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ESPNcricinfo wins county coverage award

ESPNcricinfo's expanded coverage of English county cricket has been recognised by the ECB after it was named online publication of the year

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Surrey release Hamilton-Brown

Rory Hamilton-Brown's departure from Surrey has been confirmed after the county announced he has been released from the remainder of his contract

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Compton named PCA Player of the Year

Nick Compton's good week continued when he was named the NatWest PCA Player of the Year

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Mahmood let go by Lancashire

Lancashire have released former England faster bowler Saj Mahmood after ten years at the club

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Northamptonshire release Vaas

Northamptonshire have decided not to renew Chaminda Vaas' contract for 2013, citing the 38-year-old's troubles with fitness last season

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Jon Batty announces retirement

Jon Batty, the Gloucestershire and former Surrey wicketkeeper, has announced his retirement from professional cricket

Leicestershire v Gloucestershire, Grace Road, 4th day

White holds nerve in narrow win

Leicestershire ended the season on a high, beating Gloucestershire by two wickets in a dramatic finish to the Division Two game at Grace Road

Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Barker battles Bears to draw

Chris Woakes' defiant 80 ensured Warwickshire warmed up for their bid to complete a double by holding off a late Nottinghamshire charge and claiming a draw in the final match of their campaign.