New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill will return to Derbyshire as an overseas signing for the early part of their 2015 season.
County champions Yorkshire begin their title defence against Worcestershire on the opening day of the 2015 season.
Derbyshire all-rounder Jon Clare hopes to be back early in the 2015 season after undergoing back surgery.
All-rounder Wayne White is returning to his home county Derbyshire for a third spell.
Will Davis, Adam Wheatcroft and Harry White have all been awarded contracts with Derbyshire for the 2015 season.
Charlie Shreck, Ben Raine and Billy Godleman have been handed penalty points under the ECB disciplinary code.
Derbyshire are hoping India Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara will return to the club as their overseas player in 2015.
Derbyshire paceman Mark Footitt hopes to impress England's hierarchy when he joins up with the Performance Programme.
Hampshire and Worcestershire clinched promotion as Leicestershire propped up the rest again
Hampshire beat Glamorgan by 291 runs to seal promotion and the LV= County Championship Division Two title.
Jeetan Patel has been named county cricket's Most Valuable Player, according to the FTI rankings.
All-rounder Tom Knight has signed a new one-year deal with Derbyshire.
Hampshire moved closer to securing promotion,after dominating the second day of their clash with Glamorgan.
Essex dominated the opening day against Worcestershire as Hampshire hit back after a disastrous start at Sophia Gardens.
Derbyshire have received planning permission to begin the first stage of development at The 3aaa County Ground.
Promotion contenders Hampshire had to follow-on despite Sean Ervine's 121 on day three against Kent in Southampton.
Hampshire were favourites to secure promotion, but Kent's resistance and an Essex win have complicated matters.
Jesse Ryder claimed career-best first-class bowling figures to keep Essex in contention for promotion in Division Two.
Wicketkeeper Gareth Cross has left Derbyshire after his contract with the club expired.
Surrey kept alive their faint hopes of promotion after earning maximum batting points against leaders Worcestershire.
Full-on Yorkshire are the pride of the County Championship, says David Lloyd, and deservedly so.