The first round of matches in England’s County Championship have reached their conclusion at the beginning of what is always a long, hard slog of a season for all concerned.
Already, a number of individuals have been enormously impressive with bat and ball, making superb starts to what they hope will be a successful year in county cricket.
In recognition of their efforts, how would an XI made up of the best players from the opening round of County Championship matches stack up?
Who would open the batting and the bowling, and who would make up the middle order?
Read on for a best XI from the first week of matches.