Glamorgan captain Michael Hogan is demanding a much better Championship showing, after finishing seventh in Division Two in 2017.
Cricket Ireland has arranged two inter-squad training matches in the build up to next month's Test against Pakistan.
Matt Renshaw has backed Australia team-mate Cameron Bancroft to return stronger from his nine-month ban for his part in the ball-tampering scandal.
Glamorgan have appointed wicketkeeper-batsman Chris Cooke as their new vice-captain for the 2018 season.
Former England captain Charlotte Edwards has been named Hampshire's new director of women's cricket.
Cardiff University student Kiran Carlson saved Glamorgan blushes with a battling 69 not out to allow the county to declare 32 runs behind Cardiff MCCU.
Glamorgan seamer Lukas Carey turned in their most impressive figures of 4-39 as Cardiff MCCU battled to 249 all out in their three-day friendly.
Surrey have signed South Africa batsman Dean Elgar as an overseas player for the first two months of the season.
Ireland women's team will play Bangladesh at Malahide on 29 June as part of a T20 double-header with the men facing India later in the day.