Friday 16 May 2014 

Beat The Bookies - County Championship Week Seven

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Do you like being known as ‘statto’ at the cricket club? Well check out the latest facts and stats for the next round of County Championship matches and impress your friends and team-mates or simply have aflutter and try and beat the bookies!

Upcoming fixtures

Division One

Northamptonshire v  Middlesex

Somerset v Durham

Division Two

Gloucestershire v Kent

Leicestershire v Hampshire

Worcestershire v  Essex

Northamptonshire are unbeaten in their last six Championship matches against Middlesex (won four, drawn two).

Sam Robson has hit 445 runs at an average of 53.2 this season – during April and May last season he averaged 81.5.

Odds: Middlesex 4/9, Northamptonshire 7/4

10 of the last 13 Championship matches between Somerset and Durham have been drawn (Somerset two wins, Durham one).

In 16 Championship innings against Durham, Nick Compton has scored 1,120 runs at an average of 93.3.

Somerset 8/11, Durham 11/10

The last 15 Championship matches between Leicestershire and Hampshire at Grace Road have produced 11 draws and two wins apiece.

Hampshire are unbeaten in their last nine Championship matches. They last went 10 matches in a row without defeat in 2008-2009.

James Vince has scored 1,064 runs in his last 15 Championship innings, at an average of 106.4.

Hampshire 2/5, Leicestershire 2/1

At Cheltenham last season Kent recorded their fourth highest successful fourth innings run chase (411-8). They went on to record their third highest later in the season, against Lancashire.

Kent 4/6, Gloucestershire 6/5

Essex’s win at Chelmsford last season ended a run of eight Championship games against Worcestershire without a win (lost five, drawn three).

Reece Topley recorded the best 2013 Championship figures by an Essex bowler in his team’s win against Worcestershire at Chelmsford – he took 11 for 85 from 37.2 overs.

Worcestershire 8/11, Essex 11/10

LV= County Championship latest table

Stats from Opta, odds from bet365

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