Former England Test captain Alastair Cook is available for Essex's three opening County Championship games of the season.
Glamorgan cricketer Mark Wallace pays a personal tribute to John Derrick, the former club player and coach who died aged 54.
James Vince and George Bailey are to share the Hampshire captaincy in the coming season.
Lancashire coach Glen Chapple says his squad is well balanced for the County Championship following winter signings.
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Derbyshire abandon their regular pre-season tour to sunnier climes and opt to stay closer to home to hone their skills.
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