Durham was the last county to be given first-class status and admitted to the County Championship, and the appointment of Ben Stokes as England’s captain means that once again, every county has provided a captain for the Test team.

Offhand I can’t think which has supplied most, though what used to be known as “Lords influence” suggests the answer may be Middlesex. Durham had already provided a white-ball England captain in the utterly admirable Paul Collingwood and fielded a former England Test skipper Ian Botham in the evening of his remarkable career.