Yorkshire's title-winning openers Adam Lyth and Alex Lees have claimed the top honours at the Cricket Writers' Club Awards.
Somerset have appointed Matthew Maynard as their new Director of Cricket.
South Africa have recalled Vernon Philander to their squad for their ODI series against New Zealand and Australia.
Hampshire have signed Australia paceman Jackson Bird and Pakistani all-rounder Yasir Arafat for the 2015 season.
Nottinghamshire star James Taylor admits he was relieved to be recalled to the England squad.
Hampshire fast bowler David Balcombe has joined Surrey on a two-year contract.
Australian coach Darren Lehmann has confirmed Mitchell Johnson will play in the series against Pakistan in the UAE.
A review of Friday's action in the LV=County Championship as Lancashire dropped into Division Two.
Duncan Fletcher will continue to lead India through the World Cup with Ravi Shastri retaining his role as team director.
England star Ravi Bopara has signed a new one-year contract at Essex.