County Championship Week 15 - Statistical Round up
At the end of the 14th week, Middlesex and Essex managed to extend their lead at the top of the points table in Division One and Division two respectively. Ahead of the 15th week in the championship, here is a statistical round up.
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Durham v Warwickshire
Against Durham, Warwickshire won four out of their last five matches, with the defeat coming in the most recent match. In Durham, prior to this game, Warwickshire have six consecutive wins. At home, Durham have not been defeated in six consecutive games till now. Keaton Jennings of Durham was the first to reach 1000 runs in the county championship in the ongoing season
Somerset v Hampshire
Between Somerset and Hampshire, eight of the last 11 games gave been drawn fixtures. In their last 10 visits to Somerset, Hampshire have not seen a loss. Prior to this fixture, Somerset have just one defeat from 14 games. Marcus Trescothick of Somerset will complete 1000 runs in this year in the county championship with 58 more runs.
Surrey v Lancashire
Against Lancashire, Surrey have now gone six matches without a win. Similarly, Surrey have not lost a home game against Lancashire in the last 10 encounters, registering five wins and as many draws. Surrey have not tasted defeat at The Oval since September 2014. During this period, they have won five games and drawn seven.
Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire
Against Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire have now gone eight games without a loss. In Scarborough, these two sides have played each other 12 times previously. Out of those games, Nottinghamshire has just one win. In their last 22 games at home, Yorkshire have just one loss with 15 wins and six draws to their name. Yorkshire’s Andy Hodd needs 29 more runs to scale the 3000-mark in first-class cricket.
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Glamorgan v Sussex
Against Glamorgan, Sussex are unbeaten in the last five games with two wins and three draws. In their last 16 visits to Cardiff, Sussex have only one victory. That win came in the most recent visit in April 2010. Out of their last six games, Glamorgan have just one loss. Ed Joyce of Sussex will complete the 1000-run mark this season with 45 more runs in the championship.
Gloucestershire v Kent
Against Gloucestershire, Kent are unbeaten in three games now. In their last five games in Bristol against Kent, Gloucestershire have only one loss. That defeat came in the most recent clash between the two sides. Kent have just one loss in their last 15 games, which came against Essex. Gloucestershire’s Jack Taylor has 18 sixes in this season, the most by any batsman.
Leicestershire v Essex
In the last four games between Leicestershire and Essex, each team has won the alternate game, with Leicestershire claiming a win in the most recent fixture in June this year. In Leicester, Essex have gone unbeaten in eight games now while also winning their last three. In their last eight away matches, Essex have just one defeat. Graham Napier of Essex is the first bowler in this season to take 50 wickets in the county championships.
Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Against Northamptonshire, Worcestershire have now won back to back matches. In this century, Worcestershire now have the opportunity to win back to back away games in Northamptonshire for the first time. Northamptonshire have lost only one game in their last nine encounters. However, that defeat was against Worcestershire.
Stats from Opta
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