County Cricket Round-Up - 18th May
Group C, YB40, Glamorgan v Gloucestershire at Cardiff (1245)
The home side are boosted by the return of injury-prone paceman Simon Jones for his first game of the season. Jones replaces Mike Reed in a 13-man squad.
Glamorgan squad: Marcus North (captain), Will Bragg, Mark Wallace, Chris Cooke, Murray Goodwin, Jim Allenby, Ben Wright, Graham Wagg, Dean Cosker, Michael Hogan, Simon Jones, Will Owen, John Glover.
James Fuller and Liam Norwell are included in the Gloucestershire squad after recovering from injuries - the latter after taking nine wickets in the two-day win over Cambridge MCCU. Will Gidman continues to miss out due to an ankle problem, while Gareth Roderick is again preferred to Cameron Herring behind the stumps.
Gloucestershire squad: Michael Klinger (captain), Hamish Marshall, Chris Dent, Alex Gidman, Benny Howell, Ian Cockbain, Gareth Roderick, Ed Young, James Fuller, David Payne, Liam Norwell, Jack Taylor, Graeme McCarter.
Group C, YB40, Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton (1245)
Middlesex have a couple of absentees as the aim for back-to-back away wins over Somerset. Toby Roland-Jones misses out with a sore ankle, while Josh Davey is away with Scotland. Tim Murtagh, Adam Rossington, Corey Collymore and James Harris are all included in a 13-man squad.
Middlesex squad: Neil Dexter (captain), Joe Denly, Paul Stirling, Chris Rogers, Dawid Malan, Gareth Berg, John Simpson, James Harris, Tim Murtagh, Tom Smith, Corey Collymore, Ollie Rayner, Adam Rossington.
Group C, YB40, Unicorns v Yorkshire at Chesterfield (1245)
Yorkshire have lost both of their opening games and desperately need a win. They have rested Tim Bresnan, with Will Rhodes again included in a 12-man squad.
Yorkshire squad: Andrew Gale (captain), Adam Lyth, Phil Jaques, Gary Ballance, Adil Rashid, Andrew Hodd, Richard Pyrah, Will Rhodes, Liam Plunkett, Ryan Sidebottom, Moin Ashraf, Steven Patterson.
Weather Forecast: Tomorrow will be a much better day. There is a possibility of some light rain for only the south coast, with the rest of the country alternating between patchy cloud and sunshine. Temperatures will be higher and peak at between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius.
County Cricket News In Brief:
Durham limited-overs captain Dale Benkenstein is set to miss a large chunk of the season because he will have to undergo surgery on a shoulder injury. Mark Stoneman has been appointed captain in his absence.
Somerset have signed Dean Elgar as a replacement overseas player for Alviro Petersen. Petersen was called up to South Africa’s ICC Champions Trophy squad as a replacement for the injured Graeme Smith and will miss a month of the season. Elgar will join Somerset for the game on 28th May against Yorkshire and will remain with the club until Petersen’s return at the end of June.
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