershire propped up the rest again
Hampshire have signed Australia fast bowler Jackson Bird and Paksitan all-rounder Yasir Arafat for next season.
Somerset have appointed Matthew Maynard as their new Director of Cricket.
Yorkshire's opening batsmen Adam Lyth and Alex Lees have claimed the top honours at the Cricket Writers' Club Awards.
Hampshire fast bowler David Balcombe has joined Surrey on a two-year contract.
Nottinghamshire star James Taylor admits he was relieved to be recalled to the England squad.
Lancashire were relegated to LV= County Championship Division Two after their decider with Middlesex ended in a draw.
Division One champions Yorkshire had to settle for a dramatic draw against Somerset in their final match of the season.
All-rounder Ravi Bopara has signed a new one-year deal to extend his stay at Essex.
Gloucestershire finished their LV= County Championship season on a high with an emphatic 244-run win over Kent.
Gary Wilson, Stuart Meaker and Gareth Batty are among seven players to sign new deals with Surrey County Cricket Club.
Lancashire kept their hopes of avoiding relegation alive as Glen Chapple earned them a bonus point against Middlesex.
Hampshire beat Glamorgan by 291 runs to seal promotion and the LV= County Championship Division Two title.
Warwickshire completed a crushing LV= County Championship win over Durham inside three days at Edgbaston.
Leicestershire have announced that they have completed the signing of classy Australia seamer Clint McKay.
John Hastings will return to Durham as their overseas player for the 2015 County Championship campaign.
Former England fast bowler Sajid Mahmood is to leave Essex after failing to get his contract renewed.
Lancashire ended the second day against relegation rivals Middlesex on 259-6, meaning they lead by 41 at Old Trafford.
Hampshire moved closer to securing promotion,after dominating the second day of their clash with Glamorgan.
Full-on Yorkshire are the pride of the County Championship, says David Lloyd, and deservedly so.