Friday 11 April 2014 

Beat The Bookies - County Championship Round Two

Gloucestershire cricketers at Bristol Zoo
Gloucestershire's players headed to the zoo as part of their pre-season - now they prepare to take on Hampshire
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Check out the amazing facts and stats from the archives on the County Championship matches starting on 13th April between the various clubs - if you are looking for a little flutter take a look at some of our pointers to assist your choices!

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Upcoming Fixtures  - 13th-16th April

DIVISION ONE

Middlesex v Nottinghamshire
Northamptonshire v Durham
Somerset v Yorkshire
Warwickshire v Sussex

DIVISION TWO

Essex v Derbyshire
Gloucestershire v Hampshire
Worcestershire v Kent

Warwickshire have not lost a home Championship match to Sussex since 1982, winning 10 and drawing 12 of the 22 matches since.

The seven Championship matches between Northamptonshire and Durham at Northampton have produced four home wins, two draws and one away win.

Middlesex’s last eight home Championship matches against Nottinghamshire have produced one win apiece and six draws.

Gloucestershire’s last eight home Championship matches against Hampshire have produced one win apiece and six draws.

Worcestershire have lost one of their last 13 home Championship matches against Kent, winning five and drawing seven in this time.

Derbyshire’s victory on their last trip to Essex, in 2012, ended a run of 34 away Championship matches at Essex without a win (20 defeats, 14 draws).

The three highest scores of 2013 came in Yorkshire matches. Alex Lees and Andrew Gale hit 275* and 272 v Derbyshire and Notts, whilst Chesney Hughes scored 270* v Yorkshire.

The six highest Championship totals of 2013 were recorded in Div. One. Yorkshire were involved in five of these, scoring 677, 617 and 572 (receiving end of Surrey’s 634 and Durham’s 573).

Hampshire’s Jimmy Adams was the only batsman to hit two double centuries in Championship matches last season, against Worcestershire and Northamptonshire.

Kent recorded two of the three smallest wicket-margin victories in last year’s Championship, beating Gloucestershire and Lancashire by two wickets.

Stats provided by Opta

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