Beat The Bookies - County Championship Round Three
Continuing our series on facts and stats on the upcoming series of matches in the LV= County Championship, we highlight some of the statistical history behind the head to head matches which may give you a pointer as to who may win the latest contests and give you the chance to beat the bookies at their own game!
Durham are unbeaten in their last 11 home Championship matches against Somerset, winning three and drawing eight.
Round Three fixtures - 20th-24th April
Durham v Somerset
Lancashire v Warwickshire
Yorkshire v Northamptonshire
Derbyshire v Hampshire
Glamorgan v Gloucestershire
Kent v Leicestershire
Surrey v Essex
Yorkshire have won four and drawn two of their last six home Championship matches against Northamptonshire.
Warwickshire’s victory in their last visit to Lancashire, in April 2012, ended a run of eight Championship trips to the Red Rose County without a win (five draws and three defeats).
Ashwell Prince’s century against Nottinghamshire was his third in his last four Championship innings, having hit a pair of tons in Lancashire’s final match of 2013, against Kent.
Essex have won three and drawn one of their last five Championship visits to The Kia Oval.
Glamorgan have won their last four home Championship matches against Gloucestershire, having drawn the preceding four.
Derbyshire’s victory in their last home Championship match against Hampshire in September 2012 was their first in seven attempts in this fixture (lost five, drawn one).
Kent have not lost any of their last six home Championship matches against Leicestershire, winning two and drawing four.
Leicestershire have not won any of their last 24 away Championship matches, last triumphing on the road in their final game of 2010, at Northamptonshire.
In 2013 Glamorgan had just three larger Championship partnerships than the unbroken 156 put on by Gareth Rees and Will Bragg in the victory against Surrey last week.
Facts and stats supplied by Opta
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