day two, LV=CCD2, Worcestershire v Glamorgan at New Road
Group A, YB40, Netherlands v Warwickshire at Amstelveen (1145 GMT start)
Group A, YB40, Nottinghamshire v Sussex at Trent Bridge (1610 BST start)
day one, Tour Match, Gloucestershire v Australia A at Bristol
Weather Forecast: After an overcast start, the sun should shine through, with only isolated showers expected mainly in the east. Temperatures will peak at between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius.
County Cricket News In Brief:
Middlesex have agreed to a loan left-arm spinner Tom Smith to Gloucestershire. The 25 year-old will be available for all of Gloucestershire’s matches until the end of July. Smith has never been a regular in Middlesex’s Championship side and has been told that he is also unlikely to feature in the Friends Life t20 for the Panthers, who will use Adam Voges as a second spinner if needed. Smith will bolster Gloucestershire’s spin attack, which is currently led by 17 year-old Miles Hammond owing to an injury for Ed Young and the suspension of Jack Taylor.
Durham head coach Geoff Cook has been taken to hospital in the county with a suspected heart attack. The 61 year-old was taken ill this morning and the club has said that its thoughts are with him, his wife Judith and his family.
Sussex have signed 20 year-old seam bowler Matthew Hobden on a junior professional contract until the end of 2014. Hobden has been part of the club’s Academy for some time and also represented Cardiff MCCU earlier this year.
Derbyshire have signed South Africa all-rounder Albie Morkel to complete their overseas line-up in this season’s Friends Life t20. Morkel will be available for the first nine of Derbyshire’s group games and joins Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
Middlesex have announced that their inaugural ‘Inclusion Day’, held at Lord’s during the recent Championship match against Yorkshire was a success. In an expansion of the ‘Schools’ Day’ initiatives of past seasons, the club invited almost 300 disabled children from various schools to the ground not only to watch the match but also to get involved with various activities with a view to getting them involved in the different Middlesex disability squads.
David Hussey has agreed that his overseas stint with Nottinghamshire will be until the end of the season now that his international career with Australia appears to be over. Hussey was originally scheduled to depart in August, but will now make his 2013 Notts debut tomorrow, before captaining them in the Friends Life and playing in any other matches through until season’s end in September.
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