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Northamptonshire have appointed Ray Payne as their permanent chief executive after he took on the role on an interim basis following David Smith's departure last November.
Having established themselves as one of the best limited-overs sides in the country, Hampshire have set their sights on proving their mettle in the four-day game in 2015.
Jack Shantry may take some shifting from the top of the first-class bowling averages after starting the season with figures of 18-10-18-5 at The Parks in Oxford.
Somerset have given Alfonso Thomas permission to take up a short-term coaching role at Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Daredevils while he continues his rehabilitation from a broken ankle.