Glamorgan captain Michael Hogan wants his players to concentrate on the game rather than the venue, as his team pay a rare Championship visit to Lord's.
England batsman Alastair Cook says he understands the proposed 100-ball competition but that Test and first-class cricket should be "protected".
Warwickshire's Australian fast bowler Ryan Sidebottom says helping his side to an innings victory with his first 10-wicket County Championship match haul is something that he will cherish.
A proposed new 100-ball competition will be aimed "at mums and kids during the summer holidays", says England director of cricket Andrew Strauss.
Warwickshire's late-flowering Australian fast bowling discovery Ryan Sidebottom claimed a career-best 6-35 at Wantage Road as they dominated the first day against Northamptonshire.
Leicestershire head coach Paul Nixon has enlisted the help of the Special Air Service to try to improve fortunes.
Former England batsman Ed Smith is set to become the new national selector.
Glamorgan have signed Australia batsman Usman Khawaja for the T20 Blast.
Middlesex laid down a marker in Division Two with a 160-run win over Northamptonshire at Lord's.
South Africa opener Aiden Markram says his short-term stint at Durham in 2018 is not just about personal development.