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COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE: ROUND 14 PREVIEW

Surrey host Yorkshire at The Oval

Middlesex v Hampshire, Uxbridge

Middlesex

Form: DDLWLWLDDDD

Previous result: Yorkshire 358; Middlesex 272 for 8d - Match drawn, Headingley

One to watch: Australian Adam Voges tops Middlesex's batting averages with 55.83 but is yet to register a hundred this summer.

Squad: James Franklin*, Tom Barber, Nick Compton, Stephen Eskinazi, Steven Finn, James Harris, Tom Helm, Ryan Higgins, Max Holden, Ollie Rayner, Sam Robson, John Simpson†, Adam Voges.

Hampshire

Form: DDDDLWWLDDW

Previous result: Surrey 200 and 280 for 4; Hampshire 290 - Match drawn, Ageas Bowl

One to watch: With the Test summer coming to a close, Mason Crane is available for Hampshire's remaining fixtures, the spinner has taken 16 Championship wickets at 40.31.

Squad: James Vince*, Calvin Dickinson, Mason Crane, Jimmy Adams, Gareth berg, Ian Holland, Tom Alsop, Joe Weatherley, Brad Wheal, Fidel Edwareds, Kyle Abbot.

Somerset v Lancashire, Taunton

Somerset

Form: WLDWDLDLDLL

Previous result: Somerset 282 and 265 for 4d; Warwickshire 146 and 232 (target: 402) – Somerset won by 169 runs, Edgbaston

One to watch: The evergreen Marcus Trescothick hit his 65th first-class hundred as Somerset defeated Warwickshire. Captain Tom Abell’s form is also on an upward curve with knocks of 82 and 51.

Squad: Tom Abell*, Marcus Trescothick, Eddie Byrom, George Bartlett, James Hildreth, Steve Davies, Peter Trego, Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Dom Bess, Jack Leach, Paul van Meekeren, Tim Groenewald.

Lancashire

Form: DWDDWWLDWDD

Previous result: Lancashire 290; Essex 202 for 8d - Match draw, Old Trafford

One to watch: With the Ashes on the horizon, Haseeb Hameed has begun to rediscover his 2016 form. The opener dug in against Essex as allies fell by the wayside, scoring 88 from 250 in the first innings.

Squad: Steven Croft*, Tom Bailey, Shiv Chanderpaul, Jordan Clark, Alex Davies†, Haseeb Hameed, Kyle Jarvis, Toby Lester, Liam Livingstone, Ryan McLaren, Matthew Parkinson, Stephen Parry, Dane Vilas.

Surrey v Yorkshire, The Oval

Surrey

Form: DDDDDLDDDDW

Previous result: Surrey 200 and 280 for 4; Hampshire 290 - Match drawn, Ageas Bowl

One to watch: Having made his debut against Middlesex, Ryan Patel registered his maiden first-class fifty (81) against Hampshire last week. In the same match Ollie Pope hit his maiden first-class century.

Squad: Gareth Batty*, Rory Burns, Rikki Clarke, Sam Curran, Jade Dernbach, Ben Foakes†, Stuart Meaker, Ryan Patel, Ollie Pope, Kumar Sangakkara, Mark Stoneman, Freddie van den Bergh, Amar Virdi.

Yorkshire

Form: DLLDLWWDDWL

Previous result: Yorkshire 358; Middlesex 272 for 8d - Match drawn, Headingley

One to watch: After having his third England spell cut short by a fractured digit, Gary Ballance is back playing Championship cricket for Yorkshire.

Squad: Gary Ballance*, Tim Bresnan, Jack Brooks, Kyle Carver, Ben Coad, Andrew Hodd†, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Jack Leaning, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Shaun Marsh, Steven Patterson, Azeem Rafiq, Jack Shutt, Ryan Sidebottom.

Warwickshire v Essex, Edgbaston

Warwickshire

Form: LLWLDLLDDLL

Previous result: Somerset 282 and 265 for 4d; Warwickshire 146 and 232 (target: 402) – Somerset won by 169 runs, Edgbaston

One to watch: Warwickshire will be hoping for more runs from Dom Sibley, he has averaged 17.50 in six innings since joining from Surrey.

Squad: Jonathan Trott*, Keith Barker, Ian Bell, Henry Brookes, Sam Hain, Matthew Lamb, Alex Mellor†, Jeetan Patel, Dom Sibley, Ryan Sidebottom, Sunny Singh, Chris Woakes, Chris Wright.

Essex

Form: DWWWWWDWDWD

Previous result: Lancashire 290; Essex 202 for 8d - Match draw, Old Trafford

One to watch: After a hit-and-miss opening to his Test career, Tom Westley returns to Essex averaging 53.11 in the Championship.

Squad: Ryan ten Doeschate*, James Foster†, Ravi Bopara, Nick Browne, Varun Chopra, Sam Cook, Simon Harmer, Dan Lawrence, Jamie Porter, Neil Wagner, Paul Walter, Tom Westley, Adam Wheater.

 

Division One table

Team Played Won Lost Drawn Batting Bowling Points
Essex 11 7 0 4 23 31 186
Lancashire 11 4 1 6 27 29 150
Hampshire 11 3 2 6 22 27 127
Surrey 11 1 1 9 37 26 124
Yorkshire 11 3 4 4 18 28 114
Middlesex 11 2 3 6 26 28 114
Somerset 11 2 5 4 18 31 101
Warwickshire 11 1 7 3 17 23 71