Former England pace spearhead Darren Gough is backing Yorkshire to win a third consecutive County Championship Division One title later this summer, but expects them to be be pushed hard by their rivals.
At the end of the first week of the County Championship, Nottinghamshire and Essex topped Division One and Division Two respectively after being the only two teams to claim a win in the first round. With the second week all set to get underway, do check out the key statistics.
Yorkshire will begin their bid for a hat-trick of County Championhip titles at home to Hampshire on 17th April after the England and Wales Cricket Board revealed the full domestic calendar for 2016 earlier today.
Northamptonshire are one of three teams trying to join Birmingham and Worcestershire in the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals but captain Alex Wakely says their focus is not just concentrated on the shortest format of the game.