Following last season's relegation, Worcestershire will be looking to their academy to help take them back up.
With a number of players coming in and out, Northamptonshire will be hoping their squad overhaul brings more consistency in performances.
Leicestershire continue to produce a number of talented, young cricketers but their failure to build a winning team makes success unlikely.
Tickets for the ICC Champions Trophy have gone on sale to the public today. It will be played out across three grounds - Cardiff Wales Stadium, The Oval and Edgbaston, where the Final will be played on Sunday 23 June 2013.
Nottinghamshire County Cricketer Stuart Broad has been chosen to be vice-captain for the Test tour of India.
The England and Wales Cricket board confirmed the Twenty20 skipper's selection on Monday.
The Indian Test series starts on November 15th.
England cricketer Ian Bell lit up the scoreboard at the Edgbaston Stadium earlier this morning.
The ashes star raised £15,000 during his testimonial year for Acorns Children's Hospice.
David Strudley, Chief Executive, Acorns Children's Hospice, said: "This was a magnificent effort. It is wonderful to have Ian's support, as it costs £750 a day per child to provide Acorns' services.
England Women have beaten Australia Women by seven wickets in the final group match of the ICC Women's World T20 at Galle International Stadium.
Australia elected to bat first and made 144 for five from their 20 overs. Katherine Brunt set the tone for England allowing the Australian openers just one run off the first over and was later rewarded with the straightforward caught and bowled off Alyssa Healy.
Staffordshire's Danielle Wyatt wrapped up the game with a 63-run partnership. She hit six boundaries on the way to an unbeaten 33 off 17 balls.
By finishing top of group A England Women will play New Zealand in the first semi-final on Thursday at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, at 2.30pm local time.
Derbyshire County Cricket club have secured promotion to the top level of County Championship Cricket thanks to Glamorgan beating nearest rivals Kent by 7 wickets.
If Derbyshire beat Hampshire tomorrow they'll ensure they go up as Champions.
The Warwickshire director of cricket Ashley Giles says his players' determination to win was key in them winning the County Championship title against Worcestershire.
The Bears' victory by an innings and 202 runs made up for the heartbreak of losing out to Lancashire on the final day last season.
It was the county's first title win since 2004.
Warwickshire claimed the eight wickets required to wrap up the one-sided win shortly after lunch.
Only Moeen Ali's 72 provided any resistance to Warwickshire, but when he ran out of partners his spirited defence was brought to an end.
– Ashley Giles, Warwickshire director of cricket
They've worked very hard since November last year, when we were looking for the 1% that would just take us that one step further. It's a nice feeling not to take it down to the wire at the last game like we did last season
Our sports correspondent, Steve Clamp, was at New Road earlier today to see Warwickshire win the County Championship for the first time in eight years.