Durham and former England all-rounder Ian Blackwell has been forced to retire because of a shoulder injury.
Warwickshire have bolstered their batting and bowling options with the signing of Ian Blackwell until the end of the season.
Durham leapfrogged Worcestershire in their t20 North Group with a 28-run victory at Chester-le-Street.
Durham have announced that experienced all-rounder Ian Blackwell has signed a two-year contract extension.
Ian Blackwell hammered 98 off 64 balls as Durham crushed Leicestershire by 69 runs at Grace Road.
Durham chased a target of 102 for an eight-wicket win over Warwickshire after Graham Onions took four wickets.
Yorkshire held out for a draw against Durham at the Riverside, finishing on 193-7 in pursuit of 394.
Ian Blackwell hopes a change of county, and a change of lifestyle, can reignite his chances of playing for England again.
Former England all-rounder Ian Blackwell has signed for Durham from Somerset on a three-year deal.
Somerset and Yorkshire settled for a share of the spoils to take their battles at opposite ends of the County Championship to the wire.
Somerset moved top of Division One after taking 12 points from their drawn fixture against Hampshire.
Yorkshire are top of th County Championship after claiming a 40-run victory over previous leaders Somerset at Taunton.
Somerset moved to the summit of the Division One table courtesy of an eight-wicket win over Surrey at Whitgift School.
Michael Munday claimed 8-55 as Division Two champions Somerset finished the season in style.
Andrew Strauss says England have a lot of ‘difficult questions’ to answer ahead of the World Cup.
Full-on Yorkshire are the pride of the County Championship, says David Lloyd, and deservedly so.
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