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COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION TWO: ROUND 14 PREVIEW

Worcestershire host Leicestershire

Glamorgan v Northamptonshire, Cardiff

Glamorgan

Form: DLWLLWWDDLL 

Previous result: Derbyshire 236 for 9 v Glamorgan – Match drawn, Derby

One to watch: Michael Hogan is the only bowler to have taken 30 or more wickets for Glamorgan this summer, he has 32 at 25.53.

Squad: Michael Hogan*, Jacques Rudolph, Nick Selman, Jack Murphy, Colin Ingram, Kiran Carlson, Chris Cooke, Andrew Salter, Craig Meschede, Marchant de Lange, Carey, Ruaidhri Smith.

Northamptonshire

Form: WLDDWWWLLWW

Previous result: Northamptonshire 426 and 140 for 4 (target: 140); Sussex 172 and 393 (f/o) - Northamptonshire won by six wickets, Northampton

One to watch: Last time out Ben Duckett hit a blistering 193 from 200 deliveries – his third Championship hundred in 2017 - at times dismissing Jofra Archer like few batsmen have managed to this summer.

Squad: Alex Wakely*, Azharullah, Josh Cobb, Ben Duckett, Richard Gleeson, Rob Keogh, Simon Kerrigan, Rory Kleinveldt, Richard Levi, David Murphy†, Rob Newton, Luke Proctor, Ben Sanderson.

Gloucestershire v Kent, Bristol

Gloucestershire

Form: WDDWDDLDWLL

Previous result: Leicestershire 222 and 160; Gloucestershire 368 and 15 for 0 (target: 15) – Gloucestershire won by 10 wickets, Grace Road

One to watch: Last time out Liam Norwell took 10 for 95 in the match as Gloucestershire secured a 10-wicket victory over Leicestershire.

Squad: Phil Mustard*, Bancroft, Dent, Gareth Roderick†, James Bracey, George Hankins, Jack Taylor, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Tom Smith, Josh Shaw, Liam Norwell, Matt Taylor.

Kent

Form: DDDLDWDWWWD

Previous result: Durham 217 and 359 for 7d; Kent 206 and 184 for 9 (target: 371) - Match drawn, Chester-le-Street

One to watch: Sam Northeast scored 45.3% of his team's runs against Durham, he has scored 945 runs at 55.59 this year.

Squad: Sam Northeast*, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Sean Dickson, Joe Denly, Sam Billings, Zak Crawley, Darren Stevens, Calum Haggett, Matt Coles, Adam Milne, James Tredwell, Mitch Claydon, Imran Qayyum, Matt Hunn. 

Sussex v Derbyshire, Hove

Sussex

Form: LWWDWWLWLLW

Previous result: Northamptonshire 426 and 140 for 4 (target: 140); Sussex 172 and 393 (f/o) - Northamptonshire won by six wickets, Northampton

One to watch: In two matches Ollie Robinson has taken 13 wickets at 17.08.

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

Derbyshire

Form: DLLWLDDLLLL

Previous result: Derbyshire 236 for 9 v Glamorgan – Match drawn, Derby

One to watch: Having joined on loan from Middlesex, Harry Podmore is yet to take a wicket for Derbyshire (28.2 overs).

Squad: Billy Godleman*, Luis Reece, Ben Slater, Wayne Madsen, Alex Hughes, Matt Critchley, Harvey Hosein, Callum Brodrick, Tony Palladino, Hardus Viljoen, Will Davis, Hamidullah Qadri, Harry Podmore.

Worcestershire v Leicestershire, New Road

Worcestershire

Form: WWLDDWLLWWWW

Previous result: Nottinghamshire 193 and 275; Worcestershire 243 and 229 for 2 (target: 266) – Worcestershire won by eight wickets, Trent Bridge

One to watch: Captain Daryl Mitchell scored 162 runs in the match - including an unbeaten 139 - and passed 1,000 Championship runs in 2017.

Squad: Joe Leach*, Daryl Mitchell, Brett D’Oliveira, Tom Fell, Joe Clarke, George Rhodes, Ravi Ashwin, Ben Cox, Ed Barnard, Josh Tongue, Pat Brown.

Leicestershire

Form: LDLLLLDDLLD

Previous result: Leicestershire 222 and 160; Gloucestershire 368 and 15 for 0 (target: 15) – Gloucestershire won by 10 wickets, Grace Road

One to watch: Leicestershire's skipper Mark Cosgrove hit 92 and 68 against Gloucestershire. He is averaging above fifty and needs 43 more runs to pass 1,000 this summer.

Squad: Mark Cosgrove*, Aadil Ali, Colin Ackermann, Michael Carberry, Zak Chappell, Harry Dearden, Neil Dexter, Ned Eckersley†, Lewis Hill, Dieter Klein, Clint Mckay, Callum Parkinson, Ben Raine.

 

Division Two table

Team Played Won Lost Drawn Batting Bowling Points
Nottinghamshire 12 7 1 4 39 36 207
Worcestershire 12 7 3 2 37 33 192
Northamptonshire 11 6 3 2 25 30 156
Sussex 11 6 4 1 25 30 156
Kent 11 4 1 6 28 30 152
Gloucestershire 11 3 3 5 21 28 122
Glamorgan 11 2 6 3 19 32 98
Durham 12 3 4 5 31 31 87
Derbyshire 11 1 7 3 27 27 79
Leicestershire 12 0 7 5 29 29 66