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The rain clouds gather over Edgbaston

England news

Edgbaston, Old Trafford get Ashes Tests

Warwickshire and Old Trafford are the big winners from the latest allocation of major matches with both counties allocated an Ashes Test in 2019.

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Yorkshire spray the champagne after winning the County Championship

County news

Yorkshire begin defence at New Road

Yorkshire will begin the defence of their County Championship title at New Road in 2015 as Worcestershire face the toughest of starts to life back in Division One.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tom Westley reverse-sweeps on his way to a hundred

England news

Four county batsmen head to Sri Lanka

England will send four players from the Performance Programme to Sri Lanka either side of Christmas in the latest example of their desire to expose their young cricketers to Asian conditions.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jos Buttler sparkled late in Somerset's innings

County news

County ins and outs 2015

ESPNcricinfo keeps tabs on the movement between counties ahead of the 2014 season

Jeetan Patel celebrates one of his two wickets

Warwickshire v Durham, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Patel completes immense season

Jeetan Patel once again emphasised that he must be one of the best-value overseas players around as Warwickshire finished runners-up with a three-day victory against Durham

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Keith Barker removed James Hildreth for 98

Warwickshire v Durham, Edgbaston, 1st day

Barker five begins Bears revenge act

Keith Barker maintained his stranglehold on Durham as Warwickshire got over their Royal London one-day cup final hangover by dismissing their Lord's conquerors for 201 in the Championship at Edgbaston

Gareth Breese signed off his Durham career in the best way

Durham v Warwickshire, Royal London Cup final, Lord's

Breese provides another Durham 'fairytale'

Gareth Breese struck the winning runs in what is likely to be his final appearance for the club, earning Durham their fifth major trophy since 2007. It was no surprise that the word "fairytale" cropped up