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A county game to savour

Critics of county cricket ignore its importance to the England team and its relevance throughout the country - there is much to celebrate and admire

Jim Troughton kisses the trophy after Warwickshire's Championship win

Salute the messenger

In a year of great performances, let's not forget the brave efforts of Tony Palladino in outing fixing in county cricket

Rain, Bears and tears

There was joy and silverware for Warwickshire, Hampshire and Derbyshire at the end of a watery season that was also tinged with sadness. George Dobell hands out his awards