Gloucestershire have signed New Zealander Kieran Noema-Barnett on a three-year deal.
Hampshire and Worcestershire clinched promotion as Leicestershire propped up the rest again
Gloucestershire finished their LV= County Championship season on a high with an emphatic 244-run win over Kent.
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.
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.
Alex Gidman will end his long association with Gloucestershire at the end of the season to join Worcestershire.
Surrey kept alive their faint hopes of promotion after earning maximum batting points against leaders Worcestershire.
Leaders Worcestershire endured a testing opening day as they were dismissed for 272 against Surrey at New Road.
Matt Coles and Sean Ervine each took three cheap wickets as Hampshire crushed Leicestershire by an innings and 34 runs.
Gloucestershire bowler James Fuller is out for the rest of the season as he needs surgery to correct a foot problem.
Kent claimed the last place in the semi-finals of the Royal London One-Day Cup with a 24-run win over Gloucestershire.
Gloucestershire have confirmed captain Michael Klinger fractured his left forearm while batting against Derbyshire.
Derbyshire's home victory over Gloucestershire saw them qualify for the quarter-finals of the Royal London One-Day Cup.
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A brilliant innings by Richard Oliver failed to prevent Worcestershire's first Championship defeat of the season.
England spinner Monty Panesar took 5-50 as Essex put themselves in a winning position against Glamorgan.
Worcestershire endured one of their worst days of the summer as they were dismissed for 194 by Gloucestershire.
Nottinghamshire will sign Gloucestershire all-rounder Will Gidman on a three-year deal at the end of the season.
Full-on Yorkshire are the pride of the County Championship, says David Lloyd, and deservedly so.