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.
England must pick Alex Hales as an opening batsman at the 2015 World Cup, says Sir Ian Botham.
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Eoin Morgan's first act as England captain should be to push himself back up the order, says Bob Willis.
Australia and New Zealand will co-host the 2015 Cricket World Cup from February - here's a taster of what's in store.
Steven Smith proved his captaincy skills by guiding Australia to victory over India, says Mark Butcher.
Watch this video to whet your appetite for the IPL, which will be shown on Sky Sports in 2015.
South Africa's Dale Steyn should be lauded as the finest seam bowler in the world, says Bob Willis.