County Cricket Round-Up - 24th April
day two, LV=CCD1, Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire at Derby
day two, LV=CCD1, Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street
day one, LV=CCD1, Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton
The match will be the first of only two LV= County Championship matches televised on Sky Sports this season and sees last year’s top two do battle at what should be a sunny Taunton. Somerset haven’t named their side for the match, but it is unlikely to be vastly different from that on show last week at The Oval.
Somerset XI (probable): Marcus Trescothick (captain), Nick Compton, Alviro Petersen, James Hildreth, Craig Kieswetter, Jos Buttler, Peter Trego, Alfonso Thomas, Jamie Overton, George Dockrell, Steven Kirby.
The defending champions have made one change to the side that beat Durham last week, with Keith Barker out due to a side strain and replaced by Oliver Hannon-Dalby. Barker is expected to be out for around six weeks. England have still not made batsmen Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott available despite other internationals being in action, while Boyd Rankin is still not considered match fit.
Warwickshire XI: Varun Chopra, Ian Westwood, William Porterfield, Jim Troughton (captain), Laurie Evans, Tim Ambrose, Rikki Clarke, Chris Woakes, Jeetan Patel, Chris Wright, Oliver Hannon-Dalby.
day two, LV=CCD1, Surrey v Sussex at The Oval
day two, LV=CCD2, Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire at Bristol
day two, LV=CCD2, Hampshire v Worcestershire at Southampton
day two, LV=CCD2, Lancashire v Kent at Old Trafford
day two, MCCU match, Cambridge MCCU v Middlesex at Fenner’s
day two, MCCU match, Leicestershire v Leeds/Bradford MCCU at Grace Road
Weather Forecast: Heavy rain in the north in the morning, with the remainder of the country fairly dry although there is a likelihood of catching a shower virtually anywhere. Temperatures will peak at anywhere between 10 in the north and 18 in the south-east. Winds lighter.
County Cricket News In Brief:
Lancashire’s Jordan Clark has hit six sixes in an over off Yorkshire spinner Gurman Randhawa on the second day of their second eleven Roses Challenge match at Scarborough. It is believed to be the first time that a player on the Lancashire staff has achieved the feat.
Middlesex batsman Chris Rogers has been named in Australia’s Ashes squad. He is therefore likely to be unavailable for much of the season from July onwards for the LV= County Championship Division One leaders. They are understood to have an arrangement with Friends Life t20 overseas player Adam Voges to stand-in for Rogers for at least some of the time.
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