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Paul Best was the pick of England's attack with 2 for 23

County news

Best forced to retire after back injuries

Paul Best, the Warwickshire slow left-arm spinner, has been forced to retire after an injury-plagued two years. He travelled to the club's pre-season tour to the Caribbean but decided his body was not up to professional sport.

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Jim Troughton kisses the trophy after Warwickshire's Championship win

County news

Troughton back at Edgbaston

Jim Troughton, the former Warwickshire captain who was forced to retire through injury last season, will return to Edgbaston this summer as fielding coach.

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The rain clouds gather over Edgbaston

County news

Warwickshire annouce rise in profit

Warwickshire have revealed a second successive year of financial growth with a profit of £230,000 declared for the year ending September 2014, a rise from £5,000 for the previous 12 months.

Varun Chopra kisses the NatWest Blast trophy

England's T20 future

Birmingham experiment in the balance

After 132 years, Warwickshire were suddenly known in Twenty20 cricket as the Birmingham Bears. Tim Wigmore reflects whether one of county cricket's most unusual moves has been a success

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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.

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William Porterfield essays a cover drive

Ireland news

Porterfield leaves Ireland tour

Will Porterfield, the Ireland captain, has withdrawn from his side's tour of Australia and New Zealand for personal reasons. He flew back to the UK on Thursday.

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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