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Durham will open the defence of their LV= County Championship Division One title against newly-promoted Northamptonshire at the County Ground on Sunday April 13.
Will Gidman hopes to be able to contribute in all forms of cricket for Gloucestershire next year after having ankle surgery.
Glamorgan have confirmed they will not be offering former England paceman Simon Jones a contract for the 2014 season.
All-rounder Benny Howell has committed his future to Gloucestershire by signing an extended contract until the end of the 2015 season.
Gloucestershire keeper Gareth Roderick has signed a new contract which keeps him at the club until 2016.
Gloucestershire have awarded Will Tavare, the nephew of former England batsman Chris, with a one-year contract following an impressive season in the county's Second XI.
Glamorgan ended their season on a high, defeating LV= County Championship season Division Two rivals Gloucestershire by eight wickets in Cardiff.
The third day of Glamorgan's Division Two match with Gloucestershire at Cardiff ended without a ball being bowled due to rain.
Honours were almost completely even at stumps on day two of Glamorgan's LV= County Championship Division Two clash with Gloucestershire at Cardiff.
Seamer Michael Hogan claimed his 100th wicket of the season as Glamorgan restricted Gloucestershire on the opening day of their LV= County Championship match at Cardiff.
Gloucestershire have signed spinner Tom Smith from Middlesex on a three-year deal.
The draw has been made for next season's new-look domestic 50-over competition.
Lancashire secured the County Championship Division Two title on Friday as they took nine points from their drawn match against Gloucestershire at Bristol.
Lancashire inched closer to claiming the LV= County Championship Division Two title outright after declaring on 310-8 on day three of their rain-interrupted clash with Gloucestershire at Bristol.
Luke Procter hit his maiden first class century as Lancashire fought back strongly on day two of the LV=County Championship match with Gloucestershire at Bristol.
Lancashire were reduced to 33-2 in the 10 overs possible on the opening day of their County Championship fixture against Gloucestershire at Bristol.
Fast bowlers Craig Miles and Liam Norwell and batsmen Hamish Marshall and Ian Cockbain have signed new contracts with Gloucestershire.
Will Gidman had Gloucestershire members reaching for the record books after batting and bowling his side to victory by an innings and 138 runs inside three days in a one-sided LV= County Championship contest against Leicestershire at Bristol.
Will Gidman again proved himself a thorn in Leicestershire sides as Gloucestershire moved into a dominant position on the second day of the County Championship match at Bristol.
All-rounder Will Gidman returned career-best bowling figures as Gloucestershire assumed the upper hand on the opening day of their County Championship Division Two match against Leicestershire at Bristol.