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In the lead up to the 2016 domestic season, ecb.co.uk is running a series of features with all 18 first-class counties. Essex's youngsters are hoping to learn from Alastair Cook when the England Test skipper features for the county early in the season.
West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy has signed to represent Hampshire in this year’s NatWest T20 Blast.
Surrey have further bolstered their bowling attack ahead of the new county season with the signing of West Indian Ravi Rampaul on a two-year deal.
Opening batsman Billy Godleman has replaced Wayne Madsen as Derbyshire's four-day captain. Meanwhile Graeme Welch has signed a two-year contract extension as Derbyshire elite performance director.
The opening day of Leicestershire's 2016 Specsavers County Championship season at the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, will be free of charge for spectators.