Alastair Cook has been backed by Paul Grayson to recover from being stripped of the England one-day captaincy.
County champions Yorkshire begin their title defence against Worcestershire on the opening day of the 2015 season.
Essex's one-day captain and all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate has signed a new contract with the county.
Sussex have signed England Lions paceman Tymal Mills following his departure from Essex.
Experienced Essex batsman Mark Pettini has signed a new one-year contract with the club.
Bowler Tymal Mills has decided to leave Essex at the end of the season when his current contract expires.
Essex spinner Tim Phillips has decided to retire from cricket with immediate effect after 16 seasons with the county.
Hampshire and Worcestershire clinched promotion as Leicestershire propped up the rest again
All-rounder Ravi Bopara has signed a new one-year deal to extend his stay at Essex.
Jeetan Patel has been named county cricket's Most Valuable Player, according to the FTI rankings.
Hampshire beat Glamorgan by 291 runs to seal promotion and the LV= County Championship Division Two title.
Former England fast bowler Sajid Mahmood is to leave Essex after failing to get his contract renewed.
Hampshire moved closer to securing promotion,after dominating the second day of their clash with Glamorgan.
New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder has signed a new two-year deal with Essex, keeping him at the club until 2016.
Essex dominated the opening day against Worcestershire as Hampshire hit back after a disastrous start at Sophia Gardens.
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.
Essex boosted their hopes of being promoted from County Championship Division Two with a nine-wicket victory over Kent.
Surrey kept alive their faint hopes of promotion after earning maximum batting points against leaders Worcestershire.
Matt Coles and Sean Ervine each took three cheap wickets as Hampshire crushed Leicestershire by an innings and 34 runs.
Full-on Yorkshire are the pride of the County Championship, says David Lloyd, and deservedly so.