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.
Tri-Series in Australia 2015
Australia win by 112 runs
England's lack of aggression and power with the bat is a concern heading into the World Cup, says David Lloyd.
Australia and New Zealand will co-host the 2015 Cricket World Cup from February - here's a taster of what's in store.
Michael Clarke must skipper Australia in the World Cup if they are to stand a chance of winning the trophy, says Shane Warne.
Sky Sports' cricket experts have picked their favourite hundreds from previous World Cups. Do you agree with their choices?
England's World Cup opponents will not relish the return of fit-again James Anderson, says Nick Knight.