At the end of the 17th week, Middlesex continue to lead the Division One points table but their lead has been cut down to four points. In Division Two, Essex have also strengthened their position at the top and enjoy a 24-point lead over the second placed Kent. Ahead of the 18th week, it is the time for a statistical round-up.
England and Australia have increased their hold on their respective positions in the International Cricket Council One-Day International Team Rankings after comprehensive wins against Pakistan and Sri Lanka respectively.
Beaumont Grounds Maintenance has been seeing an increase in artificial surfaces, in particular with schools. This has led to them expanding their machinery fleet with a Redexim Verti-Top 1200 from Charterhouse Turf Machinery.
A major attraction at Saltex 2016 will now be Learning Live, the all-encompassing education programme, which has just been announced to appear at the show on the 2nd and 3rd November at The NEC, Birmingham.
The Australian selectors have called up the pace bowling trio of Daniel Worrall, Joe Mennie and Chris Tremain for the upcoming ODI series in South Africa after opting to rest Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.