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Middlesex are hosting Yorkshire at Lord's on Tuesday, both teams currently sit second and third in the First Division. Middlesex have not lost an LV= County Championship home match against Yorkshire since April 1987, a nine match unbeaten run of four wins and five draws.
Durham have hosted Warwickshire 11 times in the LV= County Championship, winning on seven of those occasions, with two draws and two defeats. They are currently unbeaten in the last eight games, with six wins and two drawn.
Lancashire are unbeaten in their last seven LV= County Championship trips to Essex, winning four times with three draws completing the record in this run. Lancashire’s Karl Brown has been dismissed bowled five times in the LV= County Championship this season, more than any other player from any team.
The last six visits of Glamorgan to Kent have seen the home team win the toss on each occasion. Glamorgan have won one of these matches, losing twice with three draws.
The last seven Championship meetings between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire at Trent Bridge have produced three wins apiece with one draw. Derbyshire are currently residing at the bottom of the first division, having lost four of their six games, drawing two.
Warwickshire last week recorded the second highest innings total of the season (631/9d v Surrey). In 2012 the three highest Division One totals belonged to the champions.
David Balcombe produced the best 2012 Division Two figures in an innings in the corresponding fixture between Hampshire and Gloucestershire. He took 8-71 but still lost by 33 runs.
Chris Jordan of top of the table Sussex has conceded the most extras in this season’s LV= County Championship. He has delivered 22 no balls and seven wides.
Darren Stevens of bottom of the second division Leicestershire has the highest strike rate of batsmen to have faced at least 250 balls in the LV= County Championship, scoring his 433 runs at a rate of 84.9 per 100 balls.
Division One Fixtures this week:
Middlesex v Yorkshire – Lord's
Sussex v Surrey – Arundel Castle
Durham v Warwickshire – Emirates Durham ICG
Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire – Trent Bridge
Division Two Fixtures this week:
Leicestershire v Northamptonshire – Grace Road
Hampshire v Gloustershire – Ageas Bowl
Kent v Glamorgan – The Spitfire Ground
Essex v Lancashire – The Essex County Ground
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