Paul Grayson, the Essex head coach, said English umpires should have called Saeed Ajmal for chucking this season
How will sports like football survive if this madness is allowed to continue?
Players toil all season, but fans don't really get a sense of the scale of effort involved
Though derided and sometimes ridiculed, county cricket still holds the key for the future of the game in England and if all involved believed in it just a little more, it could produce an even greater harvest
Alfonso Thomas's four in four, carelessness from Gloucestershire and a forgetful Graeme Smith all feature in our alternative review of the 2014 county season
Gloucestershire finished their County Championship season on a high and denied Kent the chance of a potential fourth-placed Division Two
As on the first morning, Essex's bowlers tore through Worcestershire, finishing the job they had started two days ago
Hampshire won Division Two with an emphatic 291-run win. They return to Division One after three years away, with each of those years starting with them dubbed favourites
A final curtain of gloom descended on Leicestershire's miserable season when they crumbled to 112 all out to lose by 408 runs against Derbyshire.
Kent face an uphill battle to prevent their sixth defeat of the four-day campaign after Gloucestershire dictated terms on day three in Canterbury