Worcestershire County Cricket Club have confirmed director of cricket Steve Rhodes has left the club with immediate effect.
Worcestershire's Alex Hepburn has been charged with two counts of rape following an investigation by West Mercia Police.
Essex will open their County Championship title defence with a tough trip to Yorkshire, the team they succeeded as champions.
Worcestershire bowler Josh Tongue is eager to make an impression with the England Lions squad in Australia this winter.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali has committed his future to Worcestershire by signing a new five-year deal with the club.
Worcestershire wicketkeeper Ben Cox has committed himself to the county by signing a new four-year contract at New Road.
Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes has been named England Under-19s interim head coach.
Worcestershire captain Joe Leach has been rewarded for leading the county to promotion with a new three-year contract.
Middlesex - we think - and Warwickshire suffer Championship relegation, while there is triple joy for Nottinghamshire…
Worcestershire have been promoted back to the County Championship after a two-year absence.
Nottinghamshire's hopes of promotion from County Championship Division Two are in the balance as Sussex dominate day two at Hove.
Joe Clarke helped Worcestershire overcome a stuttering start as they look to secure promotion to County Championship Division One.
George Rhodes has committed to Worcestershire until the end of the 2019 season after penning a new two-year deal.
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.
Essex edged closer to the County Championship title after making a strong start to their match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Chris Read's final game for Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge ended in defeat, while Warwickshire edged closer to relegation.
Haseeb Hameed missed out on a first Championship hundred of 2017, while Notts' unbeaten run is in jeopardy at Trent Bridge.
England quick Mark Wood shone to rally Durham against Kent on his return to County Championship action from a heel injury.
Ben Duckett creamed 193 for Northants in the County Championship but rain blighted much of day one elsewhere.
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