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 commentary from the opening one-day international in Hambantota.
The stage is set for a Festival of Cricket, says Bumble, and KP might be the headline act.
Heather Knight on England Women's ODI build-up in 'Scarbados', meeting Dickie Bird and a cheeky dip...
Warwickshire win by 16 runs
England Women v India Women OD
India Women need 198 runs to win from 43.1 overs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan ODI Serie
Pakistan win by 4 wickets (D/L Method)
‘Headmaster’ Bob Willis and his deputies Mark Butcher and Ravi Shastri deliver their end-of-term report...
Ian Botham says James Anderson is the ideal man to become England’s leading Test wicket-taker.
Captain Alastair Cook has boosted his standing amongst England's players, says Andrew Strauss.