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COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION TWO: ROUND TEN PREVIEW

Gloucestershire host Glamorgan at Cheltenham

Derbyshire v Durham, Chesterfield

Derbyshire

Form: WLDDLLL

Previous result: Derbyshire 288 and 160; Glamorgan 237 and 172 – Derbyshire won by 39 runs, Cardiff

One to watch: 16-year-old Hamidullah Qadri claimed a five-for on his first-class debut – taking 6 for 76 in the match - bowling Derbyshire their first win since July 2015.

Squad: Billy Godleman*, Luis Reece, Ben Slater, Wayne Madsen, Alex Hughes, Gary Wilson, Daryn Smit, Matt Critchley, Tom Taylor, Tom Milnes, Gurjit Sandhu, Tony Palladino, Hamidullah Qadri, Imran Tahir.

Durham

Form: DWLLLDL

Previous result: Durham 197; Worcestershire 367 – Match drawn, Chester-le-Street

One to watch: With 753 runs this summer – averaging 62.75 – Paul Collingwood is leading from the front with the bat for Durham.

Squad: Paul Collingwood*, Cameron Steel, Michael Richardson, Jack Burnham, Graham Clark, Ryan Pringle, Paul Coughlin, Stuart Poynter†, Matthew Potts, Usman Arshad, Barry McCarthy, Chris Rushworth, George Harding.

Gloucestershire v Glamorgan, Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

Form: DDLDWL

Previous result: Sussex 358 for 9d and 142 for 1d; Gloucestershire 150 for 1d and 212 for 6 – Match drawn, Hove

One to watch: After scoring a century followed by back-to-back fifties in April, Will Tavare has not hit a half-century since.

Squad: Phil Mustard*, Cameron Bancroft, Chris Dent, George Hankins, Chris Miles, Liam Norwell, Kieran Noema-Barnett, David Payne, Gareth Roderick†, Will Tavare, Jack Taylor,  Graeme van Buuren.

Glamorgan

Form: LLLWDDLL

Previous result: Derbyshire 288 and 160; Glamorgan 237 and 172 – Derbyshire won by 39 runs

One to watch: Skipper Michael Hogan has taken 24 wickets at 26.75 this summer.

Squad: Michael Hogan*, Lukas Carey, Chris Cooke, Tom Cullen, Marchant de Lange, Aneurin Donald, Colin Ingram, David Lloyd, Owen Morgan, Jacques Rudolph, Andrew Salter, Nick Selman, Timm van der Gugten, Graham Wagg.

Kent v Northamptonshire, Beckenham

Kent

Form: DLDWDWWW

Previous result: Kent 180 and 265; Nottinghamshire 371 – Match drawn, Trent Bridge

One to watch: Daniel Bell-Drummond would have been hoping for a brighter start to the season, the opener is averaging 27.86 and is yet to register a ton.

Squad: Sam Northeast*, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Sam Billings, Mitch Claydon, Matt Coles, Joe Denly, Sean Dickson, Will Gidman, Adam Rouse†, Yasir Shah, James Tredwell.

Northamptonshire

Form: WWWLLWW

Previous result: Northamptonshire 261 and 289 for 7d; Leicestershire 157 and 391 – Northants won by two runs, Northampton

One to watch: Leading the way with 33 wickets is Nathan Buck, those coming at an average of 16.67.

Squad: Alex Wakely*, Azharullah, Nathan Buck, Steven Crook, Josh Cobb, Ben Duckett†, Richard Gleeson, Max Holden, Chesney Hughes, Rob Keogh, Rory Kleinveldt, Rob Newton, Adam Rossington†, Ben Sanderson, Atif Sheikh, Graeme White.

Sussex v Leicestershire, Arundel (Wednesday 5th)

Sussex

Form: DWWLWLL

Previous result: Sussex 358 for 9d and 142 for 1d; Gloucestershire 150 for 1d and 212 for 6 – Match drawn, Hove

One to watch: There was a first Championship hundred of the summer for Luke Wright who hit 118 against Gloucestershire.

Squad: Ben Brown*, Chris Nash, Luke Wells, Stiaan van Zyl, Luke Wright, Chris Jordan, David Wiese, Jofra Archer, Danny Briggs, Abi Sakande, Will Beer.

Leicestershire

Form: LLLDDDLL

Previous result: Northamptonshire 261 and 289 for 7d; Leicestershire 157 and 391 – Northants won by two runs, Northampton

One to watch: Surrey batsman Arun Harinath has been brought in on a one-month loan. The opener scored 31 runs in the match against Northants, Leicestershire will be hoping for a heavier load of top-order runs moving forward.

Squad: (To follow)

 

Division Two table

Team Played Won Lost Drawn Batting Bowling Points
Nottinghamshire 9 5 0 4 33 27 160
Worcestershire 8 5 2 1 27 22 134
Kent 8 4 1 3 19 23 121
Northamptonshire 7 5 2 0 13 21 114
Sussex 7 3 3 1 17 18 88
Glamorgan 8 2 4 2 17 23 82
Derbyshire 7 1 4 2 15 19 60
Gloucestershire 6 1 2 3 9 13 53
Leicestershire 8 0 5 3 21 19 39
Durham 8 1 4 3 18 21 22