Seam bowler Tony Palladino has switched to Derbyshire from Essex on a two-year deal.
Derbyshire bowlers Tim Groenewald, Ian Hunter and Tom Lungley have signed new contracts with the county.
The prospect of an exciting finish to Derbyshire's County Championship match against Leicestershire was scuppered by rain.
Varun Chopra's entertaining half-century was in vain for Essex as they failed to force a victory against Derbyshire at Chelmsford.
Score updates from the penultimate round of the season
Andrew Strauss says England have a lot of ‘difficult questions’ to answer ahead of the World Cup.
T20 Champions Lge
Full-on Yorkshire are the pride of the County Championship, says David Lloyd, and deservedly so.