England skipper Alastair Cook hits 127 as Essex bat out a draw on the final day against Surrey at The Oval.
Pakistan left-arm seamer Junaid Khan will return to Lancashire this season as an overseas limited-overs signing.
Yorkshire register their first Championship win of the term after polishing off Northants on the final morning at Headingley.
Essex head coach Paul Grayson says big-hitting batsman Jesse Ryder could prove to be a "box office" signing.
Paul Farbrace is close to being named England's new assistant coach after quitting his role as boss of Sri Lanka.
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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