In part one of ESPNcricinfo's awards for the 2013 county season, George Dobell hails Durham's local influence
Moeen Ali, the Worcestershire batsman, has been named as Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA) Player of the Year for 2013
In part two of ESPNcricinfo's awards for the 2013 county season, George Dobell looks at some alternative categories
From the introduction of Luis Reece to the continuing success of Glen Chapple, Peter Moores showed he is Lancashire's cricket whisperer
That and other gleanings from this year's County Championship
Jos Buttler, England's one-day wicketkeeper-batsman, has his sights set on Test cricket after sacrificing a settled life with Somerset to move to Lancashire.
Victory at Lord's turned an average season into a good one - but looking forward there must be cause for concern over Nottinghamshire's four-day form
Will Smith could take over the Hampshire captaincy after signing a two-year deal at the Ageas Bowl following his controversial release by county champions Durham.
The county career of Phil Jaques, the former Australia batsman, appears to have come to an end after Yorkshire decided to not renew his contract.
Ben Stokes, the Durham and England allrounder, has capped an impressive season by winning the Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year award
Kent's season may have been disappointing on paper but there were positive signs that the club is becoming more inclusive
The pundits favourite for the Championship, Warwickshire produced only in fits and starts but did find some success stories in 2013
Monty Panesar's troubled season has ended with another disciplinary issue after he was handed a suspended County Championship ban
Staying in Division One proved a step too far for Derbyshire and some players face an important winter to ensure they are ready for another promotion push
If this match is seen as a shootout for the England No. 6 slot in Brisbane, Gary Ballance can begin whitening his pads for the Gabba
Chris Nash led the way with 108 as Sussex beat champions Durham by six wickets to secure third place and £87,000 prize money in the LV= County Championship
Glamorgan rounded off the County Championship season with a convincing eight-wicket win over Gloucestershire on the final day of their Division Two encounter at Cardiff.
Darren Stevens hit a sumptuous unbeaten 205 to edge Kent over the line for a two-wicket Championship win and condemn champions Lancashire to their first defeat of the campaign
Somerset may have avoided relegation, but they have been unable to retain the services of their outstanding young England wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler
Durham's Championship title, their third in six seasons, will be rightly celebrated but already tough decisions are needing to be made with money tight for 2014
Relegated Derbyshire may have to leave their home of the last 142 years and move to a new ground outside Derby if they are not to face a long-term future in Division Two, according to chairman Chris Grant
Matt Coles finished with match figures of 10 for 154 as Hampshire crushed Essex by an innings and 31 runs soon after lunch on the third day at the Ageas Bowl
Derbyshire were able to begin planning for next season when their relegation to Division Two was confirmed on the stroke of noon
It was probably to be expected that Northamptonshire would suffer something of a hangover - literal or metaphorical - on the third day of this game
Nottinghamshire and Somerset continued to make the most of batsmen-friendly conditions after learning that their Division One status had already been preserved for another season