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The Beast from the East stops play

The County Championship gets underway in just over a month's time, but it's two-sweater weather around the shires at present ...

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30dIvo Tennant

Sam Northeast signs for Hampshire

Sam Northeast, who was given permission to speak to other counties last month by Kent, has joined Hampshire on a long-term contract

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40dGeorge Dobell

Hampshire set for coveted Ashes Test

The ECB are shortly due to confirm the major match allocations for 2020-2024 which will also include the host venues for the new T20 tournament

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56dGeorge Dobell

Bailey vacillating over Hampshire return

Hampshire are involved in delicate negotiations with their Championship captain as he hesitates over his two-year deal with the county

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168dESPNcricinfo staff

County ins and outs 2017-18

Keep up to date with all the movements around the counties during the off-season as preparations are made for the 2018 season

County Championship Round-up: Somerset survive, Middlesex drop (2:24)
County Championship Round-up: Final-day drama awaits (2:06)
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173dJon Culley at Edgbaston

Has the Bell tolled for Hampshire?

Ian Bell has had a dispiriting season which led him to resign the Warwickshire captaincy and privately wonder about his future but his return to form might lead to Hampshire's relegation

County Championship round-up: Hampshire slip towards drop (1:46)
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174dJon Culley at Edgbaston

Hampshire collapse leaves relegation looming

Twenty wickets fell in a day to show how impressive Dom Sibley's unbeaten 92 was with Hampshire left with a tough task to stay in Division One unless Middlesex help them out

County Championship Round-up: Yorkshire secure safety (1:24)
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Who needs what to stay stay safe and earn promotion

The final round of the County Championship is upon us. The title is already safety in Essex's hands, but there are still crucial issues to be resolved around promotion and relegation

County Championship Round-up: Essex's stunning comeback (1:29)
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178dGeorge Dobell

Carberry in, McKay out at Leicestershire

Michael Carberry has signed a two-year deal with Leicestershire, while Clint McKay has been released as overseas player after three seasons at the club

County Championship round-up: Finn eases Middlesex fears (1:33)

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