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Essex have signed Middlesex spinner Ravi Patel on loan and will be available for the club's next two LV= County Championship matches.
Hampshire have recalled spin bowling all-rounder Liam Dawson from his loan spell with Essex.
Gloucestershire captain Ian Cockbain has been ruled out of action for at least five weeks after suffering a broken wrist in a net session.
Kent have handed batsman a Sean Dickson a contract after impressing on trial for the second XI.