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Kent have named Robin Baker White, the current High Sheriff of Kent, as next year's president. Baker White, 63, is a direct descendant of William De Chair Baker - the first secretary of the modern county club who served from 1870 to 1875.

Durham are to part company with their chief executive, Alan Wright, at the end of the month. Wright, a former BBC radio presenter, is two-thirds of the way through a three-year contract, but is leaving to take up a similar post "somewhere in the North-east".