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.
Tri-Series in Australia 2015
Australia and New Zealand will co-host the 2015 Cricket World Cup from February - here's a taster of what's in store.
England's World Cup opponents will not relish the return of fit-again James Anderson, says Nick Knight.
Bob Willis says AB de Villiers could well be the best batsman of all time after blasting a record ODI ton off 31 balls.
As England fly off to Australia, Nasser Hussain explains why 2015 is a year to savour...
Benedict Bermange brings you the quirkiest stats of 2014, plus England's record for the year.
Sky Sports' cricket experts have picked their favourite hundreds from previous World Cups. Do you agree with their choices?