Essex seamer Jamie Porter withdraws from the England Lions squad for the tour to Australia with a stress fracture in his back.
Worcestershire wicketkeeper Ben Cox becomes the 11th player in 2017 to agree a new contract with the Division Two champions.
Worcestershire all-rounder Alex Hepburn signs a new one-year contract with the Division Two champions.
Worcestershire captain Joe Leach signs a new three-year contract with the County Championship Division Two winners.
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