Worcesterhshire's Alan Richardson claimed a career-best 8-37 against Gloucestershire on the opening day at New Road.
Worcestershire reached 94-1 chasing 246 against Surrey when rain denied them the chance to press for victory.
Kumar Sangakkara, Glen Chapple, Alan Richardson, Alastair Cook and Tim Bresnan have been named as Wisden's cricketers of the year.
Daryl Mitchell hit an unbeaten half-century as Worcestershire completed a nine-wicket victory over Hampshire.
Worcestershire seamer Matt Mason lasted just six overs on his comeback from a rib injury.
A rain-affected fourth day saw Middlesex and Gloucestershire's match at Lord's peter out into a draw.
Promotion to the top-flight was always the aim for Middlesex, though they may have not thought it would come in the Pro40 League.
Sussex batsman Michael Yardy will captain the England Lions on their tour of India at the end of January.
Live over-by-over text commentary from the third Test
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England can win in Sri Lanka if batsmen prove they have the dynamism to switch a gear mid-innings.
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