Essex will open their County Championship title defence with a tough trip to Yorkshire, the team they succeeded as champions.
Middlesex and Lions seamer Tom Helm insists he is not getting his hopes up of an England call this winter.
Somerset will remain in County Championship Division One after Middlesex lost their appeal against a points deduction.
Somerset are prepared for a legal battle should Middlesex win their appeal against relegation from the County Championship.
The ECB has confirmed it has begun to consider Middlesex's appeal against a two-point deduction which saw them relegated.
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Middlesex are to appeal to the England and Wales Cricket Board following their relegation from the County Championship.
2016 champions Middlesex have been relegated from the County Championship, with Somerset and Hampshire surviving.
Lord's is set for the largest single development in its 203-year history.
Champions Essex ended the season unbeaten after smashing Yorkshire, as Somerset, Hampshire and Middlesex fight for survival.
Somerset have put themselves in a strong position to claim the win they need to stay in County Championship Division One after day two at Taunton.
Somerset reduced Middlesex to 18-3 after they were bowled out for 236 on day one of their must-win Division One clash.
England bowler Toby Roland-Jones has suffered a stress fracture in his lower
back and will miss the rest of the domestic season.
Steve Finn swelled Middlesex's hopes of avoiding relegation by taking 8-79 in a 36-run win over Lancashire at Lord's.
Rory Kleinveldt bagged 9-65 for Northants in the Championship, while Surrey's Kumar Sangakkara scored yet another century.
England seamer Toby Roland-Jones was unable to take the field in Middlesex's County Championship clash against Lancashire.
Rikki Clarke took a career-best 7-55 but Somerset still managed to score 269 against Surrey thanks to Steven Davies' 86.
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Warwickshire were relegated to County Championship Division Two as Somerset beat Lancashire to boost their own survival bid
Somerset are closing in on a crucial victory in their fight for County Championship Division One survival.
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