10 April 2013 Last updated at 14:51

County cricket: 'The lifeblood of the English game'

BBC Sport's Matthew Slater looks at the state of English County Championship cricket as the new season gets under way.

Warwickshire coach Dougie Brown thinks domestic cricket is in a "very strong" shape, but says the "bigger picture" is for counties to provide the England team with better players, which is especially relevant with the Ashes taking place this summer.