Paul Farbrace is confirmed as England's new assistant coach to Peter Moores after quitting as Sri Lanka head coach.
England skipper Alastair Cook hits 127 as Essex bat out a draw on the final day against Surrey at The Oval.
Nick Compton reminds England of his skills with 115 not out as Somerset reach 246-4 before agreeing a draw with Durham.
Peter Moores' last game as Lancashire coach ends in a draw with Warwickshire after bad light cuts short the final day.
Yorkshire register their first Championship win of the term after polishing off Northants on the final morning at Headingley.
Glamorgan hold out for a draw against Gloucestershire, despite Will Gidman taking 6-50 for the visitors at Cardiff.
Jimmy Adams' 84 takes him past 10,000 first-class runs as Hampshire play out a draw with Derbyshire.
Daniel Bell-Drummond and Darren Stevens help Kent survive a final-day slump to draw with Leicestershire at Canterbury.
Pakistan left-arm seamer Junaid Khan will return to Lancashire this season as an overseas limited-overs signing.
Essex head coach Paul Grayson says big-hitting batsman Jesse Ryder could prove to be a "box office" signing.
Essex sign New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder to play in all formats for the 2014 season, pending a visa application.
Ed Joyce says Ireland will never have a better chance of beating world champions Sri Lanka than when they meet next month.
Mark Robinson being overlooked for a coaching position with England is Sussex's gain, says bowler Chris Jordan.
England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow is disappointed he will not get to team up with Kevin Pietersen again in the England side.
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