Northamptonshire have signed big-hitting Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi for this season’s T20 Blast competition.
Northants have signed South African pair Rory Kleinveldt and Richard Levi for the entire 2015 season.
County champions Yorkshire begin their title defence against Worcestershire on the opening day of the 2015 season.
Northamptonshire captain Alex Wakely has signed a contract committing him to the county for two more seasons.
The contrast in fortunes on the two sides of the Pennines was stark as Yorkshire took the title
Division One champions Yorkshire had to settle for a dramatic draw against Somerset in their final match of the season.
Jeetan Patel has been named county cricket's Most Valuable Player, according to the FTI rankings.
Warwickshire completed a crushing LV= County Championship win over Durham inside three days at Edgbaston.
Lancashire ended the second day against relegation rivals Middlesex on 259-6, meaning they lead by 41 at Old Trafford.
Lancashire bowled relegation rivals Middlesex out for 214 on the opening day of their crucial fixture at Old Trafford.
Northants have continued their squad overhaul for the 2015 season by releasing all-rounder James Middlebrook.
Chris Rushworth came agonisingly close to claiming 10 wickets in an innings as Durham crushed poor Northamptonshire.
Josh Cobb has become the latest player to leave Leicestershire after he signed a two-year contract with Northants.
Middlesex were reduced to 64-7 in reply to Somerset's first-innings 523-9 declared on day two at Taunton.
Craig Kieswetter marked his return to action by digging Somerset out of a hole on day one against Middlesex.
Alex Wakely is to replace Stephen Peters as captain of relegated Northamptonshire next season.
Yorkshire clinched their first County Championship title since 2001 after wrapping up an emphatic victory over Notts.
Yorkshire will go into the final day against Nottinghamshire needing five more wickets to clinch the Division One title.
Yorkshire took a major step towards claiming the Division One title while Jonathan Trott starred for Warwickshire.
Yorkshire took a giant stride towards securing the LV= County Championship title on day one against Nottinghamshire.
Full-on Yorkshire are the pride of the County Championship, says David Lloyd, and deservedly so.