Worcestershire stand-in captain Jack Leach is urging the club's fans to turn New Road yellow on 1st July in support of batsman Tom Fell and first-team scorer Dawn Pugh who have both been battling cancer.
At the end of week seven, Lancashire moved to the top of Division One while Essex have managed to hold on to their lead at the top of Division Two. With the next week's fixtures all set to get underway, let's have a look at the key statistics.
Graeme Welch has, as expected, been appointed as the new Elite Cricket Performance Director at Derbyshire. As a result, Worcestershire seamer Alan Richardson has been tempted into retirement to fill the vacant position at Edgbaston.