Round 13 of the LV= County Championship kicked off around the country today, with the batsmen enjoying the best of the sunny conditions. There were centuries for both Murray Goodwin and Michael Carberry.
There were wins for Durham, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Glamorgan and Middlesex in the evening's Friends Life t20 matches. Meanwhile, at Cheltenham, Kent and Gloucestershire set up a last day run chase in their LV= County Championship Division Two match.
The LV= County Championship made a return as the Friends Life t20 takes a break before its return in earnest at the weekend. There were good performances today from Mark Footitt, Michael Yardy, Varun Chopra and James Vince
Glamorgan have signed Western Australia fast bowler Michael Hogan on a three-year contract ahead of the start of the 2012 season.
Hogan has a British passport and will join up with Glamorgan's squad in July and comes to Wales following a recommendation from Marcus North.
Glamorgan have signed Australia and New South Wales all-rounder Moises Henriques as their overseas player for the first half of the 2012 season.
Henriques, 25, will cover for compatriot Marcus North, who will now join up with Glamorgan after the birth of his second child.
Glamorgan will put the finishing touches to their preparations for the new county cricket season this month by heading off to southern Spain for a weekâ€™s warm weather training at the prestigious La Manga Club.
The county's entire squad will travel to the award-winning resort in Murcia to be put through their final paces by Australian first-team coach Matthew Mott in readiness for the start of their pre-season fixtures.
Glamorgan Cricket players developed a new fighting spirit in their pre-season preparations â€“ by training with a world champion boxer.
The squad was taken by Coach Matthew Mott from their hi-tech SWALEC Stadium home to the more earthy Welsh Valleys base of Joe Calzaghe.
Glamorgan have signed former Surrey batsman Stewart Walters, the player moving in the opposite direction to Tom Maynard and signing a two-year contract.
He will join up with his new team-mates during a pre-season tour of South Africa. Walters, 27, played for Surrey between 2006 and 2010, captaining the county in 2009.
Glamorgan all-rounder James Allenby has signed a new two-year contract with an option to extend his contract for a further year.
The former Leicestershire player, who scored 1,432 runs and took 53 wickets in all forms of the game last season, is now committed to Glamorgan until the end of the 2012 season.
Glamorgan have appointed former New South Wales coach Matthew Mott as their new head coach as they continue to build ahead of the 2011 season.
Mott, 37, will join forces with new captain Alviro Petersen as Glamorgan aim to improve their performances following a disappointing season in 2010.
Glamorgan have confirmed that Australian batsman Mark Cosgrove will be their second overseas player for the 2011 Twenty20 Cup campaign.
He led the way for the Welsh county with a tally of 952 runs in the 2010 competition and he told the club's official website...