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Chris Read has signed a new two-year deal with Nottinghamshire but has stepped down from captaining the limited-overs sides.
Worcestershire have tied down promising duo Joe Leach and Charlie Morris to new deals at New Road. Leach has signed up for another year while Morris' stay has been extended until 2015.
ECB has announced the winners of the third annual County Cricket Journalism Awards which recognise outstanding contributions towards the coverage of domestic cricket during the County season.
Northamptonshire have announced that Australia paceman Jackson Bird will play 10 LV= County Championship fixtures and seven Friends Life t20 matches for the county during the 2014 campaign.