More developments from the counties:
Sajid Mahmood and Chaminda Vaas released by Lancs and Northants;
Alex Gidman steps down as Gloucs skipper (no surprise, they finished bottom of Div 2);
Jon Batty retires after 18 seasons, the last three at Gloucs. Useful keeper-batsman (quite a boring batsman though) who in another era probably would've got a go for England.