England and Lancashire bowler James Anderson believes the 5-0 Ashes whitewash by Australia will be a "wake-up call".
Middlesex bowler Ollie Rayner is called into the England Lions squad for the tour of Sri Lanka, replacing Simon Kerrigan.
Veteran bowler Gary Keedy has joined Nottinghamshire as player-spin coach and assistant physio.
Veteran Glen Chapple will lead Lancashire as captain on their return to Division One of the County Championship.
Durham will start the defence of their County Championship title with an away game against Northants on 13 April next year.
Veteran Lancashire captain Glen Chapple says he is planning to go into coaching after his playing career ends.
Lancashire head coach Peter Moores wants a strong character to replace Simon Katich as the county's overseas player.
Lancashire head coach Peter Moores agrees a new deal keeping him at the club until 2015.
England bowler James Anderson signs a new deal with Lancashire which keeps him at the Division Two champions until 2015.
England spinner Simon Kerrigan is among 15 Lancashire players to agree new contracts with the Division Two champions.
Lancashire director of cricket Mike Watkinson says Simon Katich could return as their overseas player.
Jos Buttler says his long-term ambition is to become England's first-choice Test wicketkeeper after joining Lancashire.
Lancashire sign England limited-overs wicketkeeper Jos Buttler following the 23-year-old's departure from Somerset.
Somerset confirm that Lancashire target Jos Buttler, England's one-day wicketkeeper, is to leave Taunton.
Lancashire are in talks to sign England one-day wicketkeeper Jos Buttler after deciding to release Gareth Cross.
Darren Stevens hits a magnificent double century to inspires his team to victory over Lancashire at Canterbury.
Ashwell Prince makes his second century of the match to set the Division Two champions on course to beat Kent.
BBC commentators select and give the lowdown on county cricket's best XI of 2013
Former England batsman Rob Key hits his fifth County Championship century of the summer to keep pace with Lancashire.
Ashwell Prince hits an unbeaten 134 as Lancashire make 269-8 on the opening day against Kent at Canterbury.
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On the first day of the new county cricket season, former England captain Alec Stewart looks at the summer ahead
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