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COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION TWO: ROUND FIVE PREVIEW

Unbeaten Notts host Gloucestershire at Trent Bridge

Derbyshire v Leicestershire, Derby (Thursday)

Derbyshire

Form: LLL

Previous result: Derbyshire 275 and 98; Worcestershire 415 for 9d - Worcestershire won by an innings and 42 runs, Derby

One to watch: Gary Wilson is the only Derbyshire batsman to be averaging above fifty so far this season.

Squad: Billy Godleman*, Luis Reece, Ben Slater, Shiv Thakor, Wayne Madsen, Daryn Smit, Charlie Macdonnell, Jeevan Mendis, Alex Hughes, Gary Wilson, Tom Taylor, Rob Hemmings, Tony Palladino, Alfie Gleadall.

Leicestershire

Form: LLDD

Previous result: Leicestershire 420 and 61 for 2d; Kent 462 for 9d - Match drawn, Grace Road

One to watch: South African Dieter Klein took a four-for on his first appearance of the season.

Squad: Mark Cosgrove*, Colin Ackermann, Zak Chappell, Harry Dearden, Ned Eckersley†, Gavin Griffiths, Lewis Hill, Paul Horton, Dieter Klein, Clint McKay, Mark Pettini, Ben Raine, Rob Sayer.

Did you know?

  • Derbyshire have only lost one of their last 10 home matches against Leicestershire.

Glamorgan v Durham, Swansea

Glamorgan

Form: LLDD

Previous result: Nottinghamshire 448; Glamorgan 187 and 420 for 5d (f/o) – Match drawn, Cardiff

One to watch: Netherlands bowler Timm van der Gugten claimed a five-wicket haul on his return to the side.

Squad: Michael Hogan*, Jacques Rudolph, Nick Selman, Will Bragg, David Lloyd, Colin Ingram, Chris Cooke†, Aneurin Donald, Kiran Carlson, Andrew Salter, Marchant De Lange, Lukas Carey, Timm van der Gugten. 

Durham

Form: LDL

Previous result: Durham 287 and 204; Sussex 668 – Sussex won by an innings and 177 runs, Hove

One to watch: South African opener Stephen Cook has struggled for form so far scoring 111 runs at 18.50.

Squad: Paul Collingwood*, Keaton Jennings, Stephen Cook, Cameron Steel, Graham Clark, Paul Coughlin, Ryan Pringle, Stuart Poynter†, James Weighell, Chris Rushworth, Barry McCarthy, George Harding, Gavin Main.

Did you know?

  • Glamorgan are unbeaten in their last 10 fixtures against Durham (W8 D2), but the two sides have not met since 2004.

Kent v Sussex, Tunbridge Wells

Kent

Form: WWWD

Previous result: Leicestershire 420 and 61 for 2d; Kent 462 for 9d - Match drawn, Grace Road

One to watch: Your weekly Darren Stevens update: 396 runs at 66; 24 wickets at 12.92.

Squad: Sam Northeast*, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Sean Dickson, Joe Denly, Joe Weatherley, Will Gidman, Darren Stevens, Adam Rouse†, James Harris, James Tredwell, Matt Coles, Matt Hunn. 

Sussex

Form: LLW

Previous result: Durham 287 and 204; Sussex 668 – Sussex won by an innings and 177 runs, Hove

One to watch: On his return from injury, Luke Wells hit a career-best 258 as Sussex handed Durham a heavy defeat.

Squad: Luke Wright*, Jofra Archer, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Michael Burgess†, Harry Finch, Chris Jordan, Steve Magoffin, Chris Nash, Delray Rawlins, Vernon Philander, Stiaan van Zyl, Luke Wells, David Wiese.

Did you know?

  • Out of seven innings this summer, Darren Stevens has reached fifty five times, hitting one century.

Northamptonshire v Worcestershire

Northamptonshire

Form: WWL

Previous result: Worcestershire 188 and 153; Northamptonshire 157 and 164 (185), - Worcestershire won by 20 runs, New Road

One to watch: Ben Sanderson - who took 55 wickets last season - has 10 wickets at 13.20 in two matches.

Squad: Alex Wakley*, Azharullah, Nathan Buck, Josh Cobb, Steven Crook, Ben Duckett, Max Holden, Rob Keogh, Rory Kleinveldt, Richard Levi, Adam Rossington†, Ben Sanderson, Graeme White. 

Worcestershire

Form: WWW

Previous result: Derbyshire 275 and 98; Worcestershire 415 for 9d, Worcestershire won by an innings and 42 runs, Derby

One to watch: Brett D'Oliveira hit 150 and shared a 243-run opening stand with Daryl Mitchell (120) last time out.

Squad: Joe Leach*, Daryl Mitchell, Brett D’Oliveira, Tom Fell, Joe Clarke, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Ben Cox†, Ed Barnard, Josh Tongue, Jack Shantry, Nathan Lyon, Ben Twohig.

Did you know?

  • Worcestershire have own five County Championship matches in a row, and four in a row against Northamptonshire.

Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire, Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire

Form: WWWD

Previous result: Nottinghamshire 448; Glamorgan 187 and 420 for 5d (f/o) – Match drawn, Cardiff

One to watch: Jake Libby hit his first century of the Championship summer as Notts drew with Glamorgan.

Squad: Chris Read*†, Brendan Taylor, Jake Libby, Cheteshwar Pujara, Steven Mullaney, Stuart Broad, Riki Wessels, Harry Gurney, Luke Wood, Luke Fletcher, Samit Patel, Brett Hutton, Michael Lumb.

Gloucestershire

Form: LWD

Previous result: Gloucestershire 303 and 320; Durham 419 and 85 for 4 (target: 205) – Match drawn, Bristol

One to watch: Last time out Will Tavare hit fifty in both innings against Durham while Chris Dent scored 59 and 101 in the match.

Squad: Phil Mustard*, Cameron Bancroft, Chris Dent, Will Tavare, Graeme van Buuren, George Hankins, Jack Taylor, Matt Taylor, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Craig Miles, Chris Liddle, Ollie Currill.

Did you know?

  • Notts are undefeated this season, winning three.

Division Two table

Team Played Won Lost Drawn Batting Bowling Points
Nottinghamshire 4 3 0 1 15 12 80
Kent 4 3 0 1 12 12 77
Worcestershire 3 3 0 0 10 9 67
Northamptonshire 3 2 1 0 6 9 47
Gloucestershire 3 1 1 1 6 7 34
Sussex 3 1 2 0 7 9 32
Glamorgan 4 0 2 2 6 11 27
Leicestershire 4 0 2 2 13 10 17
Derbyshire 3 0 3 0 4 9 13
Durham 3 0 2 1 6 7 -30