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Lancashire have appointed Tom Smith as captain, with Glen Chapple stepping down to concentrate on a player-coach role.
Promising Yorkshire duo Jack Leaning and Will Rhodes have become the latest players to sign new deals with the club.
Australian-born Netherlands international batsman Tom Cooper is set for his first taste of county cricket after signing for Somerset for the duration of the 2015 season.
Experienced New Zealand all-rounder James Franklin has signed on a two-year deal for Middlesex, who hope he will be able to feature for them as a non-overseas player through his Irish ancestry.