Saturday 24 May 2014 

Beat The Bookies - County Championship Week Eight

Headingley hosts the first four-day Roses clash since 2011
Headingley hosts the first four-day Roses clash since 2011
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Middlesex are the latest team to top the LV= County Championship table and ahead of the latest round of  fixtures, check out the key statistics and important trends.

LV= County Championship Division One

Round 8 Fixtures

Division One

Middlesex v Sussex

Nottinghamshire v Durham

Warwickshire v Somerset

Yorkshire v Lancashire

Division Two

Derbyshire v Gloucestershire

Essex v Surrey

Glamorgan v Leicestershire

Kent v Worcestershire

Durham have won their last three Championship games against Nottinghamshire despite losing the toss on each occasion.

Odds:Nottinghamshire 4/7, Durham 11/8

Against Warwickshire, Somerset have won the toss eight times in a row; those matches have produced two draws and three wins for either side.

Odds: Warwickshire 4/5, Somerset 1/1

Yorkshire and Lancashire meet in a four-day game for the first time since 2011, but 11 of the last 14 matches have ended as a draw. Lancashire have won the other three, including their previous meeting.

Odds:Yorkshire 8/15, Lancashire 6/4

Middlesex 4/5, Sussex 1/1

LV = County Championship Division Two

In the last eight games between Derbyshire and Gloucestershire, there have been four draws and two wins apiece.

Odds: Derbyshire 10/11, Gloucestershire 10/11

Monty Panesar has taken 107 Championship wickets since the start of the 2012 season. Jeetan Patel (118) and Simon Kerrigan (112) are the only two spinners to beat that mark.

Odds: Essex 10/11, Surrey 10/11

Glamorgan 4/6, Leicestershire 6/4

Kent 6/4, Worcestershire 8/15

Stats from Opta, odds from bet365

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