Matt Prior will have his right of reply to claims from Kevin Pietersen that he was 'bad for the environment' of England.
Australian seamer Steve Magoffin will be staying with Sussex for another two years after a superb 2014 campaign.
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.
Chris Rushworth came agonisingly close to claiming 10 wickets in an innings as Durham crushed poor Northamptonshire.
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.
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.
Nottinghamshire's last-ball win earned them top spot in Group B and a home quarter-final in the Royal London Cup.
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Yorkshire beat Sussex by nine wickets at Scarborough to move six points clear at the top of the LV= County Championship.
Kane Williamson converted his maiden century for Yorkshire into a fine 189 to put the home side on top against Sussex.
Paul Horton's 114 and Ashwell Prince's unbeaten half-century helped Lancashire make a spirited response to Durham's 340.
Full-on Yorkshire are the pride of the County Championship, says David Lloyd, and deservedly so.