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COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION TWO: ROUND EIGHT PREVIEW

Worcestershire host Kent at New Road

Durham v Glamorgan, Chester-le-Street

Durham

Form: LLLDL

Previous result: Durham 448 and 271 for 6d; Kent 236 and 343 for 9 (target: 484) – Match drawn, Canterbury

One to watch: He may have turned 41 last month but Paul Collingwood is still churning out runs. He has scored 636 this summer and scored 120 and 51 not out in the draw against Kent.

Squad: Paul Collingwood*, Stephen Cook, Cameron Steel, Jack Burnham, Michael Richardson, Graham Clark, Ryan Pringle, Paul Coughlin, Stuart Poynter†, Matty Potts, James Weighell, Barry McCarthy, Chris Rushworth, George Harding.

Glamorgan

Form: LWDDLL

Previous result: Worcestershire 267 and 129; Glamorgan 381 and 18 for 1 (target: 16) – Glamorgan won by nine wickets

One to watch: South Africa Jacques Rudolph register his first Championship ton of the summer in Glamorgan’s nine-wicket victory over Worcestershire.

Squad: Michael Hogan*, Lukas Carey, Tom Cullen, Marchant de Lange, Aneurin Donald, Colin Ingram, David Lloyd, Owen Morgan, Jack Murphy, Jacques Rudolph, Andrew Salter, Nick Selman, Graham Wagg.

Did you know? 

Glamorgan are unbeaten in their last 11 matches (W9, D2) against Durham and have only lost once on the road (W4, D2).

Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire, Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire

Form: DDWDWW

Previous result: Gloucestershire 303 and 254 for 5; Nottinghamshire 535 for 8d – Match drawn, Bristol

One to watch: Samit Patel is in fine form with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 257 against Gloucestershire. He also notched 66 against Somerset and 122 not out in a record chase to see Notts reach the One-Day Cup final.

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

Leicestershire

Form: LDDDLL

Previous result:Leicestershire 340 and 175; Sussex 284 and 234 for 5 (target: 232) – Sussex won by five wickets

One to watch: In the reverse fixture Ben Raine took career-best innings figures of 6 for 66.

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

Did you know? 

•  Notts are unbeaten in seven matches this season (W4, D3), they only won one game in the 2016 season.

Worcestershire v Kent, New Road

Worcestershire

Form: LLWWWW

Previous result: Worcestershire 267 and 129; Glamorgan 381 and 18 for 1 (target: 16) – Glamorgan won by nine wickets

One to watch: Last time out 19-year-old Josh Tongue took 6 for 97, his best first-class figures.

Squad: Joe Leach*, Moeen Ali, Ed Barnard, Joe Clarke, Ben Cox†, Brett D’Oliveira, John Hastings, Daryl Mitchell, George Rhodes, Josh Tongue, Ross Whiteley.

Kent

Form: DWDWWW

Previous result: Durham 448 and 271 for 6d; Kent 236 and 343 for 9 (target: 484) – Match drawn, Canterbury

One to watch: After scores of 109 and 72* against Durham, Sam Northeast is well on his way to 1,000 runs in the season.

Squad: Sam Northeast*, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Mitch Claydon, Matt Coles, Joe Denly, Sean Dickson, Will Gidman, Matt Hunn, Adam Rouse†, Yasir Shah, Darren Stevens, Joe Weatherley.

Did you know? 

•  Kent have only been defeated twice in their last 25 fixtures (W10, W13).

 

Division Two table

Team Played Won Lost Drawn Batting Bowling Points
Nottinghamshire 7 4 0 3 24 21 124
Kent 6 4 0 2 17 17 108
Worcestershire 6 4 2 0 20 16 100
Northamptonshire 6 4 2 0 11 18 93
Sussex 6 3 3 0 13 18 79
Glamorgan 6 2 2 2 14 17 73
Gloucestershire 5 1 2 2 9 10 45
Derbyshire 6 0 4 2 13 16 39
Leicestershire 6 0 3 3 21 14 34
Durham 6 0 4 2 13 16 -9