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COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION TWO: ROUND 11 PREVIEW

Derbyshire host Notts

Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire, Derby

Derbyshire

Form: LWLDDLLL

Previous result: Derbyshire 368 and 214; Durham 301 and 285 for 4 (target: 282) – Durham won by six wickets, Chesterfield

One to watch: Despite losing to Durham, Imran Tahir took 7 for 201 and will need to bowl more of the same if they are to beat top of the table Notts.

Squad: Billy Godleman*, Luis Reece, Ben Slater, Wayne Madsen, Alex Hughes, Gary Wilson, Harvey Hosein, Tom Taylor, Tom Milnes, Tony Palladino, Hardus Viljoen, Ben Cotton.

Nottinghamshire

Form: DWDDWDWW

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

One to watch: Alex Hales hit his highest Championship score of the year (85) last time out. He smashed 101 from 47 balls as Notts chased down 224 in their T20 fixture against Yorkshire.

Squad: (To follow)

Hales has hit three white-ball hundreds for Notts this summer, but is yet to reach three figures in the Championship

Leicestershire v Durham, Chester-le-Street

Leicestershire

Form: LLLDDDLL

Previous result: Sussex 262 and 443 for 6d; Leicestershire 281 and 193 (target: 425) – Sussex won by 231 runs, Arundel

One to watch: Australian Clint McKay finished with match figures of 6 for 121 in their loss against Sussex, the bowling all-rounder has a batting average of 27.73.

Squad: (To follow)

Durham

Form: WDWLLLDL

Previous result: Derbyshire 368 and 214; Durham 301 and 285 for 4 (target: 282) – Durham won by six wickets, Chesterfield

One to watch: Jack Burnham narrowly missed out on his first century of the Summer, finishing on 93*. His average of 37.8 is climbing.

Squad: (To follow)

Burnham hit an unbeaten 93 last time out

Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire, Northampton

Northamptonshire

Form: DWWWLLWW

Previous result: Kent 701 for 7d and 184 for 3d; Northamptonshire 568 – Match drawn, Beckenham

One to watch: England hopeful Ben Duckett scored his second century of the summer, 105, against Kent, falling seven short of his season best.

Squad: (To follow)

Gloucestershire

Form: DWDDLDWL

Previous result: Gloucestershire 383 and 286 for 4d; Worcestershire 300 for 9d and 155 for 5 (target: 370) – Match drawn, Cheltenham

One to watch: Medium pace bowler Liam Norwell took match figures of 8 for 55 in Gloucestershire's thrashing of Glamorgan and his average of 18.79 will take some beating.

Squad: Phil Mustard*, Chris Dent, Will Tavare, Gareth Roderick†, George Hankins, Jack Taylor, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Chris Miles, David Payne, Liam Norwell, Josh Shaw, George Drissell.

Duckett has hit two Championship centuries this season, he finished with four in 2016

Worcestershire v Sussex, New Road

Worcestershire

Form: DDWLLWWWW

Previous result: Gloucestershire 383 and 286 for 4d; Worcestershire 300 for 9d and 155 for 5 (target: 370) – Match drawn, Cheltenham

One to watch: Joe Clarke’s 93* against Gloucestershire meant that he was seven runs short of his third Championship hundred this summer, he is averaging 52.58.

Squad: (To follow)

Sussex

Form: WDWWLWLL

Previous result: Sussex 262 and 443 for 6d; Leicestershire 281 and 193 (target: 425) – Sussex won by 231 runs, Arundel

One to watch: South African batsman Stiaan van Zyl’s 166 not out was his best score of the summer, contributing to his average of 54. His bowling average of 41.67 could do with some work however.

Squad: Ben Brown*, Chris Jordan, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, George Garton, Jofra Archer, Harry Finch, Angus Robson, David Wiese, Stiaan van Zyl, Chris Nash, Laurie Evans, Stuart Whittingham, Ollie Robinson, Luke Wells.

Clarke smashed 124 not out from 53 balls in Worcestershire's T20 win over Durham

Division Two table

Team Played Won Lost Drawn Batting Bowling Points
Nottinghamshire 9 5 0 4 33 27 160
Worcestershire 9 5 2 2 30 25 145
Kent 9 4 1 4 24 24 132
Northamptonshire 8 5 2 1 17 21 123
Sussex 8 4 3 1 19 21 109
Glamorgan 9 2 5 2 17 26 85
Gloucestershire 8 2 2 4 13 19 84
Derbyshire 8 1 5 2 19 22 67
Durham 9 2 4 3 21 24 44
Leicestershire 9 0 6 3 23 22 44